February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The way we work is being transformed by people, process and technology. Business is no longer about sitting in the office, tied to the desktop PC and the phone, but about working where you need to, when you need to, and using the right device for the job.Cloud and mobile technologies are empowering a new, more flexible approach, where we have the tools and information to be effective whenever, wherever. Put that together with data-driven business intelligence, and we’re seeing waves of innovation opening up new products and services, which in turn are opportunities for businesses of all sizes to…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is coming to PC on March 8, developer Fatshark announced today. A console release date has not been revealed at this time. Fatshark also announced a preorder exclusive beta for Vermintide 2, which will begin on February 28. In addition to beta access, those who preorder on Steam will receive the Vermintide 1 DLC Death on the Reik. The sequel to 2015’s Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide will stay “true to the beautifully dark atmosphere of the world,” while introducing “new ideas and experiences,” according to Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund. Among those new experiences are an overhaul to…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Rainbow Six Siege has only gotten bigger since its release over two years ago, and as the community has grown, so have the stakes at this year’s Invitational. Last year’s $200,000 USD prize pool has more than doubled, as 16 teams will compete this week for $500,000 USD. IGN will be streaming the final two days of the Invitational’s Main Event beginning this Saturday, February 17, at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET/3 p.m. UK/Sunday, February 18, at 2 a.m. AET). Coverage will resume the following day, February 18, at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET/3 p.m. UK/Monday, February 19, at…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

CD Projekt Red has announced a new draft-based mode for The Witcher card game called Gwent Arena. The developer shared the news on its livestream yesterday, PC Gamer reports. Gwent Arena let players build decks from random cards to use in a series of games against Gaunter O’Dimm, the Man of Glass. To participate in the Arena, players will need to cough up 150 ore or $1.99 for a single run, which will end after the completion of nine successful contracts, or three player deaths. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Far Cry 5 is our IGN First game of the month. Today, I’m so excited to share with you a glimpse at one of the main villains you’ll be encountering in the messed up war zone that’s become of the beautiful, organic setting of Montana in Far Cry 5. The Far Cry series has had a knack for lovable psychopathic villains. From Far Cry 3’s charismatic Vaas Montenegro, the insanely cool bro that you wouldn’t mind having a beer with, to Far Cry 4’s Pagan Min, the eloquent psycho with a penchant for formality, there’s no shortage of friendly faces…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Starting February 27, Twitch Prime members will be able to download the PC version of Devil May Cry HD for free. A Capcom Unity blog post explains that, to get yourself a copy, you’ll need to have a Twitch Prime or Amazon Prime account. Log in via the Twitch Desktop App and you’ll be able to claim your free game there. This is a limited-time offer, but Capcom hasn’t yet specified how long the promotion will run for or when it will end. The Devil May Cry HD Collection was announced last year and as its release date draws closer, there are some who believe…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Using a processor’s built-in graphics to play games has always required tedious tinkering. Integrated graphics aren’t anywhere near as powerful as standalone graphics cards, so you need to tweak your resolution and visual settings to coax many games into even running. But Intel’s latest drivers make it easier than ever for gamers on integrated graphics to start playing by adding in an automatic game optimization tool similar to what’s available in Nvidia and AMD’s software.The Intel Graphics Driver for Windows version 15.65 adds in the new capabilities to the company’s Graphics Control Panel software, Tom’s Hardware points out, along with…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

For Honor has hit another milestone, having amassed a player base of 7.5 million – with one million unique players every month. In an earnings call this week, the developer-publisher called out its medieval melee multiplayer game’s success. The game has hit its first birthday as of today. Its success is due in part to its regular updates, keeping fans invested. Tomorrow, the game’s fifth season of content, Age of Wolves will go live, and Ubisoft will roll out dedicated servers. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Samsung 860 EVO has convinced us: It is now safe to equate TLC (Triple-Level-Cell) SSDs with top-notch SATA performance. TLC-NAND SSDs used to be more about affordability, but the 860 EVO is the third TLC-NAND drive we’ve tested that doesn’t bog down on long sustained transfers. (The other drives are the identical-except-for-the-label WD Blue 3D and Sandisk Ultra 3D.)We even quadrupled our normal 20GB copies, and the 860 EVO easily maintained the pace. In fact, despite being quite a bit cheaper, the 860 EVO’s performance compares more than favorably with that of its 860 Pro cousin. You can check out…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In the age of fake news, collusion, coercion, and bots, the heads of all three U.S. intelligence agencies all agree on one thing: don’t buy Huawei phones.CBS News is reporting that FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats each gave testimony on Capitol Hill this week to address the cybersecurity threats facing the nation and all admitted that they would never willingly use a Huawei handset.The impact on you at home: The intelligence community has been warning about the risk of Huawei for years, but the timing of the message here is…