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Halo: The Fall of Reach, Gears of War writer now at Amazon

Eric Nylund, author of Halo: The Fall of Reach and writer for both Gears of War and supplemental Halo: Reach materials, has revealed his new job as Director of Narrative Design at Amazon Game Studios. As Couch Campus reports, Nylund left Microsoft Games in July, but had said nothing about his new...

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Variety: Gears of War movie script back in the works

The ethereal Gears of War movie is back in the headlines, with Variety reporting that producer Scott Stuber has signed on with the project. There's still no writer or distributor attached, but Stuber will work with his own studio, called Bluegrass Films, and Epic Games to develop a script and...

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The Astronauts and Ethan Carter steer away from 'mammoth-sized' games

The Astronauts are working on an eerie, macabre, non-combat game called The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and while we're still not sure exactly what it is, one thing is certain – it's not AAA. After founding People Can Fly, working on Bulletstorm and Gears of War, and leaving to start an indie...

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Gears of War: Judgment leaks online, Microsoft warns of account bans

Gears of War: Judgment has reportedly leaked to torrent sites on the web a full month before the game's March 19 release date. "We are aware of isolated cases in which 'Gears of War: Judgment' content has been propped on the Web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to...

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Gears of War art director: 'It's tough to justify' a female lead character

In a macho, Power Thirst-inspired market, it's difficult to sell a game with a female protagonist, Epic Games art director Chris Perna tells OXM. "If you look at what sells, it's tough to justify something like that," Perna says. Epic's Gears of War series features supporting female characters that...

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Pre-order Gears of War: Judgment at Walmart, get Gears 2 or 3 for free

Those who purchase Gears of War: Judgment will score a copy of the original Gears of War gratis, this much we know; however, Walmart is further sweetening the deal for those who pre-order through the retailer by offering Gears of War 2 or Gears of War 3 free as well. If you're on the fence, a...

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Gears of War franchise surpasses 19 million sales

The Gears of War franchise has boomed to over 19 million sales, up a further million from the last figure disclosed back in July. Microsoft revealed the new milestone to us today. The publisher wouldn't confirm Gears of War 3's sales figures to us, but we know the game surpassed 3 million in its...

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Gears of War: Judgment's Free-For-All mode playable this week at PAX Prime

The "Free-For-All" mode coming to Gears of War: Judgment will be playable at this weekend's PAX Prime show in Seattle. As you can tell by the name, the mode is essentially a full deathmatch, pitting each player against everyone else in a race for most kills. The PAX demo will offer two new maps...

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Epic shares Gears of War insight and trivia at Comic-Con panel

Cliff Bleszinski, Design Director at Epic Games, along with Production Director Rod Fergusson, voice actor Fred Tatasciore (the voice of Baird as well as "most of the Locusts") and writers Rob Auten and Tom Bissell all took the stage at Comic-Con 2012 for a panel about Gears of War: Judgment. The...

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Gears of War: Judgment gameplay trailer smirks in the face of danger

If we've learned anything from the very first gameplay video of Gears of War: Judgment, it's that subterranean creatures are still super gross, and shooting them into gooey pieces still looks remarkably satisfying. In fact, everything about this video looks exceptionally Gears of Wars-y, although...

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