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Webb
10-07-2010, 06:31 PM
Been living under a rock today? Then you missed loads of Gears 3 news (and there'll be more this weekend, so keep your eyes open...

The only preview you'll need to read on the whole of the net:

In-depth preview: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6552-Gears-of-War-3-Versus-Multiplayer-MEGA-Hands-On-Preview---Tonight--We-TDM-In-Hell-.html

Beta news: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6551-Gears-of-War-3-Getting-a-Multiplayer-Beta-in-Early-2011.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6551-Gears-of-War-3-Getting-a-Multiplayer-Beta-in-Early-2011.htmlhttp://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6550-More-Gears-of-War-3-Screens---Art-Curb-Stomp-Their-Way-Into-View.html)

New art: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6550-More-Gears-of-War-3-Screens---Art-Curb-Stomp-Their-Way-Into-View.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6551-Gears-of-War-3-Getting-a-Multiplayer-Beta-in-Early-2011.htmlhttp://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6550-More-Gears-of-War-3-Screens---Art-Curb-Stomp-Their-Way-Into-View.html)

Multiplayer maps feature: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6566-A-Look-at-the-Multiplayer-Maps-of-Gears-of-War-3.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../news/news-6566-A-Look-at-the-Multiplayer-Maps-of-Gears-of-War-3.html)

Epic Games studio tour - part 1: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6567-A-Unique-Insight-Into-Epic-Games--NC-Studio---Studio-Tour--Part-1.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../news/news-6567-A-Unique-Insight-Into-Epic-Games--NC-Studio---Studio-Tour--Part-1.html)

Epic Games studio tour - part 2: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6572-A-Unique-Insight-Into-Epic-Games--NC-Studio---Studio-Tour--Part-2.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../news/news-6572-A-Unique-Insight-Into-Epic-Games--NC-Studio---Studio-Tour--Part-2.html)

Interview - Cliff Bleszinski: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6573-Interview--Cliff-Bleszinski-Talks-Gears-of-War-3--TDM--Betas---Games-Journalism.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../news/news-6573-Interview--Cliff-Bleszinski-Talks-Gears-of-War-3--TDM--Betas---Games-Journalism.html)

Rip1Good 2033
10-08-2010, 01:24 AM
Fantastic news!

Was already highly anticipating this game. Now it's sky-rocketed!

Pixo
10-08-2010, 03:09 AM
I'm speechless. The game is looking at an easy 10/10 for me at the moment.

Burning Karma
10-08-2010, 03:25 AM
Amazing stuff. You guys really knocked it out of the park with your coverage. Keep it up! :D

Deyankees1
10-08-2010, 06:01 AM
<3 I want the Beta NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Webb you should of taken me with you to play Gears 3 :)

QuiCkz AleX
10-08-2010, 08:09 AM
New Modes

Guardian and Submission have had a baby: Capture the Leader. While each team will again have one player as the designated leader, your goal is to simply capture the enemy leader for 30 seconds. A captured leader can struggle and throw off their captor's aim or even kill them if they're injured. Leaders also have enhanced abilities as now they can hold down LB and see all of the enemies positions.

King of the Hill and Annex have also been combined into a mode called King of the Hill. The score node will move around the level at timed intervals and spawn locations will, finally, be randomized throughout the level.

Team Deathmatch is the new mode on the block. In this mode, each team has 20 lives that drop each time someone is killed and re-spawns. The last team with lives left gets one point and matches are a best 2 out of 3 format. Spawn locations are again, going to be randomized and so there will be no spawn camping.

New Weapons

An older version of the Lancer is the new primary weapon added to your arsenal. Larger and with a bayonet instead of a chainsaw, this Pendulum-era Lancer is harder to aim but hits harder then your standard Lancer. So hard in fact, that while roadie running you can wind up for a one hit melee kill with the bayonet. A new Sawed-off shotgun is also available, which has a very long reload time, a very very short range (about half the normal shotgun) but makes a very, very big mess when it hits. Both the Pendulum-era Lancer and the Sawed-off can be chosen as your starting weapons.

Already announced is the Digger Launcher which shoots a ground-burrowing piranha-thing at your enemies, complete with a trail of kicked up dirt. The result, like most weapons in the Gears universe, is a large explosion. Shooting this is akin to throwing a grenade with a curved aiming reticule.

