Gaming

Eight great board games we played at PAX Unplugged

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. PAX Unplugged, the tabletop board gaming conference that emerged from the PAX video game conference empire, took place in Philadelphia last week. It was bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event, with more space allocated […]

Emerging Tech

Best iPod Touch games

As some of the fastest-growing portable gaming platforms today, it’s no wonder that over a quarter of the 500,000 apps (applications) available to Apple iPhone and iPod Touch owners are digital diversions. In fact, given these devices’ user-friendly, motion-sensing interfaces; sharp 3D graphics; selection of titles for all ages and interests at a variety of […]

Gaming

6 Games You'll Want to Buy in December

This year gave console and PC gamers truly excellent games to enjoy. December continues the trend, with six great titles to indulge in before the year is over. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. December has fewer standout titles than November and […]

Computer

The Best Google Chrome games

The Chrome Web Store offers a lot more than just a healthy dose of extensions, themes, and other nifty apps. It also houses an impressive collection of games that can be directly played on the browser for a small fee, or nothing at all. Many of the same great titles that are available on your […]

Gaming

‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ director sets record straight on game’s progress

Details on the Final Fantasy VII Remake, particularly its release date, have been too few and far between for excited fans of the highly acclaimed RPG. It’s just about time for a few more tidbits about the project’s progress, and they come from none other than game director Tetsuya Nomura. Nomura, in an interview with Famitsu […]

Gaming

EA to Remaster Original Command & Conquer Games in 4K for the PC

Command & Conquer fans have reason to celebrate. A 4K remastering of the first two games in the classic strategy series is in the works, specifically for the PC. Both Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Command & Conquer: Red Alert are getting the 4K treatment, EA announced on Wednesday. The three expansions will also […]

Gaming

18 Games Every Nintendo Switch Player Needs

More than a year after its triumphant launch, the Nintendo Switch is still going strong. These are the best Switch games, from new first-party releases to well-worn (and still excellent) ports. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. The Nintendo Switch is now […]

Computer

Got an NES Classic? Here’s how to hack it to play more than 700 games

Although the NES Classic was once hard to find and even ceased production at one point, now it’s readily available at retailers. That’s exciting for fans of classic games. While it comes with 30 of the best NES games, even masterpieces like Super Mario Bros. 3 get old after a while. Fret not! It is […]

Top Stories

The top 3 best-selling games of all time is a surprising list of games that have all sold over 100 million copies apiece

Rockstar Games“Grand Theft Auto 5” is stacking paper. The three best-selling games of all time are all 100 million-plus sellers. The list spans nearly four decades of video games, starting in 1984 and ending in 2013. It crosses every major game console released since the original Nintendo Entertainment System, and a wide variety of game […]

Gaming

Essen 2018: The best board games from the biggest board game con

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. This past weekend, tens of thousands of tabletop gaming fanatics made a pilgrimage to the German city of Essen for the annual Internationale Spieltage fair—better known to board gaming fans simply as Spiel (or Essen). It’s […]

Gaming

7 Games You'll Want to Buy In November

Whether you’re hunting for a gaming gift or looking to treat yourself, there are numerous terrific titles to pick up this month, from Diablo III: Eternal Collection to Spyro Reignited Trilogy. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. November marks the beginning of […]

Gaming

Grand Theft Auto V hack exposed single-player games to malicious trolls

Over the years, we’ve written a lot about the apparently easy-to-hack Grand Theft Auto Online and Rockstar’s many, many, many attempts to prevent cheaters from ruining the online experience for legitimate players. Last week, though, players reported that trolls were briefly able to mess with the single-player portion of Grand Theft Auto V through an […]

Gaming

The best video games to gift this holiday season, from ‘Spider-Man’ to ‘Hitman 2’

The holiday season is coming up, and that means buying a ton of video games for yourself as well as your gaming-inclined loved ones. 2018 has seen a particularly high number of great titles to choose from, and it can be a bit overwhelming for those not keeping their finger on the pulse of the […]

Gaming

Feel better about your PlayStation VR with sweet new games Astro Bot, Firewall

Enlarge / Alongside the PlayStation VR headset, which will work on both units. Kyle Orland There’s only so much breathing room between the season’s biggest video game releases, and that has meant an incredibly brief respite at Ars HQ. What do we gnaw on between massive games like Spider-Man, Forza Horizon 4, and Assassin’s Creed: […]