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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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Global Gears of War tournament begins in April

By Spencer . March 29, 2007 . 1:55pm

  Mastered the Torque bow? Then sign up for the Gears of War tournament, which will run from April 9 – May 6. There are lots of prizes to be won like a trip to two Prague where you get to play in the Gears of War finals and free passes plus travel to the […]

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Watch: More Japanese Gears of War viral videos

By Spencer . March 29, 2007 . 11:23am

Did you catch Microsoft’s Gears of War viral marketing campaign videos yesterday? The first one has a decent scare, but the rest of them are pretty funny. In this video Yunnie does Para Para with the monster who remains underneath her bed because it’s shy.   [youtube]ATlZ3rkiza4[/youtube]    Later the monster gives her a massage […]

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Watch: How Microsoft promotes Gears of War in Japan

By Spencer . March 28, 2007 . 10:22am

All hope isn’t lost for action games with guns in Japan. Acclaimed creator of Final Fantasy and now Blue Dragon, Sakguchi-san, said he is a fan of Gears of War. Also you Microsoft spent extra time to polish Epic’s game up with Japanese voiceovers and promote it with an interesting set of viral videos. To […]

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Buy.com’s OC LAN party

By Spencer . February 27, 2007 . 8:36am

From March 30-April 1st the Hyatt Regency in Anaheim is going to be the home of a BYOC (bring your own computer) LAN party sponsored by Buy.com. At the event players can enter tournaments for the following games for $25 per person. Here are what games players can enter tournaments for:   Counter-Strike 1.6 Gears […]

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Watch: Language of War, Gears of War in Japanese

By Spencer . January 21, 2007 . 4:53pm

In the USA we’re lucky enough to get games localized in English. Japan isn’t always as fortunate to get games in their language. At times subtitles are slapped over English voice acting and a game is thrown on a shelf. Microsoft made sure that didn’t happen with Gears of War, they have a whole new […]

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How to promote Gears of War in Japan (hint: models)

By Spencer . January 15, 2007 . 11:55am

At Microsoft’s CERO Z Game for Adults fiesta they premiered Gears of War, Riot Act (Crackdown), the Godfather and Vampire Rain to the public. Gamers over 18 could come to the event and try out the games at game stations. While this isn’t an official party for Gears of War, the CERO Z fest is […]

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2006 holiday season’s big seller: the Xbox 360

By Spencer . January 11, 2007 . 6:09pm

Data straight from the NPD revealed that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the top selling “next-generation” console in the United States this past holiday season. The 360 outsold the Wii and Playstation 3 combined in December. It also outsold all other next generation consoles in November and December. The increase in sales led to a 51% […]

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Watch: Introducing the two new maps in Gears of War

By Spencer . January 10, 2007 . 12:01pm

The two new maps “Raven Down” and “the Museum” are available now on Xbox Live. Before you log in and play watch this clip with Cliffy B talking about the two new maps. He gives some basic strategies and talks about the setting of each of them.

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Microsoft throws a CERO Z game fest

By Spencer . December 29, 2006 . 8:52am

  Typically the CERO Z (equivalent to the AO ESRB rating) has been taboo, but instead of shunning it Microsoft is celebrating it. On January 12 in Akihabara’s UDX 3D Theater Microsoft is having an Adult Games Fiesta. At the event are six CERO Z games: Gears of War, Vampire Rain, The Godfather, Riot Act […]

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Gears of War sells two million copies

By Spencer . December 15, 2006 . 7:13am

In only six weeks Gears of War managed to sell two million copies worldwide. That makes Gears the fastest selling Xbox exclusive game of all time. Besides making money on software sales Gears of War has increased the number of people who signed on to Xbox Live. Since the game’s launch paid registrations per day […]

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No Gears of War for Windows?

By Spencer . November 22, 2006 . 7:28am

After an image from PC Gamer popped up with Gears of War box art and the Games For Windows bar over the box speculation begun that Gears was going to be a PC game. Gamerscoreblog explains that’s not exactly the case.   “Here’s what happened: These images were created using draft templates for the Games […]

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Glitches of War

By Spencer . November 13, 2006 . 9:07am

No game is perfect and Gears of War is no exception. Since the game appeared on store shelves last week glitches have been popping up on YouTube. One glitch makes pieces of the world disappear and reappear. Other glitches found in the game include a bug that grants unlimited ammunition and a problem with the […]

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Second thoughts on Gears of War

By Louise . October 27, 2006 . 10:45am

  Maybe its hype is so great that it can never live up to it, but I felt that Gears of War was underwhelming. It was visually gorgeous, but it looked about the same as Half-Life 2 on max settings, only dirtier and grittier. One chapter in the single player campaign reminded me of the […]

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Celebs at the Gears of War party

By Spencer . October 26, 2006 . 3:39pm

Something we missed out on seeing were the celebrities attending the party earlier that night. Apparently Lindsay Lohan, Kevin Federman and Jonathan Davis from Korn were around. We have some celeb pictures, Gamerscoreblog has a bunch more. Who wouldn’t want to see a deathmatch between Lindsay Lohan and Cliffy B?