New Event: “The Roof is on Fire”

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It’s going to get awfully hot this weekend in the Special Event playlist! Everyone will be spawning with Scorchers in in Team Deathmatch and the event is live now. Be sure to keep an icy drink on-hand to keep you cool! We recommend Imulsion, but lemonade will do just fine!

Don’t forget to give us your feedback about our Scorcher event in the comments below, or this weekend on twitter using the #GearsWeekend hashtags.

King Of The Couch Gears Double Header Tourney!

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King Of The Couch Gears of War Double Header Tournament

If you’re going to be near Nanuet, NY this weekend, be sure to stop by the Hilton Garden Inn for the King of the Couch Gears of War and Gears of War: Judgment Tournaments! The Gears of War tournament is a BONUS GEARS OF WAR 1 Throwback 4v4 Event!

Registration for the event begins at 9:00 AM so be sure to get there early.

Cash prizes will be awarded and there will be Gears of War: Judgment 2v2, 4v4 and Free-For-All events.

For more information, visit www.kotcnation.com.
For more information about the Hilton Garden Inn, Nanuet, click HERE.

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Saturday July 13th
Registration Begins at 9:00 AM
Hilton Garden Inn
270 West Route 59
Nanuet, NY 10954

 

Lost Relics DLC Pack Now Available

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Museum MapIf you haven’t already, be sure to pick up the latest DLC for Gears of War: Judgment, Lost Relics. This DLC includes four new maps and new mode along with new weapon and armor skins.

Defend Sera’s sacred relics on two new competitive multiplayer maps “Lost City” and “Museum,” battle on the returning classic “Checkout” or hold the line with the new OverRun exclusive map, “Ward.”

The pack also includes the new multiplayer mode, “Breakthrough.”

You can get it today HERE.

Gears of War: Judgment Lost Relics Gameplay Trailer

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Lost City MapThe Gears of War: Judgment DLC arrived today. Lost Relics includes a new multiplayer mode “Breakthrough,” new maps and new weapon and armor skins.

Defend Sera’s sacred relics on two new competitive multiplayer maps “Lost City” and “Museum” and battle on returning classic “Checkout,” or hold the line with new OverRun exclusive map “Ward.”

The DLC is available today for VIP members and next Tuesday for everyone.

 

 

Lost Relics DLC Coming June 18th!

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The new Lost Relics DLC for Gears of War: Judgment will be arriving tomorrow, June 18th for VIP members!  The rest of Gears fans can expect to get their hands on Lost Relics the following Tuesday, June 25th.  This DLC includes four new maps, new weapon and armor skins, as well as the new mode Breakthrough.  Read up on all the new maps and study the flythrough videos below to get the competitive edge over your enemies.

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CHECKOUT – Checkout’s combat takes place in the carcass of an abandoned superstore.  The shop owners tried to move inventory with a closeout sale in the weeks leading up to the HOD evacuations, but ultimately had to walk away and leave everything to time and history.  The intense close-quarters combat of the store aisles makes every decision important.  Weapon selection is key, cover is essential to survival and every move has an impact.  When facing your enemy, remember what the sign says: “Everything must go.”

LOST CITY – The ruins of this ancient city were once a major archeological find .  Despite sitting empty for centuries, the hydro-powered aqueduct and canal systems were still in working order and proved that the ancient Serans had a remarkable grasp of engineering and architecture.  Like so many projects, excavation was abruptly halted when the Locust emerged and changed the face of the planet.  Now every Seran city sits as empty and lost as this one.

MUSEUM – Situated on the bay just outside the city capitol, The Ilima Museum of Natural History features an array of permanent exhibits, special programs, and educational opportunities for visitors of all ages.  With over a million artifacts and specimens in our collection, you can explore the wonders of the natural world at your own pace, or take part in one of our special hands-on workshops. Tickets are on sale now for our latest special showing: The Ages of Seran Military Might.  Get up close and personal with ancient swords of mystical power and see some of the first working mechanical weaponry of our storied past.

WARD – The battle for Halvo Bay was fought on many fronts simultaneously.  While most areas of the city fell quickly, a few sections actually had time to mount a defense and fortify against the incoming Horde.  Some were even able to push the Locust forces back and regain some ground before all was lost.  This Overrun map features one such area where the battle was small but intense, and the dedicated forces of the COG army tried to hold off wave after wave of invading forces with little in the way of reinforcements.  They pushed the Locust back several blocks before resistance increased and ultimately they found themselves in a fierce tug of war with little hope of success.

Also, checkout the shiny new screenshots below!

New Event: Longshot, Breechshot, One-shot

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Watch your heads! Take aim this weekend in our Snipers only playlist for Team Deathmatch! The fun begins tomorrow. Don’t forget to give us your feedback about our “Longshot, Breechshot, One-shot ” event in the comments below, or this weekend on twitter using the #GearsWeekend hashtags.

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Gears of War: Judgment Cup in Paris

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6Arcade Berg, Gameplay Designer from People Can Fly joined Microsoft a few weeks ago in Paris for a Gears of War: Judgment event.

The event was the finals of a Gears of War tournament called “Gears of War: Judgment Cup.” It’s the first on-site gaming event Microsoft France has hosted for fans and even though it was restricted to France, there were over 100 teams participating!

There were also over 200 people watching the event in the audience.

Microsoft was partnered with France’s biggest online broadcasting network and online gaming portal and the entire event was streamed live via both channels.

5Along with the tournament, there was also a “Gears Quiz” competition where the audience competed in Gears trivia.

They won prizes like signed and framed posters and signed Judgment steel cases, etc. Their knowledge was amazing!

Team Exes walked away with first place and won lots of great prizes!

 

Gears of War: Judgment MAXIM DLC – “Dreadnought” Available soon!

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dreadnought_action_shotOn May 14th, you’ll be able to download the second MAXIM Map, Dreadnought, available for OverRun players free of charge for a limited time.

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.

Coming soon: You can also catch a fly-through video via the MAXIM app on Xbox LIVE!

Gears of War: Judgment Call to Arms Map Live Now for VIP

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VIP Season pass holders, be sure to grab the Gears of War: Judgment Call to Arms Map Pack today!

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Included are two new multiplayer maps, Blood Drive and Boneyard. Also inlcuded is the OverRun exclusive map, “Terminal.” Be sure to check the new gametype, “Master at Arms” and the collection of weapon and armor skins!

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.

The Pack will be available widely starting April 30th. Click HERE for more information and screenshots from the new maps!

 

Gears of War: Judgment Map Pack Coming Soon!

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blood_drive_action_shotThe latest expansion for Gears of war: Judgment, the Call to Arms Map Pack, is coming to VIP Season Pass holders on Tuesday, April 23 and will be available worldwide April 30.

The Call to Arms Map Pack brings players three new multiplayer maps, a brand-new mode called “Master at Arms” and six armor and gun skins for customizing your characters and weapons.

New Maps:

Terminal: (OverRun) 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 defenseless 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 defense of the people and the land they loved.

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Blood Drive: (Standard Multiplayer) 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 mobilized to keep the effort alive until Jacinto Memorial was the last standing bastion of hope for the people of Sera.

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Boneyard: (Standard Multiplayer) 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.

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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 provides 10 new achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore.