Microsoft Buys Gears of War from Epic Games
Jan28

Microsoft Buys Gears of War from Epic Games

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 continue to offer them more of their favorite games and entertainment...

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Gears of War: Judgment Review
Apr03

Gears of War: Judgment Review

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 game or will he forever remain in the shadow of Marcus and Dom? Back to...

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Are Video Games Getting Boring?
Mar14

Are Video Games Getting Boring?

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 the person that furthers the story, and things happen solely because YOU are...

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Casting Call: Gears of War – The Movie
Jan15

Casting Call: Gears of War – The Movie

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 major Hollywood studios to bring their Xbox exclusive game, Gears of War to...

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Console Exclusives That Didn’t Need to Be
Nov16

Console Exclusives That Didn’t Need to Be

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 game studios would want to go, but sadly that isn’t always the case....

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