Good News and Bad News For Those Concerned About the Wii U's Power

The Wii U is significantly more powerful than the Wii or the GameCube before it, but Nintendo's next console doesn't appear to radically surpass the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, according to conversations we've had with people familiar with the Wii U and the forthcoming consoles from Sony and Microsoft. » 7/12/12 4:00pm 7/12/12 4:00pm

Let's Take a Tour of America's Most Epic Video Game Company

My trip to North Carolina to attend the East Coast Games Conference in Raleigh last week was a ruse, a feint. My real target was a (mostly) unassuming office structure in the Raleigh suburb of Cary, the birthplace of some of the greatest games of the past decade. » 4/30/12 1:30pm 4/30/12 1:30pm

Unreal's Next Engine Will Need a Console At Least Ten Times More…

The human eye can only perceive 72 frames per second. We've been seeing games at 60 frames per second for some time. And as graphics approach photorealism with current computing power, some suggest that the days of giant leaps in visual quality are past us, and we'll be seeing smaller refinements going forward. » 2/12/12 2:00pm 2/12/12 2:00pm

Report: Developers Working With 'Underclocked' Wii U Hardware

There's a good reason that Nintendo showed off video game footage culled from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of third-party games, not the Wii U, at last week's E3 unveiling of the console. According to a new report, Wii U games just weren't looking so hot on current hardware. » 6/15/11 9:00pm 6/15/11 9:00pm

Report: Gears of War Getting Kinect Control [Update]

Epic Games' beefed up Xbox 360 shooter series may be adding a little motion control to its Locust-chainsawing action, according to one report that says Gears of War is getting Kinect enabled. » 11/15/10 7:40pm 11/15/10 7:40pm

Gears Of War Devs Reckon Future PlayStation, Xbox Will Be Portable

Epic Games, video game engine tycoons and the developers behind Gears of War, have a vision for the future. And that vision includes Xboxes and PlayStations that you can unplug from your TV and carry around with you. » 10/04/10 8:00am 10/04/10 8:00am

Mark Rein Is Sorry For Being A "Jerk"

So Epic's Mark Rein interrupted a discussion last week at a conference, and got people upset. It made for good theatre at the time, but now the dust has settled, Rein has issued an honest apology. » 7/20/10 4:00am 7/20/10 4:00am

Indie Dev Says Epic Can "F**k Off"

If the Develop Conference in Britain earlier this week was good for one thing, it was a healthy dose of games industry shit-talking. Like this rant from Positech's Cliff Harris, in which he says "Mark Rein is a jerk". » 7/16/10 8:00am 7/16/10 8:00am

Gears of War Maker Calls iPhone, iPad & Android 'The Consoles of the…

Epic Games, the people who make Unreal Tournament and Gears of War, could eventually bring Gears of War to your iPhone or Android, the future destination of big budget, "AAA" games. » 6/29/10 9:00pm 6/29/10 9:00pm

What Does Epic Games' Mark Rein Think Of The iPad?

We ran into Epic Games vice president Mark Rein at Apple's iPad demo event today, happily tapping and gesturing to his heart's content with one of the sleek new tablets. Will Epic bring its Unreal Engine to the iPad? » 1/28/10 4:00am 1/28/10 4:00am

Hands-On With Unreal Engine On The iPhone, Nvidia Tegra

Epic Games VP Mark Rein brought with him the latest platforms on which the company's Unreal Engine 3 officially runs, iPhone 3GS hardware and Nvidia's Tegra 2 "system-on-a-chip" platform, giving us a chance to go hands-on with the tech demo. » 1/10/10 10:00pm 1/10/10 10:00pm

Epic: Unreal The "Unofficial Engine" Of Project Natal

Epic Games, makers of things Unreal and Gears of War, are fully on board with this Project Natal thing that Microsoft has cooked up. VP Mark Rein calls the company's popular Unreal tech "the unofficial engine of Natal." » 10/09/09 9:20pm 10/09/09 9:20pm

This Is Not The "HD Generation"

This was supposed to be the "high definition" generation of gaming. That's what it brought that was new. 16:9, 1080p, all that. But four years on from the release of the 360, we're anything but. » 7/23/09 12:00pm 7/23/09 12:00pm

Epic Games Exec Doesn't Think Nintendo Owns This Generation

The Wii is hugely popular with lots of people. Some people, though, are more wary of the Wii. One of those is Epic Games boss Mark Rein. » 7/23/09 12:00am 7/23/09 12:00am

Gears of War Developer on Gears of War Ten Year Plan: Bwah?

Just because Gears of War 2 writer Joshua Ortega says Gears of War is "a ten year plan" and that in-game Lancer weapon is the new lightsaber, does that mean it's so? » 2/11/09 11:00pm 2/11/09 11:00pm

Gears of War 2: Over 3 Million Served

Epic Games' Gears of War sequel is in no danger of being branded a dud huge, as the Xbox 360 exclusive has already sold through 3 million copies in just four weeks. » 12/08/08 10:00pm 12/08/08 10:00pm

Unreal Tournament 3 Getting "Major Expansion"

Epic Games vice president Mark "Call Me Chocolate" Rein has let slip that the developer is hard at work on a "major expansion" to Unreal Tournament 3 » 10/20/08 7:40pm 10/20/08 7:40pm, according to a report from Eurogamer. Rein also confirmed that Chicago based publisher Midway was still the game's publisher, clearing up any confusion that the series…

Why Gears of War 2 Won't Be At Leipzig

Leipzig's Games Convention will be Gears of War 2 » 8/12/08 7:00am 8/12/08 7:00am-less. While the game got top Microsoft billing at E3, won't be at GC. Explains Epic's Mark Rein: won't be sold in Germany due to the country's restrictions on game violence. Bummer. [VG247]