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Posts tagged “Video game industry”

Updated January 11

Premium Lock Epic Games apologizes, makes 'fix' to registrations after Muslim name rejected

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.

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Updated December 28, 2015

Premium Lock Virtual reality is finally here, yet it still has a ways to go

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?

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December 23, 2015

Premium Lock 'Witcher 3,' 'Fallout 4' lead AP's top 10 video games of 2015

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:

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December 4, 2015

Premium Lock Epic Games subsidiary brings back megahit 'Shadow Complex' - and it's free

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.

Combat one-on-one in the original Shadow Complex Combat one-on-one in the original Shadow Complex

December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Eyeing military market, Epic Games picks Michigan firm as partner

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.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock Durham startup Neuro+ teaches kids, and you, to improve attention skills

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.

November 13, 2015

Premium Lock Teens spend 6 hours daily in front of computer screens

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.

November 4, 2015

Premium Lock Epic Games teases latest first person shooter: Paragon

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.

Updated November 3, 2015

Premium Lock Durham game development company's game featured on Apple TV

Third Track Logo Third Track, a Durham-based game development company, will release a feature game on the Apple TV platform.

Updated October 29, 2015

Premium Lock NC among leading states offering college & university video game programs

Video gaming 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.

September 28, 2015

Premium Lock Personalized Learning Games lands $165K of 525K sought

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.

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September 24, 2015

Premium Lock Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Talks Virtual Reality

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.

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September 18, 2015

Premium Lock Cliffy B readies first post-Epic game, LawBreakers

LawBreakers The free-to-play, first-person shooter pits "Law," who have access to great weaponry, against the "Breakers," who are gang members that use drugs to get superhero-like abilities.

September 7, 2015

Premium Lock Coming someday to mobile apps: BCI, or brain computer interfaces

Brain power  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.

Updated September 4, 2015

Premium Lock Report: North Carolina No. 5 among states for new clean energy jobs

Clean energy   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.

Updated September 3, 2015

Premium Lock Epic Games unleashes virtual reality demo: Watch, be amazed

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.

Updated August 26, 2015

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinki's new game is 'LawBreakers' - Here's the video

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."

Updated August 24, 2015

Premium Lock Brief video is first tease for Cliff Bleszinki's new game - some fans bark

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.

August 14, 2015

Premium Lock Hacked last month, Epic Games now hit by phishing attack

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.

Updated August 3, 2015

Premium Lock Epic Games' CEO: Augmented reality is next really big thing

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.

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