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“Epic Win” or “Start Your Unreal 3 Engines!”

November 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Epic Games, creators of the popular Unreal engine and technology, have just released a free, standalone version of the Unreal 3 Engine. Anyone and everyone now has access to the Unreal Development Kit. The full feature list in the kit is listed here, and it is impressive.

“I’m excited about the possibilities the Unreal Development Kit opens to those who are looking to get into the game business but don’t otherwise have the means to acquire world-class technology and tools like ours. UDK is Unreal Engine 3, which has been used to create games in a wide range of genres, as well as military simulations, 3D architectural walkthroughs, animated movies and more. Users are only limited by their imaginations.”
- Mark Rein, Vice President,
Epic Games.

Naturally this is for creating game worlds and mods that are free of charge. Any commercial use will obviously result in royalties and associated terms of service agreements. Sorry console modders, the kit is only available for the PC. Although Epic is entertaining the idea of expanding to include consoles.

So get crackin’!

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Se7en Tidbits: “It’s Not Pronounced ‘Do Sex’ Stupid” or “Why Does My Vehicle Have Two Steering Wheels?”

November 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Here are a few tidbits that caught my attention for one reason or another this week:

  • “Aside from making me a very sad panda, this also puts a crimp on my role as healing lead.” – Amber, Raid from Hell, I Like Bubbles. [Bronte: I never understood why the healer is almost never given raid assist.]
  • “I just hope that Cryptic will continue and put enough effort into new content to let it have a high quality without too much interference from reality and commercial conditions.” – Sente, Blood Moon flawed event design?, A Ding World. [Bronte: Unlikely, but the foundations of our very existence rest on hope.]
  • “Perhaps they’re concerned that players who called their bluff on the original deadline will be even less inclined to change their minds and resubscribe for a worse deal than they could have gotten last week – such is the peril of the high-pressure pre-order.” – Green Armadillo, The Great LOTRO Coverup?, Player vs. Developer.
  • “The controls for the vehicles are almost too responsive, I find myself over correcting a lot. I am also struggling with steering; the left thumbstick moves you forward and reverse, the right thumbstick controls left and right steering.” – Jayedub, Borderlands, Dub’s Diatribe. [Bronte: My sentiments EXACTLY!]
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