Gears of War 3
Gears of War 3 Sells 3 Million Copies in Opening Week
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Gears of War 3 has sold more than three million copies in its first week on sale.

The Epic Games-developed shooter went large on release, with more than 22,000 midnight launches across the globe, according to Major Nelson. The result was an opening week of sales that out-grossed every single other game released this year.

Rather spectacularly, it also pushed sales of the Gears franchise beyond the one billion dollars mark. That’s one BILLION dollars. Good work, chaps.

“Gears of War was the first killer app for Xbox 360, and the series has continued to contribute directly to the overall success of the platform ever since,” said Microsoft Corporate Vice President Phil Spencer.

“Gears of War 3 kicked off the biggest Christmas period in Xbox history, setting the standard for the kind of amazing, action-packed experiences gamers should expect on Xbox 360 this year.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, we rather liked it, awarding the game a hefty 97.


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Comment #1 by monleypunk28
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:06:39 AM
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I love Gears of War games.

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Comment #3 by XxStuartxX 1990
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:10:15 AM
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Congrats to Epic!!!! I love the game but i cant help but feel slightly disapointed with the MP granted it is the smoothest experience I have ever had on a gears game it just feels like they have put a real emthphasise (sorry for spelling)on atracting casual gamers as appose to actual fans of gears who have played since 2006, which never really goes down well.

that said great game keep up the good work and please I beg of you to do something about that awful weapon known as the Sawn off shotgun or I'll start having nightmares

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Comment #4 by Chilango P9
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:11:27 AM
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More than enough money to offer us. the fans who made that possible, a thank you free DLC right??

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Comment #5 by Sly Toad
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:14:03 AM
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Well deserved, Epic.

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Comment #6 by A man Tossing
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:14:42 AM
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@5 yup free DLC is has got to be due please! i cant afford the season pass and i NEED more gears

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Comment #7 by Narley Nick
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:14:51 AM
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Congratulations are in order i think, In my personal opinion i think they deserve every penny of it. They really have produced an outstanding game!

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Comment #8 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:16:05 AM
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@ 2 - Nah, we'll just report you so your post disappears and nobody wastes time on useless flaming in a news post.

OT - Never a doubt in my mind it would epicly sell. Every mode is a vast improvement from the last game. Happy with my purchase 125%

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Comment #9 by Wtfmissile
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:20:22 AM
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I bet everyone is loving that paid on disc dlc huh? Or that promise of Epic rewarding you for playing ut3 or the old gears games, etc. Or the fact they've been cooking up map packs the last year when the game was suppose to come out and now they're gonna charge you out the ass for it?

Yea congrats MS and Epic. Another Money Grubbing Fuck of the Year award goes to ya.

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Comment #10 by Barad
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:20:32 AM
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Great work Epic, but shame on you for the season pass..

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Comment #11 by Darkforce412
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:24:40 AM
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billion dollar games-halo/call of duty/and now gears of war.

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Comment #12 by Achilles337
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:29:02 AM
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Love Epic and Congrats! but even though they hit the Billion dollar mark, they are gonna start charging for skins in Gears of War 3 - still don't like the idea of that, but i don't need them

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Comment #13 by Spanish Assault
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:33:45 AM
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Nice to see it out sold everything else this year...That's how the Cole Train does it baby, WOOO!!!

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Comment #14 by GOWnage
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:39:46 AM
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As much as I hate the sawn off and retro, I don't really care anymore. When the game first came out I bitched and moaned about them but since then I've realised the best players just find a way around them. My overall multiplayer k/d is 4.2 and my overall wins/losses is 16.2 (i think). If the sawn off/retro were so badly over powered, my stats wouldn't look like that lol.

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Comment #15 by the action frampton
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:42:16 AM
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I'm glad; greatest game to be released in a long time.

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Comment #16 by SuperWoody64
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:42:24 AM
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For those asking for free dlc: the disc has well more than $60 worth of content included. And for those complaining about the paid weapon skins: don't buy them.

I'm loving the game.

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Comment #17 by Dmas
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:42:34 AM
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Love the new gears game just brilliant and the onyx medals are fun to work for

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Comment #18 by Earth Djinn
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:43:25 AM
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Well, you can count me among those numbers, I bought all three games at release (all three are special editions, too!).

Loving Gears 3, by the way. I've already put WAY more time into Gears 3 multi/Horde than I ever did with Gears 2.

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Comment #19 by Shinnizle
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:49:48 AM
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Hey fatass, next time someone pees in your cheerios, tell them to sweeten them out first. Take your hate and GTFO, we don't need losers like you reeking up the website.

