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  1. Aurore

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    We have some pretty awesome news for you tomorrow, you can check it all out on our live stream of our Special Event. March 3rd at 8:30am PST.

    If you can't catch our livestream, we'll be live tweeting over at http://twitter.com/unity3d

     
  2. element_wsc

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    as a reminder for German folks. You cant watch the live stream due to our lovely GEMA. You need to go thru a proxy to watch! The easiest way is to install the plugin ProxMate or simmilar.
     
  3. darky

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    I recommend Hola, I use it all the time for these occasions!
     
  4. Neoku

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    crazy thing.
     
  5. HondoWayne

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    awesome sounds good :)
     
  6. Archania

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    Will be a great thing to watch. Looking forward to it.
     
  7. gsokol

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    Ooooh can't wait!
     
  8. magique

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    I'm looking forward to this big announcement. Very interesting.
     
  9. Winterstone

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    Is Unity 3d pro gonna be free too?
     
  10. Whippets

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    want it to be BIGGER than UE4 announcement
     
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  11. minionnz

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    Why does all the exciting stuff happen while I'm asleep? :(
     
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  12. makeshiftwings

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    Someone needs to hack the universe's Time.deltaTime so that the livestream happens now.
     
  13. Winterstone

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    Shhh, have another pudding pop and this strange tasting drink. Let ol'Bill tell you about it in the morning. ;)
     
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  14. Chariots

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    My crystal ball shows me a royalty based license option in place of Unity Free, complete with full Pro features, along side the usual Unity Pro option. I also sense a movement in add-on model and pricing.
     
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  15. Neoku

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    I love Unity but after Unreal announcement today the Unity announcement tomorrow will be not very important.
     
  16. QuantumTheory

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    The unification of Unity versions has been on the radar since last GDC. The lack of any info regarding the free/pro feature split is another nail in the coffin. PBR needing Linear workflow and HDR is the other nail. So, the value of the announcement of Unity going free is dubious.

    However, that's a metric poop-ton of money to refund since last GDC. I expect very, very big things to be discussed!
     
  17. JDMulti

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    Saw the news about Unreal Engine 4, and while it's not 100% free for those creating commercial games, it's 100% free for those playing around with all the tools.

    Personally I work with Unity at work and I love to have access to the Pro version there. However, I would love to have this 100% free option included Pro and only have to share 5% with Unity. I would defiantly go for that as someone who can't just pay 1500 dollar and do it again for iOS and Android Pro. The reason why I'm a bit concerned about Unreal Engine 4 is that way how they completely change everything every new engine release. People that learned Unreal Scripting for years are now pushed to learn Blueprint or C++. Also the editor changed completely, and this is something that Unity doesn't do that much. It's like learning Photoshop or 3ds Max and next release you look at Painter or Maya instead, because they changed everything. :S

    As someone that uses loads of software and needs to keep himself updated about every single day, Unity is a save bet. However the power of both those engines seems to go each another way. Unreal Engine 4 looks stunning, smooth but still struggles to build all the platforms what Unity has. However Unity is easier, but the power is in my opinion no-where near Unreal Engine 4. They share so much cool demos and projects, Unity needs to do this as well for sure.

    I'm looking towards the announcement, can't wait tho. I know it's Unity 5 release, but what else is happening which we don't know. Btw I installed Unreal Engine 4 just to check out, but I must admit, there store integrated in the launcher... man that's so much nicer, why we don't have it that responsive, quick and beautyfull? :p
     
  18. CaoMengde777

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    aw man if its about cost and money... then thats just lame... big deal...
     
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    Just for clarification: This one's actually not about GEMA but about our broadcasting laws. There's some weird law from a long time ago that says you need a license to do live broadcasting ... I'm not sure about the details but either YouTube just didn't want to get that license or (and I think that's really the issue) each individual doing live-streams via YouTube would have to get their own license. It sucks either way - just in this case, it's not really the GEMA (and while I'm certainly not gonna advocate for the GEMA, the GEMA/YouTube issue also isn't quite as clear as YouTube wants its users to view it).

    Anyways, please make the recording available ASAP so we can at least watch the full thing with a little delay ;-)
     
  20. orb

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    Just unlock vsync and render to an offscreen buffer.
     
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  21. Aurore

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    Yeah, sorry Germany, this is one of the reasons we are live tweeting too, we don't want anyone left out <3
     
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  22. magique

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    Could the "big" announcement just be the release of 5.0? If so, that wouldn't be quite so big after all.
     
