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SXSW Gaming: Noclip Says Love Your Developers
In this epoch of social media, the discourse around games is ruled by the hot take. What works, what’s broken, how much worse a game is than its competition, and a heaping helping of shade thrown on the company that made it, to boot – nothing is off-limits when it comes to picking apart the latest release.

11:00AM Sat. Mar. 16, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

Austin FC
The support group MLS2ATX tonight revealed the team name, logo, colors, slogan, and more, for Austin’s first major league sports team: Austin FC, the current Columbus Crew, who are ever-so-close to finalizing their move to Austin, starting next season.

8:59PM Wed. Aug. 22, 2018, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

World Cup Watch: The Final Four
So, we're down to the final four now: Semifinals Tuesday and Wednesday, then the finals this weekend. The quarterfinals provided two days of mostly excellent soccer this past weekend – highlighted by comfortable and confident wins by France and England, and a breakthrough win for Belgium's Golden Generation – leaving promise of more to come.

4:30PM Mon. Jul. 9, 2018, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

World Cup: Previewing the Group Stage Finales
So, with the conclusion of the group stage second round, the tournament is exactly halfway over – 32 games played, 32 to go. And exactly half of the early losers are decided: eight teams are already eliminated*, eight more will be sent home after their next games.

12:30PM Mon. Jun. 25, 2018, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

World Cup: Day 1
Crazy start to the World Cup today, as host Russia absolutely demolished hapless Saudi Arabia, 5-0, with Aleksandr Golovin notching a goal and two assists, while first-half sub Denis Cheryshev added two goals, and the defense held the Saudis without a shot on goal.

5:29PM Thu. Jun. 14, 2018, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

World Cup Cocktails
Sports and drinking have one thing in common: they both provide a sense of community. We toast our victories, and commiserate our defeats … like the U.S. not making the World Cup. Here is how the rest of the world drinks: boozy, bitter, hot, cold, or otherwise.

7:01AM Fri. Jun. 8, 2018, R.T. Frank Read More | Comment »

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Where to Watch the World Cup in Austin
This year’s World Cup, running June 14-July 15, takes place in Russia, which means you’ve got the perfect excuse to start drinking at 7am. Find out which Austin bars and restaurants will be televising all the fútbol action and what food and drink specials they have on tap.

7:00AM Thu. Jun. 7, 2018, Eilish O'Sullivan Read More | Comment »

SXSW Panel Recap: Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez, while still cautious, is ready for the public to see his guts. The formerly unknowable star continues his PR rehab, as the baseball legend turned analyst, investor, and now TV program host turns himself inside out. 

12:43PM Tue. Mar. 13, 2018, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

Fox Sports House Brings Soccer at SXSW
The Fox Sports House opens on the first day of SXSW, launching Fox’s 100-day countdown to the June 14 World Cup kickoff. Last week I got a chance to talk to Stu Holden about what Fox is hoping to do here, and also about the World Cup, U.S. soccer, the Columbus Crew, and more.

1:20PM Thu. Mar. 8, 2018, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

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