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Microsoft Studios acquires rights to Gears of War series

Microsoft Studios has purchased the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, Microsoft announced. The publisher will take over all existing and future games in the series, and will hand development of future games over to Vancouver, BC developer Black Tusk Studios. Formerly Microsoft V...

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2K Czech shake-up, resources shifted to US

2K Czech, home of the Mafia series, is being restructured, a fancy business term equatable to how mob movies end with a bunch of bodies and a few survivors. Eurogamer reports 2K Czech will shut down its Prague office – where Mafia 3 was rumored to be in development – with the remainde...

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Former Epic, Irrational head Rod Fergusson starts new 2K studio

Rod Fergusson is launching a new studio for 2K Games in the San Francisco Bay area, he announced in a tweet today. The studio is already working on something new: "It's official: I'm launching a new studio for 2K in the Bay Area with an exciting new project! Details soon!" Fergusson most rece...

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Rod Fergusson preps to leave Irrational Games

Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games, is soon to be the former VP of Development at BioShock Infinite developer Irrational Games, Polygon reports. Fergusson joined Irrational in August to help finish up work on BioShock Infinite, a game that shipped to widespread critical accl...

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Ken Levine on the evolving corporate culture of Irrational and hiring Rod Fergusson

"When you work at a company, people leave and people join. We were up to almost two hundred people at one point and just mathematically you're going to have some turnover," Irrational Games president and creative director Ken Levine told Joystiq when asked how the studio's corporate culture chang...

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Epic's Rod Fergusson gets Irrational, working on BioShock Infinite

Epic Games' director of production Rod Fergusson has announced that he's leaving the studio to begin work at Irrational Games on BioShock Infinite tomorrow. "Yes it's true, I'm leaving my family at Epic to join my new family at Irrational in Boston starting tomorrow," Fergusson wrote on Twitter. "A...

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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 b...

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Gears of War: Judgment launching on March 19, 2013 [update]

Gears of War: Judgment will see Baird and Cole head to the clink at some point in March 2013, according to Epic Games Director of Production Rod Fergusson. The news was revealed to G4's X-Play and confirmed on the show's Twitter account – apparently Fergusson wouldn't allow any more specifics...

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Gears of War 3 getting Title Update 2 tonight with spectator mode, easier medals and mutators

Epic's Rod Fergusson says on Twitter that Gears of War 3 is getting its Title Update 2 this evening at 2am PDT. Here's the list of what's changing; the biggest update is that the game is getting a spectator mode for gaming leagues to use which will turn the normally 5v5 matches into 4v4, with eac...

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Gears of War 3 adds 3D support, we await Gears of War 3-D re-titling

Gears of War 3 is the latest game to leverage its numerical modifier by adding 3D support (first pioneered by classic films like Jaws 3-D and SpyKids 3-D), and joins other participants like Killzone 3, Uncharted 3, and Resistance 3. "It felt like something we wanted to have. It was a feature we d...

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