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 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.

Official Gears of War: Judgment Launch Trailer

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bairdCheck out the official Gears of War: Judgment Launch Trailer!

Emergence Day just unleashed hell upon the people of Sera.

A young Lieutenant named Damon Baird and his team, Kilo Squad, must square off against an indomitable locust villain to save a city and its people, and no rules or orders are going to stand in their way.

Pre-order Gears of War: Judgment, the most intense Gears game yet, and pick it up in stores starting March 19, 2013.

ESRB RATING: MATURE (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language)

Casio and Gears of War: Judgment Sweepstakes

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563297_561333887224419_2120177137_nDon’t miss your chance to win a Gears of War: Judgment game and Xbox 360 console, along with a customized Gears of War G-Shock watch and LampFree projector!

Share this contest with friends using the sweepstakes app to be entered in a second drawing to win the Gears of War: Judgment game and G-Shock watch.

Great Gear from Casio

One Grand Prize and five Runner-up Prizes (enter for a second chance to win by “sharing” the sweepstakes with friends through the app) will be awarded:

  • Grand Prize: Gears of War: Judgment game, Xbox 360 console, G-Shock Watch and LampFree Projector
  • Five Runner-up Prizes: Gears of War: Judgment game and G-Shock Watch

The Casio LampFree Projector is economical, powerful, and versatile. It connects quickly to your Xbox 360 console for life-sized gaming or to your laptop for a professional presentation. The tough and durable Casio G-Shock Watch has a military-inspired design with a Gears of War crimson logo and Gears of War Lancer.

For all the details on the sweepstakes and the prizes, check out the Official Rules.

Experience Life-Sized Gaming

It’s easy to enter for a chance to win some great gear from Casio! During the month of March, visit the Casio Sweepstakes Facebook page and click on the link to enter the sweepstakes. Then, share the sweepstakes page with your friends for additional chances to win.

The Gears of War: Judgment Pre-launch Community Tour is Coming!

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OverRun on Island
Get ready for the most intense Gears game yet! Come to our exclusive pre-launch events to get a first look at Gears of War: Judgment which releases March 19. Compete with other Gears fans in the brand new OverRun mode in never-before-seen maps and meet developers from Epic Games!

Gears Fans Playing OverRunMultiplayer Designer Pete Knepley (@PeteNub) and Community Manager Will Kinsler (@Raczilla) will be representing Epic in Orlando and Atlanta. On the West Coast fans will have the chance to meet Epic’s Senior Producer Alan Van Slyke (@AlanVanSlyke) and Marketing Assistant Natalie Brickell (@PixelK1tty) in Seattle and LA. Fans will also have the chance to win prizes, including a Project GAEMS case!


Join us at the following Microsoft Store (@MicrosoftStore) locations where we’ll be giving away Gears of War: Judgment shirts and posters while you’re getting your hands dirty with Gears:

Orlando, FL – March 4 – 5-9PM
The Florida Mall 8011 South Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32809

Seattle, WA – March 4 – 4-9PM
University Village 2624 NE University Village Street Seattle, WA 98105

Los Angeles, CA – March 6 – 4-9PM
Westfield Century City Mall 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067

Atlanta, GA – March 6 – 4-9PM
Lenox Square Mall 3393 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30326

Gears of War: Judgment Instant Win and Sweepstakes

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xbox_bkgdYou can win an ULTIMATE Entertainment Room thanks to Xbox 360 & Gears of War: Judgment! Look for codes on Brisk packages at participating retailers to enter. The Brisk Gears of War: Judgment Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes runs until April 30th 2013 at 11:59:59.

During the promotion period, you may purchase specially marked Brisk Iced Tea products that contain a unique promotional code and enter the code on gameonpromo.com after registering with a valid email address.

Click on Official Rules for instructions on how to enter without a purchase, odds of winning, prize information, restrictions, etc. Message and data rates may apply.

Gears of War: Judgment Pre-launch Community Tour

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OverRun on Island
Get ready for the most intense Gears game yet! Come to our exclusive pre-launch events to get a first look at Gears of War: Judgment which releases March 19. Compete with other Gears fans in the brand new OverRun mode in never-before-seen maps and meet developers from Epic Games!

Gears Fans Playing OverRunMultiplayer Designer Pete Knepley (@PeteNub) and Community Manager Will Kinsler (@Raczilla) will be representing Epic in Orlando and Atlanta.  On the West Coast fans will have the chance to meet Epic’s Senior Producer Alan Van Slyke (@AlanVanSlyke) and Marketing Assistant Natalie Brickell (@PixelK1tty) in Seattle and LA.  Fans will also have the chance to win prizes, including a Project GAEMS case!


Join us at the following Microsoft Store (@MicrosoftStore) locations where we’ll be giving away Gears of War: Judgment shirts and posters while you’re getting your hands dirty with Gears:

•         Orlando, FL – March 4 – 5-9PM

The Florida Mall 8011 South Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32809

•         Seattle, WA – March 4 – 4-9PM

University Village 2624 NE University Village Street Seattle, WA 98105

•         Los Angeles, CA – March 6 – 4-9PM

Westfield Century City Mall 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067

•         Atlanta, GA – March 6 – 4-9PM

Lenox Square Mall 3393 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30326

Gears of War: Judgment’s The Guts of Gears Multiplayer

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Microsoft and Epic Games today unveiled a new “Gears of War: Judgment” video entitled “The Guts of Gears Multiplayer” giving fans a preview of the highly anticipated multiplayer modes in Judgment. Like the first “Guts” video, part two is narrated by none other than Lt. Damon Baird.

Pre-order your copy of “Gears of War: Judgment” online or at any GameStop location nationwide to get exclusive three-day early access to the most anticipated blockbuster of this spring beginning March 15; demo available publicly to all Xbox LIVE Gold members on March 19.

If you preorder Gears of War: Judgment at Walmart.com, you’ll not only get: Gears of War: Judgment for the Xbox 360, a bonus* Preorder Exclusive Classic Hammerburst and bonus Gears of War 1 downloadable version, you’ll also receive your choice of Gears of War 2 or Gears of War 3, for free!

Gears of War: Judgment launches on March 19th in the US and a worldwide demo for Xbox Live Gold Subscribers will be available the same day.

Gears of War: Judgment Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes

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xbox_bkgdYou can win an ULTIMATE Entertainment Room thanks to Xbox 360 & Gears of War: Judgment! Look for codes on Brisk packages at participating retailers to enter. The Brisk Gears of War: Judgment Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes runs until April 30th 2013 at 11:59:59.

During the promotion period, you may purchase specially marked Brisk Iced Tea products that contain a unique promotional code and enter the code on gameonpromo.com after registering with a valid email address.

Click on Official Rules for instructions on how to enter without a purchase, odds of winning, prize information, restrictions, etc.  Message and data rates may apply.