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10:00 AM on 08.17.2012

Assassin's Creed dev accuses game journalists of racism

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...

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 08.13.2012

Epic Games buys Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly

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...

Jordan Devore



SDCC: More fun times with GoW: Judgment's Overun mode photo
SDCC: More fun times with GoW: Judgment's Overun mode
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 out there's a lot more to it than I previously thought.

Epic showed off a full version of the gametype during Comic-Con, which sees COG players defending multiple objective points against the Locust. We played on a new map called Island, and it looked to be at least three times the size of the Rooftop map we last saw. Both maps, by the way, are based on levels from the main campaign.

The Locust team needs to destroy an objective point defended by the COG team within a set amount of time. If they succeed, a new section of the map opens with a new objective on the line. There's a total of three sections to the map, each with its own point that needs to be defended or destroyed. COG soldiers will get some minor assistance further into a level as more fortifications get put into place. Granted, fortification meant nothing to me as I wrecked things up with the Corpser on the Locust side.

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12:45 PM on 07.13.2012

SDCC: Gears of War: Judgment scheduled for March 2013

[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...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 06.27.2012

Infinity Blade is Epic's most profitable game

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 ...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 06.26.2012

Epic talks new storytelling methods for GoW: Judgment

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...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 06.11.2012

Jimquisition: GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS

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...

Jim Sterling







Hands-on with Gears of War: Judgment's Overrun mode photo
Hands-on with Gears of War: Judgment's Overrun mode
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 destroy the generator. After the round is over, teams switch sides and the team that was able to destroy the Generator the fastest wins. 

The big change here for Gears players is that the characters in Overrun are class-based. (Think along the lines of Team Fortress 2.) The key here is that you'll need to really work with your team as classes are able to strengthen and enhance each other during matches. 

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12:51 AM on 06.05.2012

E3: Our first glimpse of Gears of War: Judgment gameplay

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...

Jordan Devore

3:14 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: Gears of War: Judgment looks like more bloody fun

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 ...

Bob Muir

2:50 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: Gears of War: Judgment artwork is very ... fiery!

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?

Chad Concelmo

12:05 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: Gears of War: Judgment coming in 2013

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 ...

Chad Concelmo



Gears of War: Judgment is the new GOW game  photo
Gears of War: Judgment is the new GOW game
by Jim Sterling

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 called Gears of War: Judgment, and GI's got two covers for it. 

Cover one shows Damon Baird in irons with the Locust horde attacking in the background. The second cover replaces Baird with Cole Train. Whatever happened, the series' comic relief duo are in trouble for it. 

With development from People Can Fly, the game is prepping for a full reveal on Monday. Looking forward to it!

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10:45 AM on 06.01.2012

People Can Fly working on the new Gears of War

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 ...

Jim Sterling



New Gears of War to be revealed at E3  photo
New Gears of War to be revealed at E3
by Jim Sterling

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 press conference. 

It's about time Microsoft had something for E3 that didn't stink of Kinect. 

The exclusive information will naturally be in the July issues of the magazine, though you can expect the details to filter through to your usual sites at the same time. In any case, Epic fans have a new Gears to look forward to on Monday.

I'm eager to see what happens next. Looks like somebody was a naughty boy and is going to the jail. Oooh!

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8:00 AM on 04.24.2012

Dead Space dev retracts Gears of War criticisms

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...

Jim Sterling