February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

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February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When you need external storage for your PC, you might as well go big: Best Buy has dropped the price of WD’s 8TB easystore drive to $160.The last time we saw this deal was early January, and as we acknowledged last time, this drive was cheaper in November during the Black Friday madness. However, this is still a good price. A similar drive sells for $20 more on Amazon right now.WD’s easystore drive features a promised data transfer rate of 5Gbps over USB 3.0, and comes with WD Backup software if you need help figuring out how to backup your PC’s…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Amidst all of 2017’s monumental, landmark video game releases, I’ll always remember it as the year I fell head over heels for the Yakuza series. In spite of all the new releases that pushed this console generation’s hardware to its limits, when it came down to picking my personal Game of the Year, I was torn between two PlayStation 3 games that got current-gen releases: Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami. Both are incredible games in their own right, but as remastered last-gen ports of a series that’s never quite blown up in the West, a lot of people slept on…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Coming to PC, PS4, and Switch this week, Aegis Defenders is a unique blend of platforming and tower defense that developer GUTS, and its influences will sound even more disparate. Speaking to IGN as part of a larger look at the indie game scene on the Nintendo Switch, Game Director Bryan Kho teased Aegis Defender’s influences. And they are as disparate as Persona, Pikmin, and Overcooked, the latter of which played into GUTS desire to have players swap between playable characters more frequently. “…We had an issue where some players wouldn’t want to switch between characters during combat and would…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Intel plans to hit the hard drive harder with its one-two punch of Optane and NAND SSDs this year: The goal is to knock local storage entirely out of the PC, and into the cloud.Intel certainly has plans for its SSD business, including adding 1TB and even 2TB capacity points to products like its 760P SSD. But so does everyone else. The more interesting question is what Intel will do with its nearly unique Optane technology, and how it will convince users that it’s worth the investment. Optane occupies a unique niche between a hard drive and DRAM, and originally served as a…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Risk of Rain Developers, Hopoo Games, has announced a release date for the upcoming stealth-action hybrid, Deadbolt, for PS4 and PS Vita. Deadbolt will release on both PS4 and PS Vita—complete with cross-buy support—on February 20, 2018. Having partnered up once again with Code Mystics, Hopoo Games aims to deliver a violent experience that takes place somewhere between life and death. Each mission is designed to support diverse playstyles. Players will be able to complete each objective in many different ways, ranging all the way from the ability to use stealthy tactics, or go all-out guns-blazing with flashbang grenades and…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

As I dropped anchor into the shimmering waters of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, I found there was far more that felt familiar from having played the first Pillars game than there was different. It’s certainly a lot prettier, with gorgeous animated water, better lighting, and more detailed models. But the combat, dialogue, stat system, and inventory management don’t seem to have changed much at all. It’s more like Pillars of Eternity 1.5… until you get out to the overworld map. I admired the original Pillars for making its world feel more grounded and tangible by adding realistic travel time…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play for free next weekend. Interested players can join the growing community of over 25 million Rainbow Six Siege players during the free play weekend—which kicks off on PC from Feb 15 – Feb 18, on Xbox One from Feb 15 – Feb 19, and on PS4 from Feb 15 – Feb 20. The leading piece of content from year three, season one, Operation Chimera, will be available first on PC through the technical test server starting February 19 and will launch later on all platforms on…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

No online game is impervious to cheaters – something the PUBG developers are all too familiar with. And while Battlefield 1 hasn’t had problems on quite the same scale, they still have to clean house from time to time to keep the fight fair, and have seen the instances of cheaters reduce since last year. Sean Merson, from DICE’s anti-cheat team, posted an update on the studio’s approach to cheaters, specifying that “the more intricate details” of their anti-cheat measures wouldn’t be touched upon “to avoid revealing anything which cheaters and cheat program developers may take advantage of.” Anti-cheat efforts…