As the Gears turn

Gears of War is the game that many feel will become the must have for the 360 but, with the US release still months away, we'll have to make do with drooling in anticipation over another batch of screenshots of Epic's squad-based sci-fi shoot-'em-up.

While the game's premise of a group of marines blasting horrific monsters isn't new, its execution is. There's huge emphasis on teamwork in Gears of War, with every level designed with cooperative play in mind, either with fellow gamers or the near-human AI help.

Gears of War is expected to drop this Summer.