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Retro gaming bliss: ‘StarCraft Remastered’ and ‘Sonic Mania’ are new this week

New video games out this week: “StarCraft Remastered.” The remastered edition of one of Blizzard Entertainment’s most enduring franchises includes improved audio and graphics, but adheres to the successful formula that made the real-time-strategy...

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‘LawBreakers’ challenges gravity while a new season of ‘Batman’ begins from Telltale Games

New video games out this week: “LawBreakers.” The latest from Cliff Bleszinksi (“Unreal,” “Gears of War”) is an omnidirectional gravity-breaking first-person shooter that may not be for the easily motion-sick. The futuristic game is likely to challenge...

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With ‘Pong to Pokémon,’ Bullock Museum spotlights games as art and artifact

Even in an age when practically anything can be looked up instantaneously, there are some pieces of knowledge that defy second-hand learning. Such as: why the joystick for the arcade console version of “Ms. Pac-Man” feels so perfectly clicky, with...

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Talking about the role of Texas in the video-game industry with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we discuss how Texas is a giant player in the video-game industry and how some recent events, including a new exhibit at the Bob Bullock State History Museum are highlighting the history and accomplishments...

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Kahoot, edutainment company with Austin ties, gets $10 million in new funding and a Disney Accelerator FastPass

Kahoot, an Oslo, Norway-based learning company with an Austin office and roots here, has landed a $10 million Series A funding round just a week after it was announced the company has been accepted into the three-month Disney Accelerator program....

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‘Splatoon 2’ paints the town on Nintendo Switch; ‘Gigantic’ battles it out on Xbox One, PC

New video games out this week: “Splatoon 2.” (Out Friday) One of the bigger and more beloved hits from the Nintendo Wii U era makes the jump to the Nintendo Switch with many more weapons, a new dodge-roll move and, for the first time, local multiplayer...

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Tech Crawl: A first look at the new Ataribox, and the feds’ updated plans for combating cyberattacks

Happy Monday, Austin.  Here’s hoping your weekend was a great one, and that you are returning refreshed for a new work week. Or maybe you’re tired and grumpy on a Monday like the rest of us. Either way, here’s a look at some of the tech-related stories...

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2017’s summer video game jam is the relentless, indie ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’

For three summers going, I’ve been keeping an eye out for a bright summery blast of video-gaming fun, a title that appears to be everywhere like a song of the summer. It’s typically a game that nobody expected to be a huge hit, or in the case of...

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‘Minecraft Story Mode’ returns for Season Two in this week’s new game releases

New video games out this week: “Minecraft Story Mode: Season Two.” Telltale’s narrative game based on the popular blocky franchise launches a new season of episodes with “Hero in Residence.” The five-part season will carry over player choices from...

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