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1:30 PM on 05.19.2014

People Can Fly was making a supernatural detective game before Bulletstorm

People Can Fly was working on a supernatural detective game set in the 1940s, Come Midnight, under publisher THQ until the project was cancelled in 2006. Former creative director Adrian Chmielarz tells Eurogamer it was "an in...

Jordan Devore


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9:00 PM on 03.21.2014

Bulletstorm inexplicably yanked from Steam

In a somewhat baffling move, it appears the raucous Epic Games and People Can Fly first-person shooter Bulletstorm has been removed from the likes of Steam. It's a classic case of "here today and gone tomorrow" as the skillsh...

Brittany Vincent

12:45 PM on 11.01.2013

People Can Fly is working on Fortnite

Epic Games' sandbox survival title Fortnite was announced nearly two years ago. I've been anticipating it ever since, though I'd be lying if I said my interest hasn't waned. The company says it doesn't want to rush the game w...

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



Gears of War: Judgment gets another free map next week photo
Gears of War: Judgment gets another free map next week
by Jordan Devore

While it would have been nice for Gears of War: Judgment to come out of the gate with more content, the fact that some of the post-release DLC is free helps reduce the sting.

Following the Haven map and Execution mode, another multiplayer map, Dreadnought, will be free for a limited time starting on May 15. This is courtesy of Maxim, which leads me to believe someone did their marketing-research homework on demographics.

I have to say, the new map does look cool -- fitting of the name, too. Be sure to get Dreadnought on or around Wednesday while it's still complimentary.

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Review: Gears of War: Judgment: Call to Arms photo
Review: Gears of War: Judgment: Call to Arms
by Jason Cabral

Since Gears of War 3, Epic Games has not been afraid to squeeze every last cent out of its customer base through premium maps and skins for characters and weapons. Don't get me wrong, I still consider the All Fronts DLC pack for Gears of War 2 to be one of the best available for any game. The amount of replay value that my friends and I got out of all of those maps was well worth the 800 Microsoft Points.

With Gears of War: Judgment's Call to Arms, however, Epic and People Can Fly are only giving us a sparse amount of new content -- for a game that already didn't have a lot of multiplayer variety to begin with.

While quantity does not always equal quality, in this case, it wouldn't have hurt to give the fans more.

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1:15 PM on 04.19.2013

More maps and another mode for Gears of War: Judgment

On Tuesday, owners of the VIP Season Pass for Gears of War: Judgment will get more mileage out of their purchase with the arrival of a second map pack named Call to Arms. Everyone else can get this multiplayer content on Apri...

Jordan Devore

10:15 AM on 04.16.2013

GOW: Judgment and GOW: Ascension failed, says analyst

Recently, the PS3 and Xbox 360 each saw prequels for their leading franchises -- God of War: Ascension and Gears of War: Judgment. According to analyst firm Cowen & Company, the two GOWs failed to impress at retail. ...

Jim Sterling



Contest: Win a custom Gears of War: Judgment Xbox 360! photo
Contest: Win a custom Gears of War: Judgment Xbox 360!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winner is Lawrence Diego!]

Destructoid has acquired an exclusive Gears of War: Judgment-themed Xbox 360 to give away to one lucky Dtoid Gearhead!

To win, you need to demonstrate to us your love for the Gears series. Upload a video of yourself dominating in a match, snap a photo of yourself hugging your Marcus and Dom figurines, write and perform a song dedicated to CliffyB -- the choice is yours, but you've gotta earn it! At the end of the week, the number one Dtoid Gears fan (as decided by Destructoid staff) will take home this badass console and be the envy of all his or her friends!

You have until this Sunday, March 24 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address. Once you've figured out your entry, just paste a link to it in the comments below. Good luck!

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11:30 AM on 03.18.2013

Reviews Elsewhere: Gears of War: Judgment

The release of Gears of War: Judgment has taken a fair few folks by surprise. Even I had a minor jolt when the review copy arrived on my doorstep, the prequel having enjoyed a relatively unsung build, at least when compared t...

Jim Sterling



Review: Gears of War: Judgment  photo
Review: Gears of War: Judgment
by Jim Sterling

Gears of War 3 may have seen an effective end to the war between the COG and the Locust, but in the game industry, a story isn't over until games stop selling. While Epic Games works on an inevitable sequel, it's joined up with People Can Fly to plunder the past. Yep, it's prequel time!

Cynical though I may be, my respect for the Gears of War series is such that I'm still not quite satisfied with what I have, especially following Gears 3's slightly less riveting narrative. Armed as it is with a unique style of story campaign, as well as two interesting new multiplayer modes, Judgment makes changes that some fans have found controversial.

Ultimately, however, they work surprisingly well, keeping Gears fresh and familiar all at once. Who could ask for fairer? 

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10:00 AM on 03.13.2013

Gears of War: Judgment trailer introduces Kilo Squad

Here's a new trailer for Gears of War: Judgment, introducing us to Baird's allies in the prequel campaign. Kilo Squad is the team responsible for the events of Epic's upcoming new game, and you can hear them say things while...

Jim Sterling

12:15 PM on 03.07.2013

Gears of War: Judgment launch trailer emerges

"Heroes make it up as they go along," as this new Gears of War: Judgment trailer boldly suggests. Judging by the video, "make it up" is some sort of military code phrase for "kill everything." Featuring the song "Shooti...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 AM on 03.05.2013

Former Bulletstorm developer on move toward smaller games

Speaking with GamesIndustry International, Adrian Chmielarz, People Can Fly’s former co-owner and creative director, had this to say: “We think that video games are not all they can be. Actually, most of them are ...

Steven Hansen



Gears of War: Judgment features two different campaigns photo
Gears of War: Judgment features two different campaigns
by Abel Girmay

I love Gears of War. Like many earlier adopters of the Xbox 360 (I have and love a PS3 too so don't hate), Gears of War was that first big game that made me very comfortable with my system choice. With roughly a year and half separating Gears of War: Judgment and Gears of War 3 though, I'll admit that I was firmly in that camp of Gears fans who really didn't see Judgment as necessary, and my hands on with the free for all mode at the last PAX Prime certainly wasn't winning me over.

Having spent the better part of a day with Judgment though, I am definitely warming up to it. Sure, it's not Gears of War 4 proper, but if you fancy yourself a Gears fan, then there's no reason to not open up to this one.

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12:30 PM on 02.27.2013

Epic: Gears of War ripoffs hurt the franchise's legacy

Chris Perna, the art director for Gears of War: Judgment, recently had some choice words for detractors of Epic Games' flagship series. In an interview with Official Xbox Magazine, Perna stated that the only reason Gears of W...

Brett Makedonski