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Posts tagged “Video game industry”

Updated August 25

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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.

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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.

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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

July 8

Premium Lock tiltExpo changes Escapist Expo's tune with stronger music components

video games Video game conference tiltExpo plans to emulate Maryland's MAGfest, which boasts a wide slate of musical performers. Learn more about the expo plans.

July 7

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinski to open 'Boss Key productions' in Raleigh

In an exclusive story for WRAL TechWire, veteran video games industry reporter John Gaudiosi reports details about former Epic games creative director Cliff Bleszinski's new video game studio - and who is working with him.

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Updated July 2

Premium Lock Games back on: 'tiltExpo' replaces Escapist Expo in Durham

The Triangle Game Initiative is teaming with The Escapist Magazine to put on a four-day video game festival in Durham from Sept. 4-7. Called "tiltExpo," the event replaces The Escapist's own Expo.

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Updated June 30

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinski is back: He's 'out of retirement to make video games again'

Cliff Bleszinski, the creative guru who helped developed multi-million-copy selling video games "Gears of War" and "Unreal Tournament" discloses in a tweet that he's coming out of "retirement."

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June 16

Premium Lock Winners and losers from the E3 video-game show

Games E3 Microsoft The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't as dramatic as last year's, when Sony and Microsoft were battling for attention in advance of the fall debuts of their new game consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This year, the focus was on new games to play on those machines.

June 9

Premium Lock Preview: Five video game trends expected at E3

With the launch of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U in the video game industry's rearview mirror, the spotlight at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles is expected to shift back to games.

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Updated June 4

Premium Lock Gaming future? Epic debuts 'vivid' experience with new Apple Metal

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney and lead platform engineer Josh Adams unveil a strikingly realistic demo of new video game imaging technology at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. Using Apple's new Metal and IOS 8 software, Epic displays "Zen Garden" complete with 5,000 falling leaves from a cherry tree drawn in real time. WRAL TechWire Insider John Gaudiosi has the details.

Photograph or CGI? Epic's Unreal 4 Zen Garden Photograph or CGI? Epic's Unreal 4 Zen Garden

Updated June 3

Premium Lock Cary's Epic Games shares spotlight as Apple unveils new iPhone, Mac, game features

Cary-based Epic Games is part of Apple's new efforts to boost the power of mobile gaming, Apple discloses at its annual software event .Apple's Mac operating system also is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files. If that isn't enough for Apple fans, software for iPhones and iPads is getting new features for keeping tabs on your health.

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June 2

Premium Lock Proposed $40 million settlement set for players

video games A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.

May 13

Premium Lock Microsoft unbundles Kinect from Xbox One in bid to increase sales

XBox  In a move to spur sales of the Xbox One and catch up with rival Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling the console without the Kinect sensor, which cuts $100 from the price. The new price of $399 begins June 9.

Updated May 12

Premium Lock Nintendo apologizes for lack of virtual equality

Games Nintendo Gay Apologgy Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game. The publisher said that while it was too late to change the current game, it was committed to building virtual equality into future versions if they're produced.

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