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Gears of War 4
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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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Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4's beta starts on April 18

For those of you who are already enjoying Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on the Xbox One or Windows 10, you're already in the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta. Microsoft has announced that the early access period for the newest gam...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 will run different framerates for different modes

The Coalition has confirmed that while Gears of War 4 will run in 1080p on Xbox One, the game will run different frame-rates for the single-player and multiplayer campaigns.   For the single-player, you can expect 30 frames per second,...   read

 
 
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It's canon!

Gears of War 4 proves Marcus Fenix actually had sex

You might think late-game John Travolta lookalike and longtime Gears of War star Marcus Fenix never made it to pound town on account of being a ghastly, thick-necked meathead, but Fenix did indeed get his dick wet, free of protection, proba...   read

 
 
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Gears of War PC
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Here's what Gears of War: Ultimate Edition looks like on PC

We already covered Gears of War: Ultimate Edition at length in Brett's wonderful review, but surprise -- it's coming out on PC too this month! Well, sort of. If you can call Windows 10 "PC," which a lot of you probably won't. There's n...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4

It's the last day to guarantee yourself access to the Gears of War 4 beta

The tacked-on final day of February is proving to be a stressful one. It's a day of last chances, like in the event of the discounted Fallout 4 season pass. There's a similar urgency with regard to one of Xbox's biggest properties. Tod...   read

 
 
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Gears of War

The Gears of War remaster might be on PC very soon

Like most publishers, Microsoft took the advent of new consoles as an opportunity to gussy up some old titles and resell them. None of them may have been more high-profile than last summer's Gears of War Ultimate Edition. It was said to be ...   read

 
 
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Deals

There's a cheap Xbox One bundle deal for $280

If you want to pay the absolute minimum for a brand new unit of an Xbox One in the united states, this cheap Xbox One deal is it. Pegging at $279.99, this even beats out the $299.99 pricing we've seen during Black Friday last season (of cou...   read

 
 
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Gears 4

We might get Gears of War 4 a little sooner than anticipated

There's a good chance that we'll be fragging Locusts and rolling into chest-high walls a bit earlier this year than we thought. Microsoft has stealthily moved the launch window for Gears of War 4 up by a month or two. As reported by Ga...   read

 
 
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Xbox One bundle

Next Xbox One holiday bundle goes nostalgic

Microsoft is announcing one new Xbox One bundle every day this week, starting with yesterday's Rise of the Tomb Raider set, which is only available in Best Buy and Microsoft stores, at least in the US. Next is the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundl...   read

 
 
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Gears of War

Gears of War is twice as efficient this weekend

Everyone on the grind to level 100 in Gnashers Gears of War Ultimate Edition will want to take note of this weekend. The Coalition is really trying to push the Hill-type games, and there's some extra incentive to spend your off-days on...   read

 
 
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Active reload

Cliff Bleszinski: Devs should feel free to use Gears of War's active reload

With last month's re-release of Gears of War on Xbox One, we've been thinking about the active reload system a lot. Steven wrote about the mechanic out of a preview event, and wondered why it wasn't a bigger part of Gears' legacy. He's...   read

 
 
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Gears of War

Play all Gears of War: Ultimate Edition modes on all maps

All game modes in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will be available across all maps as of today. The latest update removes restrictions from the playlists that stopped certain modes being played on certain maps.  Developer Coalitio...   read

 
 
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CONTEST

We're giving away a limited Gears of War-themed Xbox One

The original Gears of War is back almost nine years to the day on Xbox One with the HD soul-patched Gears of War Ultimate Edition. To celebrate, Xbox and The Coalition are giving away a custom Xbox One designed by The Coalition Art Director...   read

 
 
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Gears of War

So, how's Gears of War's multiplayer at launch?

I have a novel concept for you: What if a major video game releases and its multiplayer component just works? Like, there isn't a bunch of drama and patches and updates and apologies; instead, you get to play the game immediately with other...   read

 
 
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Gears of War review
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Review: Gears of War Ultimate Edition

For better and for worse, Gears of War helped shape the past generation of gaming. Bursting onto the scene in 2006, it helped solidify now-common tropes like chest-high walls, brown and gray shooters, and muscle-bound space marines. It...   read

 
 
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The Shattering

Is this Bleszinski's next game?

A new teaser website has dropped tantalising clues about Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski's upcoming game. A new mini-website at Nexon.net, called The Shattering, offers a brief glimpse of a coastal city in ruins, the rubble still...   read

 
 
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Gears of War
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Gears of War also redid its Mad World trailer for the re-release

Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on Gears of War Ultimate Edition, an upgraded remake of the 2006 title. It's extending those duties a bit beyond the game, though. It's also recreating some of the original marketing materials. Th...   read

 
 
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Backward compatibility

Shadow Complex playable on Xbox One for preview members

I'm using my Xbox One more than ever now that Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is playable by way of Rare Replay. Gotta catch 'em all. Backward compatibility is a huge deal for people like me who have an extensive Xbox 360 library an...   read

 
 
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Ultimate Edition

Entire 'Gears of War Collection' unlocked on Xbox One by playing Ultimate Edition

Microsoft has announced that if you purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, you'll be able to unlock the entire Gears Collection by way of backward compatibility, and now we have a few concrete details on the matter. If you play Ultim...   read

 
 
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Hands-on preview
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Gears of War HD is fine, but why wasn't active reload its legacy?

Gears of War was not alone in ushering in an era of grimdark, of repetitive third-person cover-based shooting, but it ground our faces deepest into the dirt and grit. At one point an officer yells at prison-broke Marcus Fenix, "you're not f...   read

 
 
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Gamer Prom

Which gaming personality would you ask to prom and why?

Picture this: It is two weeks till prom and you have to ask a gaming personality to be your date. Who would you ask and why?  I'd ask the game dev formerly known as "CliffyB," Cliff Bleszinski, because he encompasses all that is m...   read

 
 
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Gears of War
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Devs 'aren't trying to fix gameplay' with Gears of War remaster

Even though it'll release almost nine years after the original, Gears of War players won't feel a lot of difference between 2006's game and the remaster. Sure, they'll notice a ton of differences, but they won't feel them. In the...   read

 
 
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The Coalition
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Gears of War 4 dev canceling its original game for Gears a 'no-brainer'

After Microsoft acquired the Gears of War rights, Black Tusk studio was doomed. It was rebranded as The Coalition, a less discrete and more boring name, and will be to Gears of War what 343 is to Halo. Black Tusk had been working on an ori...   read

 
 



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