Playdate: Taking stock of 'Gears of War: Ultimate Edition'

Gears of War practically defined the Xbox 360. And as is the recent trend, it's getting a fancy schmancy remaster that runs at 1080p and 60 frames per second. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is the first project from the new Gears studio, The Coalition, and it worked as a sort of training exercise for the team to learn what the series means before shipping Gears of War 4. So what's that mean for you and me? Well, that today starting at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT we're going to broadcast two hours of Ultimate Edition on Twitch. Perhaps best of all, we've got a special surprise for you: Microsoft has given us a custom white Xbox One adorned with Gears of War graphics. Want in? All you have to do is enter below during the broadcast.

Giveaway winner: congratulations to Jesse L. of Toronto ONT.

So! Join us this afternoon on the Engadget Gaming homepage, this very post or as myself and Sean Buckley work our way through the opening bits of the campaign, live on the internet.

Playdate: Taking Stock of 'Gears of War UltimateEdition'

[We're streaming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition via OBS at 720p, which is to say it's going to look an awful lot better on your TV and in your house.]

Entries can be submitted on August 25th from 6:00PM ET until 8:00PM ET

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  • Entries are handled through the Rafflecopter widget above. Comments are no longer accepted as valid methods of entry. You may enter without any obligation to social media accounts, though we may offer them as opportunities for extra entries. Your email address is required so we can get in touch with you if you win, but it will not be given to third parties.

  • Contest is open to all residents of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18 or older! Sorry, we don't make this rule (we hate excluding anyone), so direct your anger at our lawyers and contest laws if you have to be mad.

  • Winners will be chosen randomly. One (1) winner will receive one (1) 500GB Xbox One Console painted by The Coalition Art Director Chris Matthews, one (1) standard wireless controller painted to match console, one (1) Kinect sensor, one (1) digital full-game download of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Deluxe Edition (out of box).

  • If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen. Make sure that the account you use to enter the contest includes your real name and a contact email or Facebook login. We do not track any of this information for marketing or third-party purposes.

  • This unit is purely for promotional giveaway. Engadget and AOL are not held liable to honor warranties, exchanges or customer service.

  • The full list of rules, in all its legalese glory, can be found here.

  • Entries can be submitted on August 25th from 6:00PM ET until 8:00PM ET. Good luck!