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Faith is back in 'Mirror's Edge: Catalyst'

New video games out this week:  “Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst.” The hard-charging action hero Faith returns to the City of Glass in this parkour adventure, bringing back a franchise some thought was gone for good. Rated T fpr Teen. $60-$200 for Standard...

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It's real: Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey to speak at RTX 2016

This year's RTX 2016 event, a massive gaming conference hosted by Rooster Teeth on July 1-3, is about to get a lot more virtual. Palmer Luckey, inventor of Oculus Rift and founder of Oculus VR, will be a keynote panelist at noon, July 1, at RTX and...

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Behind the scenes with Austin Twitch streamers

"We have 10 seconds. All right. I'm ready, let's do it." The swiped launch sequence is from NASA and it introduces Ashley Ford, an Austinite better known to her online viewers as "Crasskitty." There's a rocket taking off, funny cat GIFs superimposed...

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Zynga picks up Team Chaos and PlayStudios co-founder for casino games

Zynga Inc. is drawing in Austin talent for its casino-style social mobile games.  The San Francisco company has hired PlayStudios co-founder Monty Kerr as a senior vice president and is acquiring Team Chaos, a 10-person Austin studio co-founded by...

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'Overwatch' and 'Total War: Warhammer' new for gamers this week

New video games out this week:  “Overwatch.” Blizzard’s colorful hybrid of an online shooter and a battle-arena game featuring lots of hero characters made for a spectacular open beta a few weeks ago. Will it score out in the wild (signs point to...

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'Uncharted 4' sold almost 3 million copies in a week

It's a sum Nathan Drake would be proud of. In a new blog , Sony's Asad Qizilbash broke the news that the platform's latest title, "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End," sold more than 2.7 million copies in the week following its release May 10. "It’s one of...

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Kingsisle lays off 72 in Austin in wake of cancelled mobile games

Kingsisle Entertainment Inc., the video-game developer behind family friendly online games such as "Wizard101" and "Pirate101," has laid off 72 Austin employees, according to a notice filed with the Texas Workforce Commission dated May 18. The company's...

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Gaming mouse could be a game changer for casual players

I was excited to play the beta of the new game "Overwatch" a few weeks ago. It had been a while since I played a PC shooter, so I pulled out my ancient Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse from the drawer to play. And... it was dead. Maybe it was...

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Magic Leap's Graeme Devine to open Austin Game Conference

The Austin Game Conference, returning to Austin in September, has its first speaker: Graeme Devine, chief game wizard at Magic Leap, will talk about mixed reality as the event's opening keynote speaker. Devine, a longtime figure in the gaming world...

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'Homefront: The Revolution' and 'Valkyria Chronicles Remastered' top new games this week

New video games out this week: “Homefront: The Revolution.” This ambitious open-world game takes place four years after the Korean People’s Army has occupied the United States; players help build a resistance cell with or without the help of a co-op...

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