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Epic VP responds to rumors, doesn’t want people to think they’re cheap

Epic VP responds to rumors, doesn’t want people to think they’re cheap

The rumor mill was churning yesterday bringing us news that Microsoft might be interested in purchasing Epic Games. The sum listed by GamePro editor was $1 billion (insert mental image of Dr. Evil). While Epic isn't really saying whether or not they're even interested in a buyout, they do want the world to know that they aren't cheap.

Mark Rein, VP at Epic Games did comment on the GamePro article, which pegged the company as ripe for the picking by Microsoft, and apparently he was in a pretty good mood when he did. Hit the jump for his official quote.

I have not seen the actual GamePro article but if they're going to make predictions about us selling Epic we would prefer if they started at $2 billion," he said. "Because we don't want anyone thinking that we're cheap. :)

Obviously Rein had his bargaining hat on when he issued his response. However, his poker face needs a bit of work, as that smiley face clearly tells us that he's got something to hide. Or does he?

[via DevelopMag]

Rumor – Microsoft to acquire Epic Games

Rumor – Microsoft to acquire Epic Games

We've all read that Microsoft would love to buy Yahoo. While this was big news to a lot of people, I couldn't actually care less. I haven't touched my Hotmail or Yahoo Mail accounts since I got my Gmail invitation four years ago. However, there is one possible purchase by Microsoft that sparks my interest, Epic Games.

Mainframe Is A Mildly Horrific Depiction Of Geek Art

Mainframe Is A Mildly Horrific Depiction Of Geek Art

Some of you may recognize this character from one of the many works of art by Dean Bradley. Well apparently Mr. Bradley has decided to produce a few hundred of these things as real life figurines.

With a head made out of a monitor, an axe in one hand, and feet made out of god knows what, I can’t determine whether the keyboard is another weapon he is wielding or his other hand. Regardless, this work of art is pretty great looking, and slightly disturbing.

Epic VP Goes Bananas at Sony

Epic VP Goes Bananas at Sony

It's always refreshing to see a shining example of grace under pressure, isn't it? Saying out loud what most of us were thinking the whole time, Epic Games' vice-president, Mark Rein, called Sony's claim that "the next-generation of gaming starts with us" complete and utter...um...malarkey. Well, he didn't use terms that were quite that nice or controlled, but you get the idea. Rein decided to give Sony a piece of his mind at the Game Developers' Conference in London.

Motorola PEBL handsets depicted by King of Color

Motorola PEBL handsets depicted by King of Color

David LaChapelle, world-renowned photographer and director was commisioned to capture the Motorola PEBL in the most interesting ways. He depicted each PEBL colors to be the following:

  • ORANGE depicts the beautiful thief reaching through a broken glass case to steal the precious orange PEBL.
  • BLUE portrays the burglar dangling in mid-air, having abseiled through a glass ceiling. She swings into a guard, knocking him to the floor while snatching the blue PEBL from his grasp.
  • PINK shows the exquisite robber handing a pink PEBL to her male accomplice, while another carves through a metal door to create an escape route.
  • GREEN displays the thief ascending a rope ladder through a broken glass ceiling. Having nearly escaped, two guards try to drag her into custody while the green PEBL lies calmly in her open palm
  • Batman reimagined by game designer: is this madness?

    Batman reimagined by game designer: is this madness?

    Tetsuya Nomura, head of Kingdom Hearts and designer for Final Fantasy, has redesigned Batman. Nomura has stepped forward with the first in a series of action figures which represent complete redesigns of classic comic characters. This strange beast of a Batman summons memories of Todd McFarlane’s vision for SPAWN, or the Batman/SPAWN crossover collection. But more than that, this is an imagining of Batman we’d have expected to find as a boss in an epic RPG.

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