December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

“What graphics card within my budget gives me the best bang for my buck?”That simple question cuts to the core of what people hunting for a new graphics card look for: the most oomph they can afford. Sure, the technological leaps behind each new GPU can be interesting on their own, but most everyone just wants to crank up the detail settings on Far Cry and get right to playing. Last updated 12/6/2017 to add information to the best budget graphics card section about AMD quietly releasing a lower-powered version of the Radeon RX 560 with the same name. Pricing was…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Superhot: Mind Control Delete was revealed today with a brief teaser trailer and will be coming to Steam Early Access on December 7th. Time puzzling shooter Superhot will get a brand new expansion titled, Superhot: Mind Control Delete, it was revealed today by SUPERHOT team. Although details are scarce and the reveal trailer does little more than whet the appetite, the game’s Steam Page does reveal a few things including a 9-12 month release window and an early access beta on December 7, 2018. In the biggest departure from the game’s first installment, players will get to play as multiple…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Bridge Constructor, the physics-based game where you’re tasked with building bridges for cars and trucks, is being mashed up with Portal, the physics-based game where you use Portals to solve puzzles. Both games are excellent at spelling out their main gameplay hook right in the title, so it’s no surprise Bridge Constructor Portal lets you construct bridges and use portals. Bridge Constructor Portal combines “the laws of structural engineering and technology straight from Aperture Laboratories” to create a standalone game. Among the Aperture technology is GladOS, who holds you under her “demanding gaze,” according to the  press release. If you have…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Trading and PvP battles are still in the cards for Pokemon Go. Speaking to IGN in the wake of today’s Pokemon Go generation 3 and dynamic weather announcement, Niantic global product marketing lead Archit Bhargava explained that the team is always considering new features and how to prioritize them. “Trading was mentioned in the initial launch trailer of the game, so that is definitely something that we want to get to at some point,” Bhargava told IGN. “I think the priority has always been, you know, what is the feature that we can launch now that we feel will get…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

More new Pokemon from the Hoenn region are coming to Pokemon Go. Niantic announced today that more than 50 Pokemon that originally appeared in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire are headed to Go, including Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Wailord, Swablu, Snorunt, Cacnea, Salamence, Feebas, and many more. Additional Pokemon from Hoenn will be added “in the coming weeks.” Beyond the new Pokemon, Niantic also announced a new update for Pokemon Go that will add a dynamic weather system. Weather conditions will now impact the game in a variety of ways, such as making Pokemon more likely to appear in weather conditions that…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

With the Pixel phones, Google aims to make a compelling smartphone experience, even if that means making some changes to Android. That’s why the version of Android 8.0 Oreo that ships on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL isn’t quite what you’ll find on other stock Android devices. Some of the coolest bonus features are hiding beneath the surface of Google’s latest phones, but we’ll tell you our favorites here. Wallpaper-based themes Changing your wallpaper is something you probably do on a regular basis. Usually, that just gets you a new wallpaper as expected, but there’s a neat extra on the…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The Asus NovaGo is a Windows laptop with something completely new: the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, Qualcomm’s bid to use its smartphone chip to grab some Windows PC share in a category long dominated by Intel.Spending a little time with the machine on Tuesday was an exercise in testing—and managing—expectations. Qualcomm executives have admitted that the Snapdragon platform will be a bit slower to launch apps, a bit slower to boot, a bit slower here and there. Our early impressions show the kind of performance that Qualcomm hopes will be “good-enough” for mainstream users with modest demands. To read this article…

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Cygames recently announced the next Shadowverse card set – Chronogenesis. It will have 138 new cards, which is significantly more than normal, because in addition to each existing class getting 12 cards each, the new class that’s being introduced, Portalcraft, will be getting a whopping 42 cards, in order to help kickstart its collection. A new class? Yep, and that’s just one of the massive changes coming with Chronogenesis. Chronogenesis’ release on December 28 will also see formats introduced to Shadowverse: Rotation, in which the last five sets plus the small number of Basic cards for each class will be allowed, and…