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Epic Games buys artist community ArtStation, drops commissions to 12%

One the same day as Fortnite maker Epic Games goes to trial with one of the biggest legal challenges to the App Store’s business model to date, it has simultaneously announced the acquisition of the artist portfolio community ArtStation — and immediately lowered the commissions on sales. Now standard creators on ArtStation will see the same 12% commission rate found in Epic’s own Games Store for PCs, instead of the 30% it was before. This reduced rate is meant to serve as an example the wider co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Energy, Gaming, Apps, Microsoft, Tech, Software, United States, Epic, Computing, M&a, App Store, Streaming Video


Read the 2 a.m. declaration of war Apple CEO Tim Cook got from the billionaire CEO behind 'Fortnite' before the companies head to court this week

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The upcoming legal battle between Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" was sparked by a 2 a.m. email. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent a 2 a.m. email on August 13 to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. "Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions," Sweeney said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are going to court...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Cook, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, Lawsuits, App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Unreal Engine, Sweeney


ILM shows off the new Stagecraft LED wall used for season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’

The first season of “The Mandalorian” last year wasn’t just a great show, it was the result of an entirely new paradigm in film and TV production. Stagecraft, the enormous LED-wall volume ILM used to shoot that season has since been expanded and updated to be better, faster and easier to use. In a behind-the-scenes video, directors and others from the production weigh in on how the system makes everything easier, and enumerate the improvements for the 2.0 version. The most recognizable piece of ...
Tags: Star Wars, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Jon Favreau, Robert Rodriguez, Ilm, Unreal Engine, Unreal, Favreau, Industrial Light And Magic, The Mandalorian, Cinema Tech, ILM Disney Unreal


Epic Games buys photogrammetry software maker Capturing Reality

Epic Games is quickly becoming a more dominant force in gaming infrastructure M&A after a string of recent purchases made to bulk up their Unreal Engine developer suite. Today, the company announced that they’ve brought on the team from photogrammetry studio Capturing Reality to help the company improve how it handles 3D scans of environments and objects. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Photogrammetry involves stitching together multiple photos or laser scans to create 3D models of objects ...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Tech, Tencent, Laser, 3d Imaging, Epic Games, Bratislava, Unreal Engine, 3d Modeling, Computer Graphics, Forward, Video Gaming, Photogrammetry


Unreal Engine's MetaHuman Creator Is Like The Sims 4 on Steroids, and I Love It

Epic’s Unreal Engine is making it easier for game developers to create and customize realistic human-like characters with its new MetaHuman Creator, which gives devs the ability to fine-tune facial features, skin complexion, and work from preset body types, hair, clothing, and even teeth. Watching it in action, I…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Motion Capture, Unreal Engine, Unreal, The Sims, Windows Games, Life Simulation Games, Video Gaming, Creative Works, Electronic Arts Games


Epic shows off Unreal’s nearly-real ‘MetaHuman’ 3D character creator

One of the most difficult tasks in the increasingly high-fidelity world of gaming is making realistic-looking people — especially faces. Epic today showed off a new character creation tool in Unreal Engine that lets you make a near-infinite variety of near-photorealistic digital people with far less effort than it might have taken before. MetaHuman Creator is an application for designing characters that lets people mix and match presets then dive into the tiniest details. It’s a cloud-hosted ser...
Tags: Gaming, Developer, Tech, Epic, AAA, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Unreal, Metahuman Creator


Epic acquires Rad Game Tools, veteran of many gaming generations

Epic today announced the acquisition of Rad Game Tools, maker of game development tools for many years. They’ve stayed largely behind the scenes, but many gamers will recognize the colorful Bink Video logo, which has appeared in the openings of many a title over the years. “Our work with Epic goes back decades, and joining forces is a natural next step given our alignment on products, mission, and culture,” said Rad Game Tools founder and CEO Jeff Roberts said in the announcement. And it has see...
Tags: Gaming, Tech, Epic, Sony, M&a, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Unreal, Jeff Roberts, Bink, Unreal Engine Epic, Rad Game Tools, Bink Video


How L.A. Castle Studios Used a Game Engine to Help Film and TV Productions Shoot Safely With Virtual Locations

