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Tech Wire Gamer: Epic Games is becoming more diversified in its product capabilities with the launch of its first Android project - an app based on its Infinity Blade game that was developed for Apple mobile devices.
Tech Wire Gamer: Nvidia, best known as a maker of powerful gaming, mobile device and PC chips, unveiled a portable gaming console at CES on Monday night. And Epic Games exec mark Rein likes what he sees.
Tech Wire Gamer: Epic Games unveiled a trailer for its forthcoming "Gears of War: Judgment" at the Spike Video Game Awards on Saturday. The video drew attention at least for the moment away from the company's changes in management. Plus: Wrapping up Spike Video Game Awards winners.
The changing of the executive guard continues at Epic Games, which turned the Gears of War franchise into a billion dollar empire. President Mike Capps is the latest executive to depart in the past few months.
Tech Wire Gamer: Nintendo has sold more than 400,000 of its new video game console, the Wii U with a touch-screen GamePad, in its first week on sale in the U.S.
Review: Halo 4 is fun, but compared to the scope and drama of the best titles in the franchise, the campaign just doesn't have that ability to awe. Furthermore, as the story unfolds, it seemed to me it was more of a skeleton or outline than an actual story, there was no meat to it.
Tech Wire Gamer: Paul Meegan, formerly president of LucasArts, has joined the Cary-based company as vice president of product development.
Tech Wire Gamer: "Gears of War: Judgment" will have a premier of sorts at the Spike Video Game Awards - a trailer with footage from the forthcoming title.
Joystick Labs in Durham is fading as a startup hub for videogame companies. John Austin, who runs Joystick as well as Groundworks Labs, says Joystick's business model has changed and it has cut way back on funding for new ventures.
Video-game industry sales this year have shrunk as fewer consumers buy packaged titles, which sell for about $60 each. Sharp gains in games played on mobile devices have failed to offset an overall decline.
Variety reports that Epic Games' "Gears of War" may finally be turned into a movie. Creative Arts Agency is shopping the idea to producers after years of talk and preliminary work on a big screen project.
Industry veteran Alexander Marcis of Durham-based Themis Media and publisher of The Escapist, says Epic's scale should offset the loss of "CliffyB." But he acknowledges Cliff Bleszinski's exit "hurts."
The videogame industry, media that cover gaming and especially fans are reacting with shock and incredulity to Cliff Bleszinki's decision to leave Epic Games where he became a legendary creative figure.
Microsoft plans to release weekly installments of "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" on the Web before offering the game and DVD, a move that highlights the influence of new media, including promotional options and the ability to cut out traditional channels like theaters.
In a blog post, Cary-based Epic Games tells its millions of fans worldwide that Cliff Bleszinski, a driving creative force behind many of its its such as "Gears of War," has left the firm. Bleszinki says he needs "a much needed break."
Nintendo set pre-holiday release dates for the Wii U, the world's first new home console since 2006, betting a broader offering of games, movies and TV shows will help it revive sales.