Gears of War: Judgment
Gears of War: Judgment Playable Warzone Mode Unearthed on Game Disc
Written Wednesday, March 27, 2013 By Richard Walker
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We're not entirely sure that this is completely above board, but if you enter a button combination on one of Gears of War: Judgment's game menus, you can play a game of Warzone. You'll remember Warzone mode as one of Gears of War 1, 2 and 3's staple multiplayer game-types.

You can access Warzone using one of the numerous walkthrough videos floating around on YouTube, or just follow these simple instructions. After starting up the game, choose the Private Match option, then highlight Team Deathmatch and press A. At the next prompt press the A and B buttons simultaneously and when the game asks "You are about to start a match. Continue?", press A to confirm. Easy peasy.

The discovery of the playable Warzone mode hidden away in Gears of War: Judgment has sparked speculation as to whether it had been intended as DLC, but apparently the mode is a remnant of game code ported across from Gears of War 3.

"Thanks for the heads up, was easier to leave Warzone refs than rip out," Senior Multiplayer Programmer Peter Knepley wrote in response to a fan on Twitter. "It's not the polished Execution of April 2nd," Kneply added, referring to the Execution mode due next week. "I'd never say never, but Execution is way more popular than Warzone."

[Via EG]


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Comment #1 by papacymru
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:06:51 AM
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Love this game, 10/10 for me.

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Comment #2 by gearsofnl
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:07:16 AM
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We want the old gears

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Comment #4 by Floodclaw
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:09:00 AM
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So, it's only Private Matches then?

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Comment #6 by Dans1
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:11:42 AM
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I've tried it and can't get it to work - are we sure this is legit?

@1 Welcome back Dragon, it took you what - all of half a day?

@3 Annoying, no need that kind of behaviour ruins the comment section. Reported.

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Comment #7 by Mishibishi
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:14:50 AM
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Are you broken?

Please tell me how this is a quality title.

Its a joke of a Gears of War game. Campaign was terrible, Canon got completely blown to pieces by it.

Multiplayer? Possibly the worst Gears of War Multiplayer experience to date. Gears 2 lag switching was more bearable than this.

Stim Gas and 2 piecing have pretty much already killed this game, not to mention the fact that it only has 4 Online Game types with only 4 MP Maps and 4 OverRun maps.

No amount of DLC will ever fix this game, too many changes all too quickly have pretty much deterred most of the Hardcore Gears online community to playing other games and losing all faith in Epic.

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Comment #8 by demonmana
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:17:07 AM
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oh look more locked content on a disc you bought what a surprise.

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Comment #9 by Ham Man 89
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:17:33 AM
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I think this has been hotfixed already. doesn't work for me :(

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Comment #10 by Spectreshade85
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:18:50 AM
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I think I'm gonna go buy 3...again.

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Comment #11 by brulezlegallois
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:19:19 AM
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@7 I enjoyed it. thats all you need to care about. id ask if you have the 1k on it but as you only have 920 gs total i see thats impossible. PLay it some more you might enjoy it.

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Comment #12 by Emperor 95
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:23:55 AM
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i played the online demo. it is absolute shit. it should not take 4 shotgun shells to the face to kill a locust.

also why have they put weapon swapping on Y, like other games?
can you only have 2 weapons in TDM?
instead of the d-pad choices of old?

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Comment #13 by Mishibishi
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:25:18 AM
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The account ive got linked here is a second account.

On my proper account ive got pretty much every achievement.

The game is terrible. Fair enough if you enjoyed it, but 95% of Gears hardcore community hate this game, and the other 5% are kissing Arse because they dont want to be banned or they want an invite to a Reaper lobby and dont want to annoy any of the employees.

Like I said, Campaign is an absolute joke, it completely obliterates any Canon the game has managed to create over the 5 books and previous 3 games. The fact that each game has had a separate writer each time has not helped at all.

And as far as MP goes, The removal of the Locust and DBNO with many of the new additions being slightly ridiculous, when added to the fact that the fans wishes were completely disregarded so Epic could go down the 'E-sports' Route has crushed the spirits of many long time Gears players.

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Comment #14 by brulezlegallois
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:26:45 AM
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@13 fair enough , sorry for being a dick about it. I did like it, it felt more ' free' for me. I never really liked gears 1 2 and 3 as much as others. it seemed to scripted. I can understand and appreciate why you dont like it though, Each to their own.

