GDC 2017: Tim Sweeney talks about Unreal, Duke3D and the future of gaming

We caught up with Tim Sweeney, head of Epic Games, at the Game Developers Choice Awards to talk about receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and the finer points of doing it for Shacknews.


Shacknews caught up with Tim Sweeney at the Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2017. Tim had just received the Lifetime Achievement Award, which puzzled him somewhat as he doesn't feel that old. We talked about his times as a Shacker posting on sCary's Shugashack and some of his favorite games of all time. We also asked Tim where he sees the Unreal Engine going in the future and how Duke Nukem 3D influenced his work. Please take a look at this interview from GDC 2017 to find out how Tim Sweeney plans on doing it for Shacknews going forward.

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Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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