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Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes review — all love with a flawed heart

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes review — all love with a flawed heart

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes for the Switch is one of those games I wish I could lie to you about. I desperately want to tell you that t ...
Verizon offers free robocall blocking, two years after AT&T and T-Mobile

Verizon offers free robocall blocking, two years after AT&T and T-Mobile

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Verizon yesterday said it will make spam and robocal ...
Blizzard’s Latest Hiring Spree is Likely for Diablo 4

Blizzard’s Latest Hiring Spree is Likely for Diablo 4

Diablo 3 on SwitchActivision Blizzard has a slew of new job openings available, including 17 for a currently unannounced Diablo project. It stands to ...
Tale of a 44-year-old Magic: The Gathering virgin

Tale of a 44-year-old Magic: The Gathering virgin

With the amount of hours I’ve logged into Hearthstone, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and Solforge, you’d think I would have been a long-time colle ...
AMD Navi Cards May Land this July After E3 Showing

AMD Navi Cards May Land this July After E3 Showing

Just days after catching our first glimpse of AMD’s next-generation 7nm Vega graphics card, the Radeon VII, the rumor mill spat out a tidbit about its ...
Machine learning is rescuing old game textures in Zelda and Final Fantasy

Machine learning is rescuing old game textures in Zelda and Final Fantasy

The first generation of 3D video games are ugly. I think they are ugly in a charming way, but many people disagree with even that. The truth is ...
Facebook livestreaming gets easier with Streamlabs OBS support

Facebook livestreaming gets easier with Streamlabs OBS support

Facebook will make game livestreaming easier with its integration of Streamlabs OBS livestreaming software, which enables users to stream their ...
The DeanBeat: Sorting out the Epic-Unity-Improbable mess

The DeanBeat: Sorting out the Epic-Unity-Improbable mess

If I’ve concluded one thing from the spat in the past week between Unity Technologies, Improbable, and Epic Games, it’s that it won’ ...
For Netflix, ‘Fortnite’ on YouTube is a bigger threat than HBO

For Netflix, ‘Fortnite’ on YouTube is a bigger threat than HBO

In a letter to shareholders, Netflix explained that it views the video game Fortnite as bigger competition than HBO, with YouTube videos of the game d ...
Star Trek: Discovery’s second season may boldly go where the first did not

Star Trek: Discovery’s second season may boldly go where the first did not

Enlarge / Michael Burnham is all of us.CBS In many ways, this season felt very much like a much-needed reset from the previous o ...
Western Digital launches SSD storage with a heat sink for gamers

Western Digital launches SSD storage with a heat sink for gamers

Now they’re even putting heat sinks on storage cards. Western Digital is announcing its new WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD (solid state drive) for the ...
Google Play malware used phones’ motion sensors to conceal itself

Google Play malware used phones’ motion sensors to conceal itself

Malicious apps hosted in the Google Play market are trying a clever trick to avoid detection—they monitor the motion-sensor inpu ...
All of the secret exits and world skips in ‘New Super Luigi U’

All of the secret exits and world skips in ‘New Super Luigi U’

Just like all other 2D Mario games, New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe includes secret exits and world skips. In this guide, we'll show you how to get to al ...
New Super Luigi U Deluxe: All Secret Exits and World Skips

New Super Luigi U Deluxe: All Secret Exits and World Skips

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe gives Nintendo’s most recent 2D sidescroller (we’re not counting Super Mario Maker) a second chance at big success on S ...
Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay as seen by a ‘90s arcade rat

Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay as seen by a ‘90s arcade rat

Enlarge / Scorpion has come a long way in Mortal Kombat 11, but he's still a golden ninja with flaming powers, so it works for me. ...
All of the secret exits and world skips in ‘New Super Mario Bros. U’

All of the secret exits and world skips in ‘New Super Mario Bros. U’

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has two distinct Mario experiences in one package. In this guide, we'll show you how to find all of the secret exits in ...
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: All Secret Exits and World Skips

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: All Secret Exits and World Skips

While New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, which includes both Mario U and Luigi U, doesn’t have the openness and level of exploration seen in Super Mario ...
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: Get Extra Life With Our Tips and Tricks

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe: Get Extra Life With Our Tips and Tricks

