August 31, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s hard to go long on the internet without running into a ‘Half-Life 3 confirmed’ joke, the eternal meme as we collectively wait for the third installment of Valve’s legendary FPS series to materialize. And speaking to the development team of Valve’s next game, Artifact, at their office in Seattle last week, Valve clearly hasn’t missed those jokes either. “I think we’re very aware of all the jokes because all of us lurk all the forums and share them around with each other,” says Jeep Barnett, a programmer on Artifact and a member of the original team that made Narbacular…

August 31, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Immediately upon playing Torchlight Frontiers, I was presented with a choice between the two currently playable classes: the Dusk Mage and Forged. The former is a powerful magic user charged with wielding both the immense powers of dark and light in perpetual harmony. The latter is a robot. I chose the robot. I felt an immediate sense of adoration for my sputtering little steampunk monstrosity, who looked inescapably like Maurice’s cast iron furnace contraption from Beauty and the Beast. As Echtra Games CEO Max Schaefer explained, my little automaton wouldn’t simply equip gear but would instead integrate it into his…

August 31, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The monstrous 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX stomped onto store shelves earlier this month, offering tremendous value if you can put all those threads to work. That’s potentially a big “if” (our Gordon Mah Ung has laid out the reasons why you should or shouldn’t buy the Threadripper 2990WX.). On Friday, a more reasonable, yet still satisfyingly mega-core AMD alternative appeared with the launch of the Threadripper 2950X ($899 on Amazon and NeweggRemove non-product link).To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

August 31, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The year of Android releases isn’t over until Google says it is. After Samsung, LG, and Apple each have their moment in the spotlight, all attention turns to the Pixel phone, and this year’s release—inevitably called Pixel 3—is shaping up to be one of the best phones of the year. At least if all the leaks come to fruition.With only a few weeks until Google shows off its new handset, we already have a pretty good idea of how it will change the game. Much like last year’s Pixel, which brought a bigger screen and stereo speakers, and dumped the…

August 31, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Car chargers are usually functional and necessary, but boring. This is not the case with VicTsing’s V4.1 Bluetooth in-car FM Transmitter, which does a whole lot more than fill up your phone while you drive. It’s normally $30, which is on the high side for a car charger, but today it’s down to $14.49, an all-time low if you apply the coupon in the Amazon listingRemove non-product link.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

August 31, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We now know when the next Windows 10 update is coming, and if you forget, it’s right there in the name. Microsoft’s fall update to Windows 10 will be known as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. It’s expected to be a collection of improvements and updates, rather than any earth-shattering new features.Microsoft made the announcement Friday at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany, where the company also continued its tradition of highlighting exemplary PC hardware from its hardware partners. They included the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS, a convertible that uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chip; and the Lenovo…

August 31, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Rocket League’s limited-time progression system, Rocket Pass, will go live on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. PDT and run through Nov. 26, developer Psyonix announced today. Rocket Pass will be available on all platforms (PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC). With both free and premium versions, Rocket Pass challenges players to increase their tier to earn new unlocks by completing matches. The Premium Rocket Pass costs 10 keys ($9.99 USD, £7.99 GBP, or $13.45 AUD) and includes up to 70 tiers’ worth of rewards, more than double the free version’s 29. Premium players can also continue advancing past the 70th tier…

August 31, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’re at PAX West this Friday, stop by Corsair’s bi-annual PC gaming panel where you can hear community experts discuss and debate the greatness of the PC and PC Gaming.You’ll get to hear, see, and interrogate:Pedro19 and Logan Saso of the PCMR subreddit  Missmagitek and GloriousGe0rge of Corsair Stephen Burke of Gamers Nexus PCWorld’s own Gordon Mah Ung The panel will take place at 7:30 p.m. PDT on August 31, in the Sandworm Theater on the 2nd level of the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle, Wash.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico