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Unreal Tournament

2 weeks ago

Rampage in peace: Fortnite firm Epic end Unreal Tournament development

For those of us of a certain age, 'Epic' means 'Unreal' - but, of course, for those of you of a certain, rather younger age, 'Epic' means 'Fortnite.' A very stupid part of my brain couldn't quite let go of the idea that all this cartoony battle royale business was just a temporary distraction for Epic, and soon enough they'd go back to making Unreal…

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2 years ago

Feature: Remember Facing Worlds

Have You Played… Unreal Tournament?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I like to argue about how Quake 3 is better, because I'm an early-'00s scamp, but the truth is that I love Unreal Tournament, too. Particulary its sniper rifle, particularly Facing Worlds.

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3 years ago

Come See Unreal Tournament’s New Underland Map

I still find it strange that Epic Games are making a new Unreal Tournament [official site], that's out there right now, free to download, yet folk aren't screaming from the rooftops about it. The late 90s/early 00s this ain't, my friends. Of course, the lack of fanfare is mostly down to the way this multiplayer FPS is being made - open development based on player…

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Unreal Tournament Now Chilling On Monastery Map

These days, Epic Games are known more for their Unreal Engine than the games which game the tech its name. Up go the cries of "The youth of today...!" and "High school computing students should know the name Steven Polge!" and "Get off my lawn!" and "I'm sorry, I just... how did my life become this?" and "Why? I... why this? Why me?" etc. While…

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Feature: Counter-Strike for Unreal Tournament

Have You Played… Tactical Ops?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Counter-Strike became so popular so quickly - even the mod was soon bigger than all retail multiplayer shooters combined - that the entire industry seemed to spend a year or two simply producing similar games. Remember Global Operations? Remember Strike Force? Remember Tactical…

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Epic Announce Mystery New PC Game Named Paragon

No idea what this is yet, but Epic - they of Unreal and Gears of War - have just announced something brand new and PC-only called Paragon, and due for release next year. They're saying almost nothing, but they have released a short video of a dude with a gun and some robo-hands. However, there's talk of 'heroes' so I'm guessing it's not going to…

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Unreal Tournament Gets Halloween Maps And Masks

Lots of games are in early access, but the new Unreal Tournament [official site] has thus far seemed to be in a kind of embryonic access. That's because it's being created - for really reals - in partnership with its community. Perhaps the game is now sufficiently advanced to be considered a fetus, for the build released yesterday introduces special Halloween content.

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Feature: Pre-alpha modding and collaborative rocket launchers.

How The Community Is Building Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament [official site] represents a new and interesting way of developing games. Beyond the Early Access periods now common on Steam or the mostly-advertising open betas used for every major multiplayer game, UT is fully free and developed by its community. Thanks to Unreal Engine 4's availability, it already has an editing suite that rivals the best, despite not having left pre-Alpha. This means that what would usually be…

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4 years ago

So Good To Be Back: Unreal Tournament Trailer

Cor, I'm getting proper excited about Unreal Tournament [official site] now. It's been far too long since the last time I threw flak shells and bioblobs around in a new game. As Alec reported on Tuesday, with Unreal Engine now moving to fully free for casual use, it's easy to download and play or create for the game. The first official trailer has also been released, now…

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Feature: With a shiny new map too

Unreal ‘Free’ To Devs, Unreal Tournament Free To All

Even the tallest of titans couldn't stand against the tide of free game-making for long. With so many developers turning to Unity to make their own games, and Unity's capabilities improving rapidly, Ye Olde Unreal Engine was starting to look like something of a dinosaur despite being the go-to framework for a great many blockbuster action titles. And now it, too, is free, albeit with…

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Easy Access To Unreal Tournament’s Weekly Builds

As has been previously documented, the prospect of a new Unreal Tournament game fills me with joy. It's a sort of violent, twitch-shooting, wall-dodging, gib-splattering joy but I take what I can get. Development continues apace, though naturally not nearly as fast as I'd like, with weekly livestreamed updates. There's new builds of the game every Friday and still radical changes being made to even…

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I’m Addicted To UT: Toxikk

Toxikk is a throwback, a self-proclaimed bullshit-free arena shooter that looks back to the days of Unreal Tournament. No regenerating health, no free to play, no classes. Yes! An end to class warfare, an end to something-for-nothing culture, an end to untenable healthcare! The video below is a party political broadcast from Reakktor Studios but it shows the walk as well as the talk. It's…

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Epic Team Deathmatch: New Unreal Tournament Video

I know how game development works. I know you aim to have something playable as quickly as possible, and then test, iterate and repeat for potentially years. That doesn't stop me being reflexively impressed that Epic are already playing team deathmatch in the new, community-driven Unreal Tournament. They've got all the weapons in, there's a couple of new maps, and heck it already looks pretty…

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5 years ago

Mod Is Real: Unreal Tournament 2014 Announced, Free

Update: It's Unreal Tournament 2014, an entirely free sequel. Not free-to-play. No microtransactions whatsoever, apparently. Epic will make money by taking cuts from a user-driven mod marketplace. The game is extremely early, and Epic plans to develop it alongside fans. Original: Epic is about to announce something involving Unreal Tournament. Normally that would mean I'd be typing at you live from some extravagant Epic-rented volcano yacht in the Baltic…

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11 years ago

Shoot You, Sir

It's been a while since an online first-person shooter has consumed all of my attention. That's probably going to change. There are two reasons for this. One is called Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and the other is called Unreal Tournament 3. Quake Wars will be the first of these we'll be getting stuck into later this year. No confirmed release date, but the ongoing private…

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