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An Xbox One S Couldn’t Look Any More ‘Gears of War’ Than This

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chris-littlechild - October 6, 2016

  Goddamn it, Microsoft. Calm your undercrackers down. We know you like your custom consoles and all, but things are getting a little out of hand. We know you’re proud of your spangly new Xbox One S and all, but soon we’ll be up to our scrotes in craptacular custom ones shaped like half a car.  

It’s all in the name of money spinning and hawking shit, natch. Sometimes it’s a special edition system to tie in with a big game release, sometimes it’s a new controller design with something else cool and current on the front there. Y’know, so we all think that Xbox bigwigs are down with the kids and everything.

That Captain America: Civil War controller was a thing of beauty, let’s be real. As is this: the Gears of War-tastic Xbox One S.

What makes this one work? The overall way it’s done, really. Not a half-assed, simple image of a relevant character on the side, because it’s Friday afternoon and nobody gives an eff about anything anymore. That’s often the way. Instead, we’re capturing the spirit of the Gears series as a whole.

It’s not understated, but it’s sure effective. The crimson omen, the battle damage in the corner... the series doesn’t do subtle in any kind of way, ever, and that’s what we’re getting at with this. As Destructoid puts it, ‘This thing is unapologetically brash, ostentatious, and indiscreet -- all words that perfectly sum up Microsoft's other flagship shooter.’

Fans wouldn’t have it any other way, and I’m sure more than a couple of them could be tempting into getting in on this. Particularly if they weren’t quite convinced about upgrading their Xbox One.

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