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Gears of War 4’s protagonists are decidedly less beefy

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Rod Fergusson took the stage not to show off a new Gears of War – instead, talking about the original game – the very first Xbox 360 Gears of War remastered and brought back, with 60 fps 1080p gameplay. There’s an online beta for that, starting today. Oh, it was a troll attempt – he did show off some new Gears of War footage.

A trailer starts off with more colour than you’d expect of Gears, showing hulking soldiers with their glowing body armour.

And my gosh, does it look good. With new male and female leads it seems, the game has the same creepy and dark, survival horror aesthetic and music from the first game, which seems like The Coalition realises what made the first game so special. With less hulking man meat, and what seems like a better, more cohesive less dude-bro­ story, this looks like the sort of thing I’d happily get an Xbox One for.

The voice acting seems a little on the weak side, if I have to be picky, but it looks like everything I’d want from a new-gen Gears of War. Creep creatures, active reloads, roadie runs and guns with chainsaws on the end of them. That shotgun? That seems like my old friend that does.

Last Updated: June 15, 2015


  1. HvR

    June 15, 2015 at 20:20

    See Gears dev think a women can not fight their own battle and need a man’s help.


  2. Gustav Minnie

    June 15, 2015 at 20:56

    Even Clifford was impressed.


  3. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 15, 2015 at 21:47

    So we’re no longer fighting the Locusts? But rather the other indigenous wildlife of Sera?

    I liked the explanation in the first game (or was it the second) why there were so few women enlisted in the COGs. It boiled down to the simple fact that because the human population of Sera had been brought to the brink of extinction, it was imperative that healthy or non-sterile women helped to restock the population. These days, the carebears would call it “misogynistic”, but if we listened to them we’d lose out on stories and narratives that push the envelope – or the tales of fantasy worlds different to ours (yet in some ways, maybe too similar)

    So in the immortal words of George RR Martin (regarding the carebears, the white knights and any other SJW derivative)… Fuck em’


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