Why Calgary passed on the 2026 Olympics — and what's next for the Games nobody seems to want

Calgary voters have sent politicians a clear message: They want no part of the city's beleaguered bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The vote is not binding, but should leave those on Calgary city council no doubt. Leading up to this plebiscite, bid organizers had hoped for a Yes vote somewhere in the mid-50s, closer […]

PS4 games news: Good news for PlayStation gamers as Sony prepares for big free update

If you’re a fan of playing free PS4 games on your PlayStation consoles, there’s been some great news in the last week. Big release news has been announced for Warframe, a free download on PS4 consoles that doesn’t require a PS Plus subscription to play. There aren’t that many games on the PS4 that are […]

The company behind one of the biggest video games in the world was just slammed with a lawsuit alleging its ‘bro-culture’ created a sexist workplace where women were rated on their ‘hotness,’ told that ‘no doesn’t necessarily mean no,’ and shown unsolicited photos of male genitalia

Riot Games The “League of Legends” developer Riot Games is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming the company harbored a sexist work environment with women suffering from unequal pay and regular harassment. Reports detailing the company’s “bro culture” surfaced in August, leading Riot to issue an apology to current and past employees. The two women who […]

Gaming guide creator Prima Games is shutting down

Prima Games, the company that’s been creating physical video game strategy guides for the past 28 years, is shutting down according to Publisher’s Lunch. Prima’s publisher DK’s CEO Ian Hudson sent out an internal memo saying it was an “extremely difficult decision” and one that was made due to a “significant decline” in the video […]

The top 3 best-selling games of all time is a surprising list of games that have all sold over 100 million copies apiece

Rockstar Games The three best-selling games of all time are all 100 million-plus sellers. The list spans nearly four decades of video games, starting in 1984 and ending in 2013. It crosses every major game console released since the original Nintendo Entertainment System, and a wide variety of game genres.  The most recent entrant to […]

JPMorgan is poaching developers who work on video games like Fortnite — and they say it’s ‘actually been very easy’ to lure them away (JPM)

Fortnite/Epic Games JPMorgan Chase co-president Gordon Smith said the bank is having no trouble competing for top tech talent to fuel its $ 10.8 billion digital ambitions. Smith said a number of software developers the bank has hired come from the video game world. How does JPMorgan get programmers to ditch Fortnite for mobile banking? […]

PS4 games news: GOOD news for PlayStation owners as new Sony deals are revealed

Fans have a couple of new PS4 games deals to watch out for over the coming weeks, some bigger than others. The annual PS Plus Double Discounts promotion has returned to the PlayStation Store this week. From now until 21st November you can get up to 30% off hundreds of PS4 titles and with the […]

Essen 2018: The best board games from the biggest board game con

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. This past weekend, tens of thousands of tabletop gaming fanatics made a pilgrimage to the German city of Essen for the annual Internationale Spieltage fair—better known to board gaming fans simply as Spiel (or Essen). It’s […]