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  • Gears of War 3 accidentally announced: April 2011, Xbox 360

    Yup, Gears of War 3. Who saw that coming? Oh, right: everyone. Read More

  • Bravo to Epic Games for porting Unreal Engine 3 to the iPhone

    Don’t get mad at me—I wanted to go to GDC, but The Man said no. So now we’re relying on CNET to bring us word of Epic Games’ efforts to bring the Unreal Engine to the iPhone. You may not have even played Unreal for several years, but plenty of big games are based on the engine. Mass Effect and BioShock are based on versions of the engine, as is EA’s upcoming Medal… Read More

  • Epic Games: 50 percent of Gears of War 2 players didn't use an HDTV

    When Microsoft first showed off the Xbox 360 on MTV, what, four years ago, that was supposed to be the birth of the Era of HD Gaming. And while you and I may have a 1080p TV (and maybe even an entry level surround sound setup), it turns out, at least according to Epic Games’ Mark Rein, not even half of the people who played Gears of War 2 played it on a HDTV. That’s right, 50… Read More

  • Shadow Complex achievements splayed out for all to see

    I don’t quite see the appeal of Epic and Chair’s upcoming XBLA title Shadow Complex that was announced at E3, but I guess it’s because I think of Gears of War and Unreal Tournament whenever Epic comes up. Nevertheless, August 19th is fast approaching and Epic revealed the achievements today. Hit the jump for the latest gameplay trailer and the 12 achievements for Shadow Complex. Read More

  • Real recognize real: Epic Games' CEO says photo realistic games 10-15 years away

    That Epic Games’ founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney, says that photo realistic games are only about 10-15 years away may be welcome news to some of you, but not to me. The whole point of playing video games is to escape the doldrums of everyday life. Fantastic settings, characters who can punch boulders at will, etc. The more realistic these games tend to be, the less interested I tend to be… Read More

  • And now Epic Games denies that Gears of War 3 is in development

    Well! So Epic Games has denied, in the harshest terms, that it has already started working on Gears of War 3. “Total nonsense,” said Epic’s Mark Rein. Fair enough, sir. Fair enough. The rumor, which said that the game would be out by Christmas 2010 and have five-player co-op, originally started in the latest issue of EGM, no doubt a stunt to keep the magazine’s name… Read More

  • Gears of War 2 sold how many copies on day one?

    BODIES AS SHIELDS!!! VGChartz is reporting that Gears 2 has sold over 2.1 million copies on its first day with 1.4 million sold in NA and 700,000 sold everywhere else. Halo 3 sold 3.8 million in its first week, but Gears launched on a Friday which puts them at a disadvantage because their first week sales only account for two days. However, the numbers are expected to be roughly 3.8 million… Read More

  • Having trouble getting your Golden Lancer?

    Here’s how to get your Golden Lancer and Maps for Gears of War 2 if you’ve been having trouble. 1. Launch the Xbox Dashboard
    2. Sign into your Profile
    3. Go to the Marketplace blade Read More

  • Review: Gears of War 2

    BODIES AS SHIELDS!!! This won’t be a complete review because I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. Like you, I’ve been waiting since I completed the first Gears of War, so instead, I’ll tell you what’s different. Cool? But I can tell you that it’s everything I could have ever hoped and dreamed for. The reviews that came out earlier this week were… Read More

  • The New Yorker profiles Gears of War's Cliff Bleszinski, Epic Games

    If any of you have the time to read a 6,000 word article, then you may want to head over to the New Yorker, which just published a bafflingly long profile of Cliff Blenszinski—the former CliffyB—and Epic Games. It’s one of the rare times you’ll see something as “low” as video games appear in the magazine. However, for those of you who don’t have the… Read More

  • First Gears of War 2 review

    Oh, what it would be like to work for OXM, or even PTOM for that matter, and be privy to games before all of us schmucks? One can dream. The chaps at OXM have announced to the world that the first review of Epic’s upcoming sequel to Gears of War has garnered a 9/10. The new issue of OXM is on-sale today containing the world’s first review of Gears of War 2. And, well, it’s… Read More