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More events for Tuesday, Nov. 29, and beyond

Video games out this week

“Final Fantasy XV.” Once known as “Final Fantasy Versus XIII,” this action-oriented take on the franchise involves a road trip, an unexpected invasion, a crown prince named Noctis and a big open world to explore with three companions. Rated T for Teen. $60-$90 in Standard and Deluxe editions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

“Super Mario Maker” (out Friday). The Nintendo Wii U version of this game from last year was a delight, but gamers may be wondering if some compromises could hobble this portable 3DS version, which doesn’t allow users to upload levels they create and doesn’t work with all levels created on the Wii U game. It’s also one of the few Nintendo 3DS games with no 3-D mode. Nevertheless, those who want to build “Mario” game levels on the go and share them via StreetPass may still find a lot to love here. Rated E for Everyone, $40 for Nintendo 3DS.

Also out this week: “Steep” (Xbox One, PS4, Windows PC), “Aqua Moto Racing Utopia” (PS4), “Steins;Gate 0” (PS4, PlayStation Vita), “Watch Dogs 2” (PC), “Star Trek: Bridge Crew” (PlayStation VR), “The Crew: Ultimate Edition and Calling All Units” (Xbox One, PS4), “The Dwarves” (Xbox One, PS4, PC), “Maize” (PC), “Dawn of Andromeda” (PC), “Beekyr Reloaded” (PC), “Deponia” (PS4), “Shoot the Ball” (Wii U), “King Lucas” (PC), “Hyperlight EX” (3DS), “Stargazer Christmas” (PC), “Minion Masters” (PC), “Space Jammers” (PC), “Path of Exile: Breach” (PC), “Sparkle Unleashed” (PC), “Stern Pinball Arcade” (Xbox One, PS4), “Bullet Sorrow VR” (PC), “VCB: Why City” (PC), “The Voice” (Nintendo Wii, Xbox One), “Second Coming” (PC), “Hyper Light Drifter: Collector’s Edition” (Xbox One, PS4, PC), “Super Ninja Hero VR” (PC), “Shovel Knight” (PS Vita).

— Omar L. Gallaga

Holiday events

The Driskill Hotel’s Tree Lighting. The annual tradition of decking the halls at the Driskill with a gigantic sparkling Christmas tree is extra special this year, which marks 130 years of the storied hotel. At the tree lighting, enjoy seasonal music from the Arundel Ensemble String Trio and a collaboration beer the hotel has created with the help of Austin Beerworks, made in honor of the Driskill’s founder. The beer, the Cattle Baron Wheatwine, will be on tap at the Driskill Bar. 6 p.m. Nov. 29. Free. 604 Brazos St. 512-439-1234,

16th Annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar. The four-week holiday shopping extravaganza opening on Black Friday features all the items you’ll need for stocking stuffers and special gifts, including handmade artwork, jewelry, ceramics, prints and other original pieces made by local artisans. In addition to shopping, you can also enjoy special events and activities in a family-friendly environment. Refreshments and drinks from a bar will be available. The bazaar closes at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. Free. 6100 Airport Blvd.

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