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Gears of War 2: CliffyB Presents the Third Chapter

Earlier today at the Microsoft Spring Showcase in San Francisco, I got a chance to check out an entire early level of Gears of War 2. The shorthand? It's Gears, but louder.

First the setup, courtesy series creator Cliff "Cliffy B" Bleszinski: "It's six months after the events of Gears 1, and the Locusts have actually returned. We're right at the onset of winter, it's the last day of fall as we open the game. Basically the Locusts have returned with a force that's capable of sinking entire cities." Read more »

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MS Spring Showcase Coverage

As evidenced by our countless posts, a ton of stuff was shown at Microsoft's Spring Showcase. It's a lot to take in, we understand.

Thus, we present the entirety of our continuing coverage in one easy-to-ready page. Check it all out below, and don't forget to scope out the truly insane amount of new screenshots and trailers that follow. Read more »

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Top Games

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Resistance 3
  3. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  4. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  5. DayZ
  6. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  7. Hearts of Iron IV
  8. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  9. Frozen Synapse
  10. Trials Fusion

Most Anticipated

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  3. DayZ
  4. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  5. Hearts of Iron IV
  6. Batman: Arkham Knight
  7. Survarium
  8. Kerbal Space Program
  9. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  10. Frozen Endzone

Top Rentals

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Beyond: Two Souls
  3. Batman: Arkham Origins
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  6. Battlefield 4
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Diablo III
  9. Madden NFL 25
  10. The Last of Us