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Posts tagged “Epic Games”

Updated May 19

Premium Lock Epic Games: Google VR platform 'awesome mobile platform' + In-depth look at Daydream

Google's own virtual reality initiative is getting a boost by Cary-based Epic Games which has updated its latest Unreal Engine 4 to support it. Google calls its VR system Daydream, and Epic developed a video demo to show "the potential of this awesome mobile VR platform."

May 10

Premium Lock Epic bringing top video game industry talent to 'summit' in Durham

Epic Games is putting on a talent-laden video game development conference in Durham this week, including virtual reality training. The Game UX Summit - i.e. user experience - features a host of speakers plus programs focusing on game design, usability and product development.

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April 19

Premium Lock Wake Tech gamers can earn BA at Peace; ECG opens today

The East Coast Game Conference kicks off today with some big news: Gamers at Wake Tech can now earn BA degrees at Peace College. Meanwhile, on the gaming front, virtual reality (VR) will be a major theme at ECGC,which is adding several new features this year.

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Updated March 30

Premium Lock East Coast Games Conference focused on virtual reality

ECGC Virtual Reality (VR) will be a major theme at this year's East Coast Games Conference (ECGC),which is adding several new features this year.

Updated March 17

Premium Lock 'Impressive:' Star Wars heading to virtual reality with help from Epic Games

Want to wield a light saber? The Star Wars universe is moving to embrace the immersive experience of virtual reality with the help of Cary-based Epic Games. A new video trailer showcases the VR experiment that's underway.

Updated March 15

Premium Lock It's unreal: Epic 'sizzle' video touts latest game engine

Just in time for the annual Game Developers Conference, Epic Games in Cary has unveiled a new video that touts the cutting-edge capabilities of its latest Unreal game engine. It sizzles, says one gaming site.

Updated March 4

Premium Lock Epic CEO blasts Microsoft PC game strategy: 'We must fight it'

Microsoft is seeking to "monopolize" game development on PCs, and the gaming industry must fight back, says Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games. Sweeney's broadside is reminiscent of attacks on Microsoft and "Darth Gates" in the past.

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March 4

Premium Lock Stung! Microsoft fires back at Epic CEO after attack on gaming platform

Microsoft  When Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games and a recognized hall of famer in the video game industry, speaks the world listens. That includes giant Microsoft, which responded quickly to a barrage of criticism Sweeney unleashed Friday against its gaming ecosystem. Sweeney's attack also triggered a wave of headlines across news and gaming sites.

March 3

Premium Lock Epic's new game Paragon going on sale March 14

Epic Games' newest title, Paragon, goes on sale March 14. It's a multiplayer online battle arena, or MOBA, title.

Updated February 23

Premium Lock Samsung showcases Epic Games tech at World Mobile Congress

As wireless networks gain more speed and with the promise of even faster 5G, device makers are touting more than ever their mobile devices as prime game-playing platforms. And Cary's Epic Games remains at the forefront of mobile development as Samsung shows at the World Mobile Congress. "Features that were once only possible on a high end game console now run on a device that fits in your pocket," says Epic's CEO.

Updated February 11

Premium Lock RTP virtual reality group, American Underground team up for demos

RTPVR A group of startups focusing on virtual reality known as RTP Virtual Reality is teaming up with the American Underground for a series of demos to demonstrate what has been touted as the next wave in interactive entertainment. Several Triangle firms already are making plays in the VR space.

January 21

Premium Lock Epic adds to 'Paragon' buzz with new trailer

Epic Games keeps pushing toward a 2016 release of its latest title, "Paragon," with the release of a new trailer. Some gaming experts have Paragon on the list of most anticipated games coming this year. Check out the trailer to see what some of the hype is all about.

Updated January 11

Premium Lock Epic Games apologizes, makes 'fix' to registrations after Muslim name rejected

Cary-based video game and technology developer Epic Games says it is making changes in its registration process after a Muslim name - Muhammad Khan - was rejected from signing up for a beta test of a forthcoming game. Epic owner, co-founder and CEO issued an apology.

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December 4, 2015

Premium Lock Epic Games subsidiary brings back megahit 'Shadow Complex' - and it's free

Epic Games and its subsidiary Chair Entertainment are bringing back megahit "Shadow Complex" in a remastered version. Plus, it will be made available across multiple platforms. And right now you can download the new PC version - for free.

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December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Eyeing military market, Epic Games picks Michigan firm as partner

Epic Games says it has selected Michigan-based Soar Technology to be its "official partner" in developing military and government applications for its latest game development engine known as Unreal 4. Targets include simulation, visualization and training uses.

November 4, 2015

Premium Lock Epic Games teases latest first person shooter: Paragon

New teaser material from Epic Games suggests their latest project, Paragon, will be a first-person shooter, planned for release in 2016. Watch the promotional video to find out more (but still very little) about the project.

September 24, 2015

Premium Lock Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Talks Virtual Reality

Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney has designed Unreal Engine 4 technology to work across all platforms, including the emerging virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) markets. With the company offering its game engine technology for free (with a 5% royalty fee on for-profit games), there are new companies using UE4 in both VR and AR. I. In this exclusive interview, he discusses how VR and AR will change the game.

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Updated September 4, 2015

Premium Lock Report: North Carolina No. 5 among states for new clean energy jobs

Clean energy   A new report on where clean energy jobs are being created across the United States shows more than 10,000 were created in the second quarter across 22 states. Of those jobs, 700 were added in North Carolina, ranking the state fifth.

Updated September 3, 2015

Premium Lock Epic Games unleashes virtual reality demo: Watch, be amazed

Virtual reality is seen by many in the gaming industry as the next big wave - and Cary-based Epic Games is likely to be a big player through its Unreal game development engine technology. A new video titled "Showdown" offers intriguing insight into what gamers can expect from future shooters and other thrillers. Plus, developers can access Unreal 4 game engine tools for free.

Updated August 26, 2015

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinki's new game is 'LawBreakers' - Here's the video

Cliff Bleszinski's first game apart from Epic: It's 'LawBreakers.' Here's the video trailer just published on Wednesday: "The Shattering changed everything -- forever. Witness the worldwide premiere trailer of LawBreakers, the highly-anticipated debut FPS from Cliff Bleszinski & Boss Key Productions."

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