October 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In the days and weeks following the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, an uproar over the game’s inclusion of time-saving microtransactions touched a nerve with the community. Do they cross the line from harmless enhancers to practically necessary against Odyssey’s difficulty spikes? The overall conclusion has people torn. You don’t have to look further than the Assassin’s Creed subreddit to find divisiveness over the game’s real-money timer savers that generally boils down to one of two opinions. Essentially, some people feel Ubisoft has intentionally designed a pacing system that demands those purchases, while others consider the open-world, exploratory nature of…

October 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update. Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

October 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Adobe previews Photoshop CC on iPad and new apps for creative prosToday at Adobe MAX, Adobe previewed Photoshop CC on iPad, Project Aero, a tool that enables creators to design AR experiences, and Project Gemini, a drawing app. Adobe also introduced Premiere Rush CC, the first all-in-one, easy-to-use video editing app for social media creators. Redesigned for a modern touch experience, Photoshop CC on iPad will deliver the power and precision of its desktop counterpart. Photoshop CC on iPad will let users open and edit native PSD files using Photoshop’s industry-standard image-editing tools and will feature the familiar Photoshop layers panel….

October 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A recent interview with Rockstar Games suggested Red Dead Redemption 2 saw weeks of massive overtime work, however one of the company’s executives has clarified his statements. Rockstar co-founder and Vice President of Creativity Dan Houser told Vulture that the team behind Red Dead 2 worked very long weeks this year. “We were working 100-hour weeks,” Houser said, initially in a comment that has since drawn ire on social media given the continued discussions about the nature of “crunch” developing in the gaming industry. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

October 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s no secret that coding is one of today’s most employable skills; yet, many of us are still reluctant to pick it up due to its technical nature. Contrary to popular belief, however, you don’t need to be a computer science guru to kickstart a coding career. This Complete Learn to Code Masterclass Bundle contains beginner courses that can help you learn how to code for only $39, or 97% off.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

October 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Valve has clarified its statements about Artifact’s text chat and moderation, confirming to IGN that players will be able to turn off their opponent’s chat. During PAX West, Valve revealed that Artifact would have global text chat, including with the random opponents you play against. The studio quickly came under fire when the development team’s Jeep Barnett and Richard Garfield didn’t speak to what sort of moderation that chat would have during an interview with GamesIndustry.biz. But after I spoke with them at Valve’s Seattle office last week, it sounds like Artifact’s chat won’t be the Wild West initial reports…

October 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Artifact’s beta is almost here, still scheduled for October even as the month rapidly approaches its end. But while an actual date hasn’t been announced yet, we’ve got an early look at the newly revealed draft mode for Valve’s upcoming card game. In the video at the top of the page, you can see me sit down with Richard Garfield — creator of Magic: The Gathering and lead designer of Artifact — as we go through the strategy behind drafting and then building a deck from five sealed packs of Artifact cards. Then you can watch the new gameplay video…

October 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After spending nearly a week with the Pixel 3 XL, my three first impressions of Google’s newest handset haven’t changed: It’s the fastest Android phone I’ve ever used. The cameras are awesome. The notch is an eyesore.Thankfully, the first two qualities make up for the third. Mostly. If the Pixel 3 XL didn’t have such an ostentatious notch, it would still be an ugly phone, but after a couple days I wouldn’t have cared anymore. Six days later, the notch is still the first thing my eyes go to every time I unlock my phone. It would be one thing if there was…

October 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We all know the pain of not having enough ports on our PC and the pleasure that a good docking station can bring, helping to connect all the peripherals while eliminating the need for dongles. Today, Amazon is selling several Sabrent docking stations for their lowest price everRemove non-product link, from a 5-port mini dock all the way up to a 10-port powerhouse.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico