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Durham-based Personalized Learning Games has raised just over $165,000 of a $525,000 equity round, according to a regulatory filing. The company, a spin-out of the 3C Institute, makes educational games.
Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney has designed Unreal Engine 4 technology to work across all platforms, including the emerging virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) markets. With the company offering its game engine technology for free (with a 5% royalty fee on for-profit games), there are new companies using UE4 in both VR and AR. I. In this exclusive interview, he discusses how VR and AR will change the game.
How long before video game players control their actions through a headset rather than with their hands? Can we access and control our laptops or mobile phones or tablets with thought alone? A research paper from scientists at IBM. Xerox and the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology explores what could be the next big wave to affect our mobile apps: Ones using brain computer interfaces, or BCI. Here's a look at their paper.
A new report on where clean energy jobs are being created across the United States shows more than 10,000 were created in the second quarter across 22 states. Of those jobs, 700 were added in North Carolina, ranking the state fifth.
Virtual reality is seen by many in the gaming industry as the next big wave - and Cary-based Epic Games is likely to be a big player through its Unreal game development engine technology. A new video titled "Showdown" offers intriguing insight into what gamers can expect from future shooters and other thrillers. Plus, developers can access Unreal 4 game engine tools for free.
Cliff Bleszinski's first game apart from Epic: It's 'LawBreakers.' Here's the video trailer just published on Wednesday: "The Shattering changed everything -- forever. Witness the worldwide premiere trailer of LawBreakers, the highly-anticipated debut FPS from Cliff Bleszinski & Boss Key Productions."
Cliff Bleszinski, the creative force who helped make Epic Games a world leader in gaming, is on the verge of unveiling the first title for his own company, Boss Key. And Cliff is promising fireworks at "The Shattering." The first tease is out: A brief video.
Someone or some group or some company obviously doesn't like Epic Games. The award-winning video game and technology studio in Cary has been hit by a phishing attack just a month after being hacked.
You won't need to buy a 70-inch TV to enjoy the latest in big-screen entertainment if augmented reality through wearable computers such as Google Glass and virtual reality headsets deliver on the promise of the immersive technology, says Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney. And when this tech guru talks, you would be smart to listen.
Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata's death from an illness at 55 is being mourned by game fans around the world. They're sharing Iwata Mii avatars, creating pictures with farewell messages on the Nintendo drawing game Splatoon and sending Tweets with "ThankYouIwata" hashtags. Video game makers also react.
People Can Fly, the Poland-based game studio acquired by Epic Games and renamed Epic Games Poland, is an independent studio once again. But the firm says it will continue to work with Cary-based Epic.
The video-game industry's annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, which occupied the Los Angeles Convention Center this past week, was an overwhelming, exhausting experience -- so many games, so little time. But most of the attendees had a similar reaction: "This is really fun." Still, some companies came off better than others. So who won E3?
At this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video game industry's annual trade show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, several hardware and software creators highlighted the evolution of forthcoming virtual and augmented reality systems.
E3 is all about the new: new games, new gadgets, new ways to connect with like-minded players. So the inventors and developers who are hoping they're creating the next big thing must be bewildered by the outpouring of enthusiasm for remakes of old video games.
Angela Bassett is taking on the mantle of "Six," the codename for the leader of the elite counter-terrorism group depicted in the video game series "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six."
Taking the stage and center of attention at E3, Sony keeps most of the focus of its trade show presentation on games coming to the PlayStation 4 console, demonstrating such titles on stage as the sci-fi exploration game "No Man's Sky" and the impressionistic platformer "The Last Guardian," a title that was originally teased six years ago at E3 2009.
Besides the usual laundry list of sequels and new titles coming to gaming consoles, this week's annual E3 interactive extravaganza at the Los Angeles Convention Center will also play host to exhibitors from around the world pushing augmented and virtual reality systems, video streaming services, as well as games specifically created for PCs and mobile devices.
YouTube is seeking to win over gamers. The online video giant announced plans ahead of next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo to launch a separate app and site specifically for fans of video games.
Epic Games, the Cary-based gaming technology company that Apple showers with love, showcased the latest updates of its next big game on Monday on Apple's big stage. But the game is still a long way from being released, and the people wanting Zombie combat are getting antsy.