October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Acer’s Swift 3 (2019) should attract the type of savvy notebook PC buyer searching for a little more graphics oomph than the standard integrated GPU provides. Combining an 8th-gen “Whiskey Lake” chip plus a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU opens up more opportunities for light gaming without breaking the bank.Acer’s new Swift 3 clamshell is a generally solid midrange notebook, though it suffers in two key areas. First, the integrated audio isn’t much to write home about, even with headphones. We found the fingerprint reader lacking as well. But Acer’s Swift 3 also boasts excellent performance and a solid ten…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The Pixelbook Go is nothing less than a mea culpa from Google, making good on the Pixel Slate. Launched last year at the very same Made By Google event, the Pixel Slate was such a mess, it led Google to declare that it was out of the tablet-making business for good.The Pixelbook Go is what the Pixel Slate should have been all along: an affordable version of the Pixelbook. Instead of trying to one-up the iPad Pro with a half-baked tablet interface and really bad keyboard, the Pixelbook Go carves its own path with a great form factor, fantastic specs,…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Like all good detective stories, what appears simple at first becomes so much more than that in Disco Elysium – and here it gets so, so much weirder, too. It takes the age-old mechanics of tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons and twists them in strange ways around a macabre tale of violence, poverty, and a society on the brink of collapse. Through sharply written dialogue and an expertly crafted world, it uses some unique game mechanics – such as debating against 24 different sections of your own brain – to create an experience that will stay with me for…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

We can now officially confirm that we are playing Death Stranding and you will be able to read/watch the resulting review at 12AM Pacific time on Friday, November 1. If you’re keeping track, that’s a whole week before the release date of November 8. And that’s… literally everything Sony will allow us to say about it right now. Check back in a couple of weeks and we’ll give you an in-depth opinion of Kojima’s first non-Metal Gear game in forever, all while keeping it as spoiler-free as can reasonably be expected in a review where the whole idea is to…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple premieres “For All Mankind,” coming to Apple TV+ November 1Hailing from Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Ronald D. Moore, “For All Mankind” Stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt and Jodi BalfourApple premiered “For All Mankind” today at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California. Coming exclusively to Apple TV+ on November 1, “For All Mankind” is a captivating “what if” take on history from Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore. Told through the lives of astronauts, engineers and their families, “For All Mankind” imagines a world in which the global space race never ended and…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The first brand-new non-Pokemon RPG from developer Game Freak in more than 20 years is an exciting prospect, and Little Town Hero proves the venerated developer still knows how to get weird. The entire adventure takes place in a single town, with turn-based fights in its snaking streets as local villagers throw food, ideas, and chickens at you to help take down the intimidating monsters that threaten their peace. While overly slow pacing and some occasionally aggravating randomization had me questioning whether I’d made a huge mistake in picking it up initially, Little Town Hero soon recovered thanks to a…

October 15, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

League of Legends is finally coming to mobile as League of Legends: Wild Rift. Riot Games is adamant, however, that League of Legends: Wild Rift is not simply a port of the PC MOBA. Check out the trailer for Wild Rift in the video above. Like the PC version, LoL: Wild Rift is a 5v5 MOBA, but it’s been adapted for mobile and console play. Unlike the click-to-move controls, Wild Rift features a new twin-stick mechanic. Similarly, Wild Rift is being designed specifically for 15 to 18-minute games. Riot didn’t reveal the full extent of the overhauls, but there appear…

October 15, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Riot Games celebrated 10 years of League of Legends today with a big blowout livestream. The big anniversary show featured several new announcements from Riot Games, including a new champion in League of Legends and multiple new video game announcements. Some of the announcements Riot Games made today were expected, like Riot’s long-rumored fighting game. Other projects were newly announced today. Here’s everything Riot Games announced during today’s 10th-anniversary livestream. New League of Legends Champion, Senna League of Legends will have a new champion for the Rift next month. Fans rightfully guessed online that the new champion would be Senna,…