April 28, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s been a while since I’ve dug into Kerbal Space Program. Not really a surprise—after all, it’s been three years since it emerged from Early Access, not to mention the countless hours I put into the game before that. At some point I did everything I wanted to do, or at least everything I had the (rough and unpolished) skills to do.So I was excited to hear about the $15 Making History expansion, Kerbal’s first ever paid add-on. With that as its claim to fame, I was sure we were in for something special. The reality? Not quite so rosy. But…

April 28, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update is coming April 30, and we’ve already tried the most important new features through recent Insider builds. Check out what’s coming in these detailed stories:The best hidden features you might miss How to use Timeline, Windows 10’s new organizational tool Hands-on with Near Share, which lets you beam files between nearby devices For the big-picture perspective, catch up on the drama around the recent executive shakeup within Microsoft’s executive ranks, which could mean big changes for future versions of Windows. One exec who just started is Cortana’s new boss, Javier Soltero, who’s eager to see…

April 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’re a Windows 7 user, you’re in limbo: while the last free major upgrade loophole to Windows 10 expired at the end of 2017, Microsoft will stop supporting the OS on Jan. 14, 2020. If you intend to upgrade to Windows 10 and the April 2018 Update but haven’t actually completed the process, we can help.For consumers, the choice is a simple one. Unfortunately, the free upgrade has expired, and you now have to buy your own Windows 10 license: either Windows 10 Home, or Windows 10 Professional. (Why buy Windows 10 Pro? Our story explains why you should consider it.) We’ll…

April 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s hard not to balk at the $80 price tag on a package that contains mostly cardboard, but the bigger and more elaborate Robot Kit is a step in the right direction for Nintendo’s new kid-aimed concoction. While the Variety Kit (review) is mostly a package of fun but limited ideas, the Robot Kit shows off the goofy potential of what Labo might do with future kits with a more elaborate toy that makes its simple game a whole-body experience. Of the two kits available at launch, the Robot Kit is by far the most complex and challenging individual Toy-Con…

April 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may see the return of the Pick 10 multiplayer system. Treyarch teased the mode on Twitter while responding to a tweet which said “In Treyarch We Trust,” with a photo hinting at the return of Pick 10. Although the mode has not officially been announced, the development team has already promised to reveal details about the game on May 17. We give this post a 10/10:https://t.co/itqp1CgE42 Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The mouse is a simple tool: point and click. That’s it. But if you’re a PC gamer, you know that pushing virtual paper around on your desktop isn’t the same as fragging bots and shooting zombies. (Not even remotely.) Gaming mouse cheat sheet Our quick-hit recommendations:Best general-purpose gaming mouse: Logitech G502 [amazon.com] Best wireless gaming mouse: Logitech Powerplay [amazon.com] Best gaming mouse with lots of buttons: Razer Naga 2014 Edition [razerzone.com] Best gaming mouse for large hands: Mionix Naos 7000 [amazon.com] Best gaming mouse for small hands: Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex [amazon.com] What’s more, picking the right gaming mouse is an intensely personal decision. Every little…

April 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If The Elder Scrolls Online’s previous expansion, Morrowind, could be summed up in a single word it’d be “nostalgia.” The island of Vvardenfell was realized in gorgeous HD for the first time, almost exactly 15 years after The Elder Scrolls III first launched. Now with its latest expansion, Summerset, ESO is taking a decidedly different approach when it releases on May 21st for PC and June 5th for Xbox One and PS4 by letting players visit the beautiful region of the high elves, the Summerset Isles, for the first time – well, unless you count its brief appearance in 1994’s…

April 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

I’m writing this on a bus on the way to the airport, so you’ll have to forgive my brief intro here. It’s…very bumpy.It’s our gaming news round-up though, and you know what they say: The gaming news round-up must go on. Keep reading for news about Destiny 2’s new expansion (with the most generic name I can imagine), a look at the follow-up from the director of World War I tearjerker Valiant Hearts, details on Dark Souls: Remastered’s PC discount, and Valve’s video game acquisitions.This is gaming news for April 23 to 27.Arma Free Starting off this week like every…