The Gears of War movie is still trundling forward and it's even secured a screenwriter.
Remember when Epic Games flew the Xbox 360 flag with Gears of War? Those were the days. Now we get Paragon (open beta), a not-bad MOBA; Fortnite (alpha), a base-building survival game in development for six years now; and a new, somewhat openly developed Unreal Tournament (pre-alpha).
Oh, and one other game, just announced: Battle Breakers. A turn-based tactical role-playing game for mobiles and PC, with cross-platform play.
Battle Breakers looks like typical mobile fare, with your team's heroes stood on hex grids on your side, facing off against enemies standing on hex grids on their side. There's an anime style and tone to the whole thing, with loud noises and flashy abilities. Do I sound old yet?
Former American football player and wrestler Lenwood "Hard Rock" Hamilton is suing the devs behind Gears of War, claiming that his likeness was stolen in the creation of the character Augustus Cole, aka the Cole Train.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition comes with all the Gears of War games, Microsoft has announced.
A headteachers group has threatened to report parents who let their children play 18-rated games to the police and social services for neglect.
Epic is forming a new UK development house, the core of which will be made up of long-term collaborator Pitbull Studio.
Microsoft studio Black Tusk is hard at work on the next Gears of War game for Xbox One - but don't expect it to release any time soon.
Yesterday Microsoft announced that it had bought the Gears of War franchise and that its wholly-owned developer Black Tusk Studios had been put to task working on it. So what's happened to Black Tusk's previous project?
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.
With the Xbox One on the horizon, what next for Gears of War, the Microsoft exclusive series that helped define HD gaming on Xbox 360?
Sci-fi author and former writer and story consultant for Microsoft Game Studios, Eric Nylund, has joined up with Amazon Game Studios as its new director of narrative design.
Epic founder and programming legend Tim Sweeney has predicted that we'll see photo-realistic graphics within the next 10 years.
New DLC for Gears of War: Judgment has been announced.
Gears of War Judgment has previously received free DLC due to a partnership with men's magazine Maxim and now the two are partnering again for another add-on, this time in the form of the Dreadnought multiplayer map for OverRun Mode due on 15th May.
The Gears of War movie adaptation is moving ahead with Battleship and Ted producer Scott Stuber helming the long-delayed project.
Microsoft has announced the Call to Arms Map Pack for Xbox 360 exclusive Gears of War: Judgment.
UPDATE: Microsoft has confirmed to Eurogamer that the Warzone mode found lurking with Gears of War: Judgment is a slice of code leftover from Gears of War 3.
Xbox 360-exclusive Gears of War: Judgment has Roadie Run to the top of the UK video games chart, but sold four times less in its launch week than Gears of War 3.
Two other new entries this week also made the top 10: Activision's mouldy-looking The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct in third; and Wii U and 3DS role-player Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in seventh.
Encouragingly, Wii U-exclusive Nintendo Land reappeared at the bottom of the UK top 40 (in 39th). It's the first sighting of the game in months, and suggests Monster Hunter 3 has slightly reinvigorated the Wii U.
Gears of War: Judgment will be getting two multiplayer maps as well as the series' staple Execution Mode as a free download on 2nd April.
Gears of War: Judgment will unsurprisingly be accompanied by an optional season pass that will cost 1600 MS Points and save players 20 per cent overall on the game's DLC.
This makes it a third cheaper than the Gears of War 3 Season Pass, but it also saves players 13 per cent less.
As detailed on Epic Games' official site, the Judgment "VIP Season Pass" will grant its bearers an exclusive permanent double XP boost, earlier access to multiplayer maps, and two add-on DLCs that contain six multiplayer maps, two new modes, five exclusive weapon skins and four unique armor skins.
UPDATE: Microsoft has shown off a new Gears of War: Judgment multiplayer trailer just hours after a pirated version of the game began appearing on internet torrent sites.
A Gears of War: Judgment demo launches for Xbox Live Gold members on 19th March, Epic Games has announced.
That's the day the game launches in the US. It launches in the UK on Friday 22nd March. You'll need a Gold membership and 2GB of storage space to download OverRun.
Meanwhile, Epic announced a US-only offer to get three-day early access to the OverRun mode. Pre-order with GameStop and the multiplayer mode unlocks on 15th March.
New copies of Gears of War: Judgement will include a download code for the original Gears of War, publisher Microsoft has announced.
Epic Games president Mike Capps has retired.
There is renewed interest in the thought dead Gears of War movie, according to a new report.
Epic Games design director Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski has departed from the studio he helped make famous after a two decade stint.
Right. Can't remember if we've mentioned this, but we're doing a show at Earls Court in London next week. It's called the Eurogamer Expo. (Bit pretentious?) Anyway, we hope some of you will come. To help make it more interesting, we've asked Microsoft to bring everything they have in development for Xbox 360 for you to play. They said yes.
So, if you come along you'll be able to sample Halo 4 Infinity Multiplayer, Forza Horizon, Fable: The Journey for Kinect, Gears of War: Judgment's OverRun multiplayer mode, and Dance Central 3, plus various Xbox Live games.
We're also told that "the Mountain Dew crew" will be distributing drinks to people throughout the show. Presumably they'll be distributing Mountain Dew, unless that label is just a massive coincidence.
Cliff Bleszinski came across very well in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit at the weekend.
A new Free For All multiplayer mode has been revealed for Epic Game's upcoming Xbox 360 prequel, Gears of War: Judgment, developed by Bulletstorm creators People Can Fly.
Powerhouse developer Epic Games has bought the remaining (minority) stake in Polish Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment developer People Can Fly.
Gears of War: Judgment is slated for release on 19th March, Epic Games announced today at San Diego Comic-Con.
Additionally, a new video walkthrough of the game's Overrun multiplayer mode was released. Shown below, it details the class-based attack-and-defend mode.
The upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive third-person cover shooter is a prequel to the rest of the trilogy that follows Damon Baird and his four-person crew as they recount their experiences leading up to a trial for crimes unknown.
Gears of War: Judgment is being written by Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter author Tom Bissell and Rob Auten, replacing sci-fi author Karen Traviss who penned the series' third installment.
Gears of War: Judgment will not utilise Kinect, according to series creator Cliff Bleszinski.
UPDATE: Epic executive Mark Rein has tweeted to clarify that Infinity Blade is Epic's most profitable game "in terms of man years invested versus revenue only, not total profit".
Epic Games producer Rod Fergusson sought storytelling advice from Pixar for the upcoming Gears of War: Judgment.
Developers are making games easier in an attempt to grow the current console generation's audience, Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski believes.
Chinese web giant Tencent has bought a minority stake in Unreal Engine and Gears of War maker Epic Games.
UPDATE: Digital Foundry's analysis of Unreal Engine 4 is now live, and includes high quality videos of the Epic engine tech demo in action
Gears of War: Judgment kicks back against the recent trend for linearity and low difficulty, promises series creator Cliff Bleszinski.
Gears of War: Judgment features class based multiplayer - a first for the series.
UPDATE: The next entry in Epic's Xbox 360 franchise is called Gears of War: Judgement, so says Game Informer.
The US games magazine also offered up a few additional tidbits of info on the title. Series regulars Damon Baird and Augustus "Cole Train" Cole feature, both of whom are depicted in chains on the new issues' twin covers. The back covers show hordes of Locust appearing generally up to no good. See below for a closer look.
As reported earlier today, Bulletstorm developer People Can Fly is thought to be developing the game. A full reveal is expected at Microsoft's E3 press conference on Monday.