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Reminder: Donate to win swag in our annual Charity Drive sweepstakes

Enlarge / Just some of the prizes you can win in this year's charity drive sweepstakes. (credit: Kyle Orland) If you've been too busy playing Against the Storm to take part in this year's Ars Technica Charity Drive sweepstakes, don't worry. You still have time to donate to a good cause and get a chance to win your share...

Fri Dec 8, 2023 22:51
Against the Storm feels like WarCraft without the war, and it’s weirdly calming

Enlarge / I'd like to pretend I'd built a settlement this neatly compact and organized—with street grids, even—but alas, this is a provided screenshot. (credit: Hooded Horse) Back when WarCraft, StarCraft, and other real-time strategy games were all the rage, I could never actually play them against other people. Even...

Fri Dec 8, 2023 15:25
Here’s a Fallout super fan’s analysis of the first trailer for the TV series

The teaser trailer for Amazon's Fallout TV series. The trailer for Amazon's Fallout TV series dropped this weekend, and it's either craven fan service or wonderfully authentic, depending on your point of view. The trailer depicts a lead character leaving a vault after an apparent catastrophe, discovering the broken world outside,...

Wed Dec 6, 2023 00:14
When can we expect a PC version of Grand Theft Auto VI?

Enlarge / That "Coming 2025" probably won't apply to any PC version. (credit: Rockstar) PC players will likely have to wait a bit longer than their console counterparts to play the upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI. In a press release accompanying last night's earlier-than-scheduled trailer launch, Rockstar specifically says...

Tue Dec 5, 2023 19:07
Grand Theft Auto VI trailer arrives early with a crime-crazy Florida

Enlarge / "Coming 2025." (credit: Rockstar Games / YouTube) Grand Theft Auto VI, like its protagonist, Lucia, keeps finding itself in an awkward spot because of "Bad luck, I guess." The trailer for Rockstar Games' heavily, mightily, impossibly anticipated sequel in its record-breaking series landed on YouTube Monday evening,...

Tue Dec 5, 2023 02:53
After a chaotic three years, GPU sales are starting to look normal-ish again

Enlarge / AMD's Radeon RX 7600. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) It's been an up-and-down decade for most consumer technology, with a pandemic-fueled boom in PC sales giving way to a sales crater that the market is still gradually recovering from. But few components have had as hard a time as gaming graphics cards, which were...

Tue Dec 5, 2023 01:21

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