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Epic Games

The Unreal Engine 4 now runs in Firefox


Next-gen browser gaming
Mar 12
Browser based gaming just took a giant leap forward with this demonstration of the Unreal Engine 4 running in Firefox at near-native speeds. The demo you see shows Epic's Soul and Swing Ninja, and this is the first glimpse o... read
Epic Games

Epic: Unreal Engine 4 games aiming for Christmas, Q1 2015


Company will make its own announcements at GDC
Jan 27
Epic Games hasn't been talking much about Fortnight and now it's sold the Gears of War rights to Microsoft. What's going on over there? Unreal Engine 4 work and lots of it, from the sound of things. Speaking to Edge, EU terri... read
Silicon Knights

Silicon Knights loses appeal against Epic Games


They were previously ordered to pay Epic $9.2 million
Jan 13
If you haven't been following the Silicon Knights vs. Epic Games Saga, it hasn't been pretty. A North Carolina court ordered Silicon Knights to pay Epic Games millions ($4.5m in damages, and $4.7 in court fees), after a faile... read
Games with Gold

Gears of War and Shoot Many Robots on Games with Gold


Free during the month of December for Xbox Live Gold members
Nov 27
Microsoft's "Games with Gold" initiative has been picking up steam lately, with two games being offered free of charge to Xbox Live Gold members every month since its inception. I usually don't get to benefit from it due to a... read
Epic Games

People Can Fly is working on Fortnite


Studio renamed Epic Games Poland
Nov 01
Epic Games' sandbox survival title Fortnite was announced nearly two years ago. I've been anticipating it ever since, though I'd be lying if I said my interest hasn't waned. The company says it doesn't want to rush the game w... read
Gears of War

Microsoft Studios VP comments on future of Gears of War


More games are probably inevitable
Oct 31
Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer has once again spoken about his hopes for more Gears of War. Guesting on IGN's Podcast Unlocked, as transcribed by Game Revolution, he commented that after Judgment's sales and review sc... read
Epic

See all the pretty particles in this Unreal Engine 4 vid


VFX in the Infiltrator demo
Oct 22
It's crazy to see just how much work went into the Unreal Engine 4 Infiltrator demo that we saw at GDC earlier this year. Epic's new series of videos gives us a look under the hood of UE4, with this newest video focusing on ... read
2K Games

Rod Fergusson heading up new 2K Games studio


Working on an unannounced project
Sep 26
Former Gears of War producer Rod Fergusson left Irrational Games earlier this year after joining the team during the tail-end of development on BioShock Infinite. The fact that he moved on is no secret, but he has only today ... read
Gears of War

Gears of War on Xbox One? Microsoft hopes so


Oh that Phil Spencer
Sep 18
Asked by Famitsu if the Gears of War franchise would continue on Xbox One, Microsoft Game Studios head Phil Spencer said that "You should ask Epic Games about what they want to do. We haven't announced anything yet about&nbs... read
Remedy

Former Epic Games president joins Remedy's board


Mike Capps joins Alan Wake studio in advisory role
Sep 11
Earlier this year, former Epic Games president Mike Capps announced that he was no longer going to be affiliated with the company in an advisory role as originally expected. He's since ended up on Alan Wake and Max Payne crea... read
ChAIR

Infinity Blade III hits the App Store on September 18


Just in time for the iPhone 5S
Sep 10
I quite liked Infinity Blade, and that's coming as someone who infrequently plays iOS games. Granted, I completely missed out on the sequel, but the platform-appropriate controls and impressive visuals may pull me back in no... read

Falling deeper for Oculus Rift


Eyes on with Oculus Rift HD prototype
Aug 21
Confession: I've been in love with the Oculus Rift for awhile now. I was won over from the moment John Carmack (now Oculus' CTO) helped me strap a prototype to my head. I've seen it a few times since then, too. Every time I find myself going even more crazy than before. And now that I've played around with a prototype for the Oculus Rift HD headset, I'm head over heels.  read

App store promo nets Infinity Blade II 6M new downloads


The power of free
Jul 17
Apple celebrated its fifth birthday last week by giving away games and apps for free. One of those games was Infinity Blade 2, and All Things D is reporting that the Epic game saw 5.7 million new players in the past seven day... read

Infinity Blade Dungeons officially cancelled


More Infinity Blade games coming, but not this one
Jul 12
iOS games aren't popular around these parts, I know, but I was personally quite looking forward to Infinity Blade Dungeons. I enjoy the mainstay games in the series, and the idea of a loot-nabbin' dungeon crawler in its unive... read
Epic Games

Epic confirms unannounced title is a triple-A shooter


And it's working on some other stuff too
Jul 11
Because of an intriguing job listing on its website, everyone knew that Epic Games had an unannounced project in the works. Thanks to the studio's co-founder Tim Sweeney, we now know that this title is a big-budget shooter. S... read
Epic Games

Job listing reveals unannounced title from Epic Games


Epic working on an unnamed online action game
Jul 08
Epic games revealed that it is working on a "competitive online action game" via a job listing posted on its website. The studio is currently looking for a Senior Systems Designer to work on one of two projects; one is Fortni... read
Oculus Rift and Unreal 4

