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BU Reviews: Duke Nukem Forever

The Duke is back, baby! Duke Nukem ForNEVER? Try Duke Nukem Forever! An icon of gaming cliche returns to retail, but is the game as good as the hype? Let hal take you on a journey through time.

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Gameinformer covers Fortnite

Are you still waiting in hope that when Fortnite comes along its going to bring you back to loving Epic and everything it does?

Gameinformer have revealed that their May issue will be offering an extensive (20 page) look at Epic's upcoming free to play title, Fortnite.

Unreal Engine 4 on Amazon Fire TV

Need more incentive to use Unreal Engine 4 at $19 a month? What if I told you it could run on Amazon's new Fire TV?

A blog over at Gamasutra Chance Ivey guides you through the simple process of getting the Unreal Engine 4 demos running on the tiny Android powered box, along with using 360 and PS4 controllers

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Unreal Engine 4 for $19 a month

Not to be out done by Unity 5, Unreal Engine 4 is now available (including access to the full source code) for $19 a month on subscription.

For $19 you get access to everything including the Unreal Editor which is ready to go, and the C++ source code hosted on GitHub. With the idea being that it will open it up for collaborative development.

Unreal Engine 4 is also getting OSX Support and viewing the source code also reveals work being done on Linux, Steam Machine and Oculus Rift support. With in browser support already announced by Mozilla.

Note, that any game published commercially will warrant 5% of gross sales being 'lost' to Epic Games. Much like a percentage lost to Apple/Google/etc on App Stores.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Kinect and Unreal Engine 4 Alzheimer's and dementia care project

Holy Cow! I some Unreal Engine news popped up recently.

Not only has the Unreal Engine been running in Firefox but a new project has popped up making use of Kinect and Unreal Engine 4.

The Forest Project uses the Kinect 2 along with Smart TVs to create a virtual woodland to give temporary reprieve to those suffering from disease like Alzheimer's.

There is a project page to help raise funds for it.

The virtual dementia experience is an interactive environment intended as an experiential learning exercise for professional carers to lead them into changing their attitudes and interactions with people living with dementia thereby transforming their approach to caring.So far we have assisted professional carers to understand environmental elements that are friendly or adverse to a person with dementia by experiencing a home environment in the same way a person with dementia would.

Goes to show you not everything needs to involve ripping giant bugs limb from limb

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Killing Floor Twisted Christmas 4 Underway

It's hard to believe, but this is the 4th appearance of yuletide freaks in Killing Floor; yes Twisted Christmas is underway! There are two new maps: "Hell" and "Forgotten", as well as another chance to unlock those holiday achievements!

On a related note - anyone who owns The Ball will now have added to their copy of Killing Floor a special version of the character exclusive to those who had previously pre-ordered The Ball. Pre-order folks will keep their exclusive and also have access to this new version.

Tripwire Interactive has released a new map for The Ball as well. Pickup a copy over the holidays to help fund these freebies and you'll get a great game as well!