Game News & Features
Former Epic Games president Mike Capps departs from developer completely
NEWS (Posted on: 03/08/2013)
After stepping down from his role as president of Epic Games to assume an advisory position last December, Mike Capps has announced that he is leaving the Realm of Unreal for good.
"When we announced... [more+]
Epic Games' Mike Capps retires
NEWS (Posted on: 12/05/2012)
Just two months after Cliff Bleszinski suddenly jumped ship, another Epic Games executive is retiring. That executive is president Mike Capps, who announced that he is stepping down from his position... [more+]
Twelve Awesome Apocalyptic Games to Play Before the World Ends
FEATURE (Posted on: 12/04/2012)
As we move into December 2012, there's one thing on everyone's minds (aside from Christmas) - the end of the world: The Mayan Apocalypse. For those of you who've been living under a rock,... [more+]
Microsoft sees Xbox division's operating income plunge 94% in Q1
NEWS (Posted on: 10/19/2012)
Bad news for Microsoft, as the Xbox 360 is on the decline.
Today, Microsoft announced its first-quarter earnings for the period ending September 30, and the Entertainment and Devices Division saw lackluster... [more+]
Top 10 Video Game Sidekicks
FEATURE (Posted on: 10/10/2012)
A hero's only as good as the companions they keep company with. If you can't rely on your allies when push comes to shove, there's a good chance you're going to end up going up in smoke.... [more+]
Gears of War film being shopped around Hollywood once again
NEWS (Posted on: 10/10/2012)
For a while, it seemed like the film adaptation of Gears of War (which was being developed at New Line with Underworld-director Len Wiseman and Twilight producers Marty Brown and Wyck Godfrey attached)... [more+]
Cliff Bleszinski leaves Epic Games after 20 years
NEWS (Posted on: 10/04/2012)
It was recently announced that after two decades, Epic Games designer Cliff Bleszinski has departed from the studio. Bleszinski would not state the reason for the departure beyond saying that he needed... [more+]
Epic Games' CEO sees a future where freemium games, unified platforms, and scalable game engines reign supreme
NEWS (Posted on: 06/27/2012)
At GDC Taipei, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney revealed what he believes the future of gaming will be. And to him, a good chunk of said future lies in the ever-growing realm of "free-to-play".
China's Tencent Holdings acquires minority stake in Epic Games
NEWS (Posted on: 06/20/2012)
Tencent Holdings Limited (one of China's leading telecommunications providers) announced the planned acquisition of a minority stake in the US-based Epic Games (Gears of War, Infinity Blade, the... [more+]
The next Gears of War has been outed through pre-E3 tease
NEWS (Posted on: 05/31/2012)
The next Gears of War game has been revealed. However, it's more of a tease, really.
The tease in question comes courtesy of Game Informer, who revealed the cover for the July issue of their... [more+]
Epic Games plans 'to drag this industry into the next generation' with Unreal Engine 4
NEWS (Posted on: 05/17/2012)
Did you know that tech publication Wired can travel through time? It can, and it has seen the future of video games. And you know what? The future is Epic... Games, that is.
Today, Wired released a... [more+]
Rumored Kinect title Gears of War: Exile cancelled; Epic currently working on mystery PC-exclusive
NEWS (Posted on: 04/09/2012)
There have been rumors that Epic Games is working a new project for the Gears of War series. A game for the Kinect, known by the name Gears of War: Exile.
If you are starting to get excited reading... [more+]
Report: Slow hardware sales will lead to price cuts for PS3 and Xbox 360
NEWS (Posted on: 04/09/2012)
As PS3 sales continue to lag behind those of Xbox 360, and with E3 looming right around the corner, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter feels that a price cut for the PlayStation 3 is very likely.
