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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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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