December 14, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Rare has answered one of the Sea of Thieves community’s biggest questions: what does progression mean in the sea-faring game? During a recent livestream, the Sea of Thieves team outlined two concepts – how the progression system works, and how that progression system will be in step with Sea of Thieves’  primary goal of playing with others. To become a ‘Pirate Legend’ – the core objective of Sea of Thieves – players build reputation through exploits and adventures. This is acquired specifically from a set of different trading companies  that represent your preferred playstyle. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 14, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Take-Two Interactive today announced Private Division, a new publishing label for independent developers. Private Division has already partnered to publish games from five different studios, including: Unannounced RPG from Obsidian Entertainment (helmed by Fallout co-creators Tim Cainand and Leonard Boyarsky) Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from Panache Digital Games (studio led by Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Désilets) RPG codenamed Project Wight from The Outsiders (studio founded by ex-DICE developers David Goldfarb and Ben Cousins) Unannounced sci-fi first-person shooter from V1 Interactive (studio founded by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto) Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 14, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Pokemon Crystal will become the latest game in the series to get a 3DS Virtual Console release on January 26, 2018. The only major gameplay difference between this version of Crystal and the original is a new encounter with Celebi – the legendary Pokemon that was previously only accessible through an extra accessory. It’s not clear what the encounter entails, but it comes once the player has completed the game. Like Gold and Silver on Virtual Console, the game will be compatible with Pokemon Bank from day one. As Nintendo points out, this means Pokemon from all 29 core games…

December 14, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

The TP-LINK HS100 smart plug is quite simply a power outlet that you can control from anywhere. Using your smartphone, you can turn devices on & off, set programs to turn them on & off at set times while you’re away, or engage a “countdown timer” which powers the switch off after a set amount of time. Installation is simple — just plug a device into your smart plug and connect to your wifi network. The HS100 is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, for voice control. Buy multiple plugs and get creative.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by…

December 14, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

It doesn’t get any better. That’s all you really need to know about this week’s Star Wars: Battlefront II mini-expansion. Timed to land alongside The Last Jedi’s theater release, it’s the first bit of post-launch content for Battlefront II and adds stuff that’s theoretically tied to the movie—meaning Finn and Captain Phasma as heroes, plus a new ground map set on the planet Crait (which given the loot crate controversy is a pretty ironic name) and new space battle map set around D’Qar.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

December 14, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pen is a slender 360-degree laptop that’s committed to the stylus way of doing things. Of course there’s a keyboard, but this convertible laptop wants to make it easy for you to scribble, tap, and create with your hand.Announced Wednesday night, the Notebook 9 Pen and several other Notebook 9 models will ship in Korea first, then the United States in the first quarter of 2018. Prices were not disclosed. Why this matters: Samsung announced the Notebook 9 Pen and several other laptops on Wednesday night to get ahead of the news deluge at CES. Samsung is a…

December 14, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Excel’s Text functions are a major time saver if your job entails managing massive data, especially data that’s imported from other sources. Fortunately, all ASCII data is easily imported, but the format of that imported data can vary drastically from one source to another.For example, fields may be delimited, such as  with tabs, spaces, commas, or periods. Aany other characters are all preferable to spaces. That’s because spaces not only exist in between fields, they also separate words within the fields, which makes sorting out the fields a real challenge. That’s where the following Text functions are very helpful.A. Use…

December 13, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Beating a level in Opus Magnum is just the beginning. Sure, I built a machine to assemble that level’s target product, but how do I make it better? How do I make that machine of pistons, moving arms, and base components cheaper, smaller, or more efficient? It’s questions like this that literally kept me up at night, and what makes Opus Magnum one of the most captivating puzzle games I’ve ever played. It’s set in a stylish, pseudo-futuristic fantasy world where alchemy is a fundamental part of life and, with a little thought, devices can turn water to fuel, lead…