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Posts tagged “Video game industry”

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.

Updated May 12

Premium Lock Cary's Epic Games offers new Unreal Tournament for free

While the business model for its upcoming Fortnite multiplayer online game has yet to be revealed, Epic Games is entering the free-to-play space with its reboot of Unreal Tournament.

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May 8

Premium Lock Looking for a job in Triangle? Try game development

Help wanted  Raleigh's East Coast Game Conference proves there's opportunity for indie studios and developers in the Triangle. And Jivan Achreja, writing at ExitEvent, has the details. This story is part of the news partnership agreement between ExitEvent and WRALTechWire.

April 29

Premium Lock Crowdfunding, virtualization and the backwards economy

ExitEvent Investor and entrepreneur Bill Bing sees the economy shifting from "the idea of asset ownership to a virtual, on-demand model" as he writes in a blog post at ExitEvent.

Updated April 28

Premium Lock The Escapist comes up short in Webby Awards to Twitch

The Escapist  The Escapist in Durham fell short in its bid for another Webby Award on Monday with website Twitch taking top honors for the Webby and People's Voice honors. The Durham-based news and entertainment web site is the self-proclaimed "mouthpiece for the gaming generation."

April 25

Premium Lock AuthenTec founder's 3 lessons for eGames finalists - and other aspiring entrepreneurs

ExitEvent On Thursday night, Lulu eGames awarded $40,000 to NCSU student startups. Meanwhile, AuthenTec founder Scott Moody also offered advice to those wanting to be entrepreneurs. Sara Bill reports for Exit Event.

Updated April 25

Premium Lock Durham-created app among iTunes' best new games

Scrap Squad, an app that asks players to accumulate points by properly recycling, is among the top new games this week in the iTunes store.

April 21

Premium Lock Why the East Coast Game Conference isn't JUST for Gamers

ExitEvent ExitEvent news: Writers Jivan Achreja and Laura Baverman have compiled a list of reasons why this year's ECGC is worth attending, whether you're a gamer, game developer or neither.

Updated April 8

Premium Lock Bravo! 'The Escapist' is a finalist for a 4th Webby Award

The Webby game is on again at The Escapist. The Durham-based news and entertainment web site that is the self-proclaimed "mouthpiece for the gaming generation, is gunning for a fourth Webby Award. Founder and General Manager Alexander Macris is one excited exec - and he shares with WRALTechWire the five reasons why he believes the site could be giving another five-word acceptance speech - but "funner" this time.

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Updated April 7

Premium Lock Countdown inside 3 weeks to 2014 East Coast Game Conference

The East Coast's largest gathering of video game professionals is coming to Raleigh later this month with the final day for regular pass registration approaching on April 8.

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Updated April 1

Premium Lock Entering the VR zone: Epic Games looks to capitalize on virtual reality

Facebook's recent acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus for some $2 billion could accelerate VR use, especially in gaming. And Epic Games of Cary has been working with Oculus, preparing to cash in on the opportunity. In an exclusive interview, WRALTechWire Insider John Gaudiosi talks with Epic GM Ray Davis about the Epic-Oculus partnership.

Epic demos Unreal 4 with Oculus VR Epic demos Unreal 4 with Oculus VR

Updated April 1

Premium Lock Exclusive: Epic GM maps out future for Cary-based game technology leader

Ray Davis, general manager at Epic Games, spells out in detail how a new pricing model for the company's industry leading Unreal Engine 4 technology and other developments sets the stage for its future. WRALTechWire Insider John Gaudiosi delivers the story.

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Updated March 21

Premium Lock Epic's Tim Sweeney outlines new business model for Unreal Engine 4

Unreal Engine 4 Epic Games is opening up its video game development engine to the masses with a new subscription model. Game developers big and small, as well as everyday people, will now be able to get full access to the very same technology the studio uses to develop new games like Fortnite by paying $19 per month. WRALTechWire Insider John Gaudiosi reports exclusively from the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

March 20

Premium Lock 'Last of Us' wins big at Game Developers Awards

The Last of Us The gripping post-apocalyptic survival saga created by developer Naughty Dog for PS3 picked up the game of the year trophy and more on Wednesday at the 14th annual ceremony.

March 19

Premium Lock Sony unveils virtual reality headset for PS4

The Japanese electronics and gaming giant unveiled a prototype virtual reality headset to be used in conjunction with its PlayStation 4 video game console during a Tuesday talk at the Game Developers Conference.

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Updated February 5

Premium Lock Gaming's future: Not just for entertainment but solving serious problems, too

IBM opened its Research Triangle Park campus gates on Tuesday to hundreds of guests who came to see what experts believe the future will deliver in cognitive computing as well as what is called serious games. And when the talk turned to what a next "Ender's Game" would be - one that entertains as well as helps solves real-world problems - the future talk grew quite exciting. Jason Parker delivers the exclusive story for WRALTechWire Insiders.

"Adventure Lab" from Virtual Heroes is example of "serious games" "Adventure Lab" from Virtual Heroes is example of "serious games"

February 4

Premium Lock East Coast Game Conference announces keynote for Raleigh event

gaming Game designer Ken Rolston is the first announced keynote speaker for the East Coast Game Conference in Raleigh, scheduled for April 23 and 24 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Updated January 27

Premium Lock Why did Epic sell its $1B Gears of War franchise? A changing business, industry insider says

Over the past decade, Cary-based Epic Games produced four titles in its amazing successful "Gears of War" franchise and sold more than 20 million copies. But on Monday, Microsoft, which had published the games for its Xbox platform, acquired all rights to the franchise. Why did Epic sell? WRALTechWire talks with an industry insider about what triggered the deal.

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