March 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Weeelcooome to episode 398 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, Lily Zaldivar joins the panel to discuss Super Smash Bros. for Switch, Splatoon 2 DLC, Super Smash Bros, Dark Souls, Super Smash Bros, and all the big announcements from the latest Nintendo Direct. Oh, and Super Smash Bros! As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel (subscribe and hit that bell! It gives fairies wings!) or listen to it on your commute in audio format. If you enjoy the show, share it with other Nintendo fans, leave us a…

March 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Valve announced the first details about Artifact, the Dota 2 card game, in a closed doors presentation today. Valve President Gabe Newell sat down with members of the games press to reveal the first details about Artifact, the digital card game that was announced during last year’s International. The presentation contained a wealth of information about the upcoming game, most important of which is that the game will not be free-to-play like many of its competitors. The game will feature high production values, novel mechanics (such as a “shopping phase”), and an AI that teaches the player how to play….

March 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Epic Games has announced its free Fortnite Battle Royale mode will be available to play on both iOS and Android — and you’ll be able to play with other players on other platforms. Starting next Monday, March 12, interested players can sign up at Fortnite’s official website for the iOS “Invite Event.” Invitations via email will be sent out to players soon after, offering a link to download the game. Epic will be regularly inviting players to the game over the coming months. Support for Android platers will follow in the next few months, though no exact window is announced….

March 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The White House has published its ‘violent video game’ reel that President Trump shared at today’s meeting with members of the video game industry and critics of the medium. According to The Washington Post, Trump showed the reel at the beginning of the meeting, and asked the group: “this is violent, isn’t it?” The sizzle reel, shared on The White House’s YouTube channel, features clips from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (predictably, its ‘No Russian sequence), Wolfenstein, Dead by Daylight, Sniper Elite, and Fallout 4. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

March 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After a lot of leaks, rumors, and anticipation, Nintendo aired a Nintendo Direct today with a handful of new games headed to Switch and 3DS. Here’s what Nintendo showed today, from release dates for things we already knew about to a few new surprises that will round out 2018 for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo saved the best for last, finally confirming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. We don’t know much yet, but a trailer showed off the Inklings, Mario, Link, and silhouettes of a few more familiar characters. It remains to be seen if this will be a port of…

March 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Today’s Nintendo Direct gave us the release date for Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition, coming to Nintendo Switch May 18. The Definitive Edition includes every map and mission, as well as every character from both the Wii U and 3DS version, adding up to 29 characters in all. The Switch edition also includes new outfits for Zelda and Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Direct also gave us a release date for Project Octopath Traveler, coming July 13 with a special edition releasing on the same day. When it originally came to Wii U, we gave…

March 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. This week we’re discussing Far Cry 5 arcade, Monster Hunter World, sex dolls, and more. Watch the video above or download the podcast below. Download Game Scoop! Episode 474 Or subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode. Subscribe to the Game Scoop! YouTube channel and never miss a video.Powered by WPeMatico

March 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo has announced Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion, the game’s first paid, single-player DLC. The expansion was revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct. It will be released this summer for $20 USD. Nintendo also announced Splatoon 2’s 3.0 update will be released in “late April.” Version 3.0 will feature additional stages, over 100 pieces of new gear, and Rank X, a new rank that’s even higher than S+. For more, check out IGN’s Splatoon 2 review. Jordan is a freelance writer for IGN.Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

March 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

As many fans have been waiting for since the announcement of the Nintendo Switch, Super Smash Bros. is finally confirmed to be coming to the system. And it’s coming in 2018. Splatoon Inklings are confirmed to appear in a short teaser shown during the Nintendo Direct today. Mario and what appears to be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Link were also shown in the teaser. Several other characters can be seen in partial shadow at the end of the trailer. No official title has been set for the fighter, with its working title being Nintendo Switch Super…

March 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Little Nightmares is coming to Nintendo Switch in just a couple months. Nintendo shared the news during today’s Nintendo Direct. The Switch version will be the Complete Edition, featuring the adventures of Six and the Kid, including all eight chapters, as well as all previously released DLC. Additionally, a special in-game mask can be unlocked with the Pac-Man amiibo. Little Nightmares: Complete Edition launches for Nintendo Switch on May 18. The game was released last year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For our thoughts on why it’s a “very welcome fresh take on horror,” read IGN’s Little Nightmares review. Continue…