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Interview: Epic Games Reveals New Fortnite Gameplay

Interview: Epic Games Reveals New Fortnite Gameplay

Epic Games has been quietly iterating Fortnite over the past few years. What began as a Game Jam idea has continued to evolve into a much larger project that has taken different design directions along the way. The developer has allowed a group of journalists to get hands-on with the latest pre-Alpha version of Fortnite, which is being designed as a free-to-play PC game. Darren Sugg, lead designer on Fortnite at Epic Games, discusses what’s new with the strategy/action game in this exclusive interview.

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Unreal Tournament 3 PC online play lives on, thanks to Epic

Unreal Tournament 3 PC online play lives on, thanks to Epic

Now that Gamespy's services have become a thing of the past, a number of PC games are no longer playable online. However, Epic is not content with this idea and is fully planning to keep Unreal Tournament 3's online play alive, thanks to a new patch that allows users to play through the game's master server.

Read more: But you'll have to create a new user name »

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Apple shows off dev-friendly back-end with EA and Epic games

Apple shows off dev-friendly back-end with EA and Epic games

Update: Corrected the name of Crytek's demo. Shacknews regrets the error.

E3 is next week, and that means it's Apple's time to shine with its annual WWDC conference. Today during the presentation, the company introduced iOS 8, along with a backend called "Metal" that allows developers to directly access the CPU and graphics processor.

Read more: From Garden Warfare to Zen Garden »

"The next few years are going to very interesting on the GPGPU front. It seems everyone is trying ..."
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Unreal Tournament returns as ambitious, fan-driven free first-person shooter

Unreal Tournament returns as ambitious, fan-driven free first-person shooter

It's been ages since the gaming community has seen any new content revolving around the Unreal Tournament franchise. But, today, Epic Games made good on its promise to spill the beans on a new project in the series. One that will focus just as much on being a tried-and-true first-person shooting experience as much as it will on being a devoted project where fans have some say.

Read more: The Tournament returns

"I hope the base game rocks and the mods are Rocket Arena quality."
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How Fortnite's pieces fit together

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How Fortnite's pieces fit together

Epic's Fortnite finally got unveiled earlier this month, but exactly how all of its disparate parts connect still wasn't quite clear. Between the home base, combat areas, and your own personal palace, how does it all fit together?

Read more: Mission hubs and themed game spaces »

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Fortnite creators explain story and F2P model

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Fortnite creators explain story and F2P model

We got our first look at Fortnite this week, as Epic finally took the wraps off its free-to-play game. But what is it? A new video features Epic talking about the story, the mechanics, and why it chose to go F2P for this one.

Read more: The Storm approaches »

"The whole third person thing really damaged my intent to buy the game. Now that its F2P, its ..."
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Fortnite finally reveals gameplay footage

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Fortnite finally reveals gameplay footage

Update: Added information about alpha test registrations.

We haven't heard much from Fortnite in quite a while, but Epic is apparently ready to take the wraps off the world-building combat hybrid. A video shows off the game in action for the first time.

Watch: Building and defending your keep »

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Epic building games to be played 'for hundreds or thousands of hours'

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Epic building games to be played 'for hundreds or thousands of hours'

Between some high-profile departures and Microsoft's acquisition of the Gears of War franchise, it seems that Epic Games hasn't put much focus on games lately. It has ambitious plans for its Unreal Engine that has been taking up most of its press, but CEO and founder Tim Sweeney says that the studio still has games in the pipeline.

Read more: More than 90 working on Fortnite »

"At $1500 I still find Unity's fee much cheaper than what Epic is offering. "
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Unreal Engine aiming to be 'next level' Minecraft

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Unreal Engine aiming to be 'next level' Minecraft

Unreal Engine is generally seen as a powerhouse that fuels big-budget blockbusters, but Epic has made moves to open it to a wider range of users with the recent announcement of a subscription model. Engine general manager Ray Davis said this is part of an effort to make the engine more accessible, and that it's been inspired by more simple building game tools like Minecraft.

Read more: Trying to craft "an equally fun experience" »

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Unreal Engine 4's latest tools demoed in new video

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Unreal Engine 4's latest tools demoed in new video

Unreal Engine moving to a monthly subscription model wasn't the only update to Epic's middleware SDK. The engine has been updated to natively support Oculus Rift, and adds some new features, like a new material system, Blueprints, and level building.

In a new video released by Epic, Zak Parrish walks through some of the new features of the Unreal Engine's latest iteration.

Watch: Next-gen graphix »

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Unreal Engine 4 now available via monthly subscription model

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Unreal Engine 4 now available via monthly subscription model

Developers that are interested in making games off Unreal Engine will be able to do so for cheap through a new monthly subscription model. For $19/month, you can have access to "everything," including the engine's complete C++ source code.

Once your game is ready to ship, you'll pay a royalty: 5% of the gross revenue of your game. Unreal Engine 4 is available right now.

Read more: 'Aimed at early adopters' »

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Epic shows Unreal 4 Engine running in-browser

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Epic shows Unreal 4 Engine running in-browser

Epic has been making a push for browsers to support its popular Unreal Engine. To that end, Mozilla and Epic have teamed up to show a demo of UE4 demos running in the Firefox browser without plugins.

Watch: Epic's Soul and Swing Ninja in-browser »

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Gears of War acquired by Microsoft, Gears vet joins Black Tusk to develop for Xbox One

Gears of War acquired by Microsoft, Gears vet joins Black Tusk to develop for Xbox One

Microsoft Studios has acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise, and has recruited series alum Rod Fergusson to help lead the internal development effort. Vancouver's Black Tusk Studios will be taking over development for the franchise, with a more concrete announcement for a future game planned for later this year.

Read more: Xbox One project to use Unreal Engine 4 »

"I wouldn't mind a Gears of War MP only experience. I agree with most of the sentiment on here ..."
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Bulletstorm dev renamed Epic Games Poland, working on Fortnite

Bulletstorm dev renamed Epic Games Poland, working on Fortnite

People Can Fly, developers of Bulletstorm and Gears of War Judgment have been given a new name from their corporate overlords. The studio is now called "Epic Games Poland," and they've been assigned to Fortnite, a game that apparently still exists.

Read more: Multiple studios working on Fortnite »

"Then again, it's a different era so maybe it just doesn't matter."
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Gears of War ran its course on 360, says Microsoft

Gears of War ran its course on 360, says Microsoft

The Gears of War series helped define Xbox 360. As Xbox One fast approaches, Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer suggested that they'd like to see more Gears games going into the next generation, but that he thinks they should reexamine the direction after Gears of War: Judgment's middling reception.

Read more: Needs to "expand the universe and what people are doing" »

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