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Epic production director joins Irrational as VP

By John Keefer, Aug 10, 2012 8:15am PDT

The shuffling of staff continues at Irrational Games, as former Epic Game production director Rod Fergusson joins the Boston developer.

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"Wasn't Fergusson phasing away from Gears lead at Epic months ago? There's been a lot of changes ..."

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Impossible Studios rises from ashes of Big Huge Games

By John Keefer, Aug 09, 2012 7:30am PDT

Epic Games has announced Impossible Studios, composed of the core group of developers at Big Huge Games that were displaced by the implosion of 38 Studios.

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"YES! Rise of nations was my fav RTS i think because there were so many realtime variables to ..."

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The 'philosophical' improvements of Unreal Engine 4

By Steve Watts, Aug 01, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Epic's senior staff talks about the philosophical shift in creating Unreal Engine 4, and how it hopes that designers will get more direct control over the projects.

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"I sighed at Sweeney's "connectedness" remark. The current generation's idea of "connectedness" ..."

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Fortnite could have always-online requirement

By Steve Watts, Jul 19, 2012 1:15pm PDT

Fortnite may use an always-online system, which producer Tanya Jessen says would be meant to facilitate the co-op focus rather than stop piracy.

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"Now, that is the thing, online authentication, while a chore sometimes, but can be manageable, ..."

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Gears of War: Judgment coming March 19

By John Keefer, Jul 13, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Gears of War: Judgment will be coming out March 19 of next year.

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"Great, prequel to the original chest-high wall, so excited!! Zzzzz"

- Xulu see all 4 comments

Fortnite is the first Unreal Engine 4 game, exclusive to PC

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 12, 2012 11:30am PDT

Epic Games' Fortnite will be the company's first game to take advantage of Unreal Engine 4. And, it's exclusive to PC.

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"It's possible. My thinking is that they toned down the art assets because they wanted to avoid ..."

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Infinity Blade is Epic's 'most profitable' series

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says Infinity Blade is the company's "most profitable" game series, in terms of "man years versus revenue."

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"No one said they're becoming "hardcore games". The article says IB made them a lot of money, and ..."

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Epic attended Pixar story workshop for Gears of War: Judgment

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2012 7:30am PDT

Epic Games attended a workshop with a Pixar story director, to gain insight on how to create stronger characters and stories.

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"Good for them! They are trying to improve something that they don't do all that well."

- exigence7 see all 18 comments

Cliffy B: 'Games have become more linear and easier'

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 21, 2012 8:15am PDT

Expanding the gaming audience has come at the cost of making games simpler and easier, Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski has said. And it just so happens that a game of his, the prequel Gears of War: Judgement, is hoping to present a challenge for players.

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"Yes, Cliffy B, and you were well rewarded for your hand in that."

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Epic lands Tencent investment

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 19, 2012 8:00am PDT

Colossal Chinese Internet company Tencent is picking up a minority stake in Epic Games, giving the Gears of War developer and Unreal Engine maker a cash injection. They're quiet on how big the investment was and how big a stake Epic gave away.

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"hmmm...would a company with healthy cash flow want a foreign investor to come in and start ..."

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Unreal Engine 4 videos show off tech demos

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 08, 2012 6:00am PDT

As promised, at E3 Epic properly lifted the wraps off its next-generation engine, Unreal Engine 4. While the real-time cinematic teased before is jolly nice and all, the real highlight is a good long look at the tech and tools themselves.

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"Nice to see them moving away from an inheritance based entity system to a component based one. ..."

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Gears of War: Judgement formally announced with E3 trailer

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 04, 2012 12:46pm PDT

Epic has whispered and muttered about a new Gears of War over the past few days, but Gears of War: Judgement was only formally unveiled during Microsoft's presentation at E3 today. The trailer confirmed that yes, Baird and Cole Train will be shooting guns a lot.

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"Ick, would rather see Bulletstorm 2! That game was a gem of 2011."

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Former Amalur devs join new studio: Epic Games Baltimore

By John Keefer, Jun 03, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Epic Games has become a white knight to most of the Big Huge Games developers laid off in the 38 Studios collapse, taking on the management team and dubbing the new group Epic Baltimore.

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"Not really. 38 studios had the engineers and talent to create an impressive in-house engine for ..."

- Yumcheese see all 21 comments

Bulletstorm dev involved in Gears of War Judgment

By Steve Watts, Jun 01, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly is involved in the new Gears of War title, though the studio's exact level of involvement is still vague.

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"Clearly People Can Fly has been given the enormous and time consuming task of creating weapon ..."

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New Gears of War game announced for Xbox 360

By Andrew Yoon, May 31, 2012 9:30am PDT

Although Gears of War 3 finished the adventures of Delta Squad, it appears Epic Games is not yet ready to leave the world of Sera. Hence, today's announcement: a new Gears of War game for Xbox 360.

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"At the end of the day I didnt play Gears 3 as much as I did with the 2. Too similar, I think. I ..."

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