Gears of War 3
Gears of War 3 Interview - Rod Fergusson Talks The Importance of Getting Multiplayer Right, Hackers, Campaign Mode and Much More
Written Friday, August 19, 2011 By Dan Webb
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Here's a Gears of War 3 interview not to be missed if ever there was one... Not that we'd ever recommend that you miss any interview we do, because they're all completely awesome of course, but you know what we mean. Right? RIGHT?

With Gears 3 now just one month away from release, we caught up to talk once again with Epic Games' Executive Producer, Rod Fergusson to talk about the aftermath of the beta, the importance of getting multiplayer nailed right out of the gate, four-player co-op and how the early campaign build being hacked and leaked onto the web hurt them and obviously, much, much more besides.

Like we say, it's an interview not to be missed, so check it out! Gears of War 3 is out on September 20th worldwide, except Japan where it launches on September 22nd. You can read our latest preview from the campaign here.


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Comment #1 by danc578
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 01:56:00 PM
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looks awesome can't wait =]

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Comment #2 by cbssi
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 01:57:23 PM
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"This video is private"

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Comment #3 by atomic viking54
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 01:58:56 PM
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Comment #4 by bloodstainedwings
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 01:59:39 PM
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"This Video Is Private" Looks like none of us will be able to watch this until they fix it!!!

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Comment #5 by Stormlord
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:01:04 PM
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Private :(

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Comment #6 by tigersrule
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:01:15 PM
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Stupid private video. :(

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Comment #7 by Redskinsfan26
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:02:55 PM
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Lol the video is private, but I think I've seen it already =/

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Comment #8 by Mr Arrow
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:04:28 PM
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True to their word, they're cracking down on (video) hackers!

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Comment #9 by Californigus
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:07:52 PM
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I want to see this, fix it! :D

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Comment #10 by CHICHO
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:09:34 PM
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Ugh it's private. I was all excited to see this. Now I have to wait to eat my popcorn and drink my soda hahahahaha.

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Comment #11 by Rusty187
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:12:10 PM
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I'm pretty sure this is the same interview as the one above except this video isn't private, enjoy.

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Comment #12 by Slaytanic361
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:14:28 PM
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Thanks #11 the video works

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Comment #13 by Californigus
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:18:45 PM
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@11 That interview is from Gamefront, im pretty sure x360a has its own, just like the one i saw yesterday from Gamesradar.

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Comment #14 by O0mix0O
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:21:31 PM
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Video is private?

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Comment #15 by Itsbrown4606
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:24:03 PM
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Now, when you say "we", is there an actual "us" (i.e. x360a) side of the "interview" or is it just... 9:37 of Fergusson rambling like when you said "we" "interviewed" Volition's Drew Holmes and it was just... 6:32 of him rambling on?

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Comment #16 by Pearson
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:29:58 PM
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@11 Thanks again, it was a very interesting interview with Rod.

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Comment #17 by Rusty187
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:30:30 PM
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ya its not the same video, but it is an interesting watch tho. Guess we have to wait still to see this one.

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Comment #18 by Californigus
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 02:36:21 PM
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@17 I just watched it man thanks.

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Comment #19 by PompousDawson
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 03:11:18 PM
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Thanks for the link @11 !!

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Comment #20 by ViNyLek
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 03:17:28 PM
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The response time from admins on this website is sometimes beyond ridiculous...

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Comment #21 by Torn By Shadows
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 03:24:29 PM
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i know this has nothing to do with the interview but i am going to have an extra Adam Fenix code and a extra Infected Omen weapon skin code.. i am willing to trade either one of the codes for either a Savage Kantus (preferebly the Kantus) or the Savage Grenadier Elite... message me if your interested in trading for either one of those. US only.

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Comment #22 by CrownlessKing
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 03:38:54 PM
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LOL private video. X360A FAIL.

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Comment #23 by the action frampton
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 03:44:26 PM
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@20 dude- it's Friday night. I would hope the are all out enjoying themselves.

