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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.

PC Gaming Alliance Launched

Submitted by: GlassShadow @ 10:57 PM | Wednesday, February 20, 2008 | (url: http://www.pcgami...)

The Games for Windows program which Microsoft have been marketing for a while attempted to unify or at least strive for certain levels of consistency between titles. Microsoft have now partnered with a collection of hardware manufacturers, developers and publishers in order to bring to life the PC Gaming Alliance.

Founding companies within the PC Gaming Alliance include Activision, Microsoft, Epic, nVidia, AMD, Intel, Dell, Acer, Alienware and Gateway.

In a presentation given at GDC, the PC Gaming Alliance have announced their mission as a non profit organisation to 'drive worldwide growth of PC gaming'.

Microsoft to buy Epic for $1 Billion

Submitted by: K` @ 11:55 AM | Monday, February 18, 2008 | (url: http://www.wral.c...)

Epic is definitely not worth the price tag.


Epic Confirms No Unreal Tournament 3 PC-to-PS3 Online

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:41 AM | Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

Much ado has been made about the potential presence of cross-platform play in Epic Games' upcoming multiplayer-heavy shooter Unreal Tournament 3 (PC, PS3, X360). The most likely compatible platforms have been PC and PlayStation 3, as the Xbox 360 version has taken a development backseat and the PS3's approach to network architecture is more conducive to the kind of freedom Epic would want for such a service. -

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."

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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).

Epic Issues Cease-and-Desist To Fan Art

Submitted by: Crom @ 08:57 AM | Thursday, March 8, 2007 | (url:

Luke Plunkett of writes:
"Remember that adorable, custom Gears Munny Emilio Lopez crafted a few weeks back? We loved it. You loved it, too. It's the cuddliest I've ever seen Marcus Fenix, a dude not renowned for his cuddliness.

Epic don't love it.

They've sent Lopez a cease-and-desist (below). Apparantly making a home-made, one-off, custom figure for your Gears-mad cousin constitutes trademark infringement these days. Overreaction much?"

here's the C&D: