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  • 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: Too Human Pulled From Xbox Live Marketplace In Response To Lawsuit

    Last year, Too Human developer Silicon Knights was ordered to destroy all game code created using the Unreal Engine , which includes games both released and unreleased by the developer. The process has begun with Too Human's disappearance from the Xbox Live Marketplace. To refresh, Silicon Knights... More
  • Blog Post: Unreal Environmental Artist Imagines A Current-Gen Pokémon Center

    Talented environmental artist Even Liaw has posted a series of images of a Pokémon Center he has created using the Unreal development engine. It's Liaw's take on what a Pokémon Center might look like if it existed on a current generation console. You see the full gallery by checking... 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: Unreal Engine 4 Trailer Showcases Next-Gen Graphics

    The next generation of gaming hardware is on the horizon, even though none of the major console manufacturers were talking about it at E3. If you want to see what the future holds for your in-game graphics (not just cutscenes), watch this demo video of Unreal Engine 4 and be amazed. The short sequence... 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: Awesome Solar System App Uses The Unreal Engine

    It's not technically a game, but it does use the Unreal Engine, and it is very cool. When game developer Christopher Albeluhn found himself out of the job after working in the industry for seven years, he used his new forced free time to create an accurate model of our solar system using the Unreal... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Announces Final Four Games In iOS Unreal Contest, Roster Of Judges

    Epic Games and Train2Game have announced the four finalists in its Make Something Unreal Live competition. Each of the four projects is based on a book in the Fighting Fantasy series, and the games are being developed for iOS using Unreal Engine 3. The winner will be selected by a panel of gaming veterans... 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: The Lawsuit Between Epic Games And Silicon Knights Reveals Interesting Developer Projects

    The lawsuit between these two companies has been going on forever, and it seemed as though it would continue forever until last week. For some quick backstory, Silicon Knights licensed the Unreal Engine to develop its game Too Human, but found the engine to be inadequate and misrepresented by Epic Games... More
  • Blog Post: Unreal Engine 3 Can Run In Flash Player 11

    If you've ever felt dismayed at the lack of hardcore-friendly experiences available in web-based, free-to-play games, here's a story that could be important to you: Epic Games has revealed that its popular Unreal Engine 3 can run in the new Flash Player 11. Joystiq has the press release for this... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Does Some First-Person Platforming

    We all know and love Mario and his 2D roots, but what if you could play the original NES game from a brand new perspective? The video below, posted on YouTube user 525Leomas ' channel, gives you a taste of a few early Super Mario Bros. levels in first-person. It's just a project, not an actual... More
  • Blog Post: Unreal 3 Will Power Star Wars

    LucasArts has announced a multi-year deal to utilize the same engine technology that powers Gears of War. The new agreement indicates that LucasArts will use the ubiquitous technology of Unreal Engine 3 across all platforms, including mobile, PC, current-gen consoles, and the inevitable next-gen consoles... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games' President Says 99-Cent Apps Are A Threat

    The increasing popularity of mobile games has created a situation of uncertainty for more traditional game-industry veterans. Some, like Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime, have chosen to downplay their significance, saying that these cheaper games are essentially disposable to consumers. Others, like Epic... More
  • Blog Post: Gorgeous Unreal 3 Engine Trailer Details Impressive Tech

    Epic's Samaritan trailer looked more like a trailer for a new game property than a showcase for the company's next-generation Unreal 3 Engine technology, leading many to speculate that the clip will indeed become a game at some point. Today, Epic released a new Unreal 3 Engine trailer, one aimed... More
  • Blog Post: The Terrifying Sharks Vs. Divers Multiplayer Game You Didn't Know You Wanted

    Let me get this out of the way first: If you're reading this, and you have a serious shark phobia -- I'm looking at you, Andrew Reiner -- then do yourself a favor and quit reading now. For everyone else, meet Depth. Depth is an insane-looking indie game being created with the Unreal development... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Shows Off Impressive Unreal Tech

    Epic Games pulled together a massively impressive tech demo for GDC, designed to showcase top-of-the-line Unreal Engine 3 features and give us a glimpse of what the future of games could look like. The thematic presentation featured a character created specifically for the demo called “The Samaritan... More
  • Blog Post: No Unreal For 3DS

    Mark Rein says that Nintendo's new handheld just doesn't have the technical capabilities to support Unreal technology. Joystiq had a conversation with Epic's Mark Rein recently in which he made abundantly clear how Unreal will work on the 3DS. The short answer? It won't. "The second... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Reader Recreates Overblood Intro In Unreal

    If you have not yet watched our absurd and hilarious Super Replay of obscure PS1 survival horror game Overblood, there's no time like the present. You may discover you love it as much as YouTube user DrSquatzenmilk, who was inspired to recreate the first level (and hopefully more) using the Unreal... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Denies Abandoning PC Gamers, Plans Mobile and Tablet Expansions

    Not content with flexing its considerable development chops on the consoles and PC, Epic vice president Mark Rein says the company has plans for expanding to both the mobile phone and tablet markets as well. In an interview with the PC gaming blog Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Rein acknowledged Epic's plans... More
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