December 15, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Radeon roundupImage by Brad Chacos/IDGNot all graphics cards are created equal. Both AMD and Nvidia offer a wide range of graphics cards designed for tasks as varied as adding basic video support to a home theater PC to playing gorgeous video games at crushingly high frame rates and resolutions.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 15, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Capcom has announced the dates for Monster Hunter World’s open beta on PlayStation 4. As revealed on the official Monster Hunter Twitter account, the beta will run from December 22 at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm UK (December 23 at 4am AET) to December 26 at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm UK (December 27 at 4am AET), with preloads beginning on December 18. The open beta will be available for all PS4 players, regardless if you have a PlayStation Plus subscription. The forthcoming open beta follows the PS Plus beta, which began on December 9 and ended on December 12. Those who played the first beta won’t…

December 15, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Red Dead Redemption 2’s double-action revolver can now be discovered in GTA Online. According to Rockstar, the first clue to the revolver’s location will be sent via an in-game email. Those who go on to discover the weapon and complete the subsequent Headshot Challenge in Freemode will earn $250,000 of in-game money and unlock it for use in Red Dead Redemption 2. GTA Online’s golden double-action revolver.Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 15, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has hit one million players on Xbox One, Microsoft announced today. To commemorate the milestone, a free copy of PUBG will be included with every Xbox One X purchase from December 17–31. Following its Xbox One release on December 12, PUBG hit the million-player mark within its first 48 hours of availability, according to Microsoft. The company notes the promotion will only be offered in “select regions,” though no specific territories are mentioned. Microsoft added PUBG, which was released as part of the Xbox Game Preview program, will “continue to receive enhancements, new content updates including the new desert map,…

December 15, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

All month long we’re highlighting cool games that might not be on your radar, as part of IGN First: Games to Watch in 2018. Today’s game is Darksiders 3, the long-awaited sequel that we announced back in May. It’s hardly been seen since that unveiling, and as the video above clearly shows, it’s looking even better than ever! Take a look as Fury makes her way through The Hollows and fights a Lava Brute! To see all the Games to Watch in 2018 as we roll them out over the month, be sure to head over to our IGN First Hub…

December 15, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Fallout 4 VR makes a terrible first impression.Boot it up and it’s immediately clear it wasn’t built for VR first and foremost. The main menu does that thing where it’s just the original 2D menu projected in empty space. The “War never changes…” intro does the same. Then when you get into the actual game, you see a rudimentary version of the character creation sequence where you’re standing in front of a mirror—and if you step backwards, you can just walk straight through the wall.This “Oh, someone didn’t even think of this or at least didn’t come up with a…

December 15, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

After nearly a decade of dropping players into exotic yet ferociously hostile locales like Indonesia, the Himalayas and most recently, prehistoric times – Far Cry 5 aims to bring players somewhere a little closer to home. Although Hope County is entirely fictitious, it’s a gorgeous slice of Big Sky country, and the backdrop of the rocky mountains and luscious tree lines of the American Northwest makes it the perfect setting for the next Far Cry game. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 15, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s the end of an era that realistically ended a decade ago. On Friday, AOL shut down AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) permanently. Plans for its death were first announced in October.When I heard the news, my mind flashed back to the boxes full of America Online CDs in every store, to the dubstep-like beeps and boops of a 28.8K modem connecting to the Internet, and AIM chat rooms providing a real-time connection with people around the world long before social networks accomplished the same task.But the rise of social networks like Facebook and Whatsapp were the final nail in AIM’s coffin. The…

December 15, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Four long months after AMD’s flawed Radeon Vega graphics cards launched, custom versions are finally starting to trickle out—and the wait was worth it. The monstrous, yet luxurious Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 64 Limited Edition relies on brute force to squash the most troubling problems that plague reference Vega cards. This beast sports the most wildly effective cooler to ever cross our test bench, and it manages to toss in a factory overclock while providing impressive tools for enthusiasts to push performance even further.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 15, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Brendan Greene, a.k.a. PlayerUnknown wants to see better protection from copycat games, following a spate of titles adopting the Battle Royale template popularised by his game, Battlegrounds. Speaking to the BBC, Greene explained: “I want other developers to put their own spin on the genre… not just lift things from our game  There’s no intellectual property protection in games. In movies and music there is IP protection and you can really look after your work. In gaming that doesn’t exist yet, and it’s something that should be looked into.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico