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TGS 2009: Capps talks about missing 'perching' cover system from Gears of War 2

"Everyone expects sequels to be bigger and better," Dr. Michael Capps said in his Gears of War panel at Tokyo Game Show. While talking about visual prototyping, he showcased a new type of cover that was in development for GoW2 called "perching" that was ultimately removed from the game. This syste...

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TGS 2009: Epic Games opens new Tokyo studio

You wouldn't think a panel called "Adapting the 'Gears of War' Franchise for Global Consumption" wouldn't take place at Tokyo Game Show. Epic Games President Dr. Michael Capps admitted that Gears of War was its biggest franchise, and that "Xbox is not the number one platform here in Japan." Howeve...

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Microsoft hosts sneak peek event for new Gears of War 2 map this Friday

If you live in the Seattle area and find yourself dreaming of dead Locust scum on a daily basis, then you may be interested in a Gears of War 2 play session being set up by Microsoft at the Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. This Friday, Microsoft will open the doors...

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Joystiq interview: Epic's Mike Capps responds to accusations of 'exploitative' working conditions

Several weeks back, independent game designer, Manifesto Games co-founder, and outspoken industry critic Greg Costikyan took Epic Games President Michael Capps to task for comments made during an IGDA [International Game Developers Association] panel in 2008. The debate over Capps' comments has ra...

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Gears of War 2 panel: 'hot chicks,' stereotypes, living cover and more

While megatons were nary to be found at Epic Games' Gears of War 2 panel at this year's New York Comic Con, Epic president Michael Capps and writer Joshua Ortega nonetheless revealed a few tidbits that are sure to pique the interest of the Gears faithful. Immediately after production on the ...

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An Epic diss

The Wii isn't everyone's cup of tea. For one, Epic Games' president Michael Capps seems to have a lot of hate for the little white console. When asked if the Wii's success was tempting the company to make software for the platform, Capps replied, "No, we go forward, not back. It makes more sense fo...

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