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Posts tagged “Video game industry”

February 20

Premium Lock Epic offers $5M in grants to boost Unreal game developers

Epic Games' Unreal development engine is one of the most popular around the world for developers of not only games but other interactive tools from entertainment to training. Its latest version, Unreal 4, is helping drive virtual reality use. Now, the Cary company is offering $5 million in grants to help developers embrace it latest tool suite. How do you get your grant?

Unreal Engine 4 Unreal Engine 4

Updated February 17

Premium Lock RTP gamers: Nominate your favorites for Video Game Hall of Fame

For three decades, the Triangle has been the home to innovative, market-leading video game companies. Now RTP has a chance to see some of the best products are nominated for the new World Video Game Hall of Fame. So get off the couch - and nominate!

"Gears of War" a Hall of Famer? "Gears of War" a Hall of Famer?

January 20

Premium Lock INC Research's new presidents; Yahoo's Alibaba choice; Amazon's movies move; Club Nintendo axed

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: INC Research promotes two executives; Yahoo mulls what to do with its valuable Alibaba stake; Amazon is going Hollywood; and Nintendo drops its Club Nintendo program.

January 2

Premium Lock Still gift shopping for yourself or others? Here are some strong photo, gear options

What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke, says Ron Harris of The Associated Press.

A new Nikon D750 A new Nikon D750

January 2

Premium Lock Key decisions on drones likely from Congress in 2015

The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress this year.

A PrecisionHawk drone A PrecisionHawk drone

January 2

Premium Lock Atari's 'E.T.' game joins Smithsonian collection

Smithsonian bound One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed last year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.

December 29, 2014

Premium Lock Sony: PlayStation network back online after 3-day outage

Sony Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas. But heavy traffic might continue to cause problems for customers seeking to play their favorite games, the company said Sunday.

December 8, 2014

Premium Lock Pioneer of video games, consoles, 'Simon' dies at 92

Ralph Baer Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. He was 92.

December 2, 2014

Premium Lock Epic Games unleashes two games: Fortnite for free, Infinity Blade on Xbox in China

Cary-based Epic is letting gamers play Fortnite on PC and Infinity Blade on Xbox One, ending a new game drought stretching back three years. John Gaudiosi has the details for WRAL TechWire Insiders.

October 27, 2014

Premium Lock Latest news on Apple Pay rejection, FCC spectrum, Golden Joysticks, Nest acquires Revolv, and the Queen Tweets

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: CVS and Rite Aid disable Apple Pay; FCC postpones spectrum auction to 2016; Dark Souls 2 wins Game of the Year at UK's Golden Joystick Awards; Google's Nest Acquires Smart Home Hub Startup Revolv; and the Queen of England sends her first royal tweet.

October 17, 2014

Premium Lock Epic Games tells violent game maker: Don't use our logo

Unreal Engine 4 "Grisly" video game Hatred included Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 logo in a video trailer and the Cary-based company quickly told Destructive Commons to remove it. The game maker complied, reports gaming website Polygon.

October 14, 2014

Premium Lock Can it really be real? Augmented reality melds work, play

Augmented reality isn't new. But it's hitting the mainstream thanks to the rising popularity of wearable technology like fitness trackers, smart watches and glasses. GPS tracking, sensors and camera technology on mobile devices are finally strong enough and widely available. Video gamers are an obvious target group for use, but businesses too are finding that combining wearables with augmented reality could solve practical problems.

Seeing the real, unreal Seeing the real, unreal

October 14, 2014

Premium Lock Is video game media corrupt? Inside the #GamerGate debate

video games Blake Collins, the CEO of online publishing startup PencilBlue, tackles the issue of alleged corruption in the video game media and the on-going debate sparked by the #GamersGate movement. Critics are "so intent on protecting their cash cow that, in an attempt to squash the movement, they've negated any shred of journalistic integrity they might have had," he writes at ExitEvent.

October 13, 2014

Premium Lock Epic unleashes Unreal 4 game engine free for educational use

Epic Games is partnering with academia to spread the reach of its latest game engine technology, Unreal Engine 4. Unreal is already one of the world's most popular game creation technologies, used by companies worldwide and across multiple platforms. WRAL TechWire Insider John Gauidosi reports in an exclusive interview with Unreal's general manager.

Unreal Engine 4 Unreal Engine 4

October 1, 2014

Premium Lock Hackers plead guilty in $100M hit on Epic Games, U.S. Army, other game firms

Epic Games' "Gears of War 3" was hacked by a team of hackers known as the "Xbox Underground" and so were other firms as well as the U.S. Army, and two men pleaded guilty in the case on Tuesday.

Hackers hit Gears of War 3 Hackers hit Gears of War 3

September 22, 2014

Premium Lock  Epic's Infinity Blade the game is over - but now comes the movie

Epic Games was never able to bring its mega-selling hit "Gears of War" to the big screen, but the story may have a happier ending for its Infinity Blade. The series, developed for mobile devices to run on Apple's iOS, has sold more than 50 million copies. The game itself is ending but there may be new life for it in Hollywood. John Gaudiosi has the exclusive details for WRAL TechWire Insiders.

Beasts soar and roar across "Infinity Blade III" Beasts soar and roar across "Infinity Blade III"

Updated September 15, 2014

Premium Lock For Microsoft, 'Minecraft' is more platform than a game

Microsoft Corporation Microsoft's purchase of "Minecraft" maker Mojang shows its commitment to building up its cross-platform appeal and evangelizes a device-and-platform-agnostic strategy for the company, according to Technology Business Research.

September 15, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5B

The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang in a deal expected to close later this year.

Microsoft and Minecraft Microsoft and Minecraft

September 15, 2014

Premium Lock Latest news on Microsoft and Minecraft, Twitch, iPhone delays, digital wellness and cloud security

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Microsoft to purchase the makers of Minecraft on Monday; New malware spreads over Twitch chat, targets Steam accounts; Larger Apple iPhones shipments delayed amid record orders; Health pros left wondering if Apple Watch can move the dial on wellness; and Why cloud security is something businesses must take into their own hands.

September 15, 2014

Premium Lock Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

video games Authorities say the hoax know as "swatting" that initially targeted celebrities has now become a way for players of combat-themed video games to retaliate against opponents while thousands of spectators watch.

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