January 26, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dota 2 developer Valve has issued a statement regarding DotaTV streaming following this week’s controversy surrounding the ESL One Genting 2018 tournament. In a new post, Valve states that it is the only entity with the power to send out DMCA notices for games streamed off of DotaTV (assuming the stream isn’t using the broadcaster’s unique content). Valve goes on to say it designed the guidelines to be flexible, and that it will be Valve’s judgment alone to decide who has violated its broadcasting rules. Valve’s full statement is below: We’ve been seeing a bunch of discussion regarding DotaTV and want to…

January 26, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Iron Banner is returning from January 30 to February 6, and the update is bringing new armor and raid rewards with it. In a post on Bungie.net, the team confirmed the featured mode for the upcoming Iron Banner event is Control, and Iron Banner Engrams earned during the event will provide Season 2 weapons, and more. Bungie is adding new items to the engrams players receive by visiting Lord Saladin. Season 2 weapons will be included, and the team is adding more in the next event. Players will be able to obtain a hand cannon, scout rifle, shotgun, and…

January 25, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Secret of Mana, the colorful and dynamic Super Nintendo RPG that remains near and dear to many an old-school JRPG fans’s hearts. Though the original title received an enhanced port for iOS in 2010 and Android in 2014, publisher Square Enix decided to reintroduce the game to old and new players alike with a proper remake for PC, PS4, and Vita – one that remains faithful to its roots while adding a few changes to make it more accessible to modern gamers. Below is a quick roundup of some of the biggest changes…

January 25, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Masaru Oyamada, the producer of the upcoming Secret of Mana remake for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC, spoke to IGN about the possibility of the game eventually making its way to Nintendo Switch, as well as the chances of the Seiken Densetsu Collection ever getting a release outside of Japan. While Square Enix doesn’t currently have plans to port the full 3D Secret of Mana remake to Nintendo’s latest console, the demand for a Switch version has the studio considering the possibility. “When we originally started to develop this title, the Switch wasn’t announced at that time, and so we…

January 25, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich told investors Thursday afternoon that the company plans to release silicon with built-in mitigations to the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabiities later this year, a statement that raises more questions than it answers.For Intel, it really has been a Tale of Two Cities scenario: Intel reported the best quarter in its history, as fourth-quarter 2017 revenue grew 4 percent year-over-year to $17.1 billion. But Intel has also been the face of Spectre and Meltdown, two critical vulnerabilities built into basically every processor it ships into the PC and server markets.To read this article in full, please click…

January 25, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft is making significant changes to the ways players can purchase Rainbow Six Siege. Effective February 13, 2018, Siege’s $40 Standard Edition will be replaced by a $60 Advanced Edition, the studio announced today. The Advanced Edition comes with everything included in the Standard Edition, but tacks on 600 Rainbow Six Credits and 10 Outbreak Collection packs, which contain cosmetics from the upcoming Outbreak event. Outbreak Packs can be purchased separately for 300 Credits (around $5) apiece. You can also earn four packs by logging in during the four-week event. These packs guarantee unique items with no chance of duplicates….

January 25, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony has just announced the Shadow of the Colossus soundtrack is coming to vinyl, and you can preorder it now. The new 2-LP set is being developed in cooperation with iam8bit and Japan Studio to celebrate the upcoming PlayStation 4 remake of Team Ico’s classic game. 35 of composer Kow Otani’s tracks have been specially remastered for vinyl, and will be printed on two translucent vinyl’s stored in a tri-fold sleeve featuring all new album art from Fables artist Nimit Malavia. The vinyl set will cost $40 and is available on iam8bit’s website. Check out the collection below: In addition…

January 25, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Anyone who uses a PC should have an external drive. It’s not only a useful means of data backup and storage, it also allows you to transport files from your desktop or laptop to another device.External drive cheat sheet Our quick-hit recommendations:Best external backup drive: Western Digital My Passport 4TB [amazon.com] Best external performance drive: Samsung T5 [amazon.com] ·Xbox One X one users, as well, would be wise to invest in an external drive as a way of augmenting the console’s measly 1TB hard drive (the external drive needs to be USB 3.0-compatible and will be formatted when you insert the drive). To…

January 25, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

There are certain moments in my gaming past I’d love to somehow wipe from my brain just so I could experience them again, fresh and unspoiled. Plunging into the sometimes beautiful, sometimes terrifying, sometimes disorienting aquatic world of Subnautica for the first time is one of those moments. Not since Minecraft have I fallen so easily in love with an open-world survival craft-em-up, and in a lot of ways, including the gripping story, developer Unknown Worlds has done even better. Subnautica is gripping from the very first moments, as you’re ejected from a disintegrating starship onto a watery alien world….

January 25, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

There are no officially confirmed plans for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch, but there surely is interest from a key member at Epic Games that could make it happen. Responding to a question on Twitter, Donald Mustard, the worldwide creative director at Epic Games, said he wants to see Fortnite on Nintendo Switch eventually. Yes. Yes I am. Hopefully we do that at some point! — Donald Mustard (@DonaldMustard) January 25, 2018 Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico