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2:45 PM on 04.30.2013

Xbox Live Gold going free this weekend in the UK

The US, Canada, Latin America, and Japan have had their turn, and now it's time for the United Kingdom to receive a free weekend of Xbox Live Gold. Beginning on the afternoon of May 3 and ending midnight on May 5, those who h...

Harry Monogenis

12:15 PM on 04.30.2013

Battleship producer joins Gears of War film

Joining countless other adaptations of popular videogames that someone bought the rights to only for us to hear little if nothing else since, the Gears of War movie is still happening. Variety reports that Battleshi...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 04.23.2013

Bulletstorm sequel would have been 'a big risk'

Speaking to Eurogamer, People Can Fly founder Adrian Chmielarz has expressed the Bulletstorm sequel that could have been, and why the studio moved on to Gears of War: Judgment instead of seeing the project through to com...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 04.19.2013

The veterans administration in Gears must be hellish

I've known more than a few wounded veterans in my day, both family and friends. If there's one thing I have taken away from their experience, it's that dealing with the US Veterans Administration can be almost as annoying as...

Conrad Zimmerman

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

4:30 PM on 04.17.2013

How we became traitors to the COGs

We've posted some new episodes of Couch Campaign today for your viewing pleasure, continuing our run through Gears of War: Judgment and defying every order that comes our way. We're such rebels like that. I have to give...

Conrad Zimmerman





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

10:15 AM on 04.12.2013

Gears of War: Judgment Krampus Bro Fest

There is nothing (and I mean nothing; no food, nor sex, nor drug) that I enjoy more than the act of sitting down next to another person whose company is pleasant and playing a game with them. Couch Campaign is an opportunity...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:00 PM on 03.28.2013

Fully playable mode found hidden on GoW: Judgment

Some clever little birds went snooping around in Gears of War: Judgment's code, and ended up finding a fully playable, locked mode called Warzone. Naturally the assumption is that the mode is another case of on-disc DLC, but ...

Abel Girmay



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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Ranked: The Gears of War trailers photo
Ranked: The Gears of War trailers
by Brett Makedonski

The Gears of War franchise has a history across its four titles of releasing some of the best cinematic trailers in gaming. Despite the series' reputation of being all about impossibly muscle-bound space marines murdering everything from behind chest-high walls, the trailers mostly focus on a more human element.

Yes, as adrenaline-fueled as the games are, the videos usually seem to effectively convey the bleaker side of war. Almost always accompanied by a moving song, these trailers have a knack for making the games feel decidedly more epic.

To celebrate this week's release of Gears of War: Judgment, let's take a look back at all of the franchise's trailers.

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New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built photo
New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built
by Fraser Brown

Underneath my gruff exterior beats the heart of a kid obsessed with LEGO. Even now, if I see some of those little bricks, I drop what I'm doing, and start building, ignoring whoever else is in the room. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that I'm pretty excited for LEGO City: Undercover, which drops this week along with a whole bunch of other games.

Set in an open world and story-based, it sounds like my cup of tea, especially since my favorite LEGO game has to be LEGO Batman 2. And come on, the hero is called Chaise McCain, the name I wish I was now blessed with.

Along with the tiny brick goodness, a slew of other games launch this week. Gears of War: Judgement is a thing, and will undoubtedly feature shooting and steroids; fighting giant monsters refuses to go out of style in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate; The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct appears, and still looks terrible; and the Wii U gets a Need for Speed game. All this a more falls from the skies this week.

What are you grabbing? 

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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

2:00 AM on 03.08.2013

Mike Capps 'no longer affiliated' with Epic Games

Back in December Mike Capps, former president of Epic Games, announced he was retiring from the company to focus largely on his family and upcoming baby. Mike was going to stick around in an advisory role, but tonight he anno...

Hamza CTZ Aziz