Gears of War

PC, XB360 / Action / Release: Nov 6, 2007 / ESRB: M


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Xbox Games with Gold adding Gears of War and Shoot Many Robots

Xbox Games with Gold adding Gears of War and Shoot Many Robots

Microsoft has announced its next two "Games with Gold" offerings for December. The month will net you the muscle-bound shooty game Gears of War and the arcade-styled also-shooty game Shoot Many Robots. Grubs and robots are just not going to have a good December.

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Gears of War movie still being shopped to studios

Gears of War movie still being shopped to studios

It's been years since we've heard much about the Gears of War film adaptation. We last heard an update in 2010, when the movie was said to be scaled back from its original, more ambitious scope. That seemed to put it on a downward trajectory, and given the silence about it we had assumed it was lost in limbo. But apparently the latest script is still being shopped around to studios.

Read more: Collateral scribe pens new script »

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Report: Gears of War Movie Scaled Back; Budget Cut

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The LA Times is reporting that the Gears of War movie, based on the hit game from Epic and Microsoft, is being scaled back in both scope and budget.

Citing sources within New Line, the LA Times says that work on the project "has really slowed down." The director, Lee Wiseman ("Live Free or Die Hard", "Underworld"), is also moving on to another project. Read more »

"Rather not bring it than destroying yet another lovely Franchise. But thats what they can do ..."
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Gears of War Stars Cameo in Lost Planet 2

With Capcom having teased some sort of collaboration with Microsoft, and Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski having teased "kick ass news soon," Capcom has announced that its Xbox 360 release of Lost Planet 2 will sport Gears of War cameos.

Specifically, the two stars of Epic and Microsoft's Xbox 360-centric Gears franchise--Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago--will be playable characters in Lost Planet 2's multiplayer mode, as reported by andriasang and glimpsed in the below trailer: Read more »

"This is sad and pathetic. I remember when epic was cool, that was a long time ago back in the ..."
- Blazer1982    See all 15 comments

Gears of War Writer Says Epic Has '10-Year Plan,' Suggests Single-player GoW2 DLC

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During a panel at this year's New York Comic Con, Gears of War 2 writer Josh Ortega revealed that developer Epic has "a ten-year plan" for the action-centric franchise.

"Gears is long-term. The lancer is the new lightsaber," he added, according to IGN. The statements came in response to a question about a potential prequel. Read more »

"Not as clumsy or random as a flak cannon. An elegant weapon, from a more civilized age."
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Gears of War PC Patch Restores Playability

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Now available on FileShack is a patch that restores playability to Gears of War PC.

The 6.29 MB download resolves an issue with the game's digital certificate, which expired on January 28 and prevented players from booting the game thereafter.

"The online cheat detection features in Gears of War for Windows are based on digital signatures. Well, we made an embarrassing mistake: we signed the executable with a certificate that expired in a way that broke the game," Epic VP Mark Rein had explained.

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"Restores playability?. You mean that it works now, right?. Fixing playability is a completely ..."
- paketep    See all 11 comments

Epic Explains Gears of War PC Shutdown Snafu

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Following an expired digital certificate that rendered the PC release of Gears of War unplayable after January 28, developer Epic has explained exactly what happened.

"The online cheat detection features in Gears of War for Windows are based on digital signatures. Well, we made an embarrassing mistake: we signed the executable with a certificate that expired in a way that broke the game," Epic VP Mark Rein told IGN. Read more »

"So how about the UT3 demo, which is just as unplayable without turning the clock back? Are they ..."
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Y2K9 Bug Strikes: Gears of War PC Disabled by Date

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Many users are reporting that the PC version of Gears of War was entirely disabled yesterday when the game's digital certificate expired.

The expiration date on the certificate was apparently set for yesterday, January 28. When the date switched over, the game became unplayable. Read more »

"I'm usually vocal about DRM etc., but this isn't a big deal, everything these days is digitally ..."
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Gears of War Screenwriter Talks Movie, Aims For 'Gritty and Real'

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Talking to MTV News, Chris Morgan has revealed a few tidbits about his Gears of War movie screenplay.

The movie, to be directed by Underworld and Die Hard 4 director Ken Wiseman, will center around the characters of Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago, and will detail "Emergence Day" - the initial alien invasion. Read more »

"Movies based on Video Games make me want to stab producers and developers."
- VictoriouSecret    See all 19 comments

Legendary Pictures Negotiating Epic Games Purchase? (Updated)

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Update: When contacted by Shacknews, Epic Games VP Mark Rein called the Variety report that Legendary Pictures is in talks to acquire Epic "just another rumor."

Original story:

Film production company Legendary Pictures--co-producer of the upcoming Gears of War movie adaptation--is currently in talks to buy Gears developer Epic Games, according to Variety. Read more »

"The first? What about Time Warner acquiring Monolith, or Vivendi-Universal acquiring Sierra? "
- Nobody Good    See all 25 comments

Gears of War Movie Gets Funding

The feature film adaptation of Epic's cover-heavy action series Gears of War has gained the financial support of Legendary Pictures, Variety has revealed.

Legendary will now co-finance and co-produce the project alongside New Line Cinema, which secured the rights for the adaptation in 2007. It marks the latest game-related project for Legendary, which is also involved with Blizzard's Warcraft and Diablo flicks. Read more »

"Why can't somebody make a *good* Starship Troopers sequel instead of this?"
- LemonJoose    See all 24 comments

Gears of War Movie Helmed by Die Hard 4 Director

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The upcoming feature film adaptation of Epic Games' shooter Gears of War (PC, 360) will be directed by Len Wiseman, according to Variety.

A relative newcomer to filmmaking, Wiseman's directorial portfolio includes Live Free or Die Hard, as well as the 2003 vampire flick Underworld and its 2006 sequel, Underworld Evolution. Producer Wyck Godfrey recently stated that the film is expected to release in 2010. Read more »

"has there been a very good game->film yet? i can never remember."
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Company to Produce Wearable Gears of War Armor, Weapon Replicas

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It was announced today that TriForce Sales has acquired the license from Epic Games to produce Gears of War 1:1 scale armor and weapon replicas.

Among the offerings are full-size and wearable C.O.G. armor, a C.O.G. helmet and the Lancer Assault Rifle, based on images of the designs from the game. The replica armor and weapons were created in a partnership with sculptor Sid Garrand of Nightmare Armor Studios. Read more »

"So Mr. Bleszinski has dropped the "CliffyB" moniker to focus on serious adult projects like cosplay?"
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Epic Games and DC Plan Gears of War Comic Book

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DC Comics announced today that it will team with developer Epic Games to publish a comic book series based on Gears of War (PC, X360), slated to debut in October on the DC-owned Wildstorm imprint.

Wildstorm has previously published several comic book series based on game properties, including Capcom's Resident Evil and Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft.

"We are thrilled to be working with DC Comics to further bring to life the Gears of War universe," said Epic Games president Michael Capps. "A lot of our developers are huge comic fans, and have loved the personas and chronicles unique to DC Comics since childhood." Read more »

"err... why? This sound just as interesting as Super Mario: The Movie.."
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Gears of War Movie Expected in 2010

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Allaying fears of bugdet-related holdups, producer Wyck Godfrey expects Gears of War feature film to release in the summer of 2010.

"We'll hopefully make [Gears of War] early next year for the summer of 2010," Godfrey told

"We've got our script on and a director we're about to attach." Read more »

"Dear Hollywood, Please to not produce Gears of War Movie, but rather invest those ..."
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