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Posts tagged “Video game industry”

March 21

Premium Lock New iPhone coming?; Zuckerberg in China; Xbox GDC party firestorm; cyber attacks on media

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Apple may unveil a new iPhone at a media event today; Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg meets with head of propaganda in China; critics attack Xbox GDC party featuring go-go dancers; and a cyber attack hits media in Sweden.

Updated March 17

Premium Lock 'Impressive:' Star Wars heading to virtual reality with help from Epic Games

Want to wield a light saber? The Star Wars universe is moving to embrace the immersive experience of virtual reality with the help of Cary-based Epic Games. A new video trailer showcases the VR experiment that's underway.

Updated March 15

Premium Lock It's unreal: Epic 'sizzle' video touts latest game engine

Just in time for the annual Game Developers Conference, Epic Games in Cary has unveiled a new video that touts the cutting-edge capabilities of its latest Unreal game engine. It sizzles, says one gaming site.

Updated March 4

Premium Lock Epic CEO blasts Microsoft PC game strategy: 'We must fight it'

Microsoft is seeking to "monopolize" game development on PCs, and the gaming industry must fight back, says Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games. Sweeney's broadside is reminiscent of attacks on Microsoft and "Darth Gates" in the past.

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March 4

Premium Lock Stung! Microsoft fires back at Epic CEO after attack on gaming platform

Microsoft  When Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games and a recognized hall of famer in the video game industry, speaks the world listens. That includes giant Microsoft, which responded quickly to a barrage of criticism Sweeney unleashed Friday against its gaming ecosystem. Sweeney's attack also triggered a wave of headlines across news and gaming sites.

March 3

Premium Lock Epic's new game Paragon going on sale March 14

Epic Games' newest title, Paragon, goes on sale March 14. It's a multiplayer online battle arena, or MOBA, title.

Updated February 23

Premium Lock Samsung showcases Epic Games tech at World Mobile Congress

As wireless networks gain more speed and with the promise of even faster 5G, device makers are touting more than ever their mobile devices as prime game-playing platforms. And Cary's Epic Games remains at the forefront of mobile development as Samsung shows at the World Mobile Congress. "Features that were once only possible on a high end game console now run on a device that fits in your pocket," says Epic's CEO.

Updated February 11

Premium Lock RTP virtual reality group, American Underground team up for demos

RTPVR A group of startups focusing on virtual reality known as RTP Virtual Reality is teaming up with the American Underground for a series of demos to demonstrate what has been touted as the next wave in interactive entertainment. Several Triangle firms already are making plays in the VR space.

January 21

Premium Lock Epic adds to 'Paragon' buzz with new trailer

Epic Games keeps pushing toward a 2016 release of its latest title, "Paragon," with the release of a new trailer. Some gaming experts have Paragon on the list of most anticipated games coming this year. Check out the trailer to see what some of the hype is all about.

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.

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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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