October 8, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

If Shadowkeep makes anything crystal clear, it’s that it was built for the hardcore audience that’s stuck with Destiny 2 for years through good times and bad, even if its new features run the risk of confusing and alienating new players. With important changes to Destiny’s sandbox and an added focus on RPG mechanics, customization, and high-end loot to chase, Shadowkeep is a big step in the right direction in a lot of ways, but also feels like it’s setting Destiny 2 up for a bright future that isn’t quite here yet. With each new expansion Destiny 2 seems determined…

October 8, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

I didn’t quite know what to make of Soliom’s G1 380° ($100 on Amazon) the first time I saw the horizontally split-frame front/rear, surround video that it captures by default. It’s unique among dash cams in my experience, and while the quality is weak, this camera is arguably the best I’ve seen for pure legal daytime protection to the front and sides. For everything else, not so much.This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best dash cams. Go there for information on competing products and how we tested them. To read this article in full, please click herePowered…

October 8, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

When it first shipped, the Owlcam broke new ground by cherry-picking the best ideas from the competition and adding an excellent trick of its own: uploading incident video in real time to the cloud. It’s also easily the slickest consumer experience in the market, with some real top-notch design flourishes. But at $349 on Amazon plus a yearly subscription (the first year is included), it’s pricey over the long haul. It’s also highly co-dependent with your phone. If neither of those factors bothers you, it’s the real deal.Note that this is actually our second look at the Owlcam. We tested what…

October 8, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony recently revealed fresh PlayStation 5 details, including that it will, in fact, be called PlayStation 5, it has a holiday 2020 release window, it will have a controller with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, it includes a 4K Blu-ray drive that can read 100GB optical discs, and much more. Though we’ve learned quite a bit about PS5, there’s still a decent amount of confusion around this next-gen hardware. To combat this, we’ve gathered several questions across the internet, and have done our best to answer many of the most common ones using the information Sony has decided to share,…

October 8, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

New PlayStation 5 details emerge – particularly about the controller – so we discuss what it might mean for the Scarlett’s gamepad. Plus: Brandin finished reviewing Ghost Recon Breakpoint and talks at length about his likes and dislikes, Ryan gives his impressions of the Oxenfree developer’s new game Afterparty, and more! Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week’s episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, featuring a career-spanning interview with longtime Remedy writer Sam Lake – he of Max Payne, Alan Wake, Quantum Break, and Control fame….

October 8, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft has been showing off Your Phone’s ability to place and make calls, and now it’s finally arrived on a significant portion of Android phones and Windows 10 Insider PCs. Yes, you can leave your phone in your pocket.Calls promises to do what its name implies: permit you to answer incoming calls from your PC, as well as initiate calls from your PC using either the dialer app or your existing contacts. Calls will be placed from your nearby Android phone, but you’ll be able to control your phone via Windows, as well as hear and talk to your caller…

October 8, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

A new report has revealed that the system architect for Atari’s retro console, the Atari VCS, has left the project after he claims the company hasn’t paid him in six months. Atari architect Rob Wyatt, who was previously a founding member of the Xbox team, told The Register that he left the Atari project last week. “As of Friday, October 4th, I have officially resigned as the architect of the Atari VCS,” Wyatt told the publication. According to Wyatt, his design consultancy Tin Giant has not been paid for invoices dating back over six months. “As a small company, we…

October 8, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (or NHS) is opening its first treatment clinic for video game addiction, the Guardian reports. Focusing on children and young adults between the ages of 13 to 25, the new clinic, dubbed the “Centre for Internet and Gaming Disorder” will start treating patients next month. General practitioners in England can make referrals for patients starting today. The clinic is part of the UK’s National Centre for Behavioural Addictions, based in London. The new clinic will feature the services of clinical psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists focused on the treatment of youth, and nurses with a focus…