The Gears of War movie is still trundling forward and it's even secured a screenwriter.
UPDATE: Gears of War creator Clifford Bleszinski has confirmed that he will not be working on the next Gears game in any capacity.
"I'm not going to move to Vancouver and work on it," Bleszinski said on his Clifford Unchained blog. "I'm not going to consult on it."
This isn't so say that he's bitter about the change. In fact, he's looking forward to this new take on the series given how well Microsoft handled the Halo property after giving it to newcomers 343. "343 knocked it out of the park with Halo and I think Black Tusk will do a fantastic job with Gears," Bleszinski stated.
Doors open in the video games industry for someone like Cliff Bleszinski. He's famous in these parts. He left Epic Games in October and got away from it all, put some trunks on, went on holiday and spent time with his wife. Now he's had his break, what does he plan to do?
Cliff Bleszinski came across very well in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit at the weekend.
Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney is to be the newest member of the notable AIAS (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences) Hall of Fame.
What are the chances of Gears of War coming to PS3? It's a round number, according to creative director Cliff Bleszinski.
Epic Games is in theory up for following in BioWare and Ubisoft's footsteps with the release of a Facebook game designed to tie-in with a triple-A game.
UPDATE: Epic Games has confirmed that the Gears of War Triple Pack is currently a US-only release.
Some form of Gears of War-related Kinect game will be revealed during next month's Video Game Awards show, according to a report.
Cliff Bleszinksi has explained that the Gears of War screenplay needed rethinking because it was too expensive, rated R and "contained no love story".
The game may not have been officially announced yet, but the first details of Gears of War 3 appeared to have popped up on the internet.
Edge Online quotes a "US publishing source" as saying the cover system is getting an overhaul for the third instalment. Expect to face new enemies with tentacles which can reach you even when taking cover.
Good job you'll have explosives which can be sent underground to attack enemy cover spots, then. Mech suits which provide serious protection and increased firepower are also promised. Word is all these elements will feature in both single-player and multiplayer modes.
The Gears of War movie adaptation may not turn out to be the big blockbuster that was planned, according to the LA Times.
Mark Rein has said that Epic Games is free to do what it likes with Gears of War.
Epic Games' Mark Rein has explained that Unreal Engine 4 simply would not work on the current flock of machines.
A couple of familiar faces from the Gears of War series are set to star in the next Lost Planet game.
Gears of War film producer Wyck Godfrey wants to be like JJ Abrams and create a Cloverfield-like story about survival in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophic event. He could even use big dinosaur monsters if he wanted: they're canon.
Update: Epic Games president Michael Capps claims he misspoke during a Q&A session at the Tokyo Game Show today when he said, "If there were a next Gears of War, that will be for the next console generation, whenever that is."
Epic is celebrating the launch of the Dark Corners expansion for Gears of War 2 by running a double XP week.
Never mind Gears of War 3, says Marky R, Epic is still working on Gears of War 2. And how. There have been three multiplayer map packs, and three title updates that rebalanced the game, not to mention a few weekend events that introduced custom playlists, like ticker-packed Horde sessions to celebrate Independence Day. Although we tend to forget about that one over here.
Cliff Bleszinski may be the face of Epic Games but Mark Rein is the voice. No tight jeans, diamond earrings or chainsaw-waving japes for him - just a wardrobe full of polo shirts and a great big bundle of opinions.
Microsoft accidentally uploaded the forthcoming Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection to Xbox Live Marketplace late last week for half its planned cost.
Microsoft and Epic have cut the price of Gears of War 2 expansion Dark Corners to 1200 Microsoft Points (GBP 10.20 / EUR 14.40).
Furthermore, the pair have decided to offer the All Fronts Collection - which bundles Dark Corners plus Flashback, Combustible and Snowblind map packs for GBP 14.99 / EUR 19.99 - as a digital download from Xbox Live Marketplace as well as in shops.
That's according to Epic's Rod Fergusson, who told IGN that lowering the price because of community feedback "felt like the right thing to do".
Mark Rein has told Eurogamer that Epic Games has "something new to announce at E3".
"Yes we will have something new to announce at E3," said Rein, before apologising that he couldn't say anything more until the event. "And I'm looking forward to seeing the show back to its former glory."
Epic Games is currently working on Gears of War 2 expansion Dark Corners, which will be released worldwide on 28th July.
Microsoft and Epic have announced the Gears of War 2 "Dark Corners" expansion pack, which will be sold through Xbox Live and as part of a new DLC bundle-in-a-box called the All Fronts Collection.