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Posts tagged “Video game industry”

Updated November 25

Premium Lock Durham startup Neuro+ teaches kids, and you, to improve attention skills

Neuro+, based in Durham, recently launched their technology, designed to help children--and adults--develop attention skills. The technology was designed with children diagnosed with ADHD in mind, yet is applicable and accessible to anyone that seeks to improve their attention skills.

November 13

Teens spend 6 hours daily in front of computer screens

New research from Common Sense shows that teens spend more than six hours daily in front of computer screens, consuming nine hours of media outside of school and schoolwork.

November 4

Epic Games teases latest first person shooter: Paragon

New teaser material from Epic Games suggests their latest project, Paragon, will be a first-person shooter, planned for release in 2016. Watch the promotional video to find out more (but still very little) about the project.

Updated November 3

Durham game development company's game featured on Apple TV

Third Track Logo Third Track, a Durham-based game development company, will release a feature game on the Apple TV platform.

Updated October 29

Premium Lock NC among leading states offering college & university video game programs

Video gaming North Carolina is among leading states with colleges and universities offering video game design programs with 19, according to new research. Degree programs range from awarding professional certificates and associate degrees to bachelor and master's degrees.

September 28

Premium Lock Personalized Learning Games lands $165K of 525K sought

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.

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September 24

Premium Lock Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Talks Virtual Reality

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.

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September 18

Premium Lock Cliffy B readies first post-Epic game, LawBreakers

LawBreakers The free-to-play, first-person shooter pits "Law," who have access to great weaponry, against the "Breakers," who are gang members that use drugs to get superhero-like abilities.

September 7

Premium Lock Coming someday to mobile apps: BCI, or brain computer interfaces

Brain power  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.

Updated September 4

Premium Lock Report: North Carolina No. 5 among states for new clean energy jobs

Clean energy   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.

Updated September 3

Premium Lock Epic Games unleashes virtual reality demo: Watch, be amazed

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.

Updated August 26

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinki's new game is 'LawBreakers' - Here's the video

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."

Updated August 24

Premium Lock Brief video is first tease for Cliff Bleszinki's new game - some fans bark

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.

August 14

Premium Lock Hacked last month, Epic Games now hit by phishing attack

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.

Updated August 3

Premium Lock Epic Games' CEO: Augmented reality is next really big thing

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.

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July 14

Premium Lock 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.

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