Oct 26, 2007
Inside an office in sunny Raleigh, North Carolina, Epic vice president Mark Rein settles back into a comfy seat. "It all started way back in the stone age," he begins. "You know, Tim Sweeney started the company in his parents' basement in Maryland." Today Epic is out of the basement and has the two monster-sized games Unreal Tournament 3 and Gears of War (PC) in development.
Outside of Mark's office, staff members play on the Epic basketball court, others help themselves to a
Oct 19, 2007
There's no reason not to grab the just-released Unreal Tournament III beta demo and join in on Epic's classic deathmatch action. What? Worried that the menu screen alone will cause your three-year-old rig to choke and die? Perhaps the likes of Crysis should intimidate decrepit hardware, but the brilliance of the Unreal Tournament III engine is that Epic has intentionally kept the minimum system requirements as low as possible. With the right equipment, it looks better than
Oct 15, 2007
Epic's Unreal Tournament 3 demo hit the internet late last Friday, and the release has been quickly followed by a patch.
"We created a fix for the game not starting up on Windows XP 64 and Windows Server 2003 systems. This patch has not undergone the same amount of QA as the released demo so I strongly encourage to ONLY replace the UT3Demo.exe with the one from the patch if you are experiencing the "Modified executable code is not allowed" issue at startup," the developers
Oct 15, 2007
And your visual shot in the arm for this evening comes courtesy of... Unreal Tournament 3 and its really rather lovely Japanese-style arena shown below, and in a handful of other images in our updated gallery.
However... Whisper it, but these new shots aren't looking that sharp. Epic has clearly repurposed the the Gears of War-esque future-grime vision perfectly. But, without getting too speccy and dull, we're sure there's not much antialiasing going on around here. Which has to
Oct 12, 2007
You won't have to wait till November to try out Unreal Tournament 3 as the beta demo has just been released. You can download this 741 MB monster now with FileRadar to sample three maps: HeatRay, Shangrila, and Suspense.
All maps may be played against online opponents or AI-controlled bots in Deathmatch or Capture the Flag modes. While you're waiting for the demo to download, check out the latest screenshots in the Images tab above, and check out our latest hands-on preview and
Oct 11, 2007
Epic's Unreal Tournament III demo for PC will feature three maps and two of the game's six multiplayer modes, it's being reported.
Deathmatch and Vehicle Capture the Flag are the modes that will be included, Epic deciding to leave biggie Warfare out.
Warfare's a new mode for UT. It's a combination of Assault and Onslaught modes from previous games in the series, and it involves two teams battling for control of nodes on a map and ultimately trying to destroy the opposition's
Oct 9, 2007
Unreal Tournament III is sitting high on our list of games to beg, borrow and steal. Either way, we're playing it. But news that the Unreal Tournament III beta demo for PC could only be a few weeks has got us wondering if it'll be good enough to prise us away from Valve's Orange Box.
Chances are it will but who would have thought all those years ago that Orange Box and UTIII would be out at the same time?
"Just wanted to give you a heads' up that we're getting pretty close to
Oct 4, 2007
Epic's revealed the minimum and recommended spec for the PC version of Unreal Tournament III, which all being well will release next month.
Can your PC handle it? Here we go...
Minimum System Requirements
Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
2.0+ GHZ Single Core Processor
512 Mbytes of System RAM
NVIDIA 6200+ or ATI Radeon 9600+ Video Card
8 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
Recommended System Requirements
2.4+ GHZ Dual Core Processor
1 GBytes of System RAM
Oct 1, 2007
Petroglyph's PC version of its RTS Universe at War: Earth Assault has been delayed.
Originally the game was due out on November 2 for PC, but it's now been pushed back to January 2008.
"The new release date means that both the PC version and Xbox 360 version will launch closer together, allowing gamers to enjoy the full experience of this fantastic RTS from acclaimed developer, Petroglyph", a Sega rep told
Sept 26, 2007
Veteran MMORPG Ultima Online recently received a significant overhaul in update Kingdom Reborn, and EA is inviting former players to come and take in the new sights for free.
The "Return to Brittania" campaign, as the initiative is named, forms part of a celebration of the game's tenth anniversary, and ex-OUers can play for free through to October 9.
"Past subscribers in good standing will be able to play for free through October 9, 2007 by visiting