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Computing

Epic’s Tim Sweeney isn’t thrilled about the locked nature of Windows 10 Cloud

Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney hopped on Twitter to criticize the "cloud" version of Windows 10 targeting Chromebooks, which will supposedly be locked down, forcing users to depend solely on apps sold in the Windows Store.
Gaming

Former NFL player sues ‘Gears of War’ creators over Cole Train likeness

Former Philadelphia Eagles football player Lenwood Hamilton has filed a lawsuit claiming that the creators of the Gears of War video game franchise lifted his physical likeness for the character Augustus "Cole Train" Cole.
Virtual Reality

Tim Sweeney: Oculus VR's 'walled garden' approach gives HTC Vive an advantage

Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney says the HTC Vive VR headset is outselling the Oculus Rift 2-to-1 worldwide. He relates this discrepancy to the closed marketplace of the Oculus Store. The HTC Vive is an open platform.
Gaming

Unreal Engine 4.14 released with a slew of new features and improvements

Today, Epic announced the latest update to the Unreal Engine, bringing it to version 4.14 and adding in a host of features and improvements including a new forward renderer, contact shadows, and better VR support.
Virtual Reality

Oculus Connect lets you shoot robots for free in VR, with Epic Games’ ‘Robo Recall’

Q1 2017 will see Epic Games release a fancy new VR shooter game entirely for free. It's called Robo Recall and is all about punching, gunning down and throwing robots to their digital deaths, all while racking up a score to…
Gaming

Climb into this glass box in a Vegas casino to play VR games for cash bets

Gamblit has created a virtual reality platform designed to bring real video games to casinos.
Gaming

Epic Games’ MOBA ‘Paragon’ hits open beta on PS4, PC

Gears of War series creator Epic Games has released a free open beta version of its competitive 5v5 MOBA Paragon, giving players an early taste of the action prior to its digital launch later this year.
Gaming

Microsoft releases Unreal Engine 4 fork with Universal Windows Platform support

Microsoft has released source code for a new fork of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 with support for the Universal Windows Platform, despite recent criticism from Epic's co-founder, Tim Sweeney.
Computing

Photo-realistic graphics could take 40TFLOPS, according to Epic's Tim Sweeney

That new GTX 1080 of yours might perform pretty well, but it's close to 30 teraflops of performance behind what Epic Games' Tim Sweeney believes you'll need to power photorealistic graphics. That's not that far off though.
Gaming

Paragon's new hero Khaimera thinks two axes are better than one

Beginning August 16, Paragon, which is powered by Epic Games' own Unreal 4 Engine, will be entering Free Open Beta, which means anyone will be able to play without shelling out any money.
Gaming

Epic Games may have made its last single-player game

If you liked romping through Epic Games' single-player campaigns during your gaming history, you're about to get a punch in the gut: Epic is planning on never making a single player game again, focusing instead on ever evolving, multiplayer…
Gaming

Ninja Theory is bringing back double-A games with Hellblade

The developer behind the 2013 reboot DmC: Devil May Cry is back with a new original IP, but this time it's using a different model to cut costs, one that gamers of the early 2000s are sure to remember.