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Wish You Were Here: SXSW Day 4

Love her or hate her, it’s hard to deny that Lena Dunham has gone from art world progeny to entertainment force, in no small part because of the very festival she spoke at today.

Wish You Were Here: SXSW Day 3

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Mindy Kaling (left)Mindy Kaling (left)Any day that kicks off with a strong dose of Mindy Kaling is bound to be good. In a panel hosted by Marie Claire, the writer/actress/showrunner of FOX’s The Mindy Project touched on increasing diversity in television, the show’s “gentle and loving” writers room, and creating endearing characters. When asked about how Kaling is as a boss, show regular Ike Barinholtz jokingly stated that she’s “like Kim Jong-Un.

Wish You Were Here: A Recap of SXSW Day 2

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Neil DeGrasse TysonNeil DeGrasse TysonRain may have shut down the Super Mario Kart racetrack outside the SXSW Gaming Expo, but it didn’t stop anyone else. The second SXSW day was packed with more panels, demos, and a flurry of people rushing to events.

Wish You Were Here: A Recap of SXSW Day 1

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Virtual reality with Oculus RiftVirtual reality with Oculus RiftSouth By Southwest opened today with a bang as movers and shakers from across the gaming, digital, film, and tech communities gathered to strut their stuff.

Exclusive: New Music From Bethesda's 'Wolfenstein'

At a SXSW panel today on music in video game marketing, Steve Perkins, director of global marketing for Bethesda Softworks, premiered new music from Wolfenstein: The New Order. On selecting the soundtrack, he had this to say: “We started thinking about what would popular music sound like if the Nazis did win. … If they started co-opting it for their own uses, what would popular music sound like?” He goes on to warn, “Basically, with this trailer, we want to get you pissed off.

Overheard at SXSW

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South By Southwest is underway in Austin, Texas, and we’re bringing you bite-sized nuggets of information and advice from this year’s festival. Check back often, as we will update throughout the week. You can also watch the SXSW official live stream online

Naughty Dog Issues Statement on Amy Hennig's Departure

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IGN reported on Tuesday that Amy Hennig, creative director and writer of the Uncharted series, left Naughty Dog on March 3. Sony later confirmed the news in a comment to IGN.

“We can confirm that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog,” Sony told IGN. “Amy has made significant contributions to the game industry and we appreciate all she has done for Naughty Dog. The development timeline of Uncharted will not be impacted.”

What's an EGOT?

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Johnny Vy / ©A.M.P.A.S.Johnny Vy / ©A.M.P.A.S.Seconds after Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel presented the Oscar for Best Original Song to Robert Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson, a curious acronym likely popped up in your Twitter feed.

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Dutch Film Incorporates Your Phone for Second Screen Experience

In the first feature film to include second screen content as part of the theatrical experience, App tells the story of Anna, a psychology student caring for her brother after he suffers a traumatic motorcycle accident, and the mysterious app that appears on her phone following a dorm party. IRIS is SIRI’s Bizzaro World counterpart, an evil and all-powerful consciousness with a hot temper.

Ken Levine Announces Irrational Games is "Winding Down"

In a letter posted to the company’s website, Irrational Games co-founder Ken Levine announced that he is essentially dismantling the BioShock studio, stating that all but about 15 of the current staff are being laid off.

“I am winding down Irrational Games as you know it,” the letter reads. “I’ll be starting a smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor at Take-Two.”