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Comment #20 by collin232
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:58:08 AM
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I'm glad to say that I had a hand in that billion seeing as I bought each game and every dlc as they came out. Congrats epic on for hitting the billion dollar milestone and makIng the greatest game trilogy I've ever played.

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Comment #21 by SweatyPete x
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:04:32 AM
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In my personal opinion the Gears trilogy are the best, great story, great characters and an all out great experience, personally though for me Gears 1 was till the best because it was something new and original back then in '06, however they all still kickass. Good Job EPIC!

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Comment #22 by Arron114
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:04:43 AM
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@10 Hey, how you doing? I think you might have wondered into the wrong thread mate. This is a thread for congratulating a fantastic trilogy on a high quality landmark.

Not moaning arse wankers that failed to read any news article as to why specific futures weren’t able to be implemented into the run up to the game.

If you click into the game on the left it will show all the associated news articles maybe have a quick sift through the past years worth? educate yourself?


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Comment #23 by Lord Montymort
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:04:50 AM
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@17 Yeah there is more than $60 worth of content on the disc, the problem is over half of it we can't access until Epic releases it as "DLC".

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Comment #24 by Opiate42
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:07:20 AM
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@ 2 - your wish is my command. Here at least. Take your thumb.

Gears 3 is fun. Fun games sell well.

Other devs take note.

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Comment #25 by i got squeezed
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:09:50 AM
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Holy jesus!! Well, soon I'll be adding to that 3 million.

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Comment #26 by Big Stoz
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:10:03 AM
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@10 what exactly is money grubbing ?

@23 thanks for saving me time typing my reply, you put it perfectly and the Bellend was a particularly nice touch :o)

Can't stop playing this game totally brilliant. I picked my copy up 2 days after launch without a pre order (long story expensive holiday, no cash etc), so well done for having enough copies in store to meet the huge demand.

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Comment #27 by Mister Spraggsy
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:14:30 AM
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@2 awsome lol

OT: Well done EPIC in "MY" opinion the multiplyer needs a bit of tweaking but other then that congratulations.

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Comment #28 by Akuza
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:26:58 AM
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I was really disliking the campaign ... But then it started getting emotional and now it feels like I'm watching toy story 3 all over again!.. (in a good way)

The multiplayer still gives the shotgun too much power and distance... It's a shotgun.. It's meant for close quarters not a fricking mile away!

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Comment #29 by atomic viking54
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:28:16 AM
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Comment #30 by sam0hT
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:29:52 AM
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Shit got real at #20. Calm down people.

I enjoyed the campaign. One of my buddies got it and told me to come over and play it. We ended up playing it nonstop for 9 hours to beat it with another friend online. Good times.

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Comment #31 by BackerMan
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:30:22 AM
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nice, how many million copies for black ops only on xbox 360 in opening week? something like 5 million, right?

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Comment #32 by Vigor
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:36:49 AM
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I'm missing 1.5 million copies on the leaderboards.

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Comment #33 by some Irish guys
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:38:03 AM
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@32, I don't know the amount sold, but across all platforms Black Ops only made $550 million in its first week. Gears almost doubling that despite it being a 360 exclusive is pretty awesome.

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Comment #34 by Riphade 1
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:40:59 AM
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Thanks for offering us a cheesy and short campaign. Then ass raping us for on-disc DLC that we'll have to pay for to get the REAL Gears 3 experience.

Fuck you epic.

You let a REAL Gears fan down.

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Comment #35 by Ephidel
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:54:48 AM
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I don't know why people are mad at #10. He's right FFS. They ARE charging the shit out of us for DLC that is already on the fucking disc. 10 years ago this kind of shit would never have been allowed to happen, but nowadays people just accept being bent over and raped for cash?

As for Gears 3, the campaign was fucking AWFUL, but the rest of the game is great. Way to ruin a trilogy of story-telling though.

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Comment #36 by SUTCLIFF 286
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:01:45 AM
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Gears 3 is THE best, most refined, most balanced online game since COD4 - IMO

After Gears 2, ALOT needed changing/sorting/fixing.. and it did, and then some!

Off topic: Dont understand all the hate for the sawn-off, i don't think its overpowered at all seen as you start with 4 rounds and it takes heaven and a fucking day to reload. Like others have said if your getting bummed by the sawn-off its time to man up and change your tactics

I once lost faith in epic, that faith was restored the day Gears3 entered my xbox

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Comment #37 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:12:24 AM
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@ 35 - I'm a bigger more realer fan than you. I said so, so it must be true.

Somebody get this kid a tissue. Unappreciative little....

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Comment #38 by RobotHacker
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:17:12 AM
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#2 made me laugh, deserved a thumbs up tbh.

