New Gears of War is making extremely good progress
Dec05

New Gears of War is making extremely good progress

There’s still nothing to show, but Black Tusk Studios are making very good progress with the new Gears of War title.

Reminder: Join us at the Halo 4 finals, play Gears of War Judgement
Jan25

Reminder: Join us at the Halo 4 finals, play Gears of War Judgement

Get your hands on Gears of War: Judgment early by joining us at the Halo 4 finals.

Epic Games buys the rest of People Can Fly
Aug14

Epic Games buys the rest of People Can Fly

Epic Games, having owned a large stake of the development studio People Can Fly, has bought the studio completely.

This is what you get in your first Gears of War 3 DLC
Oct05

This is what you get in your first Gears of War 3 DLC

The first batch of Gears of War 3 DLC will be heavy on mulitplayer additions.

Our favourite gaming stereotypes
Dec08

Our favourite gaming stereotypes

From the helpless damsel in distress to the typical gangbanger – gaming has always had stereotypes in place. So let’s take a look at some of the more popular examples shall we? Stereotypes in RPGs And what better place to start at than the titular (hehe) hero? Cloud Strife and Lloyd from Tales of Symphonia are but two examples. and it’s almost par for the course that this stereotypical character shall look out from a high point...
I Love Gaming, where else can we speak our mind and still feel normal
Apr21

I Love Gaming, where else can we speak our mind and still feel normal

I was just browsing VG247 and saw an interview they had with Prototype’s developer about the game, while nothing really exciting was announced Tim Bennison did go on to say “The first time a player throws a corrupt Blackwatch soldier into the blades of an attack chopper, we think they’ll have a big smile on their face,” And yes I smiled thinking about that which is really bizarre if you think about it, we are looking forward...
Xbox Live Stats: Gears of War 2 Is In Trouble And It’s Not Hard To See Why
Feb18

Xbox Live Stats: Gears of War 2 Is In Trouble And It’s Not Hard To See Why

So the new list of Xbox Live Activity has been released and it’s no surprise that COD:WAW is still topping the charts. The list is as follows: Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on Unique User’s) 1 Call of Duty: WaW 2 Halo 3 3 Call of Duty 4 4 Gears of War 2 5 Halo Wars Demo 6 GTA IV 7 Left 4 Dead 8 Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X: Rio Demo 9 FIFA 09 10 RESIDENT EVIL 5 Demo Nothing is profoundly different, although I still find these...
Wii Play top selling title of 2008
Jan16

Wii Play top selling title of 2008

Not only is Nintendo the undisputed champion of hardware sales – it seems its software is causing cash registers to whirr in a frenzy too. According to NPD’s end of year figures, five of the top ten selling games of 2008 were from the Japanese giants. Other juggernauts include GTA IV – which sold a total of 5.18 million copies – and the 360 version Call of Duty: World at War, outselling the much anticipated 360...
Exclusive: Gears of War 2 Map DLC Blocked in RSA
Nov24

Exclusive: Gears of War 2 Map DLC Blocked in RSA

Gow2SAMapsIP.jpg This entire story with the Gears of War 2 Map Packs in South Africa have been a bit of a complete bummer for all of us. While we can assure you that we are still hard at work with our mission to try and get map codes to all South Africans, regardless of the odds, something very interesting (and not good) has arisen. A lot of South Africans have been buying map pack codes from various different sources so that they can all join in the flashback fun. A friend of mine (Let’s call him “Bartleby”) bought a code this weekend and was incredibly disappointed to get home and find out that the availability of the downloadable maps has come to an end. Just like the issue that we had with the first Gears of War, our IP’s are now being blocked, meaning that they are no longer accessible to anyone in this country. We have previously posted up a very clever way to get around the restrictions but either way, it’s still not good news to hear. Please know that we are still working on getting answers with regards to the map codes but for now we ask you to all sit tight until we can get you anymore solid information.

Exclusive: Epic takes a stab at Jack Thompson
Nov20

Exclusive: Epic takes a stab at Jack Thompson

So, the other night we were playing a game of Gears of War 2 and we were all destroying each other on a map called Day One. I have taken quite a liking to the photo mode that came with the game, so after my death, I was having my usual fun taking photo’s of the action. On the Day One map there is a small street corner arcade, in which I found something rather interesting. You may remember that the infamous anti-videogame lawyer Jack Thompson always referred to the Grand Theft Auto series of games as a “murder simulator”. Now looking at that header image will show you that Epic decided to poke a bit of fun at that whole mess by creating an arcade game by the name of “Murder Simulator” and placing it into the map. I live easter eggs like this and I think it was really cool that Epic took the time to take a quick stab at an industry story that has caused a lot of grief for gamers worldwide. At least Jack is barred for life now, so until another lunatic comes along and tries to pick up where he left off, we can all rest easy knowing that we can play our violent games in ironic peace.

New Gears 2 Maps On the Way?
Nov19

New Gears 2 Maps On the Way?

Gow2MapDLC.jpg While a lot of us are still hurting from the sting of not receiving the map pack codes in South Africa, a few images have popped up on Flickr that show someone playing Gears of War 2 on a never-before-seen multiplayer map. The new map looks to be some sort of take on the whole sunken-city idea and could be one of many that are already in the works as DLC. Once again, there is no way to tell if us South Africans will even have any access to them, so maybe we shouldn’t get our hopes up. Pics after the jump. [Thanks to Poddle for the tip] 3036634000_abda218c45.jpg 3036639936_53814bee06.jpg 3036645014_0fd8237266.jpg You check the full gallery by clicking here.

Gears of War 2 Matchmaking issues – Epic responds
Nov18

Gears of War 2 Matchmaking issues – Epic responds

I know that all of you are actually all waiting for a response from Epic about the Map codes but unfortunately, we have been left waiting for the people at Microsoft to respond. On a different note, anyone who has tried to join a game using matchmaking will know that it’s bordering on being completely broken as we hear that finding a game takes somewhere in the region of 20 minutes. Rod Fergusson, the producer of Gears of War 2 has addressed the issue on the Epic forums saying that they have heard the cries of the gamers and are working with Microsoft to try and get a solution, although it doesn’t look like we will have anything anytime soon. He lists a couple of ways to try and speed things up and also gives a few interesting facts about Gears of War 2’s online performance since release, so click through the source and read his post for yourself.