Tag: Epic Games

Epic Games shows off amazing digital human technology with Troll demo

Epic Games showed an amazing demo of Troll, built with Unreal Engine technology by the team at Goodbye Kansas, Deep Forest Films, and 3Lateral. It’s yet another stellar example of “digital human” technology. Shown off at the State of Unreal talk at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Epic and its partners took another […]

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Fortnite season 8 is here, and it brings two new locations and a bunch of pirate booty

The eighth season of Fortnite is here. It brings along a new Battle Pass with 100 new levels and rewards, but it also contains two new locations, a monstrous volcano, pirates, ninjas, cannons, and of course a bunch of new loot. The start of a new season also means you should say goodbye to vaulted […]

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Tim Sweeney’s 2 minutes on stage at HoloLens 2 event says a lot about AR openness

One of the bigger surprises at Microsoft’s introduction of HoloLens 2 was the short appearance by Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, a veteran critic of Microsoft. After a couple of years battling Microsoft’s position on open platforms, Sweeney is finally praising it. Alex Kipman, a technical fellow at Microsoft, said […]

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The Carlton and Floss dances are no longer in Forza Horizon 4

We can dance if we want to. We can leave your friends behind. But if your friends dance the “Carlton” and “Floss” in Forza Horizon 4, then they may no longer dance. And they are also no friends of mine. Developer Playground Games has removed two dances from its excellent […]

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Unity backs down in dispute with Improbable, schedules Reddit chat

Unity Technologies backed down on its previous stance in a dispute that erupted last week with SpatialOS platform maker Improbable and rival game engine maker Epic Games. While Unity criticized Improbable for helping developers make Unity-based games without express permission, Unity backed down on its previous stance that existing games […]

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Epic, Improbable create $25 million fund to transition devs away from Unity

Unity found itself at the center of a controversy today, and now competitor Epic Games is turning up the heat. Unity is cutting off future support for the online-multiplayer development platform SpatialOS from accessing its game-development toolkit. Improbable, the owner and operator of SpatialOS, posted a blog about this corporate […]

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‘What Remains of Edith Finch’ is now free on the Epic Games store

Back when Epic Games first announced its digital storefront for PC games, the publisher also revealed that it would be giving away a new free game every two weeks for the first year of the platform’s existence. That program kicked off with none other than Subnautica on December 14th, and was followed by Super Meat […]

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‘Super Meat Boy’ is now free on the Epic Games Store through January 10th

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to spend less money on video games, it’s your lucky day. The Epic Games Store is continuing its full year of free game giveaways this week with the super challenging puzzle platformer Super Meat Boy. Starting December 28th, the promotion is live until 11:59 PM ET on January […]

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The Epic Games store will give away a free game every two weeks in 2019

Epic Games launched its just-announced digital distribution platform last night during The Game Awards 2018 with a limited selection of games for sale, including Supergiant Games’ new title Hades. Even with its generous revenue split for developers, competing with Steam is going to be an uphill battle for Epic Games. But if there’s one surefire […]

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‘Fortnite’ developer will challenge Steam with its own digital game store

Steam isn’t the only digital PC game store, but it has long been the dominant player in the industry. Many developers have attempted to break the Steam stranglehold with their own proprietary offerings — Origin, Uplay, Battle.net — but those stores are typically limited to games from the developers that run them. There simply aren’t […]

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