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  • Blog Post: How Simulating Trains Led To Gears of War

    Train simulators are easy to mock, but the release of Microsoft Train Simulator in 2001 paved the way for Rod Fergusson to create the Gears of War franchise. Now the director of production at Epic Games, we talked to Rod Fergusson at the studio about his memories on his first game. It turns out that... More
  • Blog Post: 2011's Biggest Games Aren't Dead Yet

    Whether you excitedly buy it the day it comes out, completely ignore it, or complain about it until it goes on sale, downloadable content is a big part of the future of video games. The holiday may have passed and 2011’s biggest games have already released, but that doesn’t mean that you... More
  • Blog Post: Should You Play RAAM's Shadow?

    The first Gears of War 3 campaign DLC is here; is it worth your time? We took the new campaign for a test drive from beginning to end to see how it stacks up with the on-disc campaign. With new playable characters, and a full extended storyline set prior to the first Gears of War game, there are lots... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Play Gears Of War 3

    It's finally here! With the release of Gears of War 3 this week, the big holiday release season kicks off in earnest. We're celebrating the only way we know how: By playing some Gears 3 and forcing you to listen to us talk over the footage. In our 20-minute look at this latest bro-tastic shooter... More
  • Blog Post: Casting Call: Gears Of War

    Back in 2007, New Line nabbed the rights to a Gears of War movie. Four years later, and we're hearing reports that the project is deep in development hell. We'd like to do what we can to help, so I put together this list of casting suggestions for the possibly upcoming film. Marcus Fenix - Dave... More
  • Blog Post: Gears of War 3: Secrets Of The Cover

    Epic just revealed the box art for the game, and there's more to it than meets the eye. Dig into our interactive image for all the hidden details. It's been a long wait for Gears of War 3, but the pieces are falling into place for the release in September. As part of the push, yesterday Epic... More
  • Blog Post: Most Anticipated Xbox 360 Games of 2011

    Outside of Gears of War 3 and Forza 4, Microsoft hasn't announced any noteworthy Xbox 360 exclusives for 2011, but that doesn't mean the system is lacking in heavy hitters. While we patiently wait for some new announcements, there are enough cross-platform blockbusters to keep you glued to your... More
  • Blog Post: Gears of War 3 Art And Screen Gallery

    All this month, we've been highlighting the new features and details surrounding Gears of War 3. Today, we open the doors on all the fantastic art and screens Epic provided for our magazine cover story. To peruse any of the 50+ images, simply click into the media gallery at the bottom of this page... More
  • Blog Post: The Enemies Of Gears Of War 3

    Things look pretty dire for Sera’s dwindling survivors, not to mention for the planet itself. The introduction of a third faction – the Lambent Locust – has resulted in a planet populated with foes more monstrous than ever. Lambent Stalks erupt from land and sea alike, spawning swarms... More
  • Blog Post: Making Of The Cover: Gears of War 3

    For many people, the first glimpse they had of Gears of War 3 was the beautiful cover image Epic supplied for our July issue. We loved the art so much that we chatted with Chris Perna, the art director at Epic Games, about the creation of the image, and learn a little more about the concepts behind this... More
  • Blog Post: The Gear Of Gears

    Drawing from Pendulum-era armaments, a modern COG arsenal, and weapons of Locust origins, the Gears of War franchise knows how to keep combat fresh and exciting. Gears of War 3 will be no exception. Browse through the gallery below to check out some of the new gear you’ll be employing in GoW 3... More
  • Blog Post: Character Profile: Baird, Damon

    Our final Gears of War 3 character profile focuses in on Damon Baird: mechanical genius, hardy soldier, and all around wise guy. Baird has provided more than a little comic relief ever since the first game in the series, but he's also the go-to man for any and all things mechanical. His technological... More
  • Blog Post: Writing Gears 3: An Interview With Karen Traviss

    With the Gears of War trilogy coming to a close, Epic is upping their game in terms of character development and narrative. We sat down with Gears of War 3 scribe Karen Traviss – author of twin Gears of War novels Aspho Fields and Jacinto’s Remnant – to discuss the direction she intends... More
  • Blog Post: Character Profile: Santiago, Dominic

    He's gone through hell, and come out the other side. Dominic Santiago steps into the spotlight in today's Gears of War 3 profile. Dom is the consummate wingman, having followed Marcus Fenix into the deepest holes and darkest places that the world of Sera has to offer. Along the way, he's... More
  • Blog Post: Character Profile: Stratton, Jace

    The youngest member of Delta is also a new face within the game franchise. Meet Jace Stratton in our fourth Gears of War 3 character profile. Gears of War 3 is exploring a more complex narrative than previous entries in the series. One aspect of that complexity is drawing in events and characters from... More
  • Blog Post: Character Profile: Cole, Augustus

    The baddest thrashball player on Sera is back. Augustus Cole has always been a fan favorite, and he's got a new look for the final installment. Here comes the Cole Train. We've been coordinating with Epic to get the straight word on what situation we'll find each of the characters in as Gears... More
  • Blog Post: Character Profile: Stroud, Anya

    Gears of War 3 features female protagonists for the first time. Meet the first of them – Anya Stroud, the lone female member of Delta Squad. Players of the Gears franchise know Anya, but they likely remember her in a different role. For two previous games she's served as the voice over the... More
  • Blog Post: Character Profile: Fenix, Marcus

    We're highlighting the soldiers of Delta Squad all week, and Marcus Fenix leads the charge. Learn about the man behind the legend. In the world of Gears of War 3, few soldiers are better known than Marcus Fenix. He leads Delta, and came through as the bloody hero of some of the most important engagements... More
  • Blog Post: Studio Tour: Epic Games

    Ever wonder what it’s really like at Epic Games? We took our cameras inside the legendary game studio for the full tour. From the front hall to the back of the mo-cap studio, Design Director Cliff Bleszinski walks us around the office. We even get a sneak peek into the new wing the company is building... More
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