A new sniper weapon joins the mix in the form of the Oneshot. True to its name, this large, heavy duty sniper rifle will kill an opponent in Oneshot. It also leaves you exposed with a loud whirring noise as it fires up and a yellow targetting indicator similar to the torque bow.

There is a new grenade, the Incendiary Grenade, which like the revamped Ink Grenade, will not give off a warning beep before it explodes.

Old Weapons, New Features

The Gorgon Burst Pistol is gone and instead we have the automatic firing Gorgon SMG. The Hammerburst has been improved with an added zoom feature and an iron sight. Expect more adjustments to the older weapons to be announced once the game moves into its Beta Test.

The New Experience System

Yes, XP and ranking up are back for Gears of War 3 but do not groan or roll your eyes just yet. The system has been revamped to the point that it is now Bigger, Better and with more rewards. Earn Ribbons by completing simple tasks each match, such as reviving teammates, first blood or going on kill streaks.

The next tier of reward is Medals, which track stats from match to match. This includes the standard "X kills with , headshots and the usual shooter fare. Finally, Titles are being added. Get good enough with a certain weapon and you can show off your prowess! The other reward for getting good with a weapon? New executions.

At the start, you can only use the most basic of executions, but keep using a weapon and eventually you will unlock a higher tiered execution. Using this new execution will reward you with bonus XP. Max out a weapon and you can keep mashing the execution button to keep humiliating your opponent. Why teabag when you can ram a chainsaw down someone's throat instead?

As you rank up and earn all of these rewards, little pop ups will alert you when you have surpassed your friends scores in the various weapons. Just like the achievement pop ups from [I]Gears of War 2 but with the added bonus of bragging rights.

All the Small Things

Characters move faster, you can revive yourself by mashing A when downed, chainsaws have a smaller window to be stopped (approx. two seconds while it is revving), press 'Y' while targeting an enemy to "spot" them for all of your allies to see and each match begins with a brief overview of where all the weapons spawn.

In addition, when two players are on opposite sides of cover, there is the option to 'mantle kick' by hopping over the cover, kicking your opponent and leaving them pushed out of cover. Ideally in perfect range for a shotgun blast to the face.

DokMMz
10-09-2010, 03:37 PM
Cannot wait! This just makes me more excited. Any more greatness from Gears 3 and my head'll explode!

Burning Karma
10-10-2010, 02:46 AM
<3 I want the Beta NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Webb you should of taken me with you to play Gears 3 :)
Pffft. Try living in their home state like I do first. ;)

Deyankees1
10-10-2010, 03:12 AM
Pffft. Try living in their home state like I do first. ;)

That must of sucked lol should of sneaked in.

Burning Karma
10-10-2010, 05:10 PM
That must of sucked lol should of sneaked in.
I'd try it if I didn't live about four hours away. :p

II TAPOUT II
10-10-2010, 09:21 PM
Best coverage I've seen on the web, good job guys. :)

Definitely looking forward to the game now. A public beta and the increase to the CMS have me excited for Gears 3 again.

HorsemanOfWar16
10-11-2010, 03:33 PM
hay there bit of a random question but i didn't want to start another thread - does any one know how many players on each team in multiplayer ? -
not sure if I ve heard it and forgot it - or it hasn't got announced yet ?
- GOW1 - 4 V 4
- GOW2 - 5 V 5
- GOW3 - 10 V 10 ?!!
Thx. sorry if this question has been posted before.

LastbornSmudg3
10-11-2010, 04:01 PM
Great news guys, It's great to see how x360a is becoming a great site for press news too!

Deyankees1
10-11-2010, 05:07 PM
hay there bit of a random question but i didn't want to start another thread - does any one know how many players on each team in multiplayer ? -
not sure if I ve heard it and forgot it - or it hasn't got announced yet ?
- GOW1 - 4 V 4
- GOW2 - 5 V 5
- GOW3 - 10 V 10 ?!!
Thx. sorry if this question has been posted before.

