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Fantastic Arcade Announces Spotlight Games

The Fantastic Arcade makes its triumphant return to the Drafthouse/Highball on South Lamar Sept. 18-21. As always, the playable portion of the Fantastic Fest is free and open to the public. Just show up and play some of the best indie games from around the world. What games? We’re glad you asked. Read More | Comment »

8:15AM Mon. Aug. 11, James Renovitch

Local Video Game News

If you follow the video game industry, then your Twitter feed is probably lousy with reports of new games and characters and controversies and questions and conjecture from E3. This is what Brooklynites must feel like during SXSW. Here’s the local gaming news; some of it is related to E3, sorry. Read More | Comment »

8:30AM Wed. Jun. 11, James Renovitch

Two Local Video Games Announced

Two rookie studios with veteran talent made announcements about upcoming debut games recently. BattleCry Studios and Crytek USA both released trailers (a popular move to build buzz as the E3 noise blocks out all other sound). Hope you're ready for blood. Read More | Comment »

8:00AM Tue. Jun. 10, James Renovitch

Kickstart Your Weekend: The Austin Toy Museum

Austin doesn't have many museums, and even fewer that let you play with the exhibits. The Austin Toy Museum wants to share all its best play things with you. Read More | Comment »

9:01AM Fri. May. 23, Richard Whittaker

Garriott Challenges Public to Update His Game

Gaming forefather and Austinite Richard Garriott has been in a nostalgic mood of late. Not only is he revisiting his trademark series, Ultima, with the upcoming release of Shroud of the Avatar, but he’s going way back for a recently announced contest. Read More | Comment »

8:00AM Thu. Apr. 17, James Renovitch

A Game a Day

I'm not going to lie; I've wasted a fair portion of the last few days of my life on a game that closely approximates Candy Crush. I say "wasted" to save face with my serious gamer friends, but truth be told I have little shame at the 249 completed levels of Dragon Academy. I have local developers Team Chaos to thank for this. Read More | Comment »

8:00AM Mon. Apr. 14, James Renovitch

Everything You Need to Know About TableTop Day

Good news and bad news, gaming fans. Read More | Comment »

1:45PM Thu. Apr. 3, Ashley Moreno

SXSW Gaming Awards Winners

The main floor of the Long Center was nearly full as the show started on its maiden voyage. Read More | Comment »

11:48PM Sat. Mar. 8, James Renovitch

What’s Good at the SXSW Gaming Expo

The free and public expo continues through the weekend as the crowds swell and parking grows increasingly scarce. Here are some of the highlights from Friday that might help your wandering through the Palmer Events Center. Read More | Comment »

11:34AM Sat. Mar. 8, James Renovitch

SXSW Gaming Expo Opens Today

The SXSW Gaming Expo returns to the Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Rd.) with three days of sensory overload that will beckon all local gamers like a dinner bell. Copious screens and controllers keep kids wide-eyed and veterans busy. And don’t forget the inaugural Gaming Awards next door at the Long Center on Saturday. Read More | Comment »

9:00AM Fri. Mar. 7, James Renovitch

SXSW Announces Gaming Awards Nominees

The inaugural SXSW Gaming Awards are set to take place at the Long Center right next door to the gaming expo on Saturday, March 8. The event is free and open to the public with dibs on the best seats going to badge holders. And the nominees are … Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Tue. Feb. 11, James Renovitch

Local Game-Makers Garner Award Noms

The nominees for the Independent Games Festival – set to take place in San Francisco in March – were announced today and saw a handful of locals making the list. Read More | Comment »

3:53PM Tue. Jan. 7, James Renovitch

Perusing 'The Novelist'

Even in a year when the community was more obsessed with story than ever, The Novelist became noteworthy for delivering not only the most relatable storyline but also one of the most thought-provoking journeys. Read More | Comment »

3:43PM Mon. Dec. 30, 2013, Nina Hernandez

Kickstart Your Weekend With Puzzle Football

Last night's Game On Austin event brought a bustling crowd of all ages to Empire Automotive, and we're keeping all eyes on the gaming scene with this week's column. Read More | Comment »

3:00PM Fri. Nov. 22, 2013, Monica Riese

Kickstart Your Weekend With Indie Van Game Jam

There are a lot of moving parts to this project by Austin-based Binary Solo. Read More | Comment »

5:18PM Fri. Oct. 18, 2013, Monica Riese

Fantastic Arcade Awards Announced

With a long history of absurdist awards for their showcase games, the Fantastic Arcade didn’t disappoint. And the winners are … Read More | Comment »

7:19PM Sun. Sep. 22, 2013, James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Day 3

Easily the most tightly packed day of the Fantastic Arcade, day three found the fest hitting its stride. Highlights from the day included a high-energy panel from Vlambeer, a soothing demo of Panoramical, and an off-the-wall science experiment with Kyle Reimergartin. Read on if you're into John Stamos or death or both. Read More | Comment »

12:42PM Sun. Sep. 22, 2013, James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Day 2

Things got a little sexy, a tad embarrassing, and extremely floppy yesterday at the Fantastic Arcade. I'm tempted to leave it at that, but here are a few more details. Read More | Comment »

10:30AM Sat. Sep. 21, 2013, James Renovitch

Takeaways From Fantastic Arcade: Day 1

Dominated by locals, the opening day of Fantastic Arcade proffered its fair share of insights into the art of making games independently. Theatre 9 at Alamo Lakeline saw triumph, humiliation, confusion, excitement, and laughs before calling it a night. Here are a few things to take with you from day one. Read More | Comment »

10:34AM Fri. Sep. 20, 2013, James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Gets the Closing Party It Deserves

Fantastic Fest often feels like little more than a reason to party. Isn't that the reason we love it though? This year the Fantastic Arcade (the gaming arm of the Fantastic Fest) finally gets the party it deserves with a little help from its friends. Read More | Comment »

5:43PM Mon. Sep. 16, 2013, James Renovitch

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