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Epic Gamer of the Month: Waldo Kinne

Gears of War superfan, GCON member and Epic Gamer Waldo Kinne was flagged down at San Diego Comic Con by G4TV’s Jessica Chobot. Jessica asked if he would get a Gears of War tattoo so Epic Games Director of Production Rod Fergusson would announce the release date of Gears of War: Judgment. Being the fan that he is, Waldo said, “Hell Yeah!”  Tattoo artist Steve Soto, aka “Mister Cartoon” inked the design at Tribal Gear’s HQ.

We want to thank Waldo for being such an outstanding member of the Epic Games community and have chosen him as the Epic Gamer of the month. We will be sending Waldo his choice of a Gears of War 3 Team Metal Lancer, Gears of War 3 Electric Green Lancer or Gears of War 3 Deadly Cute Lancer and an Epic Games swag bag.

Gears of War 3 Lancer

Thank you Waldo!

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Gears of War: Past, Present and Future Panel at Comic-Con


San Diego Comic Con - Gears of War 2 XP Event

The San Diego Comic-Con news continues this week as we reveal our plans for the Gears of War panel.

We’ll have more news about exclusive swag and where you can play the new Gears of War: Judgment multiplayer mode OverRun, but until then, here are the details of the panel.

Gears of War:  Past, Present and Future
San Diego Comic-Con
Friday, July 13, 2012, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 6BCF

G4 TV Host and video game goddess, Morgan Webb, will serve as moderator as Epic Games comes together to discuss the past, present and future of the Gears of War franchise. The creative and technical minds behind one of the most successful game franchises in history will be on hand to share experiences with attendees.

Panelists include: Epic Games’ Design Director Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) and Director of Production Rod Fergusson, (@GearsViking)  writers Tom Bissell and Rob Auten, and the voice of Baird, Fred Tatasciore. This panel will feature extended Q&A session.

Epic Gamer E3 Experiences

This year a few of our Epic Gamers got to attend E3 with Epic Games!  E3 is usually for press and industry people only, so this was a rare and fun opportunity for gamers to get hands-on with never-before-seen new games.  Tim Fangon (@arukun14) and Matt Arnold (@GearsGator) took a moment to share their E3 2012 experience with all of us!

Tim Fangon E3 2012 Epic GamerTim F:  “E3 2012 was my second expo, and the experience was no doubt, a blast. The expo was filled with excitement for the upcoming video games, titles, and opportunities for manufacturers to show off their new stuff. Aliens, Borderlands 2 and Gears: Judgment are just some of the games I had a chance to play. OverRun was great; I was able to finish a round for the team in about 1:22 with a Wretch slapping the opposing team’s generator.

While the games were awesome, the best part of E3 was meeting up with people. It was great to see Rod Fergusson, Quinn DelHoyo, and Dana Cowley again, just to name a few.  I met up with the GCON crew, who are obviously great people who show passion in the Gears franchise. I finally met Natalie (PixelK1tty), the one and only awesome cosplayer from Epic Games, and Maury Mountain, Senior Artist at Epic and got the chance to hang out at the Epic Games meeting room. I was able to have a quick chat with Maury, and have some time to try out the demo for the upcoming Infinity Blade: Dungeons.

Was the whole experience awesome? Yes, indeed it was.”

GearsGator Matt Arnold Epic Gamer E3 2012Matt A:  “My E3 2012 experience with the GearsCon crew was certainly a memorable one. From the very first time viewing the outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center to the last few rushed moments walking around the crowded show floor, this past Electronic Entertainment Expo was a blast. Although I was not able to play all of the games being shown off due to lengthy lines, I did receive the opportunity to get my hands on Gears of War: Judgment, Infinity Blade: Dungeons, Aliens: Colonial Marines and a few other exciting titles.

Playing as a Scout in the new Gears Judgment multiplayer mode, OverRun was thrilling and I am eager to play the full game when it is released next year. Beyond just taking in the engrossing sights and sounds of the impressive exhibition hall, making connections with numerous developers from Gearbox, Epic and 343, as well as other industry affiliates, was another aspect of the 3-day convention that I thoroughly enjoyed. My first E3 experience was excellent and I can’t wait until the next one! ”

Thank you to Tim and Matt for taking the time to share the E3 fun!  Check out these awesome photos of our Epic Gamers at the show:


Epic Games Podcast: Episode 2 with Rod Fergusson

Rod FergussonIn this special E3 episode of the Epic Games Podcast, @Raczilla and @iFlak chat with Epic Games Director of Production, Rod “@GearsViking” Fergusson about Gears of War: Judgment.

If you’re at E3 this week, be sure to stop by the Microsoft booth for your chance to play the gametype “Overrun.” Gears of War: Judgment will be released in 2013.

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E3 2012: Gears Of War Judgment: Gameplay

Gears of War: JudgmentExclusively from E3 2012: Epic Games Director of Production Rod Fergusson and Multiplayer Designer Quinn DelHoyo talk about the Overrun gameplay in Gears Of War Judgment. The game is coming soon to Xbox in 2013.