If you signed in to your Xbox One last night you may have been greeted by two messages from Xbox Live. The messages contained codes to download Xbox 360 backwards compatible digital versions of the Gears of War collection.
The first message contained codes for Gears of War and Gears of War 2 and the second message, which arrived several hours later, contained Gears of War 3 and Gears of War Judgment.
If you are yet to purchase Gears of War Ultimate Edition, but want the entire Xbox 360 Gears of War catalogue, then make sure you play (purchase) the Ultimate Edition on your Xbox Live account before December 31, 2015 to be eligible to receive the codes.
Xbox Wire have confirmed that fans who purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will receive the entire Xbox 360 collection for free.
By playing Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live from Aug. 25 through Dec. 31, 2015, you’ll get access to Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment in Backward Compatibility when it launches in the Autmn.
What a nice way to start the week!
July’s Games with Gold finally sees Pool Nation moved aside, “hurrah!” I hear you cry.
This month, Xbox Live gold members will be able to get their hands on Assasins Creed Black Flag and So Many Me on the Xbox One.
Xbox 360 users will have access to Plants vs. Zombies and Gears of War 3.
To celebrate GWG’s two year anniversary Microsoft have announced that we’ll be getting two Xbox One games every month from now on.
What do you think of this months offerings?
For the next three weeks there will be daily events running in Gears of War 3’s Gearsmas playlist (found in the special events playlist). From December 12 until January 2, the Snowman heads will roll as players will take each over on in festive themed deathmatches – the perfect way to spend the holiday season!
The current event is “Brothers to the End”, 2v2 TDM – keep an eye here for regular updates to the festive fun.
Gears of War: Judgment is set to expand its multiplayer offering with a new DLC pack this June. Titled “Lost Relics”, and not some form of Tomb Raider cross-over, the pack includes four new maps, a new single objective gametype, new armor and new weapon skins.
The Maps are Checkout (from Gears 3), Lost City, Museum and Overrun exclusive, Ward. Additionally a new game-mode will be included by the way of “Breakthrough” which sounds like a lot of fun. It’s a single-objective game that features two teams with very distinct roles: one team has possession of a flag that they must deliver to a set location; the opposing team has a purely defensive role and unlimited resources. The attacking team must break through the enemy team’s defensive line and deliver the flag before their pool of lives run out.
The fourth downloadable Map Pack for Gears of War 3 which will be free for all season pass subscribers has been revealed as ‘Forces of Nature’. For those without the season pass, it’s likely to be available for 800 MS Points. Continue reading Gears of War 3 – Forces of Nature Map Pack
A new Title Update for Gears of War 3 went live today and will be downloaded automatically by starting Gears 3 while connected to Xbox LIVE. The update will include a variety of balance tweaks, bug fixes and more. Here’s a look at what you can expect to see: Continue reading Gears of War 3 – Title Update LIVE
Xbox Insider, as part of the Xbox UK Team are running an awesome competition this weekend in which to win all you need do is live in the UK, provide a few brief details and hope for the best. Continue reading UK Only – Win Branded Controllers with Xbox Insider
Epic Games Community Manager, Will Kinsler (aka Raczilla) has revealed on the official Epic forums that Microsoft’s new policy for the Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace in 2012 is not to distribute anything that resembles or acts like a gun. Continue reading Microsoft Bans Xbox LIVE Avatar Guns for 2012
On 17th January, 2012 the battle for Sera rages on as Microsoft and Epic mark the New Year with the release of “Fenix Rising,” the third major game add-on for the most critically-acclaimed shooter of 2011, “Gears of War 3.” Featuring five spectacular new multiplayer maps inspired by significant locales in the “Gears of War 3” campaign, Continue reading Fenix Rising and New XP System for Gears 3 in January