February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Super Mario Odyssey Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi has sat down and answered some of the big questions around Super Mario Odyssey. Nintendo recently released a video with Koizumi answering tough questions about the hit platformer, including why Mario doesn’t have a belly button, whether or not Toad’s wearing a hat. He even touches on Mario’s love life. “So, we’re jumping right into that question, are we?” he quipped when the video opens with a question about the lack of Mario’s belly button. “Well, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t really expect that to be a topic among fans.” Koizumi explained, adding…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Over two years after its release, a hidden cutscene within Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has suddenly been unlocked, and Konami says it’s not sure what caused it. The nuclear disarmament cutscene was discovered by dataminers, and subsequently posted on YouTube, shortly after The Phantom Pain was released in September 2015. However, the condition necessary to authentically trigger the cutscene has long been considered nearly impossible to meet: all nuclear weapons at the FOBs of every player on a specific platform have to be dismantled. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The development team behind DayZ has confirmed the game is coming to Xbox One “at some point this year.” When asked on Twitter if DayZ is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the developer replied: “Yes! Coming to Xbox Game Preview at some point this year, we’re not sure about PS4 yet, but we’ll release there too, eventually – just don’t know when yet.” DayZ’s Xbox One release was hinted at back in 2014, with creator Dean Hall saying he wants to bring it to Microsoft’s console as well as PS4. Last year, lead producer Eugen Harton said, “DayZ will be…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dead Rising developer Capcom Vancouver has been hit by layoffs. A Capcom representative provided the following statement to IGN: Capcom Vancouver has undergone a restructure which has impacted approximately 30 percent of the studio, as part of its regular periodic assessment of upcoming projects and overall studio goals. The team is continuing to work hard to support the recent release of Puzzle Fighter for mobile and is dedicated to its flagship Dead Rising series. According to a source that spoke to Kotaku, Capcom Vancouver’s unannounced project has been canceled, and Capcom has cut the scope on the next Dead Rising game….

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Shadow of War’s Blade of Galadriel Story DLC comes out tomorrow, and it will allow players to fight as Eltariel, an elite Elven warrior and Nazgul hunter. Monolith Productions’ Community Manager, Andy Salisbury confirmed the expansion will launch February 6 alongside a number of free content updates and fixes players. Full details are available on WB Games’ site. The Blade of Galadriel expansion is available for Middle Earth: Shadow of War starting February 6.Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

For many people, the future of Windows 10 could begin with Windows 10 S.  A leaked document, revealed by Thurrott.com, suggests that Microsoft wants Windows 10 S to be the first version of Windows 10 seen by buyers of new Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro PCs. Windows 10 S and Windows 10 are reportedly being fused together, so that Windows 10 S becomes a “mode” of Windows 10.Windows 10 S only allows UWP apps to be loaded from the Windows Store, locking out traditional Win32 .EXE files. (Thurrott.com noted, however, that these versions of Windows 10 S will…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Amazon has put its devices on sale again, and among the discounted items is something for tablet fans: Right now, you can get the Fire HD 8 tablet with Alexa for $60.This is one of Amazon’s famous “special offers” devices, which means you can get it cheaper because you have to put up with onboard advertising—not to mention the specs are mid-to-low range.This tablet features 16GB onboard storage, an 8-inch screen with 1200-by-800 resolution at 189 pixels per inch, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, a 2 megapixel rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing camera for video chat, and dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. It weighs…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Like the MOBAs they inspired, real-time strategy games have always been one of the most intimidating and least accessible game genres. It’s a big reason why I don’t play them a ton. But if you give me something with a clean, polished look and a more specific focus, I can get behind it. It’s a big reason why Company of Heroes 2 is one of my favorite RTS games despite my general disinterest in historical military settings – an aesthetic that Ancestors Legacy from developer Destructive Creations aims to pillage and plunder until it’s no more. Ancestors Legacy is the…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bayonetta is back and better than ever on Nintendo Switch. With both the original and sequel launching together later this month on the young hybrid console, the Switch versions of the games don’t feature too many noticeable differences from the original — but trust me, that’s a good thing. By far the most significant change for the Switch versions of Bayonetta 1 & 2 is the frame rate – with both games running at a locked 60 fps. Both games still run at a native 720p. However, the upgrade in hardware allows each to reach a much smoother frame rate…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After news that over 1 million players were banned from PUBG in January alone, the game’s community manager, Andro Dars, has announced that the new anti-cheat update will go live today, with no server downtime. “The update will go live at Feb 5 6PM PST / Feb 6 3AM CET / 11AM KST and there will be no downtime for the servers,” Dars wrote in a forum post. “The new anti-cheat feature will block different helper programs that alter the graphics or aid in gameplay in some way. What these programs have in common is that they all hook into…