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down film and television production, Hollywood had to come up with new ways to allow casts and crews to continue to work safely. L.A. Castle Studios in Burbank, Calif., was already a one-stop shop for camera, lenses, sets, crew and lighting. But the studio, which features a full 4K virtual […]
Tags: Hollywood, Artisans, Production, Unreal Engine, Burbank Calif, Castle Studios


What is Epic Games? Here's what you need to know about the game developer and distributor behind the success of 'Fortnite'

The maker of "Fortnite," Epic Games creates and distributes video games. Chesnot/Getty Images Epic Games is both a developer and game distributor. The company is widely known for the success of "Fortnite," but also for its own Epic Games Store. Similar to Valve's Steam service, the Epic Games Store lets you purchase and play games online. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Epic Games isn't an ordinary game developer.Since the international success of "Fortnit...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Steam, Epic, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Borderlands, Tech Insider, Fortnite, Gaming Platforms, Fortnite Epic Games, Epic Games Store, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


Judge denies Epic’s request to force Apple to bring Fortnite back to App Store

The California judge in the legal skirmish between Epic Games and Apple has denied Epic’s request that Apple be forced to reinstate Fortnite in the App Store, but did affirm that Apple can not take action against the Epic Games developer accounts used to bring Unreal Engine developers access to Apple devices. The court’s decision re-affirmed their proclamation from late August in a court hearing where Epic Games’ lawyers sought to obtain a temporary restraining order after Apple informed t...
Tags: Apple, TC, Video Games, Mac, California, Tech, Software, Epic, Computing, App Store, iOS App Store, Apple Inc, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, IAP, Fortnite


General Motors finally gets serious about in-car tech, taps Unreal Engine for next-gen interface

The upcoming GMC Hummer EV will feature a new in-car user interface powered by Unreal Engine . This powerful platform underpins the latest video games and is well-suited to provide vehicle occupants with a dynamic and robust experience. Epic Games made the announcement yesterday while unveiling the latest development tools for its human-machine interface program. The Hummer EV is shaping up to be GM’s electric answer to the Ford Bronco and Tesla Cybertruck Here’s the ugly truth: Genera...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, General Motors, Gm, Unreal Engine, Cadillac, Ford Bronco, Chevy Buick GMC, GMC Hummer EV, Hummer EV


Epic’s Case Against Apple Should Be Put to a Jury, Judge Recommends

The latest episode of the Epic Games vs. Apple saga took place this morning, and it appears we’re still at square one.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Fortnite, Epic Vs Apple, Round Two Fight


Apple removes Epic Games’ access to its login starting September 11

Apple will no longer allow users to sign into Epic Games accounts using “Sign In with Apple” as soon as September 11, 2020, Epic informed its users on Wednesday. This essentially bars Epic from using Apple’s quick login systems for users who still have Fortnite installed on their devices. Users will have to transfer their data to a separate email address before that date to retain access to their Epic user account. This marks yet another example of Apple’s control over the iOS ecosystem, as Appl...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Gaming, Facebook, News, Epic, Antitrust, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, In-app Purchase, Google Apple, App Store Apple, Fortnite


Apple terminates Epic Games’ App Store account

Epic Games has been removed from Apple’s App Store. If you’ve already downloaded Fortnite to your Mac or iOS device, it should still work, but Epic’s termination means the Fortnite developer will no longer be able to submit new apps or updates. MacStories Managing Editor John Voorhees noted the termination on Twitter, as well as the fact that the App Store is currently featuring Fortnite competitor PUBG. Apple confirmed the move in a statement: We are disappointed that we have had to ter...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Tech, Policy, Epic, App Store, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Fortnite, PUBG, John Voorhees, PUBG Apple


Apple and Epic Games are mired in a bitter legal battle, and 'Fortnite' is in the middle of it. Here's how Apple found itself in Epic's crosshairs.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California on June 4, 2018. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez On August 13, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies' digital payment systems and pay Epic Games directly.In response, Apple and Google pulled "Fortnite" from their digital storefronts and cited the update as a terms-of-service...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Ipad, Mobile, Gaming, Lawsuit, Legal, Video Games, Mac, Entertainment, California, Court, Trends, Features


