Posts tagged “Video game industry”
Cary-based video game and technology developer Epic Games says it is making changes in its registration process after a Muslim name - Muhammad Khan - was rejected from signing up for a beta test of a forthcoming game. Epic owner, co-founder and CEO issued an apology.
With the launch of Samsung's Gear VR headset a few weeks ago,virtual reality for the masses is finally a thing. Now comes the next big challenge: Who, exactly, will care?
Associated Press video game critics Lou Kesten and Derrik J. Lang's favorite titles of the year featured monster hunters, treasure hunters, guardian spirits and murder suspects:
Epic Games and its subsidiary Chair Entertainment are bringing back megahit "Shadow Complex" in a remastered version. Plus, it will be made available across multiple platforms. And right now you can download the new PC version - for free.
Epic Games says it has selected Michigan-based Soar Technology to be its "official partner" in developing military and government applications for its latest game development engine known as Unreal 4. Targets include simulation, visualization and training uses.
Neuro+, based in Durham, recently launched their technology, designed to help children--and adults--develop attention skills. The technology was designed with children diagnosed with ADHD in mind, yet is applicable and accessible to anyone that seeks to improve their attention skills.
New research from Common Sense shows that teens spend more than six hours daily in front of computer screens, consuming nine hours of media outside of school and schoolwork.
New teaser material from Epic Games suggests their latest project, Paragon, will be a first-person shooter, planned for release in 2016. Watch the promotional video to find out more (but still very little) about the project.
North Carolina is among leading states with colleges and universities offering video game design programs with 19, according to new research. Degree programs range from awarding professional certificates and associate degrees to bachelor and master's degrees.
Durham-based Personalized Learning Games has raised just over $165,000 of a $525,000 equity round, according to a regulatory filing. The company, a spin-out of the 3C Institute, makes educational games.
Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney has designed Unreal Engine 4 technology to work across all platforms, including the emerging virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) markets. With the company offering its game engine technology for free (with a 5% royalty fee on for-profit games), there are new companies using UE4 in both VR and AR. I. In this exclusive interview, he discusses how VR and AR will change the game.
How long before video game players control their actions through a headset rather than with their hands? Can we access and control our laptops or mobile phones or tablets with thought alone? A research paper from scientists at IBM. Xerox and the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology explores what could be the next big wave to affect our mobile apps: Ones using brain computer interfaces, or BCI. Here's a look at their paper.
A new report on where clean energy jobs are being created across the United States shows more than 10,000 were created in the second quarter across 22 states. Of those jobs, 700 were added in North Carolina, ranking the state fifth.
Virtual reality is seen by many in the gaming industry as the next big wave - and Cary-based Epic Games is likely to be a big player through its Unreal game development engine technology. A new video titled "Showdown" offers intriguing insight into what gamers can expect from future shooters and other thrillers. Plus, developers can access Unreal 4 game engine tools for free.
Cliff Bleszinski's first game apart from Epic: It's 'LawBreakers.' Here's the video trailer just published on Wednesday: "The Shattering changed everything -- forever. Witness the worldwide premiere trailer of LawBreakers, the highly-anticipated debut FPS from Cliff Bleszinski & Boss Key Productions."
Cliff Bleszinski, the creative force who helped make Epic Games a world leader in gaming, is on the verge of unveiling the first title for his own company, Boss Key. And Cliff is promising fireworks at "The Shattering." The first tease is out: A brief video.
Someone or some group or some company obviously doesn't like Epic Games. The award-winning video game and technology studio in Cary has been hit by a phishing attack just a month after being hacked.
You won't need to buy a 70-inch TV to enjoy the latest in big-screen entertainment if augmented reality through wearable computers such as Google Glass and virtual reality headsets deliver on the promise of the immersive technology, says Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney. And when this tech guru talks, you would be smart to listen.