I have not raged as hard at a video game this year as I have Gears of War: Ultimate Edition—and it’s all because of the horribly inconsistent shotgun. Thankfully, the source of my anger is about to improve.
Gears of Wars: Ultimate Edition has folks getting nostalgic. Designer Cliff Bleszinski, who left Epic Games in 2012, used Twitter last night to share behind-the-scenes details about the game. As it turns out, several aspects of the series were inspired by the collapse of his first marriage.
It’s been almost a decade since the first Gears of War came out on Xbox 360. During that time, many games borrowed Gears’ best ideas, and the series became one of the most influential of the last generation.
As a series, Gears of War likely has the best weapons in any shooter, period. Many of these weapons are surprisingly creative—a chainsaw on an assault rifle?!—and nearly all of them feel great to use.
We’re gonna need a lot of shotgun shells tonight, boys.
Microsoft is re-mastering the first Gears of War game for Xbox One. And while the other Gears games won’t be getting the same treatment, you will be able to play them on the company’s newest home console.
Epic Games are sending out emails letting people know that most of their forums have been taken offline after they were “compromised by a hacker”.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition is coming to PC. The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson announced a PC version of the game tonight during the PC Game Show at E3 2015. Fergusson could not comment on the chances of Gears 4 coming to PC as well at this time.
We’ve known there was a new Gears of War coming for a while now, and it’s Gears 4. The game is coming “holiday” 2016.
It’s now official: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is coming to Xbox One on August 25th. It’ll run at 1080p and 60fps, and there’ll be a one-week public multiplayer beta starting today.
UPDATE (7:12pm): Well now here’s an interesting addendum.
Today, a number of people across the country obtained access to a test build for “Gears of War” on the Xbox One, as shown in the screenshot above. Although we suspected it might be part of an as-of-yet-unannounced Gears collection including a number of games in the series, this may in fact just be a remaster of the…
Two hackers, one from the United States and one from Canada, have plead guilty to U.S. federal charges regarding an elaborate international scheme involving the infiltration of gaming companies Valve, Epic, and Zombie Studios as well as attempted sales of counterfeit Xbox One development kits well before the console…
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…
End of Line Design's custom Gears of War 360 controller is probably the only time (Silent Hill aside) it would be OK to put a bloody bandage on a controller.
Joey Spiotto's "Storytime" show is now online. His tribute to Little Golden Books includes covers based on Metal Gear, Army of Darkness, Tomb Raider, There Will Be Blood, and much more:
Francis is the closest thing to a hardcore gamer I have in my life. He's the kind of guy that bought a DualShock 4 controller on a lunch break before the PlayStation 4 had come out just so he could hold it. Buying the PS4 over the Xbox One was a calculated decision he can justify many, many times over.
Interesting words from the man who designed Gears of War: "The whole 'old guard,' where you get a Game Informer cover and an E3 reveal, is dead... I'll never make another disc-based game for the rest of my career, and [at E3] they're trying to woo buyers from Target and Walmart?"
Cliff Bleszinski, the creator of Gears of War, has some things to say about the sale of the series to Microsoft. No, he's not coming back to work on it. Will it ever go to PlayStation, though? "Safe to say that's not likely to happen."