November 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

AMD’s Ryzen 2 consumer CPU isn’t coming until 2019, but we saw hints of what to expect in “Rome,” the 64-core server CPU AMD unveiled on Tuesday. It’s based on a new 7nm Zen 2 core that’s likely to find its way into Ryzen 2 next year. Let’s take a closer look.  Each Rome CPU will feature 64 cores with symmetrical multi-threading for 128 threads per socket. The CPU itself is “revolutionary,” AMD said, and is built around eight separate 7nm “chiplets” with eight cores each.The chipsets contain no memory controller or PCIe, but are instead tied to a central IO…

November 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and TwinBee will all be headed to the Nintendo Switch Online – Nintendo Entertainment System library next Wednesday, November 14. Joining the ever-growing list of NES titles that are playable with a Nintendo Switch Online membership, these three follow last month’s additions of NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon’s Key, Super Dodge Ball, and the surprise inclusion of The Legend of Zelda SP which starts Link with every item in the game and 255 rupees. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Riot Games has been sued by one current and one former employee and has been accused of “endemic gender-based discrimination and fostering a “men-first” environment.” As reported by Kotaku, the lawsuit follows another investigation by Kotaku that delved into a sexist culture at Riot Games, the publisher of titles such as League of Legends. The class-action lawsuit filed against Riot Games states that, “like many of Riot Games’ female employees, Plaintiffs have been denied equal pay and found their careers stifled because they are women. Moreover, Plaintiffs have also seen their working conditions negatively impacted because of the ongoing sexual…

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Déraciné is haunting, and not just because you play as an invisible ghost-like figure wandering the halls of a boarding school. It’s thanks to a smart focus on character and place that come together to produce an eerie, surprisingly moving fairytale that, mostly, overcomes its pedestrian use of VR. Déraciné is fairly conventional in the “how” of its VR interaction: you teleport from spot to spot, using two spectral hands to interact with key items. There’s no health or mana bar, no fights to prepare for — rather, as a spectral faerie caught between time, you’re free to move about the mansion…

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Blizzard announced Diablo: Immortal at BlizzCon last Friday, spurring one of the angriest backlashes to a video game reveal I’ve ever seen. The Diablo community was expecting big news for the series (despite Blizzard’s attempts to temper those expectations) and instead it got a look at a mobile-only spinoff that didn’t do much to satisfy that hunger. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that the five yet-to-be-revealed DLC characters for his anticipated fighting game have already been chosen. Sakurai tweeted this information, saying that the fighters were picked by Nintendo in conjunction with his input. After being flooded with subsequent recommendations for fighters by fans, Sakurai wrote “It’s great to dream about your favorite character joining the battle and I appreciate your passion, but please try to stay on topic when replying to tweets and refrain from flooding us, and other users, with requests.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

MacBook Air and Mac mini: The reviews are inReviewers from across the globe are sharing their reactions to the new MacBook Air and Mac mini. Here’s what they are saying about the Retina display, Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad and more portable design of MacBook Air and the powerful performance and all-flash storage of Mac mini: MacBook Air CNBC “[The new MacBook Air] gives consumers almost everything they loved about earlier MacBook Airs, but with a beautiful new display and improved performance.” Gear Patrol “It’s essentially now the perfect computer for anyone looking for a macOS laptop for ‘normal’ things, like…

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Javier Soltero, who briefly led the development of Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant, plans to leave the company, Soltero confirmed on Tuesday.Soltero confirmed his decision via Twitter after ZDNet reported the story earlier on Tuesday. Microsoft representatives had not previously responded to requests for comment, but confirmed his departure after Soltero’s Twitter message.“I’ve made the decision to leave Microsoft,” Soltero wrote. “The past 4 years have been an incredible experience. I’m humbled to have been a part of building something that 100M+ users depend on every day and grateful to have worked with some amazing people.To read this article in full,…

November 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, has hinted that Square Enix is considering revisiting other entries in the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7, which includes games like Before Crisis, Crisis Core, Dirge of Cerberus and the film Advent Children. Reported by Famitsu (via translations provided by Gematsu), Nomura was participating in a Q&A session for The World Ends With You: Final Remix when a fan said “I want to play Before Crisis: Final Fantasy 7 again!” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico