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Agony set for hellish 2017 release

The survival horror genre has seen some massive changes over the years. Games such as Resident Evil set a course for game developers to push boundaries and see exactly what scares the living bejesus out of us gamers. As players we love to be scared, a morbid fascination into the occult or just plain simple jump scares in games has us going back for more and more. With the introduction of VR, the horror genre doesn’t seem to be dying off, in fact it looks to be ever more popular.

With all that aside MadMind Studios are grabbing the horror genre, sprinkling a little of their disturbing dust on it and setting it free to the masses. With a line up of developers that have worked on the likes of The Division, The Witcher 3 and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, Agony is a game we will definitely have to take seriously.

Agony see’s you as a tormented soul fresh in the depths of hell with no memory of how you got there. You will have the ability to control the minds of others, giving you the necessary skills to progress through each stage. The ultimate goal is to escape hell which will mean a meeting with the all powerful Red Goddess.

I must warn you though, like I said the horror genre has seen some changes, Agony pushes the envelope a long way and some people may find some of the footage disturbing. Put it this way there’ll be no “That was too close; you were almost a Jill sandwich.” quotes in this game.

Now if that wasn’t enough Madmind also released an extended gameplay trailer, I’ll warn you again, this is no picnic either.

MadMinds depiction of hell is a quite a disturbing one don’t you think. As you can see from the intro Unreal Engine 4 is the driving force behind this game, the same engine that gave us the epic visuals in Gears of War 4 and many other titles. With that said the power of the Unreal Engine will definitely make this a game visual work of art. Just watching the trailer gave me the same sense of dread I felt the moment I launched the very first Silent Hill, and I wasn’t disappointed with that.

Agony is set to be released on PC and Xbox One some time in 2017, I for one am really looking forward to it. I’ll probably only play about 10 minutes of it before I’m scared out of my my mind but hey, I’ll give it a bash.


Unreal Engine Sizzle Reel – GDC 2015


Looking forward to and enjoying some these titles? Adr1ft, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, DMC: Definitive Edition, Tekken 7, Batman: Arkham Knight, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, Dead Island 2, AIPD, Space Hulk: Deathwing, Smite, Submerged, Fable Legends and many many more. So are we! All these upcoming Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles have something in common…

Unreal Engine 4.

Check out the new ‘Sizzle Reel’ below from the guys and gals at Unreal ready for GDC 2015. And tune into their Keynote presentation on Twitch.tv, Wednesday March 4th at 9:30 a.m. PST


Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One – Stunning First Person Puzzler

Pneuma: Breath of Life is described by its developers Deco Digital as an enthralling first person puzzler putting gamers’ minds to the test in a visually stunning world using Unreal Engine 4 and Physically Based Rendering. Looking every bit like a serene harmonic backdrop, Pneuma provides players with an unrivalled sense of adventure and a relentless determination to solve each puzzle and progress through a story of self-discovery, exploring the fundamental nature of being.

Play as a god, ‘Pneuma’, and listen to his comical self-obsessed inner monologue whilst he takes you on a journey exploring and traversing his puzzling world. Rack your brain and progress through a series of environmental challenges that require perception, observation, and lateral thinking skills to succeed. Lift bridges, rotate platforms and unlock gigantic doors all with the power of your mind. This game isn’t about your skill with a controller, it’s about how you perceive and analyse situations.

Push your brain to its limits in this exciting new first person puzzler as Pneuma contemplates the nature of reality and you explore the ontological mystery of the Breath of Life.

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Unreal Engine 4.1 Now Primed and Ready for Xbox One

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Unreal Engine is without a doubt one of the best known development tools on the market having already been the staple source to many triple AAA last-gen games. Now, with update 4.1 to the source code this new and improved tool is loaded to perform well on the Xbox One.

Epic confirmed via their blog:

  • Engine source for Playstation 4 and Xbox One is available to subscribers who are registered developers with Microsoft or Sony, respectively.
  • For now, deploying projects to Playstation 4 or Xbox One requires compiling source from GitHub using a Windows computer.

There have been a few known issues for developers that include

  • Generating Visual Studio projects will fail for projects that have an underscore in the name if the  Xbox One SDK is installed
  • Xbox One and Playstation 4 do not yet fully support projects with spaces in any of their parent directories.

The complete list of details for the major update to Unreal Engine 4 can be found on the UnrealEngine blog, but what this new development means for Xbox One gamers is that in the very near future you can expect to see some truly stunning masterpieces if developers use the engine to its full potential.


Unreal Engine @ GDC 2014

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Epic Games took their industry leading game engine; Unreal Engine, to this years Games Developer Conference to show off a few a things.

The following video highlights of some of the awesome games built with Unreal Engine technology through 2013 and into 2014 with many familiar games showcased:

The second video we have to share features Epic’s Zak Parrish walking us through some of Unreal Engine 4’s popular features, such as the new material system, Blueprints, VFX and level building.

Unreal Engine 4: Visual Effects

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In this latest Inside Unreal video Epic’s Francois Antoine and Zak Parrish give a behind-the-scenes look into the Infiltrator real-time demonstration to show how artists can build a 3D volume texture explosion using Unreal Engine 4 technology.

You can see the previous Inside Unreal video on ThisisXbox here.


Epic Games Confirm Unreal Engine 4 Is Running On Next Gen Consoles Already

Epic Games vice president Mark Rein has dropped the next-gen bombshell by confirming that their mighty engine which powers hit games such as Gears of War, and Batman Arkham City is already running on next gen hardware. Continue reading Epic Games Confirm Unreal Engine 4 Is Running On Next Gen Consoles Already