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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. TV Wars: Inside Roku's Plan to Beat Apple, Amazon and Google by Jared Newma...

June 27th 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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We've seen a handful of neat ways to visualize big data and make it useful, and the folks behind Unreal Engine, Epic Games, think virtual reality is the next step for that. Currently a half-dozen international teams are taking part in the Big Data VR Challenge, and hope their expertise with games...

May 20th 2015 at 3:40pm 0 Comments
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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 selec...

December 2nd 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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WoW Archivist is a biweekly column by WoW Insider's Scott Andrews, who explores the secrets of World of Warcraft's past. What did the game look like years ago? Who is etched into WoW's history? What secrets does the game still hold? It first appeared on our sister site on November 21st and is inclu...

November 23rd 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It hasn't been hard to produce realistic-looking skin in computer-generated movies, but it's much harder to do that in the context of a game running live on your console or PC. That trip to the uncanny valley is going to be much easier in the near future, though, thanks to the impending arrival o...

October 6th 2014 at 3:10am 0 Comments
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Dino-delay or evolutionary upgrade? The situation might be both for The Stomping Land, which has been on the down low while its developer works to bring it to a new game engine after the old engine lost studio support. "It has been quiet in The Stomping Land community but that is certainly not the...

August 6th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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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 bee...

August 5th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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For anyone who hasn't dabbled in the rendering capabilities of Apple's iOS devices, the announcement of Metal -- the new API that Apple claims will offer greater power for games than ever before -- was cool, but that's about it. But for the team behind the hugely popular Unity game engine, the upc...

July 7th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Epic Games is known for a lot of things, the Gears of War game franchise and development tool Unreal Engine prime among them. But old-school game fans might know Epic Games for another classic franchise: Unreal Tournament. The long-dormant series is making its return starting today! Sort of. Epic...

May 8th 2014 at 2:06pm 0 Comments
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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...

April 12th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Let's say you've paid your $19 want to see what kind of crazy shit Unreal Engine 4 is capable of. Let's also say you have a shiny new Amazon Fire TV sitting in the living room. With some patience and a little coding, you can totally run Epic's new software toolset on Bezos' $99 set-top box. Over o...

April 10th 2014 at 2:01am 0 Comments