February 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Blizzard has announced when the Lunar New Year event will return to Overwatch this year. The Year of the Dog will kick off in Overwatch on Thrusday, February 8, Blizzard confirmed today in a new tweet. Powered by WPeMatico

February 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Final Fantasy XV has almost made its way to PC, arriving on March 6 along with all its previous updates and DLC. Ahead of its launch, Square Enix has released a free benchmarking tool that will let you see how well your PC will run the game. It’s a non-playable demo that runs through a few different game scenarios, including using a summon, riding a chocobo, and cooking some food. Here’s a video of the benchmark at 4K and High quality: Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Pokemon Go developer Niantic Labs has purchased augmented reality company Escher Reality. Niantic announced the acquisition in a post on its official blog, publicly welcoming Escher co-founders Ross Finman and Diana Hu and their team to Niantic. “The addition of the Escher AR technology is incredibly exciting to us at Niantic as it significantly accelerates our work on persistent, shared AR as part of the Niantic real-world application platform,” Niantic founder and CEO John Hanke said in the post. The Pokemon Go developer plans to broaden the availability of its cross-platform AR technology to developers later this year, and will…

February 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Iconoclasts has one of gaming’s most literal titles in quite some time. See, while it plays a lot like a contemporary 2D Metroid sequel, it breaks up its exploration and puzzle-platforming with a surprising amount of story. The plot involves an oppressive religious organization, a race for vanishing natural resources, and a small band of people who dare to defy the edicts of the figurehead who controls the word. You — or rather, your protagonist, Robin — must rise up to defeat those religious leaders. Clashing with icons, in other words. Well, I think that’s what happens, anyway. It’s a…

February 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. This week we’re discussing Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Colossus, PS4 exclusives, and more. Watch the video above or download the podcast below. Download Game Scoop! Episode 469 Or subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode. Subscribe to the Game Scoop! YouTube channel and never miss a video.Powered by WPeMatico

February 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony has collaborated with Facebook on a God of War text adventure titled A Call From The Wilds, and it’s out now on Facebook’s Messenger app. According to Santa Monica Studios’ announcement on Twitter, players will “explore the Norse wilds as Atreus on his first adventure.” The text adventure consists of several chapters, and if you make it to the end, you’ll unlock eight pieces of concept art. You’ll make choices and type out commands in order to progress through the tale. You can check out A Call From The Wilds here. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

IGN has gone hands-on with Nintendo Labo, and you can get a first look at our experience. Ahead of our impressions of playing with Labo’s Variety and Robot kits, which are set for release on April 20, check out 43 images of our hands-on below: Nintendo’s cardboard DIY expansion kits for the Switch are only a couple of months away, so check out IGN’s Labo preorder and purchasing guide for everything you need to know about picking up Nintendo’s unique experience. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Square Enix has released a benchmark tool for players to optimize their PCs before Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition releases in March. Square Enix shared the news in a post on its official blog, where it also provided details about the preorder bonuses for those who purchase the game through Steam, Origin, or the Microsoft Store. The PC version supports native 4K and 8K resolutions, and HDR10. Mods will also be supported. You can check out the benchmark tool for your region by clicking the links below: Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you need a 4K-compatible streaming device, Amazon, Staples, Best Buy, and Target have the 4K Fire TV on sale for $55 right now. That’s about 21 percent off the usual price, and close to the all-time low of $50.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

February 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Thanks to the incredible success of Journey, Jenova Chen and his team at thatgamecompany feel an incredible amount of pressure to meet players’ expectations with their next title, Sky. When asked on the latest episode of our monthly interview show IGN Unfiltered if he believes Journey is his seminal masterpiece, Chen said he thinks about it quite often, noting how many great film directors’ best work was made when they were young, and they were never able to top it. “If you look at The Godfather… even Stanley Kubrick, I wouldn’t say his last movie is my favorite,” Chen said. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico