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Posts tagged “Epic Games”

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.

Updated September 10, 2013

Premium Lock American Tobacco Campus, Duke, Cree partner on energy upgrades

The historic American Tobacco Historic District in Durham is embracing energy efficiency as part of a collaborative project with Duke Energy and Durham-based Cree, a global leader in energy saving LED lighting technology.

American Tobacco, a key to Durham's revival American Tobacco, a key to Durham's revival

Updated September 10, 2013

Premium Lock Epic reveals new Infinity Blade title at Apple iPhone show

After scorning Apple's operating system for years, Cary-based Epic Games fully embraced iOS with its Infinity Blade series. And Epic's ChAIR Entertainment studio remains an apple in the big Mac's eye, unveiling the third edition of the Blade series on stage at Apple's big media event Tuesday.

Beasts soar and roar across "Infinity Blade III" Beasts soar and roar across "Infinity Blade III"

Updated September 10, 2013

Premium Lock Another honor for Lenovo's 'global citizen' Yang Yuanqing

Yang Yuanqing has taken Lenovo to the No. 1 spot among PC sellers worldwide and has lofty aims for smartphones and tablets as well in what he calls the "PC Plus" era of Internet-connected devices. His global vision earns him a nod of respect from the distinguished Brookings Institute.

Yang Yuanqing   Yang Yuanqing

August 5, 2013

Premium Lock Cliffy B Tweet stirs speculation of new game

Former Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski caused a stir in gaming circles when he signaled his latest effort via Twitter. But he gives only a snippet saying only: "Here's a sneak peek at something I'm working on that has been cropped."

Cliff Bleszinski Tweet Cliff Bleszinski Tweet

July 29, 2013

Premium Lock Latest US Army virtual reality training to run on Epic game engine

The "Dismounted Soldier Training System" from defense contractor Intelligent Decisions will run on Cary-based Epic Games' Unreal engine. A new contract continues the Pentagon's decade-long tradition of training soldiers with Triangle-based Virtual Heroes, which is part of Applied Research Associates.

Training America's warriors - virtually. Training America's warriors - virtually.

Updated July 25, 2013

Premium Lock Epic Games embraces new chip, takes high-end game capability to mobile devices

At a conference in California, Cary-based Epic Games shows it is prepared to take the highest level of videogame capability to mobile devices. Epic's latest game development engine runs on NVIDIA's new chip.

Updated July 17, 2013

Premium Lock Gunning for zombies: Triangle's BitMonster declares war

For its third title, the team of former Epic Games developers is taking zombie war combat to mobile devices with "Gunner Z." The Skinny delivers the inside story from BitMonster's top general Lee Perry.

Zapping a zombie, turret view in Gunner Z Zapping a zombie, turret view in Gunner Z

Updated July 11, 2013

Premium Lock Epic Games co-founders Sweeney, Rein named 'Development Legends'

Tim Sweeney The Develop Industry Excellence Awards typically honor European game developers but the recognition for Epic Games' co-founders is the first time the 'Development Legend' award has gone to recipients outside Europe

April 30, 2013

Premium Lock Epic confirms working with well-known producer on 'Gears' movie

A spokesperson for Cary-based Epic tells WRALTechWire that the videogame company is in fact working with a big-name producer in another attempt to take "Gears of War" to movie screens.

"Gears" may still someday be a movie "Gears" may still someday be a movie

April 30, 2013

Premium Lock 'Gears of War' may finally go to big screen if new deal works out

After years of talks and a deal that fell through with the "Lord of the Rings' director, Cary-based Epic Games may be nearing a deal with Hollywood for a feature film about "Gears of War." And the producer is a big name, says Hollywood's Variety.

A Gears movie coming at last? A Gears movie coming at last?

Updated April 26, 2013

Premium Lock Epic Games' top marketer Kendall Boyd leaves for Microsoft post

Epic Games Marketing director Kendall Boyd has left Epic Games for Microsoft. Find out what he'll be doing at at Microsoft.

April 24, 2013

Premium Lock If ex-Epic creative guru Cliff Bleszinki starts a video game studio, it will be in NC

"This is the south and some people have concerns about the south, but this isn't your grandfather's rebel flag south," says former Epic Games creative executive Cliff Bleszinski. "This is the new south and ... I believe it's going to evolve into ultimately a burgeoning video game hub."

Cliff Bleszinski  Cliff Bleszinski

Updated April 10, 2013

Premium Lock Former Epic Games exec Rod Fergusson on move again

Gears of War producers TechWireGamer: Rod Fergusson, a former producer at Epic Games who left last year to join Irrational Games, has quit that company and is looking for another opportunity.

Updated April 2, 2013

Premium Lock Epic embraces emerging technology to support virtual reality

With development kits for virtual reality technology from Iculus shipping to game makers around the world this week, an Oculus-read version of Epic's Unreal Development Kit (UDK) will be included.

Updated April 2, 2013

Premium Lock Epic Games expands empire with growing Unreal engine business

The Cary-based game development company continues to flex its growing muscles in the video game industry beyond the "Gears of War" franchise with continued refinements and more uses for the Unreal game development engine.

Unreal powers BioShock Infinite Unreal powers BioShock Infinite

March 18, 2013

Premium Lock Writing the tale: Getting the back story on new Gears

Writer Rob Auten takes WRALTechWire inside the new "Gears of War: Judgment," which launches Tuesday. Epic Games turned to new writers for the fourth title in its $1 billion franchise, and one of them tells his side of the "Judgment" story.

"Baird" in new Gears "Baird" in new Gears

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