Nintendoes what Valve don’t: Game barred from Steam will launch on Switch

Enlarge / Nothing weird going on here. On the sire. Japanese publisher Spike Chunsoft announced that the first official English translation of visual novel Chaos;Head Noah won’t be coming to Steam as planned “due to Steam’s guideline-required changes to the game’s content.” But while the game is apparently too risqué for Steam, the family-friendly folks … Read more

Stadia controllers could become e-waste unless Google issues Bluetooth update

Enlarge / Ars originally liked the Stadia controller, describing it as “solidly built, with springy, responsive inputs.” It could still be that way without a giant USB cord if Google unlocked its full Bluetooth capabilities. Kyle Orland Google’s Stadia game-streaming service will die a nearly inevitable death early next year. Google is refunding players the … Read more

Stunning iPhone 15 Ultra Details, Unusual MacBook Pro Plans, Powerful iPhone 14 Pro’s New Problems

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes news on the Apple 15 Ultra, more iPhone 14 problems, iPhone 14 Pro review, hiding the MacBook Pro update, Apple removes VK apps from App Store, Microsoft removing Swiftkey, and Tim Cook is still teasing AR and … Read more

Kevin Costner’s John Dutton is Montana governor

Kevin Costner’s John Dutton is stepping into fuel “Yellowstone” politics. Paramount Network has released the Season 5 trailer for Taylor Sheridan’s Western drama that shows the formidable Dutton patriarch and rancher being sworn in as Montana’s governor. One of Dutton’s first power moves is to fire his entire top staff and place trusted (yet fuel) … Read more

YouTube age-restriction quagmire exposed by 78-minute Mega Man documentary

Aurich Lawson / Capcom A YouTube creator has gone on the offensive after facing an increasingly common problem on the platform: moderation and enforcement that leaves creators confused by the logic and short on their videos’ revenue potential. The trouble centers on a longtime YouTube video host whose content is popular among the retro-gaming devotees … Read more

Everything coming from Apple in October 2022

Obviously, September is one of the biggest months on the Apple calendar. At its September 7 “Far Out” event, Apple introduced the iPhone 14 line, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and second-generation AirPods Pro. Plus, we got the release of iOS 16 and watchOS 9. You might expect that October would pale in … Read more

Mobile Ordering Blurs the Restaurant Lines Even Further

Restaurant lines have continued to blur the sales bounce back and a new landscape settles. Mostly, this has darted through two places: Technology and accessibility, which has brought the operating models of fast food and fast casual closer together. Drive-thrus and pickup lanes are now on the real estate calendars of both. The days of … Read more