Unreal Engine 4 will support Oculus Rift


Virtual reality made easy
Jun 06
The Oculus Rift is the latest rage with all the cool tech kids these days, and the future looks bright for this virtual-reality headset. The Unreal Engine 4 will be able to take full advantage of the headset with support buil... read
Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- uses Unreal Engine 3


Franchise tech reboot
May 23
Remember that Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- trailer from a few days back?  We have a few new details on the partnership between this studio and Epic Games. Xrd uses Unreal Engine 3, kicking off a new chapter for the popula... read
Gears of War

Gears of War: Judgment gets another free map next week


Dreadnought
May 10
While it would have been nice for Gears of War: Judgment to come out of the gate with more content, the fact that some of the post-release DLC is free helps reduce the sting. Following the Haven map and Execution mode, anothe... read
Next-gen

Epic: Microsoft, Sony to fully embrace F2P for next-gen


We knew this day would come
May 09
At the Game Horizon conference, Epic Games VP Mark Rein warned of the looming free-to-play console storm, reports Joystiq. "The next-gen consoles are going to be fully embracing the free-to-play and these IAP-type business m... read
Let this call go to voicemail
Since Gears of War 3, Epic Games has not been afraid to squeeze every last cent out of its customer base through premium maps and skins for characters and weapons. Don't get me wrong, I still consider the All Fronts DLC pack ... read feature

From Gears to Halo

Epic's head of marketing jumps ship to work on Halo


It kind of seems like everyone's leaving Epic...
Apr 27
Kendall Boyd, the global marketing lead at Epic Games, has accepted a position with Microsoft to head-up the marketing for the Halo brand. Boyd had been with Epic since 2010. Boyd's departure has been affirmed by both Ep... read
Bulletstorm 2

Bulletstorm sequel would have been 'a big risk'


Former People Can Fly boss talks Bulletstorm and Gears
Apr 23
Speaking to Eurogamer, People Can Fly founder Adrian Chmielarz has expressed the Bulletstorm sequel that could have been, and why the studio moved on to Gears of War: Judgment instead of seeing the project through to com... read
Gears of War

More maps and another mode for Gears of War: Judgment


Call to Arms Map Pack
Apr 19
On Tuesday, owners of the VIP Season Pass for Gears of War: Judgment will get more mileage out of their purchase with the arrival of a second map pack named Call to Arms. Everyone else can get this multiplayer content on Apri... read

GOW: Judgment and GOW: Ascension failed, says analyst


Leading franchises for Microsoft and Sony 'significantly underperform'
Apr 16
Recently, the PS3 and Xbox 360 each saw prequels for their leading franchises -- God of War: Ascension and Gears of War: Judgment. According to analyst firm Cowen & Company, the two GOWs failed to impress at retail. ... read

Epic: PS4 is a really perfect gaming PC


(Not without Surgeon Simulator it isn't)
Apr 04
Epic Games' Mark Rein does not view the PlayStation 4 as a mere console, oh no. Echoing similar sentiments to Avalanche Studios, Rein believes the PS4 is a gaming PC with a memory advantage over less dedicated computers. In f... read
Next-gen engines

GDC: Unreal Engine 4 and Frostbite 3 won't support Wii U


We still like you anyway, Wii U
Mar 29
Setting the record straight at the Game Developers Conference, Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein said in straightforward terms that, no, Unreal Engine 4 will not support Wii U. "I just laugh at the question...Unreal Engine 4, w... read
Gears of War

Fully playable mode found hidden on GoW: Judgment


Microsoft says the mode is not on-disc DLC
Mar 28
Some clever little birds went snooping around in Gears of War: Judgment's code, and ended up finding a fully playable, locked mode called Warzone. Naturally the assumption is that the mode is another case of on-disc DLC, but ... read
GDC

Fortnite created many challenges for Epic Games


Learn how Microsoft's PowerPoint played a big part in development
Mar 28
During a behind closed doors presentation about the development of Fortnite, Epic Games' brand new Unreal Engine 4 developed co-op Action/Survival game, the main topic of discussion was the unique challenges that the devs at ... read
This exclusive console will NOT be sold in stores!
[Update: Contest over! Winner is Lawrence Diego!] Destructoid has acquired an exclusive Gears of War: Judgment-themed Xbox 360 to give away to one lucky Dtoid Gearhead! To win, you need to demonstrate to us your love for the ... read feature

The emotional side to these tough guys
The Gears of War franchise has a history across its four titles of releasing some of the best cinematic trailers in gaming. Despite the series' reputation of being all about impossibly muscle-bound space marines murderin... read feature

Reviews Elsewhere: Gears of War: Judgment


Judgment Day
Mar 18
The release of Gears of War: Judgment has taken a fair few folks by surprise. Even I had a minor jolt when the review copy arrived on my doorstep, the prequel having enjoyed a relatively unsung build, at least when compared t... read






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