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Nation of Indies teaches Austin devs how to become indie

The folks behind Austin, Texas' Juegos Rancheros initiative have taken it upon themselves to mitigate the damage caused by the absurd number of gaming layoffs that have affected this region over the last year, and they're doing so through education. Nation of Indies is a free, single-day crash cour...

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Mass Effect 3's trip into space gets a trailer, useful purpose

So, remember how EA and Bioware are launching six copies of Mass Effect 3 into (near) space? Well, they're still doing that, and now there's a trailer about it that you can watch. The trailer itself is not particularly informative, but the press release delivered with said trailer actually contain...

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UltimatePointer files patent lawsuit against Nintendo, and, uh, everyone else

It's been kind of a while since Nintendo was sued by someone for purportedly infringing on existing patents, but UltimatePointer LLC is doing just that in a complaint filed just under two weeks ago. The Texas-based LLC claims that Nintendo's Wiimote conflicts with its own patent (no. 7,746,321) f...

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Fantastic Arcade to keep Austin weird on September 22

If you're fortunate enough to live within (or near!) the borders of Austin, Texas, you should clear your schedule for next weekend. Fantastic Arcade will take over The Highball from Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25. The event will play host to 21 indie games, such as the psychedelic...

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Report: EA Sports opening studio in Austin, TX

Those displaced Ignition Games employees in Austin may have a new prospect. IGN reports that, according to an internal EA memo, the company is looking to expand with an EA Sports studio in the Texas capital, adding a third internal studio to its current lineup of British Columbia and Florida-base...

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QuakeCon 2011 taking place August 4-7

If you've been eager to show off your rocket-launching prowess to members of the public, you'll be delighted to hear that a large group of them will gather at QuakeCon 2011 from August 4 until August 7 (yes, in 2011). Joining the annual and famously festive fragfest -- running on what event organiz...

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Ignition L.A. studio moving to Austin

Ignition Entertainment's Los Angeles branch is moving to Austin, Texas, reports IGN. "All business will be continuing as usual," a company representative told the site -- which, for Ignition, means typically unusual business. While no official reason was given for the closure of the Glendale, Ca...

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Ubisoft's Battle Tag launches assault on Texas tomorrow, Canada next week

One of Ubisoft's more bizarre products at E3, Battle Tag, finally has a release date. In Texas and Canada. And, as of writing, only Texas and Canada. Ubisoft's self-described "hybrid" toy/game lets you recreate a laser tag experience at home, but with a number of game-inspired twists. There are hea...

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Texas schools receive funding for two Wii-based initiatives

Two Wii-based educational projects have received grants in the small east Texas town of Lindale. The Lindale Independent School District Education Foundation has awarded $1,021.40 to Early Childhood Center teachers Cookie Hartley and June Wright, whose "Wii Can Do It!" project aims to use Wii games ...

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GameStop sees highest-volume stores on US/Mexico border

GameStop COO Paul Raines notes that Latino consumers are apparently quite important to the profitability of the company. Speaking with Hispanic Market Weekly, Raines reveals that the highest-volume stores in the company are those located along the US-Mexico border in Texas -- which has led to discu...

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