gaming

Six Pillars Partners Leads Recapitalization, Merger to Form ‘Largest Gaming-Focused Creative Agency’

by | Dec 14, 2022

Addison-based Six Pillars Partners led the recapitalization and merger of two independent marketing agencies, Red Square Agency and Foundry, to form Good Giant.

As a newly combined platform, Good Giant is the largest gaming-focused creative agency in the country, according to a news release. Six Pillars, a growth-focused private equity firm, announced the deal in June....

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From SaaS to Coding to Social Impact, See What Awaits You at Dallas Startup Week
by | Aug 2, 2022
Dallas Startup Week is only days away. In addition to three big summits, the DEC Network's flagship week-long event will offer sessions on 21 different "tracks." From social impact to startup funding to esports and emerging tech, here's a look at what the week holds in store.
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Dallas-Based Edutainment Startup Banneky Has a New Way to Promote Diversity in STEM Careers 
by | Jun 24, 2021
The new tech education platform, Banneky.com, is hosting a six-hour virtual event on June 26 in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures and Microsoft to promote diversity and inspire youth to pursue STEM careers in tech, gaming, and entertainment.
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Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford launched the company in 1999, It's getting bought by global games giant Embracer.
Frisco-Based Gearbox Acquired by Embracer Group in $1.3B Deal
by | Feb 3, 2021
The merger adds "rocket fuel" to Gearbox’s creative engine to accelerate growth. Its 550 employees will join Embracer Group's global family of game developers and publishers.
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Purpose to Play: Dallas-based BALANCED Closes a $3.5M Seed Round for Crowdsourced AI Gaming Tech

by | Jun 22, 2020
The new funding comes on the heels of BALANCED garnering spare computer processing power to help find treatments for COVID-19.
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McKinney Game Competition Platform Joins Newchip Startup Accelerator Cohort
by | Sep 16, 2019
De’ Lamar Technologies has been accepted into a new equity-free online accelerator that connects to an investment platform. Austin's Newchip lets individuals "invest like a VC" via its online marketplace.
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Dallas’ Entertainment Giant Dave & Buster’s Unveils a New Virtual Playground
by | Jun 4, 2019
The entertainment company's "free-roaming" VR experience uses no wires, allowing players to run, duck, and jump to defeat their competition. 
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esports

GameStop, Envy Gaming Collaborate to Boost Esports Profile

by | Mar 27, 2019
Envy Gaming, owner of Team Envy and Dallas Fuel, is partnering with GameStop to launch a series of gaming clinics for amateur gamers. 
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Complexity
Jerry Jones’ Esports Group CompLexity Gaming Partners With WinStar World Casino
by | Nov 19, 2018
The deal represents the first partnership between an esports organization and a casino. It comes after Jones made a similar deal between the Dallas Cowboys and WinStar.
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First Look: The ‘World’s Largest Digital Festival’ DreamHack is Coming to Dallas in 2019
by | Oct 26, 2018
From esports to cosplay to LAN, DreamHack has anything you can imagine for the digital generation. The 2019 festival and arena experience is expected to be the largest U.S. footprint yet — and, it's going to be in Dallas.
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Hail Merry
Follow the Money: Hail Merry Gets $1.08M, PostItPlayit Raises $1.59M, Celanese to Buy Polymer Maker
by | Oct 11, 2018
You'll also find news from AT&T, GridLiance High Plains and Kainos Capital. Here are notable funding and acquisition deals with North Texas ties.
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Chili’s Augmented Reality Game Uses New Tech Created by 2 Dallas Companies

by | Jun 18, 2018
The Chili’s Stadium app breaks new ground because it allows iOS and Android users to play each other seamlessly using their own phones.
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sports
St. Louis Sports Accelerator Launching Program in Frisco
by | Apr 30, 2018
Stadia Ventures has aligned with LaunchPad City to make its move into North Texas. Its first program in Frisco also will debut its new esports-focused track.
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OpTic Founder and CEO Hector “Hecz” Rodriguez
Gaming & Esports: Driving Innovation in North Texas
Several major esports teams are relocating to the region, and have drawn major investments from some of DFW’s most notable people.
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Guildhall
SMU Guildhall to Launch Gaming Tech to Fight Disease
by | Dec 20, 2017
During the online-only launch event from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, four popular Minecraft streamers will play live online at Mixer.com, and viewers can participate.
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