February 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The winners of this year’s Writers Guild of America awards have been announced, rewarding movies, video games and TV categories for their writing. Guerilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn won the WGA for best video game writing, beating Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Madden NFL 18: Longshot, and Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. When it came to TV and film, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale won both the Best Drama and New Series categories. Veep won Best Comedy Series, and Bojack Horseman’s “Time’s Arrow” episode won in the Animation category. Jordan Peele’s Get Out won the award for Best Original Screenplay. “As writers who care deeply…

February 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft is “concentrating at the moment” on Assassin’s Creed: Origins, rather than a new entry in the once-annual franchise. Replying to an earnings call question asking if the series would return to a new-game-a-year release schedule, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said: “We are concentrating at the moment on AC:O, for which we are going to launch a few other DLCs. So you will be amazed by what will come on AC:O. That’s the only thing we can say now.” Guillemot went into some depth about the success of Origins, explaining that it is “is on track to almost double players’…

February 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It might seem like the Galaxy S8 just arrived, but we’re already looking ahead to the S9. Samsung blew us away with the Infinity Display and all-glass design of the S8. Expectations are high for S9, as the highly anticipated smartphone sets the stage for the rest of 2018 flagships to follow. Here’s everything we think we know about Samsung’s next Galaxy phone. Update 2/13/18: We’ve added new rumors about stereo speakers, a new DeX dock, and 3D emoji, along with Snapdragon 845 speed tests. To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

February 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dragon Ball FighterZ released a little over two weeks ago, and quickly became the most-played fighting game in Steam’s history, with 44.3k active players at launch. Since then, however, the player base has quickly plummeted, dropping by 80%. GitHyp reports that the concurrent player count for the last weekend was just over 9,000 on Steam, meaning that 80% of the PC player base dropped off in two weeks post-launch. By comparison, the previous Steam record holder, Tekken 7 – which amassed 18.k players on Steam at launch – lost the same percentage of players over the course of two months….

February 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bandai Namco’s future plans include “aggressively” creating new and original IP. In the company’s Q3 financial report it announced the creation of a new “IP Creation Unit”, which will sit alongside divisions for toys, videos and music, amusement, and games. The unit will “invest aggressively in IP creations,” and won’t just focus on video games. To facilitate the creation of new IP, Bandai Namco is investing 25 billion yen (approximately $232 million USD) over the next three years “on top of its normal investments”. The upcoming Code Vein is the company’s next new IP – and it sounds like it’s just the beginning. The company is also currently…

February 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It was a triumphant moment when I finally bought a sword in Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Here I was, Henry the blacksmith’s son, one of the few survivors of the attack that burned my home village of Skalitz to the ground, a man with little money and even fewer prospects, assistant to a C-tier lord in the Holy Roman Empire—and I could finally afford my first sword. Not even a proper longsword, mind you, but something called a “hunting sword.” Still, I strapped it to my side with all the pride befitting a peasant who ever-so-slightly increased his social status in…

February 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Koei Tecmo and Omega Force’s 21-year-old Dynasty Warriors series has never been a series known to step outside its comfort zone, but Dynasty Warriors 9 is not your typical Dynasty Warriors game. For the first time, the developers have retired the tried-and-true segmented mission structure in favor of a large, open-world map with missions, points of interest, and random activities scattered sparsely about. But if this is the vision of what a modern Dynasty Warriors game is, then I’d prefer a flashback to the series’ more focused and co-op friendly past instead. Combat in Dynasty Warriors 9 is its simplest…

February 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Budgeting apps can take the drudgery and dread out of managing your household’s money, a chore only one in three Americans even bothers to do. Quicken was long the gold standard for personal finance software, but an array of compelling —and often free—alternatives have risen to challenge it, whether you want a no-hassle way to keep tabs on your in- and outflows, a tool to help maximize your means, or a guide to build wealth through investments.We’ve tried all the major applications to see how well they can help you build and follow through on a monthly budget. Read on for…

February 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Before Black Panther hits theaters, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 players can dive into content based on the latest MCU film starting today. IGN can exclusively reveal a first look at the Mlack Panther Movie Character and Level Pack, available today for the game on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Available for $2.99 or as part of the game’s season pass, the Black Panther pack’s level is set in the Kingdom of Wakanda. Black Panther and his sister SHuri set out to battle Erik Kilmonger and his army. The character pack includes Black Panther (Vibranium Suit), Okoye, Nakia,…

February 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft and Rare have released the PC system requirements for the upcoming Sea of Thieves, ranging from the “Mythical” 4K 60 FPS all the way down to the “Cursed” 540p 30 FPS.  designed to support a wide range of PC setups and ensure many gamers are able to enjoy the game” the developer said in a press release. Check out six different sets of specs, and how well they can output your game, in the chart below (click to enlarge): Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico