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Backwards compatible Gears of War collection codes are being sent out

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.

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Buy Gears of War Ultimate edition for a great deal

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!

Deals with Gold – May 12

This weeks Deals with Gold has discounts on Destiny, Saints Row and Gears of Judgment DLC, anything take your fancy?

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Saints Row IV: Re-elected Xbox One Game 25%
Saints Row IV: Re-elected & Gat out of Hell Xbox One Game 33%
Saints Row Gat out of Hell Xbox One Game 33%
Destiny Digital Guardian Edition Xbox One Game 33%
Destiny* Xbox One Game 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

*Valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Xbox 360

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell Games On Demand 33%
Saints Row IV Games On Demand 67%
Saints Row: The Third Games On Demand 67%
Destiny Games On Demand 50%
Gears Judgment Lost Relics DLC Pack Add-On 67%
Gears Judgment Call to Arms DLC Pack Add-On 60%
Gears Judgment Total Skin Pack Add-On 60%
Gears Judgment Epic Weapon Skin Pack Add-On 50%

Games with Gold doubles up for April

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April is just around the corner and so is the next Games with Gold. For April there’s an Easter treat waiting – double the games!

For Xbox One owners there’s Pool Nation FX and Child of Light, while 360 owners double up for four new games. Gears of War Judgment and Terraria will be available from April 1, and from April 16 Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and Army of Two The Devil’s Cartel will be free to Xbox Live Gold members.

That will certainly keep some of you busy for April!

Gears of War: Judgment – FREE DLC May 15

Gears of War: Judgment was rated rather favourable in our review shortly before release earlier in the year, and to further expand its greatness – from Wednesday 15th May, fans can download the second MAXIM Map, Dreadnought, available for OverRun players free of charge for a limited time.

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A brief description of the level is below:

Dreadnought: In the months immediately following Emergence Day, the COG managed to capture some Locust Berserkers. Thinking that a ship at sea would be safe from an underground enemy, the COG decided to transport their prize to a secure research facility via the CNV Pomeroy. Little did they know that the Locust had waterborne beasts from the underground rivers of the Hollow, or that the Locust soldiers would use them so relentlessly to rescue the captured Berserkers. The Pomeroy was corralled into a narrow channel and forced ashore, where the Locust sent a mass of troops to assault and overwhelm the beached vessel.

If you wanted to check out our review of Gears of War: Judgment – visit this direct link.

Gears of War: Judgment – Call to Arms Trailer

From today Season Pass holders for Gears of War: Judgment will be able to enjoy the Call to Arms Map Pack one week earlier than it’s full public marketplace release on April 30th 2013.

Check out the trailer above for a sneak peek at the content or read below for more information.

New Maps:

  • Terminal: The speed and ferocity of the Locust invasion took Halvo Bay completely by surprise.  Residents scrambled to evacuate by every means possible, and COG forces were called in to maintain order as martial law was enforced.  However, the Locust showed no mercy, and gave no quarter; they swept through train terminals like this one to take advantage of the close quarters and sheer number of defenceless humans trapped within its walls.  Sometimes, COG forces could hold the line long enough for a final evacuation, but too many lost their lives in defence of the people and the land they loved.
  • Blood Drive: As casualties started to mount, the staff at Halvo Memorial quickly began what would become the largest triage effort in the history of Sera.  Their “Give Blood Today” campaign inspired a global blood drive in support of COG forces and wounded civilians.  Sadly, Halvo fell quickly, and the hospital became a battlefront instead of a sanctuary.  The seed of hope was planted, however, and government-run Memorial hospitals across the country mobilised to keep the effort alive until Jacinto Memorial was the last standing bastion of hope for the people of Sera.
  • Boneyard: The concept of traditional memorial services had to be suspended due to the constant stream and alarming volume of casualties as Sera fell victim to the Locust Horde.  Memorial grounds quickly became boneyards.  Unmarked holes became grave sites and mausoleums were filled with the nameless remains of the fallen, their skeletons piled into heaps.  Tread lightly, you never know what, or who, you’re walking on, and one day you’re bound to join them.

New Mode: “Master At Arms”

This new free-for-all game mode exclusive to “Gears of War: Judgment” will test the true range of your soldiering skills.  The goal is to get a kill with each of the 20 different available weapons, without resorting to melee or grenade tactics.  Every successful kill will automatically advance you to the next available weapon until you have used them all and proven your skill as a true Master at Arms.

Gears of War: Judgment Call to Arms Map Pack Detailed

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Microsoft and Epic Studios has today announced the second expansion in the “Gears of War: Judgment” multiplayer experience with the upcoming Call to Arms Map Pack, coming first to VIP Season Pass holders on Tuesday, 23rd April via Xbox LIVE, and non Pass holders worldwide on 30th April.

Developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, the Call to Arms Map Pack brings players three new multiplayer maps, a brand-new mode called “Master at Arms,” and six armour and gun skins for customising your characters and weapons. Set against the backdrop of the Locust invasion of Halvo Bay, all three new maps provide a mix of close quarters and vertical combat, keeping Gearheads immersed in the action.  The Call to Arms Map Pack provides 10 new Achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore.

