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Microsoft Studios has purchased the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, Microsoft announced. The publisher will take over all existing and future games in the series, and will hand development of future games over to Vancouver, BC developer Black Tusk Studios. Formerly Microsoft V...

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Epic Games has formed a two-year partnership with Staffordshire University resulting in the Epic Games Centre, a "fully equipped" space for use by students in Staffordshire's game design courses. The agreement provides students "hardware, teaching time and access to software and key personnel" from...

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A United States Court of Appeals judge has upheld a lower court's decision concerning the legal battle between Silicon Knights and Epic Games. The post-trial motions for the previous ruling ordered Silicon Knights to destroy all unsold copies of their games that used Unreal Engine 3, which include...

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Nvidia and Epic Games have been friends for a while, so it's only natural the latest mobile processor from Nvidia, the Tegra K1, officially supports Epic Games' latest engine, the Unreal Engine 4. We saw our first hint at this union last summer, when Nvidia unveiled Project Logan – a mobile...

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We may be up to Infinity Blade 3 now, but you can explore the first game in Chair's smash hit series for absolutely nothing. The official Infinity Blade account tweeted this morning the swipey iOS brawler is going for free on the App Store all this week. Infinity Blade is famous for being the fi...

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Rod Fergusson is launching a new studio for 2K Games in the San Francisco Bay area, he announced in a tweet today. The studio is already working on something new: "It's official: I'm launching a new studio for 2K in the Bay Area with an exciting new project! Details soon!" Fergusson most rece...

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Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 is now in the hands of Intelligent Decisions, a company that creates virtual training simulations for the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. Intelligent Decisions wants to use UE3 to polish the movements of autonomous avatars in its Dismounted Sold...

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One of the candidates vying to be the spiritual successor to City of Heroes will be moving into its fundraising stage come this September. Missing Worlds Media's The Phoenix Project, is preparing a Kickstarter campaign for September 8th. The team says that if all goes well (read: the project gets t...

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During the App Store's weeklong free-game promo, 5.7 million people downloaded Infinity Blade 2. Five point seven million people. Sit on that number for a moment. In its first day alone, Infinity Blade 2 racked up 1.7 million downloads, and sales of its predecessor, Infinity Blade, rose 2.5 perc...

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After taking its toys and going home in 2008, Activision Blizzard has kissed and made up with the Entertainment Software Association as announced in a press release this morning. The ESA is not only in charge of organizing E3 each year, but it's also seen as the political arm of the gaming indus...

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GamesRadar reports that Epic has posted a job listing related to "an unannounced competitive online action game." Senior Systems Designer is the official position title, and it apparently requires someone with "a passion for building and/or playing shooters, MMOs, RPGs, or RTS games." Epic is adver...

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Epic Games is currently working on two projects: the tower defense action game, Fortnite, and another game yet to be unveiled. A job listing calling for a senior systems designer mentions "an unannounced competitive online action game that includes player progression, heavy itemization, and a dynam...

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Chris Wynn, senior producer on Epic Games' Gears of War: Judgment, is now senior development director on the next Mass Effect game from BioWare, he announced in a tweet. Wynn started working at Epic in August last year, but before that he was a lead producer at Microsoft for two years, minding t...

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Today's release of Firefox 22.0 introduces official support for 3D gaming via Epic's Unreal Engine, among other significant additions. Mozilla outlines the update at its official blog, noting that a "supercharged subset of JavaScript" (asm.js) powers high-performance applications like 3D games...

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