Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica

Lee Hutchinson

Ars Technica

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Lee:

Apple’s new credit card comes with forced arbitration—here’s how to opt out

Arbitration lessens your ability to hold companies accountable for their screw-ups. → Read More

Ars Asks: Do you think your company is on the right things-as-a-service track?

We've got a survey for ITDMs, and it would help us out if you would take it. → Read More

No, a “checklist error” did not almost derail the first moon landing

From the archives: The cause of Apollo 11’s landing alarms is a lot more complicated. → Read More

NASA’s restored Apollo Mission Control is a slice of 60s life, frozen in amber

It took two years and cost $5 million—but the results are absolutely spectacular. → Read More

We asked, you answered: Rebecca Ford reviews your Warframe frames

Praise and some good-natured needling for a half-dozen picked players' design choices. → Read More

Stardock and Star Control creators settle lawsuits—with mead and honey

A surprising—and surprisingly amicable—conclusion to the multi-year legal saga. → Read More

War Stories: How Subnautica made players love being hunted by sea creatures

The trick was to give players a rich world and let them create their own motivations. → Read More

War Stories: How This War of Mine manipulates your emotions

Video: To convey the horror of post-war survival, developers made things personal. → Read More

War Stories: Lucas Pope and what almost sunk Return of the Obra Dinn

Retro-themed murder mystery's full-sentence UI nearly foundered during localization. → Read More

Ars asks: What’s stopping your workplace from adopting newer technology?

We've got a survey and we want your gripes & success stories on the future of work. → Read More

Video: Taming the player-murdering machine that was MechWarrior 5’s level generator

This episode of War Stories focuses on giant robots blowing things up. → Read More

Love, death, and spaceships: Lee Hutchinson’s Fangs concludes

It's a (mostly) hard-boiled black and white tale, set in the Elite: Dangerous universe. → Read More

Video: How Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun punished the computers of the day

War Stories sets its sights on Command & Conquer's CD-ROM and pathfinding challenges. → Read More

Citing lack of demand, Airbus cancels A380 superjumbo aircraft

"What we’re seeing here is the end of the large, four-engine aircraft." → Read More

Video: To make 1997’s Blade Runner, Westwood first had to create the universe

Making the best-selling adventure game of all time required a lot of world-building. → Read More

Video: Inside the artistic mind of Dead Space designer Glen Schofield

From Disney to deep space, Schofield just wanted to make art—and he succeeded. → Read More

Video: Dead Space’s scariest moment almost dragged down the entire project

Creator Glen Schofield opens up his personal Dead Space archive for us. → Read More

Original Star Control creators deploy nuclear option against Stardock

Steam and GOG remove Star Control: Origins from sale following DMCA takedown filing. → Read More

Ars Christmas downtime special: four movies retold as medieval tales

Witness Commando, Event Horizon, Bill & Ted, and Silence of the Lambs transformed. → Read More

Video: Total War: Rome II devs built all of Europe—and the AI ignored most of it

Continuing "War Stories," a series on challenges that almost derailed a game's development. → Read More