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…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We might as well face it: 2018 looks as though it’s going to be the year of the battle royale mode. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds made the concept wildly popular early last year, and later Fortnite bounced from relative obscurity to impressive numbers in its own right after the launch of its free battle royale map. This rapid adoption probably means it’ll spread like wildfire much like survival games, horde modes, and MOBAs. Here’s a list of eight big games that could work with a battle royale mode. Given the large-scale nature of battles in the Star Wars universe, a free-for-all PVP…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Compulsion Games has announced We Happy Few will be released a bit later than originally planned. The title, which was previously slated to launch on April 13, will now be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this summer. Compulsion Games also released a new developer video that offers a peek at the game’s second playable character, Sally, and outlines what else is ahead for We Happy Few. Watch it below: The eerie survival adventure, set in a drug-addled dystopian 1960s England, needs some additional time for polish, after Compulsion made substantial changes to improve the first two hours of Arthur’s…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After launching an investigation into reports of a credit card breach on its website, OnePlus has announced some grim findings: Up to 40,000 customers may have had their credit card data stolen. That includes card numbers, expirations dates, and CVV codes entered at oneplus.net.The culprit for the breach, according to OnePlus, is a rogue script that was injected into the payment page code and able to capture unencrypted credit card info from customers’ browser windows. The company says the exploit has been running since the OnePlus 5T launched in November, though it affected all sales made through the website. It’s…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Worth the price of admissionImage by ValveThere was a time when “free-to-play” was a dirty term in the games industry. There are still terrible, exploitative free-to-play games on the market—more every day, in fact.But occasionally—occasionally—we get something…miraculous. We get a free-to-play game that doesn’t try to con players out of money or make the design intentionally boring in order to make those purchasable unlocks more exciting.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft’s Surface Precision Mouse is a practical PC accessory for Surface owners, especially right-handed ones. Over a week of use, I found the cordless, six-button mouse comfortable and precise. I wasn’t truly happy with it, however, until I downloaded Microsoft’s hard-to-find Mouse and Keyboard Center app, which includes a cool but gimmicky ability to straddle multiple PCs.Priced at $100 (sometimes discounted on Amazon), the Surface Precision Mouse is Microsoft’s flagship PC peripheral. As such, it’s the direct competitor to the Logitech MX Master 2S mouse ($100 or discounted on Amazon), which offers similar features, including its own ability to leap from…