On January 16th, Epic Games announced handing out a total of $200,000 USD across thirteen recipients. This is a part of their Unreal Dev Grants program, which donates money to people that they think are doing cool things with (or alongside) their engine, no strings attached. It’s a simple bursary to let cool people do cool things in the realm of Unreal Engine.
Of this round of winners, twelve are listed in the blog post: ten are games, one is a feature film, and one is a game development tool. I don’t know what the thirteenth is, unless they’re counting one of the entries as two for some reason.
I will not be covering the games in this post – feel free to check the blog.
This leaves me with two: BlueprintUE.com and Allahyar and The Legend of Markhr.
The latter is a feature-length film that is rendered in Unreal Engine. It is from 3rd World Studios in Pakistan, and it has a bit of a Pixar-esque art style. Epic Games has in their EULA that capturing linear video from Unreal Engine 4 does not require a royalty, because the software is not being distributed, just the imagery produced by it is, which makes UE4 an interesting choice for video production. It is fast and high-quality, although it adds an extra stage in the content pipeline… but it’s a stage that you’re used to if you do UE4 work. Honestly, I’ve been considering UE4 as a render system for the animations I’ve done earlier, but I settled on Blender Cycles just because I had too many other things to worry about. I did know that the Paragon trailer was done in-engine, though. Maybe in the future.
As for BlueprintUE.com, it is a tool that allows users to copy and paste blueprint networks into a web-based flow chart editor. Users can then add comments and share the logic with others. As far as I can tell, you cannot directly manipulate the blueprints in the editor, and they have not said that this feature is in development – but I’d be surprised if they haven’t at least thought of it.
Stop threatening Jim in your
Stop threatening Jim in your emails. You are corrupt and you’ve been called out for it. Threatening and attempting to coerce won’t get you out of this. Apologise and tell everyone the truth and this can be put behind us.
Threatening Jim won’t hide the truth.
This. Came here to check if
This. Came here to check if PCPer did any response/apology to its readers but found nothing but disgusting practices. Ryan manipulating AdoredTV with claims about safety of his family and then posting email chain public. And some brainless sheep here are even defending PcPer LMAO.
From what I’ve reading it’s
From what I’ve reading it’s been AdoredTV doing all the threatening, i mean telling someone that if you don’t like what they say that you’ll defame and slander them isn’t exactly professional.
What i find most shocking is that so many people fall for AdoredTV sensationalist accusations when he’s stated publicly that the only reason he concocted this drama because he thinks PCPer have an axe to grind with him.
Look the whole Online Press
Look the whole Online Press needs to be under the same regulatory requirements as the over the air radio/TV stations and print media. It’s the unregulated nature of the Internet that’s to blame for all of this. Transparency Statments about any reviewer to manufacturer relationships need to be Required by the FTC. But currently the Internet is about in the place that the Radio Industry was in in the earily days before there was much in the way of FTC and FCC regulation. So the radio, and later TV industry, bacame regulated for turth, Accuracy, and Transparency but the Internet is still not regulated as much.
Look at this and the No Review Samples For You controversies as well as those Review Manuals that the manufacturers require the reviewers to follow and all that needs to be looked at by the FTC, and congress. Hell AMD did not even let Michael over at Phronoix directly compare Epyc to Threadripper with any direct bechmarks, so you know that the review sample agreements need to be looked at by the FTC/Congress. The whole process of awarding Review Samples need to be made fully random with Review Samples chosen randomly off the retail shelvs and the press outlets doing the reviews randomly chosen also!
FTC has rules and guideline
FTC has rules and guideline to abide by.
Ryan has been running PC Perspective since 2004 he states and prior to that a few websites. Not sure how a person with that many years under his belts hasn’t been aware of the FTC regulations.
That’s 14+yrs he hasn’t been abiding by the FTC rules. To me as a reader of several years it is mind boggling how it takes a spat with a youtuber for him to take notice.
Federal Trade Commission
Rules and Guides
Submit a Consumer Complaint to the FTC
Just to point it out
Just to point it out further
A disclosure should be placed where it easily catches consumers’ attention and is difficult to miss. Consumers may miss a disclosure at the bottom of a blog or the bottom of a page. A disclosure at the very top of the page, outside of the blog, might also be overlooked by consumers. A disclosure is more likely to be seen if it’s very close to, or part of, the endorsement to which it relates.
Disclosures should not be hidden or buried in footnotes, in blocks of text people are not likely to read, or in hyperlinks. If disclosures are hard to find, tough to understand, fleeting, or buried in unrelated details, or if other elements in the ad or message obscure or distract from the disclosures, they don’t meet the “clear and conspicuous” standard. With respect to online disclosures, FTC staff has issued a guidance document, “.com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising,” which is available on ftc.gov.