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has made the literal jump to Nintendo Switch, bringing 2D Mario platforming action to the console for the first time. D ...
Oil from humble saltwater plant blended with jet fuel on Etihad Airways flight

Oil from humble saltwater plant blended with jet fuel on Etihad Airways flight

Enlarge / Glasswort bush (Salicornia europaea), Chenopodiaceae. On Wednesday, an Etihad Airways Boeing 787 in Abu Dhabi embarked ...
Mortal Kombat 11 Features a Very Angry Raiden

Mortal Kombat 11 Features a Very Angry Raiden

NetherRealm Studios fully unveiled Mortal Kombat 11 during a livestream event on Thursday, January 17, and the fighting game is shaping up to be the ...
Ars community gives more than $20,000 in annual charity drive

Ars community gives more than $20,000 in annual charity drive

A month ago, I asked readers to donate to our 2018 Charity Drive sweepstakes. All told, Ars Technica readers donated $20,210.66 ...
Fortnite Week 7 Challenges Guide: Visit All Expedition Outposts | Season 7

Fortnite Week 7 Challenges Guide: Visit All Expedition Outposts | Season 7

Season seven of Fortnite only has around a month left before it comes to a close. As such, the Fortnite week seven challenges are here to help you ear ...
Sensor Tower: Monster Strike, Brawl Stars stand out on mobile in December 2018

Sensor Tower: Monster Strike, Brawl Stars stand out on mobile in December 2018

It was another Merry Christmas for Mixi, as Monster Strike once again led the revenue estimates from December according to Sensor Tower, a mobil ...
All Cross-Platform Games (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC)

All Cross-Platform Games (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC)

Not that long ago, the thought of cross-platform online multiplayer between Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo sounded like a pipe dream. In the past year ...
Verizon blames school text provider in dispute over “spam” fee

Verizon blames school text provider in dispute over “spam” fee

Enlarge / A Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone is displayed for sale at a Verizon store in Brea, California, on Monday, January 22, 2018.Getty ...
Bethesda Explains Why It’s Banning Some Fallout 76 Players

Bethesda Explains Why It’s Banning Some Fallout 76 Players

If you managed to make your way into the inaccessible (or intended to be) secret room in Fallout 76, you best not have taken anything with you. Those ...
Apptopia: Helix Jump led all mobile games in Q4 2018 with 25.6 million daily players

Apptopia: Helix Jump led all mobile games in Q4 2018 with 25.6 million daily players

Mobile intelligence providers such as Apptopia almost always make our top charts about rank, downloads, or IAP revenue. Every now and then, I di ...
The Best PSVR Games Available Today (January 2019)

The Best PSVR Games Available Today (January 2019)

Sony’s jump into virtual reality with the PlayStation VR has proved more successful than many of us an ...
Modularity will publish games from modders like Meeple Station

Modularity will publish games from modders like Meeple Station

Scott Reismanis, founder of ModDB in Melbourne, Australia, has started a new publisher called Modularity that will publish games with a strong f ...
Bethesda confirms bans for visiting hidden Fallout 76 “developer room”

Bethesda confirms bans for visiting hidden Fallout 76 “developer room”

Video showing the contents of the hidden "developer room" in Fallout 76.Fallout 76 developer Bethesda has confirmed it is issu ...
Monster 773 million-record breach list contains plaintext passwords

Monster 773 million-record breach list contains plaintext passwords

Getty Images Have I Been Pwned, the breach notification service that serves as a bellwether for the security of login credentials ...
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with search, Cortana, Start, font, Settings, and Console improvements

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with search, Cortana, Start, font, Settings, and Console improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with improvements to search, Cortana, Start, font, Settings, and the Windows Console. The upda ...
The RetroBeat: Phantasy Star IV is the perfect classic JRPG experience for Switch owners

The RetroBeat: Phantasy Star IV is the perfect classic JRPG experience for Switch owners

I started my 2019 gaming by finally tackling a Japanese role-playing game I’ve wanted to play for some time: Phantasy Star IV: End of the Millen ...
Report: DOJ pursuing criminal charges against Huawei for theft of tech

Report: DOJ pursuing criminal charges against Huawei for theft of tech

Enlarge / A Seattle jury found Huawei liable in a civil lawsuit brought by T-Mobile for theft of robotic tech. Now the DOJ is ready to file ...
Unity clarifies ToS changes, welcomes back “unsupported” SpatialOS

