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Your pre-order of Gears of War: Judgement at any GameStop gets you three-day early access to the game's five-on-five, Locusts vs COGs OverRun multiplayer mode. GameStop PowerUp Rewards members that get their pre-order in will...
Gears of War: Judgement launch copies will include an Xbox Live download token for the original Gears of War (except in Germany, as the game is banned there). Microsoft and Epic Games say that moe than half of gamers that pl...
Over a year ago, Cliff Bleszinski (then of Epic Games) and myself had a public falling out and have never traded a word since. Ever a man of peace and goodwill, I hereby extend the olive branch the only way I know how -- with a little help from The Escapist's very own Miracle of Sound.
Oh, hello there! Why not sit down and watch this trailer for Gears of War: Judgment, as seen during the Spike Videogame Commercials? It has guns in it, and some other things that aren't guns. Mostly guns, though. And shoutin...
You know what's a weird thing? Opening up pre-orders on a specified day. I remember when the name of a title was known, you could just roll up in any old game store and put down a pre-order. Now you have to wait until "parti...
Do you remember a time when Unreal Engine 3 wasn't powering every game coming out, from epic sci-fi RPGs to football titles? Yeah, neither do I. Before a studio announces they'll be using Epic's meat-man simulator, we pretty ...
Most games are depressed and miserable, but are they truly tragic? Of course not, otherwise there wouldn't be a video asking such a deliberately leading question. The trouble with most games today is that they rush to the sa...
Assassin's Creed III creative director Alex Hutchinson has accused game journalists of "subtle racism" thanks to the way they treat Japanese games. Apparently, enjoying the narrative of Japanese games is condescending and rac...
Though Epic Games acquired a majority share of Painkiller and Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly all the way back in 2007, they only now got around to buying the company fully. This comes alongside the news that three top m...
Gears of War: Judgment is bringing with it a new multiplayer mode called Overrun. It's a first for Gears as the mode focuses on class-based gameplay, with a major focus on teamwork. While I dug what I played at E3, it turns o...
[Update: Epic Games and People Can Fly have announced that Gears of War: Judgment is (more specifically) going to launch for Xbox 360 on March 19, 2013. Mark your calendar and read our latest impressions.] Oh, that Twitter ne...
Most readers will associate Epic Games almost exclusively with Gears of War these days, but Cliffy B's muscular man fantasy is not the company's prime breadwinner. Those who know about pulling power of mobile gaming (or just ...
Speaking to Game Informer about Gears of War: Judgment, Epic Games director of production Rod Fergusson says that the teams at Epic and People Can Fly are working to "push a lot of the story into the level" and "get rid of th...
E3 2012 was considered by many to be the most gun-heavy show we have ever seen. However, looking back upon the week, there really were no more shooters than usual. In fact, most of the games were featured in last year's line...
Gears of War: Judgment is the latest in the Gears saga, and with it comes a really fun new multiplayer mode called Overrun. The mode sees a team of COG players defending a generator, while a team of Locust players has to des...
That brief trailer for Gears of War: Judgment was a nice start, but now we're talking. Epic Games' Rod Fergusson describes this prequel's gameplay as being a lot more open than other Gears titles, and while it's hard to tell...
I promised myself that I wouldn't get excited for a new Gears of War game after the third installment wrapped things up. Maybe a game about the Pendulum Wars would be cool, but I thought I was pretty much done with fighting ...
As assets are starting to roll out after the Microsoft press conference, this new artwork from Gears of War: Judgment really caught my eye. (Check out the full image in the gallery.) It is very striking in all its fire-, battle-filled glory. What do you think? Like what you see? Are you excited about Gears of War: Judgment?
When I first heard about Gears of War: Judgment, I was, like, "A new Gears game? Already?!" But then I remembered I liked Gears of War and thought: "A new Gears game! Awesome!" Not much was shown of the new Gears of War game ...
Game Informer -- seemingly in an attempt to scoop the Internet detectives that were likely going to spoil its exclusive -- has gone ahead and blown its wad to reveal the recently teased Gears of War game. It's going to be cal...
Epic Games has confirmed that People Can Fly is developmentally linked to the upcoming Gears of War teased yesterday, following speculation that the Bulletstorm studio would indeed be involved.  The confirmation was had ...
Game Informer -- which should just change its name to Game Announcer -- has revealed that the next Gears of War game is prepping for a reveal, and that we'll be able to witness it firsthand this Monday, during Microsoft's E3 ...
Dead Space story producer Chuck Beaver has pulled a U-turn on his comments from last week, claiming he was taken out of context when he said that Gears of War contained "literally the worst writing in games." As impossible as...
There are explanations for games that ship with downloadable content already included. There are, however, no excuses. While you may have a reason, you do not have validation, because on-disc DLC is a problem willingly creat...
It's very rare that you'll get a representative from one studio slam another developer's game, but Dead Space story producer Chuck Beaver has some words to say about Gears of War's narrative efforts, and it ain't pretty. In f...
It feels like a map pack just came out for Gears of War 3 a few weeks ago, but in all actuality it's been a little over two months since "Fenix Rising" was released. Gears fans can rest easy as they finally have new content t...
GameTrailers TV brought on Gears of War 3 executive producer Rod Fergusson to talk about another downloadable map pack dubbed "Forces of Nature." Three of the maps -- "Artillery," "Aftermath," and "Cove" -- are brand new, but...
Surely by now, plenty of you have maxed out your level in Gears of War 3 -- it's what we do. The third add-on for the game, "Fenix Rising" (800 Microsoft Points), is here to extend your addiction. You'll have the option to re...
Torrentfreak has published its list of the most pirated games of 2011, a favorite end-of-year controversy for gamers around the world. The pirated software is broken up by system, with quite different results for each. No PS3...
There’s a scene in the second chapter of Gears of War 3 in which Cole Train has a flashback to his time as a professional thrashball player before becoming a COG soldier. When I saw it the first time, I noticed that it ...
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The rumor mill never takes a day off. Today we've got a juicy one from the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine. They say that the Gears of War franchise could live on through some prequel games, and that Bulletstorm develo...
We're just two days away from Black Friday. Everything has culminated up to this point. While everyone else is sifting through the piles of ads looking for the best deals after eating two platefuls of turkey, you've already g...
We are getting ever closer to the busiest shopping day of the year. Kmart has some pretty good deals going on. Here's a short list of what you can expect to find should you choose to do shopping there: $199.99 - Get a $25 gi...
If you hadn't already heard, the Versus Booster Map Pack for Gears of War 3 will be free to download on Thursday courtesy of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. It features the maps Bullet Marsh, Clocktower, Azura, Rustlung...
We are now officially less than a week away from the post-Turkey Day madness. If you're set on stopping by either Walmart or Best Buy I can't blame you for that. Here's why you should still give Target a chance though: $139....
Charitable fellow (and personal buddy o' pal) Neil Castle is teaming up with five fellow Scottish game industry personnel to play Gears of War 3's Horde Mode for forty-eight hours on Insane difficulty. Horde 4 Charity will ki...
Well, here we are two weeks away from Black Friday itself. Pretty soon every retailer in existence will once again be vying for your post-Turkey Day attention with unheard of prices on pretty much everything. Walmart has gott...
The $10 Horde Command Pack released for Gears of War 3 this week. The file size for this content is 1.42 MB, and that predictably upset some people. Epic Games' Rod Fergusson has tried to explain why much of this DLC was alre...
Apologies to those expecting a holiday treat, because if you're anticipating tomorrow's "Horde Command Pack" for Gears of War 3, a trick is all you're getting. The new content has been "temporarily delayed due to a technical ...