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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.
Having received plenty of international exposure at Apple's new iPhone, device and software event earlier this week for the new "Infinity Blade" mobile game, Epic Games and its ChAIR subsidiary unveiled on Friday a Hollywood-polished animated film about the game's origins.
The historic American Tobacco Historic District in Durham is embracing energy efficiency as part of a collaborative project with Duke Energy and Durham-based Cree, a global leader in energy saving LED lighting technology.
After scorning Apple's operating system for years, Cary-based Epic Games fully embraced iOS with its Infinity Blade series. And Epic's ChAIR Entertainment studio remains an apple in the big Mac's eye, unveiling the third edition of the Blade series on stage at Apple's big media event Tuesday.
Yang Yuanqing has taken Lenovo to the No. 1 spot among PC sellers worldwide and has lofty aims for smartphones and tablets as well in what he calls the "PC Plus" era of Internet-connected devices. His global vision earns him a nod of respect from the distinguished Brookings Institute.
The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant's ecosystem of devices and services and could help it compete with other digital music offerings like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes. A $9.99-a-month Xbox Music Pass provides unlimited, advertising-free streaming.
"We're building more consoles for day one and for the holidays than we've ever done," a Microsoft exec says. "It is on track to be the biggest launch by a wide margin, much bigger than what we did for Xbox 360."