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Microsoft Studios Acquires Rights to Gears of War

Microsoft Studios Acquires Rights to Gears of War Judgment of the Gears of War franchise has been passed, and it’s been common opinion for years that a fresh take was due. Now, news that Microsoft Studios have acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games might just signal as much becoming a reality. In a Xbox Wire blog...
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Capsule Computers 2013 Game of the Year Awards

Capsule Computers 2013 Game of the Year Awards Each year, we as a team come together and have to make the brutal decisions of defining the best of the best. It sounds difficult, but in all honesty, the development teams make it easy by delivering quality products that we get to consume each year – and these awards are our way of paying proper...
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CC Review Roundup – September 22-October 5, 2013

CC Review Roundup – September 22-October 5, 2013 The last couple of weeks have been packed with reviews! Everyone has been busy trying to get you the best review coverage we can! We’ve had a few notable titles to come out from September 22 – October 5, 2013. Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 14, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Rune Factory 4, and more...
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Infinity Blade 3 Review

Infinity Blade 3 Review Infinity Blade 3 Developer: ChAIR Entertainment Publisher: Epic Games Platforms: iPhone (reviewed), iPad Release Date: September 20th, 2013 Price: $7.49 – Available Here Overview The Infinity Blade series has blazed quite an impressive path on the iOS platform by repeatedly pushing the mobile...
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Make Something Unreal Live 2013 Winner Decided

Make Something Unreal Live 2013 Winner Decided The Make Something Unreal Live 2013 competition has finally come to an end and it seems like Dead Shark Triplepunch. Haling from the Belkinge Institute of Technology in Sweden, the team was able to finish off their game, Epigenesis, and wow the judges, as well as the industry advisers and visitors, as...
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Epic Games claim the PS4 is better than the world’s best PC

Epic Games claim the PS4 is better than the world’s best PC Mark Rein, the Vice President of Epic Games, has decided to weigh in with his thoughts on Sony’s previously ‘unveiled’ PlayStation 4 console during an interview with CVG. Rein sang many praises for the PlayStation 4, in particular Sony’s decision to use off-the-shelf PC parts in the...
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Gears of War: Judgment Review

Gears of War: Judgment Review Gears of War: Judgment Developer: Epic Games, People Can Fly Publisher: Microsoft Studios Platforms: Xbox 360 (Reviewed) Release Date: March 19, 2013 Price: $59.99 – Available Here Overview The Gears of War franchise has been around since 2006.In the last seven years, we’ve witnessed the epic...
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Gears Of War: Judgment Is Here To Judge You

Gears Of War: Judgment Is Here To Judge You The folks at Epic and People Can Fly can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  Gears of War: Judgment, the newest title in the award-winning franchise, has finally hit store shelves today. Set before the original Gears trilogy, players will take on the roles of Baird, Cole, and the rest of the Kilo squad as...
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Interview with Gears of War: Judgment Level Designer Jim Brown

Interview with Gears of War: Judgment Level Designer Jim Brown Gears of War: Judgment’s release is just around the corner on March 19th, and I recently received the opportunity to not only get some hands-on time with the campaign, but also interview the lead level designer at Epic Games, Jim Brown. We have to thank Xbox Australia, EB Games and, of course, Epic...
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Hands-On with Gears of War: Judgment’s Campaign

Hands-On with Gears of War: Judgment’s Campaign Thanks to Xbox Australia and EB Games, I recently got some hands-on time with Gears of War: Judgment’s campaign. Epic Games lead level designer Jim Brown also graced us with his presence, and an interview which you can read right here. To preface this preview, I must say that I did not get too much...
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Gears of War: Judgement to feature a season pass

Gears of War: Judgement to feature a season pass When they announce a game for release, they may as well just announce the season pass right alongside the thing now, since practically every triple-A title nowadays features an season pass of some kind. The latest game to get a season pass is Gears of War: Judgement. The pass will be available when the game...
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See the Guts of Gears of War: Judgment’s Multiplayer

See the Guts of Gears of War: Judgment’s Multiplayer The Gears of War franchise has been known for its kick-ass multiplayer, and Judgment is shaping up to present the most complete, versatile and blistering multiplayer action yet. At the bottom of this article, you will find a new video entitled ‘Gears of War: Judgment’s “The Guts of Gears:...
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Gears of War: Judgement launch copies include GoW1

Gears of War: Judgement launch copies include GoW1 Today Epic Games and Microsoft decided to dish out a double helping of Gears of War: Judgement news. First, Microsoft and Epic Games mentioned that over half of the gamers that played Gears of War 3 never played the first game in the series and because of this they are looking to rectify that issue with...
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Gears of War: Judgment Box Art Released

