To be fair, I’m not 100 percent positive that The Fey, joining Epic Games’ action MOBA today to battle against laser commandos, bunnies in mech suits, killer robots and mutant beasts, is an actual princess. I am completely positive she seems a little out of place.
Epic Games probably wants you to call him Khaimera. That’s fine. Skull-Face McMoonhead launches today in Paragon’s paid-beta, dual-wielding axes and rocking that hoodie-covered skinless monster head look all the kids are into these days.
Having to purchase a special founder’s pack to gain exclusive beta access and special content for a free-to-play game like Paragon is quickly becoming the norm. Releasing a $60 physical copy of a free-to-play downloadable game that scores players the same sort of benefits is a bit odd.
Paragon looks like a shooter. The characters, the map, the weapons, all designed by a company known for its shooters. But it’s not a shooter, and getting over that fact was my biggest hurdle in beginning to enjoy Epic Games’ latest.
Epic Games’ MOBA, Paragon, is launching in Early Access on March 18, via Founder’s Packs available starting at $20. The packs, according to the Reddit announcement, each grant access to the game and include cash shop items like skins and boosts. Nathan’s got a few hours’ worth of impressions from the game’s alpha.
Muhammad Zakir Khan wanted to check out the beta for the MOBA-inspired Paragon from Epic Games, but when he tried to register an account, he was blocked because his name was apparently on the US government’s “Specially Designated Nationals list.” It’s been fixed, but the hell happened?
Forget in-house tech! Square Enix is having Final Fantasy VII Remake made with the Unreal Engine 4. So, there you go. Unreal Engine 4. Square Enix. FFVII.
Today, a company called Epic Games announced a video game called Paragon, and it might take some serious investigative reporting to figure out what it actually is. Let’s see if we’re up to the task.
As a series, Gears of War likely has the best weapons in any shooter, period. Many of these weapons are surprisingly creative—a chainsaw on an assault rifle?!—and nearly all of them feel great to use.
Epic Games are sending out emails letting people know that most of their forums have been taken offline after they were “compromised by a hacker”.
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...
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.
"[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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.