Video Gaming

‘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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Warren Spector’s ‘System Shock 3’ collects $12 million in funding

Warren Spector’s next game, “System Shock 3,” looks like it could get bigger in scale. Swedish publisher Starbreeze is investing $12 million in the game, which is being developed by Boston-based OtherSide Entertainment, in order to “bring the game...

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‘Lego Worlds’ and ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ out this week

New video games out this week: “Lego Worlds.” Lego’s delayed, late-to-the-game take on “Minecraft” is an open-world building game made up entirely of digital bricks. Helicopters, dragons and gorillas are part of the mix, but don’t expect a pop-culture...

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Which Austin Best Buy stores are open at midnight to sell the new Nintendo Switch video game console

There’s been plenty of buzz about the Nintendo Switch, the gaming company’s newest console, so it shouldn’t be surprising that retailers are looking to cash in. Best Buy, for instance, says it will open about 600 of its stores nationwide at 12:01...

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‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ arrives with Friday’s Nintendo Switch launch

New video games out this week: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” Any new full-scale “Zelda” game is typically cause for celebration, but this one rides in as a launch title for Nintendo’s Switch portable/home hybrid game console. Both launch...

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