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Bethesda’s attempt to fix a Fallout 76 blunder leaks angry shoppers’ PID [Updated]
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Enlarge / The yellow “bulb” lights up with a tap of the right-side helmet button. That’s the only light-up element. (credit: Sam Machkovech) Bethesda’s latest video game, Fallout 76, launched last month with its share of uneven reviews and responses (including our own), and chief among players’ complaints is that the always-online game is quite […]

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Dealmaster: A PS4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 for $199 may be the best deal of Cyber Monday [Updated]
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Enlarge / Red Dead Redemption 2 does, in fact, feature horses and sunsets. Update (11/26/2018 12:20am ET): Well, this isn’t too surprising, but Walmart appears to have run out of stock shortly after the bundle went live. We’ll update this post if it returns as the day rolls on. Original article: It’s Cyber Monday, which means […]

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Alan Wake returns to digital storefronts after music rights snafu [Updated]
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Enlarge / If you’re looking to buy a downloadable copy of Alan Wake after this weekend, a flashlight won’t help your search. Update (Oct. 26, 2018): Remedy confirmed via tweet Thursday that Alan Wake has returned to Steam after publisher Microsoft renegotiated the rights to the game’s music. The game will once again be available […]

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SpaceX has landed on the West Coast for the first time [Updated]
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Trevor Mahlmann/Special to Ars 10:35pm ET Update: On Sunday night, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off as scheduled, and ascended into space. After about three minutes, the second stage carried its payload onward, toward a successful deployment of the SAOCOM 1A satellite into a Sun synchronous orbit. After it separated from the second stage, the […]

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Police to Seattle’s techies, streamers: Sign up for our anti-swatting service [Updated]
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Enlarge / Body-cam video taken from an apparent Seattle police response to a hoax hostage-situation report. (credit: Seattle PD) The practice of “swatting,” or calling in fake threats to activate an aggressive police response to an unwitting home or business, has unfortunately lingered for the past few years. Starting this week, one police department in […]

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Nintendo Switch cloud saves disappear six months after subscription ends [Updated]
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Enlarge / Better keep paying for your Switch Online subscription if you want that cloud-based save data to remain accessible. (credit: Nintendo) [Update Sept. 25: Nintendo has now confirmed to IGN that it will retain players’ cloud saves for six months after they cancel their subscription. “Nintendo will allow users who resubscribe within 180 days to […]

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Two Japanese robots are now happily hopping on an asteroid [Updated]
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Enlarge / The Hayabusa2 spacecraft spies its shadow Thursday night as it descends toward Ryugu to deploy two small rovers. (credit: JAXA) Saturday update: More than 24 hours after they were released by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft to fly down to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, the Japanese Space Agency has finally provided an update […]

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Mass shooting at Florida Madden tournament leaves multiple casualties [Updated]
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Enlarge / A photo of the outside of GLHF Game Bar. (credit: GLHF Game Bar) A single shooter opened fire on a Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday afternoon. Initial reports suggest four are dead and at least 11 are injured. At a police briefing held at 4:30 pm ET, Sheriff Mike Williams of […]

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EA issues apology after removing Kaepernick’s name from song in Madden 19 [Updated]
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Enlarge (credit: EA Sports) Update, 8:20pm ET: EA issued an apology on Thursday after rapper Big Sean accused the game maker of censoring his song in new video game Madden NFL 19. The game maker took full responsibility for the song’s edit and issued a statement to Ars Technica on Thursday: We made an unfortunate mistake […]

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