In Epic Games v Apple, temporary relief for Unreal Engine, but not Fortnite

In a significant development, a California district court, on August 24, Epic Games a partial temporary restraining order against Apple — essentially ruling that Apple can not terminate Epic’s graphics engine Unreal Engine’s access to Apple’s operating systems. However, in the same ruling, the court held that Apple doesn’t have to allow Epic’s popular game Fortnite on its App Store. The next hearing is scheduled for September 28, as this ruling is limited in scope, and was meant to preserve th...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Cook, News, Microsoft, California, Washington Post, Wordpress, US, Eu, Epic, New York Times, Rakuten


Judge in Apple v. Epic Case Sides With Apple on Fortnite and Epic on Unreal Engine [Updated]

Apple last week sent a letter to Epic Games letting the company know that if it does not comply with the App Store rules and remove direct payment options from Fortnite, that all of Epic's developer accounts and access to Apple development tools will be terminated on August 28. That would impact Fortnite, other Epic Games, and the Unreal Engine used by third-party developers. Epic in response asked a Northern California court to stop Apple from ending Epic's ‌App Store‌ access with a temporar...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Court, Epic, Cupertino, Rogers, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Northern California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Epic Games vs. Apple, Epic International


Judge in Apple v. Epic Case 'Inclined' to Side With Apple on Fortnite and Epic on Unreal Engine [Updated]

Apple last week sent a letter to Epic Games letting the company know that if it does not comply with the App Store rules and remove direct payment options from Fortnite, that all of Epic's developer accounts and access to Apple development tools will be terminated on August 28. That would impact Fortnite, other Epic Games, and the Unreal Engine used by third-party developers. Epic in response asked a Northern California court to stop Apple from ending Epic's ‌App Store‌ access with a temporar...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Court, Epic, Cupertino, Rogers, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Northern California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Epic Games vs. Apple, Epic International


Judge in Apple v. Epic Case 'Inclined' to Side With Apple on Fortnite and Epic on Unreal Engine

Apple last week sent a letter to Epic Games letting the company know that if it does not comply with the App Store rules and remove direct payment options from Fortnite, that all of Epic's developer accounts and access to Apple development tools will be terminated on August 28. That would impact Fortnite, other Epic Games, and the Unreal Engine used by third-party developers. Epic in response asked a Northern California court to stop Apple from ending Epic's ‌App Store‌ access with a temporar...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Epic, Cupertino, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Northern California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Epic Games vs. Apple, Epic International


Unity’s IPO numbers look pretty … unreal?

Unity, the company founded in a Copenhagen apartment in 2004, is poised for an initial public offering with numbers that look pretty strong. Even as its main competitor, Epic Games, is in the throes of a very public fight with Apple over the fees the computer giant charges developers who sell applications (including games) on its platform (which has seen Epic’s games get the boot from the App Store), Unity has plowed ahead narrowing its losses and maintaining its hold on over half of the game...
Tags: Apple, Google Play Store, TC, Hollywood, Disney, Tech, Pandora, Computing, Tencent, Nintendo, App-store, Mario Kart, Copenhagen, North Carolina, VentureBeat, Epic Games


Epic Games alleges that Apple’s retaliation is ‘intended’ to cause ‘harm’ to Epic and its affiliates

In a new on August 23, Epic Games said that Apple’s retaliation against the company after it offered an alternate payment mechanism in its popular app is “intended” to cause harm to Epic and its licensees. “It is abundantly clear that Apple’s retaliatory steps are intended to harm Epic and its licensees, and harm them they will. Even if Apple, following a final judgment on the merits in this action, were required to make these tools available to Epic once again, it will be too late to save all...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, News, Microsoft, Mac, Washington Post, Wordpress, US, Eu, Epic, New York Times, App Store, Rakuten


Apple reverses its decision, and allows WordPress’ iOS app to not include in-app purchases