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Comment #15 by Mishibishi
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:27:04 AM
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OverRun has different balance to normal MP, Cole for the COG and the Grenadier for the Locust both have more health than the other characters. Why ever they gave Baird the Gnasher instead of a Lancer and the other way around for Cole is beyond me.

COG always at the disadvantage in a Gnasher battle on OverRun.

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Comment #16 by TheFiveMagics
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:27:25 AM
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I really enjoyed what i played of this game but im sad there are no old game modes. besides TDM but its different. i dont want anything after 3 because it would just feel like they are milking the series dry but why not a game between 1 and 2 or 2 and 3?

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Comment #17 by Leviathan v2
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:28:23 AM
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@1 Hahaha it looks like your other profile got banned!

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Comment #18 by Mishibishi
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:30:39 AM
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The books pretty much tie up the story between 1&2 and 2&3 pretty well.

Why they couldnt have gone down the Pendulum Wars route with this game is what im wondering, Because that way Human v Human in MP would have made sense.

It feels like a bit of a kick in the teeth that you dont get to play as some of the most interesting creatures in the game unless you play OverRun, Which after 2-3 games get repetitive and Tedious.

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Comment #19 by papacymru
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:30:47 AM
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@17 Yes unfairly. I have wrote to the guild master for reinstatmenets. I hope you and the other bbullys are happy. But you shall not silence me. I have friends. more firens then you maybe?

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Comment #20 by ENVY021
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:35:06 AM
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LMAO at the people getting mad at 1, you guys need to get as much of a life as you say he does.

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Comment #21 by ash356
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:39:58 AM
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If this was being held back as DLC, shame on them. But it sounds relatively believable that it's just old code; pretty weird though. I wouldn't expect, what I can only assume are, 'fragments' of code to be able to generate the whole gametype like that; reminds me of some code-based version of RNA splicing :S

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Comment #22 by Dans1
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:41:08 AM
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@18 I get the feeling that the creators though what the hell; the console is at the end of it's lifecycle - why not get another use out of the graphics engine and offer something different. I like it, it's not great, but it's not bad either. It's just another game in the Gears universe with mechanics from other Epic franchises thrown in.

@17 Off topic.

The very thing you are complaining about and pushing for bans to be handed out for.

I hope everyone takes a good look at this. This is the reason the site is going downhill - not because of arguments, or for 'funny' posts in the news threads, but singling people out for no reason and having a pop at them to improve someones own standing with the sheep that profligarate the comments section.

Ask me why the site is going to shit? It's because people feel the need to validate their own pathetic existence by pointing and laughing at people who said something controversial once for the approval of their peers.

I imagine your posting from school. Or at least, would be if you weren't home schooled because you cant be trusted not to wet yourself if you leave mummys teat. I hope your basement springs a leak and you are forced to venture outside.

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Comment #23 by Mishibishi
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:43:38 AM
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To some it seems like that, but to many it looks like Epic are trying to make a quick buck.

And its no secret that Epic want their games on the MLG circuit, so I personally think they are trying to win them over now then make a real push Next Gen.

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Comment #24 by Suave Charlie
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:45:54 AM
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Bringing back the worst game mode along side exe? Goddamn I regret buying this game. The only thing it has going for it is the smoothest movement. After that, every decision made on it seems like a mistake.

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Comment #25 by Steakslave
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:47:05 AM
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I'd personally be weary of playing this just in case they do put the mode back in officially and have achievements tied to it. It might cause stats not to read right for those would-be cheevos. But that's just me being paranoid.

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Comment #26 by Leviathan v2
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:48:54 AM
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Dansi you haven't seen daddy trollfaces other posts have you?

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Comment #27 by Enit316
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:53:44 AM
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Seriously, everyone going after Welsh in every new article is getting annoying. He has his own opinion and yea you may not agree with it. I'm sure you find him annoying but again everyone in the world is annoying at some point in time. (In all honesty I find some of his comments annoying but I aint jumping all over his ass, I just ignore it and move on)

OT: I got burned out after Gears 3, I'll probably pick this up at some point. Maybe this was their little nod at a game mode many ppl enjoyed (and yes believe it or not I can read about and comment on games I haven't played OMG)

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Comment #28 by Dans1
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:00:19 AM
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@23 They are a business after all, I expect they are looking to make a quick buck. The games there for those who want to buy it, and I'd rather have the choice than none at all.

