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A millionaire who got rich selling his company to Facebook is bidding hundreds of thousands of dollars on an incredibly rare Nintendo prototype game console

Before Sony entered the video game business with its PlayStation line of consoles, the company had a partnership with Nintendo to produce a collaborative device. That partnership fell apart, but not before protoypes of the joint console were created. Though the prototypes were scrapped and the partnership dissolved, at least one prototype console managed to survive — and it's now available in an auction if you've got a few hundred thousand dollars to spare. It's the only known version of the g...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Trends, Sony, Reddit, Nintendo, Antiques Roadshow, Terry, Sega, Palmer Luckey, Diebold, Tim Sweeney, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Luckey, Minecraft Markus Notch Persson


Tim Sweeney: Android is a Fake Open System, and iOS is Worse (slashdot)

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney opened a game event in Las Vegas today with a call to make the industry more open and liberate it from the monopolistic practices of platform owners such as Google and Apple. From a report: In a talk about his vision for games in the next decade, Sweeney alternated between criticizing all of the big players in the game industry to criticizing specific players with examples of how their behavior isn't good for consumers or for competition. [...] Sweeney called Android a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, News, Microsoft, Nintendo, Las Vegas, Mastercard, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Sony Microsoft, Msmash


Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney calls on industry to get rid of loot boxes

At DICE, he criticized pay-to-win practices and spoke about the future of crossplay during a keynote speech.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, DICE, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Tim Sweeney “Companies Need to Divorce Themselves From Politics”

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has weighed in on the ever omnipresent topic of politics being needlessly inserted into video games, with the oft controversial man asserting that businesses should remain neutral and allow customers to have their own views without being judged. During his opening keynote at DICE Summit 2020, Sweeney discussed this topic […]
Tags: Business, Games, Politics, Events, Anime, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney


Tim Sweeney: Android is a Fake Open System, and iOS is Worse

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney opened a game event in Las Vegas today with a call to make the industry more open and liberate it from the monopolistic practices of platform owners such as Google and Apple. From a report: In a talk about his vision for games in the next decade, Sweeney alternated between criticizing all of the big players in the game industry to criticizing specific players with examples of how their behavior isn't good for consumers or for competition. [...] Sweeney called Android a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Microsoft, Tech, Nintendo, Las Vegas, Mastercard, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Sony Microsoft


Video-Game Makers Ride To Riches on Arc of Keanu Reeves's Career

An anonymous reader shares a report: "Sonic the Hedgehog 3" had just been released and Keanu Reeves was about to hit the big screen in "Speed" when Marcin Iwinski and high school pal Michal Kicinski launched their video-game company. It was May 1994 and the CD-ROM was still in vogue, so they called their venture CD Projekt and set out to distribute games for the Polish market. They struck deals with developers including Activision and Acclaim Entertainment, translating dialog, instructions and p...
Tags: Microsoft, Singapore, Tech, Poland, Keanu Reeves, Warsaw, Activision, Tim Sweeney, Marcin Iwiński, Sea Ltd, Iwinski, Kicinski, Michal Kicinski, Los Angeles Reeves, Gang Ye


'Fortnite' was the most important video game of this decade, and it will be for the next one too

"Fortnite" has inspired a cultural phenomenon beyond that of most any other recent video game, with more than 250 million players worldwide. Epic Games' has the ability to understand and adapt to its huge audience, and "Fortnite" has provided a new model to which these kind of ongoing games can aspire. Epic has used the success of "Fortnite" as leverage to challenge the way the gaming business operates. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the hit-driven video game industry,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Youtube, Time, Disney, NFL, Trends, Epic, Sony, Call Of Duty, Espn, North Carolina, Epic Games, Sweeney, Skywalker, Tim Sweeney


12 good things that happened for the environment in 2019

For folks who read — and write — about sustainability, dire projections are revealed every day. Between rainforest fires and ocean pollution, much of the news is grim. However, 2019 also brought good news. In the spirit of optimism as we start a new year, let’s hope our species can build on this year’s gains in 2020. Here are a few high points from 2019. Banana leaves as packaging If you’ve ever had the good fortune to visit a southern Indian restaurant in Asia, you may have been served dinn...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Design, London, Atlantic, Netherlands, Peru, North Carolina, Seoul, Huffington Post, Tampa, NGO, Forbes, Inhabitat, South Atlantic, International Renewable Energy Agency


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Business Insider's Tech 100 is out, its annual list of the 100 most influential people shaping technology in the UK today. Rockstar engineers, ambitious politicians, fearless campaigners and rising TikTok stars all made the list in 2019. Some Blizzard employees reportedly walked out to protest the punishment of a 'Hearthstone' competitor who spoke up in support of the Hong Kong protests. About 30 Activision Blizzard employees ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Hong Kong, UK, Instagram, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, China, Russia, US, Trends, Marco Rubio, Silicon Valley, OECD, Github


Fortnite maker CEO says he will never cut ties with a player for pro-Hong Kong views

Fortnite maker Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said that that if a famous Twitch streamer like Tfue or Ninja hypothetically shouted "Free Hong Kong," there would be no repercussions from Epic. That's despite Chinese tech giant Tencent's 40% stake in Epic.
Tags: Hong Kong, Cnn, Tencent, Tim Sweeney


