Kyle Orland, Ars Technica

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Huntingdon Valley, PA, United States

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Past articles by Kyle:

Microsoft signs another Call of Duty deal in bid to impress regulators [Updated]

Microsoft says Boosteroid deal should make cross-platform intent "clear to regulators." → Read More

System Shock gets May 30 PC release date after successful demo

It's been a long road since the project's 2016 Kickstarter funding. → Read More

Why Sony says it can’t trust Microsoft’s Call of Duty offer? One word: Bethesda

Worries over "myriad ways Microsoft could circumvent its [cross-platform] obligations." → Read More

Making sense of The Last of Us‘s thrilling, affecting season finale

Kyle & Andrew try to separate the heroes from the anti-heroes. → Read More

A more powerful Steam Deck is “a few years” off, Valve says

Valve sees value in keeping "a solid target throughout the generation." → Read More

Bethesda’s Starfield pushed back to Sept. 6 launch date

"We know you've waited a long time to play something new from us," says director. → Read More

Adorable Playdate handheld gets new free games alongside $20 price increase

Interested customers have until April 7 to lock in current $179 price. → Read More

Meta Quest Pro sees 33 percent price drop after less than five months

High-end headset goes from $1,500 to $1,000; Quest 2 gets partial price drop, too. → Read More

HBO’s The Last of Us episode 8 ruins one of the game’s best villains

Joel and Ellie barrel through a grisly speedbump on the way to the finale. → Read More

Beyond Good & Evil 2 studio rocked by reported gov’t labor investigation

Management shake-up comes as dozens call in sick for stress and/or burnout. → Read More

Namco announces the first Elden Ring expansion is in development

"Shadow of the Erdtree" promises "new adventure in the Lands Between." → Read More

Rovio says paid Angry Birds had “negative impact” on free-to-play versions

A sad end of an era for one of the original paid, viral mobile hits. → Read More

Valve used secret memory access “honeypot” to detect 40K Dota 2 cheaters

Publisher is publicizing its methods to send a message to would-be exploit users. → Read More

How Bill Gates’ Minesweeper addiction helped lead to the Xbox

Book excerpt: Convincing early '90s Microsoft to sell games was an uphill battle. → Read More

Did the UK government just accidentally leak Nintendo’s Switch successor?

A telltale “and” in a CMA report appendix has speculation running wild. → Read More

Hope and doubt collide in an eventful episode 6 of The Last of Us

Plus, Kyle and Andrew use any excuse to talk about post-apocalyptic energy politics. → Read More

Let’s-a go to Super Nintendo World, Hollywood’s new interactive theme park

Ars tries enchanting attractions and adorable meals in Universal Studios Hollywood. → Read More

PSVR2 review: Plenty of improvements, but is it too little, too late?

Six years later, the tech has improved, but so has the competition. → Read More

The Last of Us episode 5 asks: What if prestige TV shows had boss monsters?

Kyle and Andrew say hello (and goodbye) to some key characters. → Read More

Out of the box: Ars’ first impressions of the PSVR2 hardware

Large, comfortable controllers and a simple connection cable meet a striking design. → Read More