Jon Jones is a UFC fighter, perhaps the greatest UFC fighter of all time. But Jon Jones is also a game developer, working at Epic on the Unreal Engine. This is the story of how thousands upon thousands of people mistook one humble game developer for the greatest fighter on planet earth.
Beautiful, bright areas? In an FPS? From the looks of the 'playable concept art' in this video, the fans helping Epic Games make the next Unreal Tournament will be contributing to what could possibly be a very well-lit and attractive shooter.
Editor's note: I'm sure I'm not the only one with fond memories of the original Unreal, which came out on PC one million years ago in 1998. What was it that made that game special? Let's find out.
Epic Games is making a new Unreal Tournament game, they announced today on their livestream. It'll be developed in collaboration with fans, and it'll be free.
Are we (finally) getting a new Unreal Tournament game? We'll find out at 2pm Eastern, when the folks at Epic Games promise they'll be talking about "the future of Unreal Tournament."
At the Game Developers Conference in 2011, Epic Games showed off a new demo of their widely-used Unreal graphics technology. The Unreal Engine drives a ton of popular games, from Gears of War and BioShock to Borderlands and Arkham City. The demo Epic showed was a violent, action-packed piece of work called…
Gameloft, most recently of the Dark Knight Rises tie-in fame, have recently been promising their first mobile game using Unreal 3. That game is Wild Blood, and that is its trailer you see here.
Then, you know, it would be just about the greatest game ever made.
Here's a look at the history of the Unreal Engine, put together by Kotaku video editor Chris Person.
If you've loved the look of a big-budget game in the recent years, there's a really good chance that it was built on Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3. Titles like Batman: Arkham City to Infinity Blade II all relied on the software suite to create astounding visuals. As good as current-generation Unreal 3 games look, the…
Independent game developers Ayaemo Research Institute's latest project, The Legend of Alfur, is a PC first-person shooter.
Artist Tor Frick is the sole man responsible for the Unreal Engine tech demo you see above. If you just watch it, it looks lovely, but also looks like nothing out of the ordinary.
Epic rolled out the latest Unreal Engine 3 features reel at the Game Developers Conference today, reminding us once more why it's so damn popular with game makers.
Epic Games likes to show off at the Game Developers Conference.
Epic Games will be demoing the Unreal Engine 4 at the Game Developers' Conference next week. At DICE, Epic's Tim Sweeney said that the engine would require a console much more powerful than the Xbox 360.
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.
Much has been made of a recent ruling adverse to Silicon Knights in its long-running lawsuit with Epic Games, the Gears of War maker whose Unreal Engine was to have been the guts of 2008 flop Too Human. Basically, a judge tossed out an expert witness for Silicon Knights; he was going to give his estimates of the…