Video Gaming

15 moments that have defined Austin’s Rooster Teeth 

It all started with a funny web video posted on April Fool’s Day in 2003. A group of friends put together their own scripted dialogue with the video game “Halo: Combat Evolved” to animate a snarky meta commentary on basic Marines-in-space gaming tropes...

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Austin Game Conference sitting out 2018; Game Leadership Summit coming in September

In September, Austin will be missing one of its key videogaming-focused conferences. But another one, more focused on the management of game companies, will be taking its place. The Austin Game Conference, which made a return to Austin in 2016 and...

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Ready, player for June 1: DreamHack game festival returning to Austin for third year

DreamHack Austin is coming back for a third year, bringing three days of game tournaments, live music and cosplay to the Austin Convention Center June 1-3. The Swedish-based gaming-culture festival makes only two stops in the U.S. this year. The other...

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‘PUBG’ and ‘Legend of Zelda’ take top prizes at 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards 

There’s no better way to mark the end of SXSW Gaming 2018 than by looking back at the past year and celebrating excellence within the industry. Presented by IGN, Muxy, and Onion Creek Productions, this year’s awards show was hosted by IGN personality...

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Five things we loved at SXSW Gaming 2018

The 2018 SXSW Gaming exhibit hall has, against all odds, become even more jam-packed full of cool stuff to see, play, and put on. Alas, there just isn’t time to do all the things and walk away from the event conscious. Good thing we scoured the expo...

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SXSW Gaming: ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ developer Brendan Greene on being king (with chicken dinner) of battle royals

What’s the easiest way to go from being a small-time programmer to the developer of a game with over 30 million players? Don’t ask Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene, as he didn’t have a strong answer for the secret to the success of his hit multiplayer...

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Long-awaited ‘Shroud of the Avatar’ finally ready to debut from Garriott, Austin-based Portalarium

The third floor of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum was briefly the realm of video game industry luminary Richard Garriott on Wednesday night.  After all, he was the one wearing the crown.  Garriott, CEO and creative director of Austin-based...

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SXSW 2018: Get ready for a lot more VR and AR

Two years ago, it felt like South by Southwest was being overtaken by virtual-reality goggles. Big installations by Samsung, which brought a literal roller-coaster ride experience to SXSW, game demos and gimmicky virtual tours were everywhere, timed...

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Have esports reached the tipping point? 

Are esports, events where spectators watch professional video-game players compete, finally going mainstream in Texas and the rest of the United States? Given the popularity of the recently launched Overwatch League, TV networks such as TBS, NBC and ESPN...

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SXSW: One month out, 2018 edition is taking shape

Here it comes. In less than a month, downtown Austin will again be transformed and foot-trafficked into exhaustion when South by Southwest begins on March 9. How many people will there be?  Last year, SXSW conference events attracted 70,696 attendees...

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