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 this fall. In Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, you’ll get the complete remastering of the original game – painstakingly reimagined from the ground up with stunning next-gen graphics, recaptured and rebuilt cinematics, new achievements and modernized gameplay for an even better experience. And don’t forget the new maps, modes and missions, early access to the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta, new Achievements, improved haptic feedback and an additional difficulty level – it’s a must-have for every Gears fan and part of the greatest games lineup in Xbox history.
All Gears of War titles will be supported on Backward Compatibility when it launches publicly this fall. This means if you own Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 or Gears of War: Judgment on Xbox 360, you’ll be able to play them on your Xbox One and utilize some of your favorite next-gen features like Game DVR, Snap, screenshots and more. You can even keep all your previously-saved files, game add-ons, achievements and play with friends on Xbox Live no matter which Xbox console they’re on. For those of you in the Xbox One preview program who just can’t wait, the original Gears of Wars is available
today in Backward Compatibility.
Here is the latest Xbox 360 LIVE Activity for the week of November 21st through Dec 1st 2011, 10:31 am. The list has been compiled from official Xbox LIVE data and 360-HQ's own Xbox LIVE statistics.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim shuts out Battlefield to become the third most played game over Xbox LIVE during the week of November 21st, slotting in just behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at No. 1 and Call of Duty: Black Ops at No. 2.
On 360-HQ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim pushes Call of Duty: Black Ops to No. 3 and takes out No.2 position. Battlefield 3 takes position No. 4 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 takes out position No. 5, while the official Xbox LIVE charts show that FIFA 12 is in No.5.
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Step inside the wicked workshop in the latest Gears of War 3 Developer Diary for a behind the scenes look at Gears of War 3.
For those of you who have been living under a rock, Gears of War 3 is the third game in the highly anticipated third-person shooter series which launches this September.
Gears of War 3 takes place around 18 months after the sinking of Jacinto at the end of Gears of War 2. The Locust, now without a queen to lead them, are struggling to survive after being forced to the surface. Human society on Sera has been reduced to small collections of people in an almost feudal or tribal system. Marcus Fenix and a small group of what remains of Delta Squad hole up and continue fighting.
"This is definitely the biggest and most dramatic chapter yet in the Gears of War saga," says Cliff Bleszinski, design director at Epic Games.
Will it live up to all the hype? Decide for yourself this September.
Microsoft have just revealed details on all the new content we can expect to find on the marketplace over the 2010 Holidays. The extensive list covers Xbox LIVE Arcade, Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week, Games on Demand, Avatar Marketplace and DLC Game Add-ons.
Xbox has a great deal to help you you to kick off the holiday season. Just spend 1600 Microsoft Points on selected offerings from Microsoft Game Studios (see the list below) between November 16 – November 22 and receive 400 Microsoft Points--FREE!
This promotion is available to all Xbox LIVE members except those in Japan or Italy. The offer ends November 22, 2010.
To qualify for this special offer, you must first register by downloading the Microsoft Game Studios Offer gamerpic, and then purchase the eligible Arcade games, game add-on, or avatar accessories from Xbox LIVE Marketplace using your Xbox LIVE account before November 22.
To take advantage of this great deal, you must download the free Microsoft Game Studios Gamer Picture. You can queue this gamer pic up for download to your console right here:
Select Microsoft Game Studios Offer from the list and select Download to Xbox 360
You'll see a Congratulations! This item has been added to your download queue message.
You can also access the free gamer pic via the banner ads running on Xbox LIVE, or in the Gamer Picture section of the Xbox LIVE dashboard.
You must register for the offer using the same Xbox LIVE gamertag that you will use for your purchase. This promotion starts at 12:01 A.M. Eastern Time (ET) on November 16 and ends at 11:59 P.M. ET on November 22, 2010.
After registering and spending 1600 Microsoft Points on eligible downloads during the promotional period, the free Points will be either be deposited automatically into your Xbox LIVE account or sent to your e-mail via a token. Please allow four weeks for delivery, on or around December 20, 2010.