Epic Games News


PS4 'isn't quite as powerful as Epic was hoping for,' Digital Foundry reports

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 03, 2013 10:00am PDT

By comparing the first Unreal Engine 4 tech demo, running on a PC equipped with an Nvidia GTX 680, with the latest presentation running on a PlayStation. By analyzing the two, minute differences where the PS4 comes short can be found.


"Only really noticed Tessellation, Depth of Field, and some lighting issues the rest were about ..."

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Epic Games VP explains why PS4 is like 'the world's best PC'

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 03, 2013 7:25am PDT

One of the biggest changes for the upcoming console generation is the switch to x86 architecture. What does Epic Games--developer of the near-ubiquitous Unreal Engine--have to say about it? Well, they're gushing as well.


"It also had things like tesselation and some other features that didn't hit until the next gen."

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Unreal Engine 4 to support HTML 5, will be 'end of drivers'

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2013 4:15pm PDT

At the Game Developers Conference, Epic Games detailed the scalability and ease-of-use tools in its upcoming Unreal Engine 4.


"It depends on the browser and platform. It's up for a browser to use hardware acceleration. For ..."

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Unreal Engine 4 shown off in Infiltrator trailer

By John Keefer, Mar 29, 2013 9:00am PDT

Epic Games showed off all the bells and whistles of its Unreal Engine 4 at GDC this week, giving developers an up close look at the ease of use of the tools and just how realistic the technology can make game look.


"What the heck is a game play camera, and how do you get "in" it?"

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Gears of War: Judgment free 'Haven' DLC out today

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2013 6:30am PDT

Why delay the inevitable? A stay of execution means nothing when you know they're baying for your blood and will extract it from with blade and boot. So, Lancers sharpened, Epic Games has released the free 'Haven' DLC a few days earlier than planned. The pack brings back the...


Gears of War: Judgment 'Warzone' mode found playable on disc

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2013 11:00am PDT

Gears of War: Judgment has a bit of leftover code on the disc from prior Gears games, letting users access the Warzone multiplayer mode.


Gears of War: Judgment multiplayer review: class act

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 21, 2013 12:50pm PDT

Epic Games and People Can Fly have given the traditional Gears of War multiplayer formula somewhat of an overhaul. The result is something that feels familiar, yet fresh and enjoyable, even if there's a fresh stench of DLC in the air.


"The whole thing feels like a cash-in rather than a Gears game honestly."

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Gears of War: Judgment single-player review: weak prequel

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT

Judgment is a superfluous and unnecessary addition to the Gears franchise. It fails to live up to the standard set by the previous three games with some pesky AI issues, limited level design, and characters that don't resonate nearly as well as those from the previous games.


"So because you're a fanboy, you deem this review garbage? I actually thought that it was pretty ..."

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Gears of War: Judgment to feature rotating 'Reaper' player

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2013 10:30am PDT

Gears of War: Judgment will feature a special "Reaper" character, playable by one player per week who will be hand-picked based on his or her contributions to the community.


Former Epic president Mike Capps exits company fully

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2013 12:30pm PST

Former Epic Games president Mike Capps has broken from Epic Games completely, a change of course from the previous announcement that his stepping down would transition to a board of directors role.


"It's obvious that Rein is running the show at Epic, but in the past year, their agenda has ..."

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Gears of War: Judgment mini-campaign Aftermath connects to Gears 3

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 04, 2013 8:45am PST

Gears of War: Judgment packs an unlockable mini-campaign which ties into the end of Gears of War 3, Microsoft revealed during a Gears of War livestream event thing over the weekend. 'Aftermath' is unlocked by completing the main campaign particularly skilfully and stylishly,...


"Sounds like it will be a pain in the @$$ to unlock it, if you're a casual player... =["

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Gears of War: Judgment getting DLC Season Pass, Maxim sponsored content

By Steve Watts, Feb 26, 2013 1:45pm PST

Gears of War: Judgment will offer a Season Pass that includes six maps, two modes, and an permanent double XP bonus, among other goodies. Plus, Maxim is sponsoring a map and mode to be made available on April 2.


Gears of War: Judgment pre-order gets GoW2/GoW3 at Walmart

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 2:30pm PST

Gears of War: Judgment will come with a copy of Gears of War 2 or 3 as a pre-order bonus at Walmart.


Infinity Blade: Dungeons 'on hold,' Impossible Studios being closed

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 08, 2013 11:23am PST

Infinity Blade: Dungeons, the third game in Epic's popular iOS franchise, is being put "on hold," as its developer--Impossible Studios, made up of former Big Huge Games devs--is being closed.


"No this is the studio formally known as Big Huge Games who was part of the 38 Studios collapse."

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Epic releases 'Epic Citadel' for Android

By Steve Watts, Jan 29, 2013 11:45am PST

Epic has released its free 'Epic Citadel' app for Android devices, letting users show off the visuals and use a benchmarking mode to track frames per second and resolution.


"43.3 FPS on my HTC Amaze 4G (960x540). High Performance. Looks pretty good!"

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