Gears of War: Judgment Box Art Released Epic Games latest foray into the Gears of War franchise, snappily named Judgement, has finally revealed its long awaited box art. And what is there to say about it? Well it’s a shooter box art alright. Moody, serious protagonist holds big gun and stares moodily into space, COG flag burns overhead,...
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Epic Games Opens Online Store

Epic Games Opens Online Store Have you been looking for the perfect Infinity Blade tee shirt to complete your ensemble?  Perhaps Jazz Jackrabbit screams “Old School” and you’re totally on board? Maybe you want a Cole Train poster for your dormitory or you’re just looking for a Gears of War hoodie as that perfect...
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Gears of War: Judgment pre-order bonuses revealed

Gears of War: Judgment pre-order bonuses revealed Today Epic Games and Microsoft revealed that anyone who pre-orders Gears of War: Judgment will receive some special incentives regardless of which retailer they pick it up from. The content will be multiplayer exclusive and will take the form of the Classic Hammerburst, which was a standard weapon of the...
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Epic establishes studio in Seattle to focus on Unreal Engine 4

Epic establishes studio in Seattle to focus on Unreal Engine 4 Epic Games has revealed that they have launhed a brand new studio in Seattle that will concentrate on developing Unreal Engine 4. The studio will be”initially focused on engineering efforts” for the engine and the company is looking to recruit “exceptional programmers and support staff to...
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Gears of War: Judgement Introduces Free-For-All Mode

Gears of War: Judgement Introduces Free-For-All Mode Epic Games has officially announced a Free-For-All mode for their upcoming Gears of War: Judgement. The Gears of War series is renown for its strategic team based combat, Judgement re-introducing the old school deathmatch mode. Epic debuted the new multiplayer mode at PAX, calling it the most intense and...
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People Can Fly Bought by Epic Games

People Can Fly Bought by Epic Games Some of you may remember that yesterday three key members of the Poland based studio, People Can Fly, resigned.  Well, some light as to why has been revealed today. While speaking with Polygon, Epic’s Mark Rein explained the departure of original founder, Adrian Chmielarz, alongside top artists...
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Epic Games Baltimore Becomes Impossible Games

Epic Games Baltimore Becomes Impossible Games Today Epic Games announced that they have decided to rename one of their studios, formerly known as Epic Games Baltimore, as “Impossible Studios.” The company consists mostly of the previous Big Games staff and it will be led by ex-BG manager Sean Dunn who tweeted earlier today, “Super emotional day...
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Gears Of War Judgement Box Art Revealed

Gears Of War Judgement Box Art Revealed As you might of read earlier Gears Of War Judgement will be making it’s way back to the Xbox 360 on the 19th of March 2013.  This time around you’ll be playing as both Cole Train and Damon Baird making your way though the events that happened prior to the original Gears Of War. To add to the...
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Big Huge Games saved by Epic Games

Big Huge Games saved by Epic Games Yes, Big and Huge are synonyms of Epic, which makes this somewhat punny that Big Huge Games, the people behind Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning have had their company and staff saved by Epic Games (Gears of War). As you may or may not know, recently 38 Studios and Big Huge Games went into the financial...
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Gears of War: Judgement is revealed; more info at E3

Gears of War: Judgement is revealed; more info at E3 Although Game Informer already spilled the beans about a new Gears of War game, the recently unveiled cover story gives even more details about the next game in the series. Gears of War: Judgement appears to be a prequel. The two covers of GI show Damon Baird and the “Cole Train” being led...
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Gears of War 3 title update arrives tomorrow

Gears of War 3 title update arrives tomorrow Remember Gears of War 3? It brought an end to a long running series exclusive to the Xbox 360 last year, unfortunately as the months have gone past and new games have been released, it has fallen by the wayside. However Epic Games is doing their best to keep the game in headlines as today they have revealed...
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A Better Kind of System

A Better Kind of System Are we long past the point of physical media on the gaming medium? Do we still need a form of data transfer between disc and machine, considering that we have a system of direct delivery from studios to consumers? Do games even need to be created as one large product, shipped and packaged to be consumed...
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Now Available Gears of War 3 ‘Fenix Rising’ DLC

Now Available Gears of War 3 ‘Fenix Rising’ DLC The third Gears of War 3 downloadable content pack ‘Fenix Rising’ is now available to download on Xbox LIVE. The pack features 5 new multiplayer maps inspired by the life and experiences of Marcus Fenix: Academy, Anvil, Depths, Escalation, and the Slab. And also introduces four character skins: Recruit...
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