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  • Blog Post: Fortnite’s Second Alpha Is Live Now, Live Stream 4PM EST Today

    Epic’s Fortnite has been tucked away behind closed doors for almost a year, but today a few fans will get hands-on time and everyone can see it in action. While Epic is only quietly announcing the launch, the second official Alpha period for Fortnite is currently live and will run through April... More
  • Blog Post: Game Developer's Conference 2015 News Round-Up

    Check out our round-up to make sure you didn't miss any of the big stories coming out of this year's Game Developer's Conference. Game Developer's Choice Awards The industry's annual developer-chosen awards were held, and there were some surprise winners. GDC Award Winners Revealed... More
  • Blog Post: Unreal Engine 4 Is Now Free, New Build Of Unreal Tournament Available

    Epic has announced that it has removed the subscription fee from Unreal Engine 4. Anyone can download the tools and start using them immediately, with no fees and no charge for future updates. Developers won’t pay Epic anything until and unless shipped products earn $3,000 gross, with royalties... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Announces $5 Million Grant Program For Developers Working With Unreal Engine 4

    Epic Games wants to help you complete your project in Unreal Engine 4. The developer has announced a $5 million grant program that will support studios working in the latest version of the engine. The company will make awards between $5,000 and $50,000, with funding going to games, animation, or visualizations... More
  • Blog Post: Put An End To The Infinity Blade Loop With These 3D-Printed Figures

    Many video game statuettes available for sale are based on established characters, and while that's certainly appealing, part of the fun of interacting with video games is in lending your own imagination to the equation. Today, Chair has announced a solution for bringing fans' own creations within... More
  • Blog Post: Cliff Bleszinski Reveals BlueStreak Concept Art, Explains Why He Went With Nexon

    After recently announcing his retirement from retirement and revealing BlueStreak, Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski has answered some questions about the game, and released some concept art. You can check out the concept art from the game above, which appears to take place in Los Angeles. You can... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Teases The Future Of Unreal Tournament

    Epic employees have started tweeting teases about the future of Unreal Tournament, which will be revealed later this week. The company is holding a Twitch event on its Unreal Engine channel on Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Included in some of the tweets from the likes of Mark Rein (Epic co-founder... More
  • Blog Post: Epic's Unreal Engine Subscription Program Now Supports Consoles

    For only $19 a month, upstart game developers can have access to Epic's powerful Unreal Engine 4 technology. Today, Epic just added support for console platforms to the program. Epic generated huge headlines following its announcement during Game Developer's Conference. The program allows aspiring... More
  • Blog Post: Infinity Blade III Special Event Ties In With Upcoming Film "47 Ronin"

    Starting December 13, Infinity Blade III players will be able to participate in a new ClashMob event to obtain a unique weapon from the film 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves. Players from around the world must work together to beat challenges and defeat the Samurai Brute, an enemy in the movie. If they're... 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: Get Infinity Blade Free For A Limited Time

    Chair Entertainment has marked its 2010 game Infinity Blade down by a considerable percentage on the iTunes store. How does 100-percent off sound to you? The deal is part of a Black Friday special. Infinity Blade periodically goes on sale for a buck, but this is even better. If you haven't been keeping... More
  • Blog Post: Rod Fergusson Opening New 2K Studio

    According to an announcement on Twitter, Rod Fergusson – one of the minds behind the Gears of War series – is launching a new studio in the San Francisco Bay area for 2K Games. Fergusson's tweet doesn't give more details than that, but promises more information soon. Last we heard... 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: Infinity Blade Developers Shocked By The Power Of The iPhone 5S

    Speaking with Polygon , Chair Entertainment's Donald Mustard revealed just how amazed he is by the power of the iPhone 5S . When Mustard and the team at Chair Entertainment got their hands on Apple's new phone, they threw as much processing heavy game elements as they could at the device, and... More
  • Blog Post: Shadow Complex Developer Wants A Sequel

    Chair Entertainment released Shadow Complex on Xbox Live Arcade in 2009. Since then, the developer has been hard at work on the highly successful Infinity Blade series for iOS devices. Chair Entertainment's co-founder and creative director Donald Mustard told GameSpot recently that the studio hasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Inaugurates Unreal Engine 4 Partners Program

    Epic hit a home run with its Unreal Engine 3 this generation, as it was used in a wide variety of games and helped developers bring them to life. Now Epic has announced over a dozen middleware companies that will support the upcoming Unreal Engine 4. Epic has announced its Integrated Partners Program... More
  • Blog Post: A Note About Our Gears Of War: Judgment Review

    The newest chapter of the Gears of War series hits store shelves this Tuesday, and you'll probably see reviews for it popping up any minute now. However, you won't see Game Informer's just yet. If you've paid attention to any gaming sites over the last couple of weeks, you may have heard... More
  • Blog Post: Prepare For Gears Of War: Judgment With Our Coverage Hub

    Back in July '12, Gears of War: Judgment graced our cover , and along with it came a huge number of stories and features covering the development of the game. With Gears of War: Judgment's impending release this Tuesday, now is the perfect time to revisit all of our coverage. Click here , or... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Is Giving Away A Signed Copy Of Our Gears Of War: Judgment Issue

    Epic Games is giving away a copy of our Gears of War: Judgment issue, signed by the actor that portrays Augustus "Cole Train" Cole, Lester Speight. There are a couple of ways to get entered to win the magazine. You'll have to head to Epic Games' blog for more information. Gears of War... More
  • Blog Post: Pick Up Infinity Blade For Free Until Next Week

    Apple's free app of the week this week is the critically acclaimed and visually impressive Infinity Blade. If you haven't already played this showpiece for iOS gaming, now is the time to do it. You can download the game for free until February 21. Downloading the game gives you access to both... More
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