June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Developer Slightly Mad is back in the driver’s seat after surprise announcing Project Cars 3, the next game in its popular racing simulator series. Project Cars became popular with racing aficionados thanks to the high level of detail in the first two Project Cars game. However, with the new sim, Slightly Mad is working to expand beyond the sandbox with a fleshed-out career mode. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/03/project-cars-3-4k-announcement-trailer”] Speaking with GamesRadar, Project Cars 3 production director Pete Morrish says that alongside its highly customizable sandbox, which includes different cars, tracks, and weather conditions that can be mixed-and-matched, there’s also a new career mode…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Elite Dangerous’s newest expansion, Odyssey, will allow players to step off their ships, walk on planets, engage in first-person fights, complete contracts, and much more. Arriving in Early 2021, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is more than just a way for space travelers to get a good view of a new planet, as there will be a wide variety of contracts to undertake, including those that feature diplomacy, commerce, lethal stealth, and all-out combat. There will be “diverse settings, objectives, and NPCs” that offer “endless mission variety and a near infinite amount of content to enjoy.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/03/elite-dangerous-odyssey-announcement-trailer”] There will be social…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

This article is part of a new initiative on IGN where we spend a whole month exploring topics we find interesting in the world of video games. June is Icons Month at IGN, where we’re profiling iconic video game industry figures, characters, series and themes. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] When it comes to game development in Japan, unless you’re throwing around names like “Shigeru Miyamoto,” few people will have had more impact on the industry than veteran game director, Shinji Mikami. The man is a bonafide hitmaker, creating not just incredible games but popularizing entire sub-genres into the mainstream. You’ve read all…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Konami, the company behind such games as Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill, has announced it has launched a new third-party publishing unit in the West and that its first game, Skelattack, is available now. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Konami’s senior brand and business development manager Richard Jones discussed how this new initiative will focus on external studios that will build games designed to succeed in western markets. “The drive is towards publishing more titles from Western studios,” Jones said. “So the focus for the European team is domestic audiences. Obviously everyone knows Konami, we have studios and teams in Japan,…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Spawn on Me host Kahlief Adams guest-hosts this week with Ryan, Miranda, and Destin as the Xbox crew discusses Xbox’s and Sony’s differing approaches to compatibility, EA’s newly renewed exclusivity agreement with the NFL for Madden, the future of the now-canceled BlizzCon, and more! Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week’s episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of Spawn on Me, as referenced in the beginning of the podcast: [youtube clip_id=”3SOlT1x8WXs”] It’s already an incredibly fun year of Xbox coverage, and the best is yet to come. Join us!…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Ten minutes of new footage from the cancelled first-person Avengers game has been uploaded to the internet, captured from an early build that was secured by a video game preservation community. I can’t say this was something I expected to see this week, early and broken or not. #avengersassemble pic.twitter.com/IrjMEYJ3nT — Andrew Borman (@Borman18) June 1, 2020 This version of the Avengers game was discovered on a hard drive by Obscure Gamers, and the footage uploaded by Andrew Borman, the digital games curator at the Museum of Play. In the tweet above you can see Captain America in action, hurling…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

New details have been revealed about Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Expansion Pass, including the release date of the first content pack, the Isle of Armor, which will launch on June 17. The Pokemon Company has revealed a new trailer for the entire Expansion Pass, giving us a better look at the new features coming to the game with the two DLC packs, The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/03/pokemon-sword-and-shield-isle-of-armor-and-crown-tundra-expansion-pass-trailer”] Aside from the release date, we were also introduced to two new Pokemon from the Regi family – Regieleki (electric-type) and Regidrago (dragon-type). We were also introduced to…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft’s Outlook is an irreplaceable tool for countless organizations and a veritable legion of people around the globe—but it’s not a beloved one by any stretch. Nobody actually enjoys sifting through a stuffed inbox or responding to meeting requests all day long; you want to open your inbox, do what you need to do, and get the heck out as fast as possible. That’s where these Outlook organizational tips come in. Adopting these five simple practices will make diving into your inbox less painful—and far less time consuming.1. Use folders to reduce Inbox clutter It seems easy to let emails just pile…