Unreal Tournament No Longer In Active Development

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Unreal Tournament No Longer In Active Development

Unreal Tournament is one of those constants you simply expect from Epic at some point while they tool around with their engines. Epic's longstanding mantra that you should not expect Unreal Engine to be done until they ship a game on it was usually said hand-in-hand with their multiplayer shooter Unreal Tournament being shown. With Unreal Engine 4, Epic announced a new Unreal Tournament game in 2014, but has more or less kept quiet during the game's beta period. Now the developer confirms that the one-time standard-bearing shooter is no longer in active development.

In an interview with Variety, Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney confirmed the game isn't being worked on.

“Unreal Tournament remains available in the store but isn’t actively developed,” Sweeney told Variety. “We’ve recently worked with GOG on making classic Epic Games titles available and we’re planning to bring more of them to the store in their original glory.”

LinkedIn Listing Suggests New Pokémon Mobile Game In Development

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LinkedIn Listing Suggests New Pokémon Mobile Game In Development

A LinkedIn listing today has revealed a new Pokémon project in the works. The Pokémon Company, the all-seeing eye of Pokémon creation, has put up a job listing for a principal game designer for an unnamed Pokémon mobile project in Washington, sparking speculation of what it could be.

The listing specifically makes mention of wanting someone with experience in Unity, which none of the other Pokémon mobile titles have used, with the exception of the tablet-only Pokémon Trading Card Game. This might refer to a port for that title to phones, hoping to compete in the burgeoning but lucrative TCG market on smaller devices.

There have already been a few Pokémon mobile titles, like the puzzle game Pokémon Shuffle and of course Pokémon Go. As Go evolves and starts bridging the gap between it and the mainline titles, including adding trainer battles in an update soon, it seems likely that mobile Pokémon games are going to veer toward spinoff territory with different kinds of game mechanics.

Developers Celebrate Release Of Smash Bros. With Art Countdown

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Developers Celebrate Release Of Smash Bros. With Art Countdown

As Super Smash Bros. Ultimate inches closer to its December 7 release date, Nintendo has started ramping up the marketing for the game. As one of the biggest crossover titles of all time, a lot of the companies and series involved have been helping Nintendo countdown to its launch with art and congratulations. While it's still ongoing, here's a few of the images that have been shared so far.

10 days to go until Mario rejoins the fight in Super #SmashBros. Ultimate! pic.twitter.com/FrwfwvEDhT

【あと9日】リオレウス狩猟解禁!?まであと9日!「モンスターハンター」からリオレウスが"ボス"や"アシストフィギュア"として登場するNintendo Switch『大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL』が12月7日(金)発売!『スマブラSP』でも一狩りいこうぜ!#スマブラカウントダウン pic.twitter.com/RaEw5QXDvP

What We Might (And Might Not) See At The Game Awards

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What We Might (And Might Not) See At The Game Awards

With The Game Awards coming later this week, host Geoff Keighley has promised a number of big reveals for the show. At the same time, with no PlayStation Experience this year, Sony pulling out of E3, and the hopes for a big winter show means that fans are hoping everything that has gone unannounced (or just not been shown in a while) will get shown this week. It might be difficult for any show to reach those lofty expectations, but we can go through the rumored games and games confirmed not to appear.

We will keep this list updated as games are confirmed or deconfirmed to appear at the show.

What do you think will be revealed this year? Let us know below in the comments.

New Trailer Shows A Far Cry Rocked By A Mushroom Cloud

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New Trailer Shows A Far Cry Rocked By A Mushroom Cloud

At this year’s Game Awards, Ubisoft will be unveiling the next chapter of the Far Cry series, and based on a trailer released today, it looks like it’ll be laced with some radioactive dust. In the new trailer, Ubisoft gives us a taste of what's to come with a view of a bucolic plot of farmland disrupted by a blinding flash of light followed by a ballooning mushroom cloud in the distance.

