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Microsoft Starts Launching it PC Games on Geforce Now Cloud Service

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced its plans to make its PC games available on Nvidia's cloud service Geforce Now, and it's already following through. Starting today, thanks to the 10-year…

May 18, 2023 | 10:07 EDT

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Gears 5 Map Builder Has Been Removed

A new update has removed the Gears 5 Map Builder from the game. Fortunately, The Coalition is unlocking its associated achievements for everyone so they don't miss out. Gears 5 is the newest core…

April 26, 2022 | 03:30 EDT

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Gears 5 Operation 6: Drop 2 Arrives Next Week

The Coalition has revealed that Gears 5 Operation 6: Drop 2 arrives in mid-April 2021 along with a list of the content that players can expect including a new map, new characters, and Execution 2.0…

April 7, 2021 | 02:47 EDT

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Tackling Gears 5 Operation 6

With Operation 6, Gears 5 is a year-and-a-half old. While not significant in itself, disastrous live services would have sunk by this point. The Coalition's attempts at revitalizing multiplayer…

March 5, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Ranking The Gears of War Series

It's been over a year since Gears 5 launched on Xbox One and PC with it also leading the charge as Microsoft's most noteworthy smarty-delivery-enabled first-party title. With Operation 6 upon us, it'…

March 1, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Gears 5: Hivebusters Expansion Debuts New 3-Hour Campaign

The Gears 5: Hivebusters expansion has been revealed, showing players what they'll get to enjoy as the next piece of premium content in the latest Gears of War game. Gears 5 has been providing…

December 8, 2020 | 02:38 EST

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Gears 5 The New Day DLC Price Angers Fans

The Gears 5 The New Day DLC price is upsetting a portion of the fanbase who may have been hoping to get their hands on some new playable WWE wrestlers for free as they previously did with Batista.…

November 20, 2020 | 01:52 EST

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Gears 5 DLC Adding Three More Wrestlers as Playable Characters

Some more Gears 5 DLC wrestlers will be added to the roster, complimenting the appearance of Batista in the game. These three new wrestlers will include Xavier Woods, a WWE wrestler, Twitch streamer…

November 17, 2020 | 02:39 EST

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Gears 5 Operation 5 Revamps Multiplayer, Adds New Content

Microsoft has relaunched Gears 5's multiplayer mode with a significant overhaul to mechanics and an injection of new content. Operation 5, nicknamed "Hollow Storm", brings new characters, extra maps…

November 17, 2020 | 09:51 EST

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Batista Can Replace Marcus Fenix in Next Gears 5 Update

The Dave Batista Gears 5 model served as a neat addition to multiplayer, but a forthcoming update for the game will take things to the next level by letting you replace Marcus Fenix with Batista.…

October 23, 2020 | 02:07 EDT

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Gears Tactics Debuts Xbox Version and New Enemies This November

The Gears Tactics Xbox One release date and Xbox Series X release date has finally been locked in, and that's not all — some new content will be coming to the game right after it lands on Microsoft's…

September 18, 2020 | 02:01 EDT

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Lessons XCOM Can Learn From Gears Tactics

Going from playing XCOM: Chimera Squad to Gears Tactics was an enlightened experience. There's a clear contrast in quality between the two, for sure. XCOM: Chimera Squad was unpolished and buggy,…

May 19, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Gears Tactics Review

Even at the peak of its power, Gears always felt like Microsoft's backup plan. It didn't sell 360s the way that Halo sold the OG Xbox, surviving mainly on its online multiplayer and over the top…

April 27, 2020 | 09:00 EDT

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Gears Tactics

It's time for gory execution kills! Except for this time, you must think about it and plan accordingly. Gears Tactics is the turn-based prequel set 12 years before the first Gears of War. You play as…

April 7, 2020 | 08:25 EDT

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Gears 5 Title Update 4 Arrives Today

Gears 5 Title Update 4 is set to arrive today — and it's debuting a scary new villain called Kantus. The biggest highlight announced in this week's "What's Up" post is the addition of the new Kantus…

January 21, 2020 | 11:10 EST

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Gears Tactics Fights For Freedom in 2020

Announced at The Game Awards 2019, upcoming Gears/XCOM mashup Gears Tactics is set for an April 28th, 2020 release. Set to come to Steam, the Windows Store, and for Game Pass for PC, the strategy…

December 12, 2019 | 11:12 EST

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More Terminator Characters Added to Gears 5, Plus Others

The first batch of new heroes is coming to Gears 5. Mostly made up of generics, you'll still get access to a classic Gears of War villain. And more Terminator: Dark Fate characters for... some reason…

