April 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Warner Bros. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Io Interactive to publish Hitman, and will release Hitman: The Definitive Edition on May 18. Last year, Square Enix withdrew its ownership of Io, but the Danish developer retained the Hitman license. Warner Bros.’ announcement currently only concerns the existing first season of the latest Hitman game, but with the announcement of a new Hitman game on the horizon, this could indicate a future relationship too. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Swedish company Penclic employs Scandinavian design principles to improve the ergonomics and efficiency of our most commonly used computer accessories. Its new Mini Bluetooth keyboard offers the best of all worlds, working as both a wireless and corded keyboard for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.Many portable keyboards are built with plastic to keep them light. As a result, they can feel chintzy. The K83, though, is constructed of brushed aluminum, which gives it a premium look and assures it won’t weigh down your laptop bag. It weighs about three-quarters of a pound and measures 0.4 x 11 x 5…

April 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds console players that use third party devices like Xim to play with a keyboard and mouse won’t be able to do so forever. When asked whether there were any plans to curb console players’ use of keyboard and mouse in the game, PUBG’s community coordinator Dan “RoboDanjal” tweeted that they have been “gathering in-game information regarding third party device usage over the past few months. “Although usage of these devices is statistically very low, fair gameplay is core to our experience, and we will be communicating our plan to curb the use of these devices soon.” Continue reading…Powered by…

April 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Fear not, budget builders: Intel is leaving room on the Coffee Lake CPU train for you, too.Lost in the headlines of sexy and expensive Core i9, Core i7 and Core i5 laptop CPUs was the introduction of no fewer than four Coffee Lake-based desktop chips—two Pentiums and two Celerons—all for well under $90:Pentium Gold G5600: For $86 you get two cores with Hyper-Threading, a 3.9GHz clock speed, 4MB of cache, and Intel UHD 630 graphics. Pentium Gold G5400: For $64 you get two cores with Hyper-Threading, a 3.7GHz clock, 2MB of cache, and Intel UHD 610 graphics. Celeron G4920: For…

April 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was released in 2014, developer Monolith Productions realized something surprising: The best players had the worst experience. This was because of the Nemesis System, which expected players to die now and then so it could personalize their interactions with the many orcs and Uruks. The players who didn’t die missed out on that key feature. This was just one of the many details Monolith wanted to address for the sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of War. I sat down with Director Michael de Plater for a deep dive on the upgraded Nemesis System, the stories he wanted…