February 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Dirt Rally 2.0 is a first-rate return to the more serious side of Codemasters’ off-road catalogue. It may be hot on the heels of Dirt 4 – with a couple of tricks pulled from its friendlier stablemate – but make no mistake: Dirt Rally 2.0 reasserts this spin-off series’ reputation as the premier rally simulator of the modern era. Dirt Rally 2.0 is designed primarily for hardboiled rally enthusiasts and returning fans, so new players may struggle initially. The original Dirt Rally was eventually augmented with a pile of tutorial videos in time for its jump from PC to console,…

February 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Tetris 99 is the “This is Fine” meme in video game form – only instead of ignoring encroaching flames, you have to keep your cool during an onslaught of gray garbage blocks piling onto the screen from any of 98 other players in the match, making each moment more panicked than the last. Sometimes it really is fine, and the right sequence of movements mixed with a little luck returns my grid to a nice, orderly structure. Other times the garbage is too much, and all that remains of my screen is a gray dumpster that signals an early exit…

February 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The MOBA brawler Battlerite Royale has officially gone free to play. As of today, Battlerite Royale has moved out of Steam Early Access and into a free to play structure. Stunlock Studios is also releasing the “BIG PATCH” today, which introduces three new Champions, two new areas, and new regional objects added to certain parts of the map. The new Champions are Oldur who can bend space and time, Taya the tornado summoner, and Pearl who can unleash the ocean’s fury. The two new areas are the Frozen Plateau and Trade’s Islet. On top of this, players will be able…

February 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The first week of microtransactions are currently available in Anthem, and if you don’t feel like earning them for free, they’ll set you back $30 USD. They can be earned in-game if you’d rather not pay to acquire them, but here’s what you can get today: 61,000 coin or 850 shards – Epic Guardian Armor Pack for the Ranger 61,000 coin or 850 shards – Epic Dreadnought Armor Pack for the Colossus 18,000 coin or 400 shards – Epic Gum on Shoe Entrance Animation for the Colossus 12,000 coin or 300 shards – Uncommon Graphic: Midnight Shield Vinyl 12,000 coin…

February 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Windows users still running Windows 7 already face a deadline of Jan. 14, 2020, when Windows 7 support expires. But if you routinely block updates, break that habit briefly to allow an upcoming March patch. Otherwise, Windows 7 support will effectively stop in July.Here’s what’s going on: Microsoft delivers updates using either the SHA-1 or SHA-2 encryption algorithm for security’s sake. But the company recently decided to phase out support for SHA-1 entirely in an upcoming security update, due to begin delivery on March 12. That update will mark Windows’ shift to using the more secure SHA-2 hash algorithm. In…

February 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The term “computer virus” calls to mind imagery of pathogenic creepy-crawlies bringing down a device’s operating system, their flagella wriggling as they multiply into hordes that infiltrate its chips and wires. And while it’s true that our computers can be infected with literal biological bacteria like staphylococci, per Science Illustrated, the threat of malicious codes and programs intent on corrupting data and files looms far larger: According to a recent study from the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering, attacks on computers with internet access is virtually ceaseless, with an incident occurring every 39 seconds on average, affecting a…

February 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

These days, customers are smarter and more connected than ever — meaning their expectations are higher. In order to deliver a customer experience tailored to those needs, companies need to quickly transform the way their teams collaborate and work together. That’s where Quip, a Salesforce company, comes in: a trailblazing communication and productivity platform that empowers teams to stay connected, work more efficiently and innovate at a rapid clip.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

February 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The web can be a dangerous place, and going online without the security of a VPN is akin to stepping into a construction site without a hard hat. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of security resources out there to keep you safe when you jump online. Right now, you can score a lifetime subscription to Ivacy VPN and their NAT firewall service for only $49.99 today.Hackers use unprotected networks, such as public Wi-Fi and cellular data, to access and harvest your data. And, while simply refusing to use those types of networks can prevent your information from being compromised, it’s not…

February 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The World Next Door, a narrative-driven, action-adventure game from VIZ Media, officially has a release date. Announced on The World Next Door’s official website, the game will hit PC, Nintendo Switch and iOS on March 28, 2019. It will run for $15, but a premium bundle that includes the game’s soundtrack can be purchased for $20. The World Next Door follows Jun, a “rebellious teen girl trapped in a parallel world inhabited by magical creatures.” The game is inspired by anime and indie games, and players can expect to encounter an eclectic cast of characters while uncovering mysteries within its world. Continue…

February 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s newest update, Operation Grand Heist launched Tuesday on PlayStation 4, becoming available on Xbox One and PC at a later date. Operation Grand Heist is a free update and will offer content across all playable modes: multiplayer, Blackout and Zombies. A new female specialist, the Outrider, will be released and more playable areas in the Blackout map will launch. The update is comprised of a 1970’s style heist theme, and brings with it immense types of personalization, including new vehicles and accessories. The new specialist, Outrider, who was previously in Black Ops 3, will…