Gears of War Series News


Kinect-enabled Gears of War RTS game footage sees the light of day

By Daniel Perez, Sep 11, 2014 4:00pm PDT

A video of the alpha build for Gears of War: Tactics was recently leaked showing the Kinect-controlled RTS in action.


Giving video game characters a gender-switching fem-flip

By Steven Wong, Jul 21, 2014 1:00pm PDT

The recent announcement that a woman will be taking up Thor’s hammer shook up the comic book community. With the recent female Thor announcement, and the San Diego Comic Con right around the corner, we started wondering which video game characters might ...


""It’s important to note she will trully be Thor - not She-Thor, Lady Thor, or Thorita." ..."

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Fate of new Gears of War dev's original game 'not yet determined'

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2014 3:00pm PST

Black Tusk Studios is now taking the lead on the Gears of War series, and Microsoft admits that means that the future of the original game it was working on has not yet been determined.


"Fergusson keeps changing jobs like people change shirts. That must be one interesting CV."

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Gears of War acquired by Microsoft, Gears vet joins Black Tusk to develop for Xbox One

By Steve Watts, Jan 27, 2014 7:45am PST

Microsoft Studios announced today that it has bought the rights to Gears of War from Epic, and recruited Gears alum Rod Fergusson to head up Black Tusk which will be taking on the first new effort.


"I wouldn't mind a Gears of War MP only experience. I agree with most of the sentiment on here ..."

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

By Steve Watts, Nov 27, 2013 7:30am PST

Xbox Live's "Games with Gold" program is offering Gears of War and Shoot Many Robots in December.


"Why? Prior to the PS4 requiring it for multiplayer, what did PS+ offer besides the free games ..."

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Gears of War ran its course on 360, says Microsoft

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2013 8:30am PDT

Gears of War ran its course on 360, but it could continue its life into the next generation if it got more expansive fiction and possibly a new studio, according to Microsoft's Phil Spencer.


"Well it has a rambling, meandering plot that consists primarily of Marcus Fenix working out his ..."

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Gears of War: Judgment 'Lost Relics' pack announced

By Steve Watts, May 16, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Gears of War: Judgment is getting another DLC pack. The "Lost Relics" pack is launching in June, and will include a new gametype, four new maps, and assorted weapon and armor skins.


Gears of War movie gets Battleship, Ted producer

By Steve Watts, Apr 30, 2013 8:00am PDT

The Gears of War movie adaptation has been taken up by producer Scott Stuber (Battleship, Ted). Stuber will reportedly be developing a script with Epic Games, and shopping the movie to studios.


"GoW material would be just as well served by being a SyFy Orignal production. No need to spend ..."

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Gears of War: Judgment 'Call to Arms' map pack announced

By Steve Watts, Apr 19, 2013 7:15am PDT

The next Gears of War: Judgment map pack is titled "Call to Arms." It will be coming April 23 for Season Pass holders, or April 30 for everyone else.


Analyst: Gears and God of War prequels 'significantly underperform'

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 16, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Two console-exclusive "of War" prequels released last month, as both Microsoft and Sony attempt to milk their biggest franchises one more time before the next generation begins. And sales are likely to fall short of both franchises' last numbered entries.


Gears of War: Judgment free 'Haven' DLC out today

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2013 6:30am PDT

Why delay the inevitable? A stay of execution means nothing when you know they're baying for your blood and will extract it from with blade and boot. So, Lancers sharpened, Epic Games has released the free 'Haven' DLC a few days earlier than planned. The pack brings back the...


Gears of War: Judgment 'Warzone' mode found playable on disc

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2013 11:00am PDT

Gears of War: Judgment has a bit of leftover code on the disc from prior Gears games, letting users access the Warzone multiplayer mode.


Gears of War: Judgment multiplayer review: class act

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 21, 2013 12:50pm PDT

Epic Games and People Can Fly have given the traditional Gears of War multiplayer formula somewhat of an overhaul. The result is something that feels familiar, yet fresh and enjoyable, even if there's a fresh stench of DLC in the air.


"The whole thing feels like a cash-in rather than a Gears game honestly."

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Gears of War: Judgment single-player review: weak prequel

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT

Judgment is a superfluous and unnecessary addition to the Gears franchise. It fails to live up to the standard set by the previous three games with some pesky AI issues, limited level design, and characters that don't resonate nearly as well as those from the previous games.


"So because you're a fanboy, you deem this review garbage? I actually thought that it was pretty ..."

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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.