May 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Fortnite’s 50v50 mode is currently back and pits 50 players against another 50 enemies, but sometimes the true enemies are the teammates right beside you. In 50v50, teammates share everything: anything you build can be edited by anyone on your team and, any friendly player can revive you when you go down. The problem is that any and all loot is up for grabs by anyone who spots it, including loot that you drop when you meet an early death. This has led to cruel players purposely letting you succumb to death so they can pick up all the weapons…

May 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Which Intel motherboard should you buy? Selecting the best Intel 300-series motherboard to fit your needs was straightforward when the initial wave of 8th-gen Core desktop processors launched in October 2017, because only the enthusiast-class Z370 chipset released alongside the new chips. That was enough to help the flagship Core i7-8700K CPU counter AMD’s Ryzen threat at the high end, but left PC users looking for more affordable options in a pickle. Buying a $100 Core i3 chip doesn’t make much sense when you’re forced to slap it in a $130, high-end motherboard, especially with AMD offering a full arsenal…

May 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It seems like there’s always some sort of deal on portable storage, but rarely are there so many options in the same place as today’s huge one-day SanDisk sale on Amazon. With deals on everything from flash drives to micro SDXC cards, there are some solid storage options no matter what you’re looking for.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Konami has announced Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars will come out September 6 on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation VR. You can pre-order the game starting today. Digital pre-orders from the PSN store will come with a special theme and Zone of the Enders avatars. A 4K and VR demo version on PSN is also arriving sometime prior to launch. The game is priced at $29.99/£24.99. The remaster will sport enhanced graphics, 4K resolution, and new sound design (with surround sound support). You can also look forward to new features such as a “Very Easy” difficulty setting, an optional…

May 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

This has been the strangest saga. Last week, Walmart Canada seemingly leaked a bunch of E3 announcements early, and while most of the list seemed like the usual rumor-mill fodder—Borderlands 3,Splinter Cell, Just Cause 4—there was one game on there I never expected to see: Rage 2. Yes, a sequel to id Software’s RPG/shooter hybrid from 2010.I didn’t think anyone cared about Rage! It wasn’t bad, per se. It was just one of those games that exists, you play it, and you never think about it again, made worse by the fact it released after Borderlands had already dominated the…

May 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Rage 2 will be released in Spring 2019, and will be a fully open-world game its developers describe as a “shooterverse”. Revealed in a press release alongside the game’s first gameplay trailer (below), the game will cover a variety of post-apocalyptic terrain, “from lush jungles and treacherous swamps to sun-scorched deserts.” The game returns to the original’s focus on both over-the-top gunplay and vehicle combat, with upgradable guns, Nanotrite Powers (currently we only know of “a devastating slam attack” and a “lethal energy push”), and Overdrive, “the ability to push your guns beyond their mechanical limits.” Bethesda’s calling it “more than…

May 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Graphics card prices are finally coming back down to Earth. The costly GPU crisis isn’t over yet, but things are getting better.Case in point: today, you can get an 8GB Asus Radeon RX 580 for $290 after rebate from Newegg. This is the first time in a long time that the 8GB version of the card has dipped below $300. Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, Amazon is offering the card at the same $290 price after rebate.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

May 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo has revealed the dates for an upcoming Mario Tennis Aces tournament, which is being used as an early access beta for the game. Players will be able to hit the court starting Friday, June 1 at 8am Pacific / 10am Eastern / 3pm UK / Midnight AEST. The beta ends on Sunday, June 3 at 4 pm Pacific / 7 pm Eastern / Midnight UK (that’s 9am AEST on Monday June 4). Playable characters for the beta include Mario, Bowser, Peach and Yoshi, with single-player and online tournament modes available. Five secret unlockable characters will also be available by gaining…

May 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dedicated typists looking for a premium, snappy keyboard without going the mechanical way should give the wireless MK540 Advanced combo a serious look. Logitech’s enticing $60 bundle serves up a roomy keyboard complete with dedicated media buttons, programmable keys, and tactile typing with a minimum of clickity-clack, while the solid mouse offers smooth scrolling plus programmable gestures. Our only quibble is with the Logitech MK540’s limited Mac support. Basic features Windows and Chrome OS support, limited MacOS support 2.4GHz RF wireless connectivity Programmable keys 2x AA batteries required for keyboard (advertised three years of battery life), 1x AA battery required…