Video Gaming

Virtual-reality hardware is here; what you need to know

Last November, I wrote a column about the ways in which virtual reality might become a real, mainstream thing, despite years and years of false starts, hype and skepticism. What a difference four months make. In November, we speculated about release...

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'Killer Instinct' for Win 10, 'MLB The Show 16' top new games this week

New video games out this week: “Killer Instinct.” The long-awaited Windows 10 version of the game finally makes its way from Xbox One, where a third season of the rebooted fighting game will also launch this week. Rated M for Mature. Downloadable...

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'Republique' and 'Hyrule Warriors Legends' for 3DS new in games

New video games out this week :  “Republique” and “Republique Remastered.” The five episodes of this award-winning story-driven stealth game are collected in this package. A hacker named Hope tries to win her freedom from a totalitarian state called...

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And the winners at the 2016 SXSW Gaming Awards are...

Didn't make it to the South by Southwest Gaming Awards? Here's a list of the winners of the night as well as the live stream, which if you're tuning in on Saturday night, may still be going: The event was hosted by Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico and Séan...

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SXSW 2016: VR perception explained in 'Your Brain on VR'

 Time/date: 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, Panelists: Kelly Gaither, Director of Visualization, University of Texas at Austin; Aaron Lemke, co-founder Unello Design; Brian McCann, virtualization  interfaces and applications, UT Austin; Noltan Nadasdy...

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SXSW harassment dumpster fire concludes, for now, with poorly attended 'SavePoint' panel

How do you conclude an ongoing, exhausting hot mess of an online saga that in October reached a peak when South by Southwest Interactive cancelled panels and received a firestorm of controversy? Anticlimactically, it turns out. On Tuesday afternoon...

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SXSW 2016: interactive game spaces, collaborative VR at Bushnell Family panel

Time/date: 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13. The panelists: Alissa Bushnell with 104 West Partners; Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus; Nolan Bushnell, CEO of BrainRush; Tyler Bushnell, president of Polycade Inc..   The gist: The enthusiastic members of...

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Big ideas, but too few ears to hear them at SXSW Online Harassment Summit

Five months after the cancellation of two South by Southwest Interactive panels due to threats created a national story about diversity, online harassment and misogyny, a Summit created specifically to address the matter arrived with low attendance...

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Open Source

Transformers bringing intergalactic war to SXSW

In what promises to be one of the least-subtle events at South by Southwest Interactive, Hasbro will bring a Transformers-themed event to Mashable House at this year's festival. The event, which will include a full-sized Bumblebee Transformer, will...

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Q&A: Casey Slater on SXSW's Online Harassment Summit

Back in October, South by Southwest Interactive faced one of the worst PR challenges of its 23-year history: the cancellation of two panel, one related to online harassment and the other about gaming communities created a huge blowback and was met...

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