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Disney invests $1.5bn in Epic to create Fortnite-related universe

Disney has recently revealed a collaboration with developer and publisher Epic to bring forth a captivating “games and entertainment universe” that will be intricately linked to the widely acclaimed free-to-play game Fortnite. Disney is making a significant investment of $1.5 billion to acquire an equity stake in Epic Games. This upcoming game universe, developed with the powerful Unreal Engine, promises ...

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Telltale Games Dismisses ‘Most Of’ Its Employees

Telltale Games has joined Epic Games, Crystal Dynamics, and Team17 in laying off employees in a turbulent year for the video game industry. Former Telltale cinematic artist Jonah Huang posted that the studio had laid off “most of” the team in early September and that he could not comment on The Wolf Among Us 2, the sequel to the 2013 ...

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Claims in a Class-Action Lawsuit Fortnite Was Intentionally Made “Very, Very Addictive” by Epic Games

Parents have filed a class-action lawsuit against Epic Games, alleging that the company knew Fortnite would be highly addictive (thanks, TechRadar). Since quite a few years ago, concerns about the game’s level of addiction have been a major topic of discussion. Legal representatives argue that Epic Games engaged psychologists to help make the game as addictive as possible and failed ...

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Paragon, an epic’s long-dead MOBA, is being brought back

The former MOBA is being reincarnated as Paragon: The Overprime, as discovered by PC Gamer. A free-to-play action MOBA is being created by South Korean company Netmarble, PtO. “Paragon: The Overprime is a free-to-play third-person shooter action massively multiplayer online battle arena. To win the battles in Prime, you and your squad must select one of the many formidable heroes, ...

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Unreal Engine 4 Is Now Free to Use

In a post on the official Unreal blog, Epic Games revealed that Unreal Engine 4 is available to everyone for free, now and for all future updates as well. The only charge taken only comes after you ship a game or application, where a 5% royalty remains in place on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter.  As co-founder ...

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Street Fighter V will be powered by Unreal Engine 4

Capcom made a couple of surprising announcements related to Street Fighter V these last couple of weeks. First off, official confirmation that the game is actually happening was seen as pretty surprising by some. However, even more so was the news that the latest installment in the long running fighting series will not be coming to the Xbox One as Capcom ...

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Infinity Blade Saga Coming to XBox One

Infinity Blade Saga will be coming to XBox One according to reports out of China earlier this week. Tencent Games, a Chinese investment company that holds nearly half of Epic Games, says that a PlayStation 4 release is a possibility but their focus is currently on XBox One. An XBox One release for the Infinity Blade Saga opens up some ...

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Unreal Engine 4.5 was released and includes a wide variety of new features


Epic Games released the new version of its popular game engine earlier today. Unreal Engine 4.5 comes with a vast number of new features and improvements including animation retargeting, automatic C++ hot reload, light map UV generation, streaming video textures and more. Epic has also made the engine more friendly to developers who are just learning the ropes as Unreal Engine ...

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Epic Games’ Fortnite might make it to PS4 and Xbox One

Fortnite, Epic Games’ upcoming action/building title was initially scheduled for a PC only release, but a recent interview reveals that the game might also make it to the PS4 and Xbox One at some point. Eurogamer caught up with lead designer Darren Saag and asked him whether or not we’ll end up seeing next-gen versions of the title. While he ...

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