August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Cara Carlson can boot her computer just fine…until she gets to the Windows desktop. Then it freezes and won’t respond to keyboard or mouse.A lot of programs and drivers load into Windows when you boot. One of them apparently doesn’t play well with others. The trick is to discover and then eliminate the problem program.But how can you do that if Windows freezes before you can do anything with it?The trick is to boot Windows into Safe Mode, which avoids potential problems by skipping the autoloading programs and all but the most basic drivers. Once there, you should be able…

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Publisher Restoration Games has announced that it will be creating a sequel to the classic 1981 board game Dark Tower. Titled Return to Dark Tower, the sequel is expected to launch a Kickstarter sometime next year, and then release the year after that. The designers behind Return to Dark Tower are Isaac Childres and Rob Daviau, two of the top board game designers around right now. Daviau created the extremely popular Legacy versions of Risk and Pandemic, while Childres is the creator of Gloomhaven — the currently top rated game on BoardGameGeek that has sold roughly 120,000 copies. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few will be receiving post-launch content in the form of a season pass that will include three stories set in Wellington Wells and the return of the Sandbox Mode. Copulsion Games announced the details on a blog post, beginning with more details about the upcoming Sandbox Mode which was featured in the “early days of We Happy Few.” This “infinite mode” will be added as a free update and will give the player tools to customize the world as they see fit. Some of the options include making the world smaller or larger, more dangerous, containing…

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. We are less than a month away from Spider-Man for PS4 and I have to admit, I’m a little excited. Actually, I take that back, I’m extremely excited. I played a demo during E3 and the attention to detail is absolutely amazing. I took to the streets to walk around, and a squirrel came down from a tree and ran around, doing its squirrel thing, just like a real-life squirrel. That part really stuck with me, because while…

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Pokemon Go could add battles against other players very soon. According to an interview with Polish publication Gram.pl (as translated by Pokemon Go Hub), Niantic’s EMEA product marketing head Anne Beuttenmuller says Niantic is working on PVP and aims to have it available by the end of this year. The idea of PVP itself is hardly news for Pokemon Go — after an appearance in Pokemon Go’s original announcement trailer, comments about the mode have shown up in interviews with other Niantic employees and The Pokemon Company’s CEO in the past, and Niantic outright told IGN that PVP is “still…

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Fortnite leaks suggest that the game may introduce the ability to customize and choose their favorite battle buses, characters, hats, and more. A pair of leaks posted to Twitter by @FNBRLeaks and @Siloxleaks show Fortnite code indicating the new option to ‘favorite’ a large list of features in the game – presumably making it easier to apply your preferred cosmetics on the fly. Interestingly, some of the features listed either currently don’t exist (such as hats), or aren’t customizable (such as the Battle Bus or map markers), suggesting that they may become options in future updates. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Update 1:40 p.m.: Essential has pushed the Android 9 Pie update to its phone.It’s that time of year again. No, we’re not talking about back-to-school or the end of summer—it’s time for a new flavor of Android. And this year the tasty confection is… Pie. That’s right, the ninth version of Android has an official name and that means it’s ready to install on the precious few phones lucky enough to support it on day one.This year, however, the wait for Android Pie might not be so excruciating. Thanks to Project Treble, several phones already have beta versions of Android…

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

While it may seem obvious video game companies want their games to sell well, at least one Capcom executive believes the company’s focus should be on the quality of their releases. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Capcom Europe COO Stuart Turner explained why he believes critical reception is key, in relation to Resident Evil 7 compared to Resident Evil 6. While the former has drastically higher review scores on Metacritic, the latter has sold two million more units as of March 2018. “While we have shareholders to appease, it’s not just about commercial performance,” he said. “There is an artistic…

August 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

For the first time since we met the navigation bar, Android has a whole new way to get around. Android 9 Pie introduces a new series of gestures designed specifically for navigation, and they bring some wholesale changes to the way we launch, switch, and quit apps.Here’s how to get started and master the new system:Android Pie Gestures: How to get started When you install Android Pie on your phone, your navigation bar will look the same as it always has, with a back, home, and overview button at the bottom go the screen. That’s because the new system is…

August 6, 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…