@26 I have, and I have seen yours.

No prizes for seeing who is generally on topic (If sometimes misguided, as he was in the 720 thread about used games), and who resorts to petty namecalling for no reason (you, as above).

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Comment #29 by danksch
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:01:09 AM
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"I'd never say never, but Execution is way more popular than Warzone."

I feel like I've missed something..

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Comment #30 by The Elite Elite
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:05:04 AM
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@13: "Like I said, Campaign is an absolute joke, it completely obliterates any Canon the game has managed to create over the 5 books and previous 3 games."

As someone who has read all five books and played the three previous games I don't recall seeing anything canon breaking in Judgment. I've also enjoyed the three previous Gears games quite a bit and I really like Judgment. (I do prefer Gears 3 MP, but I really like the campaign and Overrun)

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Comment #31 by Leviathan v2
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:07:24 AM
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@28 comments on these articles don't always need to be on topic. People occasionally point out something interesting and it can be a friendly conversation, right? You were the one name calling, why are your posts so long?

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Comment #32 by Mishibishi
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:13:28 AM
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Just a few examples.

Why are they so shocked to see Kantus in Gears 2 campaign and have no idea what it is, yet know exactly what its called in Gears Judgment?

Why are Ragers in Aftermath ( Same timeline as Gears 3 ) yet are never mentioned/seen at all during previous games or books?

The MK. II Lancer, not discovered until Marcus goes to save his Father (Which gets him sent to the slab) When Tai Kaliso uses a chainsaw to kill a Locust since their Commando Knives/ Retro Lancer bayonets were useless. That is where Adam Fenix gets the original idea for the idea for the MK II Lancer. Even though all of that is set after Judgment, all the COG and some Locust are using the gun.

Just a few small examples.

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Comment #33 by Shallow Kaz
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:16:09 AM
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OT I'll be giving this a miss, I think it's just a stop gap/cash in title until the next generation gears comes out

OT @31 and to anybody else responding to dans1 or daddy welsh... Don't bother trying to reason with them, your attention is exactly what they want... They are blatantly flaunting the TOS with their behaviour and most fair minded individuals can see that... Although I do have to say this to dans1.... "I imagine your posting from school. Or at least, would be if you weren't home schooled because you cant be trusted not to wet yourself if you leave mummys teat. I hope your basement springs a leak and you are forced to venture outside".. Yet your accusing other people of name cslling? what's the weather like in your fantasy world?

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Comment #34 by Shallow Kaz
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:17:34 AM
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Comment #35 by GOWnage
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:20:21 AM
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Papacymru has been hanging out with PsychoPS3Truth

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Comment #36 by Dans1
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:22:18 AM
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@31 It's not a social forum, it's a news forum.

Get yourself on Myspace if you want to make friends with people, this is for serious discussion as per the ToS.

@33 Retaliation, puddle man.

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Comment #37 by strawberry
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:25:34 AM
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Fuck this game. They take out the awesome modes like KotH, horde and Guardian, then they only include 4 maps in the MP section of the game... and now this?

Fuck you, Epic. You lost a long time customer and a big fan of your games. Fuck you.

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Comment #38 by Shallow Kaz
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:25:38 AM
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Dans syndrome kicking in again I see lol

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Comment #39 by Dasha UK
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:28:05 AM
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Well at least it means warzone coming I guess, every cloud and all that !!

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Comment #40 by Shallow Kaz
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:29:21 AM
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papacymru aka daddy welsh banned already... Lmao... Well done to the moderators.

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Comment #41 by The Elite Elite
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:29:58 AM
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@32: It's been a while since I played Gears 2's campaign, but when you first run into the Kantus it's just Marcus and Dom. Baird and Cole aren't there to join in with their wondering what those guys are. As for Ragers, I believe I remember hearing that someone at either Epic or PCF stated before the game's release that most of the Ragers died early in the war. Also, according to the Gears wiki, the Mk. 2 Lancer was created during the first year of the Locust war.

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Comment #42 by vivi_ssj3
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:34:10 AM
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That's not everything - hidden map selection:

Not sure that they're accessible but they were surely done before game released if the screens are already there.

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Comment #43 by Mishibishi
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:35:58 AM
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The MK II Lancer was mentioned in one of the books, The Slab I believe.

And although that is true about the Kantus, you would have thought that Baird or Cole would have told command about them, and not just kept that info to themselves.

Pretty much all the plotholes or breaks in canon can be cleverly explained away by Epic and PCF all they like, but the simple truth is that with 4 separate writers on all 4 campaigns they will never have any consistency.

And as someone who has had an avid interest in this world since Gears 1 its a little disappointing, other people wont see it that way but oh well, Just my opinion.

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Comment #44 by darktears88
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:47:51 AM
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the new gears of war judgment shouldn't be called a gears of war game :(

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Comment #45 by Shallow Kaz
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:51:31 AM
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Wah-hey... Cheerio to dans1 as well. Seriously, well done to the moderators. Hopefully the comments section on here will have a lot less aggro and be bit more friendly now.

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Comment #46 by l Yakuza l
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:53:00 AM
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trade this game today what a huge let down plays nothing like gears! and whats with everyone doing stim/gnasher combo!!!

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Comment #47 by The Elite Elite
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:53:54 AM
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@43: Well, the page about the Mk. 2 Lancer gives Jacinto's Remnant as the reference source for the information. It's been awhile since I read the book but I do recall the events mentioned on the wiki page. Tai uses a chainsaw to kill Locust, which inspires Marcus to then give the suggestion to his father about a chainsaw bayonet. However, the same page does say it's an inconsistency because Judgment takes place 30 days after E-day. Where they got the info for when exactly Judgment takes place, I don't know, but if true then you are correct and that is a break in canon.

But I do agree with you that there will inevitably be canon breaks with several different writers for each game. But in terms of the enemies and weapons, you don't really think games that take place before the Gears trilogy were going to have only the enemies and weapons we saw in Gears 1, do you?

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Comment #48 by Chainsaw Chunk
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:57:27 AM
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Can I thank the Mods on here they have shown class over the last few days after some of the behaviour shown by a small group, upmost respect for you guys this is how to police a website with as small a fuss as possible =)

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Comment #49 by Brengun
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 10:01:34 AM
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@43 To be honest canon is as canon does I always say. I mean they really are only little things, and would you rather they got rid of Kantus from the game or still got to fight them? Same with the other types of Boomers you dont see until Gears 2.
Multiplayer aside I really like Judgement, I enjoyed the campaign a lot (more than once) and I consider myself to be a pretty hardcore fan. I forgive the odd bollock drop on canon.

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Comment #50 by Hurricane Of 87
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 10:13:38 AM
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#30: Probably something about the guns in Judgment not being in the chronologically following titles. Not a big deal since the guns aren't really plot important, apart from the HoD.

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Comment #51 by TheGreyMan
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 10:13:43 AM
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@22 Since when is "profligarate" a word? Do you mean "populate"? I assume not "profligate" as in extravagant and wasteful since that's an adjective, not a verb. Anyway…

Back on-topic (sort of). It's sad to see people bashing each other about this game. I personally play games to relax, have fun and enjoy myself. On that basis, this title gets a thumbs-up from me. And, yes, I played and loved the previous three games in the series. Also please don't be naive about remnants of code being left in a build/release or on-disc content being locked. I'm sure there are all kinds of hooks in there for features to be enabled/disabled.

The more eagle-eyed may spot flaws and inconsistencies within this release as part of the Gears canon, I personally have neither the time nor the attention span. But then a forensic examination of almost any creative work of fiction (book, movie, what have you) would doubtless reveal similar plot holes and contradictions. Bad continuity pops up on TV all the time. Did you watch the latest episode of The Walking Dead? You'll see what I mean…

People don't like change. There is always an impassioned cry of dismay whenever 'they' decide to 'change' something in one of our beloved games. But would we be happier if they released the identical game 4 times and just changed the name? Not likely, you can bet we'd all cry foul at that, too, and say we were being robbed.

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Comment #52 by Mishibishi
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 10:22:01 AM
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Honestly, I would have found it a more enjoyable experience if that was the case, but thats just me.


Same as what I said to #47, I personally would have preferred it that way, but like I said, thats just me.

