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by Monkey Man » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:44 pm

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Developer: The Coalition & Splash Damage
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Release Date: 28th August 2015 for Xbox One, 1st March 2016 for Windows 10
XB1 Price: £13.99 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gears-War-Ultim ... B00ZFNLIMG
Format: Xbox One/Windows 10
Gears of War 4 Xbox One Beta Date: Spring 2016 - Play on Live by 1st March 2016 to be eligible

“Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” Comes With Entire “Gears” Collection For Free

Today, on the eve of gamescom, Xbox and The Coalition are excited to announce that all fans who purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, will be able to unlock the entire Gears collection via Xbox One Backward Compatibility. 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 War is available today in Backward Compatibility.

As we announced at E3, Xbox One Backward Compatibility is all about giving you the ability to play the games you love most from both generations in one place for free. And we know how much our fans love the Gears of War franchise – tens of thousands of you have voted on Xbox Feedback for Gears titles to enable Backward Compatibility.

This is just the beginning of the news we have in store for this week, so stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming out of gamescom.

http://news.xbox.com/2015/08/xbox-one-g ... collection

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IGN - Review in progress

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, by its nature as a remaster, shares that same great vision, and it still looks and feels excellent.

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/08/24/g ... n=Blogroll

Gamespot - 7

In returning to the game that sparked one of Microsoft's more prevalent franchises, members of the Coalition kicked down their own proverbial childhood door. The return trip might have revealed a few more cracks than we remembered, but it also serves as a shield for our nostalgia. And as remakes go, that's worth the journey home.

http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/gears-o ... 0-6416223/

Skippy at IBTimes - 8

One of the better remakes of recent years. stifled slightly by bugs tha should be squashed in future patches. The signs are good for Gears under The Coalition.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/gears-war-ulti ... ne-1516716

Destructoid - 9

Whether the campaign or multiplayer, Gears of War undoubtedly succeeds in constantly entertaining. The Ultimate Edition takes that to a new level through optimized gameplay, smoother controls, and updated visuals. Most importantly, it makes this classic relevant again.

Microsoft has a lot riding on the continued prosperity of Gears; after all, it is one of the publisher's largest properties. Gears of War Ultimate Edition effectively reminds why that's the case, just as it reminds why this is the game that partially influenced an entire generation of gaming. It just took a makeover to help us appreciate it again.

http://www.destructoid.com/review-gears ... 6974.phtml

Polygon - 8

ULTIMATE IS THE BEST POSSIBLE DEMONSTRATION OF GEARS OF WAR'S CLASSIC SHOOTER BONAFIDES

That describes Ultimate Edition just as well. But that decision doesn't feel like a remnant or an old mistake. It feels like an intentional inclusion. The result is something that doesn't feel new, exactly, but it does feel surprisingly relevant. Gears of War's campaign has some small particulars that could derail a worse game, and its flaws are more clear now than they were nine years ago. but Gears of War's bonafides as a shooter classic feel less in dispute than ever — and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is easily the best way to understand why that is.

http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/24/916516 ... one-review

US Gamer - 4.5/5

A right rollicking blast from the past brought bang up to date with a splendid, full 1080p makeover. Its campaign has a ton of macho meat to sink your teeth into, and once you're done, the multiplayer aspect provides plenty of long-term appeal. The fact that the game comes with three other Xbox 360 Gears of Wars titles makes it a veritable bargain.

http://www.usgamer.net/articles/gears-o ... one-review

Videogamer - 9

While it's seemingly cool to rip on remasters, Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition is an absolute beast and a game I'm genuinely happy to see return. If you've never played any of the series it's the perfect stepping on point, and fans will revel in getting to go back through what is a classic. One of the best third-person shooters in history? It was and still is. The proof is right here.

http://www.videogamer.com/reviews/gears ... eview.html

Hardcore Gamer - 4/5

It feels good to finally get back into Gears of War. People Can Fly experimented with Judgment, but it ultimately didn’t work as well as it could with the series formula. The Coalition on the other hand has gone back to the roots, literally, giving fans and newcomers alike a taste of what made Gears of War so popular. The franchise has always had an alluring nature and The Ultimate Edition is no different. Unfortunately, this is almost purely aimed towards nostalgia, as while it’s accessible to those who haven’t played it before and the mechanics still hold up today, many of the advancements that were made over the last decade are not present. This includes a number of key gameplay mechanics and Horde Mode. Thankfully, the Ultimate Edition is packed with so much content – eight different multiplayer modes, nineteen different maps and a six hour campaign – that players will be immediately hooked. Gears of War is a game truly worthy of remaking and The Coalition has done a bang up job doing so.

http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2015/08/24 ... on/163817/

Metacritic - http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one ... te-edition

Pre-orders now available -

Regular £30 - https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/B ... 1825b358e0

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Standard Pre-Order version) – The landmark original Gears of War returns, stunningly remastered and modernized for Xbox One. Includes pre-order bonus Adam Fenix multiplayer skin and bonus Civilian Anya and Animated Imulsion Weapon Skin for use in multiplayer matches.


