Epic Games News


Gears of War: Judgment to feature rotating 'Reaper' player

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2013 10:30am PDT

Gears of War: Judgment will feature a special "Reaper" character, playable by one player per week who will be hand-picked based on his or her contributions to the community.


Former Epic president Mike Capps exits company fully

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2013 12:30pm PST

Former Epic Games president Mike Capps has broken from Epic Games completely, a change of course from the previous announcement that his stepping down would transition to a board of directors role.


"It's obvious that Rein is running the show at Epic, but in the past year, their agenda has ..."

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Gears of War: Judgment mini-campaign Aftermath connects to Gears 3

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 04, 2013 8:45am PST

Gears of War: Judgment packs an unlockable mini-campaign which ties into the end of Gears of War 3, Microsoft revealed during a Gears of War livestream event thing over the weekend. 'Aftermath' is unlocked by completing the main campaign particularly skilfully and stylishly,...


"Sounds like it will be a pain in the @$$ to unlock it, if you're a casual player... =["

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Gears of War: Judgment getting DLC Season Pass, Maxim sponsored content

By Steve Watts, Feb 26, 2013 1:45pm PST

Gears of War: Judgment will offer a Season Pass that includes six maps, two modes, and an permanent double XP bonus, among other goodies. Plus, Maxim is sponsoring a map and mode to be made available on April 2.


Gears of War: Judgment pre-order gets GoW2/GoW3 at Walmart

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 2:30pm PST

Gears of War: Judgment will come with a copy of Gears of War 2 or 3 as a pre-order bonus at Walmart.


Infinity Blade: Dungeons 'on hold,' Impossible Studios being closed

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 08, 2013 11:23am PST

Infinity Blade: Dungeons, the third game in Epic's popular iOS franchise, is being put "on hold," as its developer--Impossible Studios, made up of former Big Huge Games devs--is being closed.


"No this is the studio formally known as Big Huge Games who was part of the 38 Studios collapse."

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Epic releases 'Epic Citadel' for Android

By Steve Watts, Jan 29, 2013 11:45am PST

Epic has released its free 'Epic Citadel' app for Android devices, letting users show off the visuals and use a benchmarking mode to track frames per second and resolution.


"43.3 FPS on my HTC Amaze 4G (960x540). High Performance. Looks pretty good!"

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Gears of War: Judgment getting multiplayer demo

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 28, 2013 7:30am PST

A multiplayer demo for Gears of War: Judgment will launch alongside the Xbox 360 exclusive on March 19, Microsoft announced today, showcasing its new class-based competitive 'OverRun' mode. Pre-ordering from GameStop will net you a few days' early access to the demo, with pr...


Gears of War: Judgment includes original Gears download

By Steve Watts, Jan 22, 2013 8:15am PST

The initial run of Gears of War: Judgment will come with a download code for the original Gears of War on the Xbox 360's "Games on Demand" service.


"This is a cool bonus. I still find GoW1's multiplayer the most enjoyable. "

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Gears of War: Judgment aiming for a lighter, more 'fun' tone

By Steve Watts, Dec 17, 2012 11:15am PST

The writers of Gears of War: Judgment talk about how they're trying to make a lighter tone for this game than the previous titles.


"Don't forget that Tanya "You Scared The Dick Off Me!" Jessen is still at Epic (though the most ..."

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Making new Gears of War 'refreshing' after departure of former Epic leads

By Steve Watts, Dec 14, 2012 1:00pm PST

Gears of War: Judgment producer Alan Van Slyke and lead level designer Jim Brown talk about the future of the Gears franchise, as it moves away from Cliff Bleszinski and Rod Fergusson.


"Man I'm sure sweeny has replacements lined up for his retirement."

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Cliff Bleszinski says new studio is 'a matter of when and with who'

By Steve Watts, Dec 13, 2012 9:00am PST

Former Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski has opened up about his plans to start a new studio and wanting to be known for more than just the "chainsaw gun."


"I think its got more to do with being stuck developing the same franchise for 10 years or so. ..."

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Interview: How People Can Fly is shaking up Gears of War's multiplayer

By Steve Watts, Dec 12, 2012 1:15pm PST

We talk with senior producer Chris Wynn about the new OverRun and Free-for-All multiplayer modes, and how the community might impact DLC plans.


Gears of War: Judgment preview: back to the beginning

By Steve Watts, Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST

A hands-on look at the single-player campaign of Gears of War: Judgment.


Gears of War: Judgment multiplayer preview: fulfilling requests

By Steve Watts, Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST

A hands-on preview of the two new multiplayer modes in Gears of War: Judgment, titled "OverRun" and "Free-for-All."