December 22, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

From ill-advised loot boxes to rushed DLC, 2017 gave those who hate games as a service plenty of reason to keep on hating. But if you’re one of the hundreds of millions of players who consider themselves part on a online gaming community, chances are you thought 2017 was a very good year. This is a list of titles that have received standout post launch support, evolving past the short term aspirations of their peers to become long term successes, or continuing their already massive legacy. To be considered for this list, the game in question must have released post-launch…

December 22, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Getting back into the pilot’s seat of a giant mech felt just like coming home – albeit, a dangerous and challenging to control home that I hadn’t been to in 17 years… but home nonetheless. I grew up with the MechWarrior games, and am thrilled to say that demo I played for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries makes the long wait for a sequel seem like it may be worth it. MechWarrior 5 sits somewhere between an FPS and a flight sim, with quick action and lots of explosions, but some complex controls to make that happen. Your mech moves more like…

December 22, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Sonic Forces has added the classic and modern versions of Super Sonic to the game, and they’re free to download for a limited time. The official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account announced the DLC is available for free from now until late January. Afterwards, those who missed out on the month-long offer will be able to purchase Super Sonic for $2 USD. Super Sonic in Sonic Forces, image via TwitterContinue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 22, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Today Best Buy has a great deal on a Ryzen-loaded convertible laptop. The big box retailer is currently selling the HP Envy x360 for $575. Not only is this price $175 off the MSRP, it’s an all-time low.(Not a fan of Best Buy? You can snag this sale price through HP’s website, too, with the option to pay for component upgrades. Shipping is free.)This particular Envy x360 has a quad-core AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 integrated graphics. While we haven’t yet tested the laptop versions of this processor, early reports about the 2500U indicate that it competes well…

December 22, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Update: Nintendo has announced Arms Version 5.0 will serve as the game’s final major content update. “As a big update, this time will be the last update,” a post on Nintendo’s official Japanese website reads (as translated by Google Translate). While major content updates are coming to an end, Nintendo intends to continue to support the game with future balance adjustments. Arms Version 5.0 launches today, bringing with it a new character named Dr. Coyle. Check out the trailer below to see the fighter in action. Original story follows: Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 22, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Atlus has announced Catherine: Full Body is coming to the West. While a release date for the West has yet to be revealed, the first official Japanese trailer (below) says the forthcoming Catherine remake will launch “next winter,” which could be as late as early 2019. Catherine: Full Body was revealed earlier this week for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Studio Zero, Atlus’ new internal development team, is developing the remake, which will add a number of new features to the 2011 story-driven puzzle game. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 22, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Weeeeelcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat, Episode 387 — our last news and impressions-focused NVC of the year. Don’t worry, we’ll return next week, but with a “Year in Review” focused special episode instead of our regular programming. This week, Casey DeFreitas joins the panel as we talk about the latest game releases on Nintendo Switch (and some on 3DS), the awards Nintendo secured in our own annual “Best of Awards”, sales data from Japan, and Splatoon 2 and Arms updates, before answering many of your most burning questions. As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel (subscribe and…

December 22, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

A second patch for the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been released. According to the PUBG team’s forum post, this latest patch focuses on quality of life fixes, addressing stability issues, weapon recoil, crash fixes, and more. There will be more updates coming to the game, with the next patch expected to be released in the beginning of next year. The full Xbox One patch notes are as follows: Optimization Continued performance optimizations Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 22, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The lineup of free games available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in January 2018 have been revealed. According to Microsoft’s announcement on Xbox Wire, the following titles will be free for subscribers next month: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III — January 1-31 (Xbox One) Zombi — January 16 to February 15 (Xbox One) Tomb Raider Underworld — January 1-15 (Xbox One, Xbox 360) Army of Two — January 16-31 (Xbox One, Xbox 360) The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III—NeocoreGames’ action RPG, which was released first on PC in 2015—will make its way to Microsoft’s console, complete with Xbox One X enhancements…

December 22, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Brace your walletImage by Gordon Mah Ung/Rob SchultzIt’s the most wonderful time of the year for PC gamers—the Steam Winter Sale is here. You’ll find almost every game on your wish list on sale to degree during the annual event, but Steam’s discovery and navigation features aren’t very polished aside from your personalized queue. If you’re on the hunt for some great new games, here’s a list of gems tested and approved by the PCWorld staff, all being sold at delicious discounts. The 2017 Steam Winter Sale ends on January 4.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by…