Epic Games News


Unreal 'Samaritan' demo requires ten times Xbox 360's processing power

By Steve Watts, Feb 13, 2012 9:00am PST

Epic founder Tim Sweeney talks about the power requirements to handle the Unreal Engine 3 "Samaritan" demo, shedding new light on the increased requirements for UE4.


"indeed, plus if you look at modern ps3 games, a lot of 'gpu' stuff is being moved onto the cpu"

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Report: Unreal Engine 4 to be revealed in 2012

By Steve Watts, Feb 10, 2012 12:30pm PST

Epic Games vice president Mark Rein suggests the company will begin showing off Unreal Engine 4 this year.


"I imgagine there should be a way to get good lagless mouse input and make it an option within ..."

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Make Something Unreal gains 'Fighting Fantasy' rights

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2012 3:00pm PST

This year's "Make Something Unreal" competition will feature various games based on the Fighting Fantasy roleplaying book series, Epic Games and Train2Game have announced.


"Holy shit!!! I LOVED those book! I still have the original print ones I picked up in London as a ..."

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Fortnite aiming for more 'casual' audience than Gears of War

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 20, 2012 1:30pm PST

Fortnite is "for an entirely different audience," Epic CEO Tim Sweeney said, emphasizing its casual appeal. "It appeals to a wider audience than a hardcore game like Gears of War."


"But perhaps it will attract more of the nominal-casual crowd."

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Shack PSA: Gears 3 'Fenix Rising' DLC available now

By Steve Watts, Jan 17, 2012 1:30pm PST

Microsoft and Epic Games released "Fenix Rising" for Gears of War 3 today, a DLC pack that includes five new maps, four skins, and the ability to re-up your multiplayer leveling.


Infinity Blade series generates $30 million of earnings in one year

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 05, 2012 4:15pm PST

Epic Games has proudly announced. The Infinity Blade franchise has generated over $30 million in earnings since its inception to the App Store one year ago.


"Madness. Attitudes like this are just getting in the way of progress here. If I could play ..."

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Judge excludes Silicon Knights' expert testimony in suit with Epic

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 29, 2011 6:00am PST

A recent judges' ruling in the Silicon Knights vs. Epic Games' fiasco gives a clear advantage to Epic, by omitting discredited reports and testimony of a Silicon Knights' 'expert.'


"Man what a load of shit. Claiming damages for potential sales of 2 other games that you havnt ..."

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Gears of War 3 demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 28, 2011 2:30pm PST

Gears of War 3 has been out for a while and Christmas is behind us, so those who'd buy it sight unseen have probably already done so. Enter a demo, to court those weird weirdoes who prefer to actually "play" a video game before coughing up $60.


"What a great marketing scheme, make people buy it then let them play what they just bought for ..."

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VGA 2011 'potential acceptance speeches' from Drake, Wheatley revealed

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 22, 2011 9:15am PST

Here are a few of the "acceptance speeches" from the VGAs that couldn't make it into the program--from those that didn't win "Best Character"


"Its more hideous in person. It looks like it was made by playskool."

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Gears of War 3 'Fenix Rising' DLC announced

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 21, 2011 7:30am PST

The next Gears of War 3 downloadable content pack has been announced for release on January 17. 'Fenix Rising,' as it's wittily named, will bring five new multiplayer maps based upon campaign levels, plus new player skins and a way to 'prestige.'


" Find one night stand partner easily on __Casual-Relationship.co.m__ "

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Gears of War 3 Season Pass owners meet RAAM DLC snags

By Steve Watts, Dec 13, 2011 11:45am PST

Gears of War 3's RAAM's Shadow DLC ran into some snags today. These have been mostly resolved, but Season Pass owners who purchased the DLC separately can contact Microsoft for a refund.


"At least they are being cool with some of the DLC by releasing the horde pack DLC maps as a free ..."

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Fortnite is Epic Games' new title

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 10, 2011 6:44pm PST

Epic Games said their next game would be very different. And boy, Fortnite looks nothing like Gears of War. It's also not Jazz Jackrabbit, we're afraid.


"It wouldn't surprise me if this turned out to be a mobile only game. Conceptually, I don't see ..."

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Epic president talks about Vita reservations

By Steve Watts, Dec 07, 2011 10:45am PST

Epic Games president Mike Capps talks about his company's hesitance to jump on new systems at launch, and how the smart phone market is going to be a difficult hurdle for the PlayStation Vita.


"Normal people don't have time to spend playing games like Uncharted on a handheld device. Any ..."

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Gears of War dev to reveal 'fresh' new game at VGAs

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 05, 2011 11:30am PST

Epic Games' North Carolina studio, best known for its work on the Gears of War trilogy, will be revealing a new game this Saturday during the Spike VGAs.


"Lol .. sad enough I'd believe more in DNF 2, than EPIC creating current gen games for the PC. "

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Infinity Blade 2 hits memory bug on iPad 1, iPod Touch

By Steve Watts, Dec 02, 2011 10:00am PST

Infinity Blade 2 is running into a bug on the iPad 1 and iPod Touch, apparently hitting memory snags when played on devices with lots of apps installed.