Gaming

The Best Nintendo Switch Accessories

The Nintendo Switch is already an impressive home game console and handheld system, but it can do even more with these peripherals and add-ons. Check out the best Switch accessories you can buy. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. The Nintendo Switch […]

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The history of the Madden Curse

Nearly 20 years into the iconic franchise’s history, there’s no escaping the “Madden Curse.” Since Garrison Hearst broke his ankle in 1998, shortly after starring on the cover of Madden NFL 99, most of the players who “starred” on the game’s cover have suffered an injury the following season. Of the 20 players who have been selected to grace the cover Madden games through […]

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Altiplano review: A brain-tickling board game about… alpacas

Enlarge Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Altiplano—or, as it is affectionately known ’round these parts, “the llama game”—displays a hobby in rude creative health. As you’d expect from noted German designer Reiner Stockhausen, the game is a formidable packet of innovative […]