February 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Need For Speed Payback’s Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR should have rolled out in December’s update as part of the new Abandoned Cars feature, but was delayed due to a bug. This wasn’t met with much understanding, and the developers have addressed the community’s ire, calling out inappropriate behavior, and responding to claims that the game is dead by assuring fans that “the active player base is healthy.” Global Manager of Community Engagement, Ben “F8RGE” Walke took to Reddit to address multiple topics. The first of the Reddit posts is a hefty one, and while it recognises players’ passion, it goes on…

February 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft sees a future without passwords in Windows 10 Insider Build 17093, at least for Windows 10 S users.Microsoft has quietly worked to downplay passwords via PIN codes, fingerprint sensors, and even facial recognition. But actually killing them entirely within Windows 10 S is one of the key changes coming with what may be called the Spring Creators Update, code-named ‘Redstone 4,’ expected to launch in late March or early April.The build, which launched Wednesday, also includes new multi-GPU graphics settings, improved eye tracking, quicker connections using Bluetooth, and clutter-free printing, among others. Let’s take a look.Why this matters: We…

February 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Is your computer’s CPU too hot? If your PC starts spontaneously shutting down, locking up, or acting sluggish during intense tasks, overheating could be the issue. Keeping tabs on your CPU temperatures is crucial when you’re overclocking your PC’s processor, too—you don’t want to accidentally push the performance pedal too far to the metal.Bizarrely, Windows doesn’t offer any way to check your computer’s CPU temperature. You could dive into your system’s BIOS to find the information, but that’s a lot of hassle to find a simple sensor reading. Fortunately, several free programs exist that make it easy to see your…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Niantic has apologized for recent frustrations with EX Raid invitations and offered new clarification about how to get invited. Invite-only EX Raids (currently the only way to obtain Mewtwo in the game) can only take place at certain eligible gyms, and players are invited only if they’ve recently completed a raid at that gym. However, in a post on Pokemon Go’s official site, Niantic explained that the recent wave of invitations to Mewtwo raids were impacted by a bug that caused some players to be invited to gyms where they hadn’t raided in several months. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

DOWNLOAD UNLOCKED 332 (Audio version) Our Xbox crew discusses Red Dead Redemption 2’s new concrete release date, its effect on other fall games, and why Rockstar earns gamers’ respect. Plus: more rumor reactions, PUBG’s new console bundle, and more! Oh, and Unlocked now has its own snazzy new homepage! Bookmark this: go.ign.com/unlocked And we’ve got our own YouTube channel too! Subscribe here: youtube.com/ignunlocked Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Call of Duty: WWII’s first major DLC pack is made up of five maps; three standard multiplayer maps (one remake), one War Mode map, and a Zombies chapter. While the latter is The Resistance’s heftiest addition, the new standard maps add needed variety to the multiplayer suite. Meanwhile, the new War Mode map is just more of the same – which is mostly a good thing. (Read the full Call of Duty: WWII review here.) Of the new standard maps, Valkyrie is the smallest. Shotguns, a well-timed grenade, and the new Resistance Division class (included with a free update launched…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you own a Skylake-based PC and receive a patch to address the Spectre vulnerabilities, install it—Intel has greenlit the code.About two weeks after Intel recommended users halt or roll back Spectre and Meltdown patches because of system instability, the company disclosed that it has shipped new code to its PC partners that solves the problems of the earlier, buggy patch.Right now, though, the new patches address just a subset of the affected users: specifically those who own Skylake-based Core or Core m processors. On January 22, Intel said it had begun testing a fix for Haswell and Broadwell PCs, though Intel…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

This week’s slate of PlayStation releases includes a remake of a beloved modern classic, Shadow of the Colossus, and nine more games. Check out the full slate of releases, with official descriptions per PS Blog’s The Drop, including available reviews, in the gallery below: Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) Aegis Defenders (PS4) Bleed 2 (PS4) Dandara (PS4) Dragon Sinker (PS4, PS Vita) Heroine Anthem Zero Episode 1 (PS4) Marooners (PS4) Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico