Video Gaming

Finally, a Game Boy for giants

It won’t be mass produced by Nintendo, but there’s a new Game Boy out there in the world. And it’s perfect for large adult sons (or giants, or people with long arms). Gaming in Texas: With ‘Pong to Pokémon,’ Bullock Museum spotlights games as art...

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We’ve only scratched the surface with AR, says ‘Pokemon Go’ lead John Hanke

John Hanke, who appears to still be recovering from the success of last year’s hit mobile game “Pokemon Go,” made a strong case for augmented reality as an opening keynote speaker Thursday at the Austin Game Conference. At the two-day convention for...

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Austin Game Conference, geared to video game makers, returns for second stage

When it happened last year, the two-day Austin Game Conference was awakening from a 10-year pause. It had last appeared in Austin in 2006 and, four years after a similar conference, the Game Developers Conference Online headed west, it returned for...

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‘NBA 2K18’ and ‘Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’ lead off this week’s new games

New video games out this week “NBA 2K18.” Improvements to this year’s edition of the basketball game include a beefed up career mode, meta-games to improve player ratings, new Create-A-Player options and even additional gameplay commentary from the...

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SXSW Gaming sets dates, announces esports-focused round of speakers for 2018

South by Southwest has announced the dates and some of the initial speakers for its 2018 Gaming conference. In keeping with changes it made last year, the event will take place at the tail end of SXSW, Thursday to Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the...

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‘Metroid’ and ‘Dishonored’ franchises return with new games this week

New video games out this week “Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.” This side story from Arkane Studios set in the “Dishonored” universe continues the open-ended gameplay refined in “Dishonored 2” with additional supernatural powers and weapons. It’s...

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Keep your eye on refresh rates if you’re shopping for monitors or HDTVs

If you’re ever been staring blearily at a computer screen, blinked your eyes sleepily as you yawned and noticed the screen momentarily flickering weirdly, you may have caught a glimpse of what’s known as the “Refresh rate.” On screens, refresh rate...

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Guardians rejoice: Bungie’s ‘Destiny 2’ arrives this week 

New video games out this week “Destiny 2.” Bungie’s big space combat game evolves further into a massively multiplayer online game with easier ways to hook up with other players for raids and strikes. In this one, players try to take down Ghaul, the...

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Mario and Rabbids universes collide in ‘Kingdom Battle’; dinosaurs are ride-hailed in ‘ARK: Survival Evolved’

New video games out this week “Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.” The Mario and Ubisoft Rabbids franchises collide in this squad battle game in which Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi team up with four Rabbids (no distinguishable personalities...

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