May 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

For the most part, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update is as mundane as its name, offering few noteworthy flagship features. But it packs some decent enthusiast-friendly improvements under the hood, and one in particular piqued my interest: better high-dynamic-range (HDR) display support. More specifically, improved handling of standard-dynamic-range (SDR) content on HDR displays, something Windows has been woefully weak on.And it works! Well, sort of. It’s still far from perfect and more of a hassle than it should be, but the Windows 10 April 2018 Update’s HDR behavior is substantially better than before.To read this article in full, please…

May 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The four 2018 World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees have been announced at The Strong National Museum of Play. This year Spacewar!, John Madden Football, Tomb Raider, and Final Fantasy 7 are added to the list which brings new games into the fold annually to recognize their sustained popularity or impact. Spacewar! for instance, was not added for commercial success but for its contribution in launching the industry and changing the way people thought about computers. The list was started back in 2015 and the new games join the likes of Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, and Street Fighter II…

May 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’re the type of person who detests autoplaying video ads, Google’s Chrome browser provides some help. Chrome 66 provides several layers of automated and manual controls: autoplaying videos may be blocked, or they may play silently. But even then, you”ll have the option to mute them.Google’s attitude to autoplaying videos with sound has evolved over time, with the latest change favoring preventing the video from playing altogether. In a May 3 update to its policy, Google explains how it works, now: as you browse the web, Chrome compiles a list of sites where you’ve watched video, and enables autoplay on…

May 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. This week we’re talking Red Dead Redemption 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Mega Man, and more. Watch the video above or download the podcast below. Download Game Scoop! Episode 482 Or subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode. Subscribe to the Game Scoop! YouTube channel and never miss a video. This episode of Game Scoop! is sponsored by ForHims.Powered by WPeMatico

May 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Hey! Listen! NVC will be live streaming IGN’s weekly Nintendo Podcast today exclusively on ign.com! Join the NVC crew today at 3:00 PM PT/6:00 PM ET as they discuss the latest Nintendo releases and chat with the community LIVE! This week, the crew welcomes IGN’s newest Host/Producer, Sydnee Goodman! Later, NVC shares their picks for the game they want to see announced for Switch at E3 2018, and much more! Don’t worry, you can still catch the full episode on Friday as usual on YouTube.com/NintendoVoiceChat and your favorite podcast listening services. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

May 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Green screens were recently discovered within the map of Fortnite and players are already using them to create new fan films. New locations and Easter Eggs were added to the map with the launch of Season 4 of Fortnite, including new filming sets that feature in-game green screens. Players who record their character in front of the green screen can later edit the background during video editing. Fans have taken the opportunity to take their dancing characters and place them in just about any location they want. YouTube user GameNight shows just how far this new feature can go by…