Video Gaming

Austin’s Arkane Studios grows to a full studio, spreads its wings with ‘Prey’

In the new video game “Prey,” an alternate-reality sci-fi thriller set on a space station, the character you portray unravels the mystery of their own identity. The first choice in the game for players, to make the point even more explicit, is whether...

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Austin-made ‘Prey’ arrives this week, along with indie ‘TumbleSeed’

New video games out this week: “Prey.” The new immersive sim from the Austin studio that made “Dishonored” features an abandoned spacecraft, super creepy “Mimic” monsters and lots of super-detailed environments to explore. It’s out on Friday and,...

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One Austin house. Five esports stars. Training for glory.

If this were a “Rocky” movie, this would be the montage where Rocky Balboa is eating raw eggs, slamming the side of beef with his fists and running up the 72 steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Instead, in this montage, there might be some slight...

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Nintendo Switch game drought ends with ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ this week

New video games out this week: “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.” Out Friday. The hit Nintendo Switch console gets its first big game that’s not called “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” That it’s basically an enhanced version of an existing Nintendo...

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This should end well: Target turns shopping carts into ‘Mario Karts’ ahead of new Nintendo Switch game release

It’s like the old saying goes: The racetrack to “Mario Kart” promotion is paved with good intentions. And banana peels. In preparation for the April 28 release of “Mario Kart 8” on the Nintendo Switch, more than 600 Target locations across America...

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How ‘World of Warcraft’ made Native Commerce’s Keren Kang a better CEO

Walking into Native Commerce CEO Keren Kang’s office, at a South Austin space the company has occupied since September, is a study in contrasts. The chairs that face her desk are adorned with comfy-looking white feather cushions and the office space...

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Before you play that new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ PS4 game, you might want to check your console for roaches

Before you fire up that PlayStation 4 this week to play the new “Guardians of the Galaxy” Telltale series, you might want to make sure that your PS4 console isn’t home to some creepy critters that Star-Lord himself would want to vanquish. A new blog...

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ gets the Telltale treatment; Austin-made ‘Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality’ arrives this week

New video games out this week: “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.” The popular Marvel franchise heads down the dialogue-tree/episodic path of other Telltale game series such as “The Walking Dead” and “Batman” with a new adventure...

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