January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet for HomeKit stands out from the pack in looks and features.Powered by WPeMatico

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Hearthstone World Championship Finals are happening right now in Amsterdam (you can watch them here), with 16 of the best players competing for the chance to become World Champion. It’s the first time the finals have taken place away from BlizzCon, with a massive event all their own, and it’s a reflection of just how focused Blizzard is on making Hearthstone a huge deal in the world of esports. To that end, these finals are the culmination of a year that saw the esports side of Hearthstone take a huge leap forward, with tournaments on the road to Amsterdam…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

By evoking one of StarCraft’s most memorable Terran-vs-Zerg missions, the Early Access version of They Are Billions has caught onto a great idea: it’s a simple but high-stakes real-time strategy game of survival against an overwhelming, intensifying horde. With a randomized map throwing your plans into uncertainty and no ability to save and reload when things go wrong, every game is a tense turtling battle. Survival is the only way to play right now, though having played it extensively I’d be surprised if the eventual campaign on developer Numantian Games’ roadmap ends up being anything more than a tutorial for…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo’s Labo announcement yesterday came as a surprise to everyone, but the fact that its kits were made of cardboard was one of the funnier and unexpected parts for me. So, armed with nothing but a box, some tape, and an expensive gaming console, I set out to make my own cardboard Labo RC Car. I didn’t just want to make one, I wanted to make one that works. You can see my semi-successful creation in action in the video above. I went through the announcement trailer (which you can watch below) and pulled out any images of the official RC car,…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The NPD Group released its report for December 2017, with overall spending on gaming up 10% over the same period last year. The top-selling game for the month, by revenue, was Call of Duty: WWII. Call of Duty also took the title of the best-selling game of 2017. According to NPD, this is the eighth consecutive December in which a Call of Duty game came in at the top of sales. Call of Duty and Destiny were the top 2 selling games for last year. Nintendo was the overall leader in consumer spending for the month, with Activision Blizzard topping…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The tension before you breach a room in Rainbow Six Siege is often palpable. I’ll place a charge on one door while our sniper Glaz watches the windows from outside, and then wait for our teammate playing Dokkaebi to distract the enemies with a phone call before blowing it wide open. Coordination is key, and working together to get the most out of each our Operators’ abilities can be even more valuable as landing a good headshot – though the headshots definitely help. Siege has come a long way since it launched two years ago (read our original Rainbow Six…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. This week we’re discussing Nintendo Labo, Final Fantasy 15: Royal Edition, a new Alien game, and more. Watch the video above or download the podcast below. Download Game Scoop! Episode 467 Or subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode. Subscribe to the Game Scoop! YouTube channel and never miss a video.Powered by WPeMatico

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In the wake of Fortnite’s incredible success, Epic Games has moved some members from the Paragon team over to work on its popular sandbox survival game. In a post on Reddit, Epic addressed the future of Paragon, explaining that while support for the title will continue, the studio is scaling back its focus on the free-to-play MOBA in favor of increasing its focus on Fortnite. “Progress has been slower lately for two reasons: First, the team’s time is split between immediate improvements and longer-term efforts, so there’s less visible progress,” the studio explained. “Second, a number of Paragon team members…