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1:30 PM on 08.29.2012

Unreal Engine 3 shown running on Windows 8, RT

At the IFA 2012 trade show, currently taking place in Berlin, Epic Games and NVIDIA showed the first public demonstration of Unreal Engine 3 running on Windows 8 and Windows RT. A live demo of Epic's "Epic Citadel" was shown...

Dale North



SDCC: More fun times with GoW: Judgment's Overun mode photo
SDCC: More fun times with GoW: Judgment's Overun mode
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Gears of War: Judgment is bringing with it a new multiplayer mode called Overrun. It's a first for Gears as the mode focuses on class-based gameplay, with a major focus on teamwork. While I dug what I played at E3, it turns out there's a lot more to it than I previously thought.

Epic showed off a full version of the gametype during Comic-Con, which sees COG players defending multiple objective points against the Locust. We played on a new map called Island, and it looked to be at least three times the size of the Rooftop map we last saw. Both maps, by the way, are based on levels from the main campaign.

The Locust team needs to destroy an objective point defended by the COG team within a set amount of time. If they succeed, a new section of the map opens with a new objective on the line. There's a total of three sections to the map, each with its own point that needs to be defended or destroyed. COG soldiers will get some minor assistance further into a level as more fortifications get put into place. Granted, fortification meant nothing to me as I wrecked things up with the Corpser on the Locust side.

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1:08 PM on 07.12.2012

SDCC: Epic Games: Fortnite the first UE4 game, PC only

At a panel this morning at San Diego Comic-Con, Epic Games revealed that upcoming game Fortnite will be the first Unreal Engine 4 game. Design director Cliff Bleszinski: "This game has a great style, and it deserves to be the...

Dale North

2:15 PM on 06.26.2012

Epic Games will bring Fortnite to Comic-Con next month

Fortnite, Epic Games' quirky Minecraft-inspired game announced at the VGAs, will finally be unveiled at Comic-Con next month. How do we know this? Uncompromising investigative journalism, perhaps? Or, maybe JUST MAYBE because...

Allistair Pinsof

2:15 PM on 12.12.2011

Epic: Minecraft inspired new IP Fortnite

Those that caught The 2011 Spike VGA show this weekend saw the debut trailer for Epic Games' Fortnite. This game has players running around during the day to to build forts to defend from zombie attacks at night. It uses the...

Dale North

5:30 PM on 11.25.2011

Rumor: Gears of War prequel trilogy by People Can Fly

The rumor mill never takes a day off. Today we've got a juicy one from the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine. They say that the Gears of War franchise could live on through some prequel games, and that Bulletstorm develo...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 11.03.2011

BattleBlock Theater is all about being cool

BattleBlock Theater, by The Behemoth, has humor, murder, cuteness and now ice. A new video has just been released with some gameplay footage that introduces prisoner #10330 and the ice levels. While I would have liked some more voiced story trailers, this one shows off the game, so I suppose I'm okay with it. The real question here is, can that guy narrate my life?

Victoria Medina

5:30 PM on 10.30.2011

Storm's Adventure with Gears of War 3

I don't think this joke will be well accepted, but I already wrote it down, so I might as well run with it. Fun Times with the Lancer 3 is the journey to save Sera, and this video is a journey into copyright infringement. I ...

Storm Dain



Review: KontrolFreek FPS Freek EPIC photo
Review: KontrolFreek FPS Freek EPIC
by Jim Sterling

With Gears of War 3 launching tonight, all those fratboys obsessed with hulking masses of gun-toting meat will want to splurge excessive amounts of money on trinkets and paraphernalia.

Fortunately, KontrolFreek has 'em covered with the FPS Freek EPIC, a new set of thumbsticks that click onto the Xbox 360's controller and claim to help you play better. KontrolFreek has teamed up with Microsoft to start providing its products at retail for the first time, and we got our hands on the new Gears-flavored enhancements to test them for ourselves.

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10:00 AM on 09.16.2011

Cliffy B 'upset' by hateful 8/10 Gears of War 3 reviews

With any other videogame, scoring an 8/10 would be considered glowing praise. According to Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski, however, that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, according to him, anybody who dares give Gear...

Jim Sterling





1:00 AM on 08.13.2011

Win a car with GameStop's Gears of War 3 promotion

GameStop are insisting that fans of the Gears of War franchise drop everything at a moment's notice! Kicking off the "Go Commando" sweepstakes as of today, GameStop are exclusively giving away more than 3,600 "commando-worthy...

Samuel Dillinger

12:45 PM on 07.15.2011

Epic: People want $6 iPhone games

Epic Games has declared that users want more than just one-buck fancies filling up their mobile game experiences. Using the success of Infinity Blade as a base, senior manager Mike Gamble believes that demand for larger,...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 07.01.2011

Infinity Blade God King shirts hit Hot Topic

If you asked me to name a clothing line based on a game, it would be several days before my brain even thought of Infinity Blade. Nevertheless, the game is big enough to catch the eye of Hot Topic, and now there's a T-shirt a...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 05.16.2011

Gears of War 3 Limited and Epic Edition revealed

It wouldn't be a major release without a seriously ornate collector's edition, and Gears of War 3 is no exception. There's lots of extra stuff to get, with a Marcus Fenix figure standing chief among them.  The special ed...

Jim Sterling