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Next-Level Loyalty: Canada’s PUG Interactive Expands into Texas with a Game-Changing Play in Brand Engagement

by | Oct 25, 2023
Emerging from stealth in North Texas after 10+ years of R&D in Canada, PUG Interactive is out to prove there's a better way for brands to engage people. "Dallas-Fort Worth is the birthplace of loyalty," says Steve Bocska, PUG's CEO. "We're disrupting loyalty. What better place to do it than where loyalty was created?"
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Competitive Edge: 4 Former Athletes Bringing Their A-Games to Startups
by | Sep 28, 2023
A former Yale track captain and three NFL vets—including two Dallas Cowboys—talk frankly about their entrepreneurial journeys from playing field to founder.
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Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford launched the company in 1999, It's getting bought by global games giant Embracer.
Gearbox Entertainment Launches Initiative to Organize, Direct Philanthropic Efforts
by | Apr 25, 2023

Gearbox Entertainment Co., an award-winning creator and distributor of transmedia entertainment, has launched Gearbox Gives, a new initiative that organizes and directs the studio’s philanthropic work....

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Famed ‘Ninja’ Joins Frisco’s GameSquare as CIO, Will Lead New Incubator
by | Feb 24, 2023
Gaming and pop culture celeb Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is bringing his content innovation talents—and his 18 million Twitch followers—along for the ride at GameSquare, which is backed by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Crescent Realty founder John Goff of Fort Worth.
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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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GameStop CEO Sherman: Switching to E-commerce Helped Save Bottom Line
by | Jul 1, 2020
GameStop's CEO also talks about how the company is safely reopening its brick and mortar stores given the varying regulations across states and countries, as well as its corporate headquarters in Grapevine.
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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 North Texas Emerging Technologies Summit Dallas Startup Week
‘Dallas Has Been Made for Esports’: How Startups Can Grab a Spot in the Gaming Industry
by | Apr 15, 2019
North Texas startups have the opportunity to take place in an emerging industry, experts say. Here’s what founders need to know about finding funding and the future of esports.
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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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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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Inaugural Esports Event OP Live Changes the Game for Dallas
by | Sep 20, 2018
SMU Guildhall and eGency Global have teamed up to present the first-ever Dallas esports event, coming this weekend.
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