August 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft’s open world extreme snow sport game Steep is no longer coming to the Nintendo Switch. Confirmed via a reply on Twitter, the official Steep account said “We are wholly dedicated to supporting the live game, and made the decision to stop Steep development on the Nintendo Switch platform to focus on bringing new live content and challenges to Steep players instead. We’ll have more exciting news to share soon.” Steep was originally announced during the Switch’s reveal event in January 2017. It was shown alongside games like Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2 and more in a sizzle reel, though…

August 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Epic Games’ Fortnite is eating the world, and now the battle royale game (and occasional golf simulator) is finally coming to Android. Samsung Galaxy devices hold exclusive access to the Fortnite beta for now, but Epic will start rolling out invites to owners of other phones “over the next few days.”Can your phone even play Fortnite for Android though? The game requires some serious graphical horsepower despite its cartoonish looks.Here’s how Android users can gain access to Fortnite, followed by the full list of phones that can play Fornite on Android.How to play Fortnite on Android To celebrate the launch…

August 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Though many had assumed Red Dead Redemption 2 would run in 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro, Sony and Rockstar have confirmed this to be true. Via the PlayStation Blog, Sony has posted the six minute gameplay trailer of Red Dead Redemption 2 that was revealed this morning with the text “Captured entirely from in-game footage on PlayStation 4 Pro, watch this introduction to Red Dead Redemption 2’s gameplay in 4K.” An identical caption can be found beneath the YouTube video itself on Sony’s official account. The same video was uploaded to the official Xbox YouTube channel, though its caption is…

August 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Atlus has announced that Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight and Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight will be released on December 4 in North America and Europe. On PS4, both games will launch as standalone releases for $59.99 each as physical copies or digitally, and are currently available for preorder starting today. The Vita versions will only be available digitally at $39.99 each. Atlus also announced the Endless Night Collection, which bundles both games for $99.99 on PS4 and also includes a digital download for Persona 4: Dancing All Night, which launched in 2015 on Vita but has not previously been available on…

August 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Note 9 doesn’t come in black.That was the second biggest surprise Samsung had for me during my Note 9 briefing earlier this week. The first was the price: $1,000 for the 128GB base model and an eye-popping $1,250 for the 512GB version. That’s $100 more than the top-of-the-line iPhone X (which only has 256GB of storage) for those keeping score. So Samsung’s Note 9 brings another first for the Android world: sticker shock.Otherwise, Samsung’s newest phablet is pretty much exactly what I expected it to be, what with an endless stream of leaks and rumors spilling nearly every bean…

August 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Samsung has announced the release of its latest Note handset, but you don’t have to spend $1,000 to join in the fun. Starting today, anyone who has a Galaxy S7 or later, Note 8, or Tab S3 or S4 will be able to try out the beta of Fortnite Mobile for Android. If you do preorder a Galaxy Note 9, however, Samsung will toss in $150 worth of V-Bucks, Fortnite’s in-game currency.To download the game, go to your app drawer and find Samsung’s Game Launcher app. Open it and you should see a Fortnite icon with a blue arrow next to it. Tap…

August 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The worst kept smartphone secret of the year has finally and mercifully been unveiled, and to no one’s surprise… there aren’t many surprises. As expected, the Galaxy Note 9 is basically a spec-sheet refresh of the Note 8 that ticks off the obligatory boxes, borrows a few of the S9+’s tricks, and brings a brand new S Pen to the party. Oh, and it starts at $1,000.That’s a lot of money for a phone that looks nearly identical to last year’s model, save one change: the location of the fingerprint sensor. It’s now below the camera rather than next to…

August 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Samsung and Epic revealed Fortnite on Android beta is available right now to Samsung smartphone users. Android users not using a Samsung smartphone or tablet can join the beta “in the next few days.” Anyone who owns a Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge , S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, or Tab S4 can begin playing today, and consumers buying the new Samsung Note 9 or Galaxy Tab S4 “will get access to the new Galaxy outfit.” If you have an Android device, you can sign up for Fortnite beta access at the official Fortnite…

August 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Two new Taiko no Tatsujin games are coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Both Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! for Switch and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! for PS4 will be released on November 2. The popular rhythm titles from Bandai Namco will feature all of the tracks from the original Japanese versions. The games will also be in the original Japanese release format to replicate the arcade experience. Drum ‘n’ Fun! will feature “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA” from Dragon Ball Z, “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, and classical songs like Beethoven’s “Turkish March.” Drum ‘n’ Fun! will have its very own Taiko drum set. Meanwhile,…