- MTV News spent Oct. 22-26 examining the video-game industry in our city for a news segment about the abundance of game-related stuff in Austin. For five days Stephen Totilo knocked on the doors of game-designer pros and other such gameheads. The news segment is set to run sometime in November.
- Über-skilled Austin gamer David Geffon defeated 40,000 others to win a slot on Team USA for the World Cyber Games. From Oct. 18 to 22, Geffon and his team battled 800 gamers from 70 different countries in Monza, Italy, for $430,000 in prizes. Team USA's gaming expertise landed them in the finals.
- Austin's Recreational Intel Gamers Group along with Dell are throwing a party to benefit the United Way. Nov. 10-12, a chunk of Camp Mabry will transform into a gamers' paradise with tournaments and prizes. See www.infernaledge.com for more info.