Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft Studios’

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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Bonza Zooming: Forza Horizon 3 Released On Win 10

Australia’s natural car ecosystem was ruined by the arrival of European invaders and the foreign cars which stowed away on their ships. Facing no natural predators, car species like the BMW M3 and Reliant three-wheelers quickly dominated all biomes. Forza Horizon 3 [official site], as I understand it, is a game about subtly stamping out those invasive species by driving them quite quickly and unsafely. ‘Racing’, the pest controllers call it. Now we can join in, as the Australian open-world racer is out today on Windows 10. Hark, a launch trailer:

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Halo? Is It PC You’re Looking For? Halo 5: Forge Is Out

Forge! Huah! What is it good for? More than you might think. Halo 5: Forge has arrived free on Windows 10 and while it’s not full Halo 5 with the FPS’s campaign and all its multiplayer jazz and whatnot, it’s more than the level editor it initially seems. I mean, yes, it does have a level editor, but also it also supports 16-player online Halo action with the Arena multiplayer mode and player-made modes and minigames. Forge is a bit like a basic Garry’s Mod, and that’s no bad thing for a freebie.

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Forza 6 Apex Launches Leaves Beta With Wheel Support

Now Microsoft have unveiled plans to bring their headline Xbox One games to Windows 10 too, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex [official site] seems a little odd. It’s not full and proper Forza, see, rather a singleplayer-only free version of Turn 10’s drive ’em up. Well! We may now know that Forza Horizon 3 is coming to Win 10, multiplayer and all, but let’s not forget Forza 6 Apex. After four months in open beta testing, the free racer has left beta to properly launch, having added support for steering wheel peripherals.

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Halo Wars 2 Dev Diary Explores Threatening New Villain

I’ve always been a big fan of the universe that the Halo games are set in, and with Halo Wars 2 [official site] headed our way in February of next year, I’m keen on gleaning as much information about its story as possible. That’s good for me, because Microsoft have released a short video documentary detailing some of the finer points of the story with an added emphasis on the villain who will be tying everything together.

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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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