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.

Youā€™ll want to scroll through Bleszinskiā€™s Twitter account to read everything he sent out, but I pulled some of the most interesting bits and compiled them below.

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