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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 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.

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March 26, 2013

Premium Lock Under new owner, Escapist aims to be a bigger 'mouth' for gamers

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.

The Escapist - "mouthpiece for the gaming generation" The Escapist - "mouthpiece for the gaming generation"

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.

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Updated March 14, 2013

Premium Lock Going into battle with new 'Gears of War: Judgment'

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.

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Updated March 8, 2013

Premium Lock Former Epic Games president ends advisory role with company

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.

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Updated March 7, 2013

Premium Lock Launch video touts 'blood, gore' - New Gears of War nears

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.

Updated March 6, 2013

Premium Lock Video games might offer emotional benefit to seniors, NCSU study says

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.

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February 28, 2013

Premium Lock Epic Games co-founder, wife invest in Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes Logo 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.

Updated February 21, 2013

Premium Lock Epic Games shares spotlight at new PlayStation unveiling

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.

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Updated February 20, 2013

Premium Lock Solar firm Semprius cracks MIT '50 Disruptive Companies' list

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.

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Updated February 20, 2013

Premium Lock Epic showcases 'guts' of forthcoming 'Gears: Judgment'

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."

February 18, 2013

Premium Lock As new PlayStation nears, videogame industry sales still suffer

Videogame industry 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.

February 14, 2013

Premium Lock Raleigh startup Bitmonster capitalizing on mobile game explosion

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.

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Updated February 14, 2013

Premium Lock Epic lands big deal for new game engine; video game sales plunge

Unreal 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.

Updated February 11, 2013

Premium Lock Epic Games shuts Baltimore studio, delays Infinity Blades sequel

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.

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February 4, 2013

Premium Lock New PlayStation console likely to be unveiled Feb. 20

Sony PlayStation 3 Tech Wire Gamer: All those millions of videogame players worldwide longing for a new PlayStation console are likely to get their wish soon as Sony schedules a press event for Feb. 20.

January 30, 2013

Premium Lock Epic Games moves into Android space with new app

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.

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Updated January 8, 2013

Premium Lock Epic Games exec, Ubisoft embrace new Nvidia game console

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.

December 10, 2012

Premium Lock New Epic 'Gears' video takes focus back to games rather than management

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.

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