February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After news that over 1 million players were banned from PUBG in January alone, the game’s community manager, Andro Dars, has announced that the new anti-cheat update will go live today, with no server downtime. “The update will go live at Feb 5 6PM PST / Feb 6 3AM CET / 11AM KST and there will be no downtime for the servers,” Dars wrote in a forum post. “The new anti-cheat feature will block different helper programs that alter the graphics or aid in gameplay in some way. What these programs have in common is that they all hook into…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Since I’ve been alive, video game movies have burned me left and right, leaving mental scars of unhappiness when some of my favorite video games get butchered by Hollywood’s hand. Case in point: Silent Hill, Warcraft, and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Live-action renditions are particularly guilty, which unfortunately doesn’t leave any room in our hearts for any video game movie, even animated, to be considered as a possibility for success. Nintendo is stepping back into the movie industry with Illumination Entertainment (the studio behind Despicable Me) and aiming to put their iconic characters on the silver screen. But…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update. Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A new Crash Bandicoot title could be on the way next year, according to a UK-based merchandising company. Max Arguile, manager of merchandising company GB Eye, is responsible for the rumour, following an excerpt spotted in DHX Brands’ Licensing Source Book Europe. He also stated that Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy would be coming to PC and Switch. “The new game was a huge success at retail with no marketing spend. Next year it will be going broader (Switch and PC) and there will be another game in 2019. “Activision has a five-year plan for this and GB Eye is delighted to be fully on…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In an age when smartphones are pushing the $1,000 barrier, the $200 Honor 7X is a standout. It ticks off almost all the boxes of a 2018 handset—18:9 Full HD screen, skinny bezels, a sleek, all-metal design, and a dual camera. The only thing it’s missing? A USB-C port.That’s right, the Honor 7X has the distinction of being one of the last phones to feature a micro USB port for charging instead of USB-C. Blame the price if you must, but even budget phones such as the Alcatel Idol 5s and the Moto X4 feature USB-C, a connection that’s faster…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In an effort to curb the cheating that’s rife in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, anti-cheat measures continue to be rolled out in the various updates, with over a million players banned last month alone. The stats come from the BattlEye Twitter account, which shared that over 1,044,000 cheaters were banned in January. We have banned over 1,044,000 PUBG cheaters in January alone, unfortunately things continue to escalate. — BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) February 4, 2018 Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Replacing an aging DIY gaming PC is a grim prospect these days. Prices for graphics cards and memory have shot into the stratosphere, with no relief in sight. If you can’t delay an upgrade, your best bet right now is to skip the DIY route entirely and instead buy a well-priced pre-built desktop system.Vendors purchase their components on a wholesale scale, so they’re not affected by current market conditions. Because their PCs are priced accordingly, giving up the customization of a DIY build will save you serious cash—provided you find a good deal on a pre-built desktop system. Dell, HP, Lenovo,…

February 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

City-based esports league Gfinity Esports Australia has announced a partnership with cinema chain HOYTS to create a chain of esports arenas around Australia, it was announced today. Utilising HOYTS’ existing cinema infrastructure and hinging off the establishment of the Gfinity AU Elite Series late last year, the multimillion dollar partnership will see gaming equipment and production facilities installed within HOYTS cinema locations around Australia — starting at the HOYTS Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Sydney. Gfinity and cinema chain HOYTS will establish esports arenas around AusContinue reading…Powered by WPeMatico