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Posts tagged “Video game industry”

June 16

Premium Lock E3 news: Q&A with Angela Bassett, the new star for 'Rainbow Six'

Angela Bassett is taking on the mantle of "Six," the codename for the leader of the elite counter-terrorism group depicted in the video game series "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six."

Angela Bassett in "motion capture" session Angela Bassett in "motion capture" session

June 16

Premium Lock On stage at E3: Sony's 'Uncharted 4,' 'Last Guardian' capture a lot of attention

Taking the stage and center of attention at E3, Sony keeps most of the focus of its trade show presentation on games coming to the PlayStation 4 console, demonstrating such titles on stage as the sci-fi exploration game "No Man's Sky" and the impressionistic platformer "The Last Guardian," a title that was originally teased six years ago at E3 2009.

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Updated June 15

Premium Lock From 'Star Wars' to 'Star Fox,' five expectations for E3

Games E3 Expectations Besides the usual laundry list of sequels and new titles coming to gaming consoles, this week's annual E3 interactive extravaganza at the Los Angeles Convention Center will also play host to exhibitors from around the world pushing augmented and virtual reality systems, video streaming services, as well as games specifically created for PCs and mobile devices.

June 12

Premium Lock YouTube to launch app, site dedicated to video gaming

​YouTube is seeking to win over gamers. The online video giant announced plans ahead of next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo to launch a separate app and site specifically for fans of video games.

Games-E3-Online Video Games-E3-Online Video

Updated June 9

Premium Lock Epic showcases 'Fortnite' at Apple show - but player frustration mounts

Epic Games, the Cary-based gaming technology company that Apple showers with love, showcased the latest updates of its next big game on Monday on Apple's big stage. But the game is still a long way from being released, and the people wanting Zombie combat are getting antsy.

May 8

Premium Lock Former Epic exec Mike Capps joins Unity Technologies as advisor

Mike Capps, the long-time president of Cary-based Epic Games who stepped down three years ago, is getting back in the game business. He's signing on as an advisor to Unity Technologies, which happens to have its own game engine. So does Epic: Unreal, one of the industry's most popular. So what's he going to do exactly?

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Updated May 6

Premium Lock Formal announcement: American Underground Launches Digital Marketing Foundry

American Underground    On March 13, WRAL TechWire reported in detail about the launch of the "Digital Marketing Foundry," a joint venture between Capitol Broadcasting Company, the American Underground and The Startup Factory. CBC, the corporate parent of WRAL TechWire and the Underground, recently made the formal announcement. Here are the details.

Updated April 28

Premium Lock Travesty! Epic's $1B Gears, Unreal won't make Video Game Hall of Fame

Unbelievable! The new World Video Game Hall of Fame won't include classics "Unreal Tournament" and "Gears of War" from Cary-based Epic Games. That's really an oversight, given the impact both games and Epic as a company have had on the industry.

Gears of War Gears of War

April 28

Premium Lock Cary gaming startup brings in big guns, changes name

ExitEvent After feedback from the women's mentoring organization Soar and customers, a promising Cary startup gets a new CEO and name. Amy Huffman reports the details for ExitEvent.

April 9

Premium Lock What's happening with gaming startups in the Triangle?

ExitEvent ExitEvent founder and contributing writer Joe Procoopio paid a visit to the seventh annual East Coast Gaming Conference in Raleigh earlier this week to examine the state of the market. "It's solid. And evolving," he writes at ExitEvent.

April 7

Premium Lock 'Audio Track' new addition to East Coast Game Conference

video gaming The East Coast Game Conference opens in Raleigh today, and a highlight this year is the new "Audio Track" which will foucs on how audio is being used to not only communicate information but heighten players' emotions.

Updated March 12

Premium Lock Sound tech company lands nearly $700K NSF grant

impulsonic Impulsonic, a Carrboro-based company that creates 3D audio technology for building design and video games, has won a National Science Foundation Small Business grant worth nearly $700,000.

Updated March 6

Premium Lock Epic's grants; Microsoft-Google co-develop in Java; Red Hat's cloud Atomic Host; Google's wireless (Lenovo) phone and insurance move

In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology news: Epic Games awards its first grants from a $5 million pot; Microsoft and Google unveil co-development plans for Java; Red Hat launches a new operating system for Linux in the cloud; Google to offer one phone for wireless service and it's made by Lenovo's Motorola; Google begins offering car insurance quotes.

March 5

Premium Lock Patheon's buy; TheSims studio shutting; Etsy eyes IPO; iPhones surge in China; Uber's mapping buy

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Durham-based Patheon makes a buy; the studio responsible for The Sims is shutting down; Etsy eyes an IPO; iPhones surge in popularity in China; and a look at Uber's mapping deal.

March 2

Premium Lock Unreal offer by Epic to game developers: Unreal Engine 4 is free

Epic Games is making the latest version of its popular Unreal game development engine free for commercial developers. But there's a caveat. Epic does get a 5-percent royalty after the first $3,000 in sales. It's the latest in a series of moves to spread the use of Unreal across the industry, from educators to commercial players.

February 20

Premium Lock Epic offers $5M in grants to boost Unreal game developers

Epic Games' Unreal development engine is one of the most popular around the world for developers of not only games but other interactive tools from entertainment to training. Its latest version, Unreal 4, is helping drive virtual reality use. Now, the Cary company is offering $5 million in grants to help developers embrace it latest tool suite. How do you get your grant?

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Updated February 17

Premium Lock RTP gamers: Nominate your favorites for Video Game Hall of Fame

For three decades, the Triangle has been the home to innovative, market-leading video game companies. Now RTP has a chance to see some of the best products are nominated for the new World Video Game Hall of Fame. So get off the couch - and nominate!

"Gears of War" a Hall of Famer? "Gears of War" a Hall of Famer?

January 20

Premium Lock INC Research's new presidents; Yahoo's Alibaba choice; Amazon's movies move; Club Nintendo axed

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: INC Research promotes two executives; Yahoo mulls what to do with its valuable Alibaba stake; Amazon is going Hollywood; and Nintendo drops its Club Nintendo program.

January 2

Premium Lock Still gift shopping for yourself or others? Here are some strong photo, gear options

What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke, says Ron Harris of The Associated Press.

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January 2

Premium Lock Key decisions on drones likely from Congress in 2015

The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress this year.

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