Whatever your stance on the humble moustache, mutton chops, beard or goatee, facial hair can be found growing with reckless abandon on a number of gaming's most memorable protagonists (and a few forgettable ones to boot). Once you delve a bit deeper, however, a pattern starts to emerge from among the bristles; facial hair is, basically, game developer shorthand for emotional development.
Charting your favourite weaponry.
End of trilogy set in stone.
A spoiler-free chunk of the first act.
Phenomenal lighting and VFX work demonstrated.
Gears 3's TriOviz implementation tested.
Gears story told explosively.
The bloody story so far.
Gears gang have a heart-to-heart.
Gears of War Xbox model spotted.
Campaign mode busted open.
Cog of War.
E3 trailer shows meaty boss fight.
Full reveal after Champions League final.
A workshop reveal documentary.
You'll be amazed how much better the new game looks.
Cliffy B counts down to the game's beta.
Raw and bloody beta gameplay.
On story, pacing, DLC, Kinect, iPad and the press.
Marcus' last stand?