December 29, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Just when you thought the big sales days were over for 2017, Amazon pops up with another one. Today, Friday, December 29 is Amazon’s Digital Day: A time for you to find great deals on apps, movies, and games to fill up your devices.That’s what the marketing materials say, anyway. After looking through the Digital Day sales, all we can say is “Yeesh.” Most of the “deals” we spotted are at least a week old or longer. Moreover, the PC game deals are on par with Steam’s ongoing Winter Sale, and based on data from CamelCamelCamel, many deal prices are…

December 29, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Of the many tasks in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, collecting every Korok seed is perhaps the most daunting. Around every corner, at the top of every mountain, behind every pillar, a Korok seed could be waiting, along with a short puzzle or race in order to unlock it. After finally completing the monumental task of collecting all nine hundred of them, your reward is probably not what you were expecting: Hestu’s Gift, a golden piece of poop. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 29, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is set to launch exclusively for PlayStation 4 on February 9, 2018. Originally a manga, The Seven Deadly Sins has inspired an anime series as well as a 3DS game and a mobile game in Japan. But Knights of Britannia represents the first time a Seven Deadly Sins game has landed on consoles or come to the West. It’s kind of a big deal. If you’re thinking about buying The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, you probably want to know what’s in the preorder bonus, which stores have the cheapest price, and…

December 29, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

For PC gaming, 2017 was a year of excess—so much so that even the best indie games could get lost in the shuffle. Early in the year we witnessed the long-awaited demise of Steam Greenlight, and thus the last real barrier to getting games on Steam. It was replaced with “Steam Direct,” a system where developers simply paid $100 and poof, any game could get onto Steam.And I do mean any game. In 2014 around 1,500 games were released on Steam. In 2015 that number rose to 3,000 and last year to 4,500. 2017? Almost 6,000 games in the last…

December 29, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The circle of life applies as much to technology as it does to living things, and so every year brings a wave of old products and failed ideas that make way for newer and better ones.This year, we lost some once-iconic products that lost their utility long ago, along with some that probably shouldn’t have existed in the first place. Here’s a rundown of the most notable technology that died in 2017.#1: AOL Instant Messenger Oath Once a fixture of early-aughts dorm rooms, AOL Instant Messenger logged off this month, taking with it a rich history of away messages, buddy…