Gears of War 3 'Forces of Nature' DLC coming in late March; screenshots inside
NEWS (Posted on: 02/17/2012)
On the most recent episode of GameTrailers.TV with Geoff Keighley (from Feb. 17, 2012), Executive Producer Rod Fergusson announced that the next installment of DLC for Gears of War 3 is headed to... [more+]
Epic to reveal Unreal Engine 4 in 2012
NEWS (Posted on: 02/13/2012)
If Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games, is to be believed, then it looks like the successor to the Unreal Engine 3 will be upon us before the calendars are marked "2013".
While talking... [more+]
GameFly reveals its Top 10 most rented / requested games of 2011 listings
NEWS (Posted on: 01/05/2012)
Earlier today, GameFly, the leading online video game rental service, revealed its annual listing of the top games of the year. The charts reflect the requests made by members based on their GameQs,... [more+]
The most pirated games of 2011; Crysis 2 tops all comers
NEWS (Posted on: 01/04/2012)
2011 was a big year for games, and it was consequently a big year for software piracy. Let's have a look at the games everybody wanted to steal. Statistics are provided via TorrentFreak.
New Gears of War 3 DLC pack, 'Fenix Rising', coming next month
NEWS (Posted on: 12/21/2011)
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On January 17, a new DLC pack will become available for Gears of War 3. The third major add-on for the game, 'Fenix Rising' will come with several new maps based off important... [more+]
Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinsky to reveal new IP at the 2011 VGAs
NEWS (Posted on: 12/05/2011)
An interesting teaser trailer today featuring Epic Games' Creative Director Cliff Bleszinski cropped up on Spike TV's official VGA website.
Apparently, the industry luminary's North... [more+]
The Game Blender #16 - GTA5 Map, Gears Prequel, Kojima Talks MGS5, Violence + Games
NEWS (Posted on: 11/29/2011)
Welcome back to the big Thanksgiving! Another week, another supply of news has been bought, marked off 75%, put on a pallet in the middle of the aisle, and torn to shreds by a swarm of violent... [more+]
Machinima hosting the 2011 Inside Gaming Awards live on December 9th; complete nominees list inside
NEWS (Posted on: 11/29/2011)
Machinima will be hosting the 2011 Inside Gaming Awards live via the Machinima YouTube Channel on December 9, 2011.
An official start time was not given, but the coverage will commence early... [more+]
Free 'Versus Booster Map Pack' coming to Gears of War 3
NEWS (Posted on: 11/02/2011)
Epic Games and Microsoft Studios announced that Gears of War 3 players will be treated to free DLC starting on November 24.
Called the "Versus Booster Map Pack", the downloadable content... [more+]
Epic delays Gears of War 3 Horde Command Pack DLC
NEWS (Posted on: 11/01/2011)
Epic Games released a statement letting everyone know the Horde Command Pack DLC for Gears of War 3 is now live. That was fast!
"Good News! The Gears of War 3 Horde Command Pack is... [more+]
The second DLC for Gears of War 3, RAAM's Shadow, dated
NEWS (Posted on: 10/20/2011)
Epic Games and Microsoft Studios have confirmed that the second piece of downloadable content for Gears of War 3 is scheduled to hit Xbox LIVE on December 13, 2011.
Called Raam's Shadow, this new... [more+]
The Game Blender #12 - Gears of War 3 sales, Vita launch, 3DS games
NEWS (Posted on: 10/05/2011)
The Game Blender, back in action after a brief break! Another week, another infestation of news has dug a complex series of underground tunnels, burrowed to the surface, declared war on humanity, and... [more+]
Epic Games partners with Adobe to bring Flash support to Unreal Engine 3
NEWS (Posted on: 10/05/2011)
For quite some time, the go-to tool for crafting 3D games in Flash was Unity. That’s about to change. Earlier today, at Adobe MAX 2011 (Adobe’s annual conference for designers, developers,... [more+]
10 Epic Game Trailers – Part 1
FEATURE (Posted on: 09/30/2011)
It's my turn. I get to pick 10 of my favorite game trailers, and I get to explain what makes them so special in my eyes. Game trailers are sometimes amazing, and some epic series like Uncharted,... [more+]
Lautering Bytes Podcast - Ep. 20: Deep Fried Gears of War 3
FEATURE (Posted on: 09/29/2011)
Lautering Bytes Podcast feed:
September 29, 2011 (54.93 MB)Duration: 59:38 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZEp. 20: Deep Fried Gears of War... [more+]
Game & Save: Video game deals for Sep. 17-23, 2011
FEATURE (Posted on: 09/19/2011)
Here are some of the best video game deals for the week of September 17th - 23rd, 2011. Supplies are sometimes limited, so don't hesitate if you want something!