October 17, 2019 | 12:36 EDT

Gears 5 Won't Have A Season Pass, Gear Packs, Or Loot Box Content

Gears 5 Horde Guide: Getting to Wave 50

Horde mode is back in Gears 5, and, much like the rest of the game, the infamous survival mode has received some tweaks, so our Gears 5 Horde Guide will show you the ropes...again. While the basics…

September 17, 2019 | 01:35 EDT

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Gears 5 Review

If I had to compare Gears of War 4 to a movie, I think my choice would be Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was less a unique entry into the series, more a reminder of why you fell in love with Gears…

September 12, 2019 | 01:30 EDT

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Gears 5 Review Bomb Strikes Due To Delay In Chinese Availability

A few days ago, we learned that the Steam release of Gears 5 was suspended indefinitely for China for unknown reasons. The issue has just been fixed, but that didn't stop a Gears 5 review bomb from…

September 10, 2019 | 08:41 EDT

Gears 5 Won't Have A Season Pass, Gear Packs, Or Loot Box Content

Gears 5 Steam Launch Suspended in China Over 'Specific Issue'

Anyone in China hoping to play Gears 5 on Steam may have to wait a while. According to a community manager named TC Octus, an unspecified issue is forcing the team to suspend the game's release and…

September 7, 2019 | 05:12 EDT

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Gears 5 Accessibility Options Include Colorblind Modes, Target Lock

Gears 5 developer The Coalition has outlined accessibility options the upcoming third-person shooter will have. The stated aim is to provide "a usable experience for as many players as possible".…

September 5, 2019 | 10:23 EDT

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Former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista Joining Gears 5

Gears 5 is almost ready for launch, but developer The Coalition still has a few surprises up its sleeve before the game's launch this week, and it comes in the form of actor and former WWE Superstar…

September 3, 2019 | 06:03 EDT

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Gears 5 Horde Mode Revamps with Ultimates, Cross Platform and Halo: Reach

Horde mode returns, with Gears 5 horde mode, getting a brand new trailer showing off some of the new tricks and features in the classic Gears of War mode. The biggest change is ultimate abilities,…

August 19, 2019 | 01:48 EDT

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Gears 5 Versus Tech Test Coming for Late July

Developer The Coalition has revealed that Gears 5 will have a versus tech test coming in two weeks. According to the Gears website, the Versus Tech Test will be a "small in-development slice of our…

July 6, 2019 | 04:46 EDT

Gears 5 Won't Have A Season Pass, Gear Packs, Or Loot Box Content

Gears 5 Won't Have A Season Pass, Gear Packs, Or Loot Box Content

The Coalition studio has just posted an update on the official Gears 5 website on how players will earn content in the game. It even includes a "TL:DR" summary: "Gear Packs are gone. So is Season…

June 21, 2019 | 01:15 EDT

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Gears of War 5 Lobby Browser Will Help You Find The Online Game You're Looking For

Eagle-eyed fans at E3 2019 this year noticed something unique about Gears 5, that the game will contain a new lobby browser as part of a new online lobby system. Gears of War 5 multiplayer design…

June 13, 2019 | 10:30 EDT

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Gears 5

Formally announced at the Xbox E3 show in 2019, Gears of War 5, also known as simply Gears 5, is the next installment in Microsoft's popular and acclaimed Gears franchise, following up on the heels…

June 10, 2019 | 11:37 EDT

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Xbox E3 2019 - Gears 5 is coming

The Gears of War franchise is growing. Gears 5 was announced in a big way at the Xbox E3 show, with multiple events taking place leading up to the game's release. Gears 5 takes place in a crumbling…

June 9, 2019 | 06:05 EDT

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Gears 5 Has Tons of Posters at E3, Confirms it's Coming This Fall

Microsoft is going big with Gears 5, the latest in the Gears of War franchise. After revealing Gears 5 at last year's E3, Microsoft has been tight-lipped on any details regarding the game. This time…

June 8, 2019 | 12:52 EDT

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Inside Xbox 4/16 - Gears 5 eSports Coming to TBS This June

Rod Ferguson arrived on today's Inside Xbox stream to announce that Gears 5 will be hitting TBS in a six-episode event series and live tournament. The first episode of the series starts airing on…

April 16, 2019 | 06:37 EDT

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Microsoft E3 2018: Gears Tactics

One of several Gears of War-centered announcements made at the Microsoft E3 2018 show was Gears Tactics, an XCOM-style game set in the Gears of War universe. Players will be creating an entirely new…

June 10, 2018 | 06:33 EDT