How Epic’s Fortnite rose from the ashes of Paragon’s failure

Paragon deserved better. Epic Games’ recently shuttered title looked like a third-person shooter, but it was all MOBA under the hood. That might not seem like an argument in its favor, as conventional wisdom says the MOBA genre is oversaturated and already behind the multiplayer curve. This gorgeous contender was a bit different, however. It […]

Epic’s long-awaited ‘Fortnite’ hits consoles and Steam July 25th

We’ve been waiting on Epic Games’ fort-building monster defense game Fortnite for a long, long time. First announced in 2011, the developer’s initial Unreal Engine 4 title was slated to be a PC exclusive. A trailer released in 2014 gave interested fans a bit of hope, and we even saw the gameplay at E3 in […]

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Photo Draws Inspiration From Biblical Epics and Clint Eastwood

Matt Reeves is aiming high with War for the Planet of the Apes. He looked to such classics as Bridge on the River Kwai, Ben-Hur, and The Outlaw Josey Wales for inspiration, giving us a clear idea of where his head is at with the sequel. For The Batman director, he saw an emotional connection between his sequel and those films, so […]

Archrivals in excellence: Epic’s Tim Sweeney received his GDC lifetime award from John Carmack

After 25 years in the games business, Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards last night. John Carmack, another peer of Sweeney’s in graphics wizardry, handed the award to Sweeney at the event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The award recognized the work […]

Lead an army of cartoon heroes in Epic’s latest game

Epic Games announced Battle Breakers, its new free-to-play title for mobile and PC, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The game looks like a Saturday-morning cartoon, complete with larger-than-life characters and a huge, cinematic soundtrack to enhance the gameplay. Battle Breakers will have hundreds of different heroes to use when you create your […]

Tales Speedrunners Race Through Grand Epics In A Few Hours

For a certain subset of folks, speedrunning—the art of beating a video game as quickly as possible—is their window into competitive gaming. But if speedrunning Super Mario World is a 100-meter sprint, a Tales race is a marathon: superficially similar but wildly different. This weekend, the RPG Limit Break channel on Twitch is streaming a […]