Duke Nukem Forever... [more+]
Brand new Gears of War 3 Dust to Dust trailer now live
NEWS (Posted on: 08/31/2011)
The latest Gears of War 3 trailer, Dust to Dust, has just gone live exclusively through Machinima. Have yourself a gander and ogle at the grandeur below!
In case you didn't remember, Gears of War... [more+]
Gears of War 3 Season Pass to cost $30 USD; Packs in first four DLC
NEWS (Posted on: 08/29/2011)
Microsoft and Epic Games announced today that players interested in picking up Gears of War 3 DLC on the cheap should shell out 2400 MS points ($29.99 USD) early (starting on the game's launch day,... [more+]
The Casting Call: Gears of War
FEATURE (Posted on: 08/08/2011)
Talk about your difficult tasks! When I first got the idea to do Gears of War for our Casting Call feature, it gave me pause. You see, the men of the fictional planet Sera all have one thing in common:... [more+]
Comic-Con 2011 Video Game Roundup - What's Coming Next?
FEATURE (Posted on: 07/27/2011)
With all of the demos, reveals, and teasers popping up at Comic-Con International 2011 in San Diego this year, cataloguing all of the announcements in one succinct article would be like trying to memorize... [more+]
Windows 8 to Run Xbox 360 Software?
NEWS (Posted on: 07/12/2011)
According to Teknylate, Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system will run Xbox 360 games and software.
The tech website cites no sources whatsoever, yet they proclaim the news as if it were fact.... [more+]
GameDynamo's Best Games of E3 2011 Awards
FEATURE (Posted on: 06/16/2011)
E3 was, as always, packed-full of promising new titles for both consoles and handheld devices, so it was very tough to come up with the actual winners. Still, it was really fun to think back and remember... [more+]
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Announcements: Halo, Fable, and lots of Kinect
NEWS (Posted on: 06/06/2011)
It’s finally here. Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 (E3 2011) always brings the promise of mind-blowing reveals and glimpses into the future of gaming. This year E3 kicked off with Microsoft’s... [more+]
Gears of War 3 Pre-Orders Surpass 1 Million; Fastest in Xbox 360 History
NEWS (Posted on: 05/18/2011)
Well, it looks as though the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta was a rip-roaring success.
According to a press release issued by Microsoft, made public through Major Nelson's blog, pre-orders of... [more+]
What We Expect from Microsoft at E3 2011 (Gears, Forza, Halo, etc.)
FEATURE (Posted on: 05/17/2011)
The Electronic Entertainment Expo is a show on par with some of the most sought after trade shows in America, showing us all how far video games have come in the last decade. One of the heavy hitters... [more+]
Epic Games Details Two Gears of War 3 Limited Edition Bundles
NEWS (Posted on: 05/16/2011)
Epic Games revealed today the Limited Edition and Epic Edition collector's bundles for Gears of War 3.
The Limited Edition will cost USD $79.99 and includes:
Octus Award Display Box and... [more+]
Lautering Bytes Podcast - Episode 1: Mortal Steak-Out
FEATURE (Posted on: 05/02/2011)
Lautering Bytes Podcast feed:
May 2, 2011 (77.11 MB)Duration: 67:21 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 48000 HZEpisode 1: Mortal Steak-Out... [more+]
Silicon Knights Blames Epic for Too Human Failure; Fed Court Agrees?
