Leaked Video Shows Kinect-Controlled Gears of War Strategy Game

Rumors of a Kinect-centric Gears of War game had been circulating for years after Microsoft introduced the motion-control sensor to the world. One game called Gears of War: Exile was confirmed as cancelled two years ago. But, what looks like footage of another gesture-based Gears game has surfaced. It… it doesn't look… » 9/11/14 12:46pm Thursday 12:46pm

RPG Elements Keep Us Playing, For Better And For Worse

You spend time or energy, you gotta get something out of it. Self-improvement. Money, maybe. Experience, at least. This simple idea is so powerful and pervasive that of course games have modeled it—experience points, levels, and skill trees (otherwise known as role-playing game elements) are things that have been… » 10/24/13 8:46pm 10/24/13 8:46pm

Throat-Slashing Blamed on a Gears of War Relationship Gone Bad

A 14-year-old admitted to slashing a 13-year-old's throat in an assault Scottish authorities blamed on a soured online friendship developed over Gears of War. Of course the game itself is blamed but when the 14-year-old already is a father, you're not talking about someone with good decision-making and impulse control. » 5/04/13 11:00am 5/04/13 11:00am