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Comment #53 by MamooO4
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 10:46:02 AM
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I actually enjoyed the game. The campaign was short yes, and the checkpoint system required some getting used to as it broke up the flow a little bit preventing me from being fully engaged in the campaign. That aside, I don't see much of a problem with the game. It runs much smoother than the other gears games. Two-piecing? I love how people complain about it when it's not really a problem. You have options here, you can learn to two-piece yourselves or just not get in melee range. I seem to recall two-piecing being in Gears 2 as well. Stim/Gnasher IS annoying but options here as well. Two-piece them so there's nothing to heal, toss a frag, or just run off until the stim wears off. The game isn't perfect, but it isn't bad either.

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Comment #54 by XRizerX
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 10:55:26 AM
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This game is amazing. All you wall bouncing gnasher fuck ups need to suck it up or go back and play those glitch fest, unbalanced piles of shit from the past.

I find it quite comical how people who hated the mutliplayer in Gears 1, 2 and 3 LOVE this game and the people who loved all those retarded changes to the sawed-off and retro lancer from Gears 3 hate Gears of War Judgment.... you know why? Because the gnasher is BROKEN. It does NOT take skill to use it... just dumb luck.

Gears of War Judgment comes out....FIXED! Now everyone hates the multiplayer.

L O L. Scrubs. Learn how to aim with a Lancer.

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Comment #55 by TheCloudAtlas
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 10:59:54 AM
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@19 and yet, you're still here writting rubbish...

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Comment #56 by xBfmVxSteveNxx
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 11:28:20 AM
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Wasn't Epic that made it. ;)
They published it.

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Comment #57 by Dodgyknees
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 12:35:12 PM
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@56 that's incorrect. PCF were responsible for SP, Epic for MP and MS game studios are the publishers.

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Comment #58 by Kenneth Stokes
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 12:46:32 PM
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What's the point of a code to access one of the least liked gametypes on this shitty game.

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Comment #59 by Fozki Razormaid
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 01:22:03 PM
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well done guys

two less trolls . but they will sadly be back

lets talk games again

I did like gears 2 but ain't played 3 yet
not keen on the demo but maybe I can read the novels and return to gears 2
ages since I played it

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Comment #60 by Hybrid
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 01:33:20 PM
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DLC = Disc Locked Content

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Comment #61 by Metaphorically
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 01:33:39 PM
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This game is a joke. Glad I didn't get it. Of course he is going to say "it isn't the polished product" because he wants the money. Once it is out it will be the same.

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Comment #62 by Ned King
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 01:52:59 PM
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Gears 1 was ace
Gears 2 was average
Gears 3 was a let down
As for Gears 4 I was going to get it but all my Gears mad friends and also the guys on the forums say this is total rubbish so I'll give it a miss.

@60 Love it straight to the point and true.

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Comment #63 by Dodgyknees
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 01:59:55 PM
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@62 Gears 1 was definitely the best, although maybe if released later into the generation it might have been a letdown? Not sure, really.

I'm a diehard gears player. It's pretty much all I play. I've got to say I'm disappointed with Judgment. I'm all for change, but there's been too many changes. I'll probably keep playing it for another few weeks and could well find myself back playing 3.

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Comment #64 by Cinderkin
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 02:12:02 PM
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My biggest complaint with Judgment is content. You can't make a 4th game with bare bones content and drip feed it back to me through DLC.

I'm not even upset that they changed the controls, as I thought this game played better. I am pissed that there are only 4 MP modes when Gears 3 had so many. I can't believe that the last Gears of this generation has such little content.

Epic could have gone out with a BANG on this one and included every game mode, a bunch of old and new maps and said have at it gamers.

Instead we barely get a full game when you look at the grand scale of the previous titles. Maybe if Judgment was the first in the serious I wouldn't be so pissed.

I own all 4 games now and I honestly got bored with Judgment after 3 days because I don't enjoy Overrun and I only like 2 out of the 4 maps. The game has gotten extremely stale to me.

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Comment #65 by Cinderkin
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 02:13:15 PM
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Comment #66 by Jordan64
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 02:22:53 PM
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Honestly the only things wrong with the game is the sheer lack of content. If the game had shipped with more maps, characters and modes it would of been worth the price of admission. Controls and no locust are fine though. People just bitch about every little thing that's changed without actually thinking about it.

