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Posts tagged “Video game industry”

Updated November 25, 2013

Premium Lock Apple to pay $350M for Kinect motion-chip maker PrimeSense

Apple The deal fits Apple's pattern of buying less well-known companies whose capabilities are folded into future products. PrimeSense's technology gives digital devices the ability to detect movements and objects, and then translates that into depth and color.

November 25, 2013

Premium Lock Gamers snatch up new Xbox, PlayStation consoles in record numbers

WRALTechWire Gamer: In some good news for the Research Triangle's video game industry, gamers have shown record-setting interest in the new next-generation game consoles from both Microsoft and Sony.

Love that new Xbox ... Love that new Xbox ...

November 22, 2013

Premium Lock As new Xbox One goes on sale does Microsoft really need it?

As the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years on Friday, some critics say Microsoft should spin the gaming unit off. They argue that Xbox distracts management from the company's fast-growing cloud computing business and its effort to catch up to rivals in tablet and smartphone sales.

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November 22, 2013

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinski's new venture isn't gaming - he's a restaurateur

The former creative guru at Epic Games in Cary is a partner in The Station, a new restaurant and pub on Person Street in Raleigh. He tweeted the news to his more than 213,000 followers.

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November 21, 2013

Premium Lock GameStop sells out of new PlayStation; 2.3M people on wait list

With a new Xbox going on sale Friday and with the new PlayStation already selling out at big retailer GameStop, the recent run of bad news for the gaming industry may be ending.

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November 19, 2013

Premium Lock Apple reportedly in talks to buy motion-tracking chip maker

Apple  Apple is in talks to buy PrimeSense Inc., the maker of motion-tracking chip technology that was used in Microsoft Corp.'s Kinect video-game console, Bloomberg news reports.

November 18, 2013

Premium Lock Triangle gamers pitch in to support Insomniac intern left crippled in hit-and-run accident

Ana Kessel, an intern at Insomniac Games, is recovering from injuries that left her an amputee. An online fundraiser has already produced pledges of more than $44,000. And Epic Games donated some "Gears of War" memrobilia to help raise money in an auction at eBay.

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November 18, 2013

Premium Lock New PlayStation sales hit 1M in 24 hours, but some buyers report glitches

Sony says it sold more than 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in North America during the first 24 hours of sales, though the company said some buyers reported glitches including the device suddenly turning itself off.

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Updated November 15, 2013

Premium Lock As Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' plays, Sony launches new PlayStation

Sony beats Microsoft out of the game with a new gaming platform. Both companies are responding to shifts in the video-game industry, especially the loss of players to tablets and mobile phones. Nintendo, for example, has sold 3.9 million Wii U units since November, far below the company's estimates. To spur sales, Sony and Microsoft are offering powerful web-connected consoles capable of delivering games and entertainment, such as TV, films and music.

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Updated November 11, 2013

Premium Lock New PlayStation 4 sales could hit 3M by year's end

Sony is releasing the PlayStation 4 game console this week and forecasts sales of 3 million units worldwide by year-end as the company seeks to gain an early advantage over Microsoft's Xbox One.

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November 11, 2013

Premium Lock Good news for RTP's mobile industry: Ericsson forecasts huge growth

Triangle firms such as Lenovo, Appia and Tekelec, which is now part of Oracle, as well as various other mobile data technology firms, app developers and mobile game creators can find a lot of good news in a new study from Ericsson about wireless trends. Suffice it to say, mobile is a target rich environment.

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October 30, 2013

Premium Lock Mobile gaming startup Relevant Games launches in Durham

Gaming publisher and developer Relevant Games has launched in Durham, led by industry veterans from Epic Games, Insomniac Games, Ubisoft, EA, CDV Software and Westwood Studios.

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Updated October 21, 2013

Premium Lock Inside Ratchet & Clank: Insomniac's Durham studio heads into the Nexus

For the third year in a row, a new Ratchet & Clank game is coming exclusively to PlayStation 3 from Insomniac Games' North Carolina studio. The Durham-based game developer, a subsidiary of the main Burbank, Calif. hub, will release "Ratchet & Clank Future: Into the Nexus." Chad Dezern, the studio head in North Carolina, talks about what's in store for fans in this exclusive interview.

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October 18, 2013

Premium Lock Latest 'Grand Theft Auto' boosts video game sales

video games On the hardware front, some very interesting news: Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 broke Microsoft Corp.'s 32-month streak as the best-selling home console, to take the top spot.

October 7, 2013

Premium Lock Zombies, humans, Halo - oh my! Escapist Expo lights up Durham

The "mouthpiece of the gaming generation" plays host to more than 7,000 people for three days of fun, games, music and more in Durham.

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Updated October 4, 2013

Premium Lock Doug Littlejohns, Tom Clancy's former right-hand man, salutes 'a very good friend'

Doug Littlejohns The death of best-selling author Tom Clancy on Tuesday came as a shock to Doug Littlejohns, the former nuclear attack submarine captain Clancy hired in 1996 to help launch and then command Red Storm Entertainment. He offers a salute to his "very good friend."

October 4, 2013

Premium Lock Game on! Escapist Expo expecting to draw 7,000 people to Bull City

The Escapist, a website focusing on the international video game industry from technology to platforms to entertainment, is putting on a three-day event-filled fun-fest this weekend in the Bull City. Beware of zombies, by the way.

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Updated October 3, 2013

Premium Lock Gaming creator Cliff Bleszinski to reveal his personal side at Escapist Expo

Gamers from around the world will be gathering in Durham this weekend for the Escapist Expo. And Cliff Bleszinski, the former creative leader behind franchises such as "Gears of War" and "Unreal" at Epic Games will participate, speaking about what it is like to be one of the more recognizable faces of the industry. WRALTechWire Insiders get a sneak preview.

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Updated October 3, 2013

Premium Lock Tom Clancy leaves lasting legacy for Triangle gaming industry

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.

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September 24, 2013

Premium Lock Microsoft forms China game venture to capitalize on trade zone

New Microsoft logo Investment by Microsoft and BesTV New Media aims to design and develop games in a bid to boost the gaming console market.

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