Spot demo video shows a Boston Dynamics robot at work

After dropping a stunning “Parkour” video for its humanoid Atlas robot earlier today, Boston Dynamics followed up with this more subdued look at a commercial application for its technology. In a video similar to lab tests we’ve seen before, this sensor-laden Spot robot (there’s even one in its “hand” that you can see it using […]

Exclusive: Valve walks us through Artifact’s new demo, leaves us wanting more

Enlarge / Getting one’s Artifact on. (credit: Valve Software) Editor’s note: This feature’s two videos include transcripts, and many of their details appear in the article’s text and galleries. So however you want to learn about Valve’s latest video game, Ars has your back. BELLEVUE, Washington—Right as this article goes live, Valve Software is taking […]

Resident Evil 2 Remake hands-on preview: PS4 demo confirms that the old ones are the BEST

Resident Evil 2 Remake might just have been the best game that was playable at E3 2018. While Cyberpunk 2077 is quite deservedly dominating the ‘Best of E3’ awards, CD Projekt Red’s behind-closed-doors demo was very much a hands-off affair. Resident Evil 2 Remake, on the other hand, was playable in all its gory glory […]

Knuckle Sandwich Demo Explores Odd Jobs, Minigame-Based Combat, General Nonsense

Knuckle Sandwich, the super-serious RPG of holding down a crummy job while dealing with disappearances around town, now has a new demo out that will let players experience its minigame-based RPG combat and goofy sense of humor for themselves. Ever landed an attack in an RPG by petting dogs, dancing, guiding hands through a maze, […]

Photographs demo shows off clever puzzles and a tragic story

EightyEight Games’s introspective puzzler Photographs is due out later this year for PC, iOS, and Android. In a demo, I saw how it uses minigames to tell its myriad tales. Each of the chapters centers on one character. A series of puzzles correspond with their story, featuring mechanics that match what’s happening in the tale as […]

Waymo’s 360-degree demo ride shows what self-driving cars ‘see’

One of the big steps necessary to roll out self-driving cars is getting the public to trust them, and Waymo’s latest attempt to achieve that is with a new 360-degree experience. Viewable on a computer, your phone or a VR headset, it feeds a simulation of mixed video and sensor data (LiDAR, radar and cameras) […]