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Gears of War 4 is getting a shorter Horde mode variant

Tomorrow, The Coalition is coming out with a shorter, more "intense" version of Horde mode in Gears of War 4. Dubbed Horde Frenzy, the new variant is 25 waves long (half the normal length) with bosses appearing every 5 waves. It's still a t...

 
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Gears of War 4's going to get a lot harder

Gears of War 4 is the kind of game that's built to have a long tail. There are frequent tweaks to refine multiplayer, a constant rotation of maps, a steady stream of themed events -- all efforts to keep people playing. This summer, the...

 
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Gears of War 4 adds cross-play in competitive multiplayer

At last year's E3, Microsoft's big focus was Play Anywhere gaming. That's the initiative that's rooted in the mindset that people can play first-party Microsoft games on both their Xbox or PC; the transition should be seamless. But, an inte...

 
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Gears of War 4 is getting a 10th anniversary update

I can remember the first time I played Gears of War. I was a freshman at Florida Southern College and my friend and I were a bit self-important. We thought we knew everything about everything and we were amazed to find out that Epic Games m...

 
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Run with some jewels in Gears of War 4's new DLC

This is going to come off as an old-man moment, but I have no idea who Run the Jewels are. These two rappers, EL-P and Killer Mike, are now available as playable characters in Gears of War 4. This comes alongside some converted maps from Ge...

 
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Gears of War 4 gets all spooky and scary for Halloween

[Header courtesy of Reddit user Perrinho] Unbeknownst to me, Gears of War has celebrated Halloween in the past. Apparently there was an event for 3 that featured pumpkin heads and it looks like The Coalition is set to follow suit with Gears...

 
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Review: Gears of War 4

The plot of Gears of War 4 is the most low stakes the franchise has ever been. Ironic, kind of, because it's probably the highest stakes ever for Xbox. With Epic Games no longer serving as its guiding hand, Xbox is left to see if ...

 
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Gears of War 4 economy altered due to fan feedback

Gears of War 4 is another highly rated entry in the series by gamers and critics alike (I'm digging the campaign so far), but early access players by way of the Ultimate Edition have had a few complaints. Those issues are being addressed ea...

 
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Deal: Gears of War 4 Xbox One digital code with $10 bonus

Update: Now that Gears of War 4 is released, the only valid deals remaining are discounts via Best Buy GCU. Details below. We're not sure how but Gears of War 4 kind of just crept up on us. Oh it's releasing tomorrow? One of the biggest Xbo...

 
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Active pre-load Gears of War 4 right now

Digital pre-orders for Gears of War 4 on Xbox One are available for pre-loading right now! The official Gears of War Twitter account let the details loose around an hour ago along with some information on the file size. The PC version is n...

 
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Buy a GTX 1070 or 1080, get Gears of War 4 for free

Upgrading your PC for the latest games is something of a lost practice. Since a lot of games are based on console architecture, most newer toasters are able to run anything. Some games (Crysis) will push your system to the breaking point, b...

 
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Gears of War 4 will feature split-screen on PC

Fans of couch co-op will be happy to hear that Gears of War 4 will feature a split-screen option on PC. In an interview with PC Gamer, Mike Rayner, technical director for the Coalition, confirmed the option. "We have to deal with multiple ...

 
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Gears of War 4 season pass detailed

I've only been a staff writer for a little over a month and I'm already tired of season passes. Why does every game require one? When something like Lego Batman 3 gets a season pass, you know there are problems with the industry. Tangent as...

 
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Gears of War 4's Horde mode is class-based

Our second look at Horde mode in Gears of War 4 is much, much better than our first. The co-op survival mode will have five players fortifying positions with a mobile Fabricator tool and fending off creatures and even robots across 50 wave...

 
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Are you looking forward to Gears of War 4?

I haven't really seen any major buzz (at least in the community itself) regarding Gears of War 4. I remember there being some excitement towards the initial reveal and the enhanced focus on horror, but not much since. This footage of the ma...

 
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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 ...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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&...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 

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