Posts Tagged ‘Gears of War’
Gears of War: Judgement – Review
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 03:51 Written by smokydaburr Wednesday, 27 March 2013 03:51
Gears of War: Judgement is the newest edition to the Gears family and is set before the events of the trilogy, following the events directly after Emergence Day. It follows Kilo squad which is the home of Baird and Cole from the original games as well as introducing two new people, Paduk and Sofia. All of whom you will play as during the campaign learning about each character as they tell their testimony through game progression.
Being an avid Gears fan having followed the story from the beginning in Aspho Fields during the Pendulum Wars to the end in Azura, it was nice to be able to play and see what happened with some of the characters before they were the saviors we expected. Having said that I know I may seem biased and that I will not be giving a fair review, but this game has quite a few downfalls so hear me out. I will keep this as spoiler free as possible.
Cliffy B quits Epic Games!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 October 2012 09:05 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 3 October 2012 09:05
We’re having some high-profile departures from the games industry lately. The BioWare doctors bid farewell recently, Epic Games lost Big Bad Rod Fergusson to Bioshock Infinite and now, now the outspoken Cliff Bleszinski has also said his goodbyes. Cliffy B co-founded Epic 20 years ago, gave PC gamers the spectacular Unreal Tournament and helped create the mega-franchise to compete with Halo and Call of Duty – Gears of War.
Cliff hasn’t stated what exactly his intentions are now that he’s leaving the business behind but he has given all of us a nice goodbye statement:
I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager, and outside of my sabbatical last year, I have been going non-stop. I literally grew up in this business, as Mike likes to say. And now that I’m grown up, it’s time for a much needed break.
I will miss the projects, the playtests, the debates, and most importantly, the people. Epic only hires the best of the best, and it has been a joy working with each and every one of you on a daily basis, whether you were hired weeks ago or decades ago. I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with a variety of disciplines, from code to art to marketing and PR – it’s been one big, rewarding learning experience. I’m confident that each project that is being built, whether at Epic, Chair, PCF, or Impossible will be top notch and will please gamers and critics alike.
With so many big names leaving, are games losing their appeal? Have we hit the tipping point? I hope not but what do you geeks think?
Gears of War: Judgement bleeds the eyes with E3 trailer! [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Monday, 4 June 2012 05:15 Written by LoganDX Monday, 4 June 2012 05:15
What’s better than a cover reveal for a major franchise? Why the first bloody trailer for Gears of War: Judgement, that’s what! E3 2012 brought forth the freshness and I’m not thinking the Pendulum Wars is the time frame for the new installment. The trailer is full of quick hits to excite the brain – falling lancers, bodies dropping, cities on fire and Baird shackled like a three time convict.
Baird is a smart-ass COG, a genius and my third favorite Gear. So what did he do to get put in the iron bracelets and tossed around by fellow COG soldiers. Beyond that, the Game Informer cover(s) also show series show off, Cole, in the same pose. Well sorta, I mean Cole’s shoulders dwarf little old Baird’s by a considerable amount. All we really know is that the game is going to be awesome and will hit (presumably) the Xbox 360 in Fall of 2013.
Hit the break and watch the gorgeous video in its glory, then sound off in the comments. Let’s hear your ideas, cheers and jeers!
COGs, Gear up! New Gears of War to be unveiled at E3!
Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 06:53 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 31 May 2012 03:35
You didn’t really think Epic was done with the Gears of War world, did you? Good because Game Informer just dusted off a preview of their next issue and it reveals what every fan hoped for – more Gears! The cover has some of Locust flying around being annoying as usual and a couple of COG soldiers framing a shadowed handcuffed man. Who is that mysterious prisoner?
Since the end of Gears 3, many a fan has been clamoring for the next iteration of the revered series to be a prequel and focus on the Pendulum Wars. Detail oriented players know that time period is when Marcus made a name for himself and ended up in the clink. The same clink Dom (MARIA!) busted his BFF out of at the beginning of Gears of War.
Other than the cover, no more details have been let loose, let’s be honest though, all it takes IS a cover to get fans in a frothing frenzy. Stay tuned geeks, E3 is next week and Game Informer promises Monday will reveal even more, including another cover(!) and a teaser video. Oh yeah and I’m sure Microsoft and Epic might have something to tell us next week too. Sound off geeks, happy or not? Frantic or cucumber cool? Hit the break and use those comments!