February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Marvel’s Avengers may have been pushed back to September, but we potentially just learned a whole lot of new details about it – including a major villain – thanks to what is seemingly its full Xbox One achievement list. The list was posted on Exophase, but has not been confirmed as authentic by Square Enix as of yet. It’s worth nothing that Exophase does typically post accurate achievement lists ahead of game launches, though this is noticeably much earlier than usual. Spoiler warning! From here on out we are going to dig into the details of what’s on this list, including…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Netflix’s The Witcher. This article also mentions storylines from The Witcher novels and game series. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/27/the-witcher-season-1-review”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Netflix’s The Witcher is reportedly set to feature two new witchers, Lambert and Coën, in the upcoming second season of the fantasy drama. Redanian Intelligence reports that Lambert will be played by Peaky Blinders actor Paul Bullion, while Strike Back star Yasen Atour will be stepping up to portray Coën. It is expected that these two characters will join Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia for three episodes. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/20/the-witcher-game-vs-netflix-scene-comparison”] Lambert should be a familiar name to fans of CD Projekt Red’s Witcher video game…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

New details have leaked for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s rumored battle royale mode called Warzone, including that there will be a version of Apex Legends’ “ping” system. As reported by GameSpot, Twitter user @CaptainBadfoot claimed they were playing the latest Call of Duty on the new Rust map when they were randomly put into this new Warzone lobby, complete with a “training” mode and other menus that hint at what’s to come. Some of @CaptainBadfoot’s tweets are no longer live, but a video from Warzone reportedly including the previously mentioned “ping” feature from Apex Legends. There were also screens…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition on Nintendo Switch will have a completely new and exclusive co-op mode. Capcom has spent the past few weeks announcing the three new features it’s added to the Switch version of Devil May Cry 3. Now the third one has been revealed and it’s local co-op for the game’s Bloody Palace mode. The time has come… for the reveal of the final addition to #DevilMayCry 3 Special Edition for #NintendoSwitch! Here’s producer Matt Walker (@retrootoko) again with the news: pic.twitter.com/Qj16uVW1oO — Devil May Cry (@DevilMayCry) February 13, 2020   The co-op will work with…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was the best-selling game in the U.S. for the month of January, according to NPD. Kakarot brought in the third-highest first month sales total for a Dragon Ball video game, coming in behind 2018’s Dragon Ball FighterZ and 2002’s Dragon Ball Z: Budokai. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-ign-dragon-ball-game-review&captions=true”] Grand Theft Auto V notably returned to the top five for the first time since August. As noted by NPD, it remains the best-selling video game of all time in the U.S. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the best-selling game of 2019, finished second in January’s U.S. sales totals, dropping slightly from…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Square Enix has released the opening cinematic of Final Fantasy VII Remake way ahead of its April 10 release date. The five-minute movie blends some very familiar elements with plenty of brand new ones. It opens with a highly detailed look at the eclectic city of Midgar, taking the viewer on a journey through the bustling streets that are filled with construction workers and kids speeding around on bicycles. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/14/final-fantasy-7-remake-opening-movie”] The establishing shots are supported by newly orchestrated, breath-taking music, which swells to a peak as Aerith gazes up towards the starlit night sky. The camera pans out to reveal more breathtaking views of…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a remake of the very first Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games (and the demo has been out for a while now) but of course there’s more to it than what we’ve seen so far. Though we didn’t get to check out the just-announced Mega Evolutions in action, we did go hands-on with a different story dungeon and some new features not shown in the demo or available in the originals. Watch the video above for short break downs and gameplay clips of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX’s Rescue Team Camp system, new Rare Qualities,…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’d told me two years ago that Samsung would be selling a phone that starts at $1,400, I wouldn’t have believed you. At the time, you could get a Galaxy S9 with the latest Snapdragon processor, a Quad HD OLED screen, and a headphone jack for as low as $720, while Apple charged a then-outrageous $1,000 for the iPhone X. Samsung was selling affordable luxury, while Apple was pushing the most expensive phone ever made.Then last year, Samsung bested the iPhone XR’s aggressive price tag with its own Galaxy S10e. It featured an OLED display instead of an LCD…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Bringing Dreams to PlayStation 5 would be on the cards next for developer Media Molecule if the game is successful on PlayStation 4. This is what Dreams creative director Mark Healey said to VGC at a launch event for the game in London on February 13, 2020. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/13/dreams-review”] “Obviously at the moment we’re focused on PS4 and I would actually hope that it extends the life of the PS4 to be honest with you, then maybe when other companies start making games for it, the community will carry on making games for it, but if it’s as successful as…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Scarce components have caused the manufacturing costs of the PlayStation 5 to rise to around $450 per unit, “forcing a difficult price-setting decision in its battle with Microsoft.” As reported by Bloomberg, these high costs have caused Sony to take a “wait-and-see approach with PS5’s price,” which is different from past console launches as Sony usually sets the price the February of the release year, with mass production starting in spring. For comparison, the PlayStation 4 retailed for $399 USD and was estimated by IHS Markit to cost $381 USD to manufacture. If all things were similar with the PlayStation…