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Microsoft Buys Gears of War from Epic Games

Microsoft Buys Gears of War from Epic Games

Jan 28, 2014

In a move that seems like it should have happened long ago, Microsoft has announced today that they have purchased the franchise rights to the Gears of War series from Epic Games. Phil Spencer stated in an FAQ posted on their website that “This franchise, and these fans, are part of the soul of Xbox. By acquiring this franchise, Microsoft Studios will...

Gears of War: Judgment Review

Gears of War: Judgment Review

Apr 3, 2013

The latest installment in the Xbox 360 exclusive franchise is back with Gears of War: Judgement. This time around the collaboration between Epic Games and the folks at People Can Fly take you back to the planet of Sera in a prequel that takes place fourteen years before the events of Gears of War. Can Damon Baird hold his own as the lead protagonist of a Gears...

Are Video Games Getting Boring?

Are Video Games Getting Boring?

Mar 14, 2013

Let’s have a chat, gaming community. I wanted to follow up on one of the more recent articles on the site, about the top ten gaming trends that need to die. I have my own opinion on something that needs to die in gaming in general. Convenience. You see, convenience has been around since gaming began back in the 70’s. A hero. A protagonist. YOU are...

Casting Call: Gears of War – The Movie

Casting Call: Gears of War – The Movie

Jan 15, 2013

Welcome to Geekenstein’s first edition of “Casting Call” where we pick our favorite actors to portray characters from our favorite games and comics. This series is going to be a combination of creative writing and photoshopping. First up, a personal favorite of mine: Gears of War. Enjoy! Awhile back, the folks at Epic Games were in talks with...

Console Exclusives That Didn’t Need to Be

Console Exclusives That Didn’t Need to Be

Nov 16, 2012

As long as I can remember, there have always been video games that were only released on a specific console. Yes, sometimes there were deals in place that made it happen that way, but sometimes it would seem that a game could easily have been released on multiple platforms. You would think that having a broader user base to sell to would be the direction most...