December 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Obsidian is no stranger to good roleplaying games. For more than a decade the developer behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, Fallout: New Vegas, the Pillars of Eternity series, and more has delivered the kind of strange and fantastical worlds where players can get lost saving the world, or dooming it. Now, the studio is back at it again with a new sci-fi slice of fresh hell to get lost in: The Outer Worlds. The Outer Worlds is something new for Obsidian. It’s not concerned with dragons and elves, or post-apocalyptic desert bugs and raiders. There are…

December 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The OnePlus 6T isn’t just the best mid-range phone you can buy—it’s one of the best phones of the year, with a gorgeous screen, tiny notch, and killer specs. And now you can win one of your very own.One lucky reader will win a OnePlus 6T in Midnight Black with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage along with three official cases. The phone is unlocked, so it works with AT&T and T-Mobile networks, as well as Verizon, though you may need to call your carrier to turn on some things.Entering our giveaway, on the other hand, couldn’t be easier….

December 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Pixel-pushing, PC-melting graphical firepowerImage by Gordon Mah Ung/Rob SchultzSo you built yourself a brand-new gaming rig, you’ve slotted your sweet new graphics card into the PCIe slot, you’ve sealed up the case, and you’ve heard it all POST—congrats! Now it’s time to throw games at your fresh build until it breaks, then cry at the thought that if you’d spent just 200 dollars more you could’ve played at 4K instead of a mere 1080p!To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

This competition is sponsored by Nintendo. The game Nintendo fans have been waiting for is almost here, with Super Smash Bros. landing on Switch on 7 December. We have a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pack to give away to one lucky winner! This awesome bundle includes a limited edition dock decorated with  fighters from the  game, Super Smash Bros. design Joy-Con controllers and of course a copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In real life, I don’t like creepy crawly things. I’m terrified of spiders, appalled by roaches, scared stupid of wasps, and refuse to touch any animal that might be deemed “slimy.” My wife kills all the bugs in our house. That fear adds a little gravity and catharsis to fighting the thousands of house-sized monstrosities in EDF 5 – and “thousands” is no hyperbole. During my playthrough of Earth Defense Force 5, I have thus far killed precisely 21,369 space aliens, murderous robots, and giant insects. I know this because the record-keeping department of the Earth Defense Force tells me…

December 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx is the chip the company hopes will scale the performance mountain, reaching the heights that competing Intel Core chips have already surmounted. After trying it at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, we can say it seems promising.As we learned Thursday morning, the Snapdragon 8cx was designed as a ground-up, optimized design specifically for laptops. Its mission is to achieve performance comparable to that of an Intel U-series Core i5 chip.Qualcomm supplied a limited number of Snapdragon 8cx reference notebooks at the event, all running Windows 10 Pro. We tried to navigate to one of the web-based…

December 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Set 17 years after the climax of Far Cry 5 – which, if you’re not aware, saw Joseph Seed’s religious cult detonate a series of nuclear warheads around the Northern hemisphere – Far Cry New Dawn carves out another story of uprising and resistance amidst the fallout. Yes, Far Cry’s latest entry is set in a post-apocalyptic world, but crucially, it’s one that’s trying to resist all the cliches that setting might suggest. A lot of what you might expect from the apocalypse has already passed. The US has endured a long and brutal nuclear winter, where nothing grew and…

December 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s first DLC fighter features Persona 5’s protagonist, Joker. “This gives you a flavor of how we’re approaching the DLC,” Reggie Fils-Aime said at The Game Awards. “There’s going to be five characters. Each character will come with a stage it’ll come with a collection of music. These are characters that are new to the series… characters that you would not anticipate to be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.” The first challenger pack was not given a release date on stage at The Game Awards. Developing… Miranda Sanchez is a senior editor at IGN. You can chat with…

December 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A new area named The Block has been added to the Fortnite Battle Royale map and will feature user created structures and creations. Creative Director Donald Mustard shared the news on stage during today’s Game Awards presentation. The Block will feature player maps made in Creative, the brand new mode where players can build and customize their own private island. Epic will ultimately pick which creations are featured. Not every private island will be eligible for The Block. User creations must fit neatly into a 25×25 tile area within the flat section of the island. Memory usage must be kept below…