April 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ever since I became a phone reviewer, my messages have been a mess. When I switch from an iPhone to an Android one, I need to remember to turn off iMessage on all of my devices lest I miss a blue bubble that sneaks through. And any conversations I was having on my iPhone are effectively over when I switch, since nothing carries over between operating systems.It’s not much better when switching between Android phones. Android Messages doesn’t sync or restore your texts between phones, no one uses Allo, and third-party apps can be wonky. I’ve taken to using Pulse…

April 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Intel’s new 8th-gen mobile gaming processors are here, and you know what that means: A fresh generation of gaming laptops! But that’s not all. As we’ve been preaching on PCWorld’s Full Nerd podcast, new hardware means deep discounts on existing stock, and it’s a stellar time to buy a 7th-gen laptop at prices previously considered ludicrous.Case in point: Newegg is selling the Acer Nitro 5 for just $699.99. And Dell’s still offering a GTX 1060-equipped laptop at a borderline unheard-of price.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

April 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In the latest twist in the ongoing saga of loot boxes – or similar items that reward a purchase with an item at random – the Dutch Gaming Authority (or Kansspelautoriteit) has made the decision that some loot boxes can be considered gambling, and instructed video game publishers that they will need to make changes in order to comply with Dutch law. Per a translation by Eurogamer, the authority examined the use of loot boxes in ten games (seemingly the ten most popular on Steam) and found that four of them directly contravene the Dutch Betting and Gambling Act. Although the…

April 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo Labo and its cardboard creations were announced back in January, and after some consternation over how much we’d be paying for cardboard, once the software had been factored in, it turned out that it wasn’t as exorbitant as it first appeared. Nintendo has confirmed the prices and given us one less thing to worry about by revealing that all of the kits can be bought separately. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The ultimate daddy/son duo makes their way onto PlayStation 4 today in Sony Santa Monica’s God of War, and in a touching tribute of sorts to his own son, creative director Cory Barlog let the tears flow freely in his video reaction to the game’s review scores. “So, I thought a lot about whether or not to upload but then I thought of what my son, Helo, is going through right now,” Barlog wrote in the description, after apologising for the video quality. “He doesn’t want us to be around when he is sad, opting to run in another room…

April 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Kratos muscles his way back onto our screens today, so to celebrate the release of God of War we’re giving away a copy of the game and a limited edition God of War PS4 Pro for you to play it on. To win this great prize all you need to do is follow IGN UK’s official Twitter page and re-tweet the below: Follow & RT for a chance to win a limited edition #GodofWar PS4 Pro bundle to celebrate the release of God of War! #spon Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on IGN sister-site Mashable.com. Find them on Facebook, and check out their article on why The Nintendo Switch is the best console for gaming in comfort. At its surface, Nintendo Labo is a fun and innovative blend of building and gaming, but more importantly, it’s a concept that’s changing the way we think about video game consoles and what exactly defines a video game. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico