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Gears of War Creator Cliff Bleszinski Talks Gears of War 4; Likens it to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Gears of War 4, which shipped last year on Xbox One and PC, was the first brand-new entry in the series made internally at Microsoft after it acquired the series from Epic Games in 2014. It was …Read More The post Gears of War Creator Cliff Bleszinski Talks Gears of War 4; Likens it to Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Gears of War 4 March Update out Today, Adds Two New Maps

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PS4 and Overwatch Dominate Games Media Coverage in 2016

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Gears of War 4 Trailer for GDC Teases Talk on How The Coalition Did “More With Less” in Animation

Game Developers Conference will start at the end of the month, and its organizers posted a teaser trailer for one of the upcoming panels on Gears of War 4. …Read More The post Gears of War 4 Trailer for GDC Teases Talk on How The Coalition Did “More With Less” in Animation by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Gears of War 4 February Update Out Today; Adds Two New Maps, New Valentine’s Event, and More

Today, Gears of War 4’s February Update releases, and with it, comes two new maps, a week-long Valentine’s event, new Gear Packs to collect, further improvements to the game, and more. …Read More The post Gears of War 4 February Update Out Today; Adds Two New Maps, New Valentine’s Event, and More by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Grand Theft Auto V Returns to the Top on the UK Sales Chart for Second Week of 2017

It will be the year 2042 and Grand Theft Auto V will still be among the top-selling games of the year. Rockstar’s latest installment in the series just continues to sell by the bucket loads, as evidence …Read More The post Grand Theft Auto V Returns to the Top on the UK Sales Chart for Second Week of 2017 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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In the UK: FIFA 17 Was The Top Selling Game at Retail for 2016; Hardware and Software Sales Fall for the Year

Research institute GfK has released its information and full year figures for the UK physical games market in 2016. …Read More The post In the UK: FIFA 17 Was The Top Selling Game at Retail for 2016; Hardware and Software Sales Fall for the Year by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Fan-favorite Maps and Characters Return in Gears of War 4 Update

Slowly, Treats from the Gears of War Universe Just Pour In Out now, a new Gears of War 4 update for fan veterans. This latest patch, Series 2 Collection, significantly expands multiplayer content. We get over 280 collectible cards, including iconic characters from Gears of War 3. Out of a total thirteen, four make up our “first”  band of legacy characters. However, there’s more in this latest patch. Additionally, two fan-favorite maps have been re-imagined. “Blending together the best of Gears 2’s original take and the Gears 3’s re-imagining,” we get the Gears 4 version of Blood Drive. Battle through pillars and along city streets, where open terrain leads to longshot firefights. Then we have the classical Clocktower re-imagined. It is now the Bank of Bronn, where players can reacquaint themselves with turkey shoots at the bank entrance. Otherwise, fight on the low streets for control of the center, in what will inevitably lead to back and forth chainsaw kills. Both maps are currently available for Season Pass holders, and everyone on January 17. On top of that, The Coalition wants to give Season Pass holders more for their buck: Today, they announced sixty random cards from Series 2 Characters and Weapon Skins. This new Airdrop comes January 13, in conjunction with Bounty Gear…

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Series 2 Arrives in Gears of War 4 Today; 280 New Cards, Two New Fan Favorite Maps, Quit Penalties, and More

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Podcast: The Legacy Of Fallout 4

This week on Kotaku Splitscreen, I’m joined by deputy editor Patricia Hernandez to talk about Pokémon, Fallout, and Red Dead Redemption 2. Advertisement We also discuss what it’s like being deputy editor at Kotaku, the various challenges and opportunities covering fan games and gaming culture, Gears of War 4, and why I haven’t used my roomba for more than a week. You can listen to this week’s episode on iTunes or Google Play. Or find it directly on Simplecast. (MP3 download here.) READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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FIFA 17 Lands Top Spot on UK Sales Chart for Third Straight Week

EA’s FIFA 17 has continued its reign of dominance of the UK sales charts, netting the top spot for the third straight week. Gears of War 4 meanwhile came in second, with Mafia III in third following it’s series record breaking sales debut at number two last week. On the VR front seven of the eight games available at retail made the Top 40. Hustle Kings VR was the only title to miss out, while PlayStation VR Worlds was the highest PS VR launch title at seventh. Important to note: the week’s chart only features sales numbers up to Saturday, October 15th, and includes only retail sales. Here’s the full Top 40 for Week 41: Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher 1 1 FIFA 17 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS 2 GEARS OF WAR 4 PEGI 18+ MICROSOFT 2 3 MAFIA III PEGI 18+ 2K 4 WWE 2K17 PEGI 16+ 2K 5 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR EDITION PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX 3 6 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT 7 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT. 8 SKYLANDERS IMAGINATORS PEGI 7+ SKYLANDERS 9 UNTIL DAWN: RUSH OF BLOOD PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT. 5 10 ROCKET LEAGUE PEGI 3+ 505 GAMES 4 11 GRAND…

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Mafia III Mobster Needs To Upgrade His Graphics Card

Today on Highlight Reel we have WWE Belts, FIFA celebrations, Gears glitches, swearing, and much more! Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like, and share the original videos via the links below. Subscribe to Kotaku on YouTube for more! Advertisement Highlight Reel is Kotaku’s regular roundup of great plays, stunts, records and other great moments from around the gaming world. If you record an amazing feat while playing a game (here’s how to record a clip), send it to us with a message confirming that the clip is yours at highlightreel@kotaku.com. Or, if you see a great clip around that isn’t yours, encourage that person to send it in! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Gears of War 4: The Best Xbox Exclusive of the Generation

I didn’t become personally acquainted with the Gears of War franchise until late last year when I purchased an Xbox One along with a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Even though this game was nearly ten years old at the time, I had more fun playing it than I did with most of 2015’s releases. I eventually played through Gears of War 2 and 3 and thoroughly enjoyed those as well (though I will admit that the first game is my favorite out of the original trilogy). I arrived late to the party, but I was now a big fan of the series. Like many others out there, I eagerly anticipated the release of Gears of War 4. The game released yesterday (though some did get early access to it last Friday) and I managed to play through most of it. I already knew I was going to like Gears of War 4, but after playing all the way up to the beginning of the final act, I can now safely say that it is not only a strong entry in the franchise but easily the best Xbox game released this generation. Fans of Microsoft’s gaming division have…

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5 Reasons to Be Excited for Gears of War 4

The Xbox One has enjoyed a pretty decent year so far with the release of Quantum Break, ReCore, and Forza Horizon 3. While only the latter of those has met with critical and commercial success, the company is today releasing a title that is sure to be a hit and may even help push some consoles out of the door. What game is that? It’s Gears of War 4, of course. It has been a few years since we’ve gotten a new, main-line Gears game (sorry, Judgement) and the excitement for this title is understandably high. Pure cover-based shooters are a rare thing these days so it is refreshing to have a game that goes back to basics. Even though Gears of War 4 will deliver the sort of experience that fans of the franchise expect, it will also have a good amount of new features which should keep it from being another stale retread (again, I’m looking at you, Judgement). Gears of War 4 has a lot going on for it, but here are the top five reasons why Xbox One and PC gamers should be excited for the game. 1. New friends, new enemies Previous Gears games focused on…