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Ships Ahoy - PC Gears of War

Microsoft Game Studios announces the PC edition of Gears of War is shipping, and the brawny third-person shooter should be appearing on store shelves worldwide this week:

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that the eagerly-awaited “Gears of War” for Windows (Windows XP/Windows Vista) has shipped to retailers worldwide and will be in stores this week. After launching exclusively for the Xbox 360 last November, “Gears of War” is now bringing the fight to Windows, featuring five new campaigns, new multiplayer modes and full Games for Windows – LIVE support for online multiplayer gameplay sessions.

With the Xbox 360 version of the game selling more than 4 million copies to date, “Gears of War” has been lauded by critics for its gripping campaign and fast-paced multiplayer action. Windows gamers can look forward to the “Gears of War” experience for the very first time, and will get to choose between doing battle via mouse and keyboard, or using the Windows-enabled Xbox 360 controller. From renowned developer Epic Games, “Gears of War” for Windows will engage gamers in hyper-realistic combat, allowing players to fight for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet.

In addition to retaining all of the content from its Xbox 360 counterpart and all previously released downloadable content (seven multiplayer maps and the Annex game mode), “Gears of War” for Windows will feature exciting original content, all-new Achievements to unlock and ultra-high resolution visuals, including support for DirectX 10. Five new campaign chapters expand upon the riveting story (including an epic battle with the fearsome Brumak), and the action-packed multiplayer offering is bolstered with three exclusive multiplayer maps, a “King of the Hill” game type and Games for Windows – LIVE support to deliver online matchmaking for LIVE members. A new game editor will allow users to develop an unlimited number of user-created levels with complete access to the Unreal® Engine 3 Editor.

Players can get their hands on “Gears of War” for Windows for the estimated retail price of $49.99 in the U.S. “Gears of War” for Windows is rated “M” for mature audiences ages 17 years and older. For more information, please visit http://gearsofwar.com/news/.

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49. Am I The Only One Who Likes This Game??? Nov 8, 2007, 20:34 MrPr3f3ct
 
I do not own a console (Strictly PC in this house) so I never played the 360 version of this. I bought it and I gotta' say I'm enjoying it. The graphics look good, the gameplay is simple, yet effective. The score is well done (OK, the voice acting and script is a bit juvenile) and makes the action a bit more theatrical. I play a LOT of shooters and I'm kind of enjoying the recent influx of 3rd person shooters even if they are just console ports.

Granted, this game is not what the hype portrayed it to be, but really, what game EVER lives up to the hype? Look at Crysis... That game is getting perfect 10s from review sites and it's not even released yet. The demo runs like crap on any system that doesn't have a Quad Core CPU and a $500 Video card. At least GoW looks and plays acceptably on older systems.

Port, schmort, the game is fun.....
 
Some people are like Slinkys. Not really good for anything, but you just can't help but giggle when you see one tumble down the stairs.
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