October 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When it comes to hobbies that are friendly on the wallet, gaming sits somewhere between iPhone frisbee and collecting exotic cars. In addition to the hardware, controllers, and peripherals gamers need to invest in, most new games release with a $60 price tag; and more titles are launching with premium editions that edge closer to the $100 mark. Well worth it in the end, but significant all the while. This makes gaming on a budget challenging, but it’s by no means impossible, especially now that Microsoft is shaking up the market with Xbox Game Pass. To read this article in…

October 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you need a little extra storage space on your phone, laptop, or digital camera, Amazon is selling three Samsung EVO Select microSD and microSDXC cards at their all-time lowest prices. You’ll find 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities available dirt-cheap, and these SD cards are a mainstay in the phones of our resident Android expert.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

October 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Cloud storage and email attachments might have made it easier than ever to shuffle files between PCs, but sometimes, nothing beats the sneakernet. If you need a USB key you can slip in your pocket, Newegg’s selling a 32GB Adata flash drive for just $6.50Remove non-product link with coupon code EMCEPRY22.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

October 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Nintendo Switch continues to be a sales success, with Nintendo’s latest financial report placing the console at nearly 23 million units sold since its launch last year. In a new earnings report, Nintendo revealed that over the last six months the Switch has managed to sell more than 5 million units, with a slight increase in sales compared to this time last year. The new numbers now mean the Switch has almost doubled sales of the Wii U, and has overtaken GameCube’s total figure. During this time, Mario Tennis Aces managed to sell more than 2 million copies, while Donkey Kong Country: Tropical…

October 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Red Dead Redemption 2 had the largest opening weekend for any entertainment product in history, managing to sell through $725 million in copies over just three days. It’s actually the second-highest grossing entertainment launch, although Rockstar won’t be too unhappy with that, given that the record-holder is Grand Theft Auto V. The discrepancy between biggest opening weekend and biggest overall launch comes down to the fact that the last GTA was released on a Tuesday. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

October 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The first in a new line of cases from Cooler Master, the MasterCase SL600M is a full-sized tower with ample space and a relatively compact footprint. One landed on our doorstep just head of its Tuesday launch, and we couldn’t resist opening it up in advance of the project we’ll be using it in. You can watch us take a tour of it—by way of a teardown of the sample build we installed—in the video above.Among the SL600M’s unique features is a vertical airflow design, powered by two standard, non-RGB 200mm fans at the bottom of the chassis. You also…

October 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

For those  wishing for more Super Mario Odyssey kingdoms, or Zelda story content, there might be a glimmer of hope, as Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has said he wants to see more DLC for existing major titles on Nintendo consoles. At Nintendo’s latest earnings meeting (as reported by Bloomberg’s Yuji Nakamura), Furukawa said: “We need continuous growth. We must keep releasing new software. That includes DLCs and other contents for big titles that are already out.” Many had wondered if the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey would see further updates. Despite…

October 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

According to recently released research papers from Microsoft, it looks like adjustable, Xbox-style grip controllers could be used for mobile gaming in conjunction with smartphones and tablets. As reported by Windows Central, these research documents have just been released this month, though it appears the research itself was conducted between 2012 – 2014. The key design goal for this mobile controller was “to combine a compact and convenient-to-carry form factor with the ease-of-use, control and comfort of a traditional physical controller” by using two hinged “clip-on” controller fragments that attached to the bezel of a mobile device. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

October 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony officially unveiled the 20-game lineup for its first nostalgia-fueled specialty system, the PlayStation Classic. And reaction has been…well, mixed. Anecdotally, one of the most common recurring refrains is that the list is missing some of the most seminal PlayStation releases — the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon trilogies, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Resident Evil 2 (in addition to the included Resident Evil: Director’s Cut), and a few more. Unfortunately, the Classic’s lineup was almost cursed from the start, in large part thanks to the nostalgia-driven culture of the entire industry. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico