April 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If your stereotype of a PC gamer is a slovenly, socially stunted teen huddled in front of a monitor 13 hours a day—think again. The State of Gaming survey, commissioned by PC maker Dell, says gamers are—wait for it—pretty much just regular people.The data released on Thursday is based on the online survey responses of 5,763 PC gamers hailing from 11 countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States) and spanning six languages. They had to spend at least one hour per week playing games on a desktop or laptop PC to qualify…

April 27, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Razer’s Mamba Hyperflux mouse and Firefly Hyperflux charging-pad combo sound like science fiction. Get this: It’s a wireless mouse…without a battery. When I heard about it at CES, I didn’t believe it would work. Now that I’ve had it in my hands for a few weeks I can confirm that, yes, it does. Even knowing logically how the trick works, I’m nevertheless fascinated by it.It’s only when the illusion breaks, that I’m reminded, oh yeah, this is a real piece of new technology, complete with some first-generation flaws.[ Further reading: The best gaming mice ]To read this article in full,…

April 26, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo and has promised new 3DS games will be coming “in 2019 and beyond”. In its financial results briefing published on Nintendo’s official site, the company highlighted previously announced 3DS games coming this year (Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Dead Heat Breakers, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker for Nintendo 3DS, WarioWare Gold for 3DS and Luigi’s Mansion), and next (Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story + Bowser’s Jr.’s Journey).  “In addition to the titles currently on sale we have announced the coming release of the titles shown here,” reads the accompanying text, “we are even preparing new software for release…

April 26, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo is spotlighting Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch at this year’s E3. Nintendo’s usual video presentation on June 12 will feature “games releasing in 2018,” with a particular focus on the recently announced Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch will also be playable on the show floor, alongside the console’s “most noteworthy upcoming third-party games.” The presentation will be followed by three day’s worth of Nintendo Treehouse Live, which will kick off with a deeper dive into Smash Bros. Announced last month, Nintendo is also focusing on competitive play at E3, with the…

April 26, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Weeelcooome to episode 405 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, the NVC crew shares their big E3 2018 predictions! As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel (subscribe and hit that bell! It gives fairies wings!) or listen to it on your commute in audio format. If you enjoy the show, share it with other Nintendo fans, leave us a comment, and give us a thumbs up or leave us a review! If you prefer audio over video, please subscribe to NVC on iTunes or your podcast service…