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Sat, Mar 05, 2011 | 14:57 GMT
Epic president Mike Capps believes that if not for the talent and passion of the Gears of War 1 team, the game may never have shipped due to the developer’s “lack of maturity,” and the use of untested technology.
Sat, Aug 22, 2009 | 18:33 BST
The Tokyo Games Show starts on September 24, and the CESA has released a partial list of games that will be present for the event.
Seems like there is a games conference every month, doesn’t it?
Some of the speakers lined up include Sony’s Kaz Hirai delivering a keynote, Haruhiro Tsujimoto the president and COO of Capcom, Konami VP Kazumi Kitaue, Square’s Yoichi Wada, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida and Shin Unozawa the president and CEO of Namco Bandai.
Epic president Michael Capps will also be there, delivering a speech on “Adapting the ‘Gears of War’ Franchise for Global Consumption”
As far as games go, the list is past the break. While it is only a partial list, you may notice that Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and Square Enix are missing from the list. Don’t worry, all will be there will bells on.
Surely more will be announced soon as well, so until then, just keep watch for more updates.
Wed, May 06, 2009 | 16:02 BST
Epic president Mike Capps has dubbed talk of a Nano.Strike project from the company as “rumor”.
“You won’t be surprised when we give you the standard ‘we don’t comment on rumors or speculation’ answer,” said the boss via email when responding to our inquiry over recent faceplate and game patents filed for Nano.Strike.
“Sorry. I promise, that is way less fun to say than when I get to talk about the cool stuff we do. And of course, when we have stuff to say, we’ll tell ya.”
Rumors last week suggested Nano.Strike could be the psychological horror game Cliff Bleszinski was rumored to be working on back in November of last year, or an undisclosed People Can Fly project.
You never know what Epic has up its sleeve though. Hopefully it’ll give us something to chew on at E3.
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 | 22:35 BST
On his blog, game designer Greg Costikyan has chastised Epic president Michael Capps saying he supports the “exploitation of power” in terms of employee treatment.
Capps spoke at a recent leadership meeting sponsored by International Game Developers Association and according to Costikyan, implied that working a 40-hour work week was “kind of absurd”.
Capps used his company as an example, saying that if you want to work at Epic, expect to put in over 60 hours weekly as that’s part of “corporate culture”.
Costikyan wrote on his blog that he would have expected a normal corporate head to utter such a thing, but he’s shocked it came from Capps – who’s also a board member of the IGDA.
Costikya says the IGDA was formed with “the ostensible purpose” of supporting developers, not “management dickheads.”
Loads more can be found through the link, and it’s a must-read should anyone be contemplating a career in development.
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 | 17:53 BST
Ballantine Books is to release a set of three Gears of War novels, the publisher’s announced, the first of which will hit the US in October.
Gears of War: The Battle of Aspho Fields, written by New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss, will go on sale on October 28.
“After finishing the first Gears of War game, players were left wanting to know more about Delta Squad and the events leading up to Emergence Day,” said Epic Games’ boss Michael Capps.
“This trilogy of novels opens up whole new worlds of storytelling opportunities, and will add even more context to the upcoming comic book series, game sequel and motion picture. We loved Karen Traviss’ work on the Republic Commando series, and we can’t wait to get her Gears book to our fans.”