Gaming & Culture

Radiohead.com unveils “The Radiohead Library,” an official band repository

Welcome to the new Radiohead Library. This is the band’s A Moon Shaped Pool collection, as seen in a desktop browser. Radiohead The same collection, as seen on a mobile browser. The Kid A selection. It’s not all just audio and video; a lot of the site comes with high-resolution scans of the albums’ original …

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Tremors turns 30, the most perfect B movie creature feature ever made

The first casualty: Edgar Deems (Sunshine Parker) Universal Pictures Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) check with Doctor Jim (Conrad Bachmann) and his wife Megan (Bibi Besch) to determine Edgar’s cause of death Universal Pictures Old Fred (Michael Dan Wagner) becomes a graboid’s lunch. Universal Pictures Roadworkers Howard (John Goodwin) and Carmine (John Pappas) …

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Apple TV+: Can it be saved before everyone’s free trials run out?

Enlarge / When Apple TV+ landed on November 1, it did not include all of these original series, thanks to its “soft launch.” Apple When Apple TV+ launched in November 2019, it was the first of four major video-streaming services that would launch between then and May of the next year. It was also one …

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Nemesis brings alien impregnation horror to your tabletop—and it works

Enlarge / The intruders are… unpleasant. Awaken Realms <div class=”article-intro”>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at <a href=”http://cardboard.arstechnica.com/”>cardboard.arstechnica.com</a>.</div> You’re roused early from cold sleep. The ship’s hibernatorium—and likely the remainder of the ship—is running on half power. There’s a body nearby. More accurately, there’s …

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New Star Wars movie to be made by Thor: Ragnarok director?

Enlarge Aurich Mandalorian Ragnarok Over the past few years, New Zealand’s Taika Waititi has become one of our favorite directors here at Ars. And with good reason—his back catalogue of feature films includes Eagle vs Shark, Boy, What We Do in the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok, and last year’s controversial-but-excellent, Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit. And soon, we’ll …

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Game dev union leader: “Dream job” passion “can open us up to exploitation”

Enlarge / The logo for the newly formed Campaign to Organize Digital Employees. It’s been almost two years now since the launch of Game Workers Unite (GWU), the most concerted effort yet to bring game developers to fight for better working conditions industry-wide. In the years since, we’ve seen a few stuttering steps toward collective …

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CBS renews Star Trek: Picard for a second season

Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) comes out of retirement in Star Trek: Picard, coming soon to CBS All Access. Streaming service CBS All Access has already renewed Star Trek: Picard for a second season just over a week before the first season is even set to start airing, Deadline reports. The announcement was made at the …

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On eve of PS5, Sony confirms it will skip E3 for second year in a row

Enlarge / E3 won’t happen with an official Sony presence this year. Aurich Lawson / PlayStation On Monday, Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that it will, for the second year in a row, not attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The news came in a statement sent to Ars Technica by a SIE representative: After thorough evaluation, …

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