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  • Monday shorts: Bleszinski’s GDC session on video, Dudebro II, Bit.Trip history

    Hit the break to see all the news that are digestable in short-based form.

  • Gears of War only shipped because of the team’s amazing “talent and passion,” says Capps

    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.

  • Epic to show off “next-gen” Unreal Engine 3 at GDC

    Epic’s announced it will show off the “next-gen” of Unreal Engine 3 technology at GDC next week.

  • Bulletstorm will make your PC “weep if you play it in 3D, full screen, full resolution,” says Capps

    Mike Capps, president of Epic Games has told Kotaku that Bulletstorm for PC will make the system “weep if you play it in 3D, full screen, full resolution.”

  • US TV reports shows Gears 3 multiplayer, talks NC

    A UNC-TV report has shown a good look at Gears of War 3 multiplayer in between giving you an education on North Carolina’s development community. What’s not to like? There’s clips of Epic boss Mike Capps and the like in the video, which you can watch after the break. Gears 3′s now been pushed back […]

  • Epic “still debating” over Gears 3 beta content

    Epic president Mike Capps has told Techland that it’s “still debating” over what to include into the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta.

  • Bulletstorm clip has Epic president in a shower

    And you thought Mark Rein in a bathtub with Marcus and Master Chief at Develop was interesting.

  • Capps: Epic bringing triple-A to iPhone

    Epic Games president Mike Capps has said the company is planning to bring triple-A games to iPhone.

  • Epic announces Project Sword for Apple devices

    Epic president Mike Capps took the stage at the Apple’s fall showcase today, to announce Project Sword for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

  • Epic’s Capps: PC piracy pushed us onto console

    Epic’s Mike Capps has put out some candid statements on the direction of the studio, saying PC piracy forced the firm into console development.

  • Epic expects Unreal 4 to dominate the dev market

    Epic president Mike Capps has said that he’s a bit curious as to why Crytek’s CryEngine 3 is being considered a crossplatform engine when the company has yet to release a game on consoles.

  • E3 will be “really exciting”, says Epic Games

    Epic Games president Mike Capps has told GamesBeat the developer will have a “really exciting” E3.

  • Epic and Gas Powered both feel it’s getting “harder” to remain independent

    Chris Taylor of Gas Powered Games and Epic president Mike Capps both revealed during DICE that it’s getting harder for development studios like theirs to remain independent of big publishers.

  • Gears 3 for “the next console generation” [Update]

    Gears of War 3 will be out next year! No it won’t. Epic boss Mike Capps told EG at TGS yesterday that we’re not going to see another round of Markus and friends for a good while yet. “If there were a next Gears of War, that will be for the next console generation, whenever […]

  • Capps clarifies “exploitation of power” comments

    Epic president Mike Capps has added some colour to remarks he made earlier in April about working hours at an IGDA-sponsored meeting. Capps apparently said that working a 40-hour week was “absurd” and that 60-hour weeks at Epic were part of the “corporate culture”. Following the meeting, designer Greg Costikyan blasted the boss on his […]

  • Capps: “We really need to make strides against the secondhand market”

    Epic boss Mike Capps has told GI that secondhand game sales are a “huge” issue in the US, and he believes the American development industry will start making moves to combat it. “I think DLC will be increasing in scope just because in the US we really need to make strides against the second-hand market,” […]

  • Epic: Microsoft “winning” online battle with “cool stuff”

    Epic head Mike Capps reckons Microsoft’s upcoming additions to Live with NXE mean the firm’s winning in the console online space. He said so to GI. “The way they’re expanding the Live presence – you know, they’re leading right now, they’re winning,” he said. “And the way you continue to do that is to keep […]

  • Epic find Gears 2 reviews “humbling”

    Epic boss Mike Capps has said the unanimous “yes” from today’s Gears of War 2 review scores has been “humbling” for the company. “It’s really humbling to see such great review scores coming in so far, and we’re glad that reviewers have been excited about the many changes we’ve made in the sequel,” he told […]

  • Epic on buyout story: No comment

    Rather obviously, Epic’s issued a no comment on talk that Legendary Pictures – the firm behind the Gears of War movie’s funding – is looking to buy the developer. “We don’t comment on acquisition rumours,” Epic boss Mike Capps told CVG. So there we are.

