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.
Title Update 4 will be rolled out today for Gears of War 3.
Epic Games announced the roll-out time as 2am PT (9am GMT) on its website. So it should be out. Can you see it?
Sega classic Sonic CD will be available to download from tomorrow on Xbox Live Arcade for the pocket money price of 400 Points, Microsoft has announced.
Sonic joins the previously PS3-exclusive Joe Danger, the diminutive racer whose Special Edition for XBLA includes extra gameplay modes and characters.
Fairy tale puzzle-platformer Trine 2 then rounds out the year's XBLA releases on 21st December.
Gears of War 3 Season Pass owners are currently unable to get the Raam's Shadow DLC for free - as they should.
If Epic makes another game in the Gears of War franchise - highly likely give its success - the developer will make sure it feels "fresh and new".
Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney is to be the newest member of the notable AIAS (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences) Hall of Fame.