December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Updated Dec. 7: We’ve updated this story with the price of the Surface Pro (2017) with LTE. See “Price and release date” below for more details.With the the Surface Pro (2017), Microsoft has rebooted its flagship Surface product, one of the leading 2-in-1s in the category. It’s also shedding the numerical designations of prior products. If you’ve owned a Surface Pro 4, however, you already have a good idea of what Microsoft has in store for you with the new Surface Pro. We’ve assembled everything we know about the new Surface Pro: the price and release date, the specs, and our…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Beyond Good & Evil 2 creative director Michel Ancel and a few members from his development team at Ubisoft Montpellier shared some concept art for the studio’s incredibly ambitious RPG. During today’s Space Monkey Report livestream, the team showcased some concept art for Beyond Good & Evil 2’s wide array of different hybrid creatures, like an Egyptian cow goddess and Inuit/walrus hybrid. Concept art for environment ideas were shown as well, including a pirate outpost and underwater civilization. Check out the gallery below for a look at some of the art. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

If you missed out on Best Buy’s Black Friday deal on the WD Easystore 8TB external hard drive, you’re in luck. Today it’s one of the big box retailer’s daily doorbusters, though its price tag of $140 isn’t quite as cheap.That’s still a very good deal, however. While this Easystore drive is part of Western Digital’s exclusive line for Best Buy, its equivalents at Amazon and other retailers are currently selling for about $45 more. This discount also undercuts last week’s sale price of $150.This drive comes with USB 3.0, which WD says allows transfer rates of up to 5 gigabits…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

GTA Online will add an “epic” new heist activity, titled ‘The Doomsday Heist’ on Tuesday, December 12. Coming for PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game, the update also appears to add new vehicles and equipment to GTA V’s multiplayer mode. All previous updates to GTA Online have been free, so we’d assume this will be too. The Doomsday Heist itself looks to be an even less serious approach to high crime than we’re used to from GTA Online – the trailer includes an existential threat on Los Santos, an AI called Clifford, futuristic jetpacks and tanks and,…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

A new local two-player PVP mode is coming to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle tomorrow, Ubisoft has announced. This new “Versus Mode” mode, which is completely free for everyone who owns a copy of the game, will be available via an update on December 8. The mode allows players to compete against a friend on the same screen using a single console as they duke it out across four different battlefields. You’ll select three different heroes from the main game’s eight-character roster for your team. In addition you’ll have a choice of three presets per hero that provide you with specific…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft is releasing a new Versus mode to everyone who owns Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. It’s out tomorrow, it’s free, and no season pass is necessary. Ya-hoo! We had a chance to preview the new mode. In the video above, Andrew and Ryan take their first competitive steps in the excellent turn-based strategy game. We show you what’s different, what’s new, and how much fun we think it is. Take a look, and if you missed our Kingdom Battle review, take a look at that below: Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews and Xbox Guru-in-Chief. Follow him…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Bungie has once again come under fire from Destiny 2’s playerbase – this time, thanks to some additional restrictions imposed by the Curse of Osiris expansion, which has raised the power levels necessary for Prestige strikes beyond the capacity of vanilla Destiny 2 players. As reported by Polygon, the expansion raises the level cap from 300 to 330; this has accordingly led to a rise in recommended power levels for the game’s more challenging endgame content, which revolves around the game’s Raid system and the weekly Nightfall strike. While these events are still open to everyone, the Prestige – or…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The HP Envy x2 joins a growing cohort of Surface Pro clones, but with one big difference: Inside it is a Snapdragon 835, offering battery life of up to 20 hours. We spent a little time with it at the Qualcomm Technology Forum to see what a new chip would do in an established category.Externally, HP’s Envy x2 changes another key thing about HP’s line of Windows tablets: it removes the kickstand from the tablet itself and puts it inside the keyboard case. Normally, that’s a risky decision: Samsung’s Galaxy Book is an otherwise excellent Windows tablet, but its keyboard…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Congratulations to the developers featured in the App Store Best of 2017. This showcase honors our favorite apps and games on the App Store, and celebrates the amazing experiences that developers have created for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.See all the featured apps and games.Powered by WPeMatico

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s that time of year yet again, and what an amazing year it’s been for computer enthusiasts. In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray name the best PC hardware of 2017.These aren’t PCWorld’s formal picks—they’re the opinions of the Full Nerd podcast group alone. We didn’t hold staff-wide meetings or create elaborate Excel spreadsheets full of information about every gizmo reviewed in 2017. Instead, each member of the Full Nerd crew walked into the studio armed with their personal lists of the best hardware in each category, ready to cajole and convince…