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Gears of War 3

Cliff Bleszinski talks Gears of War development

Creator on the story - warts and all - of Xbox's other big sci-fi franchise.

Using the hashtag #GearsFacts, Gears of War inventor Cliff Bleszinski used Twitter to tell us some neat "secrets" about the game's creation.

Amongst them is the fact that Anya originally had a hefty cleavage, but "I pushed back on [art director] Pete to make her less cartoony", says Bleszinski.

A lot of the inspiration for the first game came out of his sadness from the failure of his first marriage and a visit to London. Also, on paper, the game and series was set to fail, since it was an all new IP that was testing all new mechanics and such.

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