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Comment #24 by luke360suv
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 05:44:48 PM
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Private? queers

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Comment #25 by aosiding
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 05:58:49 PM
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The beta was awesome and I'm psyched for the campaign. They really should decrease reload time on the sawed-off because I have had instances where they didn't kill someone point blank

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Comment #26 by ll Mr Bubbles ll
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 06:40:52 PM
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@25 the sawn off was balanced, high damage but had to be close range... miss your shot your screwed... hit on target they dont stand a chance.

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Comment #27 by Nemesis54
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 08:58:34 PM
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Why is it Private?

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Comment #28 by swirlymanx
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 10:45:00 PM
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The beta was okay, i noticed that they made the game more about ranged weapons (gears was all about close combat, shotgun madness.)Honestly i think they made the game way to easy to get kills *call of duty* especially with the retro lancer which kills you way to fast. The sawn off is way to noob friendly, it pissed me off cos thats all people used and it takes no skill, you run up/roll and just pull the trigger regardless where they are you will get a kill. It literally is a 180 degree range which is ridiculous. Well at least the game wont be as laggy (compared to all the crap in gears 2) but theres still that 1 and a half second delay.

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Comment #29 by KYLECONNER13
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 11:48:24 PM
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@28 I agree with you, the sawn off was to noob friendly, but it did not always kill. If you had that weapon and missed, you were screwed. If they shortened the area of spread a little it would be balanced. But I like how this game is more about ranged combat, not close range. If I wanted that I would go play WoW or some game not based around guns. Guns that shoot bullets. Bullets that go places. Places which are far away from the gun shooting them.

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Comment #30 by Battletick
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 11:50:37 PM
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@28 Gears 3 was the most fun yet I've had. And you'll only die from the sawed-off if you aren't good at using the gnasher, in which case you should be using the sawed-off. The gnasher can still down you in 2 shots from across a whole room, the sawed-off can one shot you if you nearly touch someone with the end of the barrel. If someone runs right up to you with a sawed-off maybe you aren't as skilled as you think... And about kills being too easy, you've got to be kidding. Every weapon in the game except the hammerburst and pistols have one shot kills/moves... (Except grinder, but it might as well be 1 shot)

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Comment #31 by swirlymanx
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 01:43:32 AM
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Dont worry about my skill and my knowledge about gears and whos talking about the gnasher? i wasnt comparing the sawed off to anything Was simply critiqueing the sawed off. Oh and thanks for helping/proving my point, you mention that the gnasher takes skill and thats right, but the sawed off is just ridiculous, its unrealistic and the spread (like i said) is 180 degrees inches infront of you. They made the dammage for the retro way to buffed up and at one point i got 90 kills with it in one game. It just needs some balancing with all weapons (it was a beta after all)and honestly they should remove the sawed off IMO

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Comment #32 by TheGoldenReaper
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 05:26:03 AM
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@30 Lmao, I hope you aren't serious. "You'll ONLY die from the sawed-off if you aren't good at using the gnasher.." That is such a blatant lie. Honestly, with the way you talk you sound like some kid that wouldn't even be half way decent in terms of "skill".

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Comment #33 by AK47 MARKSMAN x
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 08:16:19 AM
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looks great already preordered

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Comment #34 by Wehttam
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 09:34:46 AM
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Good interview guys!

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Comment #35 by XenoNick
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 12:40:52 PM
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This will most likely be the last video related to Gears 3 till it launches. Gonna go dark. Can't wait for my epic edition to arrive.

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Comment #36 by Banedain
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 01:24:00 PM
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Everyone ready to buy the game on ticker tuesday

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Comment #37 by halofan1989
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 05:27:56 PM
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Awesome interview.
Can't wait to get my Epic Edition.

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Comment #38 by The Sixth Noble
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 05:54:19 PM
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Oh why can't the next month go by fast

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Comment #39 by Gilganomics
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 06:06:10 PM
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Then I guess I'm some "kid" with no skill too. What he says sounds more like my perspective than all the sawed-off complaining I've heard.

