June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Lenovo’s Legion C530 Cube and Legion C730 Cube are compact gaming desktops made with esports in mind. They’re truly portable, with heavy-duty carrying handles. To offset the close quarters, they feature perforated panels to maximize airflow. They have ports galore, and for personality, they feature LED lighting—all-red for the lower-cost C530 Cube, and RGB-strong for the C730 Cube. Of course you don’t have to play esports to enjoy these features. But if you’re on a team or aspiring to compete, a system like this could see you through a few seasons. Lenovo also stresses that both of these systems are VR-ready,…

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Lenovo Legion Y730 is a midrange gaming laptop that isn’t afraid to fly its gamer flag. The laptop flaunts RGB backlighting in the vents and even underlights that emanate from the sides. That’s cool.But it isn’t all show for the Legion Y730. When this laptop ships in September in 15-inch and 17-inch versions, it’ll also have overclockable RAM, and a new dual-fan thermal system to keep temps under control. You’ll see when we dive into the specs next. Legion Y730 pricing, features, and specs  The 15-inch Legion Y730 will have a starting price of $1,180, and the 17-inch version will…

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda has been spotted at E3 2018. Although Nintendo doesn’t have a live press conference this year, Ubisoft does — and for the second year in a row, Mr. Miyamoto appeared at the Ubisoft conference to introduce a game. A slightly artistically-augmented depiction of Mr. Miyamoto’s appearance at E3 2018Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If there’s one thing The Division 2’s development team wants you to know, it’s that they’ve learned their lesson about the lack of end game content after the launch of The Division in 2016. That’s something they’re looking to rectify ahead of the release of The Division 2 on March 15, 2019. The concept of an “end game first” mentality was brought up a number of times by the dev team during Ubisoft’s E3 corporate event on Sunday, June 10. The two representatives of The Division 2’s dev team, Massive Entertainment managing director David Polfeldt and vice president of online…

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A new level is being added to the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy when it launches on Xbox One, Steam, and Nintendo Switch on June 29. The level, called “Future Tense,” is a “culmination of all Crash ideas and abilities.” It has been built exclusively for the N. Sane Trilogy, and will also come as a free update to the PlayStation 4 version. Future Tense, which will become Level 31 in Crash 3, will be accessible from the main hub area, and although it will be available from the start of the game, players won’t be able to explore the…

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A new Assassin’s Creed! A sequel to The Division! Skull & Bones! And hey, more CG footage of Beyond Good & Evil 2. With Ubisoft’s E3 press conferences, you always know exactly what you’re going to get, and yet it’s also impressive (to me at least) to watch the machine at work, to watch Ubisoft trot out such a full lineup of experiences every year, without fail.We’ve rounded up all the trailers from Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference below, and it’s exactly what you’d expect. And damn, it might not be inspiring but on some level I can respect the…

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft’s E3 press briefing was the one we needed, the one we deserved, and arguably their best one ever. They came into E3 2018 with fan confidence, perhaps, at an all-time low. Sure, the Xbox One X is a fantastic piece of hardware, but less-than-glowing review scores for Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 did nothing to change the negative narrative surrounding the quality and especially quantity of Xbox’s first-party output. In unleashing 50 games total at E3 — including 18 with exclusivity — and five new first-party game studios, Phil Spencer and the Xbox team made it…

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is venturing into territory the Assassin’s Creed franchise has never fully immersed itself in before in an attempt to fully honor the premise of making history your playground. Explaining this new creative direction as “putting choice at the core” of the Odyssey experience, Ubisoft’s new Assassin’s Creed is going to be incorporating romance options into the gameplay. The two playable characters, Alexios and Kassandra, will have a wealth of romance-able characters, a decision narrative design director Mel MacCoubrey says will help personalize the experience for each player. “With our focus on relatedness between the player and the…

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft garnished a big E3 presentation with the news that it had formed a new studio in Santa Monica called The Initiative, and perhaps more notably, bought four game developers. Ninja Theory (Hellblade, DmC), PlayGround Games (Forza Horizon), Undead Labs (State of Decay), and Compulsion Games (We Happy Few) are now under Microsoft’s aegis, part of a broad plan to bring more exclusive games to the Xbox One and Windows. Being bought up by Microsoft should be a good thing for game studios. They’re now tethered to one of the titans of the game industry, and that cuts a sure…

June 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Activision announced three separate special editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Monday, as well as details on the “Black Ops Pass.” The Black Ops Pass, which is included in all three special editions, includes a bonus Zombies mode mission called “Classified” that’s available at launch, four additional Zombies mode experiences, 12 multiplayer maps, and four exclusive Blackout characters. Blackout is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s previously announced battle royale mode. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico