June 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Bluesound Pulse Mini sounds great, will mesh with other Bluesound speakers, and plays music from a wide variety of sources. But its out-of-box experience and controls leave something to be desired.Powered by WPeMatico

June 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In a lot of ways, The Crew 2 feels more like a reboot of the first game than it does a simple sequel. The dramatic shift in tone is perhaps the key reason for this, though the fact that it’s taken a second swing at recreating the entire continental USA for the setting is another. I welcome the lighter approach to the campaign mode and the fun mix of new vehicle types and racing disciplines here, but it’s still a little rough around the edges and missing some surprising features. A large amount of content has been added to this…

June 28, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Donkey Kong Adventure is a full-fledged new world for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle that puts an ape-flavored twist on its bouncy and colorful turn-based tactical gameplay. It gives up some flexibility to focus its levels so heavily on Donkey Kong’s new powers, but in doing so it makes its battles more interesting than just more of the same. I’m not going to try to explain the absurdist story that brings Beep-O and Rabbid Peach to Donkey Kong’s world to battle a beefed-up Rabbid Kong. It’s funny and well animated, but you kinda have to be there (and appreciate the…

June 28, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Rumours suggest Microsoft may be bringing more mod support to the Xbox One. According to Windows Central, internal documents have leaked from a presentation which talks about a new Xbox Community Content platform. The platform is said to allow developers to support user-generated content for their games, including defining what can be modded, how this new content can be used in game, and whether or not it will cost money. Windows Central points out the idea of more mod support coming to the Xbox One is also backed up by a job listing posted by Microsoft earlier this year which…

June 28, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The highly anticipated sequel Shenmue 3 will require 100 GB of free space to install on your PC. An update on Shenmue 3’s Kickstarter page lists the system requirements for the PC version of the game as needing 100 GB of available space. When you consider large open world games like The Witcher 3 clock in at around 45 GB this is a pretty sizeable install. Other system requirements reveal the game is expected to need at least an Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz), 4 GB of ram, a GTX 650 Ti, and a broadband internet connection. Shenmue 3 will…

June 28, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Weeelcooome to episode 412 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the NVC crew shares their thoughts on Sakurai’s new Famitsu interview where he discusses new details about Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Capcom on bringing more cloud-based games to Switch, the Mario + Rabbids DLC, Fortnite on Switch, and 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 comment, and…

June 28, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When we first reviewed Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus we gave it a 9.1 for Amazing. Here’s what we said about it then: “Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a fantastic single-player shooter, but what really got me invested was the brilliantly written characters and the performances of its cast. BJ and his crew are full of spirit and personality, and General Engel is as memorable a nemesis as you’re likely to find in games. Machine Games has once again turned the well-worn act of mowing down Nazis into something to get excited about.” Read our original Wolfenstein 2 review….

June 28, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Battlefield V (aka 5) is now available to play in a closed alpha on PC via Origin. Join Adam and Dan as they jump into the new modes EA announced during their EA Play event earlier this month. Hayden also got his hands on the Grand Operations mode and and really enjoyed his time with it.Follow PCWorld’s Twitch channel (or YouTube) so you don’t miss out on this or future live streams. Watch live video from PCWorldUS on www.twitch.tv Tune in every week for podcast’s such as The Full Nerd as well as new and old gaming alike!To read this article…

June 28, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

For Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire director Josh Sawyer, one of the most valuable things a game company can hold onto isn’t just its employees or the hardware it develops, but the original worlds they create that can be used throughout the future to create different games. In this month’s IGN Unfiltered, Sawyer says that Obsidian is open to the idea of other developers using the Pillars of Eternity IP to create their own games set within the same universe. “I as an individual designer, I try not to design outside the boundaries of what we’re actually putting in the…