If we're going to rag on the saw, why not go back to the old chainsaw complaints too (and 2-piecing, wall-bouncing, and anything else that's effective)?

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Comment #40 by mahuallica
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 06:41:00 PM
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Just 1 more month! :D

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Comment #41 by swirlymanx
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:51:08 PM
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@39 but none of that is relevant, besides thats all been removed from gears 3.

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Comment #42 by KYLECONNER13
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 01:44:59 AM
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At the end of the video it should say "Available Worldwide" Then fade in under it "Except Japan..."

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Comment #43 by x IF L ii P
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 11:26:18 AM
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"Hey, take the deal Cole. I haven't had bacon in six months." lol i love Baird

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Comment #44 by HalfEVILmonkey
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 11:30:29 AM
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sawed-off is too powerful, end of story. Sometimes you get one-shot downed with it when they are not even close to you. The gun is sh*t.

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Comment #45 by TheMuffin
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 02:30:09 PM
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This was a really good interview. It's nice to know that they actually took to heart the shortcomings that beta brought to bear. Having ways of escaping the spawns is a welcome edition and the fact they took the time to think of ways where teamwork is always at the front of you mind in the campaign is great.

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Comment #46 by HalfEVILmonkey
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 02:39:52 PM
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yeah the spawn problem in Checkout and the dusty map was idiotic. They needed to fix that sh*t. If you get stuck with a crappy team, you get slaughtered with no out.

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Comment #47 by shadowspawn12
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 06:19:39 PM
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can not wait till this come out going to be awesome plus dedicated servers cant can any better no more host shotgun and all that stuff

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Comment #48 by DeviousD
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 03:54:46 AM
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Gears 3 that shits old was playing that months ago.

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Comment #49 by Flibbity Floid
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 10:07:12 AM
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@ 48 - The Beta may be old. The game hasn't released yet. Then again, everything must be so cool in your little fantasy world aka Your Room.

OT: I honestly was mainly just for Horde mode and the Campaign and saving MP for last but I'm not even bothering with MP. Epic doesn't impress me one bit with their horrible online period. A buddy just had his stats reset for a second time and he's quite the Gears beast. I haven't played MP in months and I dare not even check my stats due to so. It's been nothing but a rapid decline in terms of MP for Gears IMO and I'll take my chances in assuming the next will be just the same. Bleszinski seems to be synonymous with Molyneux: Empty Promises behind Smoke and Mirrors.

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Comment #50 by DyMiXx
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 10:55:29 AM
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damn i want it now

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Comment #51 by sheem
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 02:57:08 PM
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thats great get the cheaters out of here wanna ruin it for the real players

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Comment #52 by sheem
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 03:09:12 PM
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i like gears 3 think its gonna be the best because its not shot gun all day but alot of kills got stolen from me

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Comment #53 by jroc10991
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 11:10:39 PM
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@28,29 - wow you can't be serious, you think the sawed-off is for noobs?? you must truly suck at Gears of War. the gnasher can 1-2 shot kill you from across the map, where as the sawed-off has to be point blank range to kill you, plus you get 1 good shot, and if people are running up on you that easily then you obviously don't have as much skill as you think.

@30 - couldn't say it better myself good sir :)

anyways, Gears Of War 3 will be one of the best games of the year!!

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Comment #54 by lastofthefive0s
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 09:08:38 AM
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I posted my comments in the Epic forums, voicing my opinions over my time with the beta and had my posts and comments deleted and I was banned for life. That day I cancelled my preorder for their game and switched it to Batman: Arkham City. I still think I made the correct decision.

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Comment #55 by ServbotNamedSxE
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 09:15:27 AM
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Horde Mode 2.0 and the campaign are what's brining me back to play Gears 3! I even went out and bought a brand new surround sound system just in anticipation for this game alone!


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