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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


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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



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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



Jimquisition: Objectification And ... Men?  photo
Jimquisition: Objectification And ... Men?
by Jim Sterling

A common argument in the ongoing debate over gender and videogames is that women and men both are equally objectified. Is that really true?

As always, Emperor God King Jim Sterling puts His holy foot down and delivers wisdom true to the masses. He totally isn't smug about it, either!

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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
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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12:30 PM on 05.01.2013

Rhymedown Spectacular: To Game Or Not To Game

Time for more poetry from your best buddies, Jim n' Yahtzee. This week our literary brains pick on manly men's videogames and pay homage to Dark Souls.  Lovely writing, brutal sarcasm, and death. Lots of death. What's not to love?

Jim Sterling