Video Gaming

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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Five lessons from successful Roblox game developer Andrew Bereza

Andrew Bereza, an 18-year-old student at the University of Washington, had more success as a game developer before he got to college than many who’ve spent their entire careers working in the industry. He started early, playing on the popular gaming-for-kids...

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Sorry, gamers: cryptocurrencies have ruined the market for high-end graphics hardware 

Woe to the builder of a new gaming PC or a gamer who’s been saving their money to buy a new, high-end graphics card this year. The market, to put it bluntly, is as we say in Spanish, el crappo for buyers as the price of high-end video hardware has...

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With $20 million raised, makers of ‘Crowfall’ want to give demanding gamers what they’ve been missing

About five years ago, two guys who had worked in the Austin video games industry for a very long time and who were at separate companies decided to leave their jobs at roughly the same time. J. Todd Coleman was creative director at KingsIsle Entertainment...

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‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia’ and ‘Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition’ lead new games

New video games out this week: “The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia.” (Out Friday) The anime series makes its console game debut via Bandai Namco as a fast-paced fighting game with 3-D environments from the series. Rated T for Teen. $60 for...

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‘EA Sports UFC 3’ and ‘Railway Empire’: two very different ways to do gaming this week 

New video games out this week: “EA Sports UFC 3.” Is Ultimate Fighting the sport of the future? EA’s latest makes major changes to its motion system, promising more realistic and responsive animations in the Octagon. There’s also a G.O.A.T. Career...

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Report: BioWare’s Austin ‘Anthem’ team facing pressure, possible release delay

Game blogs are buzzing on Wednesday over a report on the popular site Kotaku about the upcoming action game, “Anthem,” a title being developed primarily at Electronic Arts’ BioWare Austin studio. The story, citing anonymous people working on the game...

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‘Monster Hunter: World’ and ‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ bringing the battles this week in new games

New video games out this week: “Monster Hunter: World.” (Out Friday) Capcom’s “Monster Hunter” series returns with what the game’s developers are calling a huge open-world ecosystem that allows players to interact with environments and wildlife more...

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‘Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’ and ‘Kirby Battle Royale’ among the year’s first big new releases

New video games out this week: “Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.” For fighting fans, there’ll be enough tweaks, fine tuning, new modes and new/returning downloadable characters to make this a worth update to last year’s “SFV.” Best of all, if you...

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PAX South returns, brings plenty of cosplay, tourneys and retro thrills for fourth year

In its fourth year in San Antonio, the big PAX South gaming convention continues to be one of the key gathering places for fans of video games and tabletop gaming in the region. Along with SXSW Gaming, Classic Games Fest and RTX, it’s one of the few...

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