September 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Former Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell, known for his work on the Halo series and Destiny, has been found in contempt of court over his use of Destiny music assets that broke the terms of a 2015 lawsuit between him and Bungie. O’Donnell now faces tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. As revealed by Eurogamer, Bungie served the Halo-famed composer with contempt of court papers back in April after it surfaced that Destiny videos breaking the terms of a previous 2015 lawsuit between the pair had been published to O’Donnell’s YouTube channel and other platforms. On July 12 this…

September 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Polyphony Digital’s wonderfully nostalgic new trailer for Gran Turismo 7, which Sony aired during its 2021 PlayStation Showcase last week, communicates a very clear message: this is a series with a long history that players look back upon with firm fondness. Filled with sequences inspired by the unforgettable intro movies from several classic Gran Turismo games stretching all the way back to the series’ debut on the original PlayStation, this latest look at GT7 knew exactly which buttons to push to get fans ready for the much-anticipated return of the complete Gran Turismo experience.Gran Turismo creator and Polyphony Digital CEO…

September 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

The Yakuza series and its spin-offs are renowned for juxtaposing simmering crime drama plots alongside quirkier complementary diversions, but Lost Judgment is the first time that the side dishes have turned out to be more satisfying than the main course. An intriguing murder case at its center doesn’t quite go the distance thanks to a lack of late-game twists and turns and puddle-deep detective gameplay, but a surprisingly absorbing series of optional investigations that place returning star Takayuki Yagami undercover at a Yokohama high school go a long way towards redeeming the overall adventure.When a body is found decomposing in…

September 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Following in the footsteps of games like Super Mario Run, wipEout Rush brings a fan-favorite gaming franchise in a way uniquely suited to the mobile platform. It will be released for both iOS and Android devices in early 2022. Check out the announcement trailer above and a gallery of screenshots below.Publisher Rogue Games is aware that many fans still want to see a return on its original PlayStation platform. “If I want that visceral, immersive, intense racing experience, I’ll find it waiting on PlayStation,” said Rogue CEO Matt Casamassina. “But at the same time, we’re delighted that we could rethink…

September 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony recently announced a brand new entry into the PS5 accessories family, the Midnight Black Pulse 3D Headset, to go alongside the standard white PS5 Headset. It will release on October 29, 2021, and costs £89.99 in the UK. Preorders are now live at Amazon.Pulse 3D Headset in Midnight Black Now Available to PreorderThe new colour for the Pulse 3D Headset directly follows up from the release of DualSense Controllers in Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. Which now begs the question, what colours will we see next, and will Sony ever release alternate faceplate covers for the console? Robert Anderson…

September 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’re asking yourself if all USB-A to USB-C cables work the same, well, the short answer is no. Not at all.To illustrate our point, we reviewed two six-foot, gray-braided Amazon Basics USB-A to USB-C cables that look virtually identical and, surprisingly, cost virtually identical amounts. A USB 3.1 model cost $12.40 while a USB 2.0 model cost $11.90.Our prior evaluation of pure USB-C cables revolved around three features: Charging performance, data transfer performance, and monitor cable performance. But our testing of the USB-A to USB-C cables we’re comparing today showed they really only differentiate in one key area: data transfer…

September 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

343 Industries has once again stated that Halo 5 won’t be heading to PC anytime soon, despite a recent datamine leak suggesting otherwise. 343’s stance on the matter comes after the recent Nvidia GeForce Now leak which seemed to point to a number of potential PC announcements for various games including Sony’s God of War, Gears of War 6, and Halo 5: Guardians.As fans once again built up hope for a PC port of the 2015 Halo game, Community Director at 343 Industries, Brian Jarrard, was quick to clarify the 343i’s stance. He addressed fans on Twitter, explaining that while…

September 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Let’s get ready to rumble! Today we’re pitting the first two “sweet spot” 1080p graphics cards from this generation in an epic head-to-head showdown: Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060 versus the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT.Mainstream options like these have historically been priced competitively to garner the attention of as many gamers as possible. With recent MSRP and street pricing raging out of control, are they still attractive choices? Which is the best graphics card for you: The RTX 3060 or the Radeon RX 6600 XT? Let’s look at their pricing, performance, and more to answer those questions.To read this article…

September 16, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

One-part tiny Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and one-part Micro Machines, Skatebird is a little bit like a Photoshop Friday pun parody brought to life; it’s extremely small birds riding Tech Decks on small-scale stunt ramps scattered around a messy bedroom, plus various locations around an office. Beneath the joke is an ambitious attempt at a 3D arcade skateboarding game, and it’s heavily inspired by the early Neversoft Tony Hawk games. The result is cute, earnest, and undeniably eye-catching, but it’s also pretty unrefined, light on content, and regularly irritating to play.The general vibe is as though someone brought up the…