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Beat Gears of War 3 on Insane, unlock Mission Impossible weapons

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 23, 2011 5:45pm PST

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to beat the Gears of War 3 campaign on Insane difficulty by December 25th. If you succeed, you'll be awarded the "exclusive Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocoal Weapon Skin Pack."

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"Now a baguette weapon skin pack would be cool, no one could tell what you had equipped. Nice ..."

- =]Milo[= see all 14 comments

Gears of War 3 free 'Versus Booster Map Pack' DLC available November 24

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 01, 2011 12:30pm PDT

Yet another piece of Gears of War 3 DLC has been announced today. Unlike the others announced so far, this will be the first free update for Epic's popular shooter.

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"I wouldn't be surprised if they are already on the disk. The Command pack's whooping 1.4 MB ..."

- Snuggles!! see all 5 comments

Gears of War 3 art contest winners revealed

By Garnett Lee, Oct 17, 2011 7:00pm PDT

Check out the $10,000 winning Gears of War 3 art, and two runners up, announced by Epic Games and deviantART today.

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"The third one is decent, except where Anya looks like a guy :P Great pics all together, though^^"

- darthfusion see all 7 comments

Meet the new Shacknews in a video tour

By Garnett Lee, Feb 23, 2011 4:01pm PST

Welcome to the new Shacknews.com. Take a quick video tour of the new site with us and get familiar with the layout.

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"Then you must be in the unicorn world and you see colours everywhere, because, YES, there is TOO ..."

- Longgshot see all 299 comments

Report: Gears of War Movie Scaled Back; Budget Cut

By Brian Leahy, Apr 06, 2010 12:00pm PDT

The LA Times is reporting that the Gears of War movie, based on the hit game from Epic and Microsoft, is being scaled back in both scope and...

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"CG would be awesome. At least then you wouldn't have to worry about finding actors that kind of ..."

- DragonSire see all 29 comments

Unreal Dev Kit Tutorial Videos Teach the Ropes

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 02, 2009 9:50am PST

A colossal 171-video series of Unreal Development Kit tutorials is now available on FileShack, teaching everything from the user interface and...

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"That's the workflow we use at Epic and recommend to our licencees. The basic gameplay area is ..."

- StevePolge see all 42 comments

Free Unreal Dev Kit Surpasses 50,000 Users

By Chris Faylor, Nov 12, 2009 12:26pm PST

The free Unreal Development Kit has exceeded 50,000 users since its release one week ago, developer Epic Games announced today. Providing...

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"#1 Torque3D is horrible. It's TGEA with a little boost in rendering and tools they should have ..."

- lcizzle see all 34 comments

Epic Launches Free Unreal Development Kit

By Chris Faylor, Nov 05, 2009 4:00am PST

Gears of War and Unreal developer Epic Games today released its Unreal Engine 3 dev tools as a free download, aimed at providing noncommercial and educational use of the technology di

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"Does anyone know what kind of support this has feature wise? Like do you have to use ..."

- free2game365 see all 126 comments

Unreal Engine 3 Trailer Shows Off Latest Additions

By Chris Faylor, Apr 02, 2009 8:27am PDT

After demonstrating the latest additions to its multi-platform Unreal Engine 3 at Game Developers Conference, Epic has released a video to showcase said features. The additions include a content browser for artists to easily find game assets, t

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"I'm curious about this too. I think it's really unfortunate that there isn't a good ..."

- Chris Remo see all 89 comments

Gears of War Writer Says Epic Has '10-Year Plan,' Suggests Single-player GoW2 DLC

By Chris Faylor, Feb 10, 2009 9:17am PST

During a panel at this year's New York Comic Con, Gears of War 2 writer Josh Ortega revealed that developer Epic has "a ten-year plan" for the...

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"Not as clumsy or random as a flak cannon. An elegant weapon, from a more civilized age."

- the archvile see all 30 comments

Epic: Xbox 360 Nearing Graphical Limit

By Blake Ellison, Sep 02, 2008 4:15pm PDT

Developers could soon hit the limits of the Xbox 360's graphics hardware, guessed senior Epic employee Rod Fergusson. "I think we're...

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"This correct. But the consoles can and do display 60FPS @ 720p for some games. They are not ..."

- MisterClaw see all 82 comments

Unreal Engine 4 Due Next Console Generation; Estimated by Epic as 2012 to 2018, PC Coming Last

By Chris Faylor, Jul 24, 2008 10:31am PDT

Following Epic's statement that the next iteration of its popular Unreal Engine development tools will target the PlayStation 4 and next Xbox...

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"Heh. At first I thought you'd gone to the trouble of making the crappier or less important games ..."

- crummynz see all 104 comments