As of now its still 5v5

verte200
10-12-2010, 12:37 AM
thanks for the info it will come in good use to know a bit of the game before it comes out

Burning Karma
10-12-2010, 02:08 AM
As of now its still 5v5
Confirmed by Cliff:
"@mattdriscoll (http://twitter.com/mattdriscoll): @therealcliffyb (http://twitter.com/therealcliffyb) Still gonna be 5v5 then??" <- Yes, except for Wingman which is 2v2v2v2.http://twitter.com/therealcliffyb/statuses/27090774970

Webb
10-12-2010, 05:56 PM
Thanks for the kind words folks :)

In case you missed the continuation of the coverage over the weekend, I've added the new features up there for you to check out.

Burning Karma
10-13-2010, 02:31 AM
I've yet to watch the other videos (shame I know! :p), but I really enjoyed the interview with Cliff. I love his enthusiasm and honesty.

Snowwwwy
10-13-2010, 06:39 AM
Cant wait for this. Loved the previous 2 gears, so much. Hope the difficulty of this one stays the same, it'd be awesome.

DS Army of one
10-16-2010, 10:14 PM
Been living under a rock today? Then you missed loads of Gears 3 news (and there'll be more this weekend, so keep your eyes open...

The only preview you'll need to read on the whole of the net:

In-depth preview: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6552-Gears-of-War-3-Versus-Multiplayer-MEGA-Hands-On-Preview---Tonight--We-TDM-In-Hell-.html

Beta news: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6551-Gears-of-War-3-Getting-a-Multiplayer-Beta-in-Early-2011.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6551-Gears-of-War-3-Getting-a-Multiplayer-Beta-in-Early-2011.htmlhttp://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6550-More-Gears-of-War-3-Screens---Art-Curb-Stomp-Their-Way-Into-View.html)

New art: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6550-More-Gears-of-War-3-Screens---Art-Curb-Stomp-Their-Way-Into-View.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6551-Gears-of-War-3-Getting-a-Multiplayer-Beta-in-Early-2011.htmlhttp://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6550-More-Gears-of-War-3-Screens---Art-Curb-Stomp-Their-Way-Into-View.html)

Multiplayer maps feature: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6566-A-Look-at-the-Multiplayer-Maps-of-Gears-of-War-3.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../news/news-6566-A-Look-at-the-Multiplayer-Maps-of-Gears-of-War-3.html)

Epic Games studio tour - part 1: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6567-A-Unique-Insight-Into-Epic-Games--NC-Studio---Studio-Tour--Part-1.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../news/news-6567-A-Unique-Insight-Into-Epic-Games--NC-Studio---Studio-Tour--Part-1.html)

Epic Games studio tour - part 2: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6572-A-Unique-Insight-Into-Epic-Games--NC-Studio---Studio-Tour--Part-2.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../news/news-6572-A-Unique-Insight-Into-Epic-Games--NC-Studio---Studio-Tour--Part-2.html)

Interview - Cliff Bleszinski: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6573-Interview--Cliff-Bleszinski-Talks-Gears-of-War-3--TDM--Betas---Games-Journalism.html (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6573-Interview--Cliff-Bleszinski-Talks-Gears-of-War-3--TDM--Betas---Games-Journalism.html)

Dude 14,000 posts Really.

luffy
10-16-2010, 10:15 PM
Awesome Post !!!!!!

Burning Karma
10-17-2010, 03:26 AM
Dude 14,000 posts Really.
Off topic, but he is an admin and, I would assume, has been here since the beginning. So yes. Really.

DS Army of one
10-18-2010, 02:16 AM
Off topic, but he is an admin and, I would assume, has been here since the beginning. So yes. Really.

alright my bad I didn't notice that.

iiDaRReN316x
11-01-2010, 12:43 PM
Good work Web.

gunner_dave
11-24-2010, 11:08 PM
sooooooo carnt wait for this game its gonna be the best game ever, love the gears series, got SERIOUSLY and SERIOUSLY 2.0 and level 100 im god on gears :)

TheRoarinator
12-07-2010, 12:53 AM
Quite looking forward to Gears now.

JuiceboxHero
12-13-2010, 02:30 AM
yay! i've been waiting for this game forever! i can't wait to find out if carmine lived or died!

NinjaBeast
01-02-2011, 07:05 PM
Seriously can't wait! Have been a big fan of gears of war since the first one came out have it one PC and Xbox360. Then after that the 2nd one overwhelmed with its multiplayer and campaign, I cant begin to imagine how fun this is going to be online!

isp 1992
01-08-2011, 12:36 PM
is there any avatar awards.

