Thinking with portals
It's the fourth of July, which means two things: it's Independence Day, and it also marks the arrival of Stranger Things season three. It seems the folks over at Epic Games are excited for the new season's arrival, as it's currently hosting a crossover event with the hit Netflix show in Fortnite. Strange, upside down-esque...
Be seeing you
John Wick is bringing his brand of action to gaming in more ways than one. We only just had the announcement of John Wick Hex, a standalone tactical action game, and now, the popular movie series is crossing paths with the all-powerful Fortnite. In a new event that kicks off today, players will be able to partake in a limited time...
The future is yours
Fortnite's ninth season of content has arrived, bringing with it a whole host of gameplay additions and changes to the map. There's a new Battle Pass to rank up too, giving you access to more skins and cosmetic rewards. The biggest gameplay inclusion is Slipstreams - giant contraptions that allow you to navigate the map quickly...
The future is unknown
The ever-popular Fortnite has just teased its ninth season of content, which is set to kick off in two days on 9th May. It'll bring with it a new Battle Pass and even more map-changing events. The announcement comes off the back of the Unvaulting event which saw the return of the Drum Gun, but the infamous Tilted Towers and...
Deal to close within a month
Epic Games, the company behind the Unreal Engine and, of course, Fortnite, is set to acquire Rocket League studio Psyonix. The developer has announced the news today via its Rocket League blog, which you can read through the link. The deal, which will be finalised by the start of June, will presumably mean Epic will...
Game update v8.50 detailed
Epic Games has been teasing a Fortnite crossover with Avengers: Endgame all this week, and the day has finally arrived. The event has been fully detailed in the latest patch notes for the uber-popular battle royale game, which you can read here. A new mode called Endgame has been introduced for a li
I know what it's like to lose
Avengers: Endgame releases in cinemas across the world later this week, and it looks like Fortnite will be getting in on the act with a new in-game event. The game's official Twitter account has just posted an image of one of its character's holding Captain America's shield, as seen below. The event is set to kick...
Blue van man
Yesterday saw the latest major title update to Epic's ever-popular battle royale game, Fortnite. The update, which takes the game to version 8.30, has lots of changes, bug fixes, and general upkeep, but one new addition to the game sees a big change in the way you'll play. Reboot Vans are now featured across the map, and basically, they...
That's exactly what a lizard would say
Oh god, the lizards are at it again! Look, we didn't want to report on this, because frankly, who gives a sh*t, but then we realised that we can use this article to spread the word that, yes, the British Royal Family are definitely evil alien reptiles in disguise. Don't believe us? Here's some hard evidence:...
Don't go look at me with that look in your eye
Need a reminder of your mortality? Electronic musician Marshmello played a concert in Fortnite over the weekend, and over 10 million people rocked up to experience it. As you can imagine, there were plenty of floss emotes being triggered, as fans all over the globe danced the night away to the ten...
A world of pure imagination
Well, there it is. After being leaked online by a YouTuber, Epic Games has officially unveiled Fortnite Creative, a sandbox mode allowing players to build their own maps and match types. You can get a very brief glimpse at some of the possibilities in the above video. As expected, you'll be able to craft unique levels...
It seems that almost nobody in the games industry can keep a secret these days. Epic Games had planned to make some sort of announcement regarding its smash hit battle royale shooter, Fortnite, at The Game Awards 2018. While the start of season 7 is still set for 6th December, lining up rather nicely with Geoff Keighley's show, a bigger...
It wouldn't be a video game event without a bit of Fortnite thrown into the mix. Geoff Keighley has taken to Twitter to announce that the Battle Royale behemoth will receive a world premiere announcement at The Game Awards on Thursday from creative director Donald Mustard himself. Most interestingly, Keighley wraps his tweet up by...
Automatic first down
Fortnite celebrations have become as common as the Gronk spike on Sundays, so it’s perhaps no surprise to see the NFL partner with the biggest game in the world to bring American football outfits to the behemoth Battle Royale. To be fair, even if you’re not a fan of the sport, these costumes do look cool – especially...
Full-scale account merging coming in November
It’s all change on the cross-play front, with Sony launching a Fortnite beta that will eventually open the doors for more PlayStation 4 games to interact with the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Of course, one of the big issues with Epic Games’ behemoth Battle Royale back at E3 2018 was that fans who...
Good news, Fortnite fans: there’s a free PlayStation Plus loot pack available on the PS Store right now. Members can claim exclusive items like the Flappy Glider, Controlling Pickaxe, and Skydiving Trail all totally free of charge – just ensure that you’re subscribed and add the bundle to your basket.