Apple has reversed its decision to force WordPress’ iOS app from mandatorily adding in-app purchase features, the company’s founder Matt Mullenweg said in a tweet on August 23. Last week, Mullwenweg had taken to Twitter revealing that the WordPress app on iOS hadn’t received updates in a while because Apple had locked them out of the App Store, for not supporting Apple’s mandated in-app purchases mechanism. Apple had blocked updates to the app for over three weeks. The issue, seemingly, was that...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, News, Microsoft, Washington Post, Wordpress, US, Eu, Epic, New York Times, Rakuten, Match Group, Matt Mullenweg


Microsoft wades into legal war between Apple and Epic

A court filing says the banning the engine will 'harm game creators and gamers'
Tags: Apple, Gaming, News, Microsoft, Trends, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Breaking Twitter


Microsoft backs Epic in dispute with Apple, says Unreal Engine is critical tech

A court filing says the banning the engine will 'harm game creators and gamers'
Tags: Apple, Gaming, News, Microsoft, Trends, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Breaking Twitter


In retaliation against Epic Games, Apple is putting future of all Unreal Engine based projects on iOS and Mac in jeopardy

Days after removing Epic Games’ popular game Fortnite from the iOS App Store, Apple has threatened it with termination of all of its developer accounts and to cut Epic from iOS and Mac development tools by August 28. Epic has filed a motion in a California court to stop Apple from doing so. Apple meanwhile, in a statement to the Verge, said that the “problem Epic has created for itself can be remedied” if Epic complies with App Store guidelines. Epic is currently in the middle of a legal battle ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Gaming, News, California, Disney, Epic, Antitrust, App Store, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, In-app Purchase, App Store Apple, Fortnite, PUBG


The creator of 'Fortnite' says that Apple is threatening to revoke its ability to make iOS and Mac apps, and warns that it could cause big problems for other developers (AAPL, GOOGL)

Last week, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass Apple and Google's digital payment systems. Instead of Apple and Google, the payment went directly to "Fortnite" studio Epic Games. In response, Apple and Google pulled "Fortnite" from their respective digital storefronts and cited the update as a terms of service violation. Epic Games sued both companies shortly thereafter for what it says is anticompetitive behavior. On...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mac, Trends, Epic, Ufc, App Store, Unreal Engine, Tim Sweeney, App Store Apple, Fortnite, AAPL GOOGL, Swayze Valentine, Beyond Fortnite Epic, Epic Games an Apple


Epic's 'Live Link Face' Leverages ARKit and iPhone's TrueDepth Camera for Real-Time Facial Animation

Epic Games has launched a new iOS app, Live Link Face, that lets creators using the company's Unreal Engine game engine leverage Apple's ARKit platform and the iPhone's TrueDepth camera to capture and stream facial expressions for real-time rendering (via The Verge). Capable of working with just a single actor at a desk or as part of a complex motion-capture stage setup, Live Link Face supports timecode syncing to ensure it stays synchronized with any other recording devices involved in the c...
Tags: Apple, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, TrueDepth Camera for Real Time Facial Animation


Unreal Engine 5 needs RTX 2070 Super, NVMe SSDs for smooth performance

EPIC Games showcased its Unreal Engine 5 on the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5. Naturally, it made a great impression on people- both the engine and the console. It needed some confirmation about its ability to run on the PC. The post Unreal Engine 5 needs RTX 2070 Super, NVMe SSDs for smooth performance appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Sony, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, PCIe 4.0, RTX 2070 Super, NVMe SSD, Unreal Engine 5


Epic Games Unveils Unreal Engine 5, Coming in 2021 With Mac and iOS Support

Epic Games today unveiled Unreal Engine 5, the newest iteration of its game engine that's used by game developers for many high-profile games. A demo video running on a developer version of the PS5 hardware shows what Unreal Engine 5 is capable of. Unreal Engine 5 focuses on photorealism that's on par with movie CG and real life, and it will be released in 2021. Unreal Engine 5 will support current-generation consoles, next-generation consoles, PCs, Macs, iOS, and Android. Epic Games detailed ...
Tags: Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Lumen, Epic Online Services, Previously Epic, Fortnite Epic Online Services


Epic Games reveals Unreal Engine 5 with a stunning tech demo

Dynamic lighting and movie quality assets are just some of what it offers
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Unreal Engine, PlayStation 5