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Capcom licenses Unreal engine for Euro-developed title

Posted by Ludwig Kietzmann on Wednesday June 25, 2008 2 p.m.

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Capcom has announced that Epic's Unreal Engine will be providing the stunning and inevitably shiny visuals for another of its upcoming titles, a new project being developed somewhere in Europe. Keiji Inafune, Mega Managing corporate officer for Capcom, described the technology as "a perfect fit" for the unnamed title, deeming it capable of "ensuring a high-quality game experience." We rather like those.

The developers will also ... ...View Full Article »

We have 360 Unreal Tournament III screenshots

Posted by Ludwig Kietzmann on Wednesday June 11, 2008 9 p.m.

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Actually ... we only have seven.

But they are new shots from the upcoming Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament III! We thought you might like to take a look at 'em before the game's summer release. In case you've forgotten, the Xbox 360 version of Epic's frantic fragfest features five "exclusive" maps, split-screen capabilities and ... ...View Full Article »

Insomniac plans North Carolina studio

Posted by Randy Nelson on Wednesday June 4, 2008 1:05 a.m.

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Raleigh, NC had better stock up on Ambien. GameDaily reports that Burbank, CA based Insomniac Games - creator of Resistance and Ratchet & Clank - plans to have a North Carolina office open for business by January 2009. Insomniac art director Chad Dezern will head the studio, with gameplay lead Shaun McCabe taking on the role of production director. Both Insomniac veterans will head east once ... ...View Full Article »

Gears of War 2 info explosion in new EGM

Posted by Ross Miller on Wednesday May 28, 2008 5:15 p.m.

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The latest EGM magazine features one final cover story by outgoing editor Dan Hsu, but boy does he go out with style. The main act is a rather detailed preview of Gears of War 2 with quite a bit of new details about the game. You will now be able to take pictures during the game and upload them to a website ... ...View Full Article »

Sega re-licenses Unreal Engine 3 for unknown cross-platform title

Posted by Ross Miller on Tuesday May 27, 2008 7 p.m.

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Sega has extended its licensing agreement with Epic Games for use of Unreal Engine 3 with an "unannounced cross-platform title." According to the press release, details of the project will be announced at a later date.

If all this feels like deja vu, that's because it is. Sega's original license was announced in May 2007, except then it was for multiple unannounced projects, details of ... ...View Full Article »

The Best Of Big Download: May 16-22, 2008

Posted by John Callaham on Thursday May 22, 2008 5:45 p.m.

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Hello once again, loyal reader. The team at Big Download has had an extremely busy second week with lots of features, downloads and news to report about on the PC gaming scene. It doesn't get much bigger than the release of Penny Arcade Adventures (and yes we have the PC, Mac and Linux demo versions available to download) and of course Age of ......View Full Article »

Squad commands axed for Gears of War 2, other answers

Posted by Ross Miller on Thursday May 22, 2008 3:27 p.m.

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Gears of War 2 designer Cliff "Don't Call Me CliffyB" Bleszinski (note: yes, we have turned his name into a text macro to avoid misspellings) has confirmed with Microsoft's Gamerscore blog that the squad-based commands of the original game have been axed for the sequel.

Bleszinski also talked about the chainsaw vs. chainsaw system, which is not random like the ... ...View Full Article »

Cliff Bleszinski is done being CliffyB

Posted by Justin McElroy on Wednesday May 21, 2008 4:30 p.m.

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CliffyB is no more. Wait, wait, don't cry. The Gears of War designer didn't give himself brain damage in a freak hair dye accident or anything. (Although we're still haranguing him about his use of plutonium-based styling gels. It's not worth it, man!) No, Cliff Bleszinski just doesn't want to be called CliffyB anymore, telling MTV that it's "time to grow ... ...View Full Article »

Epic Games takes seat, acquires Chair Entertainment Group

Posted by Ludwig Kietzmann on Tuesday May 20, 2008 7:55 p.m.

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Epic Games today announced its acquisition of Utah-based Undertow developer, Chair Entertainment Group. Under directors Donald and Geremy Mustard, and CEO Ryan Holmes, Chair Entertainment becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Epic, keeping both its name and "its focus on creating new original game properties which utilize Epic's Unreal Engine technology."

We've placed the full press release, which contains the usual "We're thrilled to ... ...View Full Article »

CliffyB: Gears of War 2 co-op will be "bigger and better" etc.

Posted by Ludwig Kietzmann on Wednesday May 14, 2008 4:45 p.m.

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Alright, that's it. Nobody is allowed to describe any aspect of their game as "bigger and better" anymore. Let's try and expand that promotional vocabulary, people. Let's go for, "Hey, my game is greater and grander!" Or perhaps, "My game's online mode is sicker and more substantial!"

That's roughly what Epic designer, CliffyB, had to say about Gears of ......View Full Article »
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