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Inside the Triangle Video Game Industry: While Epic Games doesn't have any titles for the launches of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One consoles, the studio is working on new unannounced games for next gen. But thanks to its Unreal Engine 4 technology, Epic Games will have a hand in multiple games in development from other publishers for both consoles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.