Report: Nintendo to bring timeless SNES video games to Change Online

Report: Nintendo to bring timeless SNES video games to Change Online

Over the weekend, an intrepid dataminer found evidence in the recent Nintendo Switch update to suggest games from the company’s Super Nintendo era might soon be available to Switch Online subscribers. The dataminer in question, KapuccinoHeck, spotted clues in the Switch’s code which suggests a SNES emulator could be on its way to Nintendo’s Switch Online…
Unity developers have an online spat, Legendary slides in with $25 M in ‘fuck you’ cash

Unity developers have an online spat, Legendary slides in with $25...

It’s not often in the video game industry that we get to see a public face-off between two companies, but we got one this week between Unity and Epic, creators of two of the most popular game engines among developers. The conflict began between Unity and Improbable, the developers of a cloud platform called SpatialOS. Improbable…
No, favorable evaluations didn’t ‘technique’ Steam into believing a video game was phony

No, favorable evaluations didn’t ‘technique’ Steam into believing a video game...

A small indie game on Steam was on probation for several months after its release, only yesterday being granted access to the platform’s full features. While the exact reason for the problem appears to be a small bug, the developers seemed to think, at least for a bit, that the game’s huge amount of positive…
HTC reveals VR’s future with brand-new Vive headset, eye-tracking, and more

HTC reveals VR’s future with brand-new Vive headset, eye-tracking, and more

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 is the year VR will finally break into the mainstream! Okay, so we’ve all heard that one before. Despite the fact analysts predict it’ll be a great year for VR companies, the tech is still a novelty to most. HTC hopes to change that by finally addressing VR‘s biggest problem: a…
Ensure Your Kids Aren’t Betting on This Website

Ensure Your Kids Aren’t Betting on This Website

Screenshot: YouTube A couple of popular YouTubers, whose subscribers are largely kids, are coming under criticism for partnering with and promoting a site that entices users to gamble by spending money to open a digital “mystery box.” Jake Paul (17.7 million subscribers) and Bryan “RiceGum” Le (10.7 million subscribers) both have recently promoted MysteryBrand.net, a…
Task Cars video game studio is dealing with “the most effective console ever constructed”

Task Cars video game studio is dealing with “the most effective...

London-based game development shop Slightly Mad Studios – which is behind the Project CARS racing sim series, as well as the Need for Speed: Shift franchise – is living up to its name with the announcement of its next project: a game console to rival the Xbox and PlayStation, and support VR content, in three years’ time.…
Eliminating in the name of: The United States Army and computer games

Eliminating in the name of: The United States Army and computer...

Two unlikely allies: the US Military and the video game industry. Who knew? Update: It's New Year's Day and Ars staffers are enjoying a winter break (inevitably filled with some wishful vacation research and cooking). As such, we're resurfacing a few favorites from the site archives—like this look at how the military has used video…
War Stories: Serious Sam nearly didn’t occur– up until cages conserved the day

War Stories: Serious Sam nearly didn’t occur– up until cages conserved...

Video shot by Nikola Mosettig and edited by Lee Manansala. Click here for transcript. Ars would also like to extend special thanks to Croteam members Davor Hunski and Damjan Mravunac, who were instrumental in helping this video project come together. Welcome to another edition of "War Stories," where we coerce developers into talking about problems that…
Accumulated: The love affair in between comics and video games

Accumulated: The love affair in between comics and video games

Enlarge / Ready to save the day, one side quest at a time. Insomniac / Sony Update: It's Christmas Eve and Ars staffers are enjoying a winter break (inevitably filled with Santa horror movies and ample video game time). As such, we're resurfacing a few favorites from the site archives touching on such topics—like this…
Nintendo Change’s United States sales exceed the PS4 and Xbox at the exact same age

Nintendo Change’s United States sales exceed the PS4 and Xbox at...

Nintendo today revealed the Switch has now sold over 8.7 million units at the 21-month mark in the US, more than both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One did when they were the same “age.” Given how little we know about the sales of at least one of the consoles past that mark, this…
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