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OTOY: The game streaming service you've never heard of

While OnLive and Gaikai continue to hog the game-streaming spotlight, few are talking about the third option that people will have for server-based gaming: OTOY. And that's likely because the company (of the same name) behind the technology hasn't been exactly forthcoming with details -- even the o...

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Mo mini, mo problems?

Ruby Minis? Satisfying and savory. The MINI Cooper? Stylish. Cadbury Mini Eggs? Delicious, but gutrot inducing. Though good things often come in little packages, when it comes to minigames, Ars Technica has had enough. It's not so much the genre that irritates writer of this editorial, it's how mu...

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Meet Ana, the Xbox 360 hardware scaler

How did Microsoft dodge the scaling issue that has plagued Sony since its launch? Maybe it was the timing -- an HD console in a Standard Def world -- or perhaps it was Ana, the affectionate title for Xbox 360's hardware scaler. Whereas the PlayStation 3 downscales to meet resolution, Ana upscales X...

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Ars Technica defends Left Behind, industry grows up a little

Recently Ben Kuchera of Ars Technica was interviewed about Left Behind: Eternal Forces on NPR's All Things Considered and found himself "defending the Christian right." He says Left Behind is being unfairly "demonized," the same way Bully and GTA have been, "We can't pick and choose our fights based...

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The Big M's Matt Lee dishes on 360 vs. PS3 [UPDATE]

Major Nelson points 360 Fanboy to an Ars Technica (comically misspelled as Art Technica by Nelson) interview with Xbox 360 developer Matt Lee. The interview covers a wide range of topics but doesn't get truly interesting until Lee starts discussing the differences between Xbox 360 and the upco...

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The DS Lite is "smaller than a brick"

Arstechnica has posted a comprehensive five page review of the DS Lite, with a large portion dedicated to comparisons with the DS Phat. This isn't the first review of the DS Lite, but it could possibly be the most well thought out. Here are the key points of the review: The screens Greater viewi...

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Alcohol and micropayments mix all too well

Micropayments are already flowing freely on Xbox Live and are becoming increasingly popular in MMO circles. However, Opposable Thumbs points out an unfortunate problem with any micropayment-based system that stores your payment details--it's all too easy to buy things when intoxicated. Of course, th...

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