Dan.Pro
01-10-2011, 04:01 PM
GoW 3 will be so awesome!

OZELU
01-14-2011, 01:41 PM
Lets see online mode. Cos 2... too much time to find any game ;(

TheNarrator23
01-14-2011, 01:54 PM
i want this game so bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!

l MulligaN l
02-05-2011, 03:26 AM
Pre-orderd my copy today. I was told by the shop keeper that their thinking of bringing some kinect compatibilitys into the game. Anyone know if this is True?

Webb
02-05-2011, 03:32 AM
There is a rumoured Kinect Gears of War coming, but the whispers say that'll be a standalone title... maybe Gears of War: Exile could be it. Nothing official yet.

Pixo
02-07-2011, 04:41 AM
There is a rumoured Kinect Gears of War coming, but the whispers say that'll be a standalone title... maybe Gears of War: Exile could be it. Nothing official yet.
I heard about that but didn't think it was true...

Artful Dodger
02-12-2011, 02:48 PM
Found alot of info on the official gears forum, when you level up you unlock new character skins, i.e Cole after you hit so much XP you unlock Cole wearing an American Football outfit, and can also unlock different colored guns..


A public-Beta & dedicated servers will definatley make this game UNREAL

ZanKioH
02-24-2011, 09:08 PM
Please update the OP Webb mate :)

This is a great thread right here from EPIC forums which keeps new/updated news on Gears 3 :)

http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=764626

Would be great if you could implement the Major/Necessary news from their into the OP :D

thunderfire55
02-28-2011, 09:59 AM
thanks for the info/news ;)

II Leon Ex II
03-02-2011, 08:42 PM
Can't Wait

clokey
03-04-2011, 06:01 PM
http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=764626


Enlist in the most explosive gaming event of the spring: the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta!
Get into the Beta by preordering Gears of War 3 through select retailers. The Beta begins April 25 and ends May 15.
For those of you who purchased the Bulletstorm Epic Edition (on Xbox 360 only), you get early access to the Beta, beginning April 18.
Three new multiplayer modes and four exclusive maps will be rolled out during the Beta period -- all running on dedicated servers. This is your chance to help shape the most anticipated game of 2011.
In the Beta you can play Team Deathmatch mode on the four new maps (Thrashball, Checkout, Trenches, and Old Town); Capture the Leader and King of the Hill gameplay modes will be added later in the Beta period. Also, be sure to look out for a surprise event weekend that you won't want to miss.
Not only will you get an early taste of the final chapter in this blockbuster trilogy, but you'll also have access to exclusive content that you can permanently unlock and carry over to your Gears of War 3 gamer profile when the retail game launches on September 20.
Exclusive Beta Unlockables
Flaming Hammerburst
Complete one match by Sunday, April 24 to permanently unlock.
Flaming Lancer
Complete one match during the week of April 25 to permanently unlock.
Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun
Complete one match during the week of May 2 to permanently unlock.
Flaming Gnasher Shotgun
Complete one match during the week of May 9 to permanently unlock.
Beta Tester Medal -- Wear it proudly, Gear.
Complete one match in the Beta to permanently unlock.
Thrashball Cole -- Unlock Thrashball Cole to play as Augustus Cole as he was before Emergence Day -- a legendary Thrashball athlete known for his ferocious, flamboyant style.
Complete 50 matches in any game type to unlock for the Beta period.
To permanently unlock, complete 10 matches as Thrashball Cole during the Beta period.
Gold-Plated Retro Lancer -- Before the chainsaw bayonet was deployed at the beginning of the Locust-Human War, the original Lancer assault rifle had a large fixed blade.
Complete 90 matches in any game type to unlock for the Beta period.
To permanently unlock, score 100 kills with the Gold-Plated Retro Lancer during the Beta period.http://i51.tinypic.com/2iu7znq.jpg (http://i51.tinypic.com/2iu7znq.jpg)
Visit one of these participating retailers for your pre-order today!
In the US:
Gamestop (http://www.gamestop.com/gearsofwar3)
In Canada:
Gamestop (http://www.gamestop.ca/)
In the UK:
GAME (http://www.game.co.uk/Games/Xbox-360/Shooter-Third-Person/Gears-of-War-3/%7Er348592/?s=Gears+of+War+3)
Gamestation (http://www.gamestation.co.uk/gs/gears-of-war-3-47136?searchTerm=Gears%20of%20War%203)
In France:
GAME (http://www.game.fr/)
FNAC (http://www.fnac.com/)
Micromania (http://www.micromania.fr/)
In Italy:
Gamestop (http://www.gamestop.it/31830_Xbox360_Gears_of_War_3.aspx)
In Australia:
EB Games (http://ebgames.com.au/)
In New Zealand:
EB Games (http://ebgames.co.nz/)

