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Ars Technica’s favorite video games from our first 10 years, 1998-2008
Welcome to Ars Gaming Week 2019! As a staff full of gamers and game-lovers, we'll be serving up extra reviews, guides, interviews, and other stories all about gaming from August 19 to August 23. A long time ago on an Ars far, far away, video game coverage operated quite differently. In our first ten years of existence, games coverage often…

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The ambitious Europa Clipper has cleared an important step toward flight
NASA has given its ambitious Europa Clipper mission a green light to proceed into final design and then into construction of the spacecraft. The multibillion-dollar mission remains on target for a launch in 2023 or 2025, the agency said. Each of NASA's major programs must follow a complicated "lifecycle," in which different phases of development—from formulation of the project idea…

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The best Ars Technica video games, 1998-2008
Welcome to Ars Gaming Week 2019! As a staff full of gamers and game-lovers, we'll be serving up extra reviews, guides, interviews, and other stories all about gaming from August 19 to August 23. A long time ago on an Ars far, far away, video game coverage operated quite differently. In our first ten years of existence, games coverage often…

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Anonymous “Anonymous Cowards” are, for now, not welcome on Slashdot
On August 9, tech news aggregator Slashdot quietly removed one of its earliest features, which had been available to all visitors since its founding in 1997: the ability to post comments as an "Anonymous Coward." And while the feature returned within five days, it returned in a largely nerfed format. Users can now only access the "Anonymous Coward" feature if…

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The Porsche Taycan electric car gets Apple Music, 3 years free data
Porsche's new battery-electric Taycan sedan is probably the most hotly anticipated car of the year. The car's official launch—and our deep dive into its technology—happens early in September. Later that month, we'll be able to tell you how it drives, ahead of the first customer deliveries in December. But we do have some news we can share about the car…

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Google Stadia exclusives push potential players to data centers [Updated]
In a Stadia Connect announcement today, Robot Entertainment CEO Patrick Hudson said Google invited his team to check out Stadia back in January of 2018, well before the service's public announcement earlier this year. "Right away it was a fantastic experience," he said. "I immediately saw it as the next transformative platform coming to the industry.

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Kerbal Space Program 2 will take flight in 2020—here’s the first trailer
During the Gamescom opening night livestream, game publisher Private Division released a new trailer revealing and announcing , a sequel to the popular 2015 physics-based spaceship construction and spaceflight sim. will be released in the first quarter of 2020. We've included the trailer below. Set to music by M83, it's a pre-rendered cinematic that humorously juxtaposes dramatic spaceflight documentary tropes…

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Google Stadia exclusives push potential players to data centers
In a Stadia Connect announcement today, Robot Entertainment CEO Patrick Hudson said Google invited his team to check out Stadia back in January of 2018, well before the service's public announcement earlier this year. "Right away it was a fantastic experience," he said. "I immediately saw it as the next transformative platform coming to the industry.

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Review: Fight scenes are the only bright spot in grim, joyless Wu Assassins
A humble chef is granted mystical powers to hunt down five powerful warlords in , a new supernatural action drama from Netflix. Unfortunately, a talented cast and terrific fight choreography can't keep the show from sinking under the weight of its leaden, uninspired script. No martial arts series should be this much of a slog.