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What worked (politics, weather) and what didn’t (lines, bots) at SXSW 2017

It’s hard to keep a consistent scorecard for South by Southwest because everyone’s South by is so different and personal. You make a schedule and adhere to it as much or as little as you care to and then the adventure begins. The unpredictability...

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‘Uncharted 4,’ ‘Overwatch’ win big at 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards

The SXSW Gaming Awards capped off three days of gaming’s contribution to the famous festival, with a pair of hosts up to the challenge and some of the biggest games of 2016 taking home multiple awards. Related: WWE Superstar Xavier Woods on YouTube...

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WWE Superstar Xavier Woods on YouTube success, unicorn horns and co-hosting the SXSW Gaming Awards 

Whether it's in the squared circle or the realm of YouTube, World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Xavier Woods is no stranger to success.  As part of the tag team The New Day, Woods held the WWE Tag Team Championship a record-setting 483 days, leaving...

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Esports steps into SXSW Gaming Expo’s spotlight

Competitive gaming is perhaps the biggest cultural phenomenon of our time that the average person knows nothing about. The scope of esports is larger than ever before, as games like “League of Legends,” “DOTA 2” and “Street Fighter V” pull in millions...

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Emerald Tavern brings low-tech tabletop gaming to SXSW Gaming Expo

Tabletop gaming is about as low-tech as you can get: Board games comprised of cards, dice and plastic. Despite that, the fast-growing hobby has a home right in the center of the SXSW Gaming Expo, with Austin-based Emerald Tavern Games & Cafe and...

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Five things we loved at SXSW Gaming 2017

As if South by Southwest wasn’t overwhelming enough, Thursday saw the beginning of the Gaming Expo, taking over Exhibit Halls 1 and 2 in the process. The expo floor will be open from noon to 8 p.m. through Saturday, giving badge-holders from all three...

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The five coolest things I saw at South by Southwest 2017 (so far)

As I am continually being reminded by crowds that won’t disperse, South by Southwest’s tech portion (”Interactive,” as us old-timers will keep calling it) isn’t over. There’s still another full day of panels and programming, and then there’s SXSW...

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Sensel Morph, Joe Biden, Johnson & Johnson’s Caring Crowd the big winners at SXSW Innovation Awards

As the tech portion of South by Southwest started to wind down (but not really, there’s two more days plus SXSW Gaming coming up!), the conference gave out its Innovation Awards Tuesday night at the Austin Hilton. In addition to a previously announced...

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‘Veep’ panel at SXSW avoids Trump talk, says Season 6 will examine post-presidential life

If anybody was expecting the cast and showrunner of the most acidly cynical show on television to unload on the current presidential administration, Monday’s South by Southwest talk might have been a disappointment. Not only does the upcoming sixth...

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