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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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'Texatron' initiative bringing indie arcade games to Austin

The Winnitron arcade machine concept -- that of an arcade machine loaded up with exclusive indie games -- is migrating south. The Austin, TX-based Juegos Rancheros collective announced plans to bring the concept to Austin as the Texatron. Rather than a single machine, the long-term plans involve...

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EA Sports opening up shop in Austin; EA adding 300 jobs across Sports, Games, and more [update]

We first heard inklings of this deal last month, but it's as official as can be now, having just been proclaimed by EA execs and Texas governor Rick Perry at EA's BioWare Austin campus: Electronic Arts is establishing a new EA Sports operation in Austin, TX. "We're going to be adding 300 jobs...

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First GDC Online 2011 summits announced

Despite the brutal, anti-nerd reality that is Texas weather, Austin has become a major hub for development houses that produce MMOs and casual/social online titles. BioWare, NCSoft, Blizzard, SOE, heck, even Zynga; they've all got offices in Austin and collectively they're responsible for a...

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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...

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Juegos Rancheros present The Gunstringer in Austin on May 1

If you live in or near Austin, Texas, and would like to see Twisted Pixel's The Gunstringer for the first time, you'll have the opportunity this Sunday, May 1 from 4:00 to 6:30PM. The newly minted indie game collective Juegos Rancheros (!) is hosting its first monthly meetup at The Highball,...

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Twisted Pixel shooting video in Austin for unannounced game

Austin, Texas residents: Splosion Man/Comic Jumper developer Twisted Pixel needs you to help promote an unknown game! The developer posted a Craigslist ad seeking extras for a "video shoot for Twisted Pixel's newest video game!" this Saturday, January 29. While it's awesome enough that some...

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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,...

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GDC Online 2010 brought in 3,000 offline attendees

GDC Online -- formerly known as GDC Austin, but still held in the Texas town -- welcomed 3,000 attendees interested in online and social gaming this year. The show will return to Austin, Texas on October 11-14, 2011, at which time it'll be known as "GDC Zynga" -- kidding, maybe. Highlights of...

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GDC Austin dated, name changed to GDC Online

GDC Austin is dead ... long live GDC Online. Dated for October 5-6, 2010, the convention formerly known as GDC Austin will take on the name of what has always been its prominent theme: Online. With locally based MMO developers Origin, BioWare Austin and Sony Online Entertainment, the change...

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