July 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones have been top performers since their debut in 2016. Now their smarts and functionality are available for killer deals.A 32GB carrier-unlocked Pixel is available on B&H for $330. Google’s original Pixel was a very expensive Android phone when it came out, and this discount is a huge savings of $320 off its list price. The Pixel comes equipped with a 5-inch, 1920×1080 Full HD AMOLED display with a retina-style image quality comparable to the best phones around. To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

July 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Consider this your weekly reminder that we are still in the end throes of the graphics card crisis. That means sometimes the sales drop down to the original MSRP, and sometimes they get closer than before—like today’s deal. Right now, Newegg’s got the EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming for $180 with code EMCPWPV24.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

July 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Witcher tabletop RPG will be released soon after first being announced three years ago. The pen and paper RPG is from R. Talsorian Games, the developer and publisher behind CyberPunk 2020. Officially titled The Witcher Role-Playing Game, it will be available for purchase during GenCon from August 2-5 at booth (#1752) at the back of the Exhibit Hall. PDFs will be available shortly after. Books will also be posted on the on the R. Talsorian online store as well as soon as the full print is delivered. Check out a preview image of the game’s layout below. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

July 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dead Island 2 is still in development, according to a Tweet sent from the official Dead Island account. Dead Island: Survivors, a free-to-play tower defense game for iOS and Android, officially launched, bringing with it questions about the status of the franchise’s long quiet project, Dead Island 2. On the official Dead Island Twitter account, replies to the Survivors release Tweet consisted some of questions as to when/if the game would be headed to Nintendo Switch (No plans), but mostly there were concerns about the status of Dead Island 2. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

July 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Blizzard revealed Overwatch’s newest hero, Wrecking Ball last week and, to most people’s surprise, he was a hamster called Hammond driving a mech. But that surprise might have been lessened if we’d spotted a possible clue that’s been visible since the earliest public versions of the game. As pointed out on ObscureWatch, a single billboard visible on the Lijiang Tower map holds a weirdly specific clue. Originally, interest was focused on the billboard’s character art. It’s unique in the game, and the board can only be seen in specific locations without using a spectator camera. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

July 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Rakuten Kobo’s Clara HD e-reader ($130 from Rakuten Kobo) costs $10 less than its main competitor, the ad-free version of the Kindle Paperwhite (reviewed here and available, of course, from Amazon). The casual observer could be forgiven for mistaking one for the other, as they share similar dimensions and the same display size.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

July 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When I reviewed Razer’s debut Blade Stealth ultrabook two years ago, I thought it would usher in a wave of imitators. Small, sleek, with an all-metal chassis that rivaled Apple’s finest MacBooks, it was one of the best laptops I’d ever used.And now? Well, not much has changed. I’ve been using the Blade Stealth’s most recent revision for a bit now, and while there are certainly some excellent alternatives, Razer’s machine (available via Amazon) remains near the top of the pack. There’s still room for improvement—particularly the battery life—but it’s an impressive machine.To read this article in full, please click…

July 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

I didn’t expect much from Pokemon Quest when I first started playing it. This mobile spin-off has an adorable art style, but it seemed overwhelmingly simple on the surface. However, as I spent more time cultivating cubular Pokemon, Pokemon Quest’s infectious and astonishingly deep Pokemon customization compulsively hooked me — but maybe not in the most fun way. The combat in Pokemon Quest isn’t the draw of this free-to-play game, requiring little input and even offering an ‘auto’ button that effectively makes it play itself. It may not seem like it, but Pokemon Quest is closer to a puzzle game,…

July 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Weeelcooome to episode 414 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Nintendo’s latest comments regarding how users will be able to access legacy content on Switch, a possible successor to the Nintendo 3DS, Gearbox Software’s new Switch game, Nintendo Labo laser tag, and much more! As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel (subscribe and hit that bell! It gives fairies wings!) or listen to it on your commute in audio format. If you enjoy the show, share it with other Nintendo fans, leave us a…