February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

FTL: Faster Than Light developer Subset Games has announced that its next game, Into the Breach, will launch for PC on February 27. Into the Breach is a turn-based tactical roguelike where you take control of a team of three mechs, fighting giant, kaiju-like bugs. Similar to FTL, each run is relatively short, but randomized to enable lots of replayability. Into the Breach plans to come to Mac and Linux later, but there are currently no plans in motion for other platforms or consoles. There’s also no price listed yet, but it will be available on Steam, Humble, and GOG….

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The latest Xbox One update for PUBG reverts changes made to vehicle damage in the previous patch. According to the patch notes, the update is live, and it reverses a recent update reducing the damage players took when struck by a vehicle, after player feedback following the recent change. Players will now, once again, take increased damage when hit, and the team will “continue to tune and balance” it in the future. The update also resolves an issue preventing players from vaulting over specific objects, fixes a bug which caused vehicles to relocate to another position on the map after players…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Minecraft developer Mojang announced that its tactical card game Scrolls would be shutting down on Tuesday, February 13. Released at the end of 2014, Mojang revealed they would stop development of the game way back in June of 2015. They committed to keeping the servers running until at least July of 2016, though they’ve clearly lasted much longer than that. As part of the announcement, Mojang also revealed that they are working to make the Scrolls server software public, allowing the community to host their own servers and continue playing online. They said they can’t guarantee this will happen, but…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as a monthly subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop and other tablet readers.In the February issue In this issue we tell you what you can do about the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws, how they affect your hardware, and what you can do to stop them. We have all the best stuff from CES 2018,…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’ve got a smartphone with a fancy new USB-C port—or you own a Nintendo Switch—today’s deal will interest you. Aukey is selling a three-port car charger via Amazon for $7.40 when you use coupon code 6DULVOPL.This charger is usually $20, so you’re getting it for 63% off the usual price. Aukey’s deal lasts until February 14.As you might’ve guessed from the intro, this charger has one USB-C port and two standard USB-A ports. That means it can charge any device you throw at it, including a Type-C device with a Type-C charging cord. No need for adapters or Type-A-to-Type-C cables…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Take Two label Private Division has announced the release of Kerbal Space Program’s first expansion, Making History, set to launch on March 13 for PC for $14.99. “Kerbal Space Program: Making History Expansion will provide players with an entire new set of tools and content that fundamentally change how the game is played,” said Allen Murray, Vice President of Production at Private Division. “We can’t wait to see the creativity of the KSP community around the world as they create and share missions.” The expansion will add a Mission Builder allowing players to “create and share their own scenarios,” and…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It appears that Star Wars Battlefront 2 Clone Wars DLC is coming, according DICE’s Dennis Brännvall, along with player customization. The development team took questions from fans over on the game’s forum, and were asked specifically about Conquest mode, customization, and the possibility of Clone Wars content. “We’re obviously hearing the requests about a more open, free-flowing large mode like Conquest,” Brännvall replied. “Not sure if porting a mode over is the right way to go, but we’re definitely working on satisfying that request.” In response to the customization and Clone Wars questions, he simply replied with, “yes.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Focus Home Interactive and Vostok Games – developers of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series – have announced Fear The Wolves, a post-apocalyptic Battle Royale game coming to PC and console later this year. The title was unveiled at Focus’ annual press event, Le What’s Next de Focus, taking place today and tomorrow. “Fear the Wolves drops players, in squads or as lone wolves, into the oppressive environments of a radiation-ravaged Chernobyl,” read the press release. “The classic Battle Royale mode forces them to fight to be the last man standing out of 100 fighters.” As well as the threat of other survivors, players will…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In this special episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray focus attention solely on the GPU crisis that’s sent graphics card prices skyrocketing, rendering DIY PCs unfeasible.  Why are prices so high? (Hint: It’s not just miners.) Are cheap consoles or cheap GPUs a better option for gamers in a pinch? What prebuilt gaming PCs are worth your money? Can AMD’s imminent Ryzen/Vega APU mash-up emerge as a savior? Is the PC hardware industry doing anything to fix the supply problem? Will bitcoin’s recent crash make graphics cards affordable again? (Hint: It’s not just miners.)To…

February 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

At launch, Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 was already packed with so many features I had to wonder where developer Firaxis would find room to meaningfully expand on. But find room it did, and Civilization 6: Rise and Fall’s additions are mostly positive changes that move the already feature-packed Civilization 6 a step or two toward a Golden Age of its own. At the same time, others have a tendency to slow down the pace more than I’d like. A new injection of nine playable civilizations and leaders is expected, but always a good thing for variety. The aggressive Zulus and…