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Posts tagged “Epic Games”

August 7

Premium Lock Epic Games expands with new UK studio

Epic Games The independent game developer, which has its global headquarters in Cary, now has opened its latest international hub.

July 21

Premium Lock Microsoft-Xbox layoffs could impact 'Gears of War' digital series

Nearly the entire staff of the Xbox Entertainment Studios division is being let go as part of Microsoft's huge announced job layoffs. So does this mean now live action video for the "gears of War" franchise Microsoft acquired from Cary-based Epic Games earlier this year? WRAL TechWire Insider John Gaudiosi reports exclusively for Insider subscribers.

Marcus Fenix, the Gears of War star, is back in Gears 3 Marcus Fenix, the Gears of War star, is back in Gears 3

July 8

Premium Lock Inside Epic Games' Fortnite: A storm of new monster adventures

WRAL TechWire Insider John Gaudiosi's exclusive interview: A lot has changed with Epic Games' first free-to-play PC game, Fortnite, since it was first announced a few years ago. The game now runs on Unreal Engine 4 technology and the gameplay experience has evolved to bring invading monsters out with storms that sweep through the area during the day and at night. Insiders get the details.

Monsters await in Fortnite Monsters await in Fortnite

Updated June 30

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinski is back: He's 'out of retirement to make video games again'

Cliff Bleszinski, the creative guru who helped developed multi-million-copy selling video games "Gears of War" and "Unreal Tournament" discloses in a tweet that he's coming out of "retirement."

Cliff Bleszinski  Cliff Bleszinski

Updated June 4

Premium Lock Gaming future? Epic debuts 'vivid' experience with new Apple Metal

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney and lead platform engineer Josh Adams unveil a strikingly realistic demo of new video game imaging technology at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. Using Apple's new Metal and IOS 8 software, Epic displays "Zen Garden" complete with 5,000 falling leaves from a cherry tree drawn in real time. WRAL TechWire Insider John Gaudiosi has the details.

Photograph or graphical creation? Epic's Unreal Zen Garden Photograph or graphical creation? Epic's Unreal Zen Garden

Updated June 3

Premium Lock Cary's Epic Games shares spotlight as Apple unveils new iPhone, Mac, game features

Cary-based Epic Games is part of Apple's new efforts to boost the power of mobile gaming, Apple discloses at its annual software event .Apple's Mac operating system also is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files. If that isn't enough for Apple fans, software for iPhones and iPads is getting new features for keeping tabs on your health.

Tim Cooks touts developments at Apple's conference Tim Cooks touts developments at Apple's conference

Updated May 12

Premium Lock Cary's Epic Games offers new Unreal Tournament for free

While the business model for its upcoming Fortnite multiplayer online game has yet to be revealed, Epic Games is entering the free-to-play space with its reboot of Unreal Tournament.

Updated April 1

Premium Lock Entering the VR zone: Epic Games looks to capitalize on virtual reality

Facebook's recent acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus for some $2 billion could accelerate VR use, especially in gaming. And Epic Games of Cary has been working with Oculus, preparing to cash in on the opportunity. In an exclusive interview, WRALTechWire Insider John Gaudiosi talks with Epic GM Ray Davis about the Epic-Oculus partnership.

Epic demos Unreal 4 with Oculus VR Epic demos Unreal 4 with Oculus VR

Updated April 1

Premium Lock Exclusive: Epic GM maps out future for Cary-based game technology leader

Ray Davis, general manager at Epic Games, spells out in detail how a new pricing model for the company's industry leading Unreal Engine 4 technology and other developments sets the stage for its future. WRALTechWire Insider John Gaudiosi delivers the story.

A vivid sample of Unreal 4 technology A vivid sample of Unreal 4 technology

Updated January 27

Premium Lock Why did Epic sell its $1B Gears of War franchise? A changing business, industry insider says

Over the past decade, Cary-based Epic Games produced four titles in its amazing successful "Gears of War" franchise and sold more than 20 million copies. But on Monday, Microsoft, which had published the games for its Xbox platform, acquired all rights to the franchise. Why did Epic sell? WRALTechWire talks with an industry insider about what triggered the deal.

