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  • Blog Post: At PAX East? Find Us For A Chance To Attend A Secret Fortnite Play Session

    We're at PAX East this weekend and just bumped into our friends from Epic Games. As you probably know, their upcoming action-building game is on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Game Informer . What you might not know is that Fortnite is here in Boston... but not on the show floor. Epic is holding... More
  • Blog Post: The Fortnite Digital Issue Is Live Across All Formats

    If you have a computer or tablet, you could be reading all about Fortnite right now. Shortly after our cover story announcement yesterday, our digital issue went live on web browser , iPad , Android , and Google Play . You can download the apps for free . All four of these digital options are included... More
  • Blog Post: May Cover Revealed – Fortnite

    Epic Games as a company has never been one to fear change. It's succeeded in shareware PC titles, arena shooters, triple-A console shooters, and mobile titles, and it's making another leap with the free-to-play Fortnite. Epic revealed the game at the 2011 VGAs, but little has been known about... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Announces Unreal Engine 4 Subscription Plan

    When you think Unreal Engine, you traditionally think about triple-A games with cutting edge graphics. But with the game industry stretching into so many new arenas – games as service, niche indie development, mobile games – Epic decided it was time to evolve the engine accordingly. To make... More
  • Blog Post: Unreal Engine 4 Demo's Fireball In The Making

    The latest in Epic's behind-the-scenes video series detailing the wonders of Unreal Engine 4 is here. Epic's Francois Antoine (senior FX artist) and Zak Parrish (developer support) discuss how Unreal Engine 4 makes the fireball explosion in the Infiltrator demo possible (hint: a lot of technical... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Gears Of War And Rod Fergusson Now At Microsoft

    Update : 2K Games has responded to our request for comment on the departure of Rod Fergusson. Fergusson was hired on to cultivate a new studio for 2K Games. "We can confirm that Rod Fergusson is no longer with 2K," a 2K representative told us via email. "Any projects the new studio is... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games And UK School Open Epic Games Centre

    Epic Games, the studio behind Gears of War, is furthering its relationship with academia with a new organization aimed to unite classrooms with professional game developers. The Epic Games Centre is opening in collaboration with the United Kingdom-based Staffordshire University. Epic Games will be providing... More
  • Blog Post: Court Of Appeals Upholds Decision In Silicon Knights And Epic Games Unreal Engine Lawsuit

    In 2012, the courts ruled in favor of Epic Games after Silicon Knights sued the company in 2007 over the licensing of its Unreal Engine for use with the development of Too Human. Silicon Knights claimed that Epic Games gave the studio a faulty version of its engine and used the licensing fees acquired... More
  • Blog Post: New Unreal Engine 4 Video Shows Off Water Effects & More

    Epic Games has released the latest in a series of videos showing off the advantages of Unreal Engine 4. The video is a bit technical for non-developers. Regardless, it offers a sneak peak at creating water effects and particle simulation/collision using the engine. Unreal Engine 4 is expected to be a... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games Auctioning Signed Gears Of War Lancer Replicas For Hospitalized Insomniac Games Artist

    Earlier this week Ana Kessel, a interning artist with Insomniac Games, was the victim of a hit and run car accident . Gears of War developer Epic Games has stepped up to help. Currently, there are three signed Gears of War replica lancers up for bid on eBay. All of the proceeds from the sales will go... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Phil Spencer Talks About Gears Of War's Future

    The Gears of War series wrapped up on Xbox 360 earlier this year with the release of Gears of War: Judgment. We may not have seen the last of Epic's franchise, but Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer says there would be changes to future installments if he had his way. Spencer spoke about the... More
  • Blog Post: Making Visual Effects With Unreal Engine 4

    Think about how many muzzle flashes you see during any shooter gameplay session. It's a pretty inconsequential thing amidst the frantic action on-screen, but watching it broken down in the video below makes it fascinating. This video is the latest in a series that dig deeper into Epic Games'... More
  • Blog Post: Creating Characters With Unreal Engine 4

    Epic has put up another video showing off how Unreal Engine 4 will benefit developers. This dev diary uses the Infiltrator demo to show how different material layers can be assigned to character models easily. Developers walk through how material layers can be combined on characters across all the assets... More
  • Blog Post: Ex-Epic President Mike Capps Joins Remedy Board of Directors

    Mike Capps, one of the many high profile employees to leave Epic Games, has accepted a position on Alan Wake/Quantum Break developer Remedy's board of directors. Capps announced that he was retiring from from Epic in late 2012, but said that he would remain on the company's board of directors... More
  • Blog Post: Infinity Blade III Announced

    Today at Apple's Press Conference, Epic Games and Chair Entertainment made it official that Infinity Blade III is in the works. Infinity Blade III launches with the iPhone 5C on September 20 and is the conclusion to the trilogy. The game has up to eight worlds and you play as two different characters... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Explains Layered Materials In Unreal Engine 4 Video

    Epic has released a new video showing off one of the new features of Unreal Engine 4 . It gets technical, but even for those who aren't ever planning on making a video game, the visuals are still easy to appreciate. The new technique is called "layered materials" and allows different color... More
  • Blog Post: Epic & NVIDIA Bring Unreal Engine 4 To Mobile

    At the SIGGRAPH tech conference, Epic Games showed off its Unreal Engine 4 on NVIDIA's next-generation Logan mobile GPU. The Logan processor features Kepler GPU architecture that's featured in PCs today, and which Epic has used for its previous Unreal Engine 4 demos like the Infiltrator one shown... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games' Tim Sweeney And Mark Rein Headed To Develop Hall Of Fame

    Two of gaming's most influential figures will be recognized next month at the 2013 Develop Industry Excellence Awards. Epic Games' founder, CEO, and technical director Tim Sweeney and co-founder and vice president Mark Rein will be inducted into Develop magazine's development hall of fame... More
  • Blog Post: Infinity Blade II On Sale For 99 Cents

    Epic has just dropped the price of Chair Entertainment's iOS blockbuster Infinity Blade 2 to a measly 99 cents, making this a great time to check out a great mobile game. As part of a "Summer Kick-Off Sale", Epic has dropped the price of Infinity Blade II to under a dollar, just as it once... More
  • Blog Post: Gears of War: Judgment Lost Relics DLC Out Today For VIP Members

    If you've been itching to rev up your lancer, but have grown tired of the existing Gears of War: Judgment maps, perhaps today's new DLC will lure you back in. Epic Games has announced that today's new expansion, titled Lost Relics, brings four new maps, one new mode, and new character and... More
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