February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Get game help directly from the writer of our Monster Hunter World Beginner’s Guide tonight. Here’s how to tune in, and help in the meantime.Powered by WPeMatico

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Happy video game news this week: Someone’s making a miniaturized Commodore 64, Hollow Knight’s getting its third free expansion, Avernum 3 was remastered, and Rainbow Six Siege teased…aliens?Bad news: EA’s putting real-money microtransactions back into Battlefront II in the near future. Also, Paragon and Gigantic are both shutting down.This is gaming news for January 29 to February 2.Maximum Max Payne Red Dead Redemption 2 was delayed this week to October, which is big news everywhere but here because Rockstar still hasn’t confirmed a PC version. Those looking to celebrate the classics though should jump on the Humble Rockstar Bundle. The…

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Counter-Strike co-creator Jess Cliffe has been suspended by Valve following his arrest for sexual exploitation of a child. According to Seattle’s KIRO7 (via Kotaku), Cliffe was booked at the King County Correctional Facility in the early hours of February 1, though he has not yet been charged with a crime. A bail hearing is reportedly expected to take place today. Valve provided Kotaku with the following statement regarding Cliffe’s arrest: Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Monster Hunter World released last week to great acclaim – we gave it a 9.5, and it shipped 5 million copies in just three days. To celebrate Monster Hunter World’s launch, executive director and art director Kaname Fujioka flew to San Francisco for a fan meet-and-greet. The next day, he kindly stopped in to IGN’s office to make an appearance on Up at Noon, and to play Monster Hunter World with us for an hour – where we had the chance to ask twenty-three questions. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

MLB The Show 18 is set to release exclusively for PlayStation 4 on March 27, 2018. This year’s installment of the annual baseball franchise has New York Yankee Aaron Judge on the cover. That’s really all we know about the game so far, but honestly, Sony puts out a quality baseball product every year. So if it’s anywhere near the quality of last year’s installment, fans are in for a treat. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PC-related gear includes more than just graphics cards, RAM, keyboards, and monitors–so we like sales on the little extras that extend the life of your system, too. Right now, Staples has one such deal: For $40, you can get a 12-pack of seven-ounce duster cans. The office retailer usually sells these for $80, although you can find this same size container on Amazon for about $5-$6 each.Either way you look at it, this is still a pretty good deal. Compressed air may not be all that exciting, but it’s a crucial tool to keep your PC humming along smoothly. All you…

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has been delayed. The news came in a tweet by the Yakuza Game account, which posted a statement announcing the new release date of April 17. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life was previously slated to launch on March 20. The delay will give the studio “more time to line things up for launch,” and was described as a “tough business decision” the studio “didn’t make lightly.” Before then, players will be able to go hands-on with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life on February 27, when a demo will be made available. The save data can be transferred…

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Worldwide shipments of Dragon Ball FighterZ have reached two million units. Bandai Namco shared the news in a post on Twitter (via Anime News Network), noting this makes Dragon Ball FighterZ the fastest Dragon Ball game to ship two million copies. This figure includes digital sales of the game. Dragon Ball FighterZ was released last week for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Last year at E3, Bandai Namco said it will consider a Nintendo Switch version if there’s enough demand from fans. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Jenova is not the birth name of thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen. Instead, the creator of Journey drew inspiration from Final Fantasy VII when selecting an English name for himself. On the latest episode of our monthly interview show IGN Unfiltered, Chen revealed how he settled on the name Jenova. In his high school English class in China, each student was asked to pick their own English name. So when his best friend—and fellow Final Fantasy VII fan—selected Cloud, Chen wanted to one-up him by choosing the name of an even more powerful character from Square’s classic RPG. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico