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

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

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 was …