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Unreal Engine 4 Goes Free for Academic Use

Submitted by: Amadeus @ 03:07 PM | Thursday, September 4, 2014 | (url: http://www.unreal...)

Damn, it's good to be a student nowadays.

Since we launched back in March, many educators have been working with us to get Unreal Engine 4 into their classrooms. Additionally, over the last few months students in our community have been asking for a way to gain access to the tools without having to pay anything upfront. The steady increase in interest made us realize we need a much simpler way to partner with academia and so weve decided to go with the simplest solution of all Unreal Engine 4 is now free for academic use, including personal copies for students enrolled in accredited video game development, computer science, art, architecture, simulation, and visualization programs!

All educators can now have unrestricted access to the engine simply by contacting us at Schools can integrate the same fully featured version of Unreal Engine 4 previously available only to developers, along with all future updates. Students will retain indefinite access to any versions of the engine they used during their coursework so theyll always have the option to take their class projects and turn them into shipping projects any time in the future.


Category: Technology | 12 Comments
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Toxikk - frag like it's 1999. The Anti-COD game.

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 01:46 PM | Friday, August 1, 2014 | (url:


FRAG LIKE IT'S 1999: TOXIKK plays as if today's military shooters never existed. The game combines the simple and intuitive mechanics of old-school FPS giants with a fresh setting, slick graphics and our vision to carefully evolve the genre with some new ideas elaborated with Arena-FPS enthusiasts.

Designed as a spiritual successor to the fast paced arena shooters of the late 90s and early 2ks, there is no leveling, no skill-trees, no perks, no cover systems, no classes, no configurable weapons and no iron sight aiming.

Much more can be found here:

Epic Comes to Steam

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 11:59 PM | Monday, March 17, 2008 | (url: http://planethalf...)

Apart from the single games, you can also purchase the Unreal Deal Pack for $59.95 (granting you all Unreal titles). If you purchase any Epic titles before March 24, you'll also save an additional 10%. So why not check it out and see what the Unreal realm has to offer you.

The Deal Pack includes Unreal Tournament 3, which is sold separately for $49.95.

More on Unreal Engine Lawsuit

Submitted by: Colosus @ 10:06 PM | Monday, July 23, 2007 | (url: http://shacknews....)

"UE3 isn't perfect by any means, but I don't feel Epic misrepresented it in any way when we licensed it," said Jeffcoat. "It's not that UE3 is the best at any one thing it does, because it's not. It's just better at more of them than anything else, and the ten-plus years of maturity it's been through has yielded a better-than-average art and design pipeline. I've heard plenty of tirades and I've given a few of them myself, but at the end of the day, UE3 helped me get my shit done. And it did a better job than any tool set I'd used before."

Category: PC Gaming | 2 Comments
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New Gears of War gametype, Annex, coming April 9th

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 09:27 AM | Thursday, April 5, 2007 | (url: http://www.joysti...)

Joystiq is reporting that Epic released details of the gametype and dated it by mistake. Annex is basically King of the Hill and will feature unlimited respawn (new for Gears).

Unreal Engine 3 may never see a Wii port

Submitted by: DemonKyoto @ 12:14 PM | Tuesday, February 6, 2007 | (url: http://www.destru...)

Epic Games spent $10 million on Gears of War and has sold over 3 million copies at $50. Do the math for a second and then sit there in self-loathing for a little bit. Once the jealousy and nausea passes, check out this interview with Epic's VP Mark Rein about what it's like to kick that much ass..