February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a strange game. Like the 2009 PSP game that spawned it, it’s a battle royale between your favourite Final Fantasy characters from most of the games in the series (including Type-0 and Tactics!), but the reworked combat couldn’t be more different. Dissidia NT is a 3v3 arena brawler with a real emphasis on team structure and strategy, and while it’s occasionally brilliant, it is unique among fighting games and cluttered in a way that makes it difficult to pick up and play. Also baffling is the weak single-player content, which Square Enix should’ve learned by…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Overwatch League looks like it’s set to get its first female player. ESPN reports “multiple sources close to the players involved and the organization” have said South Korean player Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon will be joining the Overwatch League as a member of the Shanghai Dragons. Geguri previously played for ROX Orcas as an off tank and currently holds the No.6 tank spot on the South Korean Ladder. She is said to be brought in alongside fellow South Koreans Element Mystic’s Lee “Fearless” Eui-Seok and MVP Space’s Cheon “Ado” Ki-Hyun. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony is bringing one of PS4’s launch titles to PS Plus in February and an Assassin’s Creed spinoff will be free for Xbox players this month. But how much is each lineup of free games saving players — and how good are the free titles? IGN has put February’s PS Plus and Games With Gold lineups head to head to let you know how much you’ll be saving, and how critically well received these games were at the time of their release. Prices are factored via the listing price on each free game’s respective stores at the time of publish,…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When you need external storage for your PC, you might as well go big: Best Buy has dropped the price of WD’s 8TB easystore drive to $160.The last time we saw this deal was early January, and as we acknowledged last time, this drive was cheaper in November during the Black Friday madness. However, this is still a good price. A similar drive sells for $20 more on Amazon right now.WD’s easystore drive features a promised data transfer rate of 5Gbps over USB 3.0, and comes with WD Backup software if you need help figuring out how to backup your PC’s…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Amidst all of 2017’s monumental, landmark video game releases, I’ll always remember it as the year I fell head over heels for the Yakuza series. In spite of all the new releases that pushed this console generation’s hardware to its limits, when it came down to picking my personal Game of the Year, I was torn between two PlayStation 3 games that got current-gen releases: Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami. Both are incredible games in their own right, but as remastered last-gen ports of a series that’s never quite blown up in the West, a lot of people slept on…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Coming to PC, PS4, and Switch this week, Aegis Defenders is a unique blend of platforming and tower defense that developer GUTS, and its influences will sound even more disparate. Speaking to IGN as part of a larger look at the indie game scene on the Nintendo Switch, Game Director Bryan Kho teased Aegis Defender’s influences. And they are as disparate as Persona, Pikmin, and Overcooked, the latter of which played into GUTS desire to have players swap between playable characters more frequently. “…We had an issue where some players wouldn’t want to switch between characters during combat and would…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Intel plans to hit the hard drive harder with its one-two punch of Optane and NAND SSDs this year: The goal is to knock local storage entirely out of the PC, and into the cloud.Intel certainly has plans for its SSD business, including adding 1TB and even 2TB capacity points to products like its 760P SSD. But so does everyone else. The more interesting question is what Intel will do with its nearly unique Optane technology, and how it will convince users that it’s worth the investment. Optane occupies a unique niche between a hard drive and DRAM, and originally served as a…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Risk of Rain Developers, Hopoo Games, has announced a release date for the upcoming stealth-action hybrid, Deadbolt, for PS4 and PS Vita. Deadbolt will release on both PS4 and PS Vita—complete with cross-buy support—on February 20, 2018. Having partnered up once again with Code Mystics, Hopoo Games aims to deliver a violent experience that takes place somewhere between life and death. Each mission is designed to support diverse playstyles. Players will be able to complete each objective in many different ways, ranging all the way from the ability to use stealthy tactics, or go all-out guns-blazing with flashbang grenades and…