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  • 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: 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: 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: Silicon Knights Ordered To Destroy Unsold Unreal Engine Games

    The court battle between Epic Games and Silicon Knights isn't over quite yet. A new filing yesterday has ordered Silicon Knights to destroy all game code using Unreal Engine, which includes Too Human and X-Men Destiny, and unreleased projects The Box/Ritualyst, The Sandman, and Siren the Maelstrom... More
  • Blog Post: Square Signs On For Extended Unreal Engine 3 And 4 License

    Square Enix and Epic Games have announced a licensing deal between the two companies, which allows Square to develop games using Epic's Unreal Engine 3 and 4. The companies previously announced that Square would be developing games using Unreal Engine 3, but adding Unreal Engine 4 adds a new wrinkle... More
  • Blog Post: New Unreal Engine 4 Screenshots Appear

    This is what you can expect out of next-gen console hardware. Welcome to the future. Tech publication Wired has obtained a fresh set of screens from the graphics engine Epic Games is preparing for the next round of consoles, as well as interviews with Epic technology master and co-founder Tim Sweeney... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Gets Together With The Government For Games

    Proving that the government doesn't always get it wrong, Uncle Sam has licensed Epic's ubiquitous Unreal Engine 3 for some of its training/simulation games. The multi-year partnership between the two covers a variety of platforms (including iOS, Android, Wii U, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3, and more) through... More
  • Blog Post: Epic & NCsoft Continue Partnership

    Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is practically the industry standard, and Epic's relationship with NCsoft in particular will continue for the foreseeable future. The two companies have struck a deal for NCsoft to continue to use Unreal Engine 3, although terms of the deal have not been disclosed. NCsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Epic's Tim Sweeney: Lifelike Graphics Will Happen During Our Lifetimes

    One of the gaming industry's preeminent minds took the stage for a speech at the D.I.C.E. summit today, and his talking points didn't disappoint technophiles. A self-acknowledged tech geek who feels more comfortable speaking to programmers about topics like the Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem... More
  • Blog Post: Marvel Heroes Will Use Unreal Engine 3

    Free-to-play games aren't usually defined by outstanding graphics, but the upcoming Marvel Heroes is putting in some real effort by licensing Epic's popular engine. Developer Gazillion Entertainment announced that the PC-exclusive MMO will use Unreal Engine 3. Does that mean that all of the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Infinity Blade Series Surpasses $30 Million In Sales

    A lot of fans were upset when Chair announced it was developing an iPad game instead of working on Shadow Complex 2. Why would a console developer abandon its successful XBLA franchise so quickly to focus on an unproven gaming platform? It turns out their gamble has paid off. In the aftermath of the... More
  • Blog Post: Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Talks Unreal Engine 4

    Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games usually likes to stay in the background when it comes to his company, but in a recent interview with IGN , he decided to speak up and talk about the future of video games. Sweeney is the man in charge over at Epic, but still likes to keep his hands dirty by... More
  • Blog Post: Silicon Knights Gets Its Day In Court With Epic Games

    A federal court has agreed to move forward with a case that that accuses Epic Games of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair competition. Kotaku recently dug up some documents that shed light on the litigation that has finally been cleared to move forward after four years of delays. Here's... More
  • Blog Post: Gears Of War 3 Box Art Revealed

    And by box art I mean "visual ID," which is what Epic Games calls this key piece of art for Gears of War 3. The art itself will obviously be cropped, chopped, and rearranged to fit snugly into the plastic sleeve of a neon green Xbox 360 case, like this: And if you'd like to take a better... More
  • Blog Post: Starbreeze To Begin Using Unreal Engine 3

    Starbreeze, the studio behind Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and The Darkness, just signed an important deal with Epic Games. The company is now set up for a multi-year contract to use Unreal Engine 3 to develop future games. "We evaluated several game engines in the market and came... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Unleashes Newest UDK, Complete With IOS Support

    Epic Games’ newest beta of the Unreal Development Kit – a free edition of the popular Unreal Engine – has been released into the wild. The most noteworthy addition to this iteration is the integration of tools for making iOS games and applications, functionality that was previously... More
  • Blog Post: Epic: Unreal Engine Too Powerful For 3DS

    Everyone who has seen the 3DS in action can confirm that the graphical potential of the system is very powerful. How powerful? Pretty powerful, but it’s probably not strong enough to handle Epic’s Unreal Engine, according to the company’s vice president. "No," Rein replied... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games: Unreal Engine 4 Is The Best Engine You've Never Seen

    Epic president Mike Capps shocked the world by touting his company's product in a recent interview with the UK's Edge magazine. The developer has been at work on Unreal Engine 4 since 2003, and expects to hit the ground running on the next console generation with a new iteration of its engine... More
  • Blog Post: Schools Can Use CryEngine For Free

    Crytek recently announced that it is handing out free CryEngine 3 licenses to educational facilities. The developer had previously embarked on an initiative to compete against Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 in the lucrative middleware market. The decision makes all kinds of sense. One of the biggest... More
  • Blog Post: Free Version Of Unreal Engine 3 Now Available

    Epic Games has announced that it’s making a version of its Unreal Engine 3 toolset available as a free download at www.udk.com. The tools will give hobbyist developers, students and anyone else interested in working with the 3D engine a chance to do so without making any initial investment. Commercial... More
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