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Epic Shuts Down Impossible Studios After Just Six Months

Epic Games today announced that it is shutting down Impossible Studios. No reason was give other than “it wasn’t working out for Epic.” Impossible was formed only six months ago, on August 9, 2012. The employees at the company were largely from Big Huge Games, a developer that itself was shut down in the wake of the 38 Studios failure. …

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Epic Citadel Shows What Android Can Do With Unreal Engine 3

Very few Android games could be classified as technical marvels. You could argue the same for iOS, but the platform has at least received a number of technically impressive titles running on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3, including Epic Citadel. Now that very same title has made the jump to Android. Epic Games announced that Epic Citadel, its Unreal Engine …

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Gears of War: Judgment Multiplayer Early Access Coming March 15

Epic Games this week announced that some players who pre-order Gears of War: Judgment will get three days of early access to the game’s new “OverRun” multiplayer mode. Unfortunately, the deal only applies to gamers who order Judgment from GameStop, either online or in-store. Those who do pre-order with GameStop will be able to start playing “OverRun” at 3 am …

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Gears of War: Judgment Will Come With a Free Copy of Gears of War

Though it seems as if Gears of War 3 was just released, we’re now less than two months away from the March 19 launch of Gears of War: Judgment. Today, Epic announced that launch copies of the upcoming prequel will include Games on Demand “tokens” for the original Gears of War. Epic claims that half of the people who played …

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Epic Opens an Online Store Just in Time For Christmas

Epic Games, the creators of the Gears of War series and the Unreal game engine, today launched an online store to sell merchandise related to its games and brands. The items being sold in the Epic store are exclusive, and can’t be found in other stores. We’re excited to launch Epic’s official store and provide our loyal fans apparel and …

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Gears of War: Judgment Multiplayer Gameplay Revealed

Epic Games released several new previews of its upcoming Gears of War: Judgment this week, each featuring unvarnished gameplay from the title. It’s a refreshing break from game trailers that feature dubstep and have nothing to do with gameplay. While the single player campaign previews are short and show a game that is very similar to last year’s Gears of …

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Gears of War: Judgment Campaign Gameplay Previews Released

Too often, trailers and previews for games are so carefully curated that they give a false impression of how a game will play. Sometimes game trailers barely even relate to the game in question. Epic Games is the type of developer that is superbly confident in its product, though. It knows it has developed one of the best modern game …

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Gears of War: Judgement Villain Revealed in New Trailer

This year’s Spike Video Game Awards turned out to be a trailer release party. As part of the festivities, Epic Games premiered the first real story trailer for the upcoming Gears of War: Judgment. As a prequel in a series steeped in expanded universe back-story, most of the details about Judgment are already known. However, Epic managed to keep the …

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Epic Games President Steps Down to Advisory Role

Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, announced this week that he will be leaving his position and stepping down to an advisory role within the company. He will also remain on Epic’s board of directors. This announcement comes just two months after design director Cliff Bleszinski announced that he would be leaving Epic. While the reason for Bleszinski’s departure was …

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Court Orders Silicon Knights to Destroy Copies of Too Human, X-Men: Destiny

A U.S. District Court has ordered Silicon Knights to stop using Epic Games‘ Unreal Engine and destroy all of its works containing licensed Epic Games technology, including unsold copies of Too Human, X-Men: Destiny, and other unreleased titles. The destruction will have to happen no later than December 10, 2012. The court also increased the amount of money awarded to …

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Epic, Square Enix Sign Long-Term Unreal Engine Deal

Epic Games and Square Enix today announced an agreement that will allow Square Enix to develop “multiple games” using Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 and Unreal Engine 4 technology. “Epic has a strong relationship with Square Enix, and it’s an honor to provide their creative and technical talent with the best game technology available for licensing,” said Taka Kawasaki, territory manager …

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Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Games

Epic Games today announced that Cliff Bleszinski, design director for the game development studio, has left his position with Epic. Bleszinski has been a part of Epic for over two decades, and has been the public face of the company for years. During his time at Epic, Bleszinski was a part of games such as the Unreal franchise and the …

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