Deluxe version £45 - https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/B ... fc180f09c2

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Deluxe Pre-Order version) – Includes the base game, Deluxe Weapon Skin Pack which is comprised of 10 different Animated Weapon Skins and 36 standard Weapon Skins as well as Civilian Marcus Fenix, Aaron Griffin multiplayer characters, pre-order bonus Adam Fenix multiplayer character, Anya Stroud bonus multiplayer character, and bonus Animated Imulsion weapon skin.


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X1 v 360 Comparison shots

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More screenshots at the link - http://gearnuke.com/gears-war-ultimate- ... omparison/

Old beta info -

WAYS TO GET THE BETA CODES

1. Through GearsofWar.com registration (currently delayed)

2. Having played Gears 1, 2, 3, and Judgment AND logged into an Xbox One ALL ON THE SAME GAMERTAG before April 2015. In addition, your account must be in good standing. If you haven't received this code by now, one of those requirements may not have been fulfilled -- and you should sign up through GearsofWar.com.

https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/forums/98b ... 4a0b/posts

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Gears 4 beta is included in the Gears:UE, release TBA.

GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION
The story of “Gears of War” thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surfaced from the bowels of the planet. Players live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warriors from below.

Remastered for Dolby 7.1 Surround
90 mins of new campaign content from the original PC game
New Xbox Live achievements (1,250 Gamerscore)
Concept art gallery and unlockable comics
Modernized Multiplayer featuring:
60 frames per second
Dedicated servers
Skill-based matchmaking
New game types - Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill (Gears of War 3 style), and new 2v2 Gnasher Execution
Total of 19 maps, including all DLC and PC-exclusive maps
17 unlockable Gears of War 3 characters for Multiplayer progression
More Match customization including Actives, Respawn Time, Self-revive and Weapon Respawn
Modernized gameplay with smoother movement and updated controls:
Alternate Controls and all new Tournament Controls
All controls tuned for Xbox One
Adding the Gears of War 3 features you love: Enemy Spotting, Multiplayer Tac-Com, Improved sensitivity customization
Original Release: August 25, 2015

Available on: Xbox One


Beta details -

Registration Requirements:

You must own an Xbox One console.

You must have an Xbox Live Gold membership in good standing.

You must have high-speed internet access.

Must have enough storage space to download the Beta, which is approximately 7 GB.

Additional Details:

English only.

Versus Multiplayer only.

Not available to download in Germany, Korea and Japan.

This build is a snapshot of a work-in-progress game and can be prone to normal game development issues.

Glitches, hitches, and even crashes may be present. Some Xbox Live features may not work correctly.

For updates on content and events, come back to the http://www.gearsofwar.com or read the in-game Message of the Day.
Since this software is pre-release code, we cannot provide customer support in the traditional sense. However, we collect data and feedback as you play the Beta that helps us improve and enhance the final product. Your contributions are an invaluable part of our success.

Beta feedback is welcome. Go to the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Beta forum to share your feedback.


Credit to SteveRulez at GAF for some of the pics/gifs above.

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by Lucien » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:58 am

Gears of War 1 in a flimsier case.

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by Photek » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:09 am

Beta code worked.

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by tomvek » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:12 am

Just registered for a code, now the waiting begins....

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by Buffalo » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:34 am

I've received 4 beta codes for some reason, has anyone else had this sent to them?

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by Photek » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:37 am

Check them buff, I got the exact same code 3 times (to download it) and just the one to activate it.

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by Buffalo » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:39 am

Aha, mystery solved.

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by Monkey Man » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:41 am

Buffalo wrote:I've received 4 beta codes for some reason, has anyone else had this sent to them?


1 way of getting a code is -
Having played Gears 1, 2, 3, and Judgment AND logged into an Xbox One ALL ON THE SAME GAMERTAG before April 2015. In addition, your account must be in good standing.

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by Buffalo » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:43 am

I do indeed fill that criteria.

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by HSH28 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:10 am

I signed up but have yet to receive any codes

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by Glowy69 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:02 pm

I've been sent 3 beta codes for this,.i think..do I need all three? :shifty:

Edi: never mind. Can I give the other 2 away?

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by 1>3>4>2 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:08 pm

How does one get said code? I'm to lazy to look it up.

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by Glowy69 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:09 pm

Looks about 3 posts up mate

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by 1>3>4>2 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:12 pm

Played Judgement :lol: :lol: :lol: Nope.

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X1 v 360 Comparison shots -

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More screenshots at the link - http://gearnuke.com/gears-war-ultimate- ... omparison/

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by tomvek » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:02 pm

Signed up last night and my code just arrived now.

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by Buffalo » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:07 pm

Just had a couple of laps around Gridlock in a TDM. Shotgun hip fire spamming bullshit straight from 2006. Some of the textures are a bit hit and miss but it's overall a super upgrade. 60fps highlights the limitations of the aiming, though.

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by tomvek » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:58 pm

Redeemed the code but no download has appeared in my queue...

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