Posts Tagged Epic Games
When I buy a first person shooter I know exactly what I’m getting into gameplay wise. For me the reason I play them is primarily for the story, which to be honest isn’t a major part of most FPS games nowadays. They’ve mostly done away with the story and focused on pure multiplayer elements. Now I’m not saying this is the case with every FPS there is, there are still those that have a good story line, but let’s be honest most of the stories are sub-par compared to other genres.
Your idea of a good story and mine could vary by a lot, so I’m not going to list off games that I like and think stand out above the rest. The only reason I bring up the lack of story is because that wasn’t what drew my attention to Bulletstorm in the first place, it was the gameplay.
The idea of having a real time indicator of the carnage that I’d be unleashing intrigued me. So at midnight on February 21st, I went to GameStop and picked up both Bulletstorm and Killzone 3, then quickly rushed home, popped in Bulletstorm, loaded it up, and began.
We’ve seen this video reveal of the Unreal 3 Engine at the Tokyo Press Conference last month, but Epic released a Press release today about it.
Epic Games, has officially announced that the Unreal Engine 3 may now be licensed by other developers for the NGP (next generation portable entertainment system), or as some of us still call it, the PSP2. The best part of their press release is that “multiple UE3 licensees are already working with NGP, some of which have indicated they intend to release their games for the platform’s launch.”
Epic Games’ founder Tim Sweeney said, “We see NGP as a true game-changer with a perfect combination of performance, innovative controls and gamer appeal that make it truly a high-end console in your pocket.”
Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 Available for the Next Generation Portable Entertainment System from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
CARY, N.C. – February 24, 2011 – Epic Games, Inc. announces Unreal Engine 3 support for the next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP) from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE). Developers may now license Epic’s award-winning engine technology for NGP.
Epic Games’ founder Tim Sweeney presented a real-time preview of a large, outdoor environment running on NGP at PlayStation®Meeting 2011 last month in Tokyo, demonstrating a sweeping panorama full of particle systems, animating characters and atmospheric lighting effects.
“We were very proud to be onstage with SCE to give the world just a taste of what Unreal Engine 3 can do on NGP,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. “NGP raises the bar for the performance of handheld platforms with its multi-core GPU and shader-based, multi-core CPU. This makes Unreal Engine 3 a particularly advantageous fit for NGP. Furthermore, multiple UE3 licensees are already working with NGP, some of which have indicated they intend to release their games for the platform’s launch.”
“We see NGP as a true game-changer with a perfect combination of performance, innovative controls and gamer appeal that make it truly a high-end console in your pocket,” said Sweeney.
For more information, visit www.epicgames.com/technology.
About Unreal Engine 3
The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed toolset and scalability across platforms. Unreal Engine 3′s highly mature toolset and content pipeline consistently evolve along with its advanced mobile features, multi-core processor support, optimizations for iOS, Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 and massive world support. Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for computer and video games, mobile games and applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations and digital films and television shows. Additional information on Unreal Engine 3 can be obtained through the Unreal Technology website at www.unrealtechnology.com.
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its “Unreal” series, including “Unreal Tournament 3″ for PC, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic’s “Gears of War” franchise has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and won more than 50 Game of the Year awards. Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 is the five-time winner of and Hall of Fame inductee for Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award. Unreal Engine 3 has also held the Develop Industry Excellence Award in its category for the past three years. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games website at www.epicgames.com.
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Win a Very Rare Bulletstorm Nutcracker (Right Here on PS3blog.net) & Details on Winning a Bulletstorm PS3 Console!
Well look what the great people over at Epic sent us to giveaway!! This very rare nutcracker stands about 1 foot tall, and is sealed in a beautifully designed art box. This Nutcracker is based on the “Creep” enemy in Bulletstorm. The “Nutcracker” is also the name of one of the many “Skillshots” available in the game.
To win this very cool nutcracker, you need to first download the demo of Bulletstorm and play it. Take a photo of your best score and post that picture here in the comments. If you are having issues, you can also email your picture to me at oly[at]ps3blog[dot]net and then post that you did that here in the comments. The winner will be chosen at random, meaning having the highest score doesn’t matter. The deadline for submitting your picture, as well as the drawing, will be one week from today, Tuesday February 1st at about 3PM Pacific time. Depending on the number of entries, I might add a very cool second place prize!!
Bulletstorm is also giving away a PS3 console tomorrow, Jan. 26th, for doing the exact same thing.
“How would you like to win a Bulletstorm PS3? Tweet a pic of your best score with #killwithskill tag. We’ll pick a winner tomorrow! http://twitter.com/bulletstorm” A picture of the console is after the jump.
Here is the newly released Bulletstorm Demo trailer. And don’t forget, “The Bulletstorm demo also allows players to unlock platform-specific upgrades to use in the game’s Anarchy mode, from the Crimson Leash to Stealth Armour, when they purchase the full game.” Enjoy and good luck!!
During an interview in the latest Qore episode, Epic Games’ Cliff “CliffyB” Bleszinski talked about how his newest first-person shooter, Bulletstorm, won’t be like other games in the genre. With Bulletstorm’s over-the-top gameplay, Bleszinski is aiming to bring a bit of fun in the fps genre since he believes most shooters these days take themselves too seriously.He also speaks of the games multiplayer modes in the interview which will include four player co-op.
Bulletstorm is scheduled to release on February 22nd for the PS3 and 360.