February 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

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February 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo still hasn’t revealed who exactly is behind its new set of cardboard creations. Kotaku reports the company is being unusually tight-lipped about the creative team or teams involved in Nintendo Labo. When first announced, Nintendo made no mention of who is developing the software for Labo. Even now during the latest hands-on event, Kotaku said Nintendo declined to answer its questions about what developers or designers are working on the project. While the company is notoriously secretive about some things, like hiding tributes in console software, it’s a bit unusual for Nintendo to not be forthcoming about this sort…

February 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

“Be proud of your death count! The more you die, the more you’re learning. Keep going!”Keep going. Funny how two words can mean so much. In Celeste, “Keep going” is an ethos, a mantra that runs through your mind after every failed jump, every mistimed obstacle, every headlong fall into a spike pit. Celeste is a game that believes in you, and it’s that belief, that optimism, that elevates it to something special.Ain’t no mountain high enough Everyone has their own mountain to climb. In Celeste, that mountain is both figurative and literal. You play as Madeline, determined to reach…

February 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

There’s been a rumor this week, thin even so far as these rumors usually go, but so enormous in potential impact it seems to have captured people’s attention anyway: According to Polygon, Microsoft has reportedly talked about acquiring Valve, the independent company behind the Steam gaming platform. Or there’s been “a whisper about Valve,” as Polygon puts it.It seems ludicrous to me—after all, we’re talking about Valve, the company that hated Windows 8 so much it tried to convert developers (and players) to a custom Steam-centric Linux build.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

February 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Open-source software runs something in your life even if you don’t realize it. Raspberry Pi fans take advantage of open-source software. Linux and BSD open-source servers run our websites and corporate networks, as well as in-flight entertainment units and computer kiosks. Open-source software sits at the core of Android phones. Even popular browsers are open-source, including Mozilla’s Firefox, Opera, and the Chromium project, which feeds into the not-so-open-source Chrome browser. Open-source software like Linux is so critical to developers that Microsoft even integrated it into Windows 10 with Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.To read this article in full, please click…

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nier: Automata continues to be a fan favorite in Japan, where it won a Users’ Choice prize at the PlayStation Awards 2017 – and now, two theater productions based on the series are underway in Tokyo, along with a cafe serving food and selling merchandise themed on the original game. We’ll get to the cafe below (including a couple of neat photo galleries), but let’s start with a trip to the theater. The first production, “Stage Play Shonen YoRHa Ver1.0,” features an all-male cast and will culminate with a pay-to-view livestream on Japanese video service Niconico on February 4. (It’s…

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Riding across the golden landscapes of Egypt in search of rare loot, invading enemy fortresses for adrenaline-pumping assassinations, and following the story of Bayek as he lays down the groundwork for what will become the famed Brotherhood of Assassins are the experiences I treasured in Assassin’s Creed Origins. The Hidden Ones DLC expands upon all of them in ways that renewed my interest in this amazing ancient world. Four years have passed since the conclusion of the main story and Bayek has arrived on the shores of a new region that recreates ancient Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. Geographically, it’s mountainous, surrounded…

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A spokesperson for Friday the 13th: The Game developer Gun Media has responded to accusations that Kickstarter backer-exclusive content is being sold via eBay, saying these codes have been sold as the result of “a theft at one of our distribution partners.” A Reddit user wrote a thread detailing what they alleged to be improperly sold codes for Kickstarter-exclusive content. User JasonThrowaway13 found codes being sold by an eBay account. Noticing the shipping location and an alleged email account associated with this eBay profile, JasonThrowaway13 alleged that possibly a member of either the Gun Media team, the game’s distributor Limited Run games, or…

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Weeelcooome to episode 393 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. Filip’s gone missing (something about playing with cardboard), but that doesn’t stop Peer, Chloi, Brian, Zach, and Lily to talk about the biggest Nintendo news, including the new Mario movie and Mario Kart mobile announcements, and Nintendo’s 2017 performance and sales records. In the second part of the show, Chloi joins to chat about new Switch releases, including why you shouldn’t miss Night in the Woods. As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel (subscribe and hit that bell! It…

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Just like Nintendo’s biggest franchises (Zelda, Mario, and Pokémon) Nintendo Labo and the “Toy-Con” deserve all the attention it’s inevitably going to receive. My eight-year-old son Keegan and I had the opportunity to go hands-on with each of the five Toy-Con included in the Variety Kit at a Labo event in New York: the RC Car, Fishing Rod, House, Motorbike, and Piano – as well the highly sophisticated stand-alone Robot Kit. After being asked to create our own personalized Labo nametags, Keegan and I took our seats at our designated building area – which was complete with an assortment of…