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5:00 PM on 09.11.2014

It's a good thing Gears of War: Tactics was canceled

A few years back, it was repeatedly rumored that Gears of War would get a spinoff game built around Kinect. The project never came to fruition and that's seemingly for the best, if this alpha footage of Gears of War: Tactics ...

Jordan Devore


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4:00 PM on 07.04.2014

Cole seems to be returning for the next Gears of War

Hey, remember there's a new Gears of War game coming at some point? Well Lester Speight, the voice actor for the Augustus Cole "Train" character, has confirmed that he has been contacted to return to the series. When ask...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 05.16.2014

Black Tusk Studios' Gears of War is only in the prototype phase

In a Black Tusk Studios livestream, studio manager Rod Fergusson answered community questions about the next Gears of War which is, unsurprisingly, still far off at this point. "It's only been a hundred days so I can't go int...

Jordan Devore

6:45 PM on 05.14.2014

Gears of War studio Black Tusk hosting Q&A stream tomorrow

Microsoft is continuing the Gears of War franchise with Black Tusk Studios. I wasn't expecting to hear much about the new installment next month at E3 -- perhaps, at best, a teaser trailer -- but it's possible the company wil...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 02.02.2014

Do you want to more Art Hawk?

As many of you Dtoid Huge Subscribers already know, Caitlin Cooke and I have ended our Huge exclusive show Destructoid Huge News of the Week due to geographical differences. That puts us in a tricky situation. DH Not W was m...

Jonathan Holmes

2:30 PM on 01.29.2014

New Gears of War is just a week into development

Microsoft has acquired the rights to Gears of War from Epic Games and tasked Black Tusk Studios with development of the next installment. The time frame of this deal hasn't been made clear, leaving lots of room for speculatio...

Jordan Devore



Gears of Microsoft, Sly Cooper Movie, & Halo: The Series photo
Gears of Microsoft, Sly Cooper Movie, & Halo: The Series
by Max Scoville



Microsoft buys Gears of War, and puts Black Tusk to work on a new game, InFamous: Second Son's latest developer diary gets wet, there's a new video for episode 2 of Bioshock Infinite's Burial At Sea DLC, the Sly Cooper movie gets a trailer, Elysium director Neil Blomkamp is supposedly directing the first episode of the Halo show, and the guy who did the O.D.S.T. commercials is on board for a Ghost In The Shell movie. The Elder Scrolls Online won't require a Playstation Plus membership on top of its monthly fee, Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a real thing, and Namco Bandai is now Bandai Namco. 

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6:00 PM on 01.27.2014

Black Tusk is focusing on Gears over its original IP

Black Tusk Studios sounded familiar when the news about Microsoft's acquisition of Gears of War broke this morning. At E3 2013, the team showed off an untitled new IP during Microsoft's press conference. If that doesn't ring...

Jordan Devore



Microsoft buys the rights to the Gears of War franchise photo
Microsoft buys the rights to the Gears of War franchise
by Chris Carter

Microsoft has always been synonymous with the Gears of War franchise, but now, it's officially official. It appears as if they've bought the rights in their entirety from Epic Games, allowing them to take over all past and future games, the latter of which will be developed in Vancouver by Black Tusk Studios under the leadership of former Epic Games director of production Rod Fergusson.

Well, this most likely won't impact anyone in a major way, as you're either a Gears fan or you aren't. It also all but confirms a new Gears of War game on the Xbox One.

Microsoft Studios acquires rights to Gears of War franchise [Xbox Wire]

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10:45 AM on 12.12.2013

Cliff Bleszinski wants to make an arena FPS for the PC

Cliff Bleszinski, the guy behind the Gears of War and Unreal games, has an idea for his next game. He talked about his idea on the latest episode of the Pointless podcast. Bleszinski said that he wants to make a game without ...

Joshua Derocher



Gears of War is free on Xbox Live right now photo
Gears of War is free on Xbox Live right now
by Jordan Devore

I dislike being ungrateful for free games, but I have a limit and it's Gears of War. Epic Games' 2006 cover-based shooter is free for Xbox Live Gold members now through December 15.

The game inexplicably goes for $19.99 on the service normally, though one could easily find a pre-owned copy for a few dollars, I'm sure. And I don't intend to knock Gears of War itself here, as I quite like the series. It's just that there's a time and place for everything and including this as one of the two Games for Gold titles in December looks silly.

At least the next game, Shoot Many Robots, is one a significant amount of people haven't played yet. Look for that to go free on December 16. It's pretty good!

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5:00 PM on 10.31.2013

Microsoft Studios VP comments on future of Gears of War

Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer has once again spoken about his hopes for more Gears of War. Guesting on IGN's Podcast Unlocked, as transcribed by Game Revolution, he commented that after Judgment's sales and review sc...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 09.26.2013

Rod Fergusson heading up new 2K Games studio

Former Gears of War producer Rod Fergusson left Irrational Games earlier this year after joining the team during the tail-end of development on BioShock Infinite. The fact that he moved on is no secret, but he has only today ...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 09.18.2013

Gears of War on Xbox One? Microsoft hopes so

Asked by Famitsu if the Gears of War franchise would continue on Xbox One, Microsoft Game Studios head Phil Spencer said that "You should ask Epic Games about what they want to do. We haven't announced anything yet about&nbs...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 08.13.2013

Bulletstorm dev on sales: 'We did everything we could'

People Can Fly wanted to make a sequel to Bulletstorm, one of the most pleasantly surprising first-person shooters in years, but the prospect was deemed too risky. (I'm still not over this, if you couldn't tell.) Instead, the...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 07.05.2013

The final day of the Xbox Live game sale is a good one

There's tons of great deals today for the Xbox Live "Ultimate Game Sale," including Bioshock Infinite for $39.99, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for $29.99, XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $19.99, and Tomb Raider for $19.99. Infinite...

Chris Carter