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April2018

  • News Fortnite Emotes Are Inspiring Footballers Around Europe

    Take the L

    Fortnite has become a cultural phenomenon, and footballers across Europe have underlined that by implementing one of the game’s popular emotes into their goal celebrations. French forward Antoine Griezmann – who’s no stranger to atrocious victory stances – borrowed the title’s iconic ‘Take the L’ dance after scoring Atletico...

  • News The Leaked Raven Fortnite Skin is Out Now on PS4

    Putting the rave in raven

    If you're a huge fan of Fortnite, you may have spotted the awesome Raven skin that leaked online recently. A bunch of data miners found it and shared it, and ever since, speculation has run wild regarding its official release. While early speculation pointed to Easter, it turns out all we got was a bunch of stupid bunny...

March2018

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  • News Fortnite's 3.0 Update Bolsters Building

    All nite long

    Battle royale sensation Fortnite is getting its 3.0 update, improving building mechanics in a number of ways. Arguably the biggest new feature will be Turbo Building, allowing players to continuously build constructions by holding down the right trigger instead of having to constantly press it - something that'll really help when you...

  • News Fortnite: Battle Royale Offers Exclusive PS Plus Items

    Well fort-out

    Fortnite: Battle Royale is still taking the PlayStation 4 by storm, and now developer Epic Games has announced some exclusive cosmetic items for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The PlayStation Plus Celebration Pack is available from now until 1st February 2019, and contains a PlayStation-themed wingsuit and outfit. Are you still...

  • News Fortnite: Battle Royale to Get 60 Frames-Per-Second Mode on PS4

    Within a fortnight?

    Fortnite: Battle Royale, Epic Games’ outrageously successful free-to-play Hunger Games-style title, will soon be getting an update that will undoubtedly please many players of the multiplayer smash-hit release. In a lengthy blog post outlining its future plans for the game, Epic notes that console players will soon be able to...

January2018

  • News Paragon Put Out to Pasture as Fortnite's Popularity Explodes

    Refunds for everyone who spent money on it

    It’s crazy to think that Fortnite is now this behemoth franchise with millions of concurrent players. For those of you who followed its development, it seemed stuck in limbo as a kind of Minecraft-inspired tower defence type thing for many years, before being reinvented and essentially exploding as a...

  • News Fortnite Battle Royale Passes 40 Million Total Players

    All aboard the Battle Bus

    Epic's free-to-play shooter has just reached a new player count milestone, with the total now amassing to an impressive 40 million. The rampaging popularity of Fortnite Battle Royale has reached the same number as Rocket League, but in a fraction of the time. The developer has also said that it achieved a record number of...

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  • News Unreal Engine Maker Can't Wait for PS4K

    Neo glee-o

    The sentiment here at Push Square Towers, in general, is that we're really excited for the PlayStation 4K – or Neo, as it's codenamed. For us, it represents a new console launch which is always fun, but it's also going to be thrilling to see exactly how Sony positions it – and how it's received by the general public. Plus, shiny new...

May2016

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    Review Shadow Complex Remastered

    Press X to Jason

    Today, independent and digital titles sit fairly comfortably alongside big budget games in terms of critical reception and public acceptance, but when Shadow Complex was released in 2009, it was customary to finish any sentence that started "It's great..." with a

April2016

March2016

  • Live Watch Us Put Epic Games' PS4 MOBA Paragon Through Its Paces

    Unreal tournament

    It was the big closing announcement at PlayStation Experience late last year, but what is Paragon? We've been playing Epic Games' ambitious PlayStation 4 MOBA since its Early Access-esque release on Friday, and figured we'd stream some gameplay live. Don't worry if you can't watch this now, as you'll find the archived video...

  • News PS4 MOBA Paragon Promises No Pay-to-Win Microtransactions

    Early access begins this month

    It should be expected, but it's nice to hear all the same: upcoming PlayStation 4 console exclusive MOBA Paragon promises that it won't have any pay-to-win elements. Its playable heroes will be free, and if you do decide to splash some cash, you'll only be able to purchase purely cosmetic items that have no bearing on...

February2016

  • News Paragon Brings Big Beats and Bad Ass Heroes to PS4

    A MOBA for normal people

    Well, those Twitch metrics were always going to mean that MOBAs would make a dash to consoles eventually, eh? Paragon, the Unreal Engine 4 take by Epic Games, is trying to be a little different, though, pitching itself as a MOBA that non-crazy people can enjoy. In fact, the developer's trying to avoid the word MOBA entirely...

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  • Rumour Gears of War Creator Plotting Something Epic for PS4

    Burning brighter than a Fenix

    Gears of War creator Epic Games could be planning a title for the PlayStation 4 – at least, that's the insinuation from a couple of co-founder Mark Rein’s personal Tweets over the past few days. The company – which is also behind the Unreal Engine – has associated itself closely with Sony’s next generation...

June2013

  • E3 2013 Sorry, Gears of War: Redux Is Not Coming to PS4

    Epic squashes rumour

    While there’s a small chance that a future instalment in the Gears of War franchise could come to the PlayStation 4, developer Epic Games has ruled out a rumour that’s doing the rounds right now. Chatting with IGN, the company said that the supposed Gears of War: Redux logo pictured – which hints at a PS4 release – is...

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August2012

  • News Epic Games Now Fully Owns Bulletstorm Dev People Can Fly

    Big spender

    Video game powerhouse Epic Games has completed its purchase of Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly. The announcement follows the departure of three key staff at the Polish studio, including creative director and founder Adrian Chmielarz. "They left, they're going to do their own thing,” Epic Games’ Mark Rein told Joystiq. “They...

April2012

  • News Epic: We'd Love to Do a Bulletstorm Sequel

    Nothing to announce yet

    A sequel to last year’s adventurous first-person shooter Bulletstorm was in the works at one point, Epic Games’ Mike Capps has announced. Sadly, the follow-up was canned when the company found a project that was considered to be a “better fit” for original developer People Can Fly. What could possibly be better than...

February2012

  • News Epic Games to Demo Unreal Engine 4 at GDC

    Behind closed doors

    Epic Games has committed to showing off the next-gen version of its Unreal Engine 4 middleware technology at next week’s Game Developers Conference. Sadly, the presentation will be limited to “select licensees, partners and prospective customers” bound by strict NDAs. In short: we won’t be getting a glimpse at the new...

  • News Unreal Engine 4 Already Running on Next-Gen Consoles

    Pretty graphics

    Epic Games’ outspoken gaffer, Mark Rein, dropped an unexpected bombshell during his speech at the DICE summit overnight. The executive – who oversees the Unreal Engine – said that the latest version of the middleware software was already functional on “systems can’t name yet”. Juicy, huh? It makes sense; Epic is usually...

December2011

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  • News Epic Games Starts Work On 'Unannounced IP'

    Epic Games is cranking up development on a brand new, unannounced IP

    The developer is famous for its involvement with Gears Of War and, more specifically, the Unreal Engine. The news comes via a recruitment call on the developer's website, which states: "Epic Games is looking for Gameplay Programmers to join the team currently working on Gears of War 3, as well as a new unannounced IP in..

July2011

  • News Bulletstorm 'Didn't Make Any Money'

    Bulletstorm was a critical success when it released earlier in the year, and we'd figured it was a commercial success too

    The game spent a number of weeks propping up the UK sales charts, but according to Epic the balls-to-the-wall FPS failed to make the company any money. Despite that small caveat, Epic does not regret handing the project off to Polish studio People Can Fly. "The studio has..

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