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Q&A sessions reveal some details on game guru Richard Garriott’s new ‘Shroud of the Avatar’

As development of the first full release of his new game, “Shroud of the Avatar” hits the home stretch this year, Portalarium Inc.’s CEO and creative director Richard Garriott de Cayeux is inviting equity investors to help raise another $2 million...

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‘Final Fantasy XIV Online’ gets a ‘Complete Edition,’ and ‘Ever Oasis’ hits Nintendo 3DS

New video games out this week  “Final Fantasy XIV Online: Complete Edition.” If you hesitated on investing time and money into what was at launch not a super-great massively multiplayer experience, it may be time to give it another look. The game...

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A retro-styled return of party video games

There used to be a kind of video game that invited (mostly innocent) trash talk, victorious fist pumps and very loud involuntary noises (grunts, yelps, the occasional guttural scream) from its players. They were played on shag-carpeted living-room...

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Tech Crawl: The never-ending Uber news vortex, RIP Charles Thacker and Verizon-Yahoo finally a done deal

Welcome to your Wednesday! Here are some of the tech stories we’re clicking this morning: Uber can’t stop, won’t stop making headlines In what some are calling Uber’s ongoing “Culture Crisis,” the company on Wednesday had a very big day, including...

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Nintendo Switch brawler ‘ARMS’ and ‘Cars 3’ are new in this week’s games

New video games out this week: “ARMS.” (Out Friday) This Nintendo Switch exclusive will remind you of the heyday of get-off-your-couch Wii games. It involves fighters battling with comically outstretched arms in battle arenas with customizable hands...

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‘Dirt 4,’ Austin-made ‘Battlesloths 2025’ and ‘Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind’ top the week’s new games

New video games out this week:  “Dirt 4.” The off-road racing sim is back with 50 cars, locations that include Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden and Wales, and lots of career and online competitive modes. It’s also promising more faithfully rendered...

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Crowdfunded ‘Perception’ and ‘Tekken 7’ on next-gen are new in games 

New video games out this week: “Perception.” A crowdfunded horror game made by some former Irrational Games developers about a blind woman who perceives the world through echolocation and who must deal with a monster in a haunted house. Rated M for...

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Worlds to explore in ‘Rime’ and horror to re-live in ‘Friday the 13th: the Game’

New video games out this week: “Rime.” (Out Friday) A lovely-looking adventure/puzzle game in the vein of “Ico” and “The Last Guardian” from Grey Box Games. Rated E-10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. $30 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Friday the 13th...

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Dell leaves beige boxes far in the rearview with its design reinvention

Let’s think together for a moment about all the things you and I wish for when we’re buying a new laptop. It should be fast and powerful, at least capable enough to run the apps we need. It should be quiet, because no one wants to hear a jet engine...

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