Posts tagged “Video game industry”

June 13

Premium Lock Epic Games readies post-apocalyptic Fortnite for launch (+ video)

It's been six years since Epic first announced Fortnite, a free-to-play third-person action building game that pits a group of four gamers against a horde of invading monsters in a post-apocalyptic world. Launch day is finally at hand.

June 6

Premium Lock Exclusive: Epic Games makes Vader-in-VR a reality at Apple showcase (+ videos)

Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 is at the very center of Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, demonstrating again its technical prowess that has made the Cary-based company an annual contributor to the prestigious event. Epic provides a VR inside look at the Star Wars universe plus a creation for Lord of the Rings' Peter Jackson - and more. John Gaudiosi reports exclusively for WRAL TechWire.

May 11

Premium Lock Watson to power voice commands in new Star Trek game from Red Storm (+ video)

How does Watson say "Beam me up?" We'll find out soon. IBM's Watson is bringing voice command capabilities to the new Red Storm Entertainment game "Star Trek: Bridge Crew."

April 11

Premium Lock Epic Games bringing VR experiences to East Coast Game Conference (+ video)

Epic Games is bringing a big virtual reality experience to the East Coast Game Conference in Raleigh next week. Plus: Watch a video VR demo.

March 28

Premium Lock World Video Game Hall of Fame names its 12 2017 finalists

The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents.

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Updated March 17

Premium Lock UNC grads create game in effort to 'simplify' fantasy sports

March Madness could turn into a life changer for a group of college friends who never even take the court.

Updated March 2

Premium Lock Exclusive: Epic Games' CEO says 'most exciting days still ahead'

Epic Game's founder and CEO Tim Sweeney will be honored with the Game Developers Conference Lifetime Achievement Award this week. In an exclusive interview, Sweeney talks about the honor, as well as the future of gaming and technology.

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March 2

Premium Lock HQ Raleigh, NC IDEA expand Groundworks Lab startup program

Groundwork HQ Raleigh and NC IDEA are teaming up to expand NC IDEA's Groundwork Labs program for emerging startups to Raleigh under the name HQ Labs.

Updated December 29, 2016

Premium Lock Digital Trends: Best tech products of 2016

Overwatch video game a winner Tis the season for best of the year roundups. Here's a selection of the best tech of 2016 from DigitalTrends. Awards include photography, computing, mobile, video, smart home, cool tech and more.l

Updated December 7, 2016

Premium Lock Top 10 2017 tech predictions: eSports, bank disruption, virtual reality and more

Information technology Watch out for a "watershed" year in eSports, more disruption in banking and "mass expansion" of virtual reality content in 2017, says Juniper Research in making its top 10 tech predictions. Our Insiders get the details.

Updated November 30, 2016

Premium Lock Game on! Facebook adds free games like 'Pac-Man' to Messenger

Games available include classics such as "Pac-Man," ''Space Invaders" and "Galaga," as well as newer titles. Plus: Watch a video demo.

Updated October 10, 2016

Premium Lock Next big growth market? Bet on virtual reality gambling

money sign Virtual reality means much more than just games and interactive movies. How about VR gambling? A new report finds that this will be a fast-growing niche over the next five years with dollars wagered topping $500 million. However, there is a big inhibitor to faster growth. What is it?

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