Items tagged with Epic Games

There are a few things you can count on every holiday season—a plethora of discounts and deals on all things tech related, continued debate over whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie (spoiler: it most certainly is), and more recently, Epic Games hosting a 15 Days of Christmas giveaway through its digital storefront... Read more...
Epic has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over allegations of privacy violations and unwanted charges. The company will pay a total of $520 million in relief over the allegations. Many children and adults alike have become enthralled with the highly-popular Fortnite video game from Epic... Read more...
Gamers fueled by nostalgia have received some sad news today. Epic Games has decided to remove several titles that are based on what it defines as "out-of-date online services" from all storefronts. There is some good news though, as gamers are likely getting a free game out of it. The announcement came yesterday... Read more...
It's that time of year again, the time of giving, building, and destroying. That's right, Fortnite's Winterfest is here. Along with it, there are some awesome in-game loot items for players to unwrap for the season. Let's check out all the pertinent details... The latest update to the latest chapter of the popular... Read more...
A new chapter of Fortnite is upon us, and with it comes new Exotic and Mythic items. Be ahead of the pack, and know where to find these alluring and powerful weapons the next time you drop (be sure to thank the bus driver). Chapter four of Fortnite brings about a lot of cool new stuff for gamers to try out in... Read more...
Chapter 4 Season 1 for Epic Game's mega-popular Battle Royale hit s Fortnite is scheduled to launch today. There are some very interesting and intriguing updates in this latest chapter. We'll start with what is arguably the biggest technical update: the move to Unreal Engine 5.1. We reported on the release of... Read more...
In 2009, Epic Games released what was known as the Unreal Development Kit which was a free version of Unreal Engine 3. Following that up Epic later released Unreal Engine 4, first as a subscription model, but later available for free, including the entire source code. Later again, a major upgrade including Lumen and... Read more...
In March of this year, CD Projekt Red, the developer behind The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 announced a "new saga" in The Witcher series. Along with this announcement was a blog post that they were going to be eliminating their home-grown RED Engine and move to Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5 for their next title. Well... Read more...
Epic Games has joined forces with DC Comics in order to bring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson back to Fortnite as Black Adam. The collaboration is part of Fortnite's Chapter 3 Season 4 campaign, and is available now via the in-game store. Fans of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are probably elated to know he is making a return... Read more...
A new leak seems to give credence to the rumor of a Fortnite and Destiny crossover. A recent Twitter post shows three Fortnite inspired armor sets that are said to be coming to Destiny 2. Epic has made a large part of its Fortnite money due to the collaborations it has procured over the years. Recent crossovers... Read more...
Epic Games' Unreal Engine has been evolving ever since its first appearance as the engine powering its namesake, the original Unreal, in 1998. The second iteration wowed us with its wide-open landscapes, the third version came in with impressive new lighting tech, and the fourth full-number revision brought... Read more...
Microsoft is teaming up with Epic Games to make Fortnite available to play for free through its Xbox Cloud Gaming service. In doing so, Fortnite essentially makes an epic return to iOS and Android devices after being banished from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store due to a philosophical dispute over each one's... Read more...
Fortnite Zero Build is bringing back old players and enticing new ones to give it a try. The popular battle royale game has provided an option for those who struggled with the game's building mechanics with a Zero Build mode. Fortnite has long been known for its building mechanic, which also kept many from playing... Read more...
Epic Games has made it be known it is building its own version of the metaverse and that's all it took for Sony and Lego's parent company Kirkbi to reenact the "Shut up and take my money!" meme. Sony and Kirkbi participated in a $2 billion round of funding, with each company committing to ponying up $1 billion for the... Read more...
Do you know what your kids are playing these days? There's it a good chance it's either Minecraft or Roblox, or both. They're each immensely popular (hence why Roblox's CEO is due for a $233 million payday), and they're going to get some competition from Lego and Epic, which have entered into a long-term partnership... Read more...
In February of this year, Russia invaded the nation of Ukraine. Unfortunately, the actions of Russia displaced many people from their homes, creating refugees, homeless, many injuries, missing people, and, sadly, the loss of life. These are somber, eye awakening events. However, in the eyes of adversity mankind has a... Read more...
This author might be giving away his age a bit, but remember that Aerosmith music video where a teen-aged Jason London creates a VR scenario in which he's riding a motorcycle based on a toy that he scans into a computer using a camera? That was in 1993, for the song "Amazing," and I remember thinking at the time how... Read more...
The Unreal Engine has come an incredibly long way since it debuted as the graphics engine powering Epic Games' (then still known as Epic Megagames) first FPS title. Way back in 1998, Unreal wowed PC gamers with reflective surfaces, impressive lighting effects, and immersive skeletal animations. The engine was licensed... Read more...
Ever since its early access crowdfunding, Fortnite was created with some sort of base-building functionality in mind. Well, as of the March 20, 2022 patch, that functionality is no more! At least until the next one anyway. Epic Games' money printing mega-hit, Fortnite, released a massive update recently, the most... Read more...
What happens when you combine a major video game developer and publisher with an indie music platform? We do not know yet, but we are about to find out. It was recently announced that Epic Games is acquiring Bandcamp. Bandcamp is an online record store and music community whose purpose is to allow music fans to... Read more...
Have you played Splatoon or Splatoon 2? Those games have nothing to do with Fortnite; don't get excited for an Inkling skin (as cute as that would be). However, those games are widely lauded for their excellent integration of gyro aiming in a third-person shooter. For those unfamiliar, gyro aiming lets you move the... Read more...
Love it or hate it, Fortnite is still one of the most-played games on the internet. Like most living game titles that hang around a few years, it's expanded considerably beyond the bare-bones battle royale experience that catapulted the formerly co-op game into the limelight. The game is available on just about every... Read more...
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