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All posts tagged "gears of war"

  • Xbox One crimson limited edition controller review: a bloody piece of kit

    With Gears of War 4 being an exceptional entry into the Gears of War franchise -- and Microsft loving its themed controllers -- it was obvious that the Xbox One would receive a GoW4 themed controller. The question is, is this a controller for the fans or just a bloody mess? Right off the bat, the controllers comes with little fanfare. Included in the box are two AA batteries for first-time use -- you're still going to need additional batteries or a rechargeable pack -- and the usual pile of manuals and safety leaflets that absolutely no one reads. It does include a download...

  • Gears of War 4 [Xbox One] campaign review: a new Fenix rises

    It’s been a long, hard road out of hell, but the story of Marcus Fenix and his fight against the Locusts has come to an end. Now, Microsoft has released a new chapter in the Gears of War saga; the start of a new trilogy of games. Question is, should you play this new title, or stick with the older games? The story of a new group Gears of War 4 takes place 25 years after Gears of War 3 and is actually the fifth title in the series (Judgement being the fourth). The alien-ish menace that once plagued the planet...

  • Gears of War 4: gameplay, Elite controller and pricing details revealed

    During Xbox's E3 2016 conference, developer The Coalition showed off some more footage of the next alien-killing cover-based shooter, Gears of War 4. Oh, and it's already up for pre-order on Xbox One and PC at Xbox.com for R749. The Ultimate Edition -- including the game, season pass, and Vintage Del pack -- will set you back R1179. Amazon lists the standard physical edition for US$59.99 and the Ultimate Edition (with SteelBook case) for US$99.99. There is currently no local pricing on the physical releases. The game will be receiving a Collector's Edition for US$249.99. This will consist of the game, SteelBook case,...

  • New details on Gears of War 4 pricing and Ultimate Edition

    It's almost time for Gears of War 4 to see the light of day. Well, it's six months away, but in the meantime, Microsoft is teasing the world with some new info on the game. With the horrendous state of the SA Rand, it's nice to see the standard version of GoW4 will retail for R749. That's quite the discount considering Microsoft's last big release, Quantum Break, retailed for R1199. Looks like the company may have learned not overbank on titles. Along with the standard edition, the company is releasing an ultimate edition, called Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition, which...

  • Gears of War 4 trailer showcases gardening instead of gameplay

    The first trailer for the next entry in the bro-shooter series, Gears of War, is now on YouTube. Don't get too excited, though, as it's nothing special. The trailer primarily consists of video showing JD Phoenix, son of Gears of War series protagonist, Marcus Phoenix, running through a forest and into a dilapidated area from some kind of threat. We've also given shots of JD as a boy, while Marcus is bulked up and planting a tree. All of it is fully rendered CGI. The trailer tries to be emotional by setting the scene to Disturbed's cover of Sound of Silence, but...

  • Gears of War 4 hits Xbox One 11 October, beta begins 18 April

    Gears of War 4 finally has an official release date, after The Coalition's Adam Fletcher today announced new details on the Xbox Wire. That date is 11 October 2016, however, the multiplayer beta will still kick off this month, 18 April, for those who purchased Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10. Additional Xbox Live members will be allowed to join on 24 April. It's clear that The Coalition and Microsoft are scrupulously micromanaging the information released about the game. There's not much else to report at present, and largely since the game's first public outing at...

  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition PC requirements call for high-end rig

    Chainsaw wielding and alien smashing title Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is now available for PC. The game is priced at R319 on the Windows Store. Ultimate Edition is a comprehensive remake of the best-selling Xbox 360 title and includes additional content not featured in the original release. It currently holds a score of 82 out of 100 on Metacritic. The PC edition features 60 fps and 4K gameplay It only supports Windows 10 64-bit though, which includes DirectX 12. Read more: Styx, Gears of War 2 included in February’s Xbox Games with Gold These smoother and sexier visuals come at a price. The...