gaming and entertainment
gaming and entertainmentArs Technica's Cyrus Farivar tries to learn the Star Trek Customizable Card Game, and out-of-print CCG based on the Star Trek universe.
gaming and entertainmentWhen creating Ultima Online, Richard Garriott had grand dreams. He and Starr Long planned on implementing a virtual ecology into their massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It was an ambitious system, one that would have cows that graze and predators that eat herbivores. However, once the game went live a small problem had arisen...
technologyKevin Gammill, Group Program Manager of the Xbox Platform Team at Microsoft, talks about the new Xbox One X. Kevin goes into the cost of the system, whether developers should target graphics or performance with the increased power, bringing upgraded 4K titles to the new system and more.
gaming and entertainmentArs Technica's Sam Machkovech visited Blizzard Entertainment studios and played 2 days' worth of the new EDZ in Destiny 2.
gaming and entertainmentWhat's it like to act with CGI? Ars Technica asked a group of actors and actresses at San Diego Comic-Con. Tim Roth ("The Hulk"), Ricky Whittle ("American Gods"), Graham McTavish ("The Hobbit"), David Harbour ("Stranger Things"), Sendhil Ramamurthy ("Heroes"), Michael Rooker ("Guardians of the Galaxy"), Cas Anvar ("The Expanse"), Julie Ann Emery ("Preacher"), and the casts of "The Magicians" and "Timeless" revealed their experience acting in scenes with a tennis ball on a stick.
gaming and entertainmentWestworld actors Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Jimmi Simpson answer tough questions about their characters Armistice and William. Ingrid talks about how Armistice has changed over the first season, pointing out her character's tattoo. Jimmi discusses William's dark side.
technologyArs Technica's Nathan Mattise introduces a new series examining the tech introduced in fictional TV shows. Is the tech real? Is it even possible? We look deeper into some popular programs using technology to find out.
gaming and entertainmentThe Tick creator Ben Edlund and star Griffin Newman talk about some of the themes behind the new version of the show.
gaming and entertainmentJennifer Muro, creator of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, talks with Annalee Newitz about her YouTube and Disney channel Star Wars series.
gaming and entertainmentWolfenstein: The New Order set a high bar for all-out wackiness. Can The New Colossus do any better?
technologyArs Technica's Nathan Mattise caught up with The Americans showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields at the 2017 ATX Festival and talked about how their childhood inspired the show's tech.
gaming and entertainmentArs Technica's Sam Machkovech talks with Brian Sousa, Blizzard lead 3D artist about the remastering of StarCraft in HD/UHD/4K.
gaming and entertainmentThe Blizzard Universe is shrouded in mystery. Game designers Jeff Kaplan and Geoff Goodman are here to shed some light on the intricacies of the Overwatch world. Who paints Roadhog's nails? What is playing on Torbjorn's headphones? All of these are answered and more!
gaming and entertainmentWe take a machete through melting Steam servers, thousands of deals. Read the list here: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/06/steam-summer-sales-best-discounts-chosen-by-ars-cost-cutting-braintrust/