NEWS (Posted on: 03/31/2011)
In 2007, independent development studio Silicon Knights (Legacy of Kain, Eternal Darkness, Too Human), headed by industry icon Denis Dyack, filed suit against Epic Games for issues surrounding the licensing... [more+]
SOCOM 4 and Gears of War 3 Beta Dates Scheduled
NEWS (Posted on: 03/04/2011)
Two of the most highly anticipated, console-exclusive shooters have been given the beta green light.
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs, set to release worldwide on April 19th, will get the beta treatment... [more+]
Microsoft Unveils Gears of War 3 Beta Info, Box Shot, and New Screens
NEWS (Posted on: 02/25/2011)
Microsoft had a few aces up its sleeve after all for the Microsoft 2011 Showcase, which is taking place today in San Francisco.
One of their flagship titles, Gears of War 3, is due to release... [more+]
Gears of War 3 Worldwide Release Date Confirmed
NEWS (Posted on: 02/23/2011)
Microsoft confirmed today that Epic Games's Gears of War 3 is headed to retail shelves worldwide on September 20, 2011, exclusively for Xbox 360.
The third installment in the Gears of War franchise... [more+]
Cliff Bleszinski Stoking the Killzone 3 Fires
NEWS (Posted on: 02/10/2011)
Cliff Bleszinski, famed Epic Games developer and creator of Gears of War, tweeted a comment today that has gamers laughing and cursing the world over.
Apparently, Mr. Bleszinski was taking the piss... [more+]
Upcoming Game Sequels with Guaranteed Success
FEATURE (Posted on: 02/06/2011)
Last year was the year of twos, and this is the year of threes, at least for the most part. 2011 will bring us the second and third chapters of some highly praised franchises that we can’t wait... [more+]
Gears of War: Exile Trademarked; Triple Pack Bundle Coming
NEWS (Posted on: 01/18/2011)
Over at Siliconera, it’s being reported that Epic Games has filed a logo and name for trademark protection. Apparently, Gears of War: Exile will be used for video game software and merchandise,... [more+]
30 Must-Play Games of 2011
FEATURE (Posted on: 12/30/2010)
The games of 2010 served up a five-star meal of hot, chocolate-covered awesome. In what may be remembered as "the year of sequels", we’ve had the pleasure of popping games like Mass Effect... [more+]
Bulletstorm Epic Edition Packing Early Gears of War 3 Beta Access
NEWS (Posted on: 12/17/2010)
In a somewhat unprecedented move, four major game companies have come together to bring gamers beta access.
People Can Fly, Epic Games, Electronic Arts, and Microsoft Game Studios announced today that... [more+]
VGA 2010 Reveals: The Hot, the Not, and What We Thought
FEATURE (Posted on: 12/11/2010)
Spike TV’s 2010 Video Game Awards are done and dusted. In case you’ve missed them or just want some recap, we’ve decided to highlight the most important moments as well as give you... [more+]
Game Announcements for VGA 2010: Uncharted 3, RE 6, and more!
FEATURE (Posted on: 12/03/2010)
Like every year for the past seven years, Spike TV will soon host a Video Game Awards ceremony where the best games of the year will be recognized and rewarded. Much like the Oscars, four to five nominees... [more+]
New Gears of War 3 Gameplay Coming to VGA 2010; Video Inside
NEWS (Posted on: 11/30/2010)
Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski made an announcement teaser video for Spike TV. In it, he declares that new Gears of War 3 gameplay will be featured at the 2010 Video Game Awards on Saturday, December... [more+]
Gears of War 3 Pushed to Holiday 2011
NEWS (Posted on: 10/01/2010)
Epic Games and Microsoft have announced that Gears of War 3 is getting delayed from April 2011 to Holiday 2011.
Interestingly, the delay had nothing to do with quality and had everything to do with... [more+]