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I’ll Pimp That: Gears 4 GI Reveal

March 8, 2016

GI Gears 4 cover-full

Game Informer has their watermarks all over the new Gears 4 art, but I don’t care. It looks sweet and I am ready for news on this game (thanks, Zos, for the heads-up). Three main characters, eh? Could that mean squads of three? Last year’s video showed the regular 2 player co-op. Hmm… The GI Gears 4 HUB is here. Check there, or here, for tomorrow’s update.

  1. March 9, 2016 2:12 pm

    “A new beginning brings suspense back to the beloved series”.

    yes please

  2. March 9, 2016 2:18 pm

    GI asked people to state their favorite game in the series in comments. It is almost entirely votes for GOW3 and GOW2. Barely any votes for GOW1.

    It’s a mad world.

  3. March 9, 2016 3:55 pm

    Holy Cow:

    Lots of great and funny questions. Including calling “over run” a under rated feature.

    • March 9, 2016 9:40 pm

      I SO want them to bring Overrun back for Gears 4. Really, they could screw up the rest of MPvs which they almost certainly will do, and but I would still get all that MPvs mileage if they just provide Overrun! Make it happen, Coalition!

  4. March 9, 2016 4:05 pm

    OT: Finally a Red and I can pinpoint a name to our condition:

    • March 9, 2016 5:29 pm

      So, are you telling me that all this time, “The Man Hole” has just been a pun?

  5. March 9, 2016 9:39 pm


    So, ummm, I take it there is no med kits and paddles for reviving.

  6. March 10, 2016 12:16 am

    Some of the highlights:

    3 playable characters
    2 Player co-op on and offline
    (Not four player)
    1080p 30 campaign
    60fps MPvs
    controls like G3 not Judgment
    enemies sometimes come up from underground
    enemies use lancers
    curb-stomps still in
    no locust fighting
    jack (the robot) is not back
    start and end campaign in daylight
    no emulsion
    Judgment “counts”
    Gears 4 for PC “Possibly”
    Gears 4 not a survival horror.
    similar length as Gears 1 (depends on difficulty)
    Carmine dynasty lives on

    Do you miss working with Cliffy? (longest pause in the interview, looks at the camera) “yes”. LMFAO!

    Rod’s favorite Gears map is “Checkout” MPvs is DOOMED!

    “Tense” one word description
    Best food “poutine”. lol

    • Blankman permalink*
      March 10, 2016 10:08 am

      I’ve been wearing my TD horse-blinders so the Gears 4 news has really taken a back burner. Thanks for keeping us posted, Suns! Post-pandemic NYC is all I can think about while I’m slogging away at work. So far, The Division is what I’ve been waiting for for the past three years. Even though you can run the PvE by going solo, rolling with a team is when the game really shines because of the synergy of skills & classes can be beneficial. Tactics and pre-planning of who is going to rock with which skill is paramount to enemy engagement. Also, playing the game on Hard difficulty does not net you any significant experience points according to popular YouTuber, Marcostyle. Therefore, we might as well play it on normal for the first time around.

      I think the decision to return to two-player co-op was a good decision because opening doors and lifting up barb wire for our teammates was NOT how four player co-op should have been utilized. Zos & I were discussing earlier this week on how the introduction of the new characters would resonate with Gears fans because Delta squad’s personalities were memorable & larger than life. The three player squad is a different tactical take because it seems “merrier with more.” I can’t wait for more juicy details.

      BTW: The dino poop has been piling up, Suns! LOL

    • March 10, 2016 4:51 pm

      Kenny, glad TD didn’t disappoint, and equally, that it isn’t broke out of sight which is no longer unthinkable even when companies offer betas.

      Good thoughts on Gears. The Coalition realize they have to have a chick character, but at the same time they don’t want to force bros to play with boobs if they don’t want to. (Apparently, some bros don’t want to play with boobs.)

      And the poop doesn’t pile up if we aren’t there. (Checking in ever couple of days to maintain ownership. What we built there is too sweet to just let disappear.)


    • March 10, 2016 7:32 pm

      1) My goodness the game is GOOOOD looking based on those screens.
      2) The image descriptions alone are relatively off putting in how new mechanics are described.
      3) I will read fully, but acknowledgement that GOWN was “over scoped” is a positive admission.

    • March 10, 2016 7:49 pm

      I am not seeing anything here that I don’t like. (I never minded the changes and “innovations” for the campaigns. I just didn’t like them in the context of MPvs.) Yes, I think that Rod has the gravitas needed to make this come together properly. The mutated locust and probably mutated humans look horr-ific. It looks good!

  7. March 10, 2016 1:04 am


    and Osweiler is gone South. Elway is like, “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!”

  8. March 11, 2016 12:18 am

    4:30 – Our Gears Of War 4 impressions
    26:10 – The Division
    37:50 – Stardew Valley
    49:45 – Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation
    54:30 – Listener emails sent to
    1:17:35 – Interviewing Stardew Valley’s developer Eric Barone


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