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Interview: Epic Games Reveals New Fortnite Gameplay

By John Gaudiosi, Jul 08, 2014 7:15am PDT

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. 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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"Good interview. At first I thought Fortnite was just a little side project of Epic's, but the ..."

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

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 02, 2014 2:15pm PDT

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...

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"It's nice to see some game companies showing actual support for the fanbase. Not to mention ..."

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

By Steve Watts, Jun 02, 2014 12:00pm PDT

During Apple's WWDC 14 conference today, it introduced a developer back-end called Metal, and showed it off with EA and Epic projects.

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"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

By Robert Workman, May 08, 2014 11:35am PDT

Unreal Tournament is coming back in a big way, as a free-to-play shooter with a secondary mod market.

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"I hope the base game rocks and the mods are Rocket Arena quality."

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How Fortnite's pieces fit together

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2014 8:15am PDT

Epic Games has detailed how the Home Base, Fort, and mission structure will work together in Fortnite.

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Fortnite creators explain story and F2P model

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2014 2:00pm PDT

In a new video, the creative team behind Fortnite explains the story, how that interacts with the gameplay of going out and closing monster-rifts, and why they chose to use a free-to-play model.

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"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

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2014 9:45am PDT

A trailer to promote Game Informer's latest issue shows off the first gameplay footage of Fortnite in action.

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"I think it was their way of saying "this isn't Gears of War (but hey, pssst, we're the Gears of ..."

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

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2014 10:00am PDT

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says that studio is still actively working on at least two game projects, with Fortnite demanding 90 members of their staff.

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"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

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2014 8:30am PDT

Unreal Engine general manager Ray Davis says the team has been inspired by Minecraft, and wants to make its building tools as fun and easy to use as the popular game.

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"Yeah; I sighed at the title at first, thinking it was a reference to Fortnite, but making level ..."

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Unreal Engine 4's latest tools demoed in new video

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 1:00pm PDT

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

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Unreal Engine 4 now available via monthly subscription model

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2014 9:15am PDT

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...

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"how anyone manages to ship anything without a lot of programming support would be amazing ..."

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Epic shows Unreal 4 Engine running in-browser

By Steve Watts, Mar 14, 2014 10:30am PDT

Epic Games and Mozilla have partnered for a new tech video, showing two Unreal Engine 4 demos running in-browser without plugins.

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

By Steve Watts, Jan 27, 2014 7:45am PST

Microsoft Studios announced today that it has bought the rights to Gears of War from Epic, and recruited Gears alum Rod Fergusson to head up Black Tusk which will be taking on the first new effort.

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"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

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 01, 2013 1:30pm PDT

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.

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"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

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2013 8:30am PDT

Gears of War ran its course on 360, but it could continue its life into the next generation if it got more expansive fiction and possibly a new studio, according to Microsoft's Phil Spencer.

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"Well it has a rambling, meandering plot that consists primarily of Marcus Fenix working out his ..."

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