April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Twitch and Blizzard gave teamed up for an Overwatch League All-Access Pass that gives viewers exclusive Twitch content, in-game rewards, and “insider content” granting access to the Overwatch League Command Center, that includes alternate camera angles, and behind-the-scenes VODs. The pass was announced this week and is priced at $29.99 for the inaugral season, with all of the benefits lasting up until the start of 2019’s Overwatch League. Pass holders will be granted 23 Twitch global emotes— including character ability and gold team emotes — a global chat badge, a subscription icon, and a global in-chat badge. Other Twitch benefits include access…

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Razer creates virtually every type of PC peripheral you can think of, from headsets to mice to keyboards, but today it’s taking on a new challenge: Steam. Yes, Razer’s launching a gaming store of its own. Aptly called the Razer Game Store, the new marketplace taps into the zVault rewards system that Razer debuted last year to give loyal customers free games and gear.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Spyro the Dragon is officially returning this fall thanks to the Spyro Reiginited Trilogy collection, and IGN has your full breakdown of the first look at the game. Alongside the announcement of the trilogy, coming to both Xbox One and PS4 later this year, IGN spoke to Toys for Bob’s Paul Yan and Joshua Nadelberg about development of the trilogy in the interview you can watch below. Yan and Nadelberg touched on the game’s development, including how the team checked in with Insomniac to make sure Toys for Bob stayed true to the spirit of Insomniac’s original games. That studio,…

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After months of rumors, and a week of teases, Spyro the Dragon is officially back, and he’s returning in time for the purple dragon’s 20th anniversary. Activision announced today the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, developed by Skylanders devs Toys for Bob. The trilogy will include Spyro’s three original PS1 outings — Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon — with new, remastered graphics, sound, available on the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, and Xbox One X on September 21. Check out the debut trailer here: Spyro Reignited Trilogy is currently available for preorder and will…

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Rainbow Six Siege developer Ubisoft is cracking down on toxicity in the game’s multiplayer modes. A developer blog concerning toxicity management details features coming to the game to improve player behaviour. A number of short-term changes have been implemented, including a chat monitoring system. Ubisoft will track individual players’ use of racial or homophobic slurs, issuing bans based on severity, ranging from days and weeks to permanent exclusion from the game. Ubisoft also plans to implement a means to address intentional team killing, tracking and disciplining “long-term offenders”. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bungie has confirmed that weapon slot changes are on the cards for Destiny 2, and have alluded to the possibility of public test servers. In the latest Bungie Bounty Twitch stream, Bungie’s community manager, David “DeeJ” Dague was joined by design lead Josh Hamrick, and senior PvP designer Kevin Yanes to answer questions from the community and talk about plans for the game going forward. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Acclaimed indie adventure, Firewatch is coming to Nintendo Switch this Spring. Announced by developer Campo Santo, the Switch port doesn’t appear to include any extra features, but there’s a very nice picture of it being played next to some hiking boots, so that’s something. There’s no more specific release date beyond ‘Spring’ at time of writing. We awarded Firewatch a 9.3 review, saying it’s “a game I can see coming back to every year or two just to revisit its beautiful sights and memorable characters – just like a good book.” Now’s our chance! Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Western Digital’s WD Black 3D NVMe SSD delivers much the same performance as the chart-topping Samsung 960 Pro, but for significantly less cash—$200 less in the 1TB capacity.This is a good thing, and a big deal. Samsung has been unchallenged in the end-user, performance NVMe SSD market since its inception. If you wanted best speed at a fairly reasonable price, the company’s SSDs were your only choice. Until now.  Design and specs Announced Thursday, the WD Black 3D NVMe is an M.2, PCIe x4 SSD in the 2280 (22 millimeters wide, 80 mm long) form factor. It uses WD’s 3D TLC…

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been remastered and re-released so many times it’s an inside joke at this point, and yet I haven’t really felt drawn to go back—until last night. Last night I once again took that fateful wagon ride through the mountains, put my head down on the chopping block, watched a dragon burn a village down, and helped my ol’ pal Ralof escape from those nasty brutes in the Imperial Legion.Only this time, I did it in virtual reality.Fus ro dah, for real Yes, after six-ish months of PlayStation VR exclusivity, Skyrim VR released on PCs…