So if this all about ethics
So if this all about ethics in tech journalism ask yourself this: Why did he choose to make his findings public?
I mean if he’s so sure there’s been a lack of disclosure and he has evidence of that why didn’t he let the relevant authorities deal with it, i mean surely if he was only looking out for ‘you guys’ and was doing it for purely altruistic reasons then he’d have nothing to worry about, right?
The fact is AdoredTV’s whole raison d’etre is to line his pockets, it’s not a coincidence that he wallowed in obscurity with sub 3k viewers and sub $70 earnings on patreon before he publishing his VRAM scam video in Jan 2016 and discovered that sensationalist videos, particularly those railing against AMD’s competitors, increased views and patreon earnings.
There is no are you sure.
There is no are you sure. Ryan agreed with him on the main points.
Did you read the e-mails Ryan posted.
What is it with peoples
What is it with peoples reading comprehension these days, i said if he’s so sure not you.
Allahyar and The Legend of
Allahyar and The Legend of Markhr looks like an actual Pixar flick. Amazing what can be done now with widely available tools.
I’ll stay with Blender 3d and
I’ll stay with Blender 3d and other software that’s developed by the community of Blender users. So How about some Blender Cycles(GPU not CPU) benchmarking on AMD’s mobile and desktop Raven Ridge APUs with Vega graphics, Scott. I’d also like to Know just how many Polygons can be worked with in Blender 3D’s edit mode before the Blender edit mode UI becomes bogged down when using Raven Ridge APUs. I like to work with high polygon coumt mesh models and then reduce the number of polygons after the sclupting is done at a high polygon count.
I love how the fans of a
I love how the fans of a certain youtube channel world go as far as to spam the comment section on a totally unrelated news piece.
The kind of fans that a channel attracts really shows a lot about the content of the channel and thus the content creator him/herself. So I guess at this point we don’t need to say too much other than “see for yourselves” and judge from there.
Especially when a tech channel goes out of the way to discredit know tech journalists frequently, instead of using the time and resources for constructive testing of hardware, then perhaps it should be labeled as a Drama Channel instead since more time has been dedicated to drama than tech itself.
If you want drama, please keep it to youtube, the tech media would like to keep it civil.
Thank you, and have a nice day.
Or, I guess Ryan and Allyn
Or, I guess Ryan and Allyn could just apolagise of being unethical journalists. I don’t think anyone is going to quit without a decent vid from PCper or something.
I don’t want drama, I just want an end to unethical journalists full stop.
Why exactly are you arguing journalists in fact should not be ethical? Perhaps you should be lobbying to get laws changed so journalists don’t have to act ethically anymore?
Could PCPer done things
Could PCPer done things better, yes.
Could they have been more transparent, yes.
Did they make mistakes, yes.
However making the leap from that to claims of being unethical is a bit of a stretch, for starters it appears PCPer didn’t set-out to deceive or mislead anyone, nobody is perfect and mistakes happen, things can be improved, etc, etc.
Having said that it seems to me AdoredTV is throwing stones from inside a glasshouse as he’s arguably guilty of exactly what he’s accusing others of, take his Con Lake Con Firmed video that seems to have started all this, he pointed the finger at Intel and despite most people explaining the increased scores in some benchmarks was due to a feature on some motherboards and some reviewers failing to check clock speed when benchmarking that video still remains on his channel, and without any corrections whatsoever.
And when people called him out on those sensationalist click-bait claims instead of correcting them he decided to conduct his own personal witch hunt.
If it takes that kind of
If it takes that kind of attention for them to notice they need improvements there either ignoring their mistakes. Ignoring their readership when things are pointed out to them or simply don’t care.
“As for the FreeSync panel debate, the text of our review stated that the panels shared the same “specifications,” not that they were the same panels. However, in comments related to the article, we did state that the panels were the same. That was our error and we apologize.”
Ryan apologizes to Jim but what about an apology to his readership who pointed out the problem on the same day and pointed to the evidence, Yet were ignored this whole time for years?
“we failed to disclose the nature and extent of Shrout Research’s relationship with Intel on the 900P review at PCPer.”
By all means continue…
Or after 15+ years of having
Or after 15+ years of having to deal with the irate rantings from people who think they know better they’ve just learned to tune someone out when they resort to rhetoric and hyperbole and being emotive, AKA developing a thick skin.
Anyway why does it matter to you that you get an apology, if you don’t agree with someone or something then fine, tell them why you don’t agree, make a well thought out coherent rebuttal, and if they still don’t agree with you move on, don’t get all upset just because they didn’t apologise and you’re seeking external validation, that’s just childish.