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‘Minecraft Story Mode’ returns for Season Two in this week’s new game releases

New video games out this week: “Minecraft Story Mode: Season Two.” Telltale’s narrative game based on the popular blocky franchise launches a new season of episodes with “Hero in Residence.” The five-part season will carry over player choices from...

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Goodbye to Mac Guy: Making the switch to (gasp!) the Windows PC I swore I would never buy

I don’t remember the year exactly, but I’m pretty sure it was in the mid 2000s when I started recommending to friends and readers that they go all-in on Apple Macs as their main computers. These were Steve Jobs years, right at the cusp of the first...

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Rooster Teeth offers up more animation, musical  performances with RTX 2017 event in Austin

In the summer of 2011, Gustavo Sorola, one of the co-founders of Austin’s Rooster Teeth Productions, approached the Austin Convention Center about hosting the video collective’s 2012 RTX event, a big video game and Internet culture conference. It...

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Arkane Studios president Raphael Colantonio steps down

The president of Arkane Studios, Raphael Colantonio, who headed up its Austin office and co-developed the games “Prey” and “Dishonored,” said in a post Tuesday that he was stepping down from the company he co-founded in 1999. “...it is time for me...

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‘Valkyria Revolution’ and ‘Diablo III’ Necromancer expansion are new this week

New video games out this week “Valkyria Revolution.” This fantasy game set in “An alternate world based on the European era of industrialization” evolves the series from turn-based strategy to real-time combat. Expect lots of drama whether you play...

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Q&A sessions reveal some details on game guru Richard Garriott’s new ‘Shroud of the Avatar’

As development of the first full release of his new game, “Shroud of the Avatar” hits the home stretch this year, Portalarium Inc.’s CEO and creative director Richard Garriott de Cayeux is inviting equity investors to help raise another $2 million...

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‘Final Fantasy XIV Online’ gets a ‘Complete Edition,’ and ‘Ever Oasis’ hits Nintendo 3DS

New video games out this week  “Final Fantasy XIV Online: Complete Edition.” If you hesitated on investing time and money into what was at launch not a super-great massively multiplayer experience, it may be time to give it another look. The game...

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A retro-styled return of party video games

There used to be a kind of video game that invited (mostly innocent) trash talk, victorious fist pumps and very loud involuntary noises (grunts, yelps, the occasional guttural scream) from its players. They were played on shag-carpeted living-room...

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