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Rooster Teeth’s ‘RWBY: Grimm Eclipse,’ ‘Gravity Rush 2’ lead the week’s new games

New video games out this week: “RWBY: Grimm Eclipse.” Austin’s popular home-grown animated series “RWBY” from Rooster Teeth becomes a console game in this four-player hack-and-slash title featuring online co-op play and a new storyline, villains...

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Tech Crawl: Nintendo Switch pricing and launch date set, Consumer Reports change tune on Apple laptops and an Amazon talent poaching

Happy Friday! Here’s tech news we’re following this morning. Nintendo reveals more Switch details The next Nintendo console, Switch, was shown more detail in an online presentation last night. The company revealed that the home TV/portable hybrid...

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Game designer Richard Garriott’s big life of adventure detailed in new book, ‘Explore/Create’

If you are going to title a book about your life “Explore/Create,” a kind of memoir that ties together the threads of how life experience fuels creative output, you’d better have: A. Interesting life experiences, and   B. A body of creative work worth...

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Combo ‘Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone’ leads slim game-releases week

New video games out this week: “Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone.” This rhythm game from Sega actually consists of two separate releases, “Future Sound” and “Colorful Tone,” each of which includes more than 100 songs from the various “Hatsune...

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Austin entrepreneurs among honorees on Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list

Six Austin entrepreneurs landed spots on Forbes’ recently released 30 Under 30 list of the top young “change-makers” in the country. Forbes annually chooses 30 “game changers” in 20 different industries ranging from education and finance to healthcare...

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Austin’s Owlchemy Labs hits $3 million in sales for its funny VR game ‘Job Simulator’

Austin’s got a VR hit on its hands. “Job Simulator: the 2050 Archives,” a game that we first heard about in late 2015, has reached $3 million in sales for its creator, Austin-based Owlchemy Labs. The lean indie studio went all-in on virtual reality...

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'The Walking Dead' from Telltale returns for a third season of harrowing gameplay

New video games out this week: “The Walking Dead: Season Three -- A New Frontier.” Telltale’s acclaimed story series continues with a teenaged Clementine and another playable survivor character, Javier, who is trying to protect his family. As always...

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Tech Crawl: Nintendo stock shock over ‘Super Mario Run,’ Apple’s big Irish tax bill and Waymo’s new fleet

Happy frigid Monday, Austin! While you bundle up and stay warm, check out what tech blogs are buzzing about today. Apple’s big Irish tax bill The BBC reports that Apple will appeal a European Union ruling that the tech company owes 13 billion Euros...

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A video game guide for worried parents, courtesy of an Austin expert 

On the website of Austin video game research Rachel Kowert is a reassuring sign. It reads, over a "Space Invaders"-inspired animation, "Keep Calm and Game On." It's a motto that could be applied to the author's latest effort, a user-friendly and down-to-earth...

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'Drive!Drive!Drive!' and 'Stardew Valley' lead a trickle of new game releases this week

New video games out this week: “Drive!Drive!Drive!” A bonkers arcade racing game that the developers, Choice Provisions, describe as a “driving game about racing multiple tracks at the same time.” The game features intentionally awful driver opponents...

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