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‘Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’ and ‘Kirby Battle Royale’ among the year’s first big new releases

New video games out this week: “Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.” For fighting fans, there’ll be enough tweaks, fine tuning, new modes and new/returning downloadable characters to make this a worth update to last year’s “SFV.” Best of all, if you...

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PAX South returns, brings plenty of cosplay, tourneys and retro thrills for fourth year

In its fourth year in San Antonio, the big PAX South gaming convention continues to be one of the key gathering places for fans of video games and tabletop gaming in the region. Along with SXSW Gaming, Classic Games Fest and RTX, it’s one of the few...

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The state of Austin’s gaming sector: Stable, diverse in size, due for some shakeups

Hemanshu Chhabra, the creative director at the small Austin indie studio Triple-I Games, used to work on huge video games such as “Star Wars: The Old Republic” for companies such as Electronic Arts-owned BioWare Austin and for Amazon Game Studios...

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‘PUBG’ finally arrives on a game console, ‘Fallout 4’ goes VR

New video games out this week: “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Game Preview Edition.” The incredibly popular PC game, a “Hunger Games”-like battle royal that has sold 20 million copies, finally arrives on a game console. The game contains graphical...

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‘Steep: Winter Games Edition’ and a bigly-packaged ‘Dead Rising 4’ for PS4 are new in games

Video games out this week “Steep: Winter Games Edition.” Hey, it’s getting a little chilly, is that putting you in the mood for some winter sports? This package includes the original snowboarding/skiing, etc. game “Steep” in addition to “Road to the...

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SXSW Gaming 2018 draws ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ creator Brendan Greene

The schedule for 2018’s South by Southwest Gaming event just got a lot more interesting. SXSW on Tuesday announced that Brendan Greene, the creator of the wildly successful mod-gone-mainstream shooter “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” will speak at...

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Virtual reality ‘DOOM’ and ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 2’ are new in games

New video games out this week: “DOOM VFR Edition.” After recently coming to the Nintendo Switch, the well-received reboot of Id Software’s “DOOM” now arrives as a virtual-reality game. Will it be scarier and just as fast-paced? Rated M for Mature...

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‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition’ and ‘Gear.Club Unlimited’ top the week’s new games

New video games out this week: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition.” The deluxe re-release of arguably the year’s best video game now includes a 100-page guide book, a two-sided map and of course the game itself, a title that...

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UPDATE: With hours to go before launch, Electronic Arts cancels in-game purchases for ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’

10:16 p.m. UPDATE: At 8:17 p.m. Thursday, with less than four hours to go until the game’s official launch, Electronic Arts announced on Facebook that it would be suspending all microtransactions for “Star Wars: Battlefront II.” “As we approach the...

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