July 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

With Fortnite continuing to dominate the gaming world and making Epic Games billions of dollars, another publisher is now thinking about jumping into battle royale market, which could be worth $20 billion in 2019. During its investor call for Q1 FY2019, Electronic Arts talked about the possibility of making a free-to-play battle royale game of its own. The topic came about when Electronic Arts COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen was asked if Battlefield 5’s battle royale mode (dubbed Battlefield Royale) might be spun off into a separate free-to-play product. Jorgensen shot down that idea, saying Battlefield Royale was “no different” than…

July 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If there’s one thing nearly all Android phones have in common, it’s that they can always use more space. Today you can add some extra gigabytes to your phone for cheap with all-time lows on Samsung MicroSDs at Amazon. The 64GB MicroSDXC EVO Select memory card is $18Remove non-product link, down from a list price of $23, and the 128GB MicroSD EVO Select memory card is $35Remove non-product link, down from a list price of $42.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

July 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Vampyr, the action-RPG released early last month, is receiving a summer update that will bring an easier story mode that de-emphasizes combat, and a more challenging hard mode that does just the opposite. Announced by publisher Focus Home Interactive, the summer update aims to add further replayability for those who have already played the game, as well as more options for newcomers. The update is set to hit later this summer, and will also include a host of unspecified optimizations tweaks. The story mode intends to place a greater focus on the game’s narrative, letting players take in the story…

July 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

EA Sports announced players will be able to create female athletes in NBA Live 19. This is the first basketball game to offer the option. These created players will be able to participate in all game modes, including THE ONE, and “access all the same skills, progression and gear as their male counterparts.” Men and women will also be able to play on the same squad in THE ONE, reinforcing that there are no restrictions with this first iteration. Female gamers will have the option to scan their face into NBA Live 19 using the NBA LIVE Companion app for iOS…

July 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Prior to using the KEY2 I had never had a BlackBerry. In my experience BlackBerry users were primarily enterprise focused, using it because of its focus on privacy and security—in other words, boring stuff (sorry, Dad). So when PCWorld got a review unit in I decided to use it like any other Android phone for a month to see if having a physical keyboard was a viable option in a world dominated by on-screen keyboards. And to tell you the truth, I’m having a hard time going back! Adam Patrick Murray/IDG This keyboard has me hooked.To read this article in…

July 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The $12 Humble Monthly bundles are one of the best deals available in games, and this month’s selection highlights some fun titles you might not have played yet. Humble Monthly’s August package includes Conan Exiles, A Hat in Time—one of our favorite games last year—and the Escapists 2. Those are the headlining games in the bundle, available immediately, with many more unannounced games scheduled to unlock in seven days if you buy in.This is a great opportunity to try Conan Exiles. The game’s been pretty popular since it launched, but also somewhat divisive. If you look at the reviews on Steam…

July 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

EA’s recent trend of including narrative-driven single-player campaigns might seem laughable on paper, but you can’t argue with the results. Madden’s Longshot, FIFA’s Journey, and NBA Live’s The One modes have all been surprisingly impressive and engaging, and all three are doing it again. In Live’s case, I had the chance to sit down and play the first hour or so of Live 19’s The One, and in a very complimentary way I can say that the hour flew by. I began by creating my player for the story mode, and I took the opportunity to create a female player…

July 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

No graphics card? No problem.Image by CupheadPC gaming is often synonymous with performance. Tech specs, frame rates, resolutions, settings menus—we dedicate thousands and thousands of words to these topics, spend hours obsessing over the details.But for every person running Crysis there’s another fending off an upgrade and squeezing the last ounces of power out of their older or low-end desktop PC, or someone valiantly trying to game on a hand-me-down non-gaming laptop. This list is for you folks. Below, you’ll find a list of games that any PC can play. Or at least any from the last decade. Probably.To read…

July 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nothing says security and trust like German quality. At least that’s the pitch for Germany-based G Data. The company’s tag line is “Trust in German Sicherheit (safety).” The idea being that modern Germany is known for “solid German quality” and its strict privacy laws, which G Data must adhere to, thereby shielding its customers from breach.Besides that, G Data has also been doing antivirus protection for a long time, and its current AV product relies on not one, but two detection engines. While it may not be a common name to North Americans, G Data has been on the AV…