4:34 PM

Gears of War 4's latest update drops October 23 and adds two new maps and Xbox One X support. It adds Fuel Depot from the first Gears game as well as Lift Apex, an evolution of the existing Gears 4 map. It will also pave the way for the Halloween event later this month that includes new skins.

5:27 PM

Gears of War 4 gets a big Horde mode update today and the addition of Inconceivable and Ironman difficulty modes. More details here. Who’s keeping up with the game? Are you enjoying it? Are the updates what you’re looking for?

3:23 PM

Here’s the first 20 minutes of Gears of War 4's campaign. It’s got scripted action, roadie running, Lancers, grunting, and very detailed explosions. Looks like the Gears of yesteryear(s), but with more hardware muscle behind it. If that’s what you were hoping for, this video will probably make you pretty happy.

7:13 PM

BLOOD. GUNS. CHAINSAWS. RAP. This is the most Xbox Xbox commercial I’ve ever seen.

9:35 AM

Gears of War 4 is getting a beta next month. It’ll start on April 18 for those of you who bought the Gears of War Ultimate Edition; for other Xbox Live members, it’ll go live on April 25. More details over on the Xbox Wire.