Unreal Engine 4 Is Awfully Good At Rendering Kites, Emotions

Unreal Engine 4 is now free for anyone to tinker with, so at the Game Developers Conference today, Epic Games debuted an impressive real-time demo to show it off. Hold onto your kites... » 3/04/15 1:41pm 3/04/15 1:41pm

Watch Things Get Built And Destroyed In Fortnite

Despite putting the game out in the open way back in 2011, Epic has remained relatively quiet about its cartoonish shooter Fortnite ever since. Now it's finally starting to put the game back in the spotlight by releasing promising footage like this new gameplay trailer. » 7/08/14 10:50am 7/08/14 10:50am

Maybe It's Not That Easy To Make A Flappy Bird Clone

Epic Games just released a new tech demo of sorts for Unreal Engine 4. There's something different about this compared to the usual visual splendor of most of Epic's Unreal showcases, however. Something much more...flappy. » 5/22/14 2:30pm 5/22/14 2:30pm

"[Virtual Reality] is a technology that I think will completely change the world. I think it's going to be a bigger phenomenon than smartphones." Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney to Polygon, in an interview about the future of VR, the Unreal Engine, and game development in general. Read it in its entirety here. » 4/02/14 6:00am 4/02/14 6:00am

Cliff Bleszinski, the creator of Gears of War, has some things to say about the sale of the series to Microsoft. No, he's not coming back to work on it. Will it ever go to PlayStation, though? "Safe to say that's not likely to happen." » 1/27/14 1:49pm 1/27/14 1:49pm

Epic Says They're Still Making Video Games

With the sale this morning of its iconic Gears of War franchise, Epic Games felt compelled to say it still is in the business of making video games, not just the technology that drives them. » 1/27/14 9:40am 1/27/14 9:40am

Microsoft Snags Gears of War

It looks like Gears of War isn't going to the PlayStation any time soon. Microsoft said this morning it had bought the series from Epic Games, assuring that the only console Gears will call home will continue to be Xbox. » 1/27/14 9:02am 1/27/14 9:02am

Watch Nvidia's New Tegra K1 Demo for Unreal Engine 4

The Tegra K1 is Nvidia's newest super chip. The mobile processor packs a whopping 192 CUDA cores—a Nvidia first. Here you can see it in action with Epic's Unreal Engine 4. » 1/06/14 3:59am 1/06/14 3:59am

At Least It's Entertaining 47 Ronin In-Game Advertising

47 Ronin is the kind of film that motion picture executives are sure is going to resonate with the gaming crowd, which is why you'll find ads for it everywhere from VGX world premiere game announcements to the new 47 Ronin Clash Mob event in Infinity Blade III. » 12/10/13 6:00pm 12/10/13 6:00pm

Family Loses Everything When Moving Van Catches Fire

Sean Palomino, a video game developer, was moving from Texas to North Carolina in September when he suffered the most bizarre of setbacks: the moving van carrying his stuff caught fire, destroying everything he and his family owned. » 12/08/13 10:30pm 12/08/13 10:30pm

This Game Designer's Desk Is Overrun with Mecha

Ollie Barder, a senior game designer at People Can Fly, really likes mecha. Like, really, really, really likes them. Don't believe me? Check out his desk. » 8/13/13 6:20am 8/13/13 6:20am

Hacker SuperDaE Releases 1.7TB Trove of Gaming Info [Update]

Next gen hacker SuperDaeE, who breached Sony, Microsoft, Epic, Valve, Blizzard and other gaming companies, just released a 1.7TB treasure trove FTP download. The files, however, are apparently encrypted. Previously, SuperDaE vowed he would release said files, which are believed to contain sensitive information about… » 6/10/13 11:00am 6/10/13 11:00am

Next-Gen Hacker Threatens To Leak Trove of Gaming Info, Code [Update]

The hacker who leaked information about the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation to Kotaku before either console was officially announced and who was subsequently raided by the police is now vowing to disseminate 2 Terabytes of gaming code and information, should he be arrested. » 5/26/13 11:54pm 5/26/13 11:54pm

Here's a neat new trick. You can run the Unreal Engine 3 real-time tech demo Epic Citadel in a web browser. Get a "Nightly" version of Firefox. Then go here. This HTML5 FAQ explains more. How high can you get the framerate? » 5/02/13 9:30pm 5/02/13 9:30pm

Gears of War: Judgment Gets New Maps and Multiplayer Mode Next Week

New competitive environments will be coming to Epic Games’ latest Gears game when the Call to Arms map pack drops on April 23rd, It’ll include three new areas—Terminal, Blood Drive and Boneyard—and a new multiplayer mode called Master at Arms. » 4/19/13 10:20am 4/19/13 10:20am

Here's Gears of War's Top Designer Going Bald for a Good Cause

I may be bald, but Cliff Bleszinski is both unemployed and bald. But I wouldn't worry about the former lead designer of the Gears of War series. He's been doing alright for himself since leaving Epic Games, and this weekend he pulled in enough dough—$15,000, the highest contributor in this fundraiser—to make good on … » 4/14/13 7:00pm 4/14/13 7:00pm

'Warzone' Multiplayer is on Gears of War: Judgment Disc Thanks to Stray…

Earlier this week Gears fans figured out how to trigger Warzone—it has to be done from a private Team Deathmatch, while hitting the A and B buttons simultaneously in the match's parameters menu. Warzone's exclusion and mysterious reappearance led to rumors the mode was going to be included later as paid DLC, but an… » 3/30/13 3:30pm 3/30/13 3:30pm

This Is Running on a PlayStation 4 in Real Time, According to Epic

You may have seen this graphics demo before. It shows off the Unreal Engine 4, the next-gen graphics tech from the company behind Gears of War, Infinity Blade and the graphics engine that runs a lot of modern PC and console games. But if you saw it before, you saw it running on a PC. Now you can see it running on… » 3/29/13 12:00pm 3/29/13 12:00pm

Impressive Unreal Engine 4 Graphics Demo 'Infiltrator' Leaks Early.…

This is a tech demo called Infiltrator that the people at Epic Games have been showing to reporters and developers all week at the Game Developers Conference this week in San Francisco. Is it a game? Or just a way to show off what the Unreal Engine can do for next-gen video game graphics? I'm not sure. » 3/29/13 10:57am 3/29/13 10:57am

Here's some new footage from the recently announced Heroes of Might and Magic-like, Age of Wonders III. For a pre-alpha, it looks surprisingly complete — not to mention good. The game is slated for an Autumn 2013 release for PC, with a Mac version planned later on. » 3/27/13 7:40am 3/27/13 7:40am