April 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo has announced that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will now feature “fortune cookies” – which unhappy fans are pointing out seem a lot like loot boxes. Announced on Animal Crossing’s official Twitter account, Fortune Cookies are available in the newly-added Fortune Cookie Shop in the game’s Market Place. When eaten, these cookies grant a random item of clothing or furniture dependent on the type of cookie bought. The catch is that only some of these cookies will be available to purchase using Bells – the in-game currency – while others require Leaf Tickets, which can be obtained in-game by meeting certain goals but…

April 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Modern laptops never seem to have quite enough USB ports for all your plug-ins. Hook up a mouse, plug in a flash drive, and suddenly you’ve got no room for anything else. And as more laptops adopt USB-C ports, some items won’t plug in at all. A port hub can fix both problems, and right now you can get an AmazonBasics USB-C to three-port USB hub for $20, the lowest we’ve seen it and nearly 20 percent off its average price.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

April 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players will finally be able to choose which map they want to play in a future update. The fan-requested feature was revealed to be in development on PUBG’s Steam Community page. Players will be able to select and deselect maps according to their preference in the pre-game lobby. Screenshot of proposed map selection U.I.Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Just over a year ago, AMD flipped the PC industry on its proverbial head with revolutionary Ryzen 7 processors that democratized CPU core counts in a way never seen before. While the 2nd-gen Ryzen 7 2700X officially unveiled today (don’t call it Ryzen 2—that’s coming later) doesn’t quite shake things up the way the original Ryzen chips did last year, it’s a solidly good sequel that, in many ways, is far better than what it replaces. And it puts the squeeze back on Intel’s 8th-gen “Coffee Lake” processors, which upped their own core count to counter Ryzen’s threat.To read this article…

April 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In this special episode of the Full Nerd,  Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray are joined by Jim Anderson, the senior VP of AMD’s computing and graphics business, to dig deep into the 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs that launched today.This is no mere spec overview though. Anderson explains how upgraded Precision Boost 2 and XFR2 technologies help 2nd-gen Ryzen chips maintain higher clocks for longer, regardless of how many cores are being stressed—a key improvement over the initial iterations. We also dig into AMD’s decision to include coolers with X-branded Ryzen CPUs after skipping them the first time around, and the…

April 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

These days, it seems that there are more Bluetooth speakers on the market than songs to play on them, and finding a good one for a good price can be tricky. The Sbode M400 Bluetooth speaker fits the bill—it’s normally only $50, looks good, and is packed with high-end features. And today on Amazon, it’s even cheaper. With this coupon, you can get 20 percent off the Sbode M400 Bluetooth speaker today while supplies last, bringing it down to just $40, the lowest price we’ve ever seen.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

April 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It seems that Soul of Cinder may not originally have been the final antagonist in FromSoftware’s Dark Souls 3, with that role seemingly originally meant for Pontiff Sulyvahn. Lance McDonald, a self-professed “Video Game Engineer for fun”, has been busily working through the game’s code to uncover its secrets, and seems to have uncovered not only a different final boss, but also an entirely different arena for the game’s final battle, with code indicating that the fight was originally meant to take place in an unreleased version of the Untended Graves, as opposed to the Kiln of the First Flame….

April 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Croteam and Devolver Digital have announced Serious Sam 4: Project Badass, currently only listed for release on Steam. Revealed at the Reboot Develop conference this morning, there’s not much to see beyond a teaser trailer, below: We can infer a little, however. The footage looks to come from an in-game engine (see the slight graphical glitch on the flowers on the left side of the screen at 0:17), and the focus on travelling across the landscape could suggest an open world approach. The logo also shows a silhouetted Sam surrounded by 8 other figures, which might suggest multiple playable characters, or…

April 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The new PlayerUnknown’s Battelgrounds Map will feature underground passageways. A blog post on the game’s Steam page explains the new map, currently known as Codename: Savage, will continue to be developed while available for play, and part of this will include adding an underground cave system which can be parachuted into via a large entry point on the map. Players will then be able to exit the cave network via several tunnels and exits offering different possibilities for using this new terrain in play. The team found inspiration for this new addition, which they believe will set this map apart…