Epic Games News


Robo Recall Gets Mod Support

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 09, 2017 8:25am PST

Full assets and source code are available to all.


"Just played this for the first time last night. It's really good. Soundtrack and announcer guy ..."

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GDC 2017: Tim Sweeney talks about Unreal, Duke3D and the future of gaming

By Asif Khan, Mar 07, 2017 4:50pm PST

We caught up with Tim Sweeney, head of Epic Games, at the Game Developers Choice Awards to talk about receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and the finer points of doing it for Shacknews.


"It's nice to see that kind of stuff, except now I want to play some UT. And it's 5:42am and I ..."

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Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition in 4k, 60FPS Exclusive Game Details

By Greg Burke, Mar 06, 2017 6:45pm PST

The game heralded as the spirtual successor to Duke Nukem 3D finally gets to kick ass and chew bubble gum in Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition. Check out this interview from to find out more!


Fortnite Is Still Coming, With An Open Beta Planned By 2018

By John Keefer, Mar 01, 2017 5:50pm PST

The development cycle is expected to be similar to that of Paragon, Epic's Tim Sweeney said.


"Fortnite is not a video game. Even you guys are posting FAKE NEWS now?"

- Zek see all 2 comments

GDC 2017: Epic Games' Ben Lewis-Evans on Player Psychology and Rewards

By David Craddock, Mar 01, 2017 6:30am PST

Epic's resident user experience researcher clarifies the role of dopamine in games and dives deep into reward systems and feedback loops.


Battle Breakers in a New Tactical RPG from Epic Games

By John Keefer, Feb 28, 2017 9:50am PST

Epic's next game is being developed for mobile and PC.


"This really doesn't look anything like a saturday morning cartoon to me. I might be more ..."

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Paragon v.38 Patch Adds Pop Star Shinbi, Numerous Hero Fixes

By John Keefer, Feb 21, 2017 10:10am PST

It's all about her spirit wolves and dazzling other heroes before she kills them.


"Kids love cute j-pop/k-pop characters dont they? Take D.Va from Overwatch for example, ..."

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Paragon Lays Out Its Plans for Content Over the Next few Months

By John Keefer, Feb 03, 2017 10:05am PST

The free-to-play MOBA has been an epic undertaking for its dev team.


Watch How Robo Recall Evolved From the Bullet Train Tech Demo

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 01, 2017 7:00am PST

See how the Bullet Train demo for Oculus has evolved into a full game in this dev diary.


Paragon reveals new hero is Elsa from Frozen ... not really

By John Keefer, Jan 27, 2017 8:43am PST

Her name is actually Aurora, and she is probably more of The White Witch.


"Just watched the trailer for this game. It looks so generic, Epic has really poor art direction ..."

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Developing Beyond game development competition offers $500,000 prize pool to European devs

By David Craddock, Jan 26, 2017 1:02pm PST

Entrants have one year to create a viable game, and submissions will be co-judged by id Software co-creator John Romero.


Epic co-founder Tim Sweeney will receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 GDC Awards

By David Craddock, Jan 20, 2017 2:21pm PST

Sweeney has overseen the development of several foundational franchises and technology suites.


Epic: Gears of War Judgment cost $60 Million to Make, Made $100 Million

By Cassidee Moser, Jan 10, 2017 11:16am PST

During a conversation about the evolution of the console market, Epic's Tim Sweeney shared information about the earnings of one of the most recent Gears of War games. 


Celebrate Cyber Monday With Unreal Engine 4 Deals

By Cassidee Moser, Nov 28, 2016 9:49am PST

Get some asset and development kits at a discount. 


Paragon's robotic Crunch now available to pummel enemies

By John Keefer, Nov 15, 2016 8:10am PST

24 possible combos for this new mechanized monstrosity.