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Digital FoundryGears of War 3 vs Gears of War 2 Video Effects

You'll be amazed how much better the new game looks.

FeatureEpic's Mark Rein

On Unreal Engine 3, Natal, Cliff Bleszinski and more.

Key events

The Gears of War movie is back on

Can't stop the Cole Train.

Games with Gold adds Hand of Fate and Styx in February

Also Sacred Citadel and Gears of War 2 with backwards compatibility.

Microsoft to take its time with Xbox One Gears of War

New game must "reignite franchise", Spencer says.

Bleszinski: "I'll never make another disc-based game"

"My wife and I are totally hooked on Rust right now."

Epic sells Gears of War to Microsoft

UPDATE: CliffyB won't be working on the next Gears... at all.

Microsoft's Phil Spencer ponders future of Gears of War

"Maybe take it more gritty, I don't know..."

Halo and Gears of War writer joins Amazon Games Studios

"I wouldn't be there unless something cool was brewing."

Epic Games president Mike Capps retires

Transitions into an advisory role.

Gears of War movie interest renewed

But will it go anywhere?

Cliff Bleszinski on mixing Unreal with Skyrim to make "SciFi-Rim" and more

Plus: "Mark my words, VR is coming back in a BIG way."

Infinity Blade is Epic's most profitable franchise ever

"In terms of man years invested versus revenue."

Bulletstorm developer working on new Gears of War

Polish studio People Can Fly step up.

Cliffy B: Japan game devs must not ignore multiplayer

"The fact Vanquish didn't have multiplayer was a crime."

Dead Space dev backpedals on Gears of War criticism

EA pulls "worst writing in games" blog post.

Bulletstorm dev making Gears prequel trilogy - rumour

People Can Fly to head up next Gears of War games.

Upcoming Xbox Live schedule detailed

Bulletstorm, Gears of War deals incoming.

Bleszinski signals more Gears of War

"Dumb not to do another" if sales are high.

Epic: "we will never be a publisher"

Will make games "for the foreseeable".

Digital FoundryGears of War 3 vs Gears of War 2 Video Effects

You'll be amazed how much better the new game looks.

We take Gears 3's visuals "for granted"

Epic: "Your memory is far better than reality."

Epic up for a Gears of War Facebook game

"From a theory perspective, absolutely."

Epic reveals its next-generation vision

"And it's ready today."

Final Gears of War 3 release date

Marcus in the diary.

Gears of War Kinect an "on-rails shooter"

Reuses parts of Gears of War 2.

Cheap Gears of War Triple Pack revealed

UPDATE: It's a US-only offer.

Not many downloaded free Gears 2 DLC

Less than 30 per cent redeemed code.

Gears reveal "not what you're expecting"

New gameplay set for Video Game Awards.

Kinect Gears game in the works – report

Cliffy B: No Kinect in Gears of War 3.

iPhone Gears of War possible "in 2 years"

Epic taking Apple's device very seriously.

Huge XP boost for Gears 2 this weekend

Blur gets in on the act too.

Gears 2 patch adds Social Matches

Can be joined mid-game.

First Gears of War 3 details emerge?

Underwater levels! Mech suits! Explosives!

Gears of War movie being "scaled back"?

Wiseman no longer directing, says report.

E3 will be "really exciting" for Epic fans

But no new games coming out in 2010.

Epic "can do what we want" with Gears

Rein out it owns IP, not Microsoft.

Unreal Engine 4 needs lots of processors

Rein talks "massively multi-core" systems.

Gears of War 2 Valentine's Day event

Friends with benefits.

Gears characters playable in Lost Planet 2

Fenix and Santiago already signed up.

Gears movie to be like Cloverfield

That's the plan, says producer.

Next Gears may be on next-gen consoles

Mike Capps clarifies TGS comments.

Special edition Gears 2, Fable II coming

Get each game plus DLC for under 40 quid.

