August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher will be the next operator to join Rainbow Six Siege, and he will arrive with the Operation Shadow Legacy update as Specialist Zero. While his possible addition was leaked a few months ago, Sam Fisher was officially revealed in a teaser trailer, and even though he wasn’t wearing his iconic night vision goggles, those three dots did appear on his gun with the classic sound. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/11/rainbow-six-siege-splinter-cells-sam-fisher-reveal-trailer-operation-shadow-legacy”] Additionally, night vision activates part-way through the trailer, all while Fisher says, “You should know better than to write me off. Consider this a teaching moment.” Ubisoft also released…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Hey, listen! We love hearing your feedback on Nintendo Voice Chat, and, once again, you have the chance to actually let us hear your beautiful voices on NVC. At the bottom of this article, you will find an option that lets you share a brief video with us and the IGN community, powered by audio and video commenting tool, Yappa. We want as many NVC fans as we can get to answer this question: What is the best Paper Mario game?  The original Paper Mario released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan back on August 11, 2020. Now that everyone…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft has long struggled with a perceived first-party problem. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer acknowledged as much in 2017, shortly before the company began announcing a series of major studio acquisitions, bringing the likes of Obsidian, Double Fine, and Ninja Theory, among others, under its Xbox Game Studios umbrella. The company recently showed off a selection of fruits from this labor during its Xbox Series X showcase. First-party developers were in the spotlight, with big reveals from Obsidian and Playground in the forms of Avowed and Fable, respectively, and the first-ever Halo Infinite gameplay from 343 (which has now been…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Alongside the news that Halo Infinite has been delayed to 2021 and is no longer a launch game for the Xbox Series X, Microsoft has offered more info on what’s in store for its next-gen console’s launch lineup. Without specifying an exact release date for the Series X, Microsoft narrowed its launch window down from holiday 2020 to November for a global launch of the Series X. Microsoft has also promised that over 100 games optimized for Xbox Series X, either released across generations or developed exclusively for Xbox Series X, will be available before the end of 2020. We…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

In March and early April, schools flipped from in-school instruction to distance learning seemingly overnight. Now, this fall, teachers using Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom and Meet, and Zoom are returning to teach online once again.How each teacher and school district will use each tool may vary. But we’ve spoken with Microsoft and Google, and teachers who are using these applications, to understand what each “virtual classroom” experience will be like when kids go back to school this fall, and how it will differ from this past spring.Signing up school districts and teaching students the ins and outs of their respective…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Atomic Heart has surprised and delighted ever since the strange and mysterious first-person shooter was originally revealed two years ago. It gives off hints of BioShock, but with a decidedly more sci-fi twist, and now it’s back with another new gameplay trailer. This one, which you can watch at the top of this page, shows off a very sadistic looking melee weapon as you roam the halls of VDNKH and eventually come face to face with Plyush, a mini-boss that appears to be mostly blood and tendons and is 100% disgusting. So just what is Plyush? “It’s an organic enemy which…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Fall Guys will receive its first post-launch patch tomorrow, which will add a level featured in the beta as well as fix many issues and bugs. The new level is Jump Showdown, which is very similar to Jump Club; the survival game where you must jump over a rotating bar while avoiding getting knocked off the platform. Jump Showdown ups the challenge, adding falling platforms and another bar to avoid.   We’re about to drop a new level into rotation!!! Jump Showdown – A fan-favourite from the beta! We’ll be adding it in our first update TOMORROW! Patch-notes in the…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Rockstar has updated its support page after a series of serious issues began affecting Red Dead Online in the wake of update 1.21. The developer is aware of the problems and working on numerous fixes. “We are aware some players may currently be experiencing a range of issues including connection problems, low animal spawn counts, difficulty pitching Camps, entering Moonshine shacks and others,” says the Rockstar support page. “We are currently developing fixes to address these and will share more information as it is available.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/07/28/red-dead-online-the-naturalist-trailer”] The issues listed there are just the surface; the Read Dead Online community…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

The new Pokemon TCG expansion Darkness Ablaze, out August 14, brings with it many new cards and strategies — not to mention the first-ever Gigantamax Charizard card — and the most powerful of the bunch may very well be Bunnleby. Seriously, the cute little digging Pokemon is so powerful that it can knock out Pokemon’s god of creation, Arceus, along with its two Legendary enforcers, Dialga and Palkia, in one hit. Bunnelby is one of the new Mad Party Pokemon introduced in Darkness Ablaze. Like Night March before it, Mad Party is a mechanic that increases attack power by 20…