Unlike Blizzard, Epic Games Says It Won't Ban Players For Political Speech

Fortnite developer Epic Games said in a statement that it will not ban players or content creators for political speech. From a report: The message comes after Blizzard caught fire this week for banning a professional Hearthstone player for shouting a statement associated with Hong Kong protesters. "Epic supports everyone's right to express their views on politics and human rights. We wouldn't ban or punish a Fortnite player or content creator for speaking on these topics," an Epic Games spokesp...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, US, Tech, Epic, Tencent, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, Hearthstone, Fortnite, Blitzchung, Ng Blitzchung Wai Chung


'Fortnite' creator says it won't punish players for speaking out about politics, as Blizzard faces backlash and calls for a boycott after banning competitor for supporting Hong Kong protests

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says the company will not punish "Fortnite" players who choose to comment on politics or human rights. Sweeney's statement comes as Activision Blizzard faces a massive backlash for punishing an esports competitor from Hong Kong. Chung Ng Wai, the esports competitor better known as Blitzchung, shouted "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age" in Chinese during a post-match interview at a Blizzard-sponsored "Hearthstone" tournament in Taiwan. Blizzard responded by s...
Tags: Hong Kong, Oregon, China, Trends, Taiwan, Epic, Tencent, Activision Blizzard, Ron Wyden, Sweeney, Pepsi, Tim Sweeney, Hearthstone, Tencent China, Fortnite, Makena Kelly


'Fortnite' creator Epic Games is making space for 2,000 more employees at its North Carolina headquarters

Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," is quietly expanding its headquarters and overall business. Epic recently announced plans to expand its Cary, North Carolina headquarters from 450,000 to 500,000 square feet, creating space for as many as 2,000 new employees. Epic has also used the massive amounts of revenue from "Fortnite" to recruit top industry talent and launch its own PC video game store. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The company behind the world's biggest ...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Epic, North Carolina, Sweeney, Seth Killian, Cary, Tim Sweeney, Cary North Carolina, Respawn Entertainment, Jason West, Fortnite, Overwatch League, Nate Nanzer, Fortnite Epic


Epic Games Set to Receive BAFTA Award

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will award Epic Games with a special honor at E3 next month, according to a press release. Epic Games is best known for its Unreal Engine, and for its popular battle royale game “Fortnite.” Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games and Variety 500 recipient, will accept […]
Tags: News, BAFTA, E3, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA, Fortnite, E3 2019, Fortnite Tim Sweeney, Epic Games and Variety


Why Epic Games Called an Open Platform Truce With Microsoft

An anonymous reader writes: A couple of years ago, Microsoft and Epic Games executives were mad at each other. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney called out Microsoft because he saw it making moves to close off the Windows 10 store and hurt the openness of the PC. Sweeney spoke up because he foresaw the arrival of new computing platforms like augmented reality and virtual reality, and he wanted those platforms to remain open. And now Sweeney has changed his tune, throwing Epic Games' support behind Micr...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, HoloLens, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, GamesBeat Sweeney


Epic Games Buys Pysonix, Rocket League to be Epic Games Exclusive

It looks like Epic Games has made another power move and has bought one of the biggest studios out there. Psyonix announced that it'll soon be "part of the Epic Games family." If you didn't know Pysonix is the studio behind and massively popular Rocket League. The post Epic Games Buys Pysonix, Rocket League to be Epic Games Exclusive appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, All News, Gaming News, Epic, Pc Gaming, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, Rocket League, Epic Games Store, Pysonix, Epic Games Buys Pysonix Rocket League, Pysonix Rocket League


The creators of 'Fortnite' just bought the studio behind one of the most popular games on the planet

"Fortnite" creator Epic Games has purchased Psyonix, the developer behind "Rocket League." With more than 50 million registered players spread across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, "Rocket League" is one of the most popular games in the world. Starting this year the PC version of "Rocket League" will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store, though copies purchased on other platforms will continue to work. "Rocket League" is like soccer, as played with cars. Visit Business Insi...
Tags: Trends, Sony, San Diego, Nintendo, Esports, Epic Games, Newark New Jersey, Tim Sweeney, Rocket League, Dave Hagewood, Psyonix, Hagewood, Fortnite, Xbox One Nintendo, Disney Plus, Epic Games Store


Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Says if Steam Matches Their Commission Rates They’ll Stop Exclusives

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has just come out and said something very interesting, that if Steam commits to a permanent 88% revenue share for all developers and publishers without major strings attached, Epic Games will stop hunting for exclusives. The post Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Says if Steam Matches Their Commission Rates They’ll Stop Exclusives appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
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Epic Games Store Will End Exclusives if Steam Matches Price

The controversial Epic Games Store has become heavily scrutinized yet again as Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney claimed that they would end exclusive agreements and put some of their games on Steam if Valve matches their revenue share to the 88% of the Epic Games Store. Epic’s snagging of Epic Store exclusives right before their […]
Tags: Business, Games, Money, Steam, Anime, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney


