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Epic Games president Mike Capps says he and the company were just as surprised as anyone else when Gears of War 3 obtained a classification in Germany. Last week, Gears of War 3 received an "18" rating from the German USK, making it the first Gears not to be indexed in the region. "I wish I coul...

July 22nd 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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According to Epic president Mike Capps, the times are definitely a-changing for the games industry. Capps recently told Industry Gamers that the future of the games industry has not been so "uncertain" in twenty years. He questioned whether or not physical retail distribution of games will still...

April 20th 2011 at 10:15pm 0 Comments
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Gamasutra cornered Epic Games' Mike Capps (he of the very impressive Epic Citadel demo yesterday at the Apple special event), and Capps confirms that what you see running on your iPhone is the real deal -- Unreal Engine 3, with all of the bells and whistles that it has on the major HD consoles. Th...

September 2nd 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Recent comments from Epic Games president Mike Capps in Edge Magazine (via Develop) show the developer's frustration with the PC piracy scene, as well as its hesitance to fully embrace the platform. "We still do PC, we still love the PC, but we already saw the impact of piracy: it killed a lot of gr...

May 18th 2010 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Epic Games president Mike Capps is already teasing some kind of new announcement at E3. Speaking to VentureBeat at the Interactive Achievement Awards, Capps responded to a question about possible new games by saying that "We might have a new one coming. I think E3 is going to be really exciting for...

March 1st 2010 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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"I find this talk offensive." -- A half-joking independent developer listening to Chris Taylor of Gas Powered Games and Epic's Mike Capps discussing being independent studios at DICE. But, how do we define independent? And is it different from being "indie?" We know that Mega 64 has a violent reac...

February 18th 2010 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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And now, 10 Questions from the Academy: A weekly feature from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences wherein significant figures in the video game industry provide their input on past trends, current events, and future challenges and goals for the entertainment software community. Mike Ca...

December 4th 2009 at 8:20pm 0 Comments
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Just over a month ago, Joystiq talked to Epic Games' Mike Capps about crunch times in game development cycles and how many hours his employees are expected to work throughout the development of a game. Interestingly, Develop put the question of crunch time (among other things) to "over 350 industry...

May 28th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Game designer Greg Costikyan has come out swinging against Epic president Michael Capps for supporting what the author and Manifesto Games co-founder describes "exploitation of talent." Capps, who lately has made a habit out of putting his foot in his mouth, reportedly told those attending a leader...

April 10th 2009 at 2:09pm 0 Comments
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If the headline of this post were the title of a book, the subhead would be: "And Other Awful Things Epic Chief Mike Capps Has Said Out Loud." Just so we don't bias you further, here's his quote to Game Informer, straight from Videogaming247: "I've talked to some developers who are saying 'If you wa...

November 10th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments