Posts tagged “Video game industry”
Microsoft, the top seller in U.S. consoles for more than two years, will face fresh competition from Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 4, scheduled for release near year-end, and Nintendo Co.'s Wii-U, introduced last November. It also must fend off a larger threat: companies including Apple, Facebook, Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. offering an array of entertainment services, software and products.
Having drawn a crowd of more than 1,300 people, the organizers of the East Coast Game Conference have big plans for the future while continuing to nurture the region's game industry. Troy Knight, one of the show's co-founders, talks about future plans and the state of the Triangle gaming industry today.
A spokesperson for Cary-based Epic tells WRALTechWire that the videogame company is in fact working with a big-name producer in another attempt to take "Gears of War" to movie screens.
After years of talks and a deal that fell through with the "Lord of the Rings' director, Cary-based Epic Games may be nearing a deal with Hollywood for a feature film about "Gears of War." And the producer is a big name, says Hollywood's Variety.
A record crowd turns out for the fifth annual East Coast Game Conference in Raleigh, but attendees hear the truth about surviving in the rough-and-tumble industry. WRALTechWire Insider Joe Procopio gets the real story beyond the hype of the Triangle's videogame industry hub.
Microsoft Corp. plans a "special unveiling" related to the Xbox, suggesting that the world's biggest software maker use the event to introduce the latest version of its game console. Meanwhile, game industry sales fell in March, according to NPD.
"This is the south and some people have concerns about the south, but this isn't your grandfather's rebel flag south," says former Epic Games creative executive Cliff Bleszinski. "This is the new south and ... I believe it's going to evolve into ultimately a burgeoning video game hub."
With development kits for virtual reality technology from Iculus shipping to game makers around the world this week, an Oculus-read version of Epic's Unreal Development Kit (UDK) will be included.
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.
Electronic Arts' CEO leaves as EA and other traditional video game companies struggle to adjust to a world where consumers turn to mobile devices and cheap or free online games instead of buying expensive packaged titles.
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.