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Unreal Tournament

Looks like Unreal Tournament is in capable hands


You can play a free pre-alpha build now
Mar 04
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... read
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Free Unreal Engine 4

Go build something: Unreal Engine 4 is free to use


That's not a real room
Mar 02
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 re... read
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Unreal Engine 4

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


'No strings attached'
Feb 19
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... read
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Fortnite

Epic is sending out Fortnite alpha invites now


Today marked the first wave
Dec 01
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... read
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Gears of War

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


Oh, Kinect
Sep 11
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 ... read
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Epic Games gives Unreal Engine 4 to schools for free


Prove to dad you're not a fool
Sep 04
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... read
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Infinity Blade

ChAIR is wrapping up Infinity Blade III with its final update next week


Feel free to move on to something else, please
Aug 26
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 waiti... read
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Oh hey! You can be playing the new Unreal Tournament RIGHT NOW


Just be aware it's in pre-alpha
Aug 12
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... read
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Epic Games UK

Epic Games UK set up to work on Unreal Engine 4


Formerly Pitbull Studio
Aug 05
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... read
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Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament footage: 'We have a game now'


Checking in with the latest build
Jul 29
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... read
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Fortnite

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


So says the press release, anyway
Jul 08
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... read
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Apple announces Metal to bring console-quality graphics to iOS


Dramatically reduced overhead
Jun 02
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... read
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GameSpy

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


Wait, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. has multiplayer?
Jun 02
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... read
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Unreal Tournament

Epic's new Unreal Tournament is starting to come together


The first deathmatch
May 29
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... read
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We've left no stone unturned!
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. read feature

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Tappy Chicken

Epic Games makes with the flappy with Tappy Chicken appy


Does that make you happy?
May 22
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,... read
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Deals

Unreal and Unreal Tournament games half price on Steam


It's not like the new one is going to be playable anytime soon
May 10
Epic Games started development on a new Unreal Tournament in collaboration with the community and Unreal Engine 4 developers this week, and that makes this a decent enough time to discount the existing games in the franchise,... read
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A collaborative effort between Epic, fans, and Unreal Engine 4 devs
Epic Games made its "future of Unreal Tournament" announcement and it's actually promising. There is, in fact, a new game in the works -- starting today with "a small team of UT veterans" -- that'll be developed in open colla... read feature

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Epic Games

Epic is doing something with Unreal Tournament next week


VP Mark Rein is 'so excited for the comback'
May 02
It's been long enough since the last Unreal Tournament that I'd say hell yeah, we could use another one of those right about now. Epic Games VP and co-founder Mark Rein has taken to Twitter today to hype up "the future of Unr... read
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Unreal Engine 4 goes to Xbox One, PS4 in 4.1 update


No additional cost
Apr 25
Update 4.1 for Unreal Engine 4 lets developers on Epic's nifty subscription service access PS4 and Xbox One for their work at no extra cost. This means that those that were registered as console developers (including ID@Xbox... read
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Fortnite

Sign up for Epic Games' Fortnite alpha


They're finally ready to talk about the game
Apr 08
Epic has kept mostly quiet about Fortnite for years now and in that time I've gone from being excited to not caring at all to really, really caring. Now that the studio has opened alpha sign-ups and shared a bunch of informat... read
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Fortnite

Epic: Fortnite has 'evolved,' hopefully we can talk about it soon


Yeah, that'd be nice
Mar 25
As far as "things I want Epic Games to release that aren't Unreal Tournament" go, it's pretty much just Fortnite at this point. The sandbox survival game "might be the best thing we've ever done," according to studio co-found... read
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Epic Games' new Unreal Engine 4 subscription plan detailed


Impressions from first demonstration
Mar 19
Epic Games announced a new subscription model for Unreal Engine 4 this morning. Any user can gain full access to their tools and source code for only $19 a month and 5% revenue. Developers can deploy to PC, Mac, iOS, and Andr... read
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$19.99 a month, 5% of revenue, starts today
Anyone can gain access to Unreal Engine 4 now with a new subscription plan, priced at $19.99 a month. This was announced this morning in a GDC press conference by Epic co-founder Tim Sweeney.  With this new plan, users c... read feature

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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






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