  23. Fuzzy

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    Why isn't Twitch.tv a solution?
    Streaming in the "Gaming Talk Show" or "Game Development" category?
    I don't like to say it, but i think epic has their UE livestreams there, too, and reaches like everyone. Especially the gaming-crowd.

    Wouldn't even a simple restream/Double stream be possible to appear on both sites? YouTube and Twitch?
     
  24. element_wsc

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    @Aurore you could give Twitch a go next time, if possible. They, for some reson, dont have this limitation.
     
  25. Whippets

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    erm... no. that wouldn't be big enough by a long way.
     
  26. orb

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    They have other limitations instead, like being Flash-based.
     
  27. ZJP

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    not, its : 'we will not be redeemed by AutoDesk. they have their own engine.' :p

     
  28. hopeful

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    What Unity could always do is make Unity 4.6 PRO free, and keep the regular pay-for-PRO structure for U5.
     
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  29. Aurore

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    I think it's because we have a lot of YouTube subscribers so we want to keep everything in one place really. There may be other reasons that I've not been enlightened on though.
     
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    Yes a change as big as that would be annoying. I still find the removal of alphabetical sorting in the Hierarchy in Unity annoying, which the halfway-back-and-doesn't-work-properly fix doesn't solve. A change in language is massive in comparison.
     
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    Do we have to sign up or anything to attend the announcement, or is it just first come first serve.
     
  33. KRGraphics

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    This will be a great birthday present, Aurore. Despite the announcement of Unreal 4 being free, that will not make me switch. Aside from needing programming knowledge, I can handle Unity quite well.
     
  34. jashan

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    You mean on YouTube? I think YouTube can handle rather massive amounts of users watching their live streams ;-)
     
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    One can only hope at the very least it will be free for EDU institutions.
     
  36. 00christian00

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    Oh god, please no! That would be the worst announcement possible.
     
  37. TemplateR

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    I´m thinking, that UnityPro will be completely free with royal tax, just like UE4.
     
  38. Moonblade-Studios

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    Don't think so... Unreal uses it's engine to build it's own games which generate income, unity doesn't. beside that they will have to compensate the users who bought UPro in the last 2-3 months (myself included). But they probably will do something and I hope it will be good :D Can't wait!
     
  39. N1warhead

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    How about a new feature where you can take photos and instantly make 3d scenes out of them with extreme percision while optimizing, that would be SICK!

    Screw the little converters, make it nearly instantaneous. No more texturing levels and modeling, just take photos and bring the world to life LOL.
     
  40. eskovas

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    Won't be able to watch it live :( but i'm really excited to see what's coming :D

    I bet my twitter feed will be swarmed with Unity news and i won't be able to watch the video of the stream without spoilers :p

    I have three bets for the major announcement:
    - Unity teams up with another big company to bring more things to Unity,
    - Pricing changes,
    - Dark skin comes to Unity Free. ( would definitely surprise everyone :p )

    My 2 cents, this announcement doesn't sound like any new tech or a new version of Unity. This sounds like something related to Unity itself, either pricing, new partnership or new platform (publishing).

    Anyway, can't wait :D
     
  41. rahuxx

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    I guess.........................
    Unity bought another company and will add its features in unity.
     
  42. hexdump

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    Unity PRO with a royalty based price please. We need that. Or better, Unity PRO with all addons at studicca price :).

    Cheers.
     
  43. Whippets

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    Are we nearly there yet?
     
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    5h Left!


    FYI Asset Store is down for Maintanance
     
  45. HemiMG

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    I'm tired and ready for bed, I dunno if I can make it 5 hours. But I'm also pretty sure I can't sleep. If this announcement is something lame, I'm gonna be one grumpy sleepy person! ;-)
     
  46. N1warhead

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    hahaha same here, I'm ready to sleep, but I want to hear something amazing, if it's just saying, oh well instead of 75 a month will charge 65 I'll be very mad lol.

    I mean yeah that's 10 dollars, but not worth the excitement of waiting for like a month to hear this lol
     
  47. HemiMG

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    My interest is heavily piqued by the fact that they are letting the UE4 thread go on. I may even burn some of my very limited bandwidth allowance to watch the lifestream now. The last time they let a thread go on way past its death time was when they announced Oculus Rift support.
     
  48. N1warhead

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    That is very true, usually Unreal threads die out after 10 posts from Hippocoder :p haha.
     
  49. MagicZelda

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    maybe just maybe they have teamed up with CryTek lol as they seem to be very quite over there.
     
  50. HemiMG

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    Thankfully, I have a crapload of texturing to do and some TV shows I can watch. Now if I could just stop checking the forums every two or three minutes, maybe time would pass a bit faster.
     
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