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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 ..."

- mrwolf710 see all 28 comments

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 ..."

- the archvile see all 12 comments

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 ..."

- _Druxk_ see all 76 comments

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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Infinity Blade cinematic recaps the great weapon's origins

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Infinity Blade: Origins is a video recap of the Infinity Blade narrative to this point, released just ahead of Wednesday's Infinity Blade III release.

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Infinity Blade 3 dragon has four times the polygons of any character from Epic

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 11, 2013 4:00pm PDT

"That dragon had four times the polycount of any console character we've ever done in Gears of War or Shadow Complex or anything like that," Mustard said. "It had four times the texture detail, the normal map detail, all on that dragon."

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"I wish the IB games were actually fun instead of basically being tech demos."

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Infinity Blade 3 announced

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 10, 2013 10:45am PDT

Apple is showing off new iPhones to the world, which means Epic Games needs to announce a new Infinity Blade game. Infinity Blade 3 promises to...

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"The graphics are insane for mobile. I wonder what tricks they're using, and how much RAM it needs."

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Infinity Blade: Dungeons officially canceled

By John Keefer, Jul 12, 2013 1:30pm PDT

When developer Impossible Studios was closed in February, Epic Games said that it was putting Infinity Blade Dungeons on hold. Now, it has been revealed that the next installment of the popular iOS franchise was actually canceled.

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"I also wish there was a PC port but I'm not holding out hope. "

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Epic Games co-founders to join Develop Hall of Fame

By John Keefer, Jun 27, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Epic Games' Tim Sweeney and Mark Rein will be the first international developers to join Develop magazine's game development Hall of Fame. The pair will receive the Development Legend Award when they are inducted on July 10 in Brighton, England.

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