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'Zombie Dom' is one of the Gears of War 4 pre-order bonuses

The pre-order bonuses for Gears of War 4 are mostly what you'd expect. Gold weapon skins. Some alternate outfits. The four Xbox 360 Gears titles for use on Xbox One via backward compatibility. Then there's Zombie Dom. Just what in the heck ...   read

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Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 doesn't have a locked frame rate on PC

While Gears of War 4 is coming to both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, the experiences across the two platforms won't be identical. With the Play Anywhere functionality, players will be able to hop between the two versions freely to make t...   read

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Gears 4

Gears of War 4's protagonist is named after Marcus Fenix's BFF

Earlier this year, we were introduced to the lead role in Gears of War 4. This strapping young lad's name is JD Fenix, and he's the son of the star of the original Gears trilogy Marcus Fenix. Steven did an in-depth analysis of what we knew ...   read

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Bender and Jake of War
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Marcus Fenix tags along in new Gears of War 4 gameplay

All new campaign gameplay for Gears of War 4 has been released and it is damned easy on the eyes. Sure, it looks like more of the same, gameplay-wise, but is that really a bad thing? I've always dug the Gears series and even...   read

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Xbox One S

This limited-edition Xbox One S is a bit much

I have no desire to get an Xbox One S -- not as a current Xbox owner and especially not with Microsoft's Project Scorpio coming down the line -- but I can't deny how sharp the system looks in white. This first limited-edition model themed a...   read

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Grading Microsoft's E3 2016 conference

Microsoft delivered a solid outing at E3 this year. Most of the games where already known -- save for Forza Horizon 3 and zombie games State of Decay 2 and the new Dead Rising -- but the company (mostly) learned to zip up and show gam...   read

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Gears of War 4

My pacifist run of Gears of War 4 didn't go great

Gears of War 4 plays a lot like you'd expect a Gears of War game to play. Steven said as much when he previewed the multiplayer component a few months back. The series is so deeply entrenched in its own style that changes have to be mo...   read

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Xbox One S

(Update) The Xbox One S is allegedly going to be more powerful

[Update: Speaking to Eurogamer, Xbox planning lead Albert Penello stated that the upgrade will be "insignificant." They unlocked "a little more processing power to enable HDR," but "that's it." When the Xbox One S was revealed yesterday, it...   read

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Gears of War's General Raam coming to Killer Instinct

The latest combatant to join the cast of Killer Instinct is Raam of Gears of War fame, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy Studios announced today as part of the Xbox E3 media presentation. The imposing Locust general will be available via an update ...   read

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Xbox Play Anywhere will let you play and purchase games across Xbox One and PC

Gears of War co-creator Rod Fergusson took to the stage at Microsoft's E3 conference to announce that the Coalition's Gears of War 4 will be part of the new Xbox Play Anywhere initative, letting players seamlessly move between Xbox One and ...   read

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Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4's Ultimate Edition offers four-day early access

If you're eager for Gears of War 4 and don't mind parting with a hundred bucks, you can play the game four whole days before its official launch. One of the perks of the Ultimate Edition is early access on Friday, October 7, in addition to ...   read

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There are all sorts of terrible ways to die in Gears 4 multiplayer

This Gears 4 multiplayer trailer doesn't reveal much in the way of new information, but that doesn't mean it isn't any less fun to watch giant steroid monsters hacked apart by chainsaws. Also, I appreciate the DJ Shadow/RTJ soundtrack. The...   read

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Gears of War 4

If you have O2 Priority you could be playing Gears of Wars 4 right now

If you’re in the UK and have an O2 mobile contract, you can grab a Gears of War 4 beta code before everybody else jumps on and tries to break the servers.  As part of its O2 Priority perks program - and providing you mobile ...   read

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We're playing Gears of War 4, come watch

Gears of War 4 is in early beta testing ahead of its distant October launch. If Microsoft finally got itself right and started getting those beta codes out, you can play along. Otherwise, come take a peek at what will be open to all Xbox Li...   read

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Here's everything you're missing if you're not in the Gears of War 4 beta yet

A few days ago, Steven used his words to describe the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta. That's fun because we live in an age where videos take so much precedence over the written word. Still, writing about Gears has a sort of ridi...   read

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Here's what to expect from the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta

Despite its bro appeal and casual association with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, multiplayer in the first Gears of War 10 years ago was practically tacked on. Former Epic producer and continued Gears rudder at The Coalition, Rod Fergu...   read

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There's a reward for playing the Gears of War 4 beta

The Coalition is holding back a set of cosmetic items, the "Vintage Kait Reward Pack," for folks who participate in the Gears of War 4 beta and rank up to level 20. If you can't quite make out the text in that tweet, the individual items a...   read

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Watch this leaked Gears of War 4 alpha footage while you can

Someone uploaded what appears to be Gears of War 4 alpha footage to YouTube before deleting the video shortly thereafter as they were most likely breaking some sort of embargo. Lucky for us, someone downloaded the video and mirrored i...   read

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Dropshots are for badminton, not Gears of War

Gears of War at its most Gears of War-ness is easy to put your thumb on. For a series that revels in violence, it's the moments that are truly violent that feel the most Gears of War. Shooting enemies from behind cover? Not that&...   read

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The Gears of War 4 trailer as it was originally meant to sound

I have a theory that every single Gears of War trailer was originally set to the song "Mad World." Like it worked so well for the original trailer back in 2006 that Microsoft just decided to use it for every game in the series, but at the v...   read

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The first Gears of War 4 trailer is accidentally meme-tastic

Gears of War is a series known for its fantastic trailers. In particular, the very first game's "Mad World" ad is remembered to this day for being fantastically directed and well-made. With Gears of War 4 on the horizon, Microsoft has fina...   read

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Gears of War 4

You're gonna lose that foot: Here's the Gears of War 4 box art

Cover art posts are usually boring, but this one's straight-up dangerous. The trench foot is an underrated concern in today's Apple Watch-wearing, Uber-riding society. But, stand in a puddle too long? Lop it off, doc. Those dogs ain't barki...   read

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Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 hitting Xbox One on October 11 worldwide

Earlier this year we heard about a vague bump in Gears of War 4's release window, from holiday 2016 to fall 2016. Today we have some more specificity: Gears of War 4 is releasing on October 11 of this year. For those unwilling and/or incapa...   read

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Gears of War 4 will have split-screen for all game modes

One of the earmarks of Xbox's biggest shooters is the inclusion of local cooperative play. Both Halo and Gears of War have had split-screen options tracing all the way back to their respective franchise's origins. Developer 343 In...   read

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Gears of War 4

Gears of War lead Rod Fergusson has a good take about stories in shooters

Shooters, historically, have had a tough time telling good and coherent stories. It's a video game genre in which, no matter what goes into the narrative, the audience expects to continually kill something. That sort of action might make fo...   read

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