Tim Sweeney confirms there's interest in porting Unreal Engine 4 to Windows Phone and RT
When the time is right, Epic will make its Unreal Engine 4 platform available on Windows Phone and Windows RT. Exactly when that time will be is still up in the air, but thanks to a forum post in which Epic co-founder and CEO Tim Sweeney responded to a user question, we at least know it's something the company is both interested in and has been working towards to some degree.
Nvidia's new 64-bit CPU to be based around Kepler and feature 192 CUDA cores
We had the chance to attend Nvidia’s CES 2014 press conference and the company touched upon a number of topics such as GeForce Experience, G-Sync Monitors, and GameStream, but it was Nvidia’s announcement of its new “super chip” K1 that was the talk of the show.
This Kickstarter success story just keeps getting better.
Oculus Rift is still little more than a really promising virtual reality development kit, but that promise gets more real everyday as industry heavyweights throw in behind the scrappy little startup. Epic Games has always been an Oculus partner, but late last week the company finally announced native support for the VR headset in Unreal Engine 4.
Epic games is known these days for Xbox titles such as Gears of War, however it’s sometimes easy to forget they were also one of the all-time greats in the PC arena. The Unreal series pushed the boundaries of competitive multiplayer, and even PC hardware well ahead of anything else of its day. A few select titles such as the original Gears of War and Bulletstorm made their way to the PC, however the controls just didn’t transfer well to the mouse and keyboard. Those longing for the good ole days of Epic PC exclusives finally have something to look forward to, with Design Director Cliff Bleszinski confirming the existence of a PC only title to panel attendees at PAX East.
Google a week ago began rolling out a social search update called "Search, "Plus Your World," which meshes photos, comments, and posts on your Google+ account with your search results. This has drawn the ire of a privacy advocate called EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) concerned over privacy and antitrust issues that could arise from the new search feature.
Self-contained liquid cooling units are all the rage these days, especially when you shop a prebuilt rig from a boutique system builder. Underscoring this fact, Maingear, the high-end custom PC builder from New Jersey, just announced the release of its "EPIC" (Enhanced Performance InterCooler) liquid cooling setups by CoolIT for the company's entire line of desktops.
Remember that mind-blowing next-gen tech demo Epic debuted at GDC? You know, the one that was basically Deus Ex, but so gorgeous that your next PC is going to run on a drool-powered cooling system? Well, Epic's released an official video detailing all the tech that's doing the heavy lifting, and, well, we want it in our lives right this very moment. But alas, Epic's only using it to test the waters right now. Check it out after the break (courtesy of Kotaku), and then help us figure out time trave-- oops, nevermind.
We wanted to avoid covering this story altogether – our logic, of course, being that Fox clearly wants attention, and it's pulled very similar game-demonizing stunts in the past. But the outlet's misinformation-packed article is everywhere now, and we'd be remiss if we didn't attempt to drop a kernel of actual truth into the mess. So we're not going to talk about Fox or its alleged “experts.” We're not even going to link to its article. Instead, we're going show you some excellent investigative work by the fine folks over at Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
Epic and People Can Fly may not be giving us a PC demo of their latest over-the-top blast-'em-up, but damn it, this may be better. In order to promote the zany shooter's mix of large guns and larger heaps of profanity, People Can Fly has released Duty Calls, a fully playable riff on... well, you can probably guess which game.
Without spoiling too much, let's just say it's pretty darn spot-on. The “game” is basic and rudimentary, sure, but it's one giant middle-finger-shaped punchline – not the next big blockbuster. And believe us, Duty Calls has it all: random bouts of slow-mo, enemies that pop out of nowhere and stand stock-still, and the best arbitrary ranking system this side of Scientology.
Click here to give it a download, and then have a good laugh. Oh, and People Can Fly, we've gone ahead and saved you some trouble by providing our own fictional back-of-the-box review quote for your fictional game: “The next big blockbuster... Duty Calls has it all... [It is a] game.”