by Jim McLaughlin 1
  • xbox 360

Gears of Wars Takes Persistent Character Progress to a New Level

Even though Epic Games' slick idea to unlock items in Gears of War 3 for players who have attained certain Achievements in Bulletstorm, Unreal Tournament III, and Shadow Complex failed miserably...they have re-confirmed that certain Gears of War and Gears of War 2 Achievements will still garner some cool unlocks. In a nice touch, Gears 3 will even recognize Games for Windows Live Achievements from the PC version of Gears.

by Nick Puleo 2
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Quiver with Delight at the LOTR: War in the North Collector's Edition

We've seen some zany collector's editions in our day, but I think this one might take the cake.  The Lord of the Rings: War in the North collector's edition comes with a leather quiver case for the game.  It's a quiver for arrows, it's a case for the game, and you can wear it on your back while you play and shout "FOR FRODO" as you charge into the battles against Sauron.

by Nick Puleo 4
  • xbox 360

Gears of War 3 Leaks to the Net, Authorities in Hot Pursuit

A version of the Gears of War 3 single player campaign has leaked onto the internet in fully playable form.  The game isn't scheduled to ship until September, but there are dozens of YouTube videos out there filled with spoilers from the game's story.  There's no details yet on how the build was obtained and if it is related to the recent hacker attacks that have seemingly swept the gaming industry.  

by Nick Puleo 5

Our Weekend in Gaming - Eating Hot Dogs Edition

It's a three day weekend in the United States as we celebrate our independence.  How do we celebrate it?  By spending time outdoors, blowing up chemicals, and eating chemi...I mean hot dogs.  There's probably going to be beer involved too.  

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