June 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

I recently published an interview with Team 5’s Lead Initial Designer Peter Whalen and Lead Final Designer Dean Ayala, discussing the design process behind Hearthstone’s latest set, The Witchwood. As part of that conversation, we also chatted about the state of Shaman and where the team would like to take the class. I cut it from the first piece (for length reasons), but found it pretty interesting, so here it is, published separately. Enjoy! Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

EA has announced the release date and cover star for NHL 19. Nashville Predators’ Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is the cover athlete for NHL 19, which comes out on September 14 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. NHL 19 cover star P.K. Subban.This latest entry in the sports franchise will let players compete in a new unified progression hub called World of CHEL. It will combine EA SPORTS Hockey League, NHL THREE Drop In, and the new NHL ONES and Pro-Am modes. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Anthem, Cyberpunk 2077, and Fallout 76 lead the list of most popular games on IGN during the week of E3 2018. Below are the top 25 most popular games on IGN—including both web and app views—from June 8-15. It’s important to note these results are based on content views during the week and don’t factor in views during the press conferences. Anthem Cyberpunk 2077 Fallout 76 Kingdom Hearts III Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Jump Force The Last of Us Part II Battlefield V Spider-Man Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

DOWNLOAD UNLOCKED 350 (Audio version) Xbox had a stellar E3 and there’s a lot to break down, including: Halo Infinite and the future of Halo, Phil Spencer’s next-gen console acknowledgement, Microsoft’s first-party studio shopping spree, our hands-on impressions of E3’s biggest games, and much more! Oh, and Unlocked now has its own snazzy new homepage! Bookmark this: go.ign.com/unlocked And we’ve got our own YouTube channel too! Subscribe here: youtube.com/ignunlocked Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If most single-player campaigns in online shooters are designed to get your feet wet before throwing you into the pool with other players, Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion is designed to throw you into the intimidating deep end. Many of its cleverly designed levels are not afraid to ask for a certain level of skill as they test you in more than just combat scenarios; some demand precise platforming or evasion against overwhelming odds, while others tease your brain to manipulate the environment and guide vulnerable objects to a goal. The sheer variety and difficulty of challenges, encased in a somber…

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After Nintendo made all of its E3 announcements this year, you’re not alone if you were wondering about the fate of your favorite franchise. From Animal Crossing to Mother 3 and even Pikmin, a lot of fans took to Twitter to lament the absence of a few Nintendo series, and it hasn’t escaped Nintendo’s attention. “When we have something to announce, we will,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told IGN at E3. “Fill in the blank of your favorite franchise. Our mentality will be we’ll announce information close to its launch date versus teasing people for years on end.”…

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Scrolls, the well-received tactical card game by Minecraft developer Mojang, is being resurrected by fans as a free game now called Caller’s Bane. Scrolls released back at the end of 2014, but developer Mojang announced later in June of 2015 that development of the game would begin to halt, with a commitment to keep running the servers until at least July of 2016. It actually wasn’t until earlier this year that Mojang actually officially turned off the servers on February 13. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

While E3 2018 was filled with amazing games like Cyberpunk 2077, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and The Last of Us: Part 2, there were a handful of notable games that were nowhere to be found throughout the show. So we decided to gather the 15 biggest games that were complete no-shows at E3 2018. Keep in mind that we didn’t include any games that haven’t been officially announced, so no Splinter Cell, Star Fox Grand Prix, or whatever the hell Rocksteady’s working on. We also scratched any from the list if the developer/publisher confirmed it wouldn’t be at the show…

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile players can now experience first-person gameplay thanks to the game’s largest update yet. Available today, June 20, PUBG is introducing a brand new first-person variation to the Classic Mode of PUBG Mobile. This first-person option is just one part of a huge update that also includes other features such as weapon finishes and a Mini-Zone Arcade Mode. The update will also add the following gameplay changes and additions, as detailed by Tencent Games and PUBG Corp.: Arcade Mode: Mini-Zone – This all-new Arcade Mode drops 100 players into a smaller circle with triple the number of weapons. Players can…