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  • 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: Epic's Mark Rein Hints At Free-To-Play Future In Next-Gen

    Both the PlayStation 4 and next Xbox console will incorporate free-to-play an in-app purchases in a significant way says Epic Games vice president Mark Rein. At the Game Horizon conference in Newcastle, UK (running May 8-9), Rein revealed the console makers' push in the new direction that is meagerly... More
  • Blog Post: Epic's Mark Rein Gives Props To The PS4's Developer-Friendly Architecture

    Epic's vice president has sung the praises of the PlayStation 4 and Sony's decision to switch to a more familiar architecture for the upcoming home console. "I think it's a very smart move on Sony's behalf to build this sort of enhanced PC architecture and then put so much in it... More
  • Blog Post: We'll Be Seeing More Of Unreal Engine 4 This Year

    We haven't seen much of Unreal Engine 4 outside of that Samaritan tech demo released last year, but we'll be seeing more in 2012 according to Epic's Mark Rein. Speaking to G4 at DICE, he said "People are going to be shocked later this year when they see Unreal Engine 4 and how much more... More
  • Blog Post: Mark Rein: Future Consoles Could Be Portable

    Speaking to Develop, Epic Games Vice President Mark Rein mused that future iterations of the Xbox or PlayStation could be portable in nature. We’re not talking handheld systems, but instead a hybrid experience that wouldn’t require you to be tethered to your television. “Imagine a future... More
  • Blog Post: Epic's Mark Rein Apologizes To Indie Dev For Being Rude

    A few days ago, Epic Games’ Vice President Mark Rein caused a bit of a stir during an indie-gaming panel at the Develop conference. Speaking from the audience, Rein apparently chastised the assembled developers when the subject of interacting with customers in small-scale projects came up. According... More
  • Blog Post: Indie Dev Cliff Harris To Epic's Mark Rein: F**k Off

    I don't think it's unfair to call Epic vice president Mark Rein an opinionated man. He's not the kind of guy who's likely to back down from sharing his point of view, and that attitude is going to occasionally make some enemies. Such is the case with a recent blog post from indie developer... 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
  • Blog Post: Will Gears of War 3 Support Natal?

    The answer is quite possibly. In a recent interview with OXM , Epic Game’s vice president Mark Rein made it clear that he’s quite fond of Microsoft’s new motion camera peripheral. Epic’s Unreal technology was used to power the tech demos during Microsoft’s Natal unveil at... More
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