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7:00 PM on 03.04.2015

Looks like Unreal Tournament is in capable hands

The new Unreal Tournament is going to look gorgeous once Epic and the community are finished working on it. Last I saw of the project, it had only just become "a game," and now here it is making real good use of Unreal Engin...

Jordan Devore



Go build something: Unreal Engine 4 is free to use photo
Go build something: Unreal Engine 4 is free to use
by Jordan Devore

Epic Games is no longer charging developers a monthly subscription for Unreal Engine 4. The engine is now free for anyone to use. Well, free to a point -- "When you ship a game or application, you pay a 5% royalty on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter."

However, there's no royalty associated with "film projects, contracting, and consulting projects such as architecture, simulation, and visualization," according to Epic. The company also promises that all future updates for Unreal Engine 4 will be free.

Developers who just paid the old monthly fee for access to the engine will get a pro-rated refund to cover their most recent payment and everyone who's ever paid for an UE4 subscription will get a $30 credit in the Unreal Engine Marketplace. Smooth moves all around.

I wonder if Unity has any announcements lined up. It is Game Developers Conference week.

If you love something, set it free [Unreal Engine] [Image source]

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5:30 PM on 02.19.2015

Epic's offering $5M in grants to get devs on Unreal 4

To foster a healthy ecosystem for its gaming framework, Epic needs a stable of developers that are comfortable, well-versed, and dedicated to creating games around Unreal Engine 4. A fair share of large studios build their ga...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 12.01.2014

Epic is sending out Fortnite alpha invites now

What I played of Fortnite in September, a good two hours, was super fun. I didn't want to stop. Epic Games has offered sign-ups for an alpha build for quite some time and here we are, at last: the first wave of invites went o...

Jordan Devore


5:00 PM on 09.11.2014

It's a good thing Gears of War: Tactics was canceled

A few years back, it was repeatedly rumored that Gears of War would get a spinoff game built around Kinect. The project never came to fruition and that's seemingly for the best, if this alpha footage of Gears of War: Tactics ...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 09.04.2014

Epic Games gives Unreal Engine 4 to schools for free

Schools and universities have free, unlimited access to Unreal Engine 4 now, thanks to Epic Games. These organizations need only to visit Epic's dedicated page for access for their staff and students.  When I was in scho...

Dale North



ChAIR is wrapping up Infinity Blade III with its final update next week photo
ChAIR is wrapping up Infinity Blade III with its final update next week
by Jordan Devore

As part of my slowly-get-out-of-bed routine this morning, I glanced at my inbox and was delighted to see an email pop up on my phone about ChAIR. Could this be it? The announcement of another Shadow Complex? We've been waiting years for a follow-up!

Nah. It was just a press release for some more Infinity Blade stuff.

The studio is preparing its final update for Infinity Blade III, a free download dubbed Kingdom Come. It'll hit the App Store on September 4, 2014. There's going to be a new environment, more items and weapons, a dragon -- the usual. ChAIR has also put out a recap of the series, viewable above, with some of this new content featured here and there.

I liked the original Infinity Blade fine, but I'm eager to see this team move on to another project.

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10:00 PM on 08.12.2014

Oh hey! You can be playing the new Unreal Tournament RIGHT NOW

Epic is making the big leap by embracing live and open development with the new Unreal Tournament. We're seeing this game getting built from the ground up and as it turns out, you can be playing it right now!  This NeoGA...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 08.05.2014

Epic Games UK set up to work on Unreal Engine 4

Most of us won't recognize Pitbull Studio by name, but the company has worked with Epic Games in the past on Gears of War: Judgment and, most notably, Unreal Engine 4. Now, the two are further extending their partnership as P...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Unreal Tournament footage: 'We have a game now'

I came in expecting little from this latest Unreal Tournament footage considering how not far along the game was in the last video, but this one is much more worthy of your time. Movement mechanics, levels, weapons, and team...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Fortnite still exists, has new trailer and screens to prove it

Back in March, Epic Games said that its upcoming cooper multiplayer sandbox fortress defense something-or-other Fortnite had "evolved," and that they would hopefully be able to talk about it soon. Well, there has not been mu...

Darren Nakamura





2:02 PM on 06.02.2014

Apple announces Metal to bring console-quality graphics to iOS

Apple announced their new technology, called Metal, today during their press conference in San Francisco. Metal reduces the overhead between game and hardware with up to ten times faster draw recall rates for A7-powered Apple...

Dale North

1:45 PM on 06.02.2014

Unreal Tournament 3 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. saved from GameSpy shutdown

I've found it really encouraging that developers are willing to make their multiplayer games playable after the shutdown of GameSpy. There was quite a list of games that were going to be going offline but after some big names...

Alasdair Duncan

8:30 PM on 05.29.2014

Epic's new Unreal Tournament is starting to come together

Earlier this month, Epic Games announced -- and started development on -- a new Unreal Tournament in collaboration with fans and Unreal Engine 4 developers. The team still has a ton of work ahead of it, obviously, but here's...

Jordan Devore



Video: E3 2014 secret leaks revealed! photo
Video: E3 2014 secret leaks revealed!
by Bill Zoeker

We've gotten our hands on some verifiable official E3 2014 leaks and secrets and we're spilling the beans. Find out what's in store from Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Epic Games, EA, and all the other big companies making important announcements.

Get a sneak peek at news about Battlefield 5, a new Nintendo MMO, Destiny, and all every other E3 reveal and announcement.

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1:15 PM on 05.22.2014

Epic Games makes with the flappy with Tappy Chicken appy

Epic Games has released Tappy Chicken, which is exactly what you think it is: a Flappy Bird clone. Available today via the App Store, Google Play, and browser today at 2 PM EST, Tappy Chicken was created with Unreal Engine 4,...

Brittany Vincent