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Posts tagged “Video game industry”

March 14, 2010

Premium Lock Bioshock 2: An emotional return to world of Rapture

Videogame review: February’s top-selling game matches splicers, Big Daddies, Big Sisters and includes a multiplayer mode across new dimensions. This time, however, you take on a Big Daddy role, not that of a mere human.

March 6, 2010

Premium Lock New smart phone Windows 7 software won’t support current apps

Windows 7 Mobile games apps is a big driver. The announcement is perhaps most disappointing to companies that have created their own software to run on Windows phones issued to their employees. The news also leaves software developers with a dilemma: Write applications for Windows Mobile 6.5, which will soon be a dead end, or write for Windows Phone 7, which isn't coming out until later this year.

March 2, 2010

Premium Lock Tweet this from Epic: Three more hints about Gears 3

Unreal Tournament 3, Unreal engine 3, and now triple tweets possibly about Gears 3 from Epic’s Cliffy B. The saga continues, but for how much longer?

Cliffy B tweets more hints about next Gears Cliffy B tweets more hints about next Gears

February 27, 2010

Premium Lock ‘Gears 3’ rumors grow louder – Epic president dropping hints

“We might have a new one coming out,” Mike Capps says in interview with VentureBeat. Epic is focused on Gears empire, he adds. “E3 will be very exciting for fans of Epic.”

Updated February 22, 2010

Premium Lock 3D and your business: Last day to register for LTW event

From James Cameron’s “Avatar” to the immersive Internet, virtual worlds, gaming, software, engineering and product development, this Local Tech Wire Executives Edge event will connect you with leaders of the oncoming tsunami of a new dimension in business.

Eyes around the world are tuned to "Avatar" Eyes around the world are tuned to "Avatar"

February 15, 2010

Premium Lock Mass Effect 2: ‘Commander Shepard’ returns for plenty of scintillating action

Video game review: While it may not be as amazing as it’s predecessor, Mass Effect 2 is still a good game and with better combat, simpler leveling mechanics, much prettier environments, and loads of character development and interaction, it’s worthy of a spot on any video game shelf.

February 12, 2010

Premium Lock Videogame slump continues – Sales drop 13% in January

Video game sales slide Analysts expect big game launches to give a boost to sales for the remainder of the quarter. Many of these titles, such as "BioShock 2," ''Dante's Inferno" and "God of War III" cater to hardcore gamers.

February 9, 2010

Premium Lock Gears of War 3 coming? EA discloses Epic game for 2011

Epic’s creative spirit “Cliffy B” Bleszinki has been promising “megaton face melting news.” Entertainment Arts says it will publish a “shooter” title by Epic, but the game’s title isn’t disclosed.

A new "Gears" shoot-em-up on the way? A new "Gears" shoot-em-up on the way?

Updated February 7, 2010

Premium Lock Assassin’s Creed 2: A riveting return to the Animus

An Xbox 360 review: Although this sequel is indeed a far from perfect game, it is a worthwhile gaming experience that not only improves on the flaws of its predecessor, but also adds on some of the most beautiful and detailed environments around. Its open-world gameplay style fully allows for its exploration.

Updated January 28, 2010

Premium Lock Apple’s new iPad is a hit with Epic Games executive

Apple's iPad The table device will be ‘great for gaming,’ Epic Vice president Mark Rein says after he attends Apple’s premier event.

Updated January 27, 2010

Premium Lock Epic Games’ heroes take their guns to a new world – ‘Lost Planet 2’

Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago, two of the locust killers in the Gears of War empire from Cary-based Epic, make a surprise crossover in new game from Capcom. PLUS: Epic’s Cliffy B picks his favorite games.

January 26, 2010

Premium Lock Apple’s new tablet – ‘iPhone on steroids’ could be a videogame changer

With the looming launch of a tablet-style computer with a bigger screen that might have a place in the living room, Apple could pose an even tougher challenge to established players in the video game business.

Fun coming for 'iPhone on steroids'? Fun coming for 'iPhone on steroids'?

Updated January 15, 2010

Premium Lock ‘Modern Warfare 2’ – A $1 billion seller packed with action

An Xbox 360 review: This videogame could become the biggest seller of all time. Why? Its gorgeous graphics outclass even the classic Modern Warfare 1 and are combined with nonstop action, a great cast of characters and fantastic gameplay. Plus, the multiplayer gameplay is superb.

Hot combat in the cold Artic via "Call of Duty" Hot combat in the cold Artic via "Call of Duty"

Updated January 14, 2010

Premium Lock Is 3D the next field of conquest for Epic Games?

Cary-based developer of the popular game engine Unreal becomes a member of promoters board at Khronos Group which is developing 3D videogame standards.

One of Epic's bad guys created with the Unreal engine One of Epic's bad guys created with the Unreal engine

January 7, 2010

Premium Lock CES 2010: Microsoft shows off tablet PCs, touts body motion software for video games

CEO Steve Ballmer shows off forthcoming HP tablet – or slate – at trade show. Meanwhile, Microsoft also talks about Xbox 360 game additions and new features.

Steve Ballmer demos HP's forthcoming tablet PC Steve Ballmer demos HP's forthcoming tablet PC

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