August 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Monster Hunter: World initially seemed destined to be one of those game of the year candidates that, due to a January release, would be forgotten about when all the lists rolled around 12 months later. Thankfully, the promised PC port has finally appeared, and it’s set to reignite that discussion. When it first arrived on Xbox One and PS4, I wrote: “World takes a dramatic leap into a look, feel, and size that feels truly new, simultaneously staying true to the series’ ideals by maintaining the addictive loop of combat, intimidating monsters and meaningful upgrades that fans love. The sheer…

August 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A commercially successful, Nintendo-exclusive, retro JRPG from Square Enix is something few would have predicted before Octopath Traveler sprang into being, but it may not be the last of its kind. Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki was at a Square Enix earnings conference today and tweeted that Square had a lot to say about Octopath Traveler. The biggest news from the conference is that Square Enix said to expect more games like Octopath Traveler in the future. As for whether future Octopath-likes will be Switch-exclusive as Octopath Traveler is, Square Enix gave a non-committal answer. Future games of its ilk, according to Square, would…

August 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A new weapon, a new limited time mode, and several smaller additions and changes are all part of Fortnite’s 5.2 patch update. The Double Barrel Shotgun joins the shotgun family with epic and legendary variations. This deadly gun is most useful at very close range with its high burst damage that quickly drops off the further you get. The legendary variant can do up to 150 base damage per shot at “extreme close range.” See more stats in the full 5.2 patch notes here. A new limited time mode by the name of Steady Storm rids the map of any circles…

August 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

I’m relieved to announce that the time my wife and I spent together in Overcooked 2’s increasingly chaotic and always amusing kitchens has not resulted in divorce. It has, in fact, been great fun. The sequel to one of my favorite indie games of 2016 follows a familiar loop: a team of chefs cuts food, cooks food, and serves finished dishes to invaders to save Onion Kingdom – this time from a zombie army of bread called the Unbread. It doesn’t radically change the formula of the first game and thus retains the pick-up-and-play mantra of the original to the…

August 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

This month’s Forza Motorsport 7 update will inject some highly-requested features from the Forza community into the game, including the launch of a Time Attack mode and a significantly improved drift mode. The update, described as one of the biggest in Forza Motorsport history, will arrive on Wednesday, August 8. As outlined on the Forza Motorsport website, Time Attack mode will introduce a leaderboard for “every track ribbon in the game, across every car class, every weather option and time of day.” Weather conditions will be static rather than dynamic within Time Attack, though this is to ensure that all…

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo will broadcast its latest Nintendo Direct presentation this Wednesday, Aug 8, at 7 am PT/10 am ET, and this time the focus will be solely on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Smash Direct will feature new information straight from the game’s director Masahiro Sakurai. Rumors as to what fans can expect to see have already begun circulating, with everything from expected character reveals to the possibility of an upcoming beta. With that said, here’s what you can probably expect to see during Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct. While Nintendo’s big Super Smash Bros. Ultimate showing during this years…

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Publisher Restoration Games has announced that it will be creating a sequel to the classic 1981 board game Dark Tower. Titled Return to Dark Tower, the sequel is expected to launch a Kickstarter sometime next year, and then release the year after that. The designers behind Return to Dark Tower are Isaac Childres and Rob Daviau, two of the top board game designers around right now. Daviau created the extremely popular Legacy versions of Risk and Pandemic, while Childres is the creator of Gloomhaven — the currently top rated game on BoardGameGeek that has sold roughly 120,000 copies. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few will be receiving post-launch content in the form of a season pass that will include three stories set in Wellington Wells and the return of the Sandbox Mode. Copulsion Games announced the details on a blog post, beginning with more details about the upcoming Sandbox Mode which was featured in the “early days of We Happy Few.” This “infinite mode” will be added as a free update and will give the player tools to customize the world as they see fit. Some of the options include making the world smaller or larger, more dangerous, containing…

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. We are less than a month away from Spider-Man for PS4 and I have to admit, I’m a little excited. Actually, I take that back, I’m extremely excited. I played a demo during E3 and the attention to detail is absolutely amazing. I took to the streets to walk around, and a squirrel came down from a tree and ran around, doing its squirrel thing, just like a real-life squirrel. That part really stuck with me, because while…

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Pokemon Go could add battles against other players very soon. According to an interview with Polish publication Gram.pl (as translated by Pokemon Go Hub), Niantic’s EMEA product marketing head Anne Beuttenmuller says Niantic is working on PVP and aims to have it available by the end of this year. The idea of PVP itself is hardly news for Pokemon Go — after an appearance in Pokemon Go’s original announcement trailer, comments about the mode have shown up in interviews with other Niantic employees and The Pokemon Company’s CEO in the past, and Niantic outright told IGN that PVP is “still…