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Fortnite player sued by Epic Games for stealing in-game currency

Fortnite player sued by Epic Games for stealing in-game currency

The last few months have seen Epic Games' Fortnite build up into one of today's most popular online multiplayer titles, especially on PC, and that means the developer is now working hard to dissuade and fight back against cheaters. Recently, that's included copyright infringement lawsuits against those who've coded their own cheats to guarantee themselves wins. But now the developer has filed a suit against a player for effectively stealing from them.

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Fortnite downtime blamed on patches for Meltdown vulnerability

Fortnite downtime blamed on patches for Meltdown vulnerability

While the recent Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities are causing wide-ranging effects on the computing and tech industries as a whole, gamers may start noticing a direct impact on their favorite hobby as well. Fortnite publisher and developer Epic Games has revealed that the multiplayer survival game may start experiencing a number of issues over the next week, including downtime, as the services behind the game are patched.

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Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season download out right now, go!

Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season download out right now, go!

Today the first free DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront II was released to the public, just in time for the release of The Last Jedi. This update adds a whole bunch of The Last Jedi content - but also adds to the main single-player storyline for the game. This bit is called Battlefront II Resurrection, and it's also available free in the same The Last Jedi Season download today.

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Phil Spencer tries to shut down Sweeny’s Open Windows comments

Phil Spencer tries to shut down Sweeny’s Open Windows comments

Both Microsoft's Phil Spencer and Terry Myerson have taken to the stage this week at BUILT 2016 to assure the public: they're open. Not just open for more developers - not just open for development - but an open ecosystem. Their comments ring particularly important after a recent comment by Epic Games' Tim Sweeney about how the Universal Windows Platform must die. Obviously Microsoft does not want that to happen. At BUILD 2016 this week, Microsoft representatives on stage have made that clear.

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Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney: Universal Windows Platform must die

Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney: Universal Windows Platform must die

You'd think that Microsoft's move to embrace both console and PC gaming on equal footing would be welcomed with laud. And yet, aside from getting worrying questions from the console folks, Redmond is also getting some rather scathing remarks from PC gamers as well. Epic Games CEO and renowned computer graphics guru Tim Sweeney is not one to always open his mouth. So when he comes out with an op-ed that unambiguously says the Universal Windows Platform on the PC " can, should, must and will, die", you can't help but wonder why.

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Tim Sweeney: Trailblazing Galaxy S7 and Vulkan API made simple

Tim Sweeney: Trailblazing Galaxy S7 and Vulkan API made simple

Epic Games' head Tim Sweeney explains in simple terms what Vulkan API is and why the Samsung Galaxy S7 is a gaming trailblazer. This week we've seen some amazing looking graphics coming from Epic Games and Samsung. With the Samsung Galaxy S7, both groups suggest we're entering a new age for gaming on smart mobile devices. It involves Vulkan API, Unreal Engine 4, your CPU, your GPU, and a demo called ProtoStar. But what's that mean to you, the everyday average user?

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Unreal Editor in VR puts you in the game as you edit [UPDATE!]

Unreal Editor in VR puts you in the game as you edit [UPDATE!]

The crew at Epic Games have revealed an Unreal Engine VR editor for UE4 that places the developer within the level they're editing. Virtually. Using a virtual reality headset - the HTC VIVE in this case - the developer will be able to look around and edit the universe they're creating as they exist within said universe. It's difficult to explain without allowing you to see it, so head in to the video(s) we've got here, where your mind is about to be blown into pieces.

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Unreal Engine 4 dwarf heralds Uncanny Valley passage

Unreal Engine 4 dwarf heralds Uncanny Valley passage

What you're about to see will make you a true believer in the future of computer-rendered film. It'll do that even though what you're going to see is a rendering made with a gaming engine. Not to worry, though, the folks behind the engine are fully aware of what they have on their hands. The creator of this masterpiece of a rendering goes by the name Baolong Zhang, he's a 3D character and environment artist, and he's working here with Unreal Engine 4. Imagine the possibilities in virtual reality with this type of work - meet your best buddy dwarf and have a pint with him!

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Epic Games teases new shooter, dubbed “Paragon”

Epic Games teases new shooter, dubbed “Paragon”

Epic Games has been hard at work of late. They recently released the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for the Xbox One, giving fans chance to experience the franchise in all of its HD glory. They've also been teasing a new Unreal Tournament game, which we haven't seen in quite some time. However, it appears that they have another game up their sleeve.

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Epic Games demos ‘Bullet Train’ game for Oculus Rift

Epic Games demos ‘Bullet Train’ game for Oculus Rift

Epic Games has demonstrated a new video game it has in the works titled “Bullet Train” — it is a VR game designed for the Oculus Rift, and as the name tongue-in-cheek references, it is a shooting game that takes place within a train station. Gamers get off the train in a train station and begin shooting a variety of firearms at various armor-clad baddies. Gameplay video after the jump!

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Epic VR documentary asks: “what is virtual reality?”

Epic VR documentary asks: “what is virtual reality?”

This week the folks at Epic Games have debuted their first documentary series for the virtual reality environment. Not IN the virtual reality realm, but about it. In service to virtual reality, this series of videos will show the world what virtual reality is all about. The first episode goes by the name "A Sense of Presence: What is Virtual Reality?" and attempts to answer just that - in a very short span of time. One of the most major doors VR still needs to unlock for most people is a simple understanding of what this technology is - this video attempts to be the first key.

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Metroid spectacularly re-imagined in Unreal Engine 4

Metroid spectacularly re-imagined in Unreal Engine 4

Developer CryZENx brings a fully re-imagined Metroid Prime gameplay environment into existence with Unreal Engine 4. And boy does it look fantastic. What you're going to see is a project - not an official game made for release. Here you'll see some of the capabilities of the graphics environment Unreal Engine 4, complete with realistic lighting, shadows, atmosphere, and everything in-between. Just keep reminding yourself that while this isn't a real game - it could indicate where Metroid could go, someday, maybe.

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