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Posts tagged “Video game industry”

July 14

Internet flooded with tributes to Nintendo's Iwata

Shopper walks in front of Nintendo Super Mario character in mall. 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.

June 24

Premium Lock Epic Games studio People Can Fly regains independence

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.

Man vs. big beast in "Bullestorm" Man vs. big beast in "Bullestorm"

June 22

Premium Lock Who were the winners and losers at the E3 video-game show?

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?

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June 19

Premium Lock It's real: At E3, creators highlight virtual reality's progress

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.

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June 17

Premium Lock E3 buzz: In midst of the new, some old video games find new life

Square Enix makes headlines at E3 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.

June 16

Premium Lock E3 news: Q&A with Angela Bassett, the new star for 'Rainbow Six'

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."

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June 16

Premium Lock On stage at E3: Sony's 'Uncharted 4,' 'Last Guardian' capture a lot of attention

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.

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Updated June 15

Premium Lock From 'Star Wars' to 'Star Fox,' five expectations for E3

Games E3 Expectations 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.

June 12

Premium Lock YouTube to launch app, site dedicated to video gaming

​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.

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Updated June 9

Premium Lock Epic showcases 'Fortnite' at Apple show - but player frustration mounts

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.

May 8

Premium Lock Former Epic exec Mike Capps joins Unity Technologies as advisor

Mike Capps, the long-time president of Cary-based Epic Games who stepped down three years ago, is getting back in the game business. He's signing on as an advisor to Unity Technologies, which happens to have its own game engine. So does Epic: Unreal, one of the industry's most popular. So what's he going to do exactly?

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Updated May 6

Premium Lock Formal announcement: American Underground Launches Digital Marketing Foundry

American Underground    On March 13, WRAL TechWire reported in detail about the launch of the "Digital Marketing Foundry," a joint venture between Capitol Broadcasting Company, the American Underground and The Startup Factory. CBC, the corporate parent of WRAL TechWire and the Underground, recently made the formal announcement. Here are the details.

Updated April 28

Premium Lock Travesty! Epic's $1B Gears, Unreal won't make Video Game Hall of Fame

Unbelievable! The new World Video Game Hall of Fame won't include classics "Unreal Tournament" and "Gears of War" from Cary-based Epic Games. That's really an oversight, given the impact both games and Epic as a company have had on the industry.

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April 28

Premium Lock Cary gaming startup brings in big guns, changes name

ExitEvent After feedback from the women's mentoring organization Soar and customers, a promising Cary startup gets a new CEO and name. Amy Huffman reports the details for ExitEvent.

April 9

Premium Lock What's happening with gaming startups in the Triangle?

ExitEvent ExitEvent founder and contributing writer Joe Procoopio paid a visit to the seventh annual East Coast Gaming Conference in Raleigh earlier this week to examine the state of the market. "It's solid. And evolving," he writes at ExitEvent.

April 7

Premium Lock 'Audio Track' new addition to East Coast Game Conference

video gaming The East Coast Game Conference opens in Raleigh today, and a highlight this year is the new "Audio Track" which will foucs on how audio is being used to not only communicate information but heighten players' emotions.

Updated March 12

Premium Lock Sound tech company lands nearly $700K NSF grant

impulsonic Impulsonic, a Carrboro-based company that creates 3D audio technology for building design and video games, has won a National Science Foundation Small Business grant worth nearly $700,000.

Updated March 6

Premium Lock Epic's grants; Microsoft-Google co-develop in Java; Red Hat's cloud Atomic Host; Google's wireless (Lenovo) phone and insurance move

In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology news: Epic Games awards its first grants from a $5 million pot; Microsoft and Google unveil co-development plans for Java; Red Hat launches a new operating system for Linux in the cloud; Google to offer one phone for wireless service and it's made by Lenovo's Motorola; Google begins offering car insurance quotes.

March 5

Premium Lock Patheon's buy; TheSims studio shutting; Etsy eyes IPO; iPhones surge in China; Uber's mapping buy

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Durham-based Patheon makes a buy; the studio responsible for The Sims is shutting down; Etsy eyes an IPO; iPhones surge in popularity in China; and a look at Uber's mapping deal.

March 2

Premium Lock Unreal offer by Epic to game developers: Unreal Engine 4 is free

Epic Games is making the latest version of its popular Unreal game development engine free for commercial developers. But there's a caveat. Epic does get a 5-percent royalty after the first $3,000 in sales. It's the latest in a series of moves to spread the use of Unreal across the industry, from educators to commercial players.

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