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Japan Is Protecting Its Anime With Anti-Piracy Hires

They will start surveilling the internet for any illegal activity.<p>The Japanese government is adding a new weapon in its fight against online anime (and other video) piracy: human eyes.<p>Previously, Japan's Ministry of Trade, Economy, and Industry (METI) was solely reliant on computer software to spot …

Making VR Games Just Got Easier With The Unreal Engine

That dream you had, to create worlds with a touch of button and a wave of your hand? Well that’s happening right now thanks to Epic Games. The Unreal Engine, from independent studios to triple AAA titles, is one of the most popular game engines to make video games today. So, to have it be …

This could be the future of all software development

Making games for virtual reality is pretty much the same as making games for anything else: game developers sit at computers and write code, occasionally testing it within a VR headset.<p>No more!<p>Rather than working on a game in a vacuum, he's working on it directly — with his hands — from within the …

Game Development

The Unreal Engine now lets you build games inside virtual reality

Epic's Unreal Engine has supported making virtual reality games for some time. Now, it supports making games <i>in</i> virtual reality too.<p>Today, Epic announced an upcoming VR component to its popular Unreal Editor, letting game developers, animators, and other users create and explore their environments …

Have a look at what it's like to develop Unreal VR games -- in VR

The folks at Epic published an intriguing video to YouTube today in which company chief Tim Sweeney and technical director Mike Fricker demonstrate …