August 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

IGN is proud to partner with CD Projekt Red to host a Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay party at PAX West on Friday, August 30 at 8:00pm PST. The party is 21+ and a PAX West badge is not required to attend. Each person can register for themselves at the Eventbrite page for tickets, but additional guests are not allowed without their own RSVP. Registration can be found here and attendees do not need to be cosplay contestants. Find out all the details for the Cyberpunk Cosplay Contest, which numerous IGN talent will be judging, and have a shot at the $40,000 prize…

August 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Destroy All Humans is set to release in 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A remake of the 2005 original, this new edition will put you in the shoes of an alien named Crypto-137 as you wreak havoc on puny Earthlings during an invasion in the 1950s. Your goals are to harvest human DNA, destroy the US government, and generally cause as much destruction as possible. But you don’t have to wait to secure a copy for yourself. And in fact, if you want one of the decidedly awesome-looking special editions, you should probably lock in your preorder now…

August 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Far: Lone Sails came out on PC on May 17, 2018 and PS4 and Xbox One on April 2, 2019. We are using its release on Nintendo Switch on August 18, 2019 as an opportunity to review it on all four platforms since we hadn’t previously. Some folk say you can’t truly appreciate the highs of life if you haven’t felt the lows. Whether you believe that or not, it’s a lesson Far: Lone Sails takes to heart. It’s full of tense, nerve-wracking scenarios as you struggle to keep your fuel-guzzling/wind-powered hybrid vehicle running smoothly across a long-dead world. But…

August 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Update: Matt “SupMatto” Somers no longer has a live YouTube channel following reports 2K Games investigated his channel over Borderlands 3 leaks. Following our report where 2K confirmed an investigation into Somers’ Borderlands 3 content over possible leaks, SupMatto’s whole YouTube channel and backlog of content has been taken offline. Somers revealed that his YouTube channel suffered several copyright strikes from 2K Games. YouTube has a three-strike policy where if a channel is flagged three times within a 90-day time period, YouTube will shut down the channel. Considering the number of strikes Somers’ YouTube channel received, this could be a…

August 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

All month long, we’re taking a deep dive into Borderlands 3, our IGN First game for August 2019. We started things off with a look at the first 14-minutes of Borderlands 3, and today we’re bringing you the first-ever look at 4-player co-operative play. Borderlands has always been best when played with a group of friends, so make sure to check out the video above for a look at how it all shakes out. We’re over the halfway point in August right now, but there’s still plenty of Borderlands 3 goodness to uncover for IGN First. Make sure to check back…

August 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

A new teaser trailer for new Pokemon cards debuted at the Pokemon World Championships 2019 in Washington, D.C., giving players their first look at what to expect from the new Sword and Shield expansion — and it looks like something big is coming. The trailer showed off “Pokemon V” as a new card type, although no details were given beyond the name and that Gen 8 legendaries Zacian and Zamazenta will have a Pokemon V card. Their attacks were shown but other attributes like Energy cost, Resistance, Weakness and Retreat Cost were missing, as is typical for this kind of…

August 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

A brand new Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer has been released and focuses on some epic new competitive abilities, moves, items, and much more that Pokémon Trainers around the world will be able to utilize when the newest Pokémon titles arrive on the Nintendo Switch later this year. The first new ability revealed is Galarian Weezing’s Neutralizing Gas that cancels the effects of other Pokémon’s abilities and can even stop them from being triggered. For example, the gas will prevent Gastrodon’s Storm Drain ability from absorbing Water-type moves, and Rotom’s Levitate no longer protects it from Ground-type moves. Some Pokémon,…

August 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

An American man was cautioned by police this week after stopping on a freeway hard shoulder with eight phones, each loaded up with Pokémon Go. A tweet courtesy of the public information officer for King County, Rick Johnson, read “Sergeant Kyle Smith contacted a vehicle on the shoulder yesterday evening. This is what was next to the driver!  Playing #PokemonGO with EIGHT (8) phones! Driver agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with 8 less distractions.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

August 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Square Enix has cancelled a series of Starwing Paradox tournaments in Japan after death threats were issued against the company’s staff. An official Square Enix statement, reported on by Kotaku, explains that several death threats have been made against Starwing Paradox’s management team. Those threats have been reported to the police, but as a precautionary measure the tournaments – due to be held this weekend and next weekend in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, and Fukuoka – have been cancelled. There have been several incidents in Japan recently involving death threats and violent behaviour. The most notable is the arson attack on…

August 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Would you spend $200 on a mouse? Should you spend $200 on a mouse? Always a fan of gloriously pricey peripherals, I recently took the Swiftpoint Z for a spin to find out. At $230 list, I’m pretty sure it’s the most expensive mouse I’ve ever used—and it certainly tries to justify that price with a laundry list of experimental features. (Note: As of this writing, Amazon is selling the Swiftpoint Z for $150.)Or gimmicks, if you’re feeling less generous.Let’s get into it though. If nothing else, the Swiftpoint Z is at least the most interesting mouse I’ve ever laid…