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Epic issues Fortnite alpha invites

Fortnite, Epic Games' co-op tower defense game, has just sent out its first wave of alpha invites. If you signed up at Fortnite.com, check your email and spam filters. "The emails either say 'You've Been Selected!' or 'You're Invited' depending on whether it's a friend invite or they've been sel...

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Pitbull cocoons to emerge as Epic Games UK

Epic Games has officially converted Pitbull Studio into Epic Games UK, which will continue to help with development of the Unreal Engine 4. Epic's veteran lead programmer James Golding recently relocated from Epic's headquarters in North Carolina to Guildford to expand the studio. "Pitbull has b...

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Epic working to bring Unreal Engine 4 to Windows Phone, Windows RT

Windows Phone and Windows RT, the Microsoft operating systems for the company's smartphones and tablets respectively, could be getting a little more ... epic in the future. Epic Games co-founder and CEO Tim Sweeney told forum-goers that the company is working on implementing its Unreal Engine 4 on ...

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Epic seeks alpha testers for action-building game Fortnite

Though Fortnite has been in relatively quiet development for years, Epic Games has apparently decided that now is the time to drag the game into the light of public scrutiny. To that end, the publisher has launched a website for the game and put out a call for testers. Those unfamiliar with Fort...

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Wander the dark corridors of Caffeine in Unreal Engine 4 trailer

Our last look at sci-fi survival horror epic Caffeine was rendered in the third incarnation of the Unreal Engine, but now developer Dylan Browne has kicked off an Indiegogo fundraising effort for the game and unveiled a new Unreal Engine 4 trailer to whet players' appetites. [Image: Dylan Brow...

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Firefox stops being polite, starts getting Unreal Engine 4 in tech demo

Mozilla offered up a new trailer this week that shows Unreal Engine 4 tech demos running in Firefox. The games shown are seemingly running without the use of plugins in the popular browser. The software company added Unreal Engine 3 support to the browser last June....

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Microsoft Studios acquires rights to Gears of War series

Microsoft Studios has purchased the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, Microsoft announced. The publisher will take over all existing and future games in the series, and will hand development of future games over to Vancouver, BC developer Black Tusk Studios. Formerly Microsoft V...

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Epic Games collaborating with university for Epic Games Centre

Epic Games has formed a two-year partnership with Staffordshire University resulting in the Epic Games Centre, a "fully equipped" space for use by students in Staffordshire's game design courses. The agreement provides students "hardware, teaching time and access to software and key personnel" from...

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December Games with Gold freebies are Gears of War, Shoot Many Robots

Microsoft's Games with Gold program closes out 2013 with muscly shooter Gears of War (nope, no numbers at the end of that) and co-op run-and-gunner Shoot Many Robots. That means Gold members on Xbox 360 can download Gears of War for free between the 1st and 15th of December, then they can disembark...

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Equip an Infinity Blade for free this week

We may be up to Infinity Blade 3 now, but you can explore the first game in Chair's smash hit series for absolutely nothing. The official Infinity Blade account tweeted this morning the swipey iOS brawler is going for free on the App Store all this week. Infinity Blade is famous for being the fi...

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