Gears 2: Dark Corners double XP week

Happening now. Devs playing tomorrow.

FeatureEpic's Mark Rein

On Unreal Engine 3, Natal, Cliff Bleszinski and more.

Bleszinski on Dark Corners SP and Natal

Locust homeworld? Also: Gears film update.

Bleszinski explains "bald space marines"

The tech is good at armour, not hair.

Double XP weekend for Gears of War 2

With Title Update 4 to hit beforehand.

Gears 2 expansion gets price cut

Dark Corners now three quid less.

E3: Epic has "something new to announce"

Rein has been busy in preparation.

Epic expects photo-realism in a decade

Boss Tim Sweeney says it's "inevitable".

Double XP weekend in Gears of War 2

Starts now. Ends Monday.

The Rock to play Fenix in Gears film?

"There's a genuine actor," says screenwriter.

New Gears 2 DLC expands campaign

Plus seven new MP maps. 1600 MSP.

Gears film "looking incredibly good"

Writer says budget "has to be huge".

Gears 2 cheaters' Gamerscores wiped

Infinity Ward tackling COD fraudsters too.

Left 4 Dead Survival Pack dated

Gears 2 and Halo 3 packs dated/priced.

Huge Gears 2 patch, map pack soon

Experience system, Achievements, more.

Gears of War 2

Title Update 3 and the Snowblind Map Pack. Good name for a band, that.

Epic has no 10-year Gears plan - Rein

But VP appreciates enthusiasm.

Epic reveals 10-year plan for Gears

Series will go on and on and on and Ariston.

Epic adding XP/levels to Gears 2

Title Update 3 bringing bots, too.

Wiseman wants to film Gears trilogy

"A harder edged Lord of the Rings."

Gears of War 2 update goes Live

Online multiplayer the syllabus.

New Gears 2 Achievements revealed

But Epic still to lock patch date down.

Gears 2 Flashback Pack on sale for all

Presumably for second-hand buyers.

Gears 2 to be updated this month

Fixes, tweaks, achievements.

Epic releases Gears 2 map pack

800 MSP for three maps.

Gears 2 tops US chart for November

COD and Wii titles also doing well.

Gears of War 3 rumours "total nonsense"

So says Epic's Mark Rein.

Gears of War 2 sales hit 3 million mark

Sequel selling faster than the original.

Gears 2 multiplayer patched

Long matchmaking delays eased.

Gears 2 matchmaking fix "top priority"

Epic hopes to have a solution soon.

Gears 2 sells 2 million in opening weekend

Gamers notch up 15 million hours of play.

Romance is "f***ing hard" - Bleszinski

And women like Gears, he says.

Gears 2 top UK chart, LBP in fourth

Also slow start for MotorStorm, EndWar.

Gears of War 2 London launch photos

That's Liam Sharp who does the comic.

Xbox 360 winning online battle, says Epic

Bossman sings Microsoft's praises.

Gears of War 2

Going underground.

Gears of War 2 review at 2pm GMT

Epic heart-in-mouth time.

Gears 2 midnight launches detailed

LA event much better than London one.

GameStation offers gold Gears 2 gun

Pre-order deal costs 130 quid.

Devs nervous about casual - Bleszinski

"I think that's a dumb response."

Gears 1 maps to be DLC for Gears 2

Buy the sequel and get them for free.

Bleszinski: "Internet facilitates dickishness"

But Gears boss won't 'do a Dyack'.

Gears of War 2

See Act 1 of Cliff's badass sequel.

Gears of War 2

The next day of the Locust.

Xbox 360 nearing limits of capability - Epic

Plus: Gears 2 further along than expected.

Bleszinski rules out Gears 2 for PC

"We're not going to do a PC version."

Gears 2 bonus content revealed

There's more than two hours of it.

Gears gun replica selling "like hot cakes"

Plastic Lancer shakes and roars.

Gears of War 1 to unlock Gears 2 content

Achievements equal skins by the look of it.

