February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Hearthstone’s 10.2 patch update is now live, and with it are some long-awaited balance changes. Hearthstone’s meta in the last couple of months has been defined by a number of incredibly high power level decks; tempo decks that can put a mountain of stats on the board quickly, can recover efficiently from board wipes and can create swing turns out of nowhere; and Highlander Priest, a deck that utilises Shadowreaper Anduin and Raza the Chained to turn every card into additional damage. In the right hands it’s a deck capable of bursting for 30 damage or more in a single…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A new atmospheric sci-fi thriller Downward Spiral: Horus Station developed by 3rd Eye Studios is coming to PlayStation this year. Announced on PlayStation Blog, Downward Spiral: Horus Station is said to be focused on delivering a visual story through environmental cues, rather than traditional voice-over or cinematics. Players will navigate and explore the Horus Station in zero gravity by using their environment to push and grapple to solve the station’s mysteries. Tools will also be available to help to complete puzzles and take on enemies. For those looking for a less violent experience, an explorer mode is added which removes combat…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Pinball FX3 is getting Jurassic World-themed pinball tables this month, Zen Studios has announced. The Jurassic World Pinball pack celebrates the 25th anniversary of the film franchise by offering three tables inspired by the events in Jurassic World and the original Jurassic Park. It launches on February 20 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The table pack will also be available on iOS, Google Play and Mac via the Zen Pinball app. The Jurassic World Pinball table will have players try to escape the Indominus Rex, feed the Mosasaurus, and train your own Raptors. One mode will transform pinballs into…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

FTL: Faster Than Light developer Subset Games has announced that its next game, Into the Breach, will launch for PC on February 27. Into the Breach is a turn-based tactical roguelike where you take control of a team of three mechs, fighting giant, kaiju-like bugs. Similar to FTL, each run is relatively short, but randomized to enable lots of replayability. Into the Breach plans to come to Mac and Linux later, but there are currently no plans in motion for other platforms or consoles. There’s also no price listed yet, but it will be available on Steam, Humble, and GOG….

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The latest Xbox One update for PUBG reverts changes made to vehicle damage in the previous patch. According to the patch notes, the update is live, and it reverses a recent update reducing the damage players took when struck by a vehicle, after player feedback following the recent change. Players will now, once again, take increased damage when hit, and the team will “continue to tune and balance” it in the future. The update also resolves an issue preventing players from vaulting over specific objects, fixes a bug which caused vehicles to relocate to another position on the map after players…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Minecraft developer Mojang announced that its tactical card game Scrolls would be shutting down on Tuesday, February 13. Released at the end of 2014, Mojang revealed they would stop development of the game way back in June of 2015. They committed to keeping the servers running until at least July of 2016, though they’ve clearly lasted much longer than that. As part of the announcement, Mojang also revealed that they are working to make the Scrolls server software public, allowing the community to host their own servers and continue playing online. They said they can’t guarantee this will happen, but…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

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February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’ve got a smartphone with a fancy new USB-C port—or you own a Nintendo Switch—today’s deal will interest you. Aukey is selling a three-port car charger via Amazon for $7.40 when you use coupon code 6DULVOPL.This charger is usually $20, so you’re getting it for 63% off the usual price. Aukey’s deal lasts until February 14.As you might’ve guessed from the intro, this charger has one USB-C port and two standard USB-A ports. That means it can charge any device you throw at it, including a Type-C device with a Type-C charging cord. No need for adapters or Type-A-to-Type-C cables…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Take Two label Private Division has announced the release of Kerbal Space Program’s first expansion, Making History, set to launch on March 13 for PC for $14.99. “Kerbal Space Program: Making History Expansion will provide players with an entire new set of tools and content that fundamentally change how the game is played,” said Allen Murray, Vice President of Production at Private Division. “We can’t wait to see the creativity of the KSP community around the world as they create and share missions.” The expansion will add a Mission Builder allowing players to “create and share their own scenarios,” and…