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Comment #67 by a fat turkey
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 02:40:02 PM
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@62 Don't shoot me, but I actually enjoyed Gears 2 more than Gears 1. Of course I only judge the Campaign mode since I personally think that Gears has had a crap multiplayer since the 1st game. Gears 2 just seemed like it flowed better than Gears 1 campaign-wise, while still maintaining the same tone as the 1st game.

But I definitely agree that Gears 3 was a bit of a disappointment. Damn that ending was terrible... And there was too much sunshine in that game, compared to the Dark setting of Gears one and the awesome, wintry setting in Gears 2.

As for Judgment, I would put it higher than Gears 3, but lower than Gears 1 and 2(again I go by campaign and co-op). The removal of Horde and the short campaign were my main issues with Judgment.

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Comment #69 by Dodgyknees
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 03:05:31 PM
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@68 that's crazy talk!! There's hundreds of threads on the GOW forum from fans of previous games going crazy about the changes. I'm not one of them as I work on the basic principle I can stick any of the previous games in the 360 instead. Nevertheless, I think your comment is far off the mark.

Are you telling me a 'real' gears fan wouldn't have pre-ordered? Thousands would have done so in the blind belief Epic would come good. I was one of them.

Furthermore, it amazes me how many so called 'hardcore' gears fans have never read the books. That's more of a measure in my opinion.

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Comment #70 by D3VAST8ER
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 03:20:30 PM
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I am actually really enjoying this game. But they should have had more content for the multiplayer. The only game modes that they have now are all new ones, and none of the game modes that made Gears so much different than other games.

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Comment #71 by Fallout Courier FTW
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 05:06:59 PM
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Well, there is a lack of online content such as game modes maps etc.
Only 4 game mods with 4 maps and the 4 for ONLY overunn and survival so it lacks that but why remove all the best game modes for newer stuff that isn't as great as war zone,capture the leader, guardian

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Comment #72 by Igzy 23
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 05:34:06 PM
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The reason I didn't buy this game is because of the lack of content (that will no doubt become available as DLC) but if it is easier to leave some content in your copy and paste game then why not just let it be available as normal? Well fucking played EPIC, great strategy you have for selling more games, and because of this I will not be purchasing any future games made by EPIC. Great Job ;)

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Comment #73 by davesuk
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 06:22:12 PM
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I know there has been a lot of hate for this game but i have been enjoying it, i like the campaign and get along more with the online of judgement than gears 3, its a shame i am in the minority.

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Comment #74 by xMEGADETHxSLY
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 07:14:46 PM
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Bring Back horde and ill buy the season pass. Also i sold my preorder bonuses for $20 bucks on ebay

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Comment #75 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 07:33:32 PM
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They should of let gears end at the 3rd one. No wonder why Cliff left.

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Comment #76 by DESTRO5
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 08:30:04 PM
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This game is truly a mixed bag of opinions.

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Comment #77 by Bohemian
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 09:15:50 PM
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Who is @1 Daddy Welsh and why is his comments always disliked? Also how is he always first to comment on most topics?

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Comment #78 by cbssi
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 10:12:15 PM
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@41 Skorge, being the head priest of the Kantus order, leads the Kantus. They are monks, not fighters. In Gears 2, General RAAM is dead and the Locust are bloodied and battered after long years of war on two sides. Skorge becomes the Locust's head general. Skorge was, then, the first Kantus seen by COG.

At the end of and following Gears 2, Kantus are seen above ground because the Hollow is flooded.

But they are a monk class. They're not meant to be soldiers - they were forced into that because the Locust were running out of time and the Hollow was being assaulted. Skorge led their charge. That was the previous canon.

Now they're apparently commonplace and have been numerous in the war since E-Day. And someone other than Skorge apparently leads them. It's a viable retcon, and it works to an extent, but it's also horrible and a lot less interesting than the previous story on the Kantus.

In addition to the Kantus thing, Shriekers are also abundant in the campaign. In Gears 3, Shriekers were described as part of "The Queen's Guards" and spouted directly from her beast. This was retconned.

