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Gears 5 has player initiated combat inspired by Bioshock Infinite

Gears 5's campaign is changing it up, offering an open-world setting alongside something The Coalition has called "player initiated combat," an AI mentality heavily...

The Coalition’s Rod Fergusson explains why Gears is smoke-free

The Coalition's Rod Fergusson sat down to discuss the studio's decision to partner with the Truth Initiative, effectively making all future Gears games --...

The Coalition on Gears’ shift to Kait as its main protagonist

The ever-scrappy Kait is clearly the main protagonist of Gears 5, working primarily with fellow COG Del to achieve some very personal goals. While Kait...

The Coalition’s Rod Fergusson on Sarah Connor, Halo in Gears 5 Horde

Gears 5 hits Xbox Game Pass early access on 6 September; ahead of that release, Stevivor sat down with The Coalition studio head, Rod Fergusson,...

The Coalition on the skiff, Gears 5’s cool new vehicle

As we covered in our Gears 5 preview, one of the biggest changes to the long-established franchise is the addition of open-world aspects. To...

The Coalition on Gears 5’s changing difficulty settings

Gears 5 is changing the franchise’s long-running difficulty settings, dropping former options like Casual, Normal, Hardcore and Insane for ones more inclusive. With Gears...

Ryan Cleven on Gears 5’s Horde mode, working on a legacy franchise

At Gamescom, Stevivor had the chance to preview Gears 5’s new and improved Horde Mode and chat with Multiplayer Design Director Ryan Cleven. Julian Rizzo-Smith,...

Brooke Maggs on narrative design in Control and beyond

While I'll happily sit here and pour through Control collectibles in an attempt to explain what's going on in its world -- and I have already,...

Control’s female leads are very intentional, says Remedy

On the eve of Control's launch, Stevivor had the opportunity to speak with Aussie Brooke Maggs, a Narrative Designer on Remedy's latest title. If you've been...

Aussie dev Brooke Maggs on development at home and abroad

Remedy Games' Brooke Maggs, an Aussie currently serving as Narrative Designer on the upcoming Control, took time out of her busy Gamescom schedule to...

WIN 1 of 5 Control prize packs, including a copy on Xbox or PS4!

Update: Our panel of judges have put their heads together and selected the following five winners: Carl J. from Victoria Leigh C. from Victoria Colin...

Ghost Recon Breakpoint developers not focussed on Battle Royale mode

In our recent hands-on preview with the PVP mode Ghost War in Ghost Recon Breakpoint, there were a few similarities to the popular Battle...

Borderlands 3’s Calypso Twins are influencers gone bad

Borderlands 3's villains, The Calypso Twins, are heavily inspired by the social media and livestreaming influencers of today, Gearbox has told Stevivor. "When setting out...

Borderlands 3 battle royale will “never happen” says Gearbox

A Borderlands 3 battle royale mode isn't on the cards -- and never will be -- Gearbox recently confirmed with Stevivor. "To my knowledge, that will never...

Win 1 of 3,000 codes for Elsweyr card packs in Elder Scrolls Legends!

Bethesda's Elder Scrolls franchise is on an Elsweyr kick right now and The Elder Scrolls Legends is no exception. Celebrating its new expansion, the publisher is giving Stevivor...

Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes 2019 event starts next week

The Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes 2019 event starts soon and offers new rewards alongside the chance to celebrate your accomplishments as a Guardian. Solstice 2019 armour Solstice...

MachineGames’ Jerk Gustafsson on Wolfenstein Youngblood AI co-op

Stevivor continued its chat with MachineGames' Jerk Gustafsson to chat about AI co-op partners, game difficulty and more inside the upcoming Wolfenstein Youngblood. Steve Wright, Stevivor:...

Of course Wolfenstein Youngblood is political, MachineGames says

In a day and age where video games publishers insist their games aren't political, it's refreshing to have one really lean into it. This...

Wolfenstein Youngblood is a co-op game for MachineGames, Arkane too

Perhaps the biggest difference between Wolfenstein Youngblood and MachineGames' previous entries in the franchise is that this one will let you play through it...

Win 1 of 5 double passes to the Melbourne Esports Open!

Update: We've selected five winners, as follows: Josh D. from Melbourne, VIC Phil N. from Melbourne, VIC Timothy K. from Melbourne, VIC Matt A. from...