Epic Games is really diving head-first into emergent business models. I have to really applaud this for this move. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, I'll explain it like this: Epic Games is acting like an indie hipster.
Huge, huge news today for the Unreal Engine. It appears Epic Games is starting to hunker down and get serious about the ever-changing interactive entertainment gaming market.
Electronic Arts, Epic Games and People Can Fly's Bulletstorm has been delisted from Steam. This happened a few days ago and was originally reported by Slash Gear.
The latest tool demonstration video is the one that seals the deal: the Unreal Engine 4 SDK is one of the easiest design tools available on the market.
Microsoft Studios has purchased the rights to all past and future Gears of War titles from creators Epic Games. They've assigned Black Tusk Studios to develop the next title in the co-op shooter series.
Epic Games released a new walkthrough video for some of the new features of the Unreal Engine 4, including their brand new particle effects and light particle system that helps make the process of designing next gen visual systems both easier and more streamlined.
ChAIR Entertainment has announced Infinity Blade 3, the newest entry in the mobile hack-and-slash series. You won't have to wait long to get your hands on the game, as it's going to hit the App Store next week.
Layered materials isn't anything particularly new in terms layering multiple textures on top of each other and blending them in something like Photoshop or Paintshop to get a desired look. However, layered materials as an in-engine pipeline tool hasn't really been explored in many engines, until now.
Dan Henry, best known in the world of the gaming and tech community as self-proclaimed hacker, SuperDaE, is being charged in court this week on a number of criminal counts, including drug possession and child exploitation material.
After witnessing the humiliating defeat and fall of Microsoft at the hands of Microsoft, Cliff Bleszenski, the lead brain behind dude-bro shooter Gears of War and common advocate for the club-of-Lamborghini owners, took to Twitter to shout down anyone praising Sony and to defend Microsoft's attempt to destroy the used game and rental market.
There always seems to be someone at the offices of Electronic Arts who will pick up a how-to guide and re-enact the ability to place both feet firmly in their mouth. Well, that last line refers to EA's CTO, Rajat Teneja, who stated that the Xbox One and PS4 were a generation ahead of the most top-end gaming PCs thanks to their cloud technology. To that, Epic Games' Vice President Mark Rein says “bullsh*t”.
The Unreal Engine 3 indie game bundle is currently going wild and running strong on Valve's digital distribution portal. The bundle contains independent games designed and published using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 and you can get them all for the low, low price of $19.99.
Gears of War: Judgment is about to receive another map pack. The Call to Arms DLC, launching on April 23rd, will provide three additional multiplayer maps along with a new game mode.
The first downloadable content for the Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War: Judgment is now available for download. The DLC, sponsored by Maxim, is free to download by all players for a limited time.
Epic must be really enjoying all the publicity as of late? Right now all the big focus on the upcoming games for the PlayStation 4 seem to center around (one way or another) Epic's Unreal Engine 4. Both Sony and Epic have gone way out of the way to ensure that developers have complete access to all the tools necessary to create the best games possible.