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. » 7/24/14 11:15am 7/24/14 11:15am

The Original Unreal Got Aliens Right

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. » 7/22/14 8:00pm 7/22/14 8:00pm

Maybe It's Not That Easy To Make A Flappy Bird Clone

Epic Games just released a new tech demo of sorts for Unreal Engine 4. There's something different about this compared to the usual visual splendor of most of Epic's Unreal showcases, however. Something much more...flappy. » 5/22/14 2:30pm 5/22/14 2:30pm

New Unreal Tournament Announced, Will Be Totally Free

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. » 5/08/14 2:03pm 5/08/14 2:03pm

Find Out The Future Of Unreal Tournament Live, Right Here

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." » 5/08/14 1:30pm 5/08/14 1:30pm

Apparently, The Story Behind Epic's Dazzling 2011 Tech Demo Is A 'Doozy'

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… » 2/08/13 4:30pm 2/08/13 4:30pm

I Wouldn't Know Gameloft's First Unreal Engine Game is for Mobile if I…

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. » 8/09/12 1:00pm 8/09/12 1:00pm

Unreal Engine 4 Will Make the Next Generation of Games Look Utterly…

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… » 5/17/12 11:00am 5/17/12 11:00am

This Looks Like a Japanese RPG, But It's a First-Person Shooter (No,…

Japanese games get pigeonholed: Young characters with big eyes swinging big swords. Screw swords, give them guns!


Independent game developers Ayaemo Research Institute's latest project, The Legend of Alfur, is a PC first-person shooter. » 5/15/12 4:30am 5/15/12 4:30am

You Won't Believe How This Stunning Tech Demo Was Made

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. » 3/28/12 3:30am 3/28/12 3:30am

These Guys Hope to Solve the Problem of First-Person Melee Combat

First-person melee combat ain't an easy thing to pull off in a video game. Anyone who's played an Elder Scrolls game—from Arena to Skyrim—knows what I'm talking about. » 3/13/12 2:00pm 3/13/12 2:00pm

This is Why Everybody and Their Brother Uses Unreal Engine 3

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. » 3/07/12 7:15pm 3/07/12 7:15pm

Epic to Show New Unreal Engine 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. » 2/27/12 1:15pm 2/27/12 1:15pm

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

Courtroom Setback in Epic Fight 'Tis a Flesh Wound, Says Silicon Knights

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… » 1/05/12 6:00am 1/05/12 6:00am

The Next Unreal Engine Probably Won't be out Until, oh, Around 2014

From what we've heard, the next generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony won't be with us until around 2014. Now CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, suggests something similar. » 9/28/11 1:30am 9/28/11 1:30am

Unreal Dev Kit Adds Mac Support... So How About Some More Mac Games,…

Epic Games' Unreal Development Kit, the developer side of the engine that powers Gears of War, Mass Effect, Mortal Kombat, and dozens of other titles, has a new beta release. Within is support for UDK games on Mac OS X, meaning, hopefully, more native games on Apple-made computers. » 9/19/11 8:00pm 9/19/11 8:00pm