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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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Goodbye to Mac Guy: Making the switch to (gasp!) the Windows PC I swore I would never buy

I don’t remember the year exactly, but I’m pretty sure it was in the mid 2000s when I started recommending to friends and readers that they go all-in on Apple Macs as their main computers. These were Steve Jobs years, right at the cusp of the first...

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Rooster Teeth offers up more animation, musical  performances with RTX 2017 event in Austin

In the summer of 2011, Gustavo Sorola, one of the co-founders of Austin’s Rooster Teeth Productions, approached the Austin Convention Center about hosting the video collective’s 2012 RTX event, a big video game and Internet culture conference. It...

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Arkane Studios president Raphael Colantonio steps down

The president of Arkane Studios, Raphael Colantonio, who headed up its Austin office and co-developed the games “Prey” and “Dishonored,” said in a post Tuesday that he was stepping down from the company he co-founded in 1999. “...it is time for me...

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‘Valkyria Revolution’ and ‘Diablo III’ Necromancer expansion are new this week

New video games out this week “Valkyria Revolution.” This fantasy game set in “An alternate world based on the European era of industrialization” evolves the series from turn-based strategy to real-time combat. Expect lots of drama whether you play...

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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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