Video Gaming

Nvidia's Geforce GTX 1080 makes splashy debut in Austin

Austin was the center of the video game graphics world on Friday night as chip company Nvidia revealed a new PC graphics cards it says are the fastest in the world, topping its own previous generation by at least twice the speed and three times the...

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Much-anticipated 'Battleborn,' 'Push Me Pull Me' new in games

New video games out this week:  “Battleborn.” A colorful first-person online shooter from the studio behind “Borderlands,” this one’s got 25 playable heroes who play in a single-player story mode or 5-on-5 online matches. The game promises a quick...

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Ubisoft Prepares Big Wave of Suspensions and Bans for The Division Cheaters

The development team at Massive that's working on The Division says that it is preparing to launch a massive wave of both suspensions and bans in order to eliminate those who have been using cheats or glitches to gain a competitive advantage in the...

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Samsung Gear VR and other virtual reality we're checking out

Reporters Lori Hawkins, Omar L. Gallaga and Lilly Rockwell try out the Samsung Gear VR and some Google Cardboard-compatible virtual reality apps and discuss in our weekly 512talk video segment.

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'Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim' and 'Rocketbirds 2' lead new games

New video games out this week: “Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim.” An open-world fantasy game with lots of physics puzzle solving and crafting. A young Viking sets out to find the missing men from his village. Not Rated. $20, downloadable for PC, Mac...

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Review: 'Star Fox Zero' fails to soar on Nintendo Wii U

When a nostalgia music act hits the road on tour, long-time fans have certain tempered expectations. You want to hear the hits that take you back and you don't necessarly expect the lead singer to hit all the high notes. But what a grizzled old music...

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Microsoft to stop production of Xbox 360 consoles

Microsoft will no longer manufacture Xbox 360 consoles – after the popular gaming device turned 10 years old.   Head of Xbox Phil Spencer posted a statement saying that as Xbox 360 helped redefine an entire generation of gaming at Microsoft – he’s...

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Austin-made 'Banner Saga 2' and 'Star Fox Zero' lead new games

New video games out this week:  “The Banner Saga 2.” In this sequel to the gorgeously animated Kickstarter success story, the Viking tale continues in a mix of melodrama and turn-based strategy gaming. Plot points caused by players made in the first...

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New 'Paranormal Activity' VR game looks terrifying even through the eyes of other people

Paranormal activity is way, way scarier in virtual reality. IGN put staff members alone in a room to experience the Paranormal Activity (yes, of the "Paranormal Activity" movie franchise) VR game. The game debuted at South by Southwest in March, as...

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