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Archive for the ‘Gears of War’ Category

July 29th, 2008

See Gears of War action figures in all their plastic glory

Remember the Gears of War action figures that are due in stores in late spring? You get to see them again in all their plastic glory, from Comic-Con no doubt. The detail in these toys is amazing. Like I complained earlier, just don’t expect them to survive a good ass-whooping.

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June 3rd, 2008

Gears of War replica weapons and armor to be produced

Cosplayers on ‘roids rejoice! TriForce Sales, a creator of licensed 1:1 scale replica from video games, films, TV, and comics, is going to produce the weapons and armor from the Gears of War universe. TriForce has partnered with sculptor Sid Garrand of Nightmare Armor Studios to recreate the gear worn by Marcus Fenix’s Delta […]

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May 13th, 2008

Watch first Gears of War 2 gameplay video

You’ve seen the Gears of War 2 tech demo, but you’ve never seen how the sequel plays. Now’s your chance. Just make sure that you don’t spill your drool all over the keyboard.

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April 12th, 2008

Gears Cheers #1: Bosses rule for a reason

I’ve have ranted about Gears of War’s PC port for quite a bit, but that’s only because I had high expectations. The Xbox 360 version was the next best thing since sliced bread. However, I wanted to experience the same thing without the risk of a certain console’s insufficient cooling.
Gears of War’s technical problems may […]

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March 26th, 2008

Gears of War 2 looks even better than the original

So you don’t have a 360. That’s too bad because Gears of War is going to have a sequel. We’ve shown you a teaser recently announcing this, but what you haven’t seen is how sweet part two is going to look. Good news: there’s a tech demo available, and you can watch it here:


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March 20th, 2008

Gears of War annoyances #5: Armed conflict is hell, but so are choppy visuals

So my PC isn’t exactly cutting edge. I can accept that. It’s why I love tweaking so much. But when tweaking my settings doesn’t bear fruit no matter what combination I do, then I know I’m screwed.
This is one of my new problems in the “improved” Gears of War for the PC. Whether I tune […]

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March 19th, 2008

New Gears of War update fixes crashing problem

So I finally installed Gears of War on my PC (for the umpteenth time). Now why would I want to do a thing like that when the game keeps crashing? Because there was an update released, and who knows? It just might get me past the point where the game always fails.
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February 22nd, 2008

Confirmed: Gears of War 2 is for real and it’s coming soon

Look what I stumbled into today. Yes, that’s right. It’s the trailer for Gears of War 2. Good old Marcus is back, straight from the Game Developers Conference.

GDC - Gears Of War 2 from Joy Stiq on Vimeo.

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January 22nd, 2008

Gears of War action figures coming out in late spring

Ahh, action figures. Geek or not, you’ve just gotta love them. When I was a kid, these toys were mainly from movies and TV shows. Today, even video games get the miniature treatment. According to the National Entertainment Collectibles Association, action figures for Gears of War are due in stores in late spring of 2008.
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November 28th, 2007

Crap-Detector: Previously-released Gears of War PC reviews

Don’t believe everything you read in the internet, even if they came from so-called reputable game websites like GameSpot, GameSpy, IGN, or Eurogamer. The reviews they’re churning aren’t always as “spot-on” as people say they are.

Case in point: The previously-released reviews for Gears of War’s PC version.

I took the time to read all […]

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November 23rd, 2007

Gears of War annoyance #4: Crashing makes you want to burn

If you can’t get the software updates that Gears of War for the PC is asking for, then be prepared to crash, and often. You’ll crash so often that you’d want to burn your copy of Gears. The factors that could probably stop you is the amount of time it took you to get the […]

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November 23rd, 2007

GameTrailers’ Gears of War review glosses over issues

If you’ve been paying attention to this blog for some time now, then you may have noticed that FPS Rantings is currently having a fixation on Gears of War for the PC. It’s only fair to feature the GameTrailers review on Gears, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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