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Old 10-04-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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First DLC Announced

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Old 10-04-2011, 01:28 PM   #2
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:28 PM   #3
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Taking you deeper into the fight with three explosive new maps, three new playable characters, two new weapon skins, and additional achievements worth 250 Gamerscore, the Horde Command Pack also includes new fortification upgrades to help you mow down the Lambent and Locust threats in the fan-favorite Horde mode. Available for 800 Microsoft Points or for download automatically to consumers who have purchased the “Gears of War 3” Season Pass, which entitles you to the game’s first four game add-ons at a 33 percent discount, the Horde Command Pack includes:
Three spectacular new maps:
  • Blood Drive – The Jacinto Medical Plaza was overwhelmed by evacuated citizens after the government-sanctioned Hammer Strikes, and the ensuing riots quickly turned this safe haven into a dangerous inferno. An abundance of high ground and funneled choke points make this map a returning favorite to Horde.
  • Rustlung – Once the pride of the Royal Tyran Navy, the foredecks of this decommissioned battleship are now riddled with bullet holes. Any team with the fortitude to hold the exposed central torpedo bay will find that the ship’s Loader has been replaced with a battle-ready Silverback mech suit.
  • Azura – This island resort was once the exclusive domain of Sera’s educated elite, but the tranquil water gardens and lush foliage have become a hotly contested combat zone. Dual snipers overlook a powerful explosive weapon, while the defensive central platform may be your last resort of retreat.
New fortification upgrades:
  • Command Center – A brand new type of fortification that allows you to call in fire support from sniper teams, mortar strikes and even multiple Hammers of Dawn.
  • Decoy Upgrade – A new fortification level that turns your decoy into an Onyx Guard bot that will fight in your defense.
  • Sentry Upgrade – This upgrade adds a fire bolt sentry that deals much more damage and is very effective against Berserkers.
  • Silverback Upgrade – This advancement allows you to upgrade your Silverback exo-suit with devastating rockets and extra levels of repair cost reduction.
New characters:
  • Onyx Guard
  • Big Rig Dizzy
  • Bernie
New weapon skins:
  • Team Plasma
  • Jungle Camo
Also playable in Beast mode and privately hosted Versus matches, the Horde Command Pack promises to extend your “Gears of War 3” experience with countless hours of multiplayer mayhem on Xbox LIVE.
Will be available November 1st.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:39 PM   #4
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@ iBuzz7S - thanks for the text. Good news on the first DLC. A bit confused what happened to the campaign with Michael Barrick though...

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Old 10-04-2011, 01:43 PM   #5
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"3 New Maps" < Blood Drive...
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:50 PM   #6
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Good thing I didn't buy the season pass... I might buy 2 and be done with gears
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:00 PM   #7
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More companies should follow the 250 score increments, no bullshit with minimal increases.

Anyways, i'm waiting with the season pass as well. I'm not exactly thrilled about paying in advance for something like this.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:05 PM   #8
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So what are the cheevos gonna be?...

As long as they count towards existing Onyx Medals they shouldn't be a problem...
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:06 PM   #9
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More companies should follow the 250 score increments, no bullshit with minimal increases.

Anyways, i'm waiting with the season pass as well. I'm not exactly thrilled about paying in advance for something like this.

Microsoft's policy states, no more than 250G's per calendar quarter.

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Old 10-04-2011, 02:14 PM   #10
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Microsoft's policy states, no more than 250G's per calendar quarter.

Gamerscore is serious business.
Yep, that's why some releases more DLC in a quarter. It's smart business on their side, but another thing for consumers.

I think the achievements will be related to Horde mode, but that might be a far fetch?
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Looking forward to this. Are the skins that are include from the existing DLC ones?
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So I guess Tai will be in another DLC then?
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:36 PM   #14
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Well at least it's more than just three maps - I can't justify paying 800 MSP for just maps.

Oh wait... I already bought the season pass. So far it feels like a good decision.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:07 PM   #16
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:24 PM   #17
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Yay content that should have already been in the game because its already on the disc! Sweet! Plus you can't play the new maps in public verus....what a deal...lol
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Looking forward to this. Are the skins that are include from the existing DLC ones?
Yes. Which is kind of bad.

Infact all these maps are on the disc and Epic is pretty much nickel and diming us. Not cool mang
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Blood Drive? Really? I don't hate the map, but Blood Drive wouldn't have been my first choice of Gears 2 maps to bring over. Anyway, I'm curious as to how this will work with the season pass. Will the Season Pass download be updated on the DLC's release day to include the new content and we just redownload it or will it work in some other way?
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Yay content that should have already been in the game because its already on the disc! Sweet! Plus you can't play the new maps in public verus....what a deal...lol

My thoughts exactly.