Gears 3 is a great game, cannot fault it as a package. Great campaign, MP and I like new additions to Horde.

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Comment #39 by Opiate42
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:21:24 AM
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@38 can only agree (hands #35 a box of kleenex). Have been playing the series since the beginning and love all three games. This one is a great way to end the series.

As a fan, I personally don't feel let down at all.

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Comment #40 by big red marino
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:31:22 AM
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Having so much fun with this game.

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Comment #41 by Pwnedbyspas
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:42:31 AM
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@32 Probably 2 million trade ins that you forgot to mention.

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Comment #42 by Slayinfool
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:55:38 AM
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Good, now start making another one.

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Comment #43 by your next best friend
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:55:55 AM
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If you have made ONE BILLION DOLLARS - how about some FREE DLC?

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Comment #44 by Slayinfool
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:57:23 AM
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Only stupid people trade in games. Anyone who pays full price for a game and takes a loss on trade ins is a moron.

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Comment #45 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 12:04:10 PM
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@ 45 - If you don't play the game anymore and you put it towards a NEW game, your logic falls apart.

I have a constant flow of saving X% on my next purchase almost every time.

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Comment #46 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 12:06:01 PM
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@ 40 - Well said. It was a great ending and at least Gears won't get lumped in with the constant bickering of "Milking the franchise" like other popular brands.

It was a solid ending and there really is nowhere else to go from here aside from back story/recapping early E-Day and Pendulum Wars and face it, The PW would only be you fighting other bots. Not as interesting as Locust/Lambent.

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Comment #47 by GOWnage
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 12:06:07 PM
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And I don't get everybody's beef with the dlc been on the disc. Sure its annoying but the game is that damn good that the dlc is worth paying for (not multiplayer skins, the future dlc).

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Comment #48 by xGallade
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 12:07:27 PM
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I wonder if there will be a Deal of the Week on the weapon skins in the future...

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Comment #49 by GRIM REAPER 25
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 12:18:36 PM
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rly happy the way the story ended also beast mode is pretty good would have been better without the time limit tho imo

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Comment #50 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 12:29:40 PM
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I hate dlc on disc ,always feel if it's finished it should be in the game, but I kinda agree with 48, when a game is this good they can be forgiven.
Great job epic ,a game worthy of the hype.

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Comment #51 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 12:31:07 PM
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@ 50 - It's also only 12 waves but that doesn't matter. Beast mode was never meant to be lengthy as such b/c well, it's not drones and such so these things have to die eventually. It's still got monumental replay for a short mode.

Horde is where it's at though. I love that it focuses more on fortifications and actual team-work than just 5 dudes killing Locust. Might as well play campaign. And every 10th wave is a TRUE boss wave now! Waves 40-50 are staggeringly insane on any difficulty!

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Comment #52 by Vindicator51
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 12:48:56 PM
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Just 5 mil more and EPIC will be making the next game.

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Comment #53 by CrownlessKing
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 01:18:04 PM
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Wahhh wahhh wahhhh!!!!! Look at all the fucking babies crying here. Seriously. The campaign was the best of the series and I've played all three of them in the past couple of months. Cheesy? Uh, kinda sure all the Gears campaigns are cheesy. And short? No, not short. Hell Gears 3 campaign is longer then the ones in the other two games.

And what's all this 'on disc' DLC crap? How do you know it's on the disc? Some sort of hacking or modding BS? Besides, there is $60 worth of stuff that you can play. The multiplayer along is probably worth $50.00.

But hey, GUESS WHAT? If you don't want to buy the fucking DLC, THEN DON'T BUY IT! WOW! LOGIC?! Logic doesn't exist on the internet!

Seriously, stop whining and bitching and complaining over the internet. It's not going to change anything, it's not going to change anyone's mind, and NO ONE FUCKING CARES. I cared enough to make this reply but that's it. Seriously, just shut the hell up.

Anyway, on topic? Congrats to Epic. It's a great game, they deserve all the sales and money. Job well done.

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Comment #54 by ViNyLek
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 01:34:18 PM
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And it will all go down the drain in less than a month. I'm glad that economy is getting back on it's feet, because if 3mln can pay for gears I can't imagine how many will pay for MW3. I have no doubts it will yet again set another record in sales this year as every year so far... And I am still on a fence.