There's a storm coming
Fortnite is beginning to have a monopoly on the Battle Royale genre, and, well, it’s about to have a monopoly on the tabletop as well. Proving once again that Hasbro’s popular board game can accommodate any brand, Epic Games’ uber-hit will pass go on 1st October. Fortnite creative director Donald Mustard tweeted:...
Liam's feeling good every time he leaves the Battle Bus
Fortnite is the biggest video game in the world right now, and the best thing is, it deserves it. As battle royale chatter sweeps across every classroom and workplace worldwide, it would have been easy for a small sense of arrogance to creep in. But in fact, the complete opposite has...
About a month ago, we reported that PUBG Corp, the company behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, had issued a copyright violation lawsuit against the creators of Fortnite, Epic Games. Well, the studio now seems to have suddenly dropped all legal action. PUBG Corp has been making a case against Epic since January 2018, and planned to...
You probably won't like it
Sony is taking a lot of criticism at the moment with regards to cross-play. Fortnite was recently announced for Nintendo Switch at E3, and news came that this version of the game would be cross-compatible with all other platforms aside from PlayStation 4. It has also been reported that PS4 Fortnite players cannot use their...
Fortnite on the PlayStation 4 does not allow cross-console play, this much we know. However a bigger story has been developing since the release of the Nintendo Switch version earlier today: you can’t log in to the game if you’ve previously linked your Epic Account with the PlayStation Network. Well, you can, but you’ll need to...
Make your mind up
Here we were, eagerly awaiting the reset of the Fortnite weekly Battle Pass challenges so we could get back to earning that sweet XP and, with it, the delicious season four exclusive rewards. But it turns out Epic has once again had a change of heart, and has moved the weekly Battle Pass challenge reset to Thursdays. This starts...
The real battle royale
Uh oh. PUBG Corporation, the developer of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Epic Games for the similarities between its game and the explosively popular Fortnite. This can only end well. PUBG Corp. is a subsidiary of the Korean games company Bluehole Studio. A representative...
Fun isn't something one considers when killing off PUBG
Avengers: Infinity War is the hot topic on everyone's mind right now, and after a neat little Easter egg was found in God of War referencing the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos himself is set to make an appearance in Fornite's Battle Royale mode. Kicking off tomorrow, an event called the Infinity Ga
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...
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...
All aboard the Battle Bus
Fortnite: Battle Royale is out now on the PlayStation 4 – and you can play the PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds-inspired mode for free. The anticipated 100-person free-to-play multiplayer shooter has been made publicly available as part of patch v1.6.3 today, and you don’t even need a PlayStation Plus subscription to get...
Sony’s stance on cross-play has always been pretty firm: you can play with other platforms as long as they’re not a competitor. And today’s Fortnite: Battle Royale announcement for mobile has brought with it some big news for PlayStation 4 players: cross-play and cross-progression is coming across PS4, PC, Mac, iOS, and eventually...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In just two weeks
Fortnite has struck gold with this Battle Royale stuff. The multiplayer mode was introduced just a couple of weeks ago, and it's free to download and play on PlayStation 4. It takes more than a few cues from the stupidly popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, but with Microsoft calling console exclusivity on that one, Fortnite...
Y’know, whether Bluehole’s got a point complaining about Fortnite: Battle Royale or not, you’ve got to credit Epic Games for being incredibly astute with its capitalisation of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground’s popularity. While we’re sure various other developers are scrambling to implement their own survival...
Let's see how it's doing in a Fortnite
Epic Games has rubbed a little salt into the salty tears of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole, announcing that Fortnite: Battle Royale attracted over one million players at launch yesterday. The Korean company won’t be too concerned, of course – there were almost 1.5 million people playing...
As you'd expect
Given the meteoric rise of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, it was inevitable that other games would try and emulate its success. On PlayStation 4, where PUBG isn't yet available, we've got the likes of Fortnite's newly introduced Battle Royale mode. By most account
Mode launching for free next week
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is not coming to the PlayStation 4 until a later date, as Microsoft has locked up timed exclusive rights to the title while it works its way through Early Access. But that’s left an open goal for Epic Games’ recently revealed Fortnite Battle Royale – and it’s going to do...
Error enables platforms to play together
The whole cross-console conversation has become increasingly tedious since E3 2017, with Microsoft eager to repeat that it’s open to the idea, and Sony casually shutting discussions down – often with silly justifications. But in an interesting twist, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players were actually united...
