August 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Steel Division II’s existence is surprising. Not only did the first game, Steel Division: Normandy 44, just release last May, but developer Eugen Systems was beset by some sort of labor dispute around the same time. To emerge with a sequel ready for Gamescom fifteen months later? Seems impossible.And yet I spent 30 or 40 minutes with Eugen’s Eastern Front-themed sequel last week. It’s more than just a quick cash-in sequel too. Judging by my demo, Steel Division II is even more complicated and layered than I would’ve guessed.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

August 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray dig deeper into some seriously fast gaming hardware. And, uh, Gordon dodges bees.Now that Brad’s back stateside, we caught up on everything we know about the GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards so far, from pricing to performance and everything in between. Live viewers had an absolute ton of questions, and we answered as many as possible. A bit later, we also dived into Brad’s review of the Acer Predator X27, a 4K, 144Hz G-Sync HDR monitor that truly feels like it’s advancing the state of the art. And it…

August 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft has just announced the first-ever white Xbox One X and Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, along with a new white Turtle Beach headset. Revealed on Major Nelson’s Blog, the Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle will feature the first white, specifically “Robot White”, Xbox One X and will come packaged with a digital download of Fallout 76 and a white Xbox One controller. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

August 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Your wrist is about to get a serious upgrade. Google announced on Wednesday that a long-overdue Wear OS redesign will be rolling out to all watches over the next month. It’s not the first Wear OS refresh we’ve gotten—Google has quietly been updating the OS formerly known as Android Wear throughout 2018, including bringing a true dark mode that finally takes advantage of the OLED screens on nearly every smartwatch—but this is the first full-scale redesign it’s gotten since Android Wear 2.0 landed back in February 2017.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

August 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Beats brand might be best known for its Bluetooth headphones, but it also makes some great wired buds too. And since they’re own by Apple, they even have a Lightning option, so iPhone users don’t need to remember your dongle. Today Amazon is selling the urBeats3 wired earphones for up to 40 percent off its $100 MSRP, with a variety of colors on sale in either Lightning or 3.5mm plugs, all of which are all-time lows:Lightning Black: $60Remove non-product link Matte gold: $60Remove non-product link Matte silver: $60Remove non-product link Defiant black-red: $80Remove non-product link 3.5mm Black: $59Remove non-product…

August 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Pokemon Go is no stranger to live events. Aside from a messy debut in Chicago last year and a redeeming follow-up last month, Pokemon Go has held more than half a dozen Safari Zone events across Europe and Asia, spanning locations from The Netherlands to Taiwan. This week, the latest Safari Zone is in Yokosuka, Japan, a waterfront city roughly 90 minutes outside of Tokyo. The August timeframe for a Japan event was taken last year by the city of Yokohama, which declined to hold a follow-up event this year after over-attendance caused traffic problems and delays in 2017. In…

August 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Back to school season has returned, and while that usually means big deals on laptops, I found some surprisingly sweet sales on PC components and peripherals while poking around the corners of the Internet today. These deals all meet or exceed previous all-time low prices, and it’s all gear I’d consider picking up if I needed to upgrade my PC right now. Unfortunately I don’t. (Although, I could use one of those SSDs to store all those giant games I keep downloading…)Here are some smoking-hot deals on storage, a potent graphics card, a mechanical keyboard, and a closed-loop liquid CPU…

August 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bungie has released a content roadmap for Destiny 2, detailing what players can expect following the launch of the game’s third expansion, Forsaken. The game will continue using its seasonal model, with the year broken up into several three-month seasons, with each season providing different challenges, loot, rewards and more. This additional seasonal content will be free of charge, although some updates will be exclusive to players who have purchased Forsaken. As an example, Season of the Outlaw will see both a Raid (Last Wish), as well as an “evolution” for the Dreaming City, exclusive to Forsaken players. Continue reading…Powered…

August 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A new kind of Pokemon card called Tag Team GX was revealed during this past weekend’s Pokemon World Championships 2018, featuring mascot Pikachu fighting side-by-side with the legendary Zekrom. It’s not only a Basic Pokemon card with a whopping 240 HP but it packs a pair of powerful attacks that have the potential to end the game in a flash. Take a gander: For three Lightning Energy, Full Blitz hits for 150 damage — add a Choice Band for a 30 attack boost and it can knock out numerous Basic Pokemon GX with 180 HP, like Rayquaza GX and Necrozma…

August 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

During the latest Sega-nama livestream (akin to Sega’s version of a Nintendo Direct), Chief Creative Officer Toshihiro Nagoshi made the announcement that the company has been working on something new, and to expect a further announcement sometime in September. Although few details were mentioned, Siliconera highlighted a few key details: Nagoshi indicated that the announcement would take place somewhere around Tokyo Game Show, which takes place September 19-23. Whether this would be part of a conference or whether Sega is planning a separate event isn’t something he’d be drawn on, saying only that the announcement will take place “before the next…