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Posts tagged “Video game industry”

Updated 3:07 p.m. yesterday

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.

10:47 a.m. yesterday

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

6:35 a.m. yesterday

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.

6:28 a.m. yesterday

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.

Updated September 12

Premium Lock Inside the rise of the Triangle's gaming industry: The Vicious view

Eric Peterson, president and CEO of Vicious Cycle Software, can talk about the rise of the Triangle's video game industry with authority. After all, he has been involved in game involvement dating back the better part of two decades in Chapel Hill and elsewhere, from the days of Hasbro Interactive (formerly MicroProse) and since 1999 at Vicious, which now has new owners. In the second installment of an exclusive two-part interview with WRAL TechWire's John Gaudiosi, Peterson talks about the Triangle's gaming evolution plus the pressure of working with Hollywood.

Madagascar 3, developed by a Vicious Cycle division Madagascar 3, developed by a Vicious Cycle division

Updated September 12

Premium Lock Under new owners, Vicious Cycle Software to stay in Triangle, grow operations

With deep roots in the Triangle dating back to Hasbro Interactive and MicroProse Software, video game company Vicious Cycle Software has new owners in Silicon Valley. But the company plans to stay in Morrisville, its founder and CEO tells WRAL TechWire Insider John Gaudiosi in an exclusive two-part interview for our subscribers.

Giant insects from Vicious Cycle storm the earth Giant insects from Vicious Cycle storm the earth

Updated September 8

Premium Lock Tilt? Not at all: Tilt Expo shows promise of Triangle's gaming culture

So the elephant in the room is that the Tilt Expo, a mash-up of video gaming, table gaming, electronic music, and a celebration of the culture that surrounds it, is in a rebuilding stage. But the weekend-long mashup of music and gaming shows considerable promise with a strong program, an appeal to women and kids, plus an embrace of casual games. WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio offers our subscribers his exclusive analysis.

Gaming and culture at Tilt Expo in Durham Gaming and culture at Tilt Expo in Durham

Updated September 4

Get the beat, electronic music style, at Tilt Music Festival in Bull City

I confess with pride that I'm a seasoned citizen - just turned 61, actually. But I still love rock 'n roll. However, EDM isn't on my iPod. Maybe that will change after the Tilt Music Festival and Tilt Expo starting tonight in Durham.

Tilt Music Festival Tilt Music Festival

August 28

Newest spectator sport? How about video games

video games Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros." But today there's Twitch, the online network that attracts millions of visitors, most of whom watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games --in much the same way that football fans tune in to ESPN.

Updated August 27

Premium Lock Rock this way: Gamers love EDM, so Tilt Music Festival goes electronic

From The White Panda to Ashes of a Martyr, electronic dance music bands are hitting the stages in Durham for three nights for the Tilt Music Festival next week. Gamers will be gathering for the TiltExpo and they told organizers they prefer EDM. So be ready to be rocked in downtown Durham.

Tilt Music Festival Tilt Music Festival

August 26

With streaming deal, Amazon aims to be ESPN of video games

Amazon.com    Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The ecommerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.

Updated August 25

Sony PSN Attack; Opinion-Entrepreneurship; mobile commerce; tablet tipping point; Windows 9 in Sept.?

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network; Opinion-Entrepreneurship: Impacting a vital Wilmington; the future of mobile commerce is commerce; Tablets hit tipping point; and Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later.

Updated August 18

IBM cuts in Korea; Google's latest buy; Microsoft touts Explorer - again; LinkedIn's new move; Apple storage in China; Xbox update

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Officials say IBM is restructuring in Korea; Google buys image analysis startup Jetpac; Microsoft urges web users for second chance to Internet Explorer; What LinkedIn's marketing prospects look like after its Bizo buy; Apple to start storing user data in China; Xbox One announces major software update for September.

Updated August 11

Premium Lock Dance to Durham: TILT gaming expo adds electronic music festival

Videogames The Triangle's first TILT Expo is expanding beyond gaming, adding four nights of music - electronic style - with the TILT Music Festival.

August 7

Premium Lock Epic Games expands with new UK studio

Epic Games The independent game developer, which has its global headquarters in Cary, now has opened its latest international hub.

Updated August 6

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinski to open Raleigh Beer Garden in 2015

After launching The Station at Person Street last year, the CEO of new gaming company Boss Key Productions has partnered once again with local restaurant entrepreneur Niall Hanley to bring the Raleigh Beer Garden to life in Glenwood South.

Raleigh Beer Garden Raleigh Beer Garden

August 4

Premium Lock Latest news on Microsoft, gaming business models, Internet of Things and mobile security

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: A judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case; Sony and EA experiment with new business models for older games; Internet of Things is 70 percent hackable; and how to increase security and privacy on your Android or iOS device.

Updated July 28

Premium Lock Exclusive: Cliff Bleszinski opens up on new Raleigh studio, challenges of being a CEO

Cliff Bleszinski, the former Epic Games Design Director, started his first day at work as CEO of Boss Key Productions on July 20. Bleszinski talks about his new studio in this exclusive interview.

Boss Key Productions Boss Key Productions

July 21

Premium Lock Microsoft-Xbox layoffs could impact 'Gears of War' digital series

Nearly the entire staff of the Xbox Entertainment Studios division is being let go as part of Microsoft's huge announced job layoffs. So does this mean now live action video for the "gears of War" franchise Microsoft acquired from Cary-based Epic Games earlier this year? WRAL TechWire Insider John Gaudiosi reports exclusively for Insider subscribers.

Marcus Fenix, the Gears of War star, is back in Gears 3 Marcus Fenix, the Gears of War star, is back in Gears 3

July 8

Premium Lock Inside Epic Games' Fortnite: A storm of new monster adventures

WRAL TechWire Insider John Gaudiosi's exclusive interview: A lot has changed with Epic Games' first free-to-play PC game, Fortnite, since it was first announced a few years ago. The game now runs on Unreal Engine 4 technology and the gameplay experience has evolved to bring invading monsters out with storms that sweep through the area during the day and at night. Insiders get the details.

Monsters await in Fortnite Monsters await in Fortnite

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