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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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