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Microsoft Studios has purchased the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, Microsoft announced. The publisher will take over all existing and future games in the series, and will hand development of future games over to Vancouver, BC developer Black Tusk Studios. Formerly Microsoft V...

January 27th 2014 at 9:08am 0 Comments
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Selling power is a much quieter controversy than it used to be. I've been in gaming long enough to remember when selling anything desirable at all was taboo. At the same time, it's always been OK to sell some things like subscriptions or special boxed editions, proving that MMO gamers and others...

March 6th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Those who purchase Gears of War: Judgment will score a copy of the original Gears of War gratis, this much we know; however, Walmart is further sweetening the deal for those who pre-order through the retailer by offering Gears of War 2 or Gears of War 3 free as well.If you're on the fence, a public...

February 11th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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The Gears of War franchise has boomed to over 19 million sales, up a further million from the last figure disclosed back in July. Microsoft revealed the new milestone to us today.The publisher wouldn't confirm Gears of War 3's sales figures to us, but we know the game surpassed 3 million in its fir...

November 7th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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"But wait," you might be thinking. "The original Xbox launched on November 15, 2001. The tenth anniversary was last year, why come out with a 10-year anniversary bundle now? What's the deal? Oh my God, can you hear this? Quit listening to my thoughts! Get out of my head!!"Whoa, chill dude! The Amer...

February 24th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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If you have kept up with my columns for a while, you know what a fan of Glitch I am. I have to admit that I've been terribly angry at the developer, Tiny Speck, for not bringing the game into a final phase yet. I wanted my little Glitch to stay as he was when I logged out; I didn't want to see hi...

September 27th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Do you come from the school of thought that equates "free stuff" with "money saved"? Is a $20 gift card as good as $20 off? Did you buy that useless robotic vacuum dog because it was so steeply discounted you'd practically lose money not buying it? We understand your plight, friend. And if you're...

August 25th 2011 at 10:06am 0 Comments
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We have a sneaking suspicion that Epic Games' Joe Graf may actually be a real-life hobbit in disguise, because he's giving everyone else presents on his birthday. In celebration of his 42 years of being alive (as well as that whole American freedom thing), Epic Games has turned Gears of War 2's X...

July 2nd 2011 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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As if you needed more incentive to pick up Bulletstorm outside of the Gears of War 3 beta inclusion (and, you know, all of the dick-scaring you crave), Best Buy is offering a special deal: the Gears of War triple pack for $5. It's $15 off the usual asking price, only when buying People Can Fly's pr...

February 21st 2011 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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A previously rumored bundle containing the first two Gears of War games is now official and headed to retail, several months before the debut of Gears of War 3. The Gears of War Triple Pack includes the brotastic original game and its sequel, along with the Gears of War 2: All Fronts Pack. On top o...

January 18th 2011 at 10:04am 0 Comments
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The Gears of War franchise is no stranger to re-releases, having "Platinum" and "Game of the Year" collections across its two titles so far. However, it appears Microsoft is planning one more re-release, tentatively titled Gears of War Ultimate, according to a GameStop listing spotted by IGN. Pegge...

January 1st 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments