Who’s up for another Gears of War game? I certainly am, although the last release, Gears of War: Judgement, was rather sub-standard. Black Tusk is now in charge of that franchise. And you can expect their GOW game to be ‘innovative’. Or better with Kinect (Citation Needed).
We all know that the future of gaming will be about new visuals, new waggle movement technology and games starring heroes who look like they pump more steroids in their veins than an entire gym locker room. Epic Games may have moved onto greener pastures, leaving Gears of War behind, but there’s a good reason for that. It’s because Epic lost interest in the franchise.
If there’s one game that got me sold on console gaming, it was Gears of War. It was one of my very first games on the Xbox 360 and since then, I’ve played all of them. Gears of War 3 was the pinnacle of the series, with many a night ending in my character dying from pink shotgun wounds. And the next Gears game will need to recapture that spirit.
I do find it strange that certain sites have certain followers and that somehow Neogaf has turned into the forum where all the industry insiders meet and publicly reveal confidential information about their products.
There’s been speculation for quite some time as to whether or not the last generation’s defining game, Gears of War, would be headed to PlayStation platforms. The IP itself was owned by Epic Games, so it wouldn’t have been much of a stretch. Finally putting an end to that sort of conjecture, Microsoft has acquired the rights from Epic, making it Xbox exclusive in perpetuity.
Three more posts and we're done with the generation. Hard to believe it! So many fantastic games - it has been really hard ranking all of these. No, that's a lie, we just made our list and Gavin told us we were all wrong. In any event, here are the games that made us happy to be gamers this generation - no sales, scores or metrics were used to create this list.
One of the outstanding titles from the last generation has been uncommonly quiet so for in the lead up to the new generation.
Love it or hate it, but Gears of War could quite easily be considered the defining game of the current console generation. It’s the game that made many, many people opt for the Xbox 360, and led to this being a generation of grey and brown cover shooters. And it might be coming to the PlayStation 4.
Rod Fergusson is the epitome of a person with ants in their pants at the moment, with the amount of moving he’s currently doing in the gaming industry.
The one Microsoft title that’s conspicuously absent from the list of launch titles is the game that helped the Xbox 360 sell so many consoles in the first place; Gears of War. Many fans are wondering just where that next-gen Gears of War is. Nowhere at the moment, according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer.
Now if there’s one thing I happen to know a ton about, it’s spoiling ladies. No wait, it’s Beyblade, the stupidest cartoon ever made. What I do know though, is that anniversaries are important. Some years require porcelain, others require diamond gifts. And some years, require a Gears of War tribute.
Last month saw the release of two should-be blockbuster games from Microsoft and Sony respectively. Each abbreviated as GoW; the latest Gears and God of War are prequels and the fourth main entries in their respective series. Both have silly subtitles, and both have failed to live up to retail expectations.
Now that Gears of War: Judgment is actually out and you’ve all been playing the really good Survival and Overrun modes, perhaps with a dash of free-for-all – perhaps now is the time to try and entice more of you to join Xbox South Africa’s upcoming Gears of War Tournament. Kicking off next month (giving you time to brush up on those Gnasher skills), the tournament gives you the opportunity to win some pretty awesome prizes.
Look at your TV. It’s probably a puny 32 inches wide. Scoff. Scoff to the max. All the ladies are going to laugh at you, and you have no one to blame but yourself. Still, it’s not too late to regain some measure of pride, because alongside Microsoft SA, we’re going to give you the chance to win a much larger, and three-dimensionallier TV set. All you have to do, is know your Gears of War.
Xbox South Africa is bringing you yet another tournament of awesome. They’ll be hosting the first Gears of War: Judgment Tournament in the country and the prizes are pretty damn awesome.