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‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp debuting ‘Adam: The Mirror’ short film from Unite Austin 2017 

The Oscar-nominated director of the South African sci-fi film “District 9” will debut his new short film, “Adam: The Mirror” at a tech conference in Austin Tuesday evening. The short film from Neill Blomkamp will debut free online with a livestream...

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‘Forza Motorsport 7’ arrives to finally give that 4K TV a proper workout

New video games out this week: “Forza Motorsport 7.” Microsoft's big racing franchise gets a graphical upgrade with 4K HDR and over 700 cars across 30 destinations. It’s also built for enhanced gameplay on the upcoming Xbox One X console (but still...

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Soccer action arrives with ‘FIFA 18,’ RTS fans get long-awaited ‘Total War: Warhammer II’

New video games out this week “FIFA 18.” In case the recent “Madden 18” and “NBA 2K18” releases didn’t tip you off, it’s sports-game-release season. Soccer gets to throw in with new motion tech designed to give players more responsiveness and personality...

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Finally, a Game Boy for giants

It won’t be mass produced by Nintendo, but there’s a new Game Boy out there in the world. And it’s perfect for large adult sons (or giants, or people with long arms). Gaming in Texas: With ‘Pong to Pokémon,’ Bullock Museum spotlights games as art...

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We’ve only scratched the surface with AR, says ‘Pokemon Go’ lead John Hanke

John Hanke, who appears to still be recovering from the success of last year’s hit mobile game “Pokemon Go,” made a strong case for augmented reality as an opening keynote speaker Thursday at the Austin Game Conference. At the two-day convention for...

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Austin Game Conference, geared to video game makers, returns for second stage

When it happened last year, the two-day Austin Game Conference was awakening from a 10-year pause. It had last appeared in Austin in 2006 and, four years after a similar conference, the Game Developers Conference Online headed west, it returned for...

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‘NBA 2K18’ and ‘Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’ lead off this week’s new games

New video games out this week “NBA 2K18.” Improvements to this year’s edition of the basketball game include a beefed up career mode, meta-games to improve player ratings, new Create-A-Player options and even additional gameplay commentary from the...

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SXSW Gaming sets dates, announces esports-focused round of speakers for 2018

South by Southwest has announced the dates and some of the initial speakers for its 2018 Gaming conference. In keeping with changes it made last year, the event will take place at the tail end of SXSW, Thursday to Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the...

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‘Metroid’ and ‘Dishonored’ franchises return with new games this week

New video games out this week “Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.” This side story from Arkane Studios set in the “Dishonored” universe continues the open-ended gameplay refined in “Dishonored 2” with additional supernatural powers and weapons. It’s...

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