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“Gears of War” movie gets a new producer

Scott Stuber has been chosen by Epic Games to produce the film and develop a script.

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“Gears of War” movie dropped by New Line, looking for a new home

The project had been in development since 2007.

The 25 greatest video game trailers of all time (photo)

The 25 greatest video game trailers of all time

As video games increasingly matched movies in their use of sweeping cinematics, it was only a matter of time until the gaming industry began taking its marketing cues from Hollywood as well. It’s been no surprise then that video game trailers have increasingly become a key promotional medium beyond the standard commercial. And like its […]

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Clip Analysis: “Gears of War 3” Dust to Dust trailer

Video game teasers tend to stick to a certain formula: dazzle the viewer with awesome graphics, show off some of the games’ abilities and maybe dribble a little story out to tantalize would-be players. But every so often, one piece of video-centric marketing will float above the rest or sink to join the sludge. In […]

Machinima Masters Rooster Teeth Cook Up A Real-World Zombie Apocalypse (photo)

Machinima Masters Rooster Teeth Cook Up A Real-World Zombie Apocalypse

When it comes to Internet success stories, the gaming comedy collective known as Rooster Teeth helped carve out the mold of what it looks like when a bunch of normal guys effing around manage to grow an actual phenomenon. They helped popularize machinima, the practice of using already extant game engines to make all-new content. […]

Fans Bring The Bleak World of “Gears of War” to Life  (photo)

Fans Bring The Bleak World of “Gears of War” to Life

Like any best-selling video game franchise, there’s been talk of a “Gears of War” movie for the better part of a decade now. The first “Gears” game established the sci-fi war series as an important pillar on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console in 2006. Then, “Gears 2” cemented the kind of gamer loyalty that drives […]

Midday Laugh: Gears of Halo Theft Auto 5 (photo)

Midday Laugh: Gears of Halo Theft Auto 5

Be forewarned: This clip is crass and more than a little juvenile. That said, it made me chuckle out loud — albeit guiltily. More importantly, the one-note joke dovetails nicely with the recent din swelling up once again over violent video games.

Concept Art: Cliffy B’s JRPG (photo)

Concept Art: Cliffy B’s JRPG

This weekend Cliff Bleszinski, a.k.a. “Cliffy B,” the outspoken designer behind the moody, cathartically violent “Gears of War” franchise tweeted, “Deep down I really just want to make a JRPG” — Japanese role playing game. He was probably kidding, but why let that stop our imaginations from running wild. Hmm… now, what might such a […]

The Sandbox: Racial Profiling (photo)

The Sandbox: Racial Profiling

Video games offer escapist fantasies in which we get to control, even virtually embody, an on-screen avatar. And most of the time, that avatar is a white guy. According to “The Virtual Census: Representations of Gender, Race and Age in Video Games,” a new study published in the journal New Media & Society by UCLA […]

The Sandbox: Interactive Iraq (photo)

The Sandbox: Interactive Iraq

If war is hell, then should war games really be entertaining? That’s the question surrounding “Six Days in Fallujah,” a title based on the 2004 battle of Fallujah that was supposed to be published by Konami later this year. On April 28th, the industry titan dropped the project amidst cries from vets that the game […]