Gears film gets Legendary boost

Hollywood studios splitting the bill.

Gears of War books on the way

"Anya. Berserker. Satellite?"

Cliff Bleszinski: Avatars are Miis

But he likes them and the dash revamp.

Gears of War 2

Cliff Bleszinski talks us through campaign, competitive and Horde.

Epic not doing a Gears of War 2 demo

Bleszinski would rather get game done.

Gears of War 2 release date revealed?

Potential hint appears on website.

Rein: Wii is "just not our medium"

Epic wants to push high-end technology.

Gears 2 multiplayer details revealed

Four modes explained.

No online host advantage in Gears 2

And cover's near perfect, says Bleszinski.

FeatureMicrosoft's Kudo Tsunoda

Talks Gears of War 2.

Die Hard director to do Gears film

Rein confident in his abilities.

Gears 2 leads Microsoft E3 charge

Plus Halo Wars finally on show.

UTIII disc to feature Gears 2 video?

Just like Mark Rein hinted.

Cole Train hints at Gears 2 date

"Yeah! Woo! Bring it on, sucker!"

Gears of War 2 multiplayer detailed

Ten players, new weapons, new features.

New Gears 2 multiplayer details emerge

Numbers, weapons, moves, modes.

Squad ordering dropped for Gears 2

But are more characters playable now?

Gears 2 can beat Resistance 2 - Kim

It did it the first time around, he says.

Gears 2 story will be "much better" - Tsunoda

First game's wasn't as "robust".

Gears 2 to have "best cover system ever"

So says Cliff Bleszinski.

"We never announced a trilogy" - CliffyB

But another sequel's quite possible.

FeatureCliff Bleszinski and Kudo Tsunoda

Gears' designer and MS' games biz manager in text and on video, with gameplay footage.

FeatureGears of War 2

And we are not dead yet.

Gears of War 2

From the Microsoft E3 conference demo.

Gears of War 2 keynote at GC 2008

Epic to talk progress in Leipzig.

No demo for Gears of War 2

But what about that comic?

Gears of War comic in October

Plot: "big guns and monsters".

Gears 2 teaser on UT 360 disc?

Mark Rein suggests so.

Gears criticised for stereotyping

Cole said to "reinforce casual racism".

Unreal Engine 4 "years away", says Rein

It'll be for the next generation.

Masses of Gears of War 2 details

Drop-in co-op, new chars and enemies, more.

Rein unsure of Gears 2 Comic Con reveal

He's not heard anything.

Gears of War 2 at Comic Con this month

Epic leading special gamer summit.

Gears of War film coming in 2010

Script and director almost sorted.

Consoles have outpaced PC, says Epic man

Many computers too expensive, fancy.

CliffyB likes PC gaming again

It's his "heritage".

Gears 2 actor teases details

Brumak fight, new kit and people.

Epic wants Gears of War feedback

Who's your favourite Delta squaddie?

FeatureEpic Games' Mark Rein

On Gears of War 2 (well, we tried), Unreal Engine and PC gaming.

Resistance 2 is Sony's answer to Gears 2

So says VP of product marketing.

Cliffy B talks up Gears of War 2 story

"Even more interesting narrative set-up."

Unreal Engine demos not from Gears 2

But Gears 2 is likely to use those features.

Gears of War 2 is official

November 2008. "More badass".

Epic focusing on console titles

PC gaming in "disarray", says Cliffy B

Gears getting GM is "normal" - Rein

Tsunoda just replacing the old one.

MS confirms Gears manager appointment

Tsunoda in charge of game's business.

Rein rubbishes Gears of War 2 reports

"It is complete nonsense."

Gears of War 2 on magazine cover

But quite low-key. What's going on?

Gears book gets name

Pendulum Wars. Or Jim.

FeatureGC: Epic Games' Mark Rein

On UT, Gears PC, the Gears film and Unreal Engine 3.