49w ago - While fail0verflow shared some Wii-U news at this year's 29th Chaos Communication Congress (29C3), we also received word that Sony PS Vita SDK Docs from Epic Games were leaked by Pimmeldisko today.
84w ago - Starhawk Score Producer Matt Levine has posted up a video today spotlighting how to create an epic soundtrack for PS3 titles.
To quote: When Lightbox Interactive's President Dylan Jobe came to us to discuss the musical score for Starhawk, he had one of the best quotes I've ever heard from a game director:
"The music should not simulate combat; it should remind you what you're fighting for."
It is rare for so many things to come together on a project, but Starhawk has proven to be a perfect storm for creating a truly inspirational score. With a great story, a visionary developer, a brilliant composer, The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra, and a fantastic collection of soloists, we knew that this score would be something really special.
Chris Lennertz's score is bursting with character and memorable themes. Lyrical melodies soar through the orchestra, juxtaposed against feral percussion, gritty guitars, ethnic vocals and an eclectic mix of exotic wind instruments, each contributing to a score that is as memorable as it is unique.
At its core, the story is a classic western tale of two brothers torn apart by a tragic event....
125w ago - Grip Games CEO Jakub Mikyska has posted up a video trailer today announcing that One Epic Game is hitting PSN tomorrow.
To quote: My name is Jakub from Grip Games, the folks who gave you MiniSquadron and 5-in-1 Arcade Hits, and I'd like to tell you about our next project - One Epic Game, which is now being released via PlayStation Store tomorrow.
All of gaming's most notorious stereotypes finally make an appearance in one epic game - aliens, zombies, fantasy, World War II and nuclear wasteland. One Epic Game puts you in the shoes of Alpha Dog, another muscular, one dimensional action hero with the task to negotiate with the enemies the only way they understand - a bullet in the brain!
As you have probably guessed by now, everything about One Epic Game is intentionally over-the-top. The name, the action, the main hero, humour... One Epic Game is a parody of all the gaming stereotypes we see in almost every action game. But it does not stop only with games, as you'll see us pay homage to some popular movies and much more.
213w ago - Today Epic Games has announced the launch of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides community access to the award-winning toolset.
Anyone can start working with the Unreal Engine 3 toolset by downloading the UDK at UDK.com, where detailed product features, technical documentation, commercial licensing terms, support resources and more are also available.
Press Release: Epic Games Announces Unreal Development Kit, Powered by Unreal Engine 3
Industry Leading 3D Game Engine Toolset Now Available for Free
CARY, N.C. (November 5, 2009) - Epic Games, Inc. announces the launch of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides community access to the award-winning toolset like never before.
This software release is available to anyone interested in using 3D game engine technology, including game developers, students, hobbyists, researchers, creators of 3D visualizations and simulations, and digital filmmakers. Anyone can start working with the industry-leading Unreal Engine 3 toolset by downloading UDK at www.udk.com, where detailed product features, technical documentation, commercial licensing terms, support resources and more are also available.
270w ago - Electronic Arts is hunting to rebuild its connection with the hardcore by releasing a plethora of new IP's titles that appeal specifically to a certain section of the gaming arena.
Their recent deal with an internal Epic Games Studio "People Can Fly" (creators of Painkiller) and Grasshopper Studios is just a minor step in this direction.
They are also looking out to buying out companies who have produced a quality lineup of games. After their failure to capture Take-Two Studios, the rumor mill strongly suggests that Electronic Arts are seriously contemplating in buying out Epic Games.
Their main aim is to fund the development of the next generation of Unreal technology and acquire exclusive licensing rights over it (Unreal 4.0). This also means that we might be witness to the next Unreal Tournament game and Gears of War sequel being published by Electronic Arts as well.
A minor step in this direction has already taken place with an EA employee being shifted to Microsoft in the development of "Gears of War 2" to ascertain the potential and viability of the series in the future.
Westwood (EA Pacific), Maxis, Bioware, Pandemic and now the target is setting to shift to Delta Squad and its components, the question is will we be ready if all this epic transaction...