Rumor Mill: Gears of War: Exile & Halo HD To Appear At E3 2011

30 05 2011

I’m sure by now we have all heard the rumor of Microsoft making a Gears of War title for the Xbox 360 Kinect. Gears of War: Exile is the name that has been labeled for this, but there has been no confirmation if this is a Kinect title or if it’s not.

That being said, Microsoft has said that this years’ E3 they are going all out for the hardcore Kinect audience which has not games to date at this point to satisfy them.  So could Gears of War: Exile be a Kinect title? Yes, it’s extremely possible.  Will it appear at E3?  I have no doubt that it will show it’s face at E3.  Will we see it soon? Well…if it’s anything like the Kinect: Star Wars game….well, that’s all I will say.

Also, with the 10 year anniversay of Halo coming up, 343 Studios might be cooking up something as well for this years’ E3.  Rumors are abound of a Halo: Combat Evolved HD upgrade coming out soon.  That would not suprise me at all seeing how there is not a current Halo game announced.  We all know how Microsoft likes to showboat one of their biggest franchises at E3.

So do I think Halo HD is coming.  Definately.  There are way too many magazine publications talking about it for it not to be true.  I just wonder if they are going for a full retail release or if they are going to release it on Xbox Live the way they are doing Resident Evil HD?

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Gears Of War 3 Special Editions Detailed

29 05 2011

Gears of War 3 has been available to pre-order for some time now.  But there hasn’t been any information on what the two “special editions” have in-store for the Gearhead fanboys.  Fear not!  We now have the details of what the Limited Edition and the more expensive Epic Edition hold for you. 

Limited Edition ($79.99 US)

  • An Octus Award Box with Octus Service Medal – A 1:1 match in size and weight, this zinc-alloy cog-shaped medal replicates the award given to Adam Fenix in recognition of his work on the Hammer of Dawn. Dimensions: 77 mm (3 in.) x 10 mm (0.4 in.)
  • Exclusive Unlockable Adam Fenix Multiplayer Character – Each Octus Service Medal replica is engraved with a unique Xbox LIVE code that is the only way to unlock Adam Fenix in multiplayer.
  • A fabric COG Flag – Proud colors that once flew above the House of Sovereigns.
  • The personal effects of Adam Fenix, including his “Last Will and Testament,” the initial Hammer of Dawn schematic, and other Fenix family mementos.

Check after the break for the details on the Epic Edition!

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New Gears Of War 3 Trailer Brings Out The War Pigs

29 05 2011

Here’s a new Gears of War 3 trailer for you to check out.  Gears of War 3 is due to hit stores September 20, 2011.  It looks like it’s gonna be great.





Gears Of War Ongoing Comic Book Series Debuts Tomorrow

7 10 2008

Description

“The best-selling video game franchise arrives in comic books stores with a blast – one month before the debut of the new Xbox 360 game! The opening six-issue arc of this new ongoing series bridges the end of the first Gears of War game and the start of the second one, following the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in the battle against the Locust!

What happened after the Lightmass Bombing and how did the Locust react to this devastating weapon? Find out in this new series by Gears of War 2 game-writer Joshua Ortega (Death Dealer) and artist Liam Sharp (LORD HAVOK AND THE EXTREMISTS).“

The issue will ship with two covers. A normal-priced “Crimson Omen” cover and a retailer-priced incentive by Brandon Badeaux (est. $12). The series is written by Joshua Ortega who plotted the script for Gears 2 with art from Liam Sharp.





Achievements Unveiled: Gears Of War 2

29 08 2008

Yes..they are finally here!

Gears of War 2 Achievements
Green as Grass Train the rook (any difficulty) 10
It’s a Trap! Story progression in Act 1, Chapter 2 10
Escort Service Story progression in Act 1, Chapter 4 10
Girl About Town Story progression in Act 1, Chapter 6 10
That Sinking Feeling Story progression in Act 2, Chapter 4 10
Freebaird! Story progression in Act 2, Chapter 5 10
Heartbroken Story progression in Act 2, Chapter 6 10
Longitude and Attitude Story progression in Act 3, Chapter 3 10
Tanks for the Memories Story progression in Act 3, Chapter 4 10
Water Sports Story progression in Act 3, Chapter 6 10
There’s a Time for Us Story progression in Act 4, Chapter 2 10
Better Wrapped in Beacon Story progression in Act 4, Chapter 3 10
Have Fun Storming the Castle Story progression in Act 4, Chapter 6 10
And the Horse You Rode in On Story progression in Act 5, Chapter 1 10
You Are the Support, Son Story progression in Act 5, Chapter 2 10
Brumak Rodeo Story progression in Act 5, Chapter 4 10
Does This Look Infected to You? Story progression in Act 5, Chapter 5 10
Tourist of Duty Complete all campaign acts on Casual Difficulty 25
Guerilla Tactician Complete all campaign acts on Normal Difficulty 50
Artist of War Complete all campaign acts on Hardcore Difficulty 75
Suicide Missionary Complete all campaign acts on Insane Difficulty 150
Collector Recover 5 collectibles (any difficulty) 5
Pack Rat Recover 20 collectibles (any difficulty) 15
Completionist Recover all 41 collectibles (any difficulty) 30
One-Night Stand Complete 1 chapter in co-op on any difficulty (Marcus or Dom) 10
Open Relationship Complete 10 chapters in co-op on any difficulty (Marcus or Dom) 30
Friends with Benefits Complete all acts in co-op on any difficulty (Marcus or Dom) 50
Once More, With Feeling Perform 30 perfect active reloads (any mode) 10
Takes a Licking Melee 30 Tickers (any mode) 30
Organ Grinder Kill 30 enemies with a cover mounted Mulcher (any mode) 10
Shock and Awe Kill 30 enemies with the heavy Mortar (any mode) 10
Said the Spider to the Fly Kill 10 enemies with a planted grenade (any mode) 10
Crowd Control Melee 10 enemies down with the Boomshield equipped (any mode) 10
Smells Like Victory Kill 30 enemies with the Scorcher Flamethrower (any mode) 10
Variety Is the Spice of Death Kill an enemy with every weapon in the game (any mode) 30
Seriously 2.0 Kill 100,000 enemies (any mode) 50
Standing Here, Beside Myself Win 3 matches of Wingman (public) 10
Beat the Meatflag Capture 10 meatflags in Submission (public) 10
It’s Good to be the King Win 10 rounds of Guardian as the leader (public) 10
You Go Ahead, I’ll Be Fine Win three matches of King of the Hill (public) 10
Back to Basic Successfully complete the 5 lessons of multiplayer Training Grounds 10
Party Like It’s 1999 Play 1999 rounds of multiplayer (any mode) 30
Around the World, Again Win a multiplayer match on each map (any mode) 30
Dirty, Dirty Horde Survive the first 10 waves of Horde (any difficulty, any map) 20
Hoard the Horde Survive all 50 waves of Horde (any difficulty, any map) 30
Crossed Swords Win 10 chainsaw duels (any mode). 10
A Parting Gifts Kill 10 enemies with a grenade while down but not out (any mode). 20
Pound Of Flesh Use a meatshield to save your life 10 times (any mode). 10
Photojournalist Submit a spectator photo. 10
Kick ‘Em When They’re Down Perform all 11 unique executions on a downed enemy. 10

As for the linked achievements:

  • Complete Act 1 in Gears of War: Unlock Anthony Carmine multiplayer skin in Gears of War 2.
  • Find 10 COG tags in Gears of War: Unlock Minh Young Kim multiplayer skin in Gears of War 2.
  • Defeat RAAM in Gears of War: Unlock RAAM multiplayer skin in Gears of War 2.




  • Gears Of War Movie Get’s A Director

    17 06 2008

    Finally Gears of War has a director (which is something the Halo movie can’t, lol).  It is not other than Len Wiseman.  You may know of his directing work on Live Free Or Die Hard and also Underworld: Evolution.   The Gears movie was originally scheduled to come out in 2009, but due to developmental-hell issues, it looks as if it’s going to get pushed back to at least 2010.

    If this does get pushed back, I’d probably look for the Gears of War 3 game to release sometime near the film…but that’s pure speculation.