Epic's handling of DLC (so far standing just for Disc Locked Content) for this game has been a mess at best.
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Yay content that should have already been in the game because its already on the disc! Sweet! Plus you can't play the new maps in public verus....what a deal...lol
I agree that i would like to play these maps in public multiplayer but i understand why they are doing that for in countless games i have been kicked out of playing because i do not have the needed maps....i do hope we can play these public at some point though
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Looks like that pass will pay off. Time to feed.
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Infact all these maps are on the disc and Epic is pretty much nickel and diming us. Not cool mang
This argument has gotten old really fast.

Bitch all you want, it's not gonna change and you are still gonna buy it. Even if you didn't buy it, plenty of other people will.
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Looks like getting the pass was a good thing.
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Aww nuts. No Lt Kim skin yet. Ah well, I still have a long way to go to get the onyx medal for playing as females anyway.

Hurray for new horde maps and fortifications.
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This argument has gotten old really fast.

Bitch all you want, it's not gonna change and you are still gonna buy it. Even if you didn't buy it, plenty of other people will.
It's people like you that are the reason why they get away with charging us twice for content. "Hey, I'm getting screwed! Oh well, here's my money anyway." If everyone stood up and told the developers that it's bullshit and we won't have it, they wouldn't do it anymore. And if you want evidence that that works just look at the PC platform.

I didn't know that the DLC was already on the disc. If I did I wouldn't have bought the pass. Just like I'm not buying that 3600 MSP weapon skins bullshit.
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So we're getting Horde improvements, 3 character skins, 2 weapon skins and 3 maps that are playable in versus, horde and beast for one DLC.... and there's still 2 packs left as well as a campaign pack (likely with even more maps like they did at the end of Gears 2's DLC) so 4 packs in total.... Does anyone really want to argue that we aren't getting bang for our buck? Because I'm usually up in arms about DLC but this is a good chunk of content.

Besides, all the shit we got in the game on release was already way more content than most $60 games come with anyway. Plus we still have more skins and maps on the way as well as a new mini-campaign and if this is signs of things to come, I bet more weapon skins and Horde/Beast improvements are coming as well.

I'm more than satisfied with my Season Pass purchase. I feel like I'm getting more content for Gears 3 than I ever did with my DLC purchases for games like COD. Plus, isn't it only the first pack that's on the disc? So, you're getting 3 more packs of stuff you didn't already technically buy. And whether it's already on the disc or not, point is likely every game developer has DLC already done by release so they just either put it on the disc or take it out of the game to sell for DLC. Either way, people are "screwed" in people's eyes so then just don't buy it period and let others enjoy? Done and done.
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This argument has gotten old really fast.

Bitch all you want, it's not gonna change and you are still gonna buy it. Even if you didn't buy it, plenty of other people will.
Like me ^.^ I love this game and I easily got my $60 worth. Whether it be downloadable content or disc locked content, I'm still gonna get it and enjoy the hell out of it.
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I believe when it says 'Also playable in Beast mode and privately hosted Versus matches' It means that they are for multiplayer but you can play them in beast or privately as well.
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It's people like you that are the reason why they get away with charging us twice for content. "Hey, I'm getting screwed! Oh well, here's my money anyway." If everyone stood up and told the developers that it's bullshit and we won't have it, they wouldn't do it anymore. And if you want evidence that that works just look at the PC platform.

I didn't know that the DLC was already on the disc. If I did I wouldn't have bought the pass. Just like I'm not buying that 3600 MSP weapon skins bullshit.
I'm glad you know me so well. So well in fact that I refused to pay $20 for the limited content in the Bulletstorm DLC, but had the patience to wait for it to go down to $10. Same with the Fallout Vegas DLC which is half off this week. But yes, I complain and hand them my money.

It is people like me that have worked in the gaming industry and know people that work for these companies. Developers aren't always out to screw you. In fact, Epic didn't have to offer a season pass lowering the price of DLC, they could have charged everyone 800mps for each one.

Just because something is on the disc doesn't mean the company is out to rape your wallet. Sometimes things are not ready, or the developer changes their mind last minute and didn't feel it was up to par. Now if it was released half-assed you would be complaining about that.

Just because a company announces there is DLC coming out and the game hasn't been released yet doesn't mean they're holding back content from you either. Companies need time to work on something, unless you want them to sit on their asses between the time the game is finished and releases with your permission to start on DLC. If every company waited for the game to release to start on something new DLC wouldn't come out for months afterwards and would be half the content, and they would lose money on employees not doing shit.

Regardless of how many people stand up and say they're not gonna take it anymore, there are still just as many people with a disposable income that really just don't care and will go ahead and pay for something day one.

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