Posts Tagged ‘Gears of War 4’

Gears of War 4 getting Horde Mode update and free trial

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Next week will be a busy one for Gears of War 4‘s [official site] scarred soldiers. First, its ever-popular Horde Mode is getting a big update, and second, those who haven’t yet had the joy of chainsawing through a DeeBee’s face will be able to do so for free as part of a time-limited trial.

The Rise of the Horde update will introduce three skills for each of the five classes, two maps and new loot drops (see all the grisly detail here). Read the rest of this entry »

Gears of War launches cross-platform casual multiplayer

Cross-platform multiplayer has officially arrived in Gears of War 4 [official site], letting Xboners and Tenners square off against each other while also letting territorial babies reignite tedious arguments about who’s REALLY the baby. Right now, only the Versus ‘Social Quickplay’ playlist puts Xbone and Windows 10 players together, and it sounds like it’ll stay that way. Expanding the playerpool and letting folks play with their consolechums (or PCpals!) is good stuff. Read the rest of this entry »

Gears Of War 4 Roadie-Runs Onto Windows 10

“If wanting that gun Blaine has is in the Predator is wrong, who’d want to be right?” Old Man Gillen said in 2008 about the first Gears of War. I mean, sure, Kieron’s in favour of anything letting him pretend his tadger is a steel deathcannon spaffing at six thousand loads per minute, but the point is: big daft action games can be a right lark. That’s why I’m glad to see Gears of War bring its crouch-running and chainsawing back to PC, with Gears of War 4 [official site] now out on Windows 10. Yes, Windows 10 only. But: chainsaw guns, yeah? Read the rest of this entry »

Gears Of War 4 Shows 20 Minutes Of Prologue Gameplay

Given that it’s been a fair few years since we last had Gears of War on PC, you might have missed or forgotten what it’s all about – other than fridgemen crouching behind waist-high concrete blocks shouting, obvs. Something about aliens? Or were they Moonmen? Morlocks? With pet coconut crabs? Well, with Gears of War 4 [official site] a fortnight away from launching on Windows 10, a new twenty-minute gameplay trailer revisits some key moments from Gearsworld recent history to explain a bit more. It’s showing off the game’s Prologue chapter, see, with many a fiery set piece.

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Game of Thrones Composer Twangs On Gears Of War 4

I know what you all might be asking. “Game of Thrones in my Gears of War?” Well, it’s more likely than you think. Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi has joined up with The Coalition to create the score for Gears of War 4 [official site]. “I certainly wanted to stay in the direction fans know, but at the same time, I wanted to bring my own style to it,” Djawadi has said.

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Gears of War 4’s PC Exclusive Features Detailed

Microsoft have been promising for years that they’re going to stop treating PC like their least favourite cousin and they seem to be following through more than usual of late. They announced at E3 that Gears of War 4 is coming to Windows 10 and now its developers have been talking about its PC-specific features, such as an unlocked framerate and remappable controls.

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Cover This: Gears Of War 4 Vid Shows Physics Traps

After years of only being able to see the shadow of Gears of War on PC – innumerable games about crouching behind waist-high concrete blocks – we’re getting to play it again. As part of their latest commitment to PC gaming for ever and ever for really real this time, Microsoft released the first game’s remaster for Windows 10 and have Gears of War 4 [official site] coming too. What’s exciting in 4? In a new seven-minute gameplay trailer, at least, the answer is wacky Dark Messiah-style physics deathtraps in one section of a level. Well, I wouldn’t say no!

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Gears Of War 4 Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft are certainly starting to bring their big guns from Xbox One to PC – big guns with chainsaws on ’em and everything. Gears of War 4 [official site] will launch for Windows 10 and Xbone in October, and both versions are tied together. It’ll be an ‘Xbox Play Anywhere’ game, which means that folks who buy it digitally get it on both platforms, with progress and achievements shared between them. Its co-op campaign and other co-op modes will support cross-platform multiplayer too.

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