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John Riccitiello interview - Is Epic buying Unity's developers?

John Riccitiello interview - Is Epic buying Unity's developers?

7 hours ago   |   Venture Beat

John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity Technologies, said his company has closed the gap with Epic's Unreal game engine in terms of quality. But he is concerned that Epic is buying...
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The DeanBeat: Why Phil Harrison joined Google to launch the Stadia cloud gaming platform

The DeanBeat: Why Phil Harrison joined Google to launch the Stadia cloud gaming platform

9 hours ago   |   Venture Beat

Phil Harrison helped build game businesses at Sony and Microsoft. Now he is running Stadia, Google's cloud gaming platform for the masses.
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Epic CEO on 250 million Fortnite players, digital humans, and $100 million dev fund

Epic CEO on 250 million Fortnite players, digital humans, and $100 million dev fund

2 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Tim Sweeney and Kim Libreri of Epic Games talked to GamesBeat's Dean Takahashi about the company's GDC 2019 announcements.
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Epic Games Store gets off to a good start with millions of free downloads

Epic Games Store gets off to a good start with millions of free downloads

2 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Epic Games said that its Epic Games Store has gotten off to a good start as the company tries to provide an alternative store in PC games to Valve's Steam store.
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Epic Games makes online services available for free to game devs

Epic Games makes online services available for free to game devs

2 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Epic Games is taking its learnings from Fortnite and making them available for free in the form of Epic Online Services for game devs.
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Quixel demonstrates animated scenes that look like landscape photos

Quixel demonstrates animated scenes that look like landscape photos

2 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Quixel created a cinematic short film Rebirth that looks like it was someone taking a video of a landscape with a video camera. Only it was an animation using Epic Games'...
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Nate Mitchell interview - Why Facebook built the Oculus Rift S headset for the PC

Nate Mitchell interview - Why Facebook built the Oculus Rift S headset for the PC

2 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Oculus cofounder Nate Mitchell talks to Dean Takahashi of GamesBeat about how the company decided to make the Oculus Rift S PC headset.
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Sinespace teams up with Unity to sell do-it-yourself VR items in asset store

Sinespace teams up with Unity to sell do-it-yourself VR items in asset store

3 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Sinespace has teamed up with Unity Technologies to make its virtual reality marketplace objects available in the Unity Asset Store.
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Dorian raises $2 million for immersive fiction app

Dorian raises $2 million for immersive fiction app

3 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Dorian has raised $2 million in funding for interactive storytelling for a new generation of readers who are inspired by Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
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Deloitte: U.S. consumers piece together their personalized entertainment experiences

Deloitte: U.S. consumers piece together their personalized entertainment experiences

3 days ago   |   Venture Beat

U.S. consumers piece together their personalized entertainment experiences from multiple sources, according to Deloitte's Digital Media Trends survey.
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