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New Maps:

  • Terminal: The speed and ferocity of the Locust invasion took Halvo Bay completely by surprise.  Residents scrambled to evacuate by every means possible, and COG forces were called in to maintain order as martial law was enforced.  However, the Locust showed no mercy, and gave no quarter; they swept through train terminals like this one to take advantage of the close quarters and sheer number of defenceless humans trapped within its walls.  Sometimes, COG forces could hold the line long enough for a final evacuation, but too many lost their lives in defence of the people and the land they loved.
  • Blood Drive: As casualties started to mount, the staff at Halvo Memorial quickly began what would become the largest triage effort in the history of Sera.  Their “Give Blood Today” campaign inspired a global blood drive in support of COG forces and wounded civilians.  Sadly, Halvo fell quickly, and the hospital became a battlefront instead of a sanctuary.  The seed of hope was planted, however, and government-run Memorial hospitals across the country mobilised to keep the effort alive until Jacinto Memorial was the last standing bastion of hope for the people of Sera.
  • Boneyard: The concept of traditional memorial services had to be suspended due to the constant stream and alarming volume of casualties as Sera fell victim to the Locust Horde.  Memorial grounds quickly became boneyards.  Unmarked holes became grave sites and mausoleums were filled with the nameless remains of the fallen, their skeletons piled into heaps.  Tread lightly, you never know what, or who, you’re walking on, and one day you’re bound to join them.

New Mode: “Master At Arms”

This new free-for-all game mode exclusive to “Gears of War: Judgment” will test the true range of your soldiering skills.  The goal is to get a kill with each of the 20 different available weapons, without resorting to melee or grenade tactics.  Every successful kill will automatically advance you to the next available weapon until you have used them all and proven your skill as a true Master at Arms.

The Call to Arms Map Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE for 1000 Microsoft Points. Players who purchase the “Gears of War: Judgment” VIP Season Pass will receive early access to map packs and a 25 percent savings versus purchasing them individually.

Gears of War: Judgment – Download Haven DLC Pack Free With This Link

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Gears of War: Judgment has seen the first DLC pack release early as a nice Easter surprise from Epic Games and People Can Fly. To coincide with the early release of Execution Mode and a map named Haven – a new title update is a required download as detailed below.

Title Update Details From Epic

  • Various dedicated server improvements.
  • Players no longer get stuck in the main menu background after playing three random matches.
  • Locusts no longer spawn at the second E-Hole on the first wave of Island.
  • Players will no longer get stuck inside of a Boom Shield that has been planted by an enemy player.
  • Players will no longer able to look down the scope with a Markza while holding a Meat Shield.
  • If a Locust destroys an objective at the same time the timer runs out in OverRun using Mercy rules, the match will not end early.
  • Fix for exclamation points not disappearing after viewing an unlocked character.
  • While holding a Meat Shield you will only need to tap B to melee.
  • The Meat Shield will now drop if you switch to the snub.
  • The “Spray and Pray” ribbon can now be earned in the first round.
  • If the Boom Shield is disabled in weapon swap you will no longer see the icon in Tac-Com.
  • You will now earn the Team Savior ribbon for reviving three individual teammates in a single life.
  • Players can no longer chainsaw another player while holding the Boom Shield.
  • Improvements to the Hammer of Dawn targeting.
  • You will now see XP tallies between matches.

The Haven DLC Pack brought to you by MAXIM! that includes multiplayer map “Haven” and mode “Execution” which also requires the latest compatibility update for matchmaking. Can be downloaded today, right now – but only via the Xbox.com website via the link below:

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Haven-DLC-Pack/a87e840d-1eb8-461f-aba3-045251bcf07b

Gears of War: Judgment Disc Hides Warzone Mode and New Maps

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Gears of War: Judgment from Epic Games and People Can Fly has completely divided opinions as a game that is either loved or hated by gamers since its release on March 22nd. ThisisXbox ‘loved’ it scoring the game 9.5/10 in our review and felt that all the changes were implemented for the better.

It has already been confirmed by Epic Games that Execution will return for free next week with a new map as part of a Maxim sponsorship, but the Gears of War: Judgment disc hides another old game mode from the original Gears of War – Warzone. Warzone was a classic elimination based game, and can be accessed rather easily with a few button presses. After booting the game, choose Versus Private Match and highlight Team Deathmatch, then press A. At the next prompt press the A and B buttons simultaneously. When it says “You are about to start a match. Continue?”, press A again.

Epic Games had this to tweet on the matter:

New DLC Map names were also discovered – Mausoleum (likely a re-make of the Gears 1 map of the same name), Hospital, Museum, Capitol and Haven. Both Capitol and Haven are coming as part of the free DLC on April 2nd, but it is not known if the maps are already locked on the disc.

Via Eurogamer and NeoGaf

Gears of War: Judgment Tops UK Gaming Charts

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Microsoft Game Studios, Epic Games and People Can Fly’s latest Gears release – Gears of War: Judgment, has topped the UK all-format gaming charts securing the Number 1 spot as previously held by Tomb Raider.

Gears of War: Judgment, at the time of posting has a MetaCritic score of 79, whilst at the same time dividing opinions on gaming forums where this title is dominated with just two opinions, it’s either loved or hated. Hardcore Gears of War players noticeably feel let down by the quality and the new direction that People Can Fly has taken the series, with changes to controls and a more arcade-style section of campaign missions. Despite all opinions a distinctive lack of multiplayer maps is felt that gamer’s are perhaps being forced into buying Season Passes just to gain more enjoyment online with a guarantee of the future DLC maps first.

It has been confirmed that two new maps and Execution Mode will be available for free in the near future for Gears of War: Judgment. A date for this content hasn’t yet been announced.

ThisisXbox rated the game 9.5/10 in our recent review.