Also, Butchers are plenty in Gears Judgment and they shouldn't be. Again, they were featured in Gears 2 because the COG stormed the Hollow and discovered them in their domestic roles. They were in Gears 3 because the Hollow was flooded. Before any of that, they weren't seen above ground because those huge Cleavers are for cutting up the worms Locust eat, and not meant to be weapons. This is another thing Judgment retcons.

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Comment #79 by cbssi
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 10:18:31 PM
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@53 Gears of War is designed on the basic idea of "gladiatorial" combat - that is, it's a shooter where you're SUPPOSED to get in close. I don't remember exactly how they worded it, but I remember someone at Epic saying they specifically design it so that CQC is really really engaging and epic feeling.

Two piecing destroys that. Not getting in melee range is actually quite hard in a game that's designed to put you in melee range. 2-piecing was indeed in Gears 2 but it was an accident, and Epic actually patched it out given enough time. They knew almost every fan hated how it ruined the otherwise-awesome CQC battles.

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Comment #80 by PantyxSlayer44
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 12:30:56 AM
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The only gears are 1, 2 and 3. There should be no more to tarnish a great trilogy.

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Comment #81 by II BOMBSCARE II
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 12:40:51 AM
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the thing i love about gears is horde, annex with execution rules, execution, submission, guardian, i was pretty pissed at gears 3 for taking out my favourite mode annex with execution rules but this judgment has taken out everything that was great about gears, we're getting charged for 2 new modes in the season pass which in my eyes is bullshit because no doubt 2 of the mentioned above will prob be those 2 modes, it seems strange that you got more maps in the flashback dlc for gears 2 than what was shipped with this

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Comment #82 by XxMayhemxX
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 04:58:15 AM
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Gears of War needs to die and go away...Now we find out they might possibly have dlc already on the disc... this gets better and better...

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Comment #83 by ajwsmack
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 07:26:26 AM
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Honestly,this game is fucking stupid.Me and my brother got all of the cheevos (except war supporter obviously) in a week and got Seriously in 1 day,we both have played the first 3 Gears and are die hard fans of the series,we thought this game would be a little messed up,but we'd probably still like it.We both believe this game is complete and utter fucking garbage.You can tell SO easily that they took absolutely no time making this rotten Gears.Story is all fucked up,as #78 said and many others,only 4 multiplayer maps,4 modes,4 survival/overrun maps,only like 10 fucking cog to pick from,no locust in multiplayer,changed controls when they didn't need to be changed,no dbno when that was what Gears was fucking about,the executions.A campaign that was short and SOOOOOO fucking boring when I went into this game with high hopes for campaign,Baird looks like he did in Gears 3 which makes no sense,Cole looks different which is bullshit because in Gears 3 it showed him in his Trashball years and he looked the same as he was in 1-3.There is so much more! And yet they're still going to charge us for DLC....ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?? They give us fucking next to nothing for $60 and then they want us to pay for only 6 more fucking maps when there is only 4 to begin with? FUCK epic,I am never buying another game from them again,another Gears after this? Definitely not buying it if they even make another one.They were so fucking lazy when they made this game,it lags sooo hard when I have an open nat type when no other game I play does,it takes 30 years to load anything in that game,when you go to character setup and click right up left or down it double clicks almost all the time,it's just pathetic.This game is the worst money grab I have ever witnessed in my life,and folks I played RE:ORC LOL.It's like,in their world live premier they said they put their heart and soul into this game,Bull.Fucking.Shit.Don't fucking tell us that and give us nothing and charge 20 dollars more for content that should already be in the game AND THEN SOME.Seriously though I love keeping a collection of games,but this piece of shit is being sold one I get the rest of the achievements,DLC also sadly.People this is just an opinion so don't rag on me for throwing this comment in,that's what we're all here for.

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Comment #84 by Dan Sabia
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 10:42:27 PM
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i love the new controls and i love overun and i love the story but i hate everything else about this game. i played TWD SI more

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Comment #85 by CookiieMoonsta
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 05:11:37 AM
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I am not going to overly criticize the game here, I'll just say it simple- this Gears game is not for me. I looked VERY promising in the beginning, but after they ripped off DBNO and Locust from MP(I loved Locusts), the game died for me. Someone may like it, someone not - it's just their opinion, no need to bash it so hard here, no one is forcing you to buy it or something.
I say it again - this is solely my opinion.

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US March 19, 2013
Europe March 22, 2013

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