Either way, good job Epic

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Comment #55 by ninjaraiden2003
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 01:51:13 PM
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I find it funny, all the people bitching about DLC costs and wanting a freebie. Guess you all forgot about that little free map pack DLC you got back at the first Gears, y'know, Raven Down/Old Bones... way back before it had even made some big millions and thats not even mentioning the timed one that came after it, 3 months at a price, free to everyone who waited until after then

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Comment #56 by Skititlez
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 01:56:56 PM
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I'm pretty sure Epic has gained the right to make anything they want under Microsoft's wing. Hoping they do something exciting and different with their upcoming titles.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Gears. I just would like to see another franchise this generation that is equally loved.

And yes, I know there are those Bulletstorm and Shadow Complex lovers out there. ;)

Just excited to see what they do next.

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Comment #57 by bearmod
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 01:57:38 PM
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Not suprised by the sales figures at all. Just goes to show what some hard work and attention to detail will get you

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Comment #58 by Arenazombie
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 02:04:19 PM
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I always thought this comment section is to share opinions but according to you its obviously just for shoveling applause to the devs asses. Thanks for clearing up my mind.

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Comment #59 by aosiding
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 02:14:41 PM
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Hopefully this can top that piece of shit game you call Black Ops

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Comment #60 by the action frampton
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 02:16:00 PM
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Hey #35 - Fuck Off

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Comment #61 by jaysfan14
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 02:19:34 PM
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@10 you are right. Companies should do things out of the goodness of the hearts and just give everything away. Don't be a dumbass. They put in the work toward a great game, they deserve a payday. With the campaign, horde, beast and versus, this game has more to do than probably any game I've played. Epic should charge for dlc.

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Comment #62 by Anthony B
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 02:28:27 PM
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That you Baird?

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Comment #63 by Jhow
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 02:28:58 PM
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@5 good luck, they already have free dlc for gears 1.

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Comment #64 by CrownlessKing
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 02:38:28 PM
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@63 No, but close to it. I rather grew to like Baird because his sense of humour and sarcasm reflects my own.

@59 I never said people couldn't express opinions. But there's a difference between that and whining like a bitch. Most people are whining because they feel jipped about being charged for supposed "on disc" DLC that they don't have to pay for. Yeah because things you don't have to actually pay money for and aren't obligated to buy is a rip off right?

Also, I devoted one sentence to congratulating them. That doesn't count as shoving it up their ass.

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Comment #65 by Drjimbo32
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 02:58:07 PM
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#34 550 million dollars? And Gears almost doubled that, so its about to hit the BILLION mark? Damn, thats pretty crazy.

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Comment #66 by Bullhorse
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 03:34:30 PM
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how can people bitch about dlc and weapon skins with this game? i hate it when companies rip you off with short games and crappy dlc, but GOW3 is probably the best all-around value you're going to get for full price this year. lots of game modes, all of them improved from GOW2 and very fun. i mean, i don't know how they could have given us much more.

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Comment #67 by Leonhaxorz
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 03:39:11 PM
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@34 & 66 : Gears 3 hasn't hit the 1 billion mark , The Frachise itself has, Thats Gears 1,2 and 3 .

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Comment #68 by THC BLUNTED
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 03:40:25 PM
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Wow that is a lot of games sold. Still need to get my copy, probably wait for Christmas. I thought gears 1 & 2 are great games, I am looking forward to getting into this one someday.

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Comment #69 by ash356
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 03:41:44 PM
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'Gears of War 3 kicked off the biggest Christmas period in Xbox history'
In what way? With the exception of Gears and Forza 4, this christmas is possibly the worst in recent memory for 360 exclusives.

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Comment #70 by xXImSoBalzyXx
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 03:46:45 PM
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Comment #71 by Wehttam
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 05:13:59 PM
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This game is awesome and deserves all the success it gets. Although i don't like how everything is now an "app". Its not an app, its a video game!

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Comment #72 by Kaskade
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 05:54:53 PM
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Just yesterday I was kind of worried since we have not heard of its sales figures.Usually when a game is a monster hit we usually hear the Deveopers/Publishers tell us how big their game has been.

Fantastic news EPIC and just really really hope MS buys up the publishing rights to EPIC's next IP to keep it exclusive the the new XBOX.

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Comment #73 by TheOriginal561
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 06:04:26 PM
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Well for 75 bucks i can get more then enough skins to sink a ship without effort AND 30+ maps to play on? I'm sold!

I was doubtful about this game never played the beta but now that I have it its easily game of the year.

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Comment #74 by cbssi
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 06:16:17 PM
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This is a well-deserved thing, especially for Gears 3. It's truly a great game. The only gripe I can think of is that multiplayer seems a bit shallow with only a few distinct modes (essentially just TDM, KOTH, and CTL with different variants for each), but it certainly performs excellently. I've noticed no lag in my play time. If it had the full series Gears suite of maps and gametypes, it would be the best game ever in my book. It's capable of anything if they treat the