This morning, Bleszinski gave his Twitter followers a first look at what he's been up to since departing Epic back in October of last year. After the jump, get a (partial) look at what he's working on.

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By Joseph Leray

Since his departure from Epic last October, “Jazz Jackrabit” and “Gears of War” designer Cliff Bleszinski has been traveling with his wife, hanging out with his dog, and, according to a new interview with Venture Beat, exploring the option of creating his own game development studio.

“One of the main things I’ve been considering is opening my own studio,” he says. “But the complication to that is, heavy is the head that wears the crown. If you have 150 people that you’re responsible for, with their families and their children and all that, that’s a lot of weight.”
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Comic Con International in San Diego is right around the corner and if you thought Microsoft was going to miss out on one of the world's greatest geek festivals you'd be sorely mistaken. Fans and press alike will not only have the chance to check out Halo 4 multiplayer, but several highly anticipated titles, including Forza Horizon, Fable: The Journey, Assassin’s Creed III, Resident Evil 6, Borderlands 2, Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, Deadlight, Tomb Raider and Gears of War: Judgment! Head past the break for Microsoft and Xbox 360's full San Diego Comic Con 2012 schedule! Read More...

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ComiXology is running a big sale on game-related comics through Thursday night. After the jump, get more details on the sale and some recommendations for what you might want to download before the big sale ends.
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Gears of War 3

In "Gears of War 3," there are plenty of multiplayer modes to keep you occupied, but few have gotten a bigger upgrade than Horde. Horde 2.0 now allows 5 players to take on waves of enemies and, as an added layer of complexity, you can now upgrade strategic defenses scattered about the map to help your odds of survival. Way better than making ridiculous shield walls in "Gears 2," right?

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Here's the thing, though. Even with five people, and even on the easiest difficulty setting, getting through 50 waves of Horde mode is a true challenge. Which is why I'm here to offer some tips which may help your odds of survival.

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Gears of War 3

Closing the book on a trilogy can be hard. We've seen plenty of instances with trilogies ending in disaster: "Godfather 3" and "Matrix Revolutions" spring to mind. "Gears of War 3" steps into this challenging territory, attempting to give a satisfying conclusion to fans while offering features to bring new or battle-scarred players into the fold. And, for the most part, it succeeds swimmingly. For the most part.

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Griffin

Yesterday we posted a giant guide to getting all of the unlockables in "Gears of War 3," including weapon skins, playable characters, executions and mutators. One of the unlockable characters is Aaron Griffin, the head of an Imulsion pumping corporation who plays an important role in the "Gears of War 3" campaign. More noteworthy is the fact that Aaron Griffin is voiced by actor/musician/life coach, Ice T.

Unlocking Griffin through the game is actually pretty tough, and would require playing hundreds of waves of Horde mode to earn the required cash for the onyx Big Money medal. Alternatively, there's a way to unlock him in about 5 minutes, but it requires some social networking.

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Gears of War 3

The "Gears of War" franchise has always had a strong multiplayer component. But what is has lacked is an incentive for playing that multiplayer component. No, fun is apparently not enough. In the era of "Call of Duty," people expect tons of unlockables to encourage that just-one-more-round attitude and, in Gears of War 3, Epic has delivered.

There is a ton of stuff to unlock in "Gears of War 3," from weapon skins to playable characters to weapon-specific executions and mutators which modify the way you play. This guide is dedicated to showing you just what you need to do to unlock each and every thing in the game, and we'll be updating it as more unlockables get added to the mix.

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Gears of War 3

Microsoft's biggest exclusive of the year, "Gears of War 3," is finally hitting stores next Tuesday, and to celebrate the event, the company has a few midnight shindigs planned across the globe featuring giveaways, celebrity guests and, predictably, a lot of game stations.

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When they're not developing popular shooters, Epic Games sure know how to put an emotional trailer together. With every "Gears of War" release, the company issues forth a trailer that incorporates a seemingly out-of-place, sad song played over crazy action. The first "Gears" trailer used the haunting "Mad World," as sung by Gary Jules. "Gears of War 2" video featured Devotchka's "How It Ends." Today, Epic has released the latest trailer for "Gears of War 3" and – big surprise – it features a real tear-jerker from Mazzy Star, "To Dust."

You can check out the video posted by Machinima this morning below.

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