Fortnite Is Not What You'd Expect from the Makers of Gears of War

Fortnite doesn't feel like the kind of experience that should be coming from Epic Games. This is the House That Shooters Built after all, with huge slabs of foundation laid down by Unreal Tournament and Gears of War. But, despite being a game that takes heavy cues from Minecraft, Fortnite represents an evolution for… » 8/31/14 12:00pm 8/31/14 12:00pm

A Night-and-Day Comparison Best Describes Fortnight

Fortnite, revealed last nite (rimshot) at the Spike Video Game Awards, is one of those games whose elements seem to be either derivative or easily recognizable, yet an easy description remains tip-of-the-tongue elusive. It's a got resource gathering, but it's not really Minecraft; cartoony characters, but you can't… » 12/11/11 6:00pm 12/11/11 6:00pm

Epic Games Reveals Cartoony New IP Fortnite

They teased it earlier this week and tonight on the VGAs, the makers of Gears of War 3 revealed their newest game. Called Fortnite, it appears to expand on the fortification/tower defense mechanics introduced in Gears of War 3 with an all-new art style that leaves the gritty, steroidal look of previous Epic games… » 12/10/11 9:45pm 12/10/11 9:45pm