Jurassic World Evolution is a theme park sim from Planet Coaster dev Frontier

reader comments 24 Share this story [embedded content] Frontier, the developer behind the sublime Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster has new sim in the works. Jurassic World Evolution is a theme park sim, but instead of ferris wheels you have Triceratops, and instead of worrying about guests getting sick, you have to worry about guests […]

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Accidental history—remastering the campy teen horror game Congress famously hated

A scene like this doesn’t exactly scream “2017 video game.” And yet… reader comments 43 Share this story Night Trap might not seem like a game that would be especially cumbersome to port to modern consoles. Among the first in the oft-forgotten early-’90s trend of “FMV (full motion video) games,” the title was nothing more […]

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Why Tor Books’ first podcast drama Steal the Stars should steal your attention

reader comments 14 Share this story Enlarge Tor Labs If you’re not a regular podcast listener, you might have missed the booming resurgence of audio dramas over the past few years. Once the purview of terrestrial radio—and all but dead in the United States—iTunes has given the narration-driven medium a brand-new outlet. Welcome to Night […]

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Rise of the Empire expands Star Wars: Rebellion in all the right ways

Enlarge / There’s plenty of “more” in the box. Fantasy Flight Games reader comments 22 Share this story Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you think. 2016’s Star Wars: Rebellion was—ahem—a force to be reckoned with. Presenting the […]

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Reddit users re-enable Alien: Isolation’s VR mode with unofficial patch

Enlarge / You’d never be able to tell that a crewmate turned inside out on this very table only a few short hours ago! reader comments 16 Share this story Although 2014’s Alien: Isolation was a well-written, beautifully stylish exercise in terror, it failed to sell in large enough quantity for publisher Sega to justify […]

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Pokemon Go Fest’s blunders result in class-action lawsuit

Enlarge Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images reader comments 61 Share this story By many accounts, the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago last week was a failure of epic proportions. The main thing that many festival-goers found—instead of make-believe characters in the game—was themselves standing in huge lines and without Internet at a 20,000-person party to celebrate the […]

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