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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


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, 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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Gears of War
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Gears of War has more weapon skins to sell us

I don't think I ever bought a weapon skin for Gears of War 3, but plenty of folks did. Good job, old me -- you were prone to buying stuff like that in those days but you held strong. Anyway, the skins are back for Gears of War: Ultimate Edi...   read

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Gears of War

PC players will have to wait a bit for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

It was only a month ago that The Coalition boss Rod Fergusson took the floor at the PC Gaming show at E3 to announce that Gears of War: Ultimate Edition would release on Windows 10. That's still true, but it won't release alo...   read

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GoW: UE for free

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition to come bundled with Xbox One

Rod Fergusson, head of The Coalition, announced today at the Gears of War panel at San Diego Comic-Con that the base model of Xbox One will come bundled with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. The bundle includes a 500GB Xbox One, wireless con...   read

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Gears of War

Yeah, the 'Seriously...' Achievement is back in the Gears of War remaster

Gears of War is getting a remaster for Xbox One and PC, and of course it's bringing its most iconic Achievement with it. Whether you're gibbing people up close with the Gnasher or tearing them apart with the Lancer's chainsaw, you'll n...   read

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Gears of War remaster

Expect this stuff to be fixed in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is creeping up on me with that August 25 release date. I missed the beta for this Xbox One remaster, but plenty of you didn't. A million matches were logged in a week and, somehow, a single person claiming to ...   read

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Gears remaster
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Peek at Gears of War: Ultimate Edition's touched-up cinematics

I've mostly avoided the remaster trend, but Gears of War: Ultimate Edition might be one of the few to pull me in. Not so much for the campaign, whose revamped cutscenes are briefly shown here, but as a way to get back into the multiplayer....   read

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Destructoid Live: Gears of War beta, Kameo on Xbox One, and a revised controller

[Update: The live stream is over, but check out the replay below if you so wish.] Did you know that the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition beta is going on Xbox One right now? Do you care? Either way I'm going to be live streaming it ...   read

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Gears 4's Kait
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The woman in Gears 4 is Kait and it's not called Gears 4

I had an appointment with Microsoft about Gears today, but it ended up being mostly about Gears of War Ultimate, the remake of the original game. I did get one piece of news about Gears 4: the woman's name is Kait. We already knew about the...   read

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Gears Ultimate

Marcus Fenix's default Gears of War face is a permanent scowl

Microsoft announced a 60fps, 1080p remake of the first Gears, Gears of War Ultimate, a couple days back. I sat down with Rod Fergusson for a meeting about the remake, which has completely replaced every single art asset, added new lighting,...   read

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