So i've just preordered from game to get my beta access :)

TCs Negotiator
03-07-2011, 02:11 AM
Does anyone know what the flaming weapons look like yet? I'm interested to see the skins.

Burning Karma
03-07-2011, 02:36 AM
Does anyone know what the flaming weapons look like yet? I'm interested to see the skins.
The flaming lancer is at 1:40:
YouTube - Gears of War 3 Gameplay Demo (Xbox 360)

thunderfire55
03-07-2011, 08:37 AM
yay! i've been waiting for this game forever! i can't wait to find out if carmine lived or died!

i think he will die course only one of them i know has buyed the kill carmine or whatever and the rest has buyed the save carmine shirt.
lets stick to the tradition and...
KILL CARMINE.!!!:uzi:

thunderfire55
03-09-2011, 03:48 PM
if i order from uk (to denmark) will i then get the beta?

ahchap
04-04-2011, 10:25 AM
the beta looks like its gonna be great hopefully its not full of glitches and that sorta thang

LEE200
04-04-2011, 10:29 AM
Nice info guys thanks.

chris rocks yo
04-05-2011, 04:50 AM
OMG!!!! GOW3!!!! I LOVE THIS SERIES AND IT WILL BE SAD WHEN IT ENDS!!!! BUT NETHER-THE-LESS GO COLE TRAIN W00t!!!!!!!!!!!!:woop::woop::woop::woop::woop::woo p::woop::woop::woop::woop::woop::woop::woop::woop: :woop::woop::woop::woop::woop::woop:

ODST Kayne
04-05-2011, 09:25 PM
It's nice to have all this info in one place. Really looking forward to the beta that comes out in......two weeks.

Rizkowsky
04-08-2011, 09:37 PM
I can't wait!!!! It'll be the best ending to the best trilogy thus far!!!

Quid Squid
04-12-2011, 04:53 PM
the beta looks like its gonna be great hopefully its not full of glitches and that sorta thang

i've been playing for a week now and have not noticed any glitches so far. the medal for reaching 100 in gears 2 hasn't unlocked but that's not really something that effects the gameplay. matchmaking is so much faster now too.

XxSTOOPIDTOMMY
04-13-2011, 04:34 PM
I saw a vid saying that gears 1 was really quick and they slowed it down a notch for gears 2, so what do you think they will do for gears 3?

I dont know what i prefer...
I think the maps are better one 1, but when then again the headshotting with snipers whilst you were in cover was annoying!!

Gears 3 looks sweet though...
I bet it will feel refreshing...like gears 2 did

Quid Squid
04-13-2011, 05:05 PM
I saw a vid saying that gears 1 was really quick and they slowed it down a notch for gears 2, so what do you think they will do for gears 3?

I dont know what i prefer...
I think the maps are better one 1, but when then again the headshotting with snipers whilst you were in cover was annoying!!

Gears 3 looks sweet though...
I bet it will feel refreshing...like gears 2 did

the maps so far seem to be a bit smaller than Gears 2. Games go pretty quick for Team Deathmatch.

MASS DOMINATION
04-14-2011, 01:55 AM
I saw a vid saying that gears 1 was really quick and they slowed it down a notch for gears 2, so what do you think they will do for gears 3?

I dont know what i prefer...
I think the maps are better one 1, but when then again the headshotting with snipers whilst you were in cover was annoying!!

Gears 3 looks sweet though...
I bet it will feel refreshing...like gears 2 did

Gears 3 is gonna be like Gears 3. If you watched the new vid (which you said you did) they say that they sped the game up from Gears 2 and that Gears will feel and play like Gears 3.