November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In something of a reversal of the usual result of games that use live-action cutscenes, Human Head’s ambitious attempt to tell a story from the perspective of a deaf protagonist gets a lot more right about its video half than its game half. Its cinematics are technically competent – even impressive – at conveying characters’ emotions without sound, but the story it’s telling is uninspired and the playable third-person combat sequences are overly simplistic and repetitive. At times, The Quiet Man feels like it was made for network television, and the interactive elements are more of an afterthought. The Quiet…

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nextbase’s 612GW dash cam made quite the impression when I popped it out of the box. First off, it’s the only dedicated dash cam I’ve tried with a touch display. Touch makes using the camera super-easy. Eliminating the buttons lends a clean and uncluttered aspect to what is easily one of the more stylish dash cams to cross our portal.The 612GW also has GPS integrated into the mount, takes very good day and night video (up to 4K UHD!), has a battery that allows it to run for a few minutes away from the 12-volt, and even offloads via a…

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Google Chrome 71, due in December, will block what it calls “abusive” ads—ones that employ deceptive elements to trick users into clicking them them, Google said Monday.In fact, the new browser will remove all ads from sites that feature these types of ads, the company said in a blog post. Google defines an abusive ad as one that includes a deceptive behavior—for example, an ad that includes a deceptive “close” or “X” button within it. In a legitimate ad, clicking such a button would close the ad. A deceptive ad makes the element part of the ad itself, so that clicking it…

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Leaked Japanese promotional images appeared online showing the possibility of the Pokemon Eevee having a collaboration with the virtual pet, Tamagotchi. First reported by Serebii, this possible leak is entirely unconfirmed, but would coincide with the upcoming Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee games that will hit stores on Nov. 16. Serebii Update: Unconfirmed sell sheet potentially reveals a special Eevee & Tamagotchi collaboration. Details @ https://t.co/gDbXkHSvkT pic.twitter.com/HnNFBFjorp Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Overkill’s back with its newest take on the co-op first-person shooter genre, set in the Walking Dead universe and aptly titled: Overkill’s The Walking Dead. Catch our first impressions as we stream the first two hours of the game today, November 6 from 1-3pm PT/4-6pm ET/9-11pm UK (Wednesday, November 7 from 6-8am AET). As always, you can watch right here on the front page of IGN.com, or you can find us on YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you bought a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, you’re probably very happy with your purchase. But they’re not quite perfect. Over the weeks, several nagging bugs have popped up that have Pixel users shaking their fists and demanding retribution. And Google has heard their cries.Ahead of an upcoming software update, Google is offering Pixel 3 owners free money for their troubles. Head over to the Google Play Store app on your Pixel and scroll down on the main page until you see an offer exclusively for Pixel 3 users. (My offer was $2, but your mileage may vary….

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

There seems to be nothing Minecraft players can’t or won’t build in the game. Case in point, Microsoft has now constructed its own corporate headquarters inside the game it bought for $2.5 billion in 2014. CNBC reports that Microsoft hired Blockworks, a UK design studio that works in Minecraft, to give employees an advance look at a planned refresh of Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington campus. The 500-acre campus’ overhaul is scheduled to be finished in 2022. Microsoft’s decision to preview the project in Minecraft came about when an employee saw his son playing the game. He realized Minecraft could be used…

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When it comes to fashion, we can all use a little help. Of course, having a personal stylist is the dream, but the next-best thing is Amazon’s Echo Look. Amazon’s selling the $200 high-tech selfie cam for 50 percent off today, bringing the Echo Look down to $100.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo appears to be starting work on a new Legend of Zelda project, according to a pair of job listings. First spotted by Resetera user guru-guru, the listings are for a 3DCG designer and a level designer. Neither reveals much about what sort of Zelda project the developers would be working on at Nintendo, but do have callouts to a few Legend of Zelda franchise staples. Unsurprisingly, Nintendo wants the designer to have experience working on action games and to be able to work on designing terrain like fields and dungeons. Similarly, the level designer needs to have worked on…