Gears of War News

Gears of War creator Epic Games announces a new game

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?

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Gears of War Ultimate Edition's hefty 5GB update fixes the Boomshot

Microsoft's released a hefty 5GB update for Gears of War Ultimate Edition.

The title update makes changes to playlists and adjusts gameplay.

The headline changes are kills in social playlists now also count towards the "Seriously" achievement (kill 10000 people in versus competitive matches), and improvements to Boomshot hit registration. Of note: the achievement will not retroactively add your kills from social games before the update to your achievement progress. From the update onwards, you'll be able to add to your kill count in any Social or Competitive playlist.

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Microsoft gives Gears of War Ultimate Edition the 2006 Mad World trailer treatment

It was 2006's most eye-catching video game trailer: footage of Epic's gritty Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War spliced with Gary Jules' tear-jerker Mad World.

Microsoft's promo set a trend for other video game marketers, who took the idea of combining tracks that didn't quite fit the gameplay they were overlaying for many a last-generation trailer.

Now, nearly nine years after the launch of Gears of War, Microsoft's created an homage to the 2006 Mad World trailer with its launch trailer for Ultimate Edition, due out on Xbox One later this month.

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Gears of War Xbox One remaster footage leaks

Early footage of Microsoft's heavily-rumoured Xbox One Gears of War remake has been spotted online.

Gameplay videos were originally found on the XboxDVR site, which collates clips recorded via the Xbox One's built-in capture software.

These have since been pulled offline, but the footage can still be found elsewhere.

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Gears of War remaster set for Xbox One - report

Gears of War remaster set for Xbox One - report

UPDATE: Test build recipients confirm it's a remake of Gears One.

UPDATE 25/04/2015 2.15am: Gears of War test build recipients have confirmed to Kotaku that this is indeed a remastering of the first Gears of War.

Apparently this pre-release code is multiplayer only and includes the following game modes: Team Deathmatch; King of the Hill; One Life 1v1; Shotgun Team Deathmatch; 1v1 Sudden Death Gnashers Only; 4v4 Team Deathmatch Single Round; and 4v4 King of the Hill Single Round.

ORIGINAL STORY 24/04/2015 11.11pm: Gears of War appears to be getting a remastered treatment on Xbox One, according to various sources.

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Cliff Bleszinski undertakes Ice Bucket Challenge

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime also pledges to take part.

Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski is the latest game developer to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an ongoing viral campaign to raise awareness of motor neurone disease.