  • Gears 2 devs talk story in new video

    After the link. It’s Cliff and the other Epic kids talking about the plot and backstory of what will be without doubt one of the phenomenal action games of this generation. We’re prepared to say it. Call it a hunch. Watch it.

  • Capps talks over 7 minutes of Gears 2 gameplay in video

    There’s a video after the break of seven minutes of Gears of War 2 gameplay with Epic president Mike Capps commentating over the top. As you do. No idea why this has popped up this week, as the game’s not being shown at Games Convention. Never look a gift horse in the mouth, however. Watch […]

  • “Arms race” makes sequel development tougher, says Capps

    Speaking in his GCDC keynote today, Epic boss Mike Capps has said simple tit-for-tat feature comparison makes his life more difficult, especially when developing sequels. “Making a sequel to a game is always tougher – especially given the arms race we’re seeing in videogames development,” he said. “Games do not compete in fun experiences, they […]

  • Valve and id helped us go EA, says Epic’s Capps

    Epic boss Mike Capps, reckons the fact Valve and id have had such good experiences partnering with EA swung the Gears 2 maker’s decision to sign with the publisher for its People Can Fly project. From this Gamespot interview: GS: So you just called out of the blue and asked, “Hey [Valve CEO] Gabe [Newell] […]

  • Lower review scores for Gears PC is “bullshit,” says Capps

    Speaking at E3, Epic boss Mike Capps expressed dismay at the fact the PC version of Gears of War scored lower than the 360 game, saying the desktop outing was “much better” and the fact it achieved lower marks was “bullshit.” “I think it’s bullshit,” he told MundoRare. “Because what we did was take a […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 for 2012-2018, says Capps

    Epic head Mike Capps has given a rough date for the release of Unreal Engine 4 to Gamasutra: you’re going to be waiting a while, from the sound of it. “We’ve got Unreal [Engine] 4 in production right now… it’s going to be in the next console generation – our rough guess is 2012-2018.” The […]

  • Capps to give Gears 2 keynote at GCDC

    Epic president Mike Capps will keynote GCDC this year, say this GI story, with the speech apparently focusing on Gear 2 development. “Epic set the technological bar for next-generation games with the original Gears of War, so we knew we had our work cut for us with Gears of War 2,” said Capps. “Epic Games […]

  • Epic’s Capps Ortega at Comic Con on Gears 2: video

    Big video here of Epic president Mike Capps and Gears 2 writer Joshua Ortega at Comic Con. This is definitely worth a watch. Key Capps quotes: “Bayonets are kind of boring.” “What was cool about the chainsaw? The blood splatter. The blood-curdling yell. The cool animation. That kind of stuff.” “More badass.” “We obviously took […]

  • Capps explains Gears chainsaw origin at Comic Con

    Speaking at Comic Con in New York this week, Epic president Mike Capps explained that the chainsaw battles in Gears of War came about not through a lust for blood, but simply because the developers wanted you to actually see the game’s highly-detailed character models. From GameSpy: It’s interesting the chainsaw ended up being pivotal […]

  • Wii is a “virus”, says Epic boss

    Speaking in an IGN interview, Epic head Mike Capps has been less than complimentary about Wii’s general success, dubbing the system’s proliferation a “virus”. It’s a virus where you buy it and you play it with your friends and they’re like, ‘Oh my God that’s so cool, I’m gonna go buy it,’” he said. “So […]

  • Gears of War tech demo videos, direct feed from GDC

    Can’t be bothered to watch the Epic GDC tech demo and Gears 2 reveal movies on your 360? Then don’t. Check them out after the link. They’re direct feeds and rather excellent. By Mike Bowden