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From Amazon shocks and the power of 10, to Windows 10 Mobile's no-show, Google's self-crashing car, more Pi, and an Epic attack on Microsoft, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Epic co-founder Tim Sweeney has published an article in The Guardian denouncing the UWP platform, claiming that Microsoft aims to make desktop Windows into a closed ecosystem.
A Microsoft executive has confirmed that gamers who purchase "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" on Xbox One will receive all previous entries in the series via backwards compatibility in November.
Epic Games has released Tappy Chicken, a Flappy Bird clone for iOS, Android and web browsers designed to show how its Unreal Engine 4 tools can be used to make small game titles.
Epic Games has confirmed that it will release a new version of Unreal Tournament, using Unreal Engine 4, for Windows, Mac and Linux and it will be released as a free game.
Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4.1 to its $19 a month subscribers. It adds support for making games for the Xbox One and PS4 consoles, along with support for Linux and Valve's SteamOS.
Epic Games' co-founder Tim Sweeney has indicated that Windows Phone support for the company's Unreal Engine 4 development tools is "a very long way from having a ship-quality implementation. "
Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney, the creator of the Unreal Engine, stated in a new interview, "I genuinely worry about the future of Microsoft" in terms of keeping Windows as an open platform.
Crytek is apparently answering Epic Games' offer of Unreal Engine 4 for $19 a month with its own plan to release the full version of its CryEngine tools for just $9.90 a month starting in May.
Epic Games has announced Unreal Engine 4, the latest version of its game development tools, is now available for anyone to use for $19 a month plus 5 percent of game revenues.
Microsoft has announced it has acquired the rights to the Gears of War game franchise from its creators at Epic Games and that a new game from Black Tusk Studios is in the works.
Epic Games VP Mark Rein says that Microsoft will be "going heavily" on the free-to-play model for games made for the next Xbox, as well as Sony with its PlayStation 4 console.
Epic Games has launched a version of its free Unreal Engine 3 demo, Epic Citadel, for HTML5 browsers. However, the demo won't work on any Internet Explorer browsers due to its lack of WebGL support.
Even though Microsoft is rumored to announce a successor to the Xbox 360 later this year, developer Epic Games feels that games can still squeeze more out of the current Xbox 360 console's hardware.
Microsoft says it plans to take "vigorous action" against those people who have leaked and/or downloaded a pirated copy of the upcoming Xbox 360 game Gears of War Judgement.
Zombie Studios has announced it has licensed the Unreal Engine 4 tools from Epic Games to make a new "psychological thriller game" that will be released in the second quarter of 2013.
Mike Capps, who has worked at Epic Games for 10 years and has been its president for several years, has decided to depart the company but will remain on its board and will be an adviser.
A judge has ruled that Silicon Knights must now pay even more money in their court case against Epic Games, stating that Silicon Knights "copied significant portions" of Epic's Unreal Engine.
Microsoft's decision to keep PEGI 18 rated games out of the Windows Store feature of Windows 8 means that some Microsoft games, such as the hit Gears of War titles, can't be sold in the Windows Store.
Cliff Bleszinski, the long time design director at Epic Games, has announced he is leaving the game developer where he helped to create titles like the Unreal Tournament and Gears of Wars series.
Epic Games has announced it is opening up yet another game development studio in Seattle where the team will work at first on engineering efforts for Unreal Engine 4.
Epic Games has announced that it has ported Unreal Engine 3 so it can work on products running on Microsoft's Windows RT OS, and showed off a demo running on Asus' Windows RT tablet.
Epic Games has announced that it has bought out the rest of what it didn't already own in Bulletstorm and Painkiller developer People Can Fly, while its original founders have departed.
Epic Games is apparently considering an "always on" online feature for its upcoming action-strategy game Fortnite but if it is put it, it will be used for gameplay and not as a DRM feature.
Epic today announced officially their upcoming game Fortnite, which will be a PC-exclusive title utilizing the Unreal Engine 4. It features sandbox survival co-op gameplay, and looks to be very fun
Epic Games will make a full reveal of its next major game Fortnite at a panel held during the massive and sold out San Diego Comic-Con event to be held in mid-July.
Epic Games has announced that Chinese game publisher Tencent has bought a minority stake in the Gears of War and Unreal Engine creators. The specifics of the deal were not disclosed.
We got to see a live demo of Unreal Engine 4, the next version of Epic Games' popular game development tools and technology behind closed doors at E3 2012 this week.
Microsoft today announced a number of new Xbox 360 games which are in development as we speak. Games such as Ascend: New Gods, Joe Danger: The Movie and more were detailed alongside Forza Horizon...
Former employees of Big Huge Games are forming a new Epic subsidiary, Epic Baltimore, it was revealed today. The number of individuals joining the new studio is currently unknown.
The next Gears of War game now has a proper title, Gears of War Judgement, with word that it is a prequel to the original game trilogy and that People Can Fly is the main developer.
Microsoft will reveal the next game in Epic Games' next Gears of War shooter series on Monday at its E3 2012 press conference, but a teaser has already been posted.
Epic Games' Mark Rein has posted word that a jury in its long standing lawsuit against developer Silicon Knights has found in favor of Epic "on all counts" in court today.
According to a third party source, games made with Epic's new Unreal Engine 4 graphics technology won't be able to run on Nintendo's upcoming Wii U game console.
Epic Games has announced that its iOS action title Infinity Blade II will get a free content update on Thursday, May 24th. The update will include ways to involve friends via Facebook and more.
The first screenshots have been released showing off Unreal Engine 4, the next major version of Epic Games' graphics engine that has been used in many console and PC games.
Epic Games has announced that Unreal Engine 3 now supports stereo 3D effects via ReadD, with the space shooter SOL Exodus becoming the first game to support the feature.
One of the story producers for EA's Dead Space has went on record, remarking that the Gears of War storyline is "literally the worst writing in games".
Epic Games has confirmed that it has shelved plans to release a sequel to 2011's first person shooter Bulletstorm but that the game's co-developer People Can Fly is working on a new unannounced game.
A new asynchronous 'social battle' mode is coming to Infinity Blade II as part of a update coming this week, which also includes a host of other tweaks and upgrades.
Epic Games has confirmed that Gears of War: Exile, a spin-off of their popular shooter series that was never officially announced, was cancelled. The game was likely a Kinect-based title.
Epic Games president Mike Capps confirmed this weekend at PAX East that the developer has plans to release a PC exclusive game, but no other details have been revealed.
Epic Games has announced it will present a demo of its upcoming Unreal Engine 4 game graphics engine at GDC 2012 in early March, although under NDA to select game developers and customers.
Epic Games' VP Mark Rein has confirmed that it will publicly reveal Unreal Engine 4, the next major iteration of the popular game graphics engine, sometime in 2012.
A post by Epic Games' community manager claims that after January 1, Microsoft will remove all gun-like items for Xbox Live avatar props for sale for the Xbox 360 console.
Epic Games has revealed its next game project, a odd combination of strategy, action and adventure called Fortnite that centers on defending a building against monsters.
Today's gaming news round-up includes word on release dates for Trine 2, a big reveal from Epic Games coming this weekend and a huge patch for PC Battlefield 3 owners.
Epic Games has announced that its Unreal Engine 3 game development tools support the newly released Flash Player 11, which should open up more games to run in web browsers.
Epic Games and Chair Entertainment have officially announced plans to release Infinity Blade 2, the sequel to its best selling Unreal Engine powered action game for iOS-based devices.