Gears of War 3 opening cinematic celebrates gold status

Today, Epic Games and Microsoft have announced that Gears of War 3 has gone gold and celebrated the announcement with a giant Xbox 360-shaped cake and the release of a new trailer, featuring the game's cinematic opening.

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Today, Epic Games and Microsoft have announced that Gears of War 3 has gone gold and celebrated the announcement with a giant Xbox 360-shaped cake (being bromantically cut above) and the release of a new trailer, featuring the game's opening cinematic.

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    August 19, 2011 4:30 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Gears of War 3 opening cinematic celebrates gold status.

    Today, Epic Games and Microsoft have announced that Gears of War 3 has gone gold and celebrated the announcement with a giant Xbox 360-shaped cake and the release of a new trailer, featuring the game's cinematic opening.

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      August 19, 2011 5:20 PM

      1) I want that lancer.
      2) I want a piece of that cake.
      3) Anya looks much better with a ponytail:P

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      August 19, 2011 6:06 PM

      Must...Play...Gear of War 3.....NOW!

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      August 19, 2011 6:26 PM

      Oh god ... those little guys look like the Flood :(

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      August 19, 2011 6:42 PM

      I can't wait for this game. I was just playing some Gears 1 this morning and it's still a blast, I have no doubts that Gears 3 is going to be nothing short of incredible. I just hope Dom is less of a fucktard this time.

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      August 19, 2011 11:58 PM

      I really was expecting Marcus to show up at the end and say "Hell...i'ts about time."

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      August 20, 2011 12:15 AM

      Looking forward to the PC version. GoW1 PC was fantastic.

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        August 20, 2011 4:14 AM

        they never brought 2 to PC did they?

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          August 20, 2011 8:16 AM

          Mike Capps: "I think its bullshit. What we did was take a great game, Gears of War 1 for Xbox 360, made it run at higher resolutions and added three new hours of really good gameplay and it got lower reviews. I think that's bullshit, and I don't understand it. I can't figure out what it is."

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          August 20, 2011 10:44 AM

          If they brought Gears 1 to Steam, it would be a PC franchise as well by now.

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      August 20, 2011 12:23 AM

      I really wish the Gears games would try less hard. The whole thing works so much better if you strip out any sort of story or context whatsoever, and just play it for the fun-as-hell shooter it is, but they want to cram a ton of bro-tacular bro-stories to fistbump and chug beers to, seemingly thinking they built something worth investing in emotionally, or even take seriously while tuning out. It just... pisses me off. I can't not pay attention to what I'm given, yet the story in Gears is worse than no story at all.

      Still, if it's anything like the previous two, and I have every reason to trust it'll be at least that good, it'll be pretty goddamn fun to play.

      Cliffy, if you're reading this please: stick with making the absolutely great games you seem to have an effortless, natural talent for, and do whatever you can to stay as far away from building fiction as is possible.

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        August 20, 2011 12:46 AM

        Hmm, I like the story. It could be that I'm a scifi junkie but I'll take damn near any scifi action game.

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        August 20, 2011 12:47 AM

        I was so dissapointed with the genericness of the first couple of hours of the first one, I stopped playing and haven't played one since. It was really, really bad.

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        August 20, 2011 1:31 AM

        It's still good action under the annoying skin.

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        August 20, 2011 3:04 PM

        I couldnt care less. Amesome games with shitloads of fun. I pre-ordered it yesterday.

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      August 20, 2011 3:43 AM

      They should totally make a GOW and Bulletstorm crossover.

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      August 20, 2011 5:33 AM

      Never quite finished GoW2. Got to the last boss fight, died several times trying to figure out the trick to beating him and never went back. Maybe one of these days. ...

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        August 21, 2011 2:55 PM

        The boss fight where you just Hammer of Dawn the large ass Lambent to destroy Jacinto?

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          August 21, 2011 8:11 PM

          Not sure. I'm in a large hall with columns and a boss monster is diving and rolling all over the place while causing the columns to fall on us. Maybe that's not even the end? Too bad, I was hoping it would be over after that.

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            August 22, 2011 9:07 AM

            That's like a mini boss. You still have more to go.

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      August 21, 2011 6:36 PM

      i think it's kind of interesting that this is the only game series i think of where your side is continually losing. most of the time you play the winning side, but here, each games is an example of a won battle in a losing war, with each game getting more desperate. Interesting.

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