March 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Krupa, Skrebels and Cardy discuss our unexpected new lunchtime obsession, the beguiling weirdness of Annihilation, the weirdly beguiling Love, and a discussion of the words in a Swedish folk song. And forget Keyword Countdown, because this week you’ve got ‘Bottom or Wrestler’ to enjoy. It’s more innocent than it sounds. IGN UK Podcast #426: Love Annihilation (right click to save) Subscribe to IGN’s Podcast Series And don’t forget you can check out all the previous episodes on iTunes. And why not subscribe while you’re there? Couldn’t hurt, could it? Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

March 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Oddworld Inhabitants is teasing a reveal for March 20 that looks like it might just be related to their Abe’s Exoddus remake, Oddworld: Soulstorm. Soulstorm was announced back in 2016 with an expected 2017 release date. It follows on from 2014’s New n’ Tasty, which was a remake of the original 1997 title, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee. The teaser is only a brief seven seconds long, but going through it frame-by-frame reveals some gorgeous concept art (including a piece for the Soulstorm brewery) as well as the words “explore his origins”. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

March 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Earlier this week, the family of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking confirmed that he had passed away at his Cambridge home, aged 76. EVE Online players are paying tribute by lighting beacons across the game’s interstellar expanse. Reddit user kairiola suggested that New Eden’s pilots light up cynosural beacons as a form of memorial. The beacons are used to open jump bridges for warp speed travel, emitting a brilliant light. The sight of one would usually have nearby players’ hackles up, possibly denoting the imminent arrival of someone looking for a spot of ship-to-ship combat. But in this instance, they served as…

March 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Far Cry 5 will ship with microtransactions, albeit only for cosmetic items. Ubisoft PR confirmed the news to GameSpot, saying that the microtransactions will be available in the game’s single-player, co-op and head-to-head multiplayer modes. Players can opt to speed up their progression with microtransactions, but Ubisoft has confirmed that they will not affect actual gameplay. Further, Far Cry 5 Executive Producer Dan Hay confirmed that the game’s single-player campaign will be fully playable offline. An internet connection will still be necessary for the games multiplayer modes, including the feature-filled Arcade mode, which offers an absurdly detailed map editor. Continue…

March 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A hidden use for the Nintendo Switch HD Rumble system has been found in Kirby Star Allies. Warning: Spoilers follow for Kirby Star Allies As shown in this video from GameXplain, the secret stage that unlocks after beating the game contains a switch that plays the Green Greens theme… via the Switch controller. It appears that the game utilizes the haptic motors in the Joy-Con/Pro Controller to recreate the famous Kirby melody. It is unclear whether this has been utilized before on the Nintendo Switch, but it may be that future Nintendo games make use of the idea. Continue reading…Powered…

March 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dota 2’s International is moving to Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, and tickets go on sale next week. There are two types of tickets, the Midweek ticket and and the Finals ticket, for $125 and $250 respectively. The event runs from August 20 to August 25. The Midweek ticket grants access for the first four days, August 20 to August 23, with the Finals ticket letting fans attend for the last two days. Tickets go on sale March 23. and you can grab them here. The International is an annual eSports tournament hosted by Valve that sees teams compete to…

March 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The newest iteration of Lara Croft’s origin story, Tomb Raider, borrows heavily from the 2013 video game reboot but severely deviates from its story, characters, and, surprisingly, Lara. In the movie, Lara embarks on her first adventure in search of her missing father. She uncovers the secrets of Yamatai, Himiko, and learns more about her family. Below are seven of the biggest changes that were made when the new Tomb Raider made the transition from video game to movie. Warning! Complete spoilers for Tomb Raider (2013) and Tomb Raider (2018) follow. Lara largely grew up without her father in the…

March 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Warning: This article contains spoilers for recent episodes of Arrow! Not everyone needs superhuman powers to stay competitive in the DC Universe. For a select few, it’s enough simply to be very smart and very good at martial arts. And if there’s anyone who can give Batman a run for his money in that department, it’s Richard Dragon. With Dragon playing a pivotal role in Arrow: Season 6 lately (in the form of Kirk Acevedo’s Ricardo “The Dragon” Diaz), we figured now would be a good time to break down the character’s comic book history and how a benevolent teacher…

March 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

There are few things quite as satisfying as the feeling of popping a ratman’s head like a grape with a giant war hammer. Or cutting that head clean off with an ax, or possibly unloading a full revolver clip into it, or just burning the whole thing to a crisp. The truth is, just about every one of the multitude of ways Warhammer Vermintide 2 gives you and your co-op team to kill your enemies is punchy, powerful, and a whole lot of fun. Vermintide 2 (and its predecessor) wears its Left 4 Dead inspiration on its sleeve, but it’s…