January 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Epic Games has announced a special Fortnite invitational competition for next month. The two day event, featuring $500,000 in prize money, is taking place at an as of yet undisclosed location on February 14 and 15, and will be streamed on the game’s “official channels.” Competitors will include the top players from previous Open Fortnite competitions, but that’s all of the info the studio is divulging for now. “You can expect the same high-powered matches as TwitchCon and PAX, but also expect us to explore additional… operations…during the two days of competition,” Epic teased in the announcement. Continue reading…Powered by…

January 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

For some, two of the best products Microsoft ever produced are Windows Mobile and Windows 7—and support for both are ending in about a year’s time.Earlier this week, Microsoft reminded customers that official support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020, even posting an official reminder page to encourage customers to hurry up and adopt Windows 10.Now is also the time for Windows phones to finally accept their fate: Windows 10 Mobile, version 1709, will lose support on December 10, 2019. At that time, Windows 10 Mobile users will no longer be eligible to receive new security updates, non-security…

January 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Spoilers for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and its DLC to follow. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Creative Director Jonathan Dumont says players’ response to the Shadow Heritage DLC has been a “learning experience” for the developer. The ending of Legacy of the Blade’s second installment sees the player funneled into a heterosexual relationship resulting in a baby, regardless of their actions and choices in the main game, or its DLC. Ubisoft’s initial response was to assure players that the third episode would explore “the motivation behind this relationship,” adding that it is part of a “set story.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The Amazon Echo lineup has long been a popular pick for making homes a little smarter, and the Echo Dot Kids Edition brings those same smarts to the littlest members of your household. Today, you can snag the Echo Dot Kids Edition for $40 on Amazon, down from a list price of $70 and the lowest we’ve seen it.This compact smart speaker comes with Alexa built in for convenient voice control. Kids can do everything from controlling other connected devices to asking Alexa to answer questions and tell stories hands-free. With one year of included Amazon’s FreeTime service included with…

January 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

NordVPN promises a private and fast path through the public internet, with no logs, unmetered access for 6 simultaneous devices and access to 5,232 servers worldwide. They are currently running a promotion, but you’ll have to use this link to find it. Its typical price has been discounted for 3 years of service — a good deal at just $2.99 per month.  See the $2.99/month NordVPN deal here.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

January 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Grapeshot Games’ nautical MMO was invaded by tanks, planes, and whales after an admin account was “compromised.” One player, BurkeBlack, was streaming with some friends and whales just started appearing, causing him to exclaim, “there are whales everywhere!” Jatheish Karunakaran, lead community manager and live producer, stressed that the breach wasn’t due to a “hack, third party program, or exploit.” In the official announcement (via Rock, Paper, Shotgun), Karunakaran explained that an “admin’s Steam account was compromised” to “cause some devastation” over on the North American PvP servers. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

If you need to upgrade from the stiff mouse that came with your PC, Walmart has a killer deal on an entry-level version of Razer’s ultra-popular, ultra-comfortable DeathAdder gaming mouse. The Razer DeathAdder Expert is just $25Remove non-product link right now. For comparison, it carries an MSRP of $50 and is available via a third-party seller on Amazon right now for $40.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

January 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Just when I thought I was out of the amiibo game, Nintendo pulled me back. The newer amiibo are so much more detailed, and delightful, than the original releases, and they’re perfect collectibles for any video game fan. I don’t have all of them, but I do have a substantial, and growing, collection. If you’re like me, you struggle with amiibo addiction, but also, you still give in to it. We’re still waiting on availability for the Super…

January 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Destiny franchise director, Luke Smith, has made clear that Bungie’s future lies with the sci-fi shooter series. Following Bungie’s split from its publisher, Smith has posted on the company website, thanking Activision and other development partners for their help on the series so far, before detailing the short and long-term plans for the series. In the short term, Bungie’s “continuing to build the content we’ve promised for the Annual Pass.” Smith acknowledges criticism of the last expansion’s high Power requirement, going on to say, “we want to find the line between new content that many players can play, and aspirational content…