January 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A new series of figures from Think Geek based on a variety of PlayStation franchises have been revealed. It’s called the Totaku Collection and features incredibly detailed figurines of Kratos from God of War, Crash Bandicoot, Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet, Heihachi from Tekken, Parappa the Rapper, the Hunter from Bloodborne, and the Feisar FX350 ship from Wipeout. Each figure is priced at $10 USD. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Rusty Lake Paradise is a puzzle game where the puzzles are the least puzzling aspect. Three games into its run on Steam, following 2016’s Rusty Lake Hotel and Rusty Lake Roots double-feature, the Rusty Lake series has already built up an extensive layered mythos—one that’s even more convoluted when you add in the nine (shorter, free, and related) Cube Escape games from the same developer.It’s in pulling at those interwoven threads we find the real puzzle of Rusty Lake. Taken alone, each is a perfectly competent adventure game in the escape room mold. The rabbit hole is now a dozen…

January 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Plenty of people want to work in the games industry, but how do you make that a reality? I caught up with long-running Hearthstone caster TJ Sanders to talk about how he got his start in the scene and what it’s been like to transition into working for Blizzard’s Hearthstone esports team. It’s an interesting insight into what it takes to succeed, not to mention the thinking behind how Hearthstone broadcasting continues to evolve. (The World Championship finals are on right now if you’re interested in seeing what Hearthstone esports is all about.) IGN: How did you initially get into…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Weeelcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat, Episode 391 — now featuring cardboard! This week, Filip, Peer, Brian, and Zach sit down to discuss the newly announced Nintendo Labo. Also, Lily chimes in for the second half of the show, as the panel shares their thoughts about Darkest Dungeon, InnerSpace, and more! As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel (subscribe and hit that bell!) or listen to it on your commute in audio format. If you enjoy the show, share it with other Nintendo fans, leave us a comment, and give us a thumbs up or leave us a review! Listen to…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Reed Morano’s next film may be taking place in a galaxy far, far away. During a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Morano mentioned she recently met with the head of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy. Morano did not reveal many details about her meeting with Kennedy, but Morano said the two spoke about adventure movies. “Any movie that I put my finger on that I loved when I was growing up was a movie that produced,” Morano told THR. “Anyway, it was a great meeting. Obviously, I can’t say anything about what else we were talking about.” Morano offers no specifics on if…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Playground Games, developer of the Forza Horizon series, is developing its next game with Xbox One X in mind. In an interview with Daily Star Online, creative director Ralph Fulton confirmed that Xbox One X will be the “lead platform” for Playground’s next project, which is heavily rumored to be a new game in the Fable series. Reflecting on the studio’s currently undisclosed project, Fulton said, “Ease of development in the Xbox One X’s make up provides a really great development platform,” Fulton said, “not just for that console but also the whole family of devices and even PC.” He also…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Hope you’re all enjoying your game backlogs as we continue on through January, the lazy river of months.This week proves the slow period won’t last forever, as we take a look at Q.U.B.E. 2 and Underworld Ascendant, a new Theme Hospital successor, plus the upcoming Civilization VI and Total Warhammer II expansions. Rumor also has it Microsoft’s working on a new Fable and there’s an Alien shooter coming from Fox (instead of the Alien: Isolation sequel people actually wanted). Lastly, Epic discusses winding down Paragon development to focus on Fortnite, of all things.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Over 100,000 people are receiving permanent bans in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The PUBG team discussed the decision on its dev blog, saying the investigation of cheaters has been the highest priority since launching version 1.0 on PC. “We recently discovered a new pattern of cheats in action,” the PUBG team said. “This week, we performed a thorough gameplay data review of 10 million players and completed analysis of tens of millions of data logs. “Through this exercise, we were able to identify over 100,000 instances of the new pattern related to use of cheat and now we have confirmed that it…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.2, Rise of a New Sun, will be launched on January 30. The patch will allow players to tackle the next arc in the Omega raid series, a new trial featuring the first of the legendary Four Lords, and two new dungeons. You can watch the new trailer below, and details are available on the Final Fantasy XIV site. The update will add Omega: Sigmascape, the next arc in the Omega raid series, which will feature familiar faces from Final Fantasy V. In the new high-level Trial, players will come face to face with Byakko, one of…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

This week Nintendo revealed its brand new and incredibly unique take on video game controllers, the Nintendo Labo. Labo is a fully buildable, almost entirely cardboard way to create and customize video game controllers by hand. We dug through the reveal trailer to find every little secret we could, so let’s take a look at what Labo is all about. 0:00-0:19 – Nintendo Labo’s pricing model is $70 for the Variety Kit, $80 for the Robot Kit. The Variety and Robot Kits both come with a physical copy of a Switch game containing Labo games and software, so it’s not…