August 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The first private multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 begins tomorrow, August 3, exclusively on PlayStation 4, and we’ll be there with boots on the ground ready to stream it. Catch us live tomorrow from 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET/7-9pm UK (Saturday, August 4 from 4-6am AET) right here on the front page of IGN.com, or check us out on YouTube, Twitch, or Mixer. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

August 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Announced during Gen Con 2018, an official Horizon Zero Dawn board game is in the works. It is being developed by Steamforged Games, the same studio that made the Dark Souls board game. Steamforged said that they’ve actually been developing the game since before Horizon Zero Dawn even released on PS4, and that they’ve been working directly with Sony and Guerilla Games for at least two years. In fact, Steamforged even told us that Guerilla is referring to the board game as the next Horizon Zero Dawn game, and that while it’s not overly heavy on story, it is canon…

August 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Gloomhaven, one of the best board games around right now and the top rated board game of all time on BoardGameGeek, is getting a video game adaptation. Announced at Gen Con 2018, developer Asmodee Digital said that it won’t be trying to make a direct digital translation of the board game, but an actual adaptation. They are working directly with Gloomhaven creator Isaac Childres as part of that. The Gloomhaven video game will be a dungeon-crawling roguelike that aims to capture the experience and appeal of the board game. It will initially be a single-player only game, essentially replicating Gloomhaven’s random…

August 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Crackdown 3 is somewhat infamous for being delayed and delayed some more, but lead developer Sumo Digital is apparently very nearly done developing the core of Crackdown 3 at long last Sumo Managing Director Paul Porter said as much in a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz. A fan of the original Crackdown, Porter also said he’s keen to avoid Crackdown 2’s failings. “My experience of Crackdown is probably similar to a lot of other people’s,” he said. “I played the first one to death – played it in co-op, collected all the orbs. After a couple of hours of playing Crackdown 2…

August 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

One of the largest ships in the Star Wars universe is going miniature… barely. During Fantasy Flight Games’ Gen Con 2018 preview night, the publisher revealed the almost comically-large Super Star Destroyer miniature for its epic space battles game, Star Wars: Armada. Carrying out a replica of the daunting ship nearly as long as the presenter’s arm, Fantasy Flight explained that this was the largest model the publisher has ever produced. Take a close-up look at this behemoth in the slideshow below: For context, a regular ship in Armada is usually only about an inch big, with the larger ships…

August 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Players have been making choices for Telltale’s The Walking Dead’s Clementine since the first season began more than six years ago. Now, with Clementine’s story set to begin its conclusion on August 14, Telltale Games is giving new players a chance to shape — and returning players the ability to reshape — the character however they want. The Walking Dead: The Final Season Story Builder is a website allowing users to make choices for the series’ biggest story moments. Users will then be able to sign into their Telltale Games account before starting Episode 1 of The Final Season on PlayStation 4, Xbox One,…

August 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

June 2018 saw an exceptionally strong period of growth in the industry, with spending across hardware, software and accessory sales up 25 percent from 2017. According to the June 2018 NPD report, Mario Tennis Aces for the Switch was the best-selling game of June, and God of War for the PS4 continues to sell strong in second place, making it the tenth best-selling game of the last twelve months. The highest-selling console of the month was not the Switch or PS4, however, it was instead the NES Classic Edition. “The NES Classic was June 2018’s highest unit-selling hardware platform, while…

August 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Darksiders 3 developer Gunfire Games has announced it is hosting their first-ever Discord chat on Friday, August 3 at 5pm Central Time (that’s 3pm PT and 6pm ET). Participating in the chat will be Gunfire Games Creative Director John Pearl, Gunfire Games Studio Head and Darksiders Creator David Adams, as well as THQ Nordic Executive Producer Reinhard Pollice. They’ll be discussing all sorts of stuff about Gunfire’s upcoming sequel, so if you’ve got a question about the game, that’ll be the place to go and ask it! Here’s the link! ABOVE: See the Wrath boss fight in Darksiders 3. Continue reading…Powered by…

August 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is kicking off a private beta starting tomorrow for PlayStation 4 users and slightly later for everyone else en route to its October 12 release date. The good news is that in addition to the guns, gadgets, equipment, streaks, six maps and game modes you’ll get your hands on, you’ll also get the chance to play as all 10 Specialists in the multiplayer private beta. If you’re not familiar with the specialists going into the beta, we’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find a brief introduction to every playable Specialist in Black Ops 4…