May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Epic Games is releasing an “open to everybody” Unreal Engine 5 editor for Fortnite, and will let creators monetize what they make.CEO Tim Sweeney told Fast Company that around half of players’ time in Fortnite is spent playing other users’ content and Epic Games wants to make that experience more fully-fledged through the editor, and the ability to monetize that custom content.”We’re going to release the Unreal Editor for Fortnite, the full capabilities that you’ve seen [in Unreal Engine] opened up so that anybody can build very high-quality game content and code,” Sweeney said, “and deploy it into Fortnite without…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Despite being involved in a lawsuit over its development, and negative reviews, Square Enix says it recommends Balan Wonderworld “with confidence”. The game was brought up in a Q&A session during a company earnings briefing, during which an investor asked about ex-director Yuji Naka’s lawsuit against the company, seemingly brought after his dismissal from the project.Square Enix confirmed that Naka had had a lawsuit case with the company but wouldn’t give any further details about it. However, according to Bloomberg’s Takashi Mochizuki, Square Enix also commented on Balan Wonderworld itself, saying, “it is a game that we recommend with confidence.”Square…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo won’t be drawn on when it will release a successor to the Switch, but president Shuntaro Furukawa has made it clear that the company aims not to repeat the same mistakes as it did when moving from Wii to Wii U, and DS to 3DS.In the company’s latest financial briefing Q&A, an attendee asked Furukawa how Nintendo aimed to move on from the Switch smoothly when it chooses to release next-generation hardware. While Furukawa didn’t directly acknowledge new hardware, or when it might arrive, he pointed out that the company is aiming to learn from its past mistakes:”Looking back…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Variable Rate Refresh has been one of the most requested features on the PlayStation 5 since it launched nearly two years ago. Sony has now resolved that, finally rolling out VRR to PS5 consoles, allowing players with a compatible TV or monitor to activate the feature in potentially any PS5 game. There’s a short list of games that will receive a patch enabling VRR support in the coming weeks, but you can turn it on for unsupported games as well – just know that those without official support might not achieve perfect results. What is VRR and how does it…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones could finally see release, after a rating for the PC version of the game has found in South Korea.According to South Korea’s Game Management Committee (via VGC), the rating was filed on May 12 and it appears to indicate a game that will fall under a Mature rating. A rating is usually given to a game that is complete or nearing completion, meaning the long-delayed game could finally be on the way.The game seemingly includes drug use and contains people drinking alcohol, and smoking. The rating also mentions that the game is an open-world set in…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

A Final Fantasy 14 streamer was jailed in-game, banned for ten days, and got a week’s suspension on Twitch for using mods in the MMO, amid a seeming crackdown on their use.As reported by Polygon, Twitch user Bagel Goose was streaming Final Fantasy 14 with mods active (that altered his own visuals without affecting other players) when his character was teleported to an in-game jail to face judgement from a moderator.Various mods have been created to alter the players’ HUD and make things like damage output (an important statistic for high-level players) clearer, but a blog post from Final Fantasy…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft’s Ability Summit this week highlighted how the company is incorporating accessibility into the design of Windows 11, Microsoft Edge, and especially its incredible peripherals, but the question has to be asked, yet again: Could Microsoft do more to make Windows 11’s Start menu and taskbar more accessible to aging users? I’m lucky enough to be perfectly mobile, with the ability to use a mouse, keyboard, and Xbox controller without any additional assistance. But I’m also one of probably millions of users whose vision is slowly getting worse over time. That, of course, is nothing new, and we have glasses…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

At a glanceExpert’s Rating ProsMassive color gamut and great color accuracy Excellent motion clarity at 240Hz Value pricing for a 1440p 240Hz monitor ConsUnimpressive build quality Stand only adjusts for height and tilt KVM feature is not impressive Our VerdictGigabyte’s M27Q X doesn’t look like much out of the box, but this 1440p/240Hz IPS panel delivers a superb gaming experience where it counts, with excellent motion clarity and stunning image quality. Best Prices Today: Gigabyte M27Q X Retailer Price Delivery B&H 499.99 View $664.99 View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide There’s plenty of 27-inch gaming monitors to choose from, but one category remains slim:…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

A well-known leaker shared four images of an alleged new Silent Hill game before they were quickly deleted by the “copyright holder” – leading many to believe they are legitimate.Twitter user Dusk Golem posted the images before their account was locked and the images removed. The leaker later claimed on ResetEra that the copyright claim was made by Silent Hill’s owner Konami.The deleted images have been seen by IGN, and appear to show a handful of appropriately horrid environments, including a rundown house and creepy corridor, alongside a character model whose face is peeling away to reveal bits of paper…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

A good logo makes all the difference. Not everyone, however, can afford a graphic designer. Luckily there are better options. The Complete Logo Kit, for instance, is a popular alternative — And it’s economical too since it’s on sale for just $29.99. The Complete Logo Kit is a DIY logo design app compatible with all popular web browsers. Just enter your company name, an optional slogan, and indicate your industry. The kit renders several logo designs for you to choose from. And it even shows you how it’ll look on t-shirts, tote bags, and other swag, so you’ll know ahead of time if…