Unity clarifies ToS changes, welcomes back “unsupported” SpatialOS

Days after a nasty public split with cloud gaming developer Improbable, Unity has reinstated the company's license and updated i ...
‘The Division 2’ Beta Marches Onto Consoles and PC February 7

‘The Division 2’ Beta Marches Onto Consoles and PC February 7

We’re less than two months away from the launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. The sequel to Ubisoft’s popular 2016 third-person shooter releases on ...
recent-sci-fi-books

recent-sci-fi-books

In the past, science fiction was somewhat of a niche genre catering to a relatively small cadre of loyal fans. But somewhere between Star Trek and Ret ...
Microsoft CEO says Project xCloud is the ‘Netflix for games’

Microsoft CEO says Project xCloud is the ‘Netflix for games’

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella referred to the company's Project xCloud game streaming service as "Netflix for games." The service will let users play Xb ...
Efficient Rockets Don’t Mean Sustainable Space Travel

Efficient Rockets Don’t Mean Sustainable Space Travel

Futurism fans: To create this content, a non-editorial team worked with SkyWay Technologies Co., who sponsored this post. They help us keep the lights ...
Watch The Most Distant Object Ever Observed Tumble Through Space

Watch The Most Distant Object Ever Observed Tumble Through Space

Snowball Effect NASA scientists strung together still photos to create a video of Ultima Thule, the space rock first photographed by the New Horizons ...
GamesBeat Summit 2019: Announcing the next four speakers

GamesBeat Summit 2019: Announcing the next four speakers

January is at its midway mark, GamesBeat Summit 2019 is closer than ever, and it’s time to introduce four new great speakers: Ted Price, Frank G ...
Fortnite Security Flaw Let Hackers Spy On Players Through Microphones

Fortnite Security Flaw Let Hackers Spy On Players Through Microphones

Fortnite is the most popular video game in the world, and with that popularity comes the threat of cyberatttacks designed to steal users’ personal in ...
Microsoft removes Forza dances amid Fortnite lawsuits

Microsoft removes Forza dances amid Fortnite lawsuits

Enlarge / Actor Alfonso Ribeiro shows off "The Carlton" during a Dancing with the Stars performance. Forza Horizon 4 no longer fe ...
SuperData: Digital games grew 12% to $113.4 billion in 2018; Fortnite earned $2.4 billion

SuperData: Digital games grew 12% to $113.4 billion in 2018; Fortnite earned $2.4 billion

Digital games grew 12 percent to $113.4 billion worldwide in 2018, driven by Epic Games’ huge free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite, which it ...
Unity scraps TOS change in dispute with Improbable, schedules Reddit chat

Unity scraps TOS change in dispute with Improbable, schedules Reddit chat

Unity Technologies backed down on its previous stance in a dispute that erupted last week with SpatialOS platform maker Improbable and rival gam ...
Eight months after discovery, unkillable LoJax rootkit campaign remains active

Eight months after discovery, unkillable LoJax rootkit campaign remains active

Last May, researchers published a bombshell report documenting sophisticated malware attributed to the Russian government. The m ...
Travis Strikes Again review: Switch may already have its weirdest game of 2019

Travis Strikes Again review: Switch may already have its weirdest game of 2019

Grasshopper Manufacture Have you heard of video game developer Goichi Suda, better known to fans as Suda51? If so, you're likely ...
Harry Potter mobile game maker Jam City raises $145 million

Harry Potter mobile game maker Jam City raises $145 million

Jam City, developer and publisher of the hit mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, has raised $145 million in funding. The money came from ...
The original Ghostbusters franchise is getting a new film in 2020

The original Ghostbusters franchise is getting a new film in 2020

Enlarge / Who ya gonna call? Three of the four original Ghostbusters: Bill Murray, the late Harold Ramis, and Dan Ackroyd.Columbia Pictures ...
Report: EA’s beleaguered, open-world Star Wars game is no more

Report: EA’s beleaguered, open-world Star Wars game is no more

Artist's approximation of the status of EA Vancouver's Star Wars video game. Ahead of an official EA announcement, Kotaku has gon ...
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