Items tagged with Epic Games

In 2009, Epic Games released what was known as the Unreal Development Kit which was a free version of Unreal Engine 3. Following that up Epic later released Unreal Engine 4, first as a subscription model, but later available for free, including the entire source code. Later again, a major upgrade including Lumen and... Read more...
In March of this year, CD Projekt Red, the developer behind The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 announced a "new saga" in The Witcher series. Along with this announcement was a blog post that they were going to be eliminating their home-grown RED Engine and move to Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5 for their next title. Well... Read more...
Epic Games has joined forces with DC Comics in order to bring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson back to Fortnite as Black Adam. The collaboration is part of Fortnite's Chapter 3 Season 4 campaign, and is available now via the in-game store. Fans of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are probably elated to know he is making a return... Read more...
A new leak seems to give credence to the rumor of a Fortnite and Destiny crossover. A recent Twitter post shows three Fortnite inspired armor sets that are said to be coming to Destiny 2. Epic has made a large part of its Fortnite money due to the collaborations it has procured over the years. Recent crossovers... Read more...
Epic Games' Unreal Engine has been evolving ever since its first appearance as the engine powering its namesake, the original Unreal, in 1998. The second iteration wowed us with its wide-open landscapes, the third version came in with impressive new lighting tech, and the fourth full-number revision brought... Read more...
Microsoft is teaming up with Epic Games to make Fortnite available to play for free through its Xbox Cloud Gaming service. In doing so, Fortnite essentially makes an epic return to iOS and Android devices after being banished from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store due to a philosophical dispute over each one's... Read more...
Fortnite Zero Build is bringing back old players and enticing new ones to give it a try. The popular battle royale game has provided an option for those who struggled with the game's building mechanics with a Zero Build mode. Fortnite has long been known for its building mechanic, which also kept many from playing... Read more...
Epic Games has made it be known it is building its own version of the metaverse and that's all it took for Sony and Lego's parent company Kirkbi to reenact the "Shut up and take my money!" meme. Sony and Kirkbi participated in a $2 billion round of funding, with each company committing to ponying up $1 billion for the... Read more...
Do you know what your kids are playing these days? There's it a good chance it's either Minecraft or Roblox, or both. They're each immensely popular (hence why Roblox's CEO is due for a $233 million payday), and they're going to get some competition from Lego and Epic, which have entered into a long-term partnership... Read more...
In February of this year, Russia invaded the nation of Ukraine. Unfortunately, the actions of Russia displaced many people from their homes, creating refugees, homeless, many injuries, missing people, and, sadly, the loss of life. These are somber, eye awakening events. However, in the eyes of adversity mankind has a... Read more...
This author might be giving away his age a bit, but remember that Aerosmith music video where a teen-aged Jason London creates a VR scenario in which he's riding a motorcycle based on a toy that he scans into a computer using a camera? That was in 1993, for the song "Amazing," and I remember thinking at the time how... Read more...
The Unreal Engine has come an incredibly long way since it debuted as the graphics engine powering Epic Games' (then still known as Epic Megagames) first FPS title. Way back in 1998, Unreal wowed PC gamers with reflective surfaces, impressive lighting effects, and immersive skeletal animations. The engine was licensed... Read more...
Ever since its early access crowdfunding, Fortnite was created with some sort of base-building functionality in mind. Well, as of the March 20, 2022 patch, that functionality is no more! At least until the next one anyway. Epic Games' money printing mega-hit, Fortnite, released a massive update recently, the most... Read more...
What happens when you combine a major video game developer and publisher with an indie music platform? We do not know yet, but we are about to find out. It was recently announced that Epic Games is acquiring Bandcamp. Bandcamp is an online record store and music community whose purpose is to allow music fans to... Read more...
Have you played Splatoon or Splatoon 2? Those games have nothing to do with Fortnite; don't get excited for an Inkling skin (as cute as that would be). However, those games are widely lauded for their excellent integration of gyro aiming in a third-person shooter. For those unfamiliar, gyro aiming lets you move the... Read more...
Love it or hate it, Fortnite is still one of the most-played games on the internet. Like most living game titles that hang around a few years, it's expanded considerably beyond the bare-bones battle royale experience that catapulted the formerly co-op game into the limelight. The game is available on just about every... Read more...
Epic's megalithic money printing monster, Fortnite, received a huge update today for its ever-increasing in popularity "Creative" mode. This is the first major update to Fortnite for the year 2022, and boy is it a doozy! The update includes a number of new features and functions as well as a host of major bug... Read more...
Fortnite is finally coming back to iPhone and iPad devices, though not because Epic Games and Apple ended their legal dispute and came to a mutual resolution. We're still waiting to see how that situation ultimately plays out (and we be waiting quite a while). However, Fortnite is getting ready to land on iOS and... Read more...
The Fortnite servers were recently down during their major holiday event. This downtime prevented players from earning extra XP and acquiring one of the Fortnite holiday gifts. Epic Games will be making it up to Fortnite players with the Crescent Shroom Pickaxe and a Power Leveling Weekend. Here is how you can get... Read more...
Today marks the launch of Cobra Kai season 4 on Netflix, and right on cue Epic Games has updated Fortnite with a special crossover event. You can't sweep the leg (a dirty move anyway), but there is a new Mr. Miyagi crane kick emote available, plus you can dress up in a bunch of different Cobra Kai, Eagle Fang, and... Read more...
Just as it had done last year, Epic Games is celebrating the holidays by giving away a free game through the Epic Games Store for the second half of December. The 15 days of free games got underway on December 16 and will continue through December 30, so there are still four more titles you'll be able to claim at no... Read more...
Why pay for a PC game when you get it for free, right? To be absolutely clear, no, that's absolutely not an encouragement to pirate software. Please don't. You don't need to resort to such measures to bolster your games catalog, you just need to know where to look. And one place you should be looking right now is in... Read more...
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