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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.

Updated March 21, 2014

Premium Lock Epic's Tim Sweeney outlines new business model for Unreal Engine 4

Unreal Engine 4   Epic Games is opening up its video game development engine to the masses with a new subscription model. Game developers big and small, as well as everyday people, will now be able to get full access to the very same technology the studio uses to develop new games like Fortnite by paying $19 per month. WRALTechWire Insider John Gaudiosi reports exclusively from the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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 25, 2013

Premium Lock Gamers snatch up new Xbox, PlayStation consoles in record numbers

WRALTechWire Gamer: In some good news for the Research Triangle's video game industry, gamers have shown record-setting interest in the new next-generation game consoles from both Microsoft and Sony.

Love that new Xbox ... Love that new Xbox ...

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.

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Updated October 21, 2013

Premium Lock Inside Ratchet & Clank: Insomniac's Durham studio heads into the Nexus

For the third year in a row, a new Ratchet & Clank game is coming exclusively to PlayStation 3 from Insomniac Games' North Carolina studio. The Durham-based game developer, a subsidiary of the main Burbank, Calif. hub, will release "Ratchet & Clank Future: Into the Nexus." Chad Dezern, the studio head in North Carolina, talks about what's in store for fans in this exclusive interview.

October 7, 2013

Premium Lock Zombies, humans, Halo - oh my! Escapist Expo lights up Durham

The "mouthpiece of the gaming generation" plays host to more than 7,000 people for three days of fun, games, music and more in Durham.

The "Humans" prep for a Zombie hunt in Durham The "Humans" prep for a Zombie hunt in Durham

October 4, 2013

Premium Lock Game on! Escapist Expo expecting to draw 7,000 people to Bull City

The Escapist, a website focusing on the international video game industry from technology to platforms to entertainment, is putting on a three-day event-filled fun-fest this weekend in the Bull City. Beware of zombies, by the way.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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

July 3, 2013

Premium Lock Another Epic departure: 'Gears' senior producer takes job at Bioware

Epic Games Chris Wynn, who had taken over a lead role in the "Gears of War" franchise, is moving on. WRALTechWire Insiders get the details.

Updated May 28, 2013

Premium Lock Insomniac, which has Durham studio, launches 'Fuse' - a game with a twist

TechWireGamer: Two video game companies with a Triangle presence have teamed up to launch a new franchise, "Fuse." Insomniac Games created it, and Electronic Arts is the publisher. Fuse adds a new twist to gaming, allowing players to switch characters at will.

In "Fuse," players can change characters on demand In "Fuse," players can change characters on demand

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?

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."

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