December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The third and final episode of prequel series Life is Strange: Before the Storm, “Hell is Empty,” will be available on December 20 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Square Enix released a teaser trailer (below) for the final episode ahead of the full trailer tomorrow, which is dropping at 9:30 a.m. PT/ 12:30 p.m. ET. “Hell is Empty” will conclude this prequel story to the original Life is Strange focusing on Chloe’s relationship with her best friend Rachel Amber. While you wait for “Hell is Empty,” be sure to read IGN’s review of the first episode “Awake” and a review…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

All month long we’re highlighting cool games that might not be on your radar, as part of IGN First: Games to Watch in 2018. And we’re kicking things off with an extra special one. Do you like action-RPGs? Do you like cooperative play with a friend? If so, feast your eyes on a healthy chunk of gameplay and cutscenes from Children of Morta, developed by Dead Mage and published by 11 Bit Studios. This is classic dungeon diving with five main characters (and two more unlockable ones), with what looks like an intriguing story, and some beautiful artwork. There’s also…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Just search Amazon for “portable battery” and you’re bound to feel overwhelmed. Besides the various charging specs, ports, and even cables you have to consider, there are a ton of competing brands. Anker, Mophie, and MyCharge are all common battery makers, but how do you know which ones deliver on their promises? Is it worth saving a few bucks if a battery pack’s performance is lacking?Power-bank cheat sheet Our quick-hit recommendations:Best overall power bank: Mophie Powerstation Plus XL [mophie.com]  Most portable power bank: Tronsmart Presto PBT10  [amazon.com]  Best power bank for road warriors: DBPower Q100 Portable Energy Storage Battery [amazon.com]  Best USB-C power bank:…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Philip B. Crosby invented the concept of the ‘elevator pitch’ in the 80’s, and it quickly became popular in the business world​​. Today it is commonly used as a strategic tool for initial meetings. It has become so popular in fact that business schools, such as Harvard, include how-to information in their course curriculum and on their website to help people create and evaluate elevator pitches.Eureka June 6, 2017 by EUREKATo read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

WWE 2K18 is coming to Nintendo Switch this week. 2K announced the release date, stating physical and digital versions of the game will be released starting December 6, as the “release date may vary by territory.” Players who preordered the physical version will receive two playable versions of Kurt Angle; one with his American Hero persona and one with his Wrestling Machine persona. Players buying digital versions will also be able to download them for free until December 13. WWE 2K18 will feature a host of DLC options for the Switch release, including a Season Pass, a New Moves Pack, bundles of new…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The Game Awards 2017 in only a few days away and you’ll be able to watch the event right here on IGN. Just like prior years, The Game Awards 2017 will feature a number of exciting reveals and announcements, including the official gameplay debut of PUBG’s upcoming desert map. In addition to a roundup of all the winners—see the list of nominees here—you’ll be able to catch all of the news as it breaks right here on IGN. Read on for a rundown of when, where, and how to watch this year’s big video game awards show. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Qualcomm is invading Intel’s turf, announcing Windows PCs that use the same Snapdragon chips as your phone and can last well into a second day of use. On Tuesday at its Snapdragon Technology Forum, Qualcomm showed off its Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform on a HP Envy x2 tablet and an Asus NovaGo ultrabook. Both run on the company’s Snapdragon 835—yes, the same processor (and cellular modem) inside popular phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.Qualcomm uses its success with smartphones to justify its foray into PCs. You demand all-day performance from your phone, while it’s constantly connected to the Internet. Why…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Get your phones ready because Android Oreo is finally here. But its name isn’t the only thing that’s sweet about Android 8. While it might not be as jam-packed with features as prior Android releases, Android Oreo has plenty of features that make it a must-download, from picture-in-picture to notification changes that will help you keep annoying alerts at bay. And now Android 8.1 has arrived to bring even more awesome features and enhancements. So bring your sweet tooth because there’s a lot to chew on.And you don’t need a Nexus or Pixel phone anymore to enjoy it. The first non-Google…

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Anyone who owns a smartphone knows that you need a way to recharge it when you’re on the go. The most versatile way to ensure power away from an outlet is to carry a trusty battery pack. If you own a modern Android phone, that portable charger probably needs to support USB-C. (See our Best power banks of 2017 roundup if USB-C is not a requirement and our roundup of USB car chargers if you spend a lot of time in a vehicle.)To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 5, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Blade & Soul’s newest update brings a new area, level cap raise, and more. The Dawn of the Lost Continent update arrives Wednesday, December 6 and immediately raises the level cap from 50 to 55 and increases the Hongmoon level cap to 25. Part of the new level cap are Hongmoon Ultimate Skills, “class-specific attacks of pure destruction.” Hitting the new level cap unlocks them. The update also expands the Blade & Soul storyline, adding an eighth act sending players “on a mission to awaken Jinsoyun.” There are also four new heroic dungeons in the new area, as well as…