Once it replaces the Founders Pack on July 5th, PS4 gamers can choose the Starter Pack and start playing. It also includes a few skins, in-game currency boosts, emotes and challenges for a couple characters. While it's not a lot of goodies compared to the feature-filled but pricier Challenger- and Master-tier bonus packs, the gifted extras are nice for a free-to-play game that players won't need to spend another dime on. Unlike Blizzard's hero shooter, Paragon inherits more gameplay from the Massively Online Battle Arena genre with a third-person camera and upgradeable skills. The game opened early access for both PC and PS4 in March, but Epic is going out of its way to court console players.
Vuzix on Wednesday launched a new program for enterprises, developers, and consumers to gain early access to its Google Glass-like Blade smartglasses. The Blade Edge program follows Vuzix's unveiling of its Blade-branded sunglasses during CES 2018 that are set to be released to the public later this year. It replaces the Blade Beta Developer kit pre-order program, which Vuzix said is sold out and now closed (pre-orders will be honored). Application for pre-order to the Blade Edge program requires a $250 deposit towards the $1,000 Blade Edge Kit that includes Blade Edge Unit and developer tools. A shipping date hasn't been announced by Vuzix.
Google on Monday announced it's now accepting businesses into the early adopter program for its Team Drives file sharing feature within Google Drive. Google steps on development gas with Android N: Will it matter? Team Drives was announced in September as part of the big G Suite overhaul. Users can drop documents, presentations, spreadsheets, photos, and more to store in the cloud and share with co-workers. Google says content ownership and sharing are managed at the team level, and new roles give more granular control over team content.
It's been almost exactly a year since we last checked in with PC Building Simulator. A productive year, it seems. What was once an extremely rough "pre-alpha build" on itch.io is now a more polished $20 Early Access production on Steam. Yes, you can buy it and start assembling your own dream PCs right now, complete with dozens of licensed parts. And I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, but I think PC Building Simulator might be one of the most important enthusiast tools since the advent of PCPartPicker.