Gears' hero Locust hunter Marcus Gears' hero Locust hunter Marcus

Updated January 27

Premium Lock Epic Games sells $1B+ 'Gears of War' franchise to Microsoft Studios

Cary-based Epic Games turned its "Gears of War" games into an entertainment franchise - toys, a board game, novels, action figures. Now the company has sold the franchise to Microsoft, which has been the publisher of the games. A former Epic executive takes over the Gears empire at Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The gang was all armed for Gears 3 The gang was all armed for Gears 3

Updated January 22

Premium Lock Amazon TV service? Intel sells TV unit; Railinc's new chair; Epic Games hiring; Clinverse deal; EV charge station shortage

Bulldog In our Bulldog blog's latest life sciences and technology update: Amazon eyes TV service; Intel sells its TV group to Verizon; Railinc gets new board members; Epic Games hires for 'Fortnite'; Clinverse partnership; EV charge station shortage.

January 14

Premium Lock Video game whiz Cliff Bleszinski expands his skills to restaurateur

In an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire, former Epic Games creative guru Cliff Bleszinski explains why his first outside venture is an investment in the new Raleigh restaurant "The Station." He's partnered with long-time friend and veteran restaurateur Niall Hanley.

Cliff Blesinzki, left, and Niall Hanley Cliff Blesinzki, left, and Niall Hanley

Updated January 7

Premium Lock NVIDIA's powerful new mobile chip features Epic Games' latest engine

Epic Games receives plenty of exposure for its Unreal 4 engine from NVIDIA at the Consumer Electronics Show. The chip manufacturer's CEO chose to utilize Unreal as he showcased the new Tegra K1, which is designed to boost the graphical and processing power of mobile devices. WRALTechWire Insider John Gaudiosi has the details in an exclusive report.

NVIDIA CEO showcases new mobile chip NVIDIA CEO showcases new mobile chip

Updated November 26, 2013

Premium Lock Epic Games powers next generation games with Unreal technology

Inside the Triangle Video Game Industry: While Epic Games doesn't have any titles for the launches of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One consoles, the studio is working on new unannounced games for next gen. But thanks to its Unreal Engine 4 technology, Epic Games will have a hand in multiple games in development from other publishers for both consoles.

November 22, 2013

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinski's new venture isn't gaming - he's a restaurateur

The former creative guru at Epic Games in Cary is a partner in The Station, a new restaurant and pub on Person Street in Raleigh. He tweeted the news to his more than 213,000 followers.

Cliff Bleszinski  Cliff Bleszinski

November 18, 2013

Premium Lock Triangle gamers pitch in to support Insomniac intern left crippled in hit-and-run accident

Ana Kessel, an intern at Insomniac Games, is recovering from injuries that left her an amputee. An online fundraiser has already produced pledges of more than $44,000. And Epic Games donated some "Gears of War" memrobilia to help raise money in an auction at eBay.

Anna Kessel at WakeMed Anna Kessel at WakeMed

October 23, 2013

Premium Lock China's richest includes two with strong Triangle ties

Lenovo's Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing cracks Forbes' latest richest people from China. Not as well known locally but a regular member of the Forbes list is Ma Huateng, the Internet billionaire who owns a big stake of Cary-based Epic Games.

Lenovo's Yang Yuanqing aims for growth. Lenovo's Yang Yuanqing aims for growth.

Updated October 3, 2013

Premium Lock Gaming creator Cliff Bleszinski to reveal his personal side at Escapist Expo

Gamers from around the world will be gathering in Durham this weekend for the Escapist Expo. And Cliff Bleszinski, the former creative leader behind franchises such as "Gears of War" and "Unreal" at Epic Games will participate, speaking about what it is like to be one of the more recognizable faces of the industry. WRALTechWire Insiders get a sneak preview.

Cliff Bleszinski  Cliff Bleszinski

September 13, 2013

Premium Lock New Infinity Blade III - 'a weapon to slay the unslayable' - film premiers

Having received plenty of international exposure at Apple's new iPhone, device and software event earlier this week for the new "Infinity Blade" mobile game, Epic Games and its ChAIR subsidiary unveiled on Friday a Hollywood-polished animated film about the game's origins.

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