It won't be the last
Well, we told you it was going to happen, didn’t we? PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds' runaway success has already prompted a string of copycats, and hot on the heels of Grand Theft Auto Online is Fortnite with its own Battle Royale mode. Set to launch officially on 26t
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...
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
Gears of more
Epic Games appears to have convinced itself that Paragon is a big deal, so it's bringing the PlayStation 4 console exclusive MOBA to retail outlets in North America. From the fast approaching date of 7th June, you'll be able to purchase a special package dubbed the Paragon: Essentials Edition for $60, which will purportedly include...
The second best game starring Nolan North in May
Shadow Complex, the age-old Xbox 360 exclusive, will finally make its PlayStation 4 debut on 3rd May – in remastered form. For those who aren't familiar with the original, this Chair Entertainment developed Metroidvania was a huge hit on Xbox Live Arcade, and widely regarded as one of the best games...
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...
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...
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...
Shifting gears to MOBA
Epic Games was under Microsoft's rein with the Gears of War franchise for several years, but they've since been rather low key working on several projects such as the PC-exclusive survival game Fortnite. So it's interesting to see that they've partnered up with Sony to bring an exciting, third-person MOBA to PlayStation 4...
Open the floodgates
Epic Games' game creation suite Unreal Engine was enormously successful in the previous generation, but it's found its grip on the industry loosening of late. With the uber-popular Unity providing a gateway for fledgling developers, and most big publishers like EA Games, Konami, and Capcom building proprietary technology, the...
Fortifying a future
Sony is not afraid to support free-to-play games, as evidenced by the roster of complimentary content currently available on the PlayStation 4’s storefront. And that change means that Epic Games is now pondering whether to bring its building affair Fortnite to the format in the future – even if it remains a PC exclusive for...
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...
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...
Like a perfect gaming PC, apparently
Epic Games’ gaffer Mark Rein has clearly learned a valuable lesson from his recent comments about the Nintendo Wii U: don’t stir up the hornet’s nest. As such, the high-profile executive has picked his words about the PlayStation 4 extremely carefully, describing the system as a “really perfect gaming...
As a conference designed predominantly for game developers, GDC plays host to its fair share of graphical demonstrations. This one for Unreal Engine 4 was showcased by creator Epic Games overnight, and reveals how the popular middleware suite will perform in realtime on the PlayStation 4. We actually caught a glimpse of this during last...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Don't expect much commentary on Epic Games' latest project, Fornite
While we can categorically state that the game looks like a departure from Gears Of War, it's hard to really glean much else out of the debut trailer. There's zombies. And tower defence. (Maybe?) See for yourself after the jump.
Epic Games is a name more commonly associated with Microsoft
While the studio has released games on PlayStation 3, its Gears Of War series remains the developer's bread and butter. But the US based outfit has promised that its next IP will be "radically different" from the hurl-inducing machoness of its previous endeavours, and an all together "departure" for the studio..
Cliff Bleszinski's popped up in a teaser trailer for the Spike VGA awards, confirming that Epic Games has a brand new "experience" to show off at the ceremony
The developer said: "2011 marks the 20th anniversary for Epic as a studio. And while weve been busy supporting Gears of War and Infinity Blade, we have something new in store for you. Its an entirely fresh and new experience being..
Epic Games has lifted the lid on a deal that will see Square Enix license the Unreal Engine 3 for a collection of unannounced projects
It is a pleasure to provide Square Enix with an exceptional game engine that will help them bring thrilling new experiences to legions of fans all over the world, said Epic Games' Japan territory manager Taka Kawasaki. Many Western games have achieved great..
The air around People Can Fly's potty-mouthed shooter, Bulletstorm, was blue
But the hilarious thing is, the Polish developer didn't even realise it. Chatting in the October edition of Game Developer's magazine, Adrian Chmielarz said that he couldn't believe the extent of the game's expletives once he saw the game's Polish translation. "Do you know any swear word in a foreign language?..
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..
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..
There's zero chance of Gears Of War coming to PlayStation 3, according to creative lead Cliff Bleszinski
There had been some speculation that Epic would make the franchise multiplatform once its exclusive publishing deal expired with Microsoft. Curiously, Epic retains full rights to the Gears Of War franchise so can feasibly do whatever it wants with the series. "I would say in the foreseeable..
What's with publishers signing their allegiance to Epic's famously flaky Unreal Engine technology? It wasn't so long ago that Warner Bros was releasing a similar statement, now LucasArts has confirmed it will be exclusively utilising Epic's technology for multiple future projects
We assume the use of Unreal Engine makes lots of sense for developers without the resources to build their own..
