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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.
Durham-based The Escapist, which touts itself as the "mouthpiece of the gaming generation." aims to make its web site and entertainment offerings even bigger under the ownership of Alloy Digital.
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.
Epic Games is pushing the single player experience forward with "Gears of War: Judgment," a prequel set 15 years before the original game. The latest title in the $1 billion franchise for the Cary-based company hits stores March 19. WRALTechWire gets an inside look.
Tech Wire Gamer: Michael Capps announces on his Facebook page that he is parting all company ties with Epic Games where he had served as president.
Tech Wire Gamer: Epic Games and Microsoft unleashed the launch video trailer for the new "Gears of War" title that goes on sale March 19. Viewers and players beware: "Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language" ahead.
Tech Wire Gamer: Video games might have a new, untapped demographic - the elderly. Research from North Carolina State University finds that older adults who played video games reported higher levels of emotional well-being.
Tech Wire Gamer: Mark Rein, co-founder and vice president of Cary-based Epic Games, and his wife, Tara Rein, and Chuck Hammel, president and owner of PITT OHIO, a Pittsburgh-based trucking company, are among the new investors in the NHL Carolina Hurricanes.
Tech Wire Gamer: Epic Games generated some media attention itself in New York on Wednesday night at the unveiling of the new Sony PlayStation. The Cary-based videogame firm demonstrated how its new game development engine will perform on the forthcoming system.
MIT, the titan of technology, shines a bright light of recognition on Semprius for a second straight year. This time, the Durham-based solar tech firm earns a spot on MIT's "50 Disruptive Companies" list. ABB, Novartis and IBM also crack the list.
Tech Wire Gamer: With the launch of the new Gears of War title just a month away, Epic Games and publisher Microsoft unveil a new video trailer they say showcases "bone-crushing action."
Tech Wire Gamer: Sales of video games, related hardware and software increased in January - but only because of a five-week sales period. Plus: Sony looks to regain its edge with new PlayStation this week.
Tech Wire Gamer: Six veterans of Epic Games who left to form their own venture are focusing on the rapidly growing mobile market. But co-founder Lee Perry says competition is intense. "It's scary," he admits.
Tech Wire Gamer: NCSOFT, one of the biggest developers of massively multiplayer online games, licenses the new Unreal 4 development engine from Epic. Plus: Video game sales plunged 9.4 percent in 2012.
Tech Wire Gamer: The task of rebuilding a game company in Baltimore turned out to be an impossible task for Epic Games. On Friday, the company said it was closing Impossible Studios.
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.