December 9, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

As part of the game’s re-reveal ahead of a 2018 release, Media Molecule has offered some details about Dreams’ main story mode, its creation tools, and the social aspects including in the creation-focused game. Media Molecule’s Alex Evans, Siobhan Reddy, and Mark Healey joined Double Fine’s Tim Schafer on stage during PSX 2017 to explain what exactly players can expect from the narrative in a game so focused on user-generated content. Dreams will feature three intertwined stories, which gave the developers the ability to explore different genres and gameplay ideas rather than sticking to just one. The story will focus…

December 9, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals continues on today with a number of discounts across various Dell laptops and desktops. Two caught our eye: the highly-reviewed Dell XPS 13 9360 ultrabook on sale for $999, and the best budget gaming laptop, the Dell Inspiron 15, on sale for $599.Dell XPS 9360: why it’s a good deal Here’s why we like the $999 Dell XPS 13 9360 deal. For one thing, Dell’s XPS 13 ultrabooks consistently perform at or near the top of our tests: we rated the 2017 Dell XPS 13 4.5 out of 5 stars, and the 2016 Dell XPS 13 equally…

December 9, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The upcoming Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake from Bluepoint Games is getting a collector’s edition. As detailed on PlayStation Blog, the Shadow of the Colossus Special Edition is priced at $49.99 USD. Along with the base game, the collector’s edition comes with a steelbook collector’s case with an outer sleeve, artist postcards, a printed manual, a physical world map, and Colossi stickers. Shadow of the Colossus’ special editionContinue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 9, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The new Death Stranding trailer may have left you more confused than you were before about the upcoming game from Kojima Productions, but there are actually a lot of interesting details to dig into. Some shed more light on the state of the world Hideo Kojima has created, while others may hint at possible gameplay elements. Let’s dive in. The first thing we see is a patch of vegetation rapidly growing and dying, as Norman Reedus’ character — who we later learn is named Sam — explains the course of the world. He mentions an explosion which gave birth to…

December 9, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild features nods to many classic Zelda games, but one fan-favorite item is noticeably absent: the hookshot. While the developers of Breath of the Wild have spoken briefly about the hookshot’s absence in the past, we sat down with them in an interview following The Game Awards to ask exactly why it didn’t make the cut. “We did consider using to climb, and then you’d parasail down,” series producer Eiji Aonuma told IGN. “But initially when we had the hookshot , it was always that you target something, and that was a game…

December 9, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Battlerite is the intense free-to-play team arena brawler from Stunlock Studios on PC and coming soon to Xbox One, where teams of champions throw down in the arena. Today we’re revealing your very first look at the next playable character, so strap in and learn everything there is to know about Battlerite’s next champion of the arena, Alysia, the Ice Weaver! From the frozen north comes the ice sculptor Alysia. Her power allows her to wield ice with both grace and deadly precision. She can damage and freeze her enemies from a distance, while shielding her allies with ice. Obsessed…

December 9, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome back to Brick Battles, our new stop-motion animated series that brings your favorite video game worlds to life. Each episode is made in conjunction with the talented folks at Digital Wizard Studios, and for this first season we’re focusing on Blizzard’s popular hero shooter, Overwatch. In Episode 4, the Overwatch heroes compete in a talent show. Watch “The Payload” in the video player above to see what happens when Overwatch heroes swap their housecleaning chores for an explosive payload mission on Route 66. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 9, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony kicked off PSX 2017 with an opening ceremony featuring a host of new game reveals, teases of already announced titles, and more. Read on for a breakdown of the event’s biggest moments. While Media Molecule re-revealed Dreams at The Game Awards earlier this week, more footage of the game debuted at PSX. Watch the demo below, along with developer commentary, below. Sony Santa Monica’s Cory Barlog was also present at the opening ceremony, and offered some new insight into the God of War gameplay previously released at Paris Games Week. Give it a look below. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 9, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Shawn Layden, the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, hinted that players could be able to change their PSN name by the next PlayStation Experience. “Let me put it this way: I hope we’ll see events occur so that you don’t have to ask me that question next PSX,” Layden said to Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller when Miller asked when players could change their PSN names during the PSX opening celebration. Sony told IGN about some of the challenges the company faces in allowing players to change their PSN name back in 2014. Layden also discussed whether E3’s public access…