• Sunset Overdrive review: Ride the rails to kaboom-town

    28 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Throw traps, shoot guns, grind rails: that's the Sunset Overdrive way. Update : There's no shortage of new games this 2018 holiday season, but we wanted to bring a surprise gem to your attention: 2014's Sunset Overdrive , a high-octane, parkour-driven visual stunner. With seemingly zero fanfare, a PC version arrived yesterday for Windows PCs. Nearly everything about the original games still applies to this PC version, so enjoy our original review below. The piece appears largely unchanged, but we have added some PC-specific thoughts and a gallery from the new edition near the end.
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  • Reef review: Your new favorite family board game

    Reef review: Your new favorite family board game

    28 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Reef is a bright, inviting game with a lot of fun, colorful pieces. Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com .
    Abstract, family-style board games are all the rage these days, and for good reason. They tend to occupy that sweetest of sweet spots-accessible to non-gamers while remaining strategic enough to keep veteran players engaged. Their simple rulesets are packaged with quality components, bright colors, and light themes. In short, they're games that just about anyone can enjoy.
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