Gears of War 3 DLC character revealed

gears of war 3 dlc character revealed jaceEven though Gears of War 3 is just over a week old, that isn’t stopping people from eagerly anticipating more. For those that have played the full campaign (no spoilers here), then you know that the game features several characters that help move along the story. And while there could easily be several side stories to be told, you have an idea of where they all end up.

gears of war 3 dlc character revealed  michael barrickFor the upcoming DLC, Gears 3’s director Cliff Bleszinski confirmed both that there would be more campaign to be played, and that the DLC would not feature Marcus, Dom, Cole or Baird. Then in a discussion with fans on the NeoGF forums Bleszinski stated that the main character would be Michael Barrick, a character taken from the Gears of War graphic novels Gears of War: Hallow and Gears of War: Harper’s Story (pictured on the right).

He also confirmed that the DLC would be an original story, and not a retelling of the graphic novels.

“It won’t be the graphic novel, but it will have all new campaign content that doesn’t have Marcus, Dom, Cole and Baird in it. Expect Barrick and more…” Bleszinski posted.

This won’t be the first crossover between the games and the comics. The current comic series features Jace as a main character, who made his debut as part of the team in Gears 3. No word yet on when the DLC will be available, or what it may contain, but it is expected to be the first of several add-ons for the game. Whether or not they all feature more campaign, multiplayer maps or a combination of the two remains to be seen.

Emerging Tech

How Super Mario, Magic: The Gathering, and PowerPoint are low-key supercomputers

What if the creators of Super Mario World, PowerPoint, and even Magic: The Gathering had accidentally created tools hiding a general-purpose computer in plain sight? Turns out they have.
Gaming

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.
Gaming

Need a new Switch game? These will scratch the itch without emptying your wallet

Besides its great AAA games, the Nintendo Switch also has plenty of cheaper options. Here are some great Nintendo Switch games under $20, including some new versions of old classics.
Gaming

Red Dead Online poker missing in some parts of the world due to gambling laws

The massive update for Red Dead Online as it left beta added poker, among many other things, to the online component of Red Dead Redemption 2. Some players can't access the card game though, due to the gambling laws of their country.
Gaming

Minecraft may be best-selling video game in history with 176 million copies sold

Minecraft has sold more than 176 million copies since it was launched 10 years ago, across all platforms where it is available. The milestone may make it the best-selling video game in history.
Gaming

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 publisher opts out of Epic Games store sale

Epic Games launched its first major sale and made the decision to cover the cost of discounts, but a couple of publishers opted out anyway. One withdrawal, involving Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, seems to be rooted in a…
Gaming

Ubisoft is making strides towards more accessible games

Ubisoft's accessibility project manager David Tisserand shared details on a new accessibility initiative during Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Here's what's to come in the future from the company.
Gaming

From platforms to games, here's how Google Stadia and Nvidia GeForce size up

Google Stadia will have some stiff competition in Microsoft's Project xCloud, but that isn't the only game streaming service. We compared Google Stadia vs. Nvidia GeForce Now to see the differences and features.
Gaming

Apex Legends patch waves goodbye to Gibraltoad, addresses hit-detection issues

It has been quiet for a while, but the Apex Legends developers are gearing up for a patch update in the coming weeks. A Respawn employee took to Reddit to share the planned changes for the next major patch.
Gaming

PlayStation Productions is taking inspiration from Disney’s Marvel films

Sony announced PlayStation Productions, a studio dedicated to bringing the gaming properties to film and television. The new studio is aiming to model things after Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Gaming

The best iOS games you can play offline on your iPhone and iPad

Even though we're always glued to our phones, we don't always have access to Wi-Fi or have steady service. Whether you're on a flight, riding the bus, or sitting in a waiting room, you can always play these excellent iOS games.
Gaming

Sony’s next-gen PlayStation Now vision includes games streaming without console

Sony has made the topics from the yearly investor relations meeting available to the public and now we have an even clearer picture of what the PlayStation brand will look like in the next generation of home consoles.
Product Review

Oculus Quest is the affordable VR rig we’ve been waiting for

Oculus announced that its Project Santa Cruz virtual reality headset will ship next year as the Oculus Quest, and we got to try out several new game titles on the Quest. Find out our impressions of VR without wires.
Computing

Amazon’s one-day sale takes up to 69 percent off wireless accessories

Looking for a mechanical keyboard or a better mouse to take your gaming experience to the next level? You can now save up to 69 percent on these accessories through Amazon's sale. These prices are only good for today, so act fast!