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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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Unreal Engine 4 and Epic's 'responsibility' to push next-gen consoles

By Alice O'Connor, May 21, 2012 6:45am PDT

While fans speculate about the hardware powering the next console generation, Epic has unveiled the wraps engine that'll power plenty of next-gen games. Unreal Engine 4 will bring new tech and tools to please players and developers alike.

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"I believe me I have tried. I have sat there with a bare bones level with some terrain, some ..."

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Unreal Engine 4 to be much more advanced than Samaritan demo

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 12, 2012 12:30pm PDT

"If Samaritan looked like a piece of ****, that's what Unreal Engine 4 would look like," Rein told us.

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"Maybe he just means you can only make brown looking games with it."

- dlr(2) see all 51 comments

Epic releases 'Epic Citadel' Unreal Engine demo in Flash

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 09, 2012 4:15pm PST

You can now have a go on Epic's Flash-based browser version of Unreal Engine 3, as its Epic Citadel is now up and running in Flash for everyone to try. Despite the added overheads, the Flash UE3 only suffers around a 30% performance hit.

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"uh it still runs like a regular game (need updated drivers & powerful hardware)"

- kn00tcn see all 23 comments

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.

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

- kn00tcn see all 41 comments

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.

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

- Vorlonesque see all 44 comments

Unreal Development Kit adds Mac support

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 20, 2011 7:15am PDT

Epic's free version of Unreal Engine 3 can now produce games for Mac OS X, thanks to the new September beta.

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"Teehee! You said "aluminium", the way it's supposed to be spelled, not aluminum. I've narrowed ..."

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Epic boss Mike Capps speaks on industry uncertainty, $1 apps

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 20, 2011 11:15am PDT

The games industry is at an inflection point, Epic's president has said, with factors including 99ยข apps making the future uncertain.

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"Did you even read my damn post? I said there is money to be made on the PC and keep their ..."

- ShXIII see all 60 comments

Watch the Unreal Engine 3 'Samaritan' tech demo

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 09, 2011 8:45am PST

The gorgeous Unreal Engine 3 tech demo 'Samaritan' shown off at GDC 2011 is now available in handy video form for all to enjoy.

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"Yeah, because as we all know, kids aren't influenced by games and movies!"

- athmpsn see all 52 comments

Unreal Development Kit Launches iOS Support, Jazz Jackrabbit Teased [Updated]

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 16, 2010 12:00pm PST

[Update: 4:40 12/16] As we thought, the Jazz Jackrabbit game is simply a tutorial project intended to ease devs into iOS development with the UDK. [Original] If yo

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"so... yesterday this site was reporting the cancellation of a video game adaptation of Ender's ..."

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iPhone Support Coming to Unreal Development Kit, 'Epic Citadel' Hits 1 Million Downloads

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 14, 2010 7:47am PDT

Developers and tech fans thrilled by Epic's free iPhone tech demo 'Epic Citadel' will be delighted to hear that support for developing on Apple's...

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"IMHO Rage's engine for iPhone looked a lot better, it's a shame they're probably not licensing ..."

- SabinRaijin see all 37 comments

Epic Reveals 'Project Sword' for iOS, Releases Demo Showcasing Unreal Engine 3 Tech

By Xav de Matos, Sep 01, 2010 3:00pm PDT

Epic Games boss Mike Capps revealed a new title for iOS devices at Apple's keynote event, earlier today. The title, codenamed "Project Sword," is...

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"It's probably EPIC's responsibility to do a version check as the app launches"

- hamliga see all 47 comments

Unreal Development Kit Updated With Steamworks

By Alice O'Connor, May 25, 2010 9:40am PDT

The latest version of the Unreal Development Kit--Epic's free, standalone version of Unreal Engine 3--can be found in a 762MB download from...

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"Ah, thanks. I think I haven't read about this before. At least there is a true reason. Is ..."

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Medieval HL2 Mod 'Age of Chivalry' Going Commercial

By Alice O'Connor, May 20, 2010 5:40am PDT

The team behind the Half-Life 2 mod Age of Chivalry has announc

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"Yeah, Shacknews did it before. I can't see what's possibly wrong about posting mods that stand ..."

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Valve's Steamworks Seeps Into Unreal Engine 3

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 11, 2010 8:20am PST

Epic Games and Valve Software announced they have inked a deal that will see the Valve's free Steamworks tools more easily available to all Unreal...

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"You misinformed pour soul. Unreal engine 3 does not support AA under Dx9. It requires Dx10/11 ..."

- bloodypalace see all 49 comments