March 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! To celebrate, IGN will be taking a look at some of our favorite women in game development while playing the games they’ve worked on. Titles to be featured will include Little Big Planet, Firewatch, Cuphead, Portal, Snipperclips, Halo, and more! Join us live on Thursday March 8 at 1pm PT/4pm ET/9pm UK (March 9 at 8am AET). In addition to showcasing a plethora of amazing developers, we’ll also be raising money and awareness for some outstanding charities. This year we’ll be supporting Girls who Code and The Malala Fund – two organizations that encourage women…

March 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo has finally broken its silence and announced a new Direct for tomorrow, March 8 at 2pm PT/5pm ET. We’re not exactly sure about what could show up during tomorrow’s showing, but we can certainly jump on the hype train with our predictions. We know for sure that the Direct will focus on both the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch, as well as a specific breakdown on the upcoming Mario Tennis Aces. So new footage and info on the upcoming Detective Pikachu for 3DS, Kirby Star Allies, and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze are probably a sure thing for tomorrow’s direct….

March 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Update: Oculus has confirmed Rifts around the world stopped working this morning due to an expired software certification. The company is currently working to resolve the issue. Below is Oculus’ updated statement: “Hey everyone – This is an issue with our software certification that we’re still actively working on. For security, we use a certificate to ensure that the software you receive actually comes from Oculus. That certificate has expired, and we’re looking at a few different ways to resolve the issue. We’ll update you with the latest info as available. We recommend you wait until we provide an official fix….

March 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’re a fan of Windows 10’s tabbed Sets interface, you may want to sign up for the Windows Insider program this fall—because Sets is back.Microsoft announced Windows 10 Insider Build 17618 on Wednesday, a closed beta for the “Skip Ahead” portion of the Windows Insider program. Most Insiders follow the developer team working on the current build; that team is wrapping up the spring update (Redstone 4) that’s due in a few weeks. The “Skip Ahead” Insiders follow another team of developers working on the next update, due in the fall. It’s in the fall update, known as Redstone 5,…

March 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you want a hint of how fragile our tech-reliant world is, look no further than the Oculus Rift. This morning, Rift owners the world over discovered that their $400 virtual reality headset had become a paperweight overnight—at least temporarily.Seems as though Oculus uh…forgot(?) to issue an updated Windows certificate, the security feature that confirms that, yes, Oculus’s software is actually Oculus’s software. As Microsoft’s decade-old primer puts it, “Digital certificates function similarly to identification cards such as passports and drivers’ licenses.” That’s a pretty good analogy.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

March 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

To celebrate Horizon Zero Dawn’s one-year anniversary, Guerrilla Games has released a ton of fun statistics about how players have experienced Aloy’s story. According to an infographic on PlayStation Blog, over 5 billion dino-machines were killed in the first year, 194 billion shards were collected, and the bow is the most used weapon in the game. Also, it appears the Sawtooth is the deadliest enemy in Horizon, having recorded over 20.9 million player kills. Horizon Zero Dawn infographic, via PS BlogContinue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

March 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

With Rainbow Six Siege’s third season of add-on content now out, the game’s player count has reached an all-time high on Steam. As detailed on SteamCharts, Ubisoft’s first-person shooter recorded a peak 176,208 players, up from last year’s player count of 47,000. This number is especially impressive considering Rainbow Six Siege launched back in 2015. Additionally, the game’s Year 3 DLC pass is currently the third best-selling product on Steam. Season 3 adds two new playable characters, Frenchman Lion and Russian Finka, who can be used in competitive and co-op modes. Also included are new skins and equipment, as well…

March 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ever since the debut of Cortana within Windows 10, Microsoft has tried to inject Windows with artificial intelligence. Now it’s getting even more serious with a new API, called Windows ML, that will tap your CPU or GPU to make Windows and its apps even smarter.Windows ML will debut within the “next major update to Windows 10,” presumably the “Redstone 4” update set to be released to hardware partners this month. Since it’s an API, every developer who writes apps for Windows will be able to take advantage of the new AI capabilities.In the future, Microsoft said, Windows ML might…

March 7, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

With two months still to go until I/O, Google has given us our first sneak peak at Android P, and there’s a lot to digest. While it’s light on major front-facing features, there are a lot of changes that will impact flagship phones in 2018 and beyond, starting with the Google Pixel 3. Here are five things we learned from the first developer preview:It will probably have a notch It was previously rumored that Android P would include support for notched displays, but now we have some confirmation. And it’s more than a simple resolution shift. Google is baking support…