In the trailer, an off-screen narrator ominously says, “None of us were ready for the end.” The narrator goes on to mention death rolling “through our valley” and a world turned “cold and dark,” followed by “years of rain” and “howling winds.” When the narrator mentions the prospect of “hope,” and a “new world in bloom” the trailer gives way to some unknown person loading up a crossbow contraption with a rusty sawblade, and the narrator stating “we were wrong.” Could this world be the Montana of the previous game following the events of a nuclear holocaust?

To draw your own conclusions, you can check out the trailer below.

Carry Your Very Own Island In The Sun With You This Month When Tropico Releases on IPad

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Carry Your Very Own Island In The Sun With You This Month When Tropico Releases on IPad

The strategic island city builder and humorous dictator sim Tropico from Feral Interactive is coming to the iPad in two weeks. An iPhone version will follow soon after in 2019. Buy once, rule forever, and check out the new trailer below. 

This take on the series, originally published by Kalypso Media, has tailored touch controls and UI for tablets. It will also be a premium game with no in-app purchases and you can pre-order it on the app store today. 

You can lead your small island nation to glory one tap at a time when the game releases on December 18 on the iPad. 

Former BioWare Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Joins Ubisoft Quebec

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Former BioWare Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Joins Ubisoft Quebec

Ubisoft has announced that veteran developer Mike Laidlaw has officially joined the company's Quebec studio as creative director. Laidlaw, who is perhaps best known for his work on BioWare's Dragon Age series, had been working with Ubisoft Quebec for the past nine months as a creative consultant on an unannounced project.

"From day one, I was blown away by the talent, the creativity and the passion of the Quebec team," said Laidlaw. "Over the past few months, I also discovered the city and its welcoming people, which convinced me to move here and officially join Ubisoft Quebec."

Ubisoft recently expanded its presence in the city, opening a second site in Quebec and hiring 200 new employees. Ubisoft Quebec's latest release was this year's Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Fortnite Getting Creative Mode

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Fortnite Getting Creative Mode

Epic games has officially announced a new free creative mode for Fortnite that lets players make, share, and play in their own islands. The mode launches on December 13, but Battle Pass owners can take advantage of an early access week starting December 6.

The mode contains handy features such as being able to fly around the world, copy and edit selected objects, a selection of various island archetypes, island settings such as time limit and game type, obstacle courses, new traps, chests and llamas, and much more. Epic says it will add features and improvements over time.

Once players build their island (which can be saved) they can try them out with friends, and you'll be able to visit your friends' creations as well as those featured by Epic.

Kareem Hunt Removed From Madden NFL 19

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Kareem Hunt Removed From Madden NFL 19

Kareem Hunt, former Kansas City Chiefs running back who was released by the team after a violent video emerged, has been removed from Madden NFL 19 and Madden Ultimate Team. Hunt was seen on video kicking a prone 19-year-old woman during an altercation outside his hotel, prompting his placement on the commissioner's exempt list and subsequent release by the Chiefs.

"We are in the process of removing Kareem Hunt from the Madden NFL 19 roster, Madden Overdrive and Madden Ultimate Team," an Electronic Arts spokesperson told TMZ. 

Players who had Hunt on their Madden Ultimate Team will see him replaced with a generic player with the same stats. EA's decision to remove Hunt comes quickly after his dismissal from the Chiefs, which only came down on Friday, quite a bit faster than the NFL itself acted.

Red Dead Redemption Online Won't Reset Your Stats After Beta Ends

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Red Dead Redemption Online Won't Reset Your Stats After Beta Ends

If you've been playing Red Dead Redemption Online, you might be worried by Rockstar's insistence on calling it a beta. Typically, betas eventually end and reset progress on everything that happened so the entire base can start fresh at once. Rockstar has come out to clarify that they have no plans to do that with Red Dead Redemption Online, so people can go nuts playing.

Red Dead Online Beta December 4th, 2018 Update: pic.twitter.com/eemSezvvTp

As mentioned in the tweet, Rockstar is still responding to the feedback about the economy for Red Dead Redemption Onine, which has received a lot of criticism for how a can of beans costs more than a gold ring. Fans have remarked that the game needs significant retooling to feel as good as Grand Theft Auto Online.