09/25/2012, While Alan Turing’s conversational test remains the gold standard for marking artificial intelligence, an annual software tournament called BotPrize has turned up a two bots which have convinced human judges that they were human. However, a Turing test involves a conversation where a person is fooled, but the winning bots from this year’s BotPrize only had to play first-person shooter Unreal Tournament.
10/04/2011, Wow, just when we thought Flash was being shunned by everyone in favor of HTML5, it looks like a lot of companies still have faith in it. Earlier today at the Adobe Max event, Epic Games’ Tim Sweeny announced that the Unreal Engine could run in Flash. To prove his point, he showed off a demonstration of Unreal Tournament 3 running in a web browser using Flash. In Sweeny’s words: […]
09/21/2011, When it comes to computer games, those on the Windows platform benefit far more than folks using Mac OS X – there is just no comparison, although some basic staples such as Diablo, Starcraft and of course, Warcraft (hey, all of those are Blizzard titles!) do rear their heads on both platforms. Well, it seems that native Unreal Engine 3 support has just been announced for the Mac, thanks to […]
04/07/2011, For those of you who gave up hope of ever experiencing games of Epic proportions on your Android device – don’t lose hope. According to an interview Mark Rein, VP of Epic Games, had with Gamasutra; the Unreal Development Kit will be arriving on Android in the future. While Epic’s Unreal Engine (3) has been used to create games on Android, developers made it possible by utilizing the engine’s source code […]
12/27/2010, Smartphones have gotten more and more powerful these days, so it is not surprising to see them feature better and better games, sporting superior graphics even to the Nintendo DS (but certainly not losing out to the Sony PSP either), and have grown to be complex enough to deliver a decent and engaging gaming experience. Dungeon Defenders is a prime example, targeting Android-powered devices (newer ones are recommended, as older […]
03/11/2010, Looks like folks with the iPhone won’t be able to gloat over Palm owners anymore since the Unreal Engine 3 will be making its way to the webOS platform as well. While details are pretty scarce at the moment, Palm just announced a deal with Epic Games at the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco. We can’t wait to see the processors found within Palm’s range of devices to be […]
08/11/2009, Epic Games founder and 3D engine architect Tim Sweeney has presented what he calls “The end of the GPU roadmap”, where he essentially says that GPU as we know them are too limited, and predicts that by 2020 developers will switch to a more flexible massively parallel programming model where all fixed functionality (texture filtering, anti-aliasing, rasterization) have been replaced with a software implementation, backed by massive computing power. There’s […]