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Next Gears of War Has To “Reignite Franchise,” Says Microsoft’s Phil Spencer

By Ishaan . February 20, 2014 . 9:30am

The next Gears of War game, currently in development for the Xbox One at Black Tusk studios, will take a while before it’s ready for release.

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Microsoft Acquires Gears of War Franchise From Epic

By Ishaan . January 27, 2014 . 6:33am

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired the Gears of War brand from Epic Games, who have been responsible for the development of the games.

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Instead Of Gears Of War, Japan Gets Halo Wars On Games With Gold

By Spencer . December 3, 2013 . 12:13am

Microsoft Japan made another Games With Gold switch. Instead of giving out Gears of War this month, Japan gets Halo Wars as a free game with an Xbox Live Gold membership.

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Gears of War And Shoot Many Robots Free On Xbox Live Gold In December

By Ishaan . November 27, 2013 . 12:33pm

Gears of War from Epic Games and Shoot Many Robots from Demiurge Studios will be available for free to Xbox Live Gold members in December.

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How Would Gears of War’s Bleszinski Design Resident Evil And Fatal Frame?

By Ishaan . May 12, 2012 . 4:30pm

Gears of War’s Cliff Bleszinski expresses his love for Japanese games and shares how he’d design some of them with multiplayer elements in mind.

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A Clear Look At The Lost Planet 2 x Gears of War Crossover

By Spencer . January 27, 2010 . 12:10am

Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago are taking a break from chainsawing Locusts to shoot some Akrid. The two stars of Gears of War are making a cameo appearance in Lost Planet 2.

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Gears of War 2 Getting Localized For Japan

By Spencer . December 22, 2008 . 12:23pm

Gears of War 2 banned in Japan? No way. Despite rumblings of being “indefinitely” not available Microsoft wouldn’t miss out on selling Gears of War 2 in Japan. As a niche title for a small console base Gears of War didn’t do bad in Japan. In the future Microsoft of Japan will release a properly […]

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The life of an Xbox 360 game developer in the eyes of Bollywood

By Spencer . September 3, 2008 . 12:30am

Bollywood, not Hollywood, recently launched a movie where the lead character is an Xbox 360 game developer. Bachna Ae Haseeno’s protagonist is responsible for key Xbox 360 exclusives, namely Halo 3 and Gears of War. But this isn’t a documentary about coding inside of a cubicle. Regardless of Raj Sharma’s occupation Bachna Ae Haseeno’s is […]

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If Batman had an Xbox 360 it might look like this

By Spencer . July 27, 2008 . 11:00pm

Microsoft had a Comic-Con booth with Galaga Legions on display and a handful of limited edition Xbox 360s to giveaway. Nobody got to take home the Dark Knight themed Xbox 360 consoles, though. These were in a glass case for eyes only. Lucky winners who stopped by and scanned their badges received Xbox 360s branded […]

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Liveblogging the Microsoft GDC keynote

By Spencer . February 20, 2008 . 10:25am

Just got in to the Microsoft keynote and I walked in the same tim as Reggie Fils-Aime. Nothing to report yet other than the photo. Check back for updates in a few minutes.   This morning 1,000,000,000 (one billion) Xbox Live achievements have been unlocked. Over $250 millions spent on online content.   @10:40 – […]

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Japan and ultraviolence, CERO Z games are catching on

By Spencer . December 7, 2007 . 11:56pm

  While many publishers shy from releasing CERO Z games, Microsoft embraced the AO equivalent as part of their strategy to breakthrough to Japan. And it’s starting to work. This photo is from Bic Camera in Shinjuku where a number of CERO Z games are sold out. I guess it makes sense that the Godfather […]

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CERO Z bundle pack coming to Japan

By Spencer . September 3, 2007 . 12:28pm

Microsoft is sticking with their strategy of pulling in adult gamers in Japan. Their next set of platinum collection budget releases has a double pack containing Gears of War and Dead Rising. Both of which are rated CERO Z (equivalent to AO) games. Other budget releases include Blue Dragon and Earth Defense Force X for […]

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Gears of War’s Hidden Fronts free this Monday

By Spencer . August 31, 2007 . 1:52pm

If you have been holding out on spending Microsoft Points to get the Gears of War Hidden Fronts map it’s going to be free starting Monday, September 3 @ 2:00AM PDT. The Hidden Fronts map pack includes:   Bullet Marsh In this Kryll-infested swamp, an old generator still powers the area lights. A few stray […]

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Four more Gears of War maps on Thursday

By Spencer . May 1, 2007 . 10:14am

On May 3, Microsoft is releasing another multiplayer map pack for Gears of Wars. The Hidden Fronts multiplayer map pack costs 800 Microsoft Points ($10) or about $2.50 per map, if you want to get the extra maps only. On Sept 3, 2007 Microsoft will release the bonus maps to everyone for free.   Bullet […]

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Screen Gallery: Gears of War’s Annex multiplayer mode

By Spencer . April 9, 2007 . 12:47pm

Following the announcement about the new Annex multiplayer mode coming in the Gears of War patch later today (4:00PM PDT) are some screenshots and a video of how Annex works.

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Gears of War update coming on April 9 adds a new multiplayer mode

By Spencer . April 9, 2007 . 12:14pm

  A new multiplayer mode called Annex is coming to Gears of War in the April 9 update where players have to take control of territory to win the match.   In Annex, gamers seize victory by keeping control over key map locations, or objectives, long enough to collect a winning number of points. Every […]

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