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Epic Games To Unveil Fortnite's Season 4 Theme This Week

By Charles Singletary, Apr 30, 2018 8:18am PDT

It looks like some superheroes are stepping out of the meteor and bringing some power to Fortnite in this next season.


"Love how Epic has been teasing this in-game with subtle map changes all month. They're really ..."

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Fortnite's Next Battle Royale Event Pits Five Teams Of 20 Against Each Other

By Charles Singletary, Mar 07, 2018 9:20am PST

This would have been an absolute treat with jetpacks. Maybe next time.


"This is going to be hilarious and awesome. I just bought the Battle Pass on Xbone if anyone ..."

- Head Rush see all 6 comments

Fortnite's Sniper Shootout Game Mode is Live for a Limited Time

By Charles Singletary, Jan 29, 2018 9:35am PST

The first significant event after the major map update to Fortnite is live and all you'll have at hand is your sniper and revolver.


Fortnite Devs: Cheaters Are The 'Highest Priority' Across Epic Games

By Charles Singletary, Oct 05, 2017 4:15pm PDT

The free-to-play mode will be no breeding ground for cheaters as the development team seeks to get a handle on things early.


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."


"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.


"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.


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

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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.


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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


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

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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


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

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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...


"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...


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

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