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Shadow Complex Remastered

Review: Shadow Complex Remastered

Fans of Shadow Complex have desperately wanted a follow-up for years. I know, because I was (and still am!) among them. The 2009 side-scrolling adventure was a genuine hit on Xbox 360, deservedly so, and ended up becoming one of the definin...   read

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Paragon's early access starts now, no more progress wipes

Paragon is gearing up for launch in the future, but for now, Epic is keen on putting it into an Early Access phase. The good news is that there will be "no more data wipes," so from this point on, you can play to your heart's content and un...   read

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Nice 'Big Head' mode you got there, Unreal Tournament

There's a newly-updated version of the Unreal Tournament pre-alpha with a Big Head mutator and, jeez, how the heck do I keep forgetting this is in production and also freely playable? Lookin' good. Epic Games and community creators have bee...   read

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Epic CEO

Epic CEO dumps on Microsoft's new Windows initiative: 'We must fight it'

[Update: Microsoft's Phil Spencer has fired back and Sweeney seems to be open to a future with Windows.] When Epic Games talks about anything PC related, I listen. The company has been around the block, and now, its CEO isn't having what Mi...   read

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Paragon, Epic's MOBA, enters Early Access on March 18

As someone who has played MOBAs since the dawn of the original DOTA mod, I'm all about trying new things that stray from the typical formula. Heroes of the Storm does that wonderfully, and Paragon for PC and PS4, based on ear...   read

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Hands-on with Paragon
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It happened to me! I had fun playing Paragon

Epic Games (Gears of War) announced Paragon (PS4, PC) at PlayStation Experience, an in-tight, third-person MOBA from the developer of seminal shooters like Gears of War and Unreal Tournament. Yes, everything is a MOBA these days. For me tha...   read

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At least he doesn't vape
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Epic's Paragon introduces a pipe-smoking Ivan Ooze

There is some barrier to entry for the (wildly successful) MOBA genre. Epic's (Gears of War) shot at the genre, Paragon, is coming to consoles (PS4 and PC) and is a pulled in third-person game following MOBA principles, which means it coul...   read

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Paragon announced
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Epic is making a MOBA called Paragon for PS4 and PC

Gears of Who? Epic Games' new ploy is getting in on the crowded MOBA space with Paragon, a PS4 and PC game just announced at the PlayStation Experience. "Paragon is the MOBA from Epic Games that puts you in the fight with explosive action,...   read

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Grux is the last of Epic's Paragon character reveals

I've mostly stayed away from the Paragon marketing, as I'd prefer to just jump into the beta when there's something actually substantial to see. Then again, this is the last of the character reveal trailers, so it allows me to rant a ...   read

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Epic reveals another character for Paragon, still won't tell us what the game is

We're getting a firm grasp on Paragon's who, but we're still left in the dark as to its what. Epic has had no problem rolling out teaser trailers for the game's roster, but has neglected to tell us anything of substance about it. All in du...   read

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Epic announces Paragon, teases a beefy dude with metal arms

Epic has been working on Fortnite for a while, but that's not the only title the studio has up its sleeve. Today, it announced Paragon along with a teaser video featuring a guy who kind of looks like if DmC's Dante got buff and then also ha...   read

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Looks like it's time to try Unreal Tournament

Epic Games has opened its pre-alpha season for Unreal Tournament. The latest version of the PC game is the team's "biggest release to date," adding Skaarj and Necris characters, three maps, a new progression system, and offline challenges. ...   read

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Cliff Bleszinski

Cliff Bleszinski says he retired because everyone was too jaded

If you were to look at Cliff Bleszinski's work history, you'd find a small gap between his time at Epic Games and the development of his new game, LawBreakers. A couple of years seems like a fair transition time, but Bleszinski never necess...   read

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Epic Games warn of rampant phishing scam emails

Here's a friendly warning from your friends at Destructoid, which comes courtesy of Epic Games. According to a statement made both on Twitter and their official forums, there's some seriously dodgy stuff going on with emails from company ad...   read

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Backward compatibility

Shadow Complex playable on Xbox One for preview members

I'm using my Xbox One more than ever now that Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is playable by way of Rare Replay. Gotta catch 'em all. Backward compatibility is a huge deal for people like me who have an extensive Xbox 360 library an...   read

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Gears remaster
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Peek at Gears of War: Ultimate Edition's touched-up cinematics

I've mostly avoided the remaster trend, but Gears of War: Ultimate Edition might be one of the few to pull me in. Not so much for the campaign, whose revamped cutscenes are briefly shown here, but as a way to get back into the multiplayer....   read

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People Can Fly

People Can Fly head talks about split with Epic, new game

People Can Fly, a Poland-based developer, announced a split from Epic Games this morning. While the studio gained notoriety for its Painkiller games, in 2007 the majority of the company was acquired by Epic, and since then it's largely...   read

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Gears of War

Gears of War Ultimate Edition coming August 25

Looks like the Gears of War Ultimate Edition will be here in just a couple of months. If you're itching to get the chainsaw revving, you can play it when it releases August 25. I remember being 14 and thinking Gears of War was lik...   read

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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 Engine 4. According ...   read

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Free Unreal Engine 4

Go build something: Unreal Engine 4 is free to use

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...   read

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Unreal Engine 4

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 games in Unreal, ...   read

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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 out today to com...   read

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Gears of War

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 from VG Leaks i...   read


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 school I learned ty...   read

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

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 ...   read

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