December 27, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Don’t miss your chance to add a Pikachu to your roster early on in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.Powered by WPeMatico

December 27, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo has been leaning heavily into DLC for Switch games. Since launch, Nintendo has announced a season pass for Breath of the Wild, an expansion pass for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, a host of updates and DLC for Splatoon 2, and more. Speaking to IGN, Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo’s Entertainment Planning and Development Division general manager, explained why DLC has been a good fit for Switch, which is embracing the digital future. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 27, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Over the course of 2017, IGN reviewed more than 200 games. Of all of those, these are the ones that stuck out the most, earning a score of 9.0 to 10 and winning our Editors’ Choice Award. Note that this list isn’t an exact copy of our Game of the Year 2017 nominees, and winners weren’t decided by the highest score. That’s because reviews are the opinion of an individual critic around the time of release, while Game of the Year is decided by IGN’s staff as a group near the end of the year. But all of the games…

December 27, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo reportedly won’t offer 64-gigabyte game cards for Switch until 2019. The Wall Street Journal says Nintendo originally planned to deliver the bigger Switch game cards to developers in the second half of 2018. But there’s apparently been a delay due to technical issues. The largest Nintendo Switch game card currently is 32 gigabytes. That’s considerably smaller storage compared to a Blu-ray, which can hold up to 50 gigabytes of data for a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One game. Now there have already been data storage issues with Nintendo Switch games. For example, NBA 2K18 on Switch requires an additional microSD…

December 27, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Mixed martial arts fans can step back into the octagon on February 2, 2018, when EA Sports UFC 3 launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In extremely unsurprising news, Conor McGregor will be gracing the cover once again. If you’re thinking about preordering EA Sports UFC 3, you’ll want to know about the special editions and preorder bonuses that are available. We have you covered with all those details below, so keep on reading. Price: $60 Even the Standard Edition of EA Sports UFC 3 comes with a handful of digital extras you’ll want to keep in mind when…

December 27, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Players have pulled off a lot of incredible stunts in Breath of the Wild, from completing the entire game in just a few hours to finding ways to beat long shrines with quick, easy physics skips. After working on such a gigantic, meticulously-designed game, we asked series producer Eiji Aonuma and game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi how they feel seeing people find shortcuts and alternate solutions. “That was definitely one of our goals. That’s totally all according to plan,” Fujibayashi told IGN. “A big theme of this game was that there should be multiple answers, multiple methods, multiple ways of doing…

December 27, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome to Best. Game. Ever., our new video series where we ask entertainers, athletes, comedians, and creators to weigh in on their all-time favorite video games. From Mario to Master Chief, 8-bit to 4K, we’re celebrating the best games ever, and in our second episode, we’re taking a look at the best head-to-head titles. In Episode 2, Game of Thrones’ Liam Cunningham, The Walking Dead’s Austin Amelio, comedian Heather Anne Campbell, and more talk about their favorite head-to-head games, covering everything from fighters like Mortal Kombat to sports titles like NBA Jam. Watch the episode in the player above, and find out if your favorite head-to-head titles…

December 27, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Fallout 4 hit shelves more than two years ago, but with 6 DLC packs under its belt, the Commonwealth is still home to an abundance of awesome Easter Eggs and secrets. We’ve already shown you the secret UFO that’s a series staple, and we’ve already found all the Bobbleheads and silly Pipboy classic games, so we decided to dig a bit deeper and search for the more obscure secrets the game has to offer. Here are 11 things you probably didn’t know about Fallout 4. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 27, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony has unveiled the PlayStation Plus games lineup for next month, with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Telltale Series serving as the headliners on PlayStation 4. Those two titles are joined by a handful of PlayStation 3 and Vita games, in addition to a VR bonus. The full list is below, courtesy of the PlayStation Blog: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4) Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4) Sacred 3 (PS3) The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PS3) Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS Vita, PS4) Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 27, 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 Fe, a beautiful action-adventure that’s a bit Zelda-ish. In the video above, one of Fe’s developers walks you through five minutes of new gameplay that showcases bonding with animals. Enjoy! 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 Page. Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews and Xbox Guru-in-Chief. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan,…