Warner Bros has pledged its alleigance with the worst engine in video gam-
.. Whoops. Did we say that out loud? Sorry. Ahem. Let's start again: Warner Bros has signed a long-term deal with Epic, ensuring the publisher's portfolio exclusively uses the Unreal Engine until 2014. That means you can almost guarantee the next Batman and Mortal Kombat game will certainly use Epic's murky tech. As regular..
While the tech media continue to ensure the word-of-mouth surrounding Apple's latest device is nothing but rosy, actual game developers have been sharing their enthusiasm for Sony's new handheld the NGP
While the Internet continues to ignore the fact that there actually is a market for traditional handheld games (no matter how big or small!), Epic Games' Mark Rein has spoken out in support of..
Epic Games' Gears Of War franchise may be XBOX 360 exclusive, but the company's president, Mark Rein, reckons the series' gameplay would be an "appropriate" fit for Sony's new Next Generation Portable
"This is the kind of machine that a Gears of War-style experience would be appropriate on because it has the control layout that games like that are designed for and can produce some pretty..
Bulletstorm looks and sounds stupid
So stupid we've stopped posting the game's nonsense trailers on this site. We get that's part of the game's tone, but we don't like it. We hate it in fact. People calling each other crude names never was, and never will be funny. Still, the media seems to think Bulletstorm's a gameplay is worth a damn. We'll find...
Somewhere in developer People Can Fly's archives is a prototype for Bulletstorm where the game played as a third-person cover-based shooter
Producer Tanya Jesson told OXM magazine that the early gameplay was "completely different than it is now," revealing the game had transformed from "a third-person shooter to a cover-based first-person shooter to a non-cover-based first-person..
We're not sure what to think of Bulletstorm
On the one hand it looks like a really awesome game. On the other hand it just looks dumb. We're not missing the point, we get that Bulletstorm's intention is to be a bit silly, but some of the voice work is a real turn off. "Pull up your skirt and stap on that dildo." Really? Really? Catch the trailer after the jump. <object..
Going on what we've seen of People Can Fly's Bulletstorm, we'd say it doesn't take itself too seriously
Fun appears to be the main agenda of the FPS, but the game's creative director Adrian Chmielarz reckons it's much more than a "mindless shooter". "The spirit [of Painkiller] is there, yes, he told BigDownload. Painkiller was the old schools swan song, though. Bulletstorm is..
In Bulletstorm you can kick people and chain combos like its Burnout or something
You can also wield a "quad-barrelled shotgun". A game so ridiculous deserves a terrible boxart right? Right. Well, courtesy of GameInformer, here it is — Bulletstorm's boxart. Terrible.</em>
Epic and People Can Fly's ostentatious shooter, Bulletstorm, is due to hit US shelves on February 22nd, 2011, Epic's Cliff Bleszinskis just announced
VG247's got a batch of new screens for you to drool over. The game's big hook is its focus on stylish, kills. It's more "outrageous fun" than "gritty seriousness" — if you get what we mean.
Thank goodness for EA, Epic Games and People Can Fly, who are about to embark on the first non-super gritty military shooter in what seems like ages
Bulletstorm - a mish-mash of colours, ridiculous guns and a "skill kills" - looks set to bring actual genuine brainless fun back to the FPS genre. And we welcome that with open arms. Boom!
These first shots of EA, Epic and People Can Fly's Bulletstorm show less the gritty, war torn environments you might have expected, and more tropical locations with ridiculous violence
Needless to say they look rather good. Check out the screens over at Joystiq and watch your excitement soar by, ooh, 100%.
EA's just sent us word of the upcoming People Can Fly and Epic Games title Bulletstorm
The game was sort of revealed over the weekend via a GameInformer cover, but now you can consider the PS3 title official. People Can Fly has created a wildly fun first-person shooter that looks gorgeous running on the latest Unreal Engine 3 technology, and the skillshot system is a welcome..
Coming from EA, Epic Games and the folks over at People Can Fly - Bulletstorm is a new, ambitious first-person shooter heading to the Playstation 3
The game's been teased by various outlets for some time now, but it's finally been revealed on the latest cover of US mag GameInformer. The game's all about Grayson Hunt, the former leader of a black-ops team called Dead Echo. Time's been rough on Hunt,..
Gears Of War is kind of an XBOX 360 exclusive
Kind of in the sense that it's made by a third-party team wearing a Microsoft money-hat. But according the creative designer behind the franchise, it's unlikely to end up on Playstation 3 anytime soon. Speaking to Kotaku Radio, Epic's Cliff Bleszinski ended hopes of a Playstation 3 release, stating, "Honestly theres really no plans for any Gears..
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