Epic Games Boss Says They'll Stop Doing Exclusives If Steam Gives Developers More Money

thegarbz writes: Epic games is no stranger to controversy recently. The Fortnight developer late last year launched its own games store in direct competition with Steam. Unlike Steam, however, Epic only claims a 12% fee for hosting a game on their store vs Steam's 30%. What has angered many is not the competition but rather Epic's strategy of nabbing up last minute Epic store exclusives sometimes right before launch even after customers already pre-ordered the game on other platforms. Last night...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, Epic, Sweeney, Kotaku, Tim Sweeney, Borderlands, Metro Exodus


Epic Will Ditch Exclusives if Steam Commits to 18% Cut

A scenario in which Valve would commit to an 88% share for game developers “without major strings attached” would result in the Epic Games Store halting its pursuit of exclusive offerings, according to a series of tweets from Epic Games’ CEO and founder Tim Sweeney. “If Steam committed to a permanent 88% revenue share for […]
Tags: News, Steam, Valve, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, Metro Exodus, Epic Games Store


Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney Explains Epic Games Store 12% Cut

Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney took to Twitter to explain why the Epic Games Store takes just 12% of revenue from its clients. “Why 12%? We chose this number to provide a super-competitive deal for partners while building an enduring and profitable store business for Epic,” wrote Sweeney. “From that 12%, we net […]
Tags: News, Epic, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Epic Games Store


Epic Games CEO Says it Will Still Sign Exclusivity Deals With Steam Games

Just two weeks after the head of the Epic Game Store and the director of Epic’s publishing strategy said the company would eventually stop courting exclusives, especially ones that were already available for sale on Steam, Epic Games CEO said that’s not the case. In a series of tweets this week, Tim Sweeney said that […]
Tags: News, Epic, GDC, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Metro Exodus, GDC 2019, Epic Game Store


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged in a newspaper op-ed for more regulation over the internet. He said Facebook has run into problems in four main areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy, and data portability. Jeff Bezos' chief security consultant has said the Saudi government hacked the Amazon chief's phone and accessed his private information. Gavin de Becker wrote in a column published Saturday that he could concl...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Europe, UK, Instagram, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Christchurch, Alexa, Trump, Catalina, Bezos, Tim Sweeney, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg


The CEO behind 'Fortnite' says it's 'evolving beyond being a game' and explains the company's ambitious vision

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says that the company has big plans for "Fortnite," which it sees "evolving beyond being a game."  He says that the game's recently added Creative mode has 100 million players.  The goal, he says, is to build on Creative mode's success by giving players more tools to build and contribute to the virtual world of "Fortnite" — including by bringing it closer to the Unreal Engine, Epic's very popular game development platform.  The goal, Sweeney says, is to build a virtu...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Wikipedia, Satya Nadella, Trends, Epic, Neal Stephenson, Epic Games, Business Insider, Unreal Engine, Kingdom Hearts, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Ernest Cline, Fortnite


'Fortnite' Creator Sees Epic Games Becoming as Big as Facebook, Google

The company behind "Fortnite" wants to become the next Facebook or Google, said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. The idea isn't much of a stretch. From a report: While "Fortnite" began life as a relatively mundane game it continues to evolve, first by adding a battle royale mode, and then by leaning on the game's massive install base to turn the title into something more akin to a social platform that can host concerts, tell stories, and inspire creativity. Sweeney points to the game's popularity as ...
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‘Fortnite’ Creator Sees Epic Games Becoming Next Facebook, Google

The company behind “Fortnite” wants to become the next Facebook or Google, said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. The idea isn’t much of a stretch. While “Fortnite” began life as a relatively mundane game it continues to evolve, first by adding a battle royale mode, and then by leaning on the game’s massive install base […]
Tags: Google, Facebook, Features, GDC, Epic Games, Facebook Google, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, GDC 2019, Epic Games Store


The CEO behind 'Fortnite' used to be one of Microsoft's fiercest critics. Now, he explains why he thinks it's a 'new company' under CEO Satya Nadella. (MSFT)

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney used to be one of Microsoft's harshest critics — in 2016, he penned an op-ed in the Guardian lambasting Microsoft for what he saw as a power grab to take full control of the PC. Now, he's singing the praises of Microsoft, which he calls a "new company" under CEO Satya Nadella: "The new leadership at Microsoft has been an incredibly good partner to the PC ecosystem," he tells Business Insider. Sweeney says that Microsoft's commitment to openness on augmented reality, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Microsoft, North Korea, Satya Nadella, Trends, Steve Ballmer, HoloLens, Linux Foundation, Sweeney, Kim Jong, Tim Sweeney, UWP, Alex Kipman, Sweeney Microsoft


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Weeks before an Amazon Air plane crashed in February killing all 3 people on board, several pilots said they thought an accident was inevitable. Business Insider spoke with 13 pilots who work or have worked for Air Transport Services Group and Atlas Air Worldwide and have flown planes for Amazon Air. Elon Musk emailed every single Tesla employee that car deliveries should be their "primary priority" in what he's calling the bigg...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, US, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, New Zealand, Staten Island, European Parliament, Alexa, McDonald, Tim Sweeney, Amazon Alexa