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It's 2015, and it's still a very, very mad world

Microsoft knows how to tug on heartstrings. As if it wasn't enough to bring the classic Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War back for a graphically updated Ultimate Edition, we're now also being treated to a throwback trailer for the new / old game as well. It features the melancholy tune of Gary Jules' "Mad World," which made the original 2006 Gears of War trailer highly memorable and helped establish a somber style that's been widely copied in the years after. But there's only one Marcus Fenix and only one original Gears of War tale, and both of those are making a comeback, to Xbox One and PC, next week. That will give us just enough time to carefully inspect the new beauty and splendor of the updated trailer, and compare it to the old one (below).