Gaming

Modern Times Group invests in 11 U.S. and European game startups

Modern Times Group (MTG) said it has invested in 11 gaming startups during the past year or so. The Stockholm, Sweden-based MTG made the investments in categories, including online gaming, esports, virtual reality, and augmented reality. This disclosure makes MTG one the most active investors in the games sector, with a portfolio of gaming content, software tools, live experiences, […]

Gaming

War Stories: Thief’s intuitive stealth system wasn’t intuitive to design

[embedded content] Video shot by Justin Wolfson, edited by Lee Manansala. Click here for transcript. Update: On November 30, 1998, gamers began to learn that being stealthy could be a viable strategy, too—that’s because game developers at Looking Glass released the landmark first-person sneaker, Thief: The Dark Project. As writer Richard Moss outlined in his […]

Gaming

Wildlands may be the slickest, simplest fantasy skirmish game ever made

Enlarge Osprey Games Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Miniature battle games have been around as long as the tabletop hobby itself. From industry giants like Warhammer 40,000 to competitors like Frostgrave, The Walking Dead, or the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game, […]