September 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 isn’t out yet, but the next Call of Duty after it is only 13 months away. That’s not based on any industry leaks or insider info, it’s just an assumption that’s about as safe to make as “the sun will rise tomorrow.” It’s also a thought that was hanging over my head like a raincloud while I played the PC beta of the Blackout battle royale mode this past weekend. I seriously enjoyed Blackout, far more than I expected to. It’s one of the most refined battle royales I’ve played, rooted squarely in Call…

September 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

With the PlayStation Classic’s reveal earlier this week came the confirmation of five of the 20 games to be included in the nostalgic console, as well as what players would be getting for the $99.99 price point. Still, some questions lingered about functionality for the system, and how it might differ from what we’ve seen in Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic mini consoles. Speaking to IGN via email, a PlayStation spokesperson confirmed that, similarly to those consoles, the initial launch lineup will be the full catalogue for the PlayStation Classic. “There are no plans to bring new content to PlayStation…

September 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Intel just introduced its largest Optane-based SSDs yet, but the shocker may be that one comes in the rarely seen U.2 interface.Intel on Thursday announced its Optane 905P drives with three flavors:A 905P in PCIe add-in card, or if you’re into the nomenclature thing: HHHL (half height, half length) trim. It’ll come in capacities of 960GB and 1.5TB. A 905P M.2 “gumstick” drive in capacities of up to 380GB. A 905P in U.2 in capacities of 1.5TB, 960GB, and 480GB.  The last drive is probably a surprise to those who don’t read Obscure SSD Quarterly, (Editor’s note: not a real…

September 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Destiny 2’s new Crucible mode, Breakthrough, will be released on Sept. 25, Bungie has revealed. Breakthrough will be available to all players, and Crucible will get some brand new maps designed to “complement” the mode. Players will fight for control of a central zone at the start of each Breakthrough round. The team to capture the zone will then deploy something called the Breaker, which is used to assault and hack the other team’s Vault. But that other team will be able to contest control of the zone while the team on the offensive is working to deploy the Breaker. Bungie is…

September 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. The next generation of iPhone comes out today. That’s right: iPhone XS and iPhone XR orders are live right now. The iPhone XR preorder date isn’t until October 19 and a release date of October 26. If you really want to get yourself a new iPhone, or if you’re one of the careful planners who timed the expiration of a contract to coincide with the arrival of the new phones, here’s what you need to know about the…

September 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Whether you’re waiting for the FedEx truck to bring your shiny new iPhone XS Max or are just trying to get a squeeze more months out of your Galaxy S7, there’s one thing you both have in common: the charger that comes in the box isn’t good enough. So if you’re looking for a better way to juice up your phone, Amazon has you covered today with some all-time lows on Anker’s excellent line of high-speed charging accessoriesRemove non-product link.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

September 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Lenovo Legion Y920, with its full-on GTX 1070-calibre graphics, a bright 17-inch screen, and a mechanical keyboard, makes for a solid—and quite hefty—gaming laptop. Besides its premium mechanical keyboard, the Y920 boasts some enticing amenities that its competitors lack, such as a one-touch Turbo mode and Dolby Atmos sound.It’s a good machine, but shop wisely. Gamers focused purely on the visuals may balk at the Y920’s hefty price tag, particularly given that a similarly configured version of the Alienware 17 R5Remove non-product link (not the maxed-out version we reviewed) currently costs many hundreds of dollars less. You’ll also see…

September 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Fortnite’s sixth season will officially kick off on September 27, Epic Games announced on Twitter this morning. “Season 6 is now dropping from the Battle Bus on September 27,” tweeted Epic. “Celebrate its arrival and unlock those final Battle Pass rewards with an additional 400% Match XP all weekend, from now until September 24 at 8 AM ET (1200 GMT). Glide into the party!” That bonus XP weekend therefore ends on Monday at at 5am Pacific / 8am Eastern / 1pm UK / 10pm AEST. Some fans believed Season 6 would kick off earlier, with rumors having first circulated that Fortnite…

September 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Pokemon fans believe they’ve uncovered an entirely new Pokemon due to a leak in Pokemon Go’s network traffic. Pokemon database site Serebii posted an image of the Pokemon, which is currently labeled as existing Pokemon Kecleon. Twitter user Chrales appears to be the first person to have spotted the leak, noting that while the creature is labeled Kecleon in Pokemon Go, the game’s Unity files tag it as Pokemon 891. Chrales also grabbed some images, which looks a bit like an orb floating inside a hardware nut for a head on top of a Ditto-like body. The right image appears to be a…