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Author Tom Clancy teamed with David Smith at a Cary 3D startup called Virtus to launch a videogame company in 1996. Red Storm Entertainment under the direction of Clancy's hand-picked leader, Doug Littlejohns, became an international force, especially in first-person shooters. The Triangle's reputation as one of the nation's top videogame hubs can be directly linked to Clancy's choice of Cary to launch the company based on the title of his second big seller.
Having received plenty of international exposure at Apple's new iPhone, device and software event earlier this week for the new "Infinity Blade" mobile game, Epic Games and its ChAIR subsidiary unveiled on Friday a Hollywood-polished animated film about the game's origins.
The historic American Tobacco Historic District in Durham is embracing energy efficiency as part of a collaborative project with Duke Energy and Durham-based Cree, a global leader in energy saving LED lighting technology.
After scorning Apple's operating system for years, Cary-based Epic Games fully embraced iOS with its Infinity Blade series. And Epic's ChAIR Entertainment studio remains an apple in the big Mac's eye, unveiling the third edition of the Blade series on stage at Apple's big media event Tuesday.
Yang Yuanqing has taken Lenovo to the No. 1 spot among PC sellers worldwide and has lofty aims for smartphones and tablets as well in what he calls the "PC Plus" era of Internet-connected devices. His global vision earns him a nod of respect from the distinguished Brookings Institute.
The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant's ecosystem of devices and services and could help it compete with other digital music offerings like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes. A $9.99-a-month Xbox Music Pass provides unlimited, advertising-free streaming.
"We're building more consoles for day one and for the holidays than we've ever done," a Microsoft exec says. "It is on track to be the biggest launch by a wide margin, much bigger than what we did for Xbox 360."
Sony's plans put the PlayStation 4 in more than double the markets of Microsoft's $499 Xbox One as the two companies begin a multiyear battle for dominance. Microsoft, which initially targeted 21 countries for its debut, last week cut the number to 13 to ensure larger markets have sufficient supplies.
The program allows users to place payment data on file with Facebook into a checkout form on partner mobile apps, the company said in an e-mailed statement. The system enables the application's own payment processor to complete the transaction, not Facebook.
Former Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski caused a stir in gaming circles when he signaled his latest effort via Twitter. But he gives only a snippet saying only: "Here's a sneak peek at something I'm working on that has been cropped."
The "Dismounted Soldier Training System" from defense contractor Intelligent Decisions will run on Cary-based Epic Games' Unreal engine. A new contract continues the Pentagon's decade-long tradition of training soldiers with Triangle-based Virtual Heroes, which is part of Applied Research Associates.
At a conference in California, Cary-based Epic Games shows it is prepared to take the highest level of videogame capability to mobile devices. Epic's latest game development engine runs on NVIDIA's new chip.
For its third title, the team of former Epic Games developers is taking zombie war combat to mobile devices with "Gunner Z." The Skinny delivers the inside story from BitMonster's top general Lee Perry.
The Develop Industry Excellence Awards typically honor European game developers but the recognition for Epic Games' co-founders is the first time the 'Development Legend' award has gone to recipients outside Europe