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Fan-created Mr. Destructoid Helmet in Unreal Tournament


Stare into Mr. Destructoid's eyes while you die
Mar 10
// Laura Kate Dale
A wonderfully creative member of the Destructoid community has taken some time this week to craft our lord and savior Mr. Destructoid's helmet for use in Unreal Tournament. The creator, Joshua Opel, is a game developer who w...
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Cliff Bleszinski wants to make an arena FPS for the PC


Kids these days don't know about arena shooters
Dec 12
// Joshua Derocher
Cliff Bleszinski, the guy behind the Gears of War and Unreal games, has an idea for his next game. He talked about his idea on the latest episode of the Pointless podcast. Bleszinski said that he wants to make a game without ...
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Steam deals: Five Unreal games for just $10


Plus sales on Sleeping Dogs, Strike Suit Zero, and more
May 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Steam's week long deals sees five Unreal games packed into one sweet package. For $10.00 you'll get Unreal 2: The Awakening, Unreal Gold, Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition, Unreal Tournament 3 Black, and Unreal ...

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Unreal Tournament III PS3 patch goes live, Steam sale extended


Mar 11
// Jordan Devore
First, the good news: the PlayStation 3 version of the massive Unreal Tournament III "Titan Pack" DLC has gone up ahead of schedule. It was recently delayed until a March 19 release, but it looks as if certification...
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Unreal Tournament 3 Black free play on Steam this weekend, 40 percent off too


Mar 05
// Dale North
Remember that hot Titan Pack for Unreal Tournament 3 we told you about? Well, it's good to go for PC gamers today (sorry, PS3 people), but you'll need a copy Unreal Tournament 3 first. If you have the game, great. Go get Tita...
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Unreal Tournament III's Titan Pack gets pushed back


Mar 04
// Jordan Devore
Avert your eyes, PlayStation 3 owners who are looking forward to playing the Titan Pack expansion for Unreal Tournament III tomorrow -- the massive download isn't coming for another two weeks. Sigh.Epic Games' Steve Polge bro...
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Wanna know why the Xbox 360 isn't getting the Titan Pack for UT3?


Feb 20
// Dale North
I've had a few Destructoid readers ask me since yesterday why only the PS3 and PC are getting the Unreal Tournament III Titan Pack. And I knew the answer; it's just that my notes sucked, and I didn't want to misrepresent here...

Preview: Unreal Tournament III: Titan Pack

Feb 20 // Dale North
What's new to game play in the Titan pack? There's two new game modes, and then the actual Titan mechanic, which we'll get into in a bit. The new Greed mode is kind of like capture the flag, except that you're picking up the skulls of your kills. The goal is to kill and not be killed, taking your haul of skulls to the enemy base to cash them in to amass the most points before time runs down. Should you be hit, your skull collection will fly everywhere, much like Sonic's rings when he's hit. It's a fast-paced and fun twist with lot of interesting new strategy possibilities. I found myself creeping behind a reasonably talented enemy, watching him pick off the weak and build a big skull collection. And then I'd knock him off, take his skulls, and laugh all the way to the enemy base to cash them in. Good fun.Betrayal is my favorite new mode in the Titan pack. In what usually becomes a crazy free-for-all, you and some other random player will be temporarily teamed up. Every kill you or your teammate makes is added to a pot. But know this: betrayal is essentially a death match where you're expected to betray your teammate. When that amassed pot is large, you can actually kill your teammate with alternate fire and take the pot for yourself, increasing your kill count. There's a lot of ways to strategize toward a win, but I found that waiting and then taking is best. Essentially, this is a game for assholes. Naturally, I won the first game we played. Nanoblack - great new map Of course, these and all other game modes are made much sweeter with the new Titan mechanic.  And I'm telling you now: if you did nothing else but play as Titans (or Behemoths), you'd be pleased as punch. As I said before, they're a blast. In the corner of the screen there's a new meter which you'll fill by killing. Once full, you can trigger the transformation into a Titan, a 15-foot tall badass that can launch super-powerful rockets and also bash the ground to knock everyone down. Of course, being this strong, you'll become a target. But, if you should survive long enough to fill that meter once again, you'll become a Behemoth. Now you're 30-feet tall, insanely powerful, and can do anything. Everyone will hate you when you're a Behemoth, but you will not care. There's a catch, though. Aside from becoming a primary target for the enemy, you can't do anything but kill. There's no carrying of flags, orbs, or anything. No vehicles, either. No weapons or power-ups, too. And when you become a Behemoth, you'll self-destruct eventually, but that's a good thing. The explosion is so destructive that you'll be glad you exploded! Maps: all of this madness goes down on 16 new maps. Well, it's actually 11 new maps, as 5 of them come from the Xbox 360 versions that no one else got. There's 6 deathmatch maps, 3 capture the flag ones, 3 more CTF in vehicle ones, and 4 warfare maps. I actually did manage to play them all. Going through them would be a lengthy exercise, so I picked out some highlights: Eden, Inc - kind of a nod to BioShock, and the new X-ray field deployable is available here.Koos Barge - from the Xbox 360. Now a kickass place to throw down in Betrayal mode with its tight quarters and corridorsNanoblack - big bases, nice sniper areas, and huge open areas in between. We played Greed here, and it worked well. More goodies. Again, there's a lot here, but here are my favorites:X-ray Field - go through this field, and you're see-through. Oh, and you're also an easy target. Hint: it's a trap!Slow Field power up - makes you hard to hit as it actually slows bulletsEradicator Cannon - a new weapon that goes BOOMKana - the new girlSummary: I'll say again that the new Titan mechanic makes everything new again. It totally changes the strategy of the game, and how you'd play the maps.  There's  also plenty of new small tweaks, affecting everything from weapons to the game's UI. Add on Steam and PS3 trophies (57 in all), new characters, a new vehicle (didn't get to try that out), mod browsing and split screen on the PS3, and a ton more, and you have an add-on that makes that $20 PS3 or PC game like new again. Oh, and did we mention that it's free?  
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As we told you yesterday, Epic Games has a massive expansion for Unreal Tournament III set to drop on March 5th for the PS3 and PC, called the Titan Pack. With lots of  new maps, new game modes, new weapons and deployabl...

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Epic announces latest winners of $1 mil Make Something Unreal contest


Feb 19
// Dale North
The 2009 D.I.C.E. summit is going down this week in the always wonderful Las Vegas, and it is here that Epic Games announced the winners of Phase 2 of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Real Contest. The way it works is sim...
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Steam achievements and new content on Unreal Tournament 3's horizon


Jan 26
// Jordan Devore
Do you or anyone you know still play Unreal Tournament 3 on PC? Drop what you are doing and listen up, for an enormous patch containing the gaming equivalent of the cure for cancer and a new bonus content pack are on the hori...
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'Major expansion' coming for Unreal Tournament III


Oct 21
// Nick Chester
Amidst Midway's financial woes, the publisher recently announced it would be axing two of its games based on IPs. Apparently, one of them isn't Unreal Tournament. Speaking to GameSpot, Epic's Mark Rein clears things up, and t...
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New Xbox 360 Unreal Tournament 3 screens, game ships with exclusive Gears 2 vid


Jun 11
// Nick Chester
The better-late-than-never Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament III is almost here, currently set for an early July release. In anticipation of the impending launch, Midway has blasted over a few new screenshots from th...
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Mark Rein is trying to make mods happen on UT III for 360


Apr 24
// Jim Sterling
With the allowance of mods really helping out the PlayStation 3 version of Unreal Tournament III, it seems practically myopic of Microsoft to stomp its foot and ban them from the Xbox 360. Complaining of mythical, hypothetica...
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Epic responds to theft accusations, unbans accuser from forum


Apr 21
// Jim Sterling
Yesterday I wrote a story concerning Unreal Tournament III modder EpicJon who felt that Epic Games had stolen his map idea for the Xbox 360 version of the game. Because I felt like doing a little bit of that so-called "j...
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Rumortoid: UT III modder accuses Epic of theft, eats a forum ban


Apr 20
// Jim Sterling
Like most writers in this industry, I hang around NeoGAF while pretending that I don't. In doing so, I stumbled across a rather interesting thread detailing how Epic banned an Unreal Tournament III modder from its message boa...
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Midway Gamers' Day: Unreal Tournament III finally coming to Xbox 360


Apr 18
// Nick Chester
Having found a home on the both the PC and PlayStation 3 late last year, we’ve been hearing promises of Unreal Tournament III coming to the Xbox 360 for quite some time now. Yesterday, Midway and Epic announced that t...
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Is there a valid reason for the absence of mods for UT3 on the Xbox 360?


Apr 11
// SRVSLPS
If you have been holding your breath, waiting for news from Microsoft that mods for the upcoming  Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament III were still a possibility --- well, you might want to start breathing again, lest...
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Unreal Tournament III for the Xbox 360 isn't ready yet, but doing well


Apr 05
// SRVSLPS
We're still trying to get over the shock of the PS3 actually getting the game first, but it would seem that the Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament III is chugging along nicely for that rumored May release date. Mark Rein r...
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With three new maps, Unreal Tournament III just keeps getting better and better


Mar 27
// SRVSLPS
Apparently somebody pulled one Hell of an April Fool's prank on those guys at Epic, and convinced them that Christmas has been moved to that latter part of March. How else can we explain the love that's been raining down on u...
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Master Chief looks sick on the PS3 with Unreal III user mod


Mar 23
// Nick Chester
Confession time -- I've only installed one user created mod designed to work with the PlayStation 3 version of Unreal Tournament III. Prior to its release, I was positive that the capability would yield some really interestin...
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Numbers lie? Unreal Tournament III not a flop on PC, says Mark Rein


Jan 18
// SRVSLPS
NPD numbers are a funny thing. We look to them to prove, without a reasonable doubt, that a particular game is or isn't selling well. They are but a snapshot in time, and we all know numbers can be manipulated to deceive -- b...
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Cookable PS3 Unreal III mods on the horizon, Mama thrilled


Jan 03
// Nick Chester
Epic's Mark Rein has confirmed that an update to the Unreal Engine 3 editor is in the works, one that will allow mod-makers to "cook" mods into the format required by the PS3 version of Unreal Tournament III. &...
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Open the flood gates: First user-created content for Unreal Tournament 3 PS3


Dec 20
// Nick Chester
Only two weeks after the game's release, the first user-created content for Unreal Tournament 3 for the PlayStation 3 has hit the Internet. By way of FileFront, users can now download the map, "DM-Shrine," created b...
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Midway confirms December 10 ship date for PS3 Unreal Tournament 3


Nov 26
// Nick Chester
PlayStation 3 owners, here's your chance to spit in the direction of Xbox 360 gamers -- Midway has confirmed that Unreal Tournament 3 for the PlayStation 3 will be shipping to retailers on December 10. This had been prev...
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PS3 version of Unreal Tournament III coming out December 10th


Nov 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
It looks like keeping our fingers crossed actually worked! Straight from Mark Rein himself, Unreal Tournament III will indeed be coming out during the week of December 10th:Midway has started talking to retailers to figure ou...
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Mark Rein: No plans for another Unreal game


Nov 13
// Dale North
Do you remember the days back before all of the Tournament action? If you do, you'll remember that the original Unreal was the game we used to show off the power of our PC rigs. It also raised the bar for 3D games, and was a ...
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UT3 looks better than Gears (with extra bonus PS3 love)


Nov 09
// Jim Sterling
To say that Epic's Mark Rein may be proud of Unreal Tournament 3 is something of an understatement. Just watch our exclusive chat with the man to find that out. Lately, he's been bigging up the graphical power of the game, cl...

Destructoid interview: Mark Rein edition

Nov 08 // Daniel Husky Lingen
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While attending the Unreal Tournament III launch event in San Francisco, Destructoid talked to Epic Games VP Mark Rein about the upcoming PC and PS3 releases of the title. We made sure to get the full details on the launch da...

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The Unreal Tournament 3 launch party in which Unreal Tournament 3 is launched


Nov 03
// Nick Chester
It's hard to believe, but the release of Unreal Tournament 3 is nearly upon us. The game whose engine has powered countless next-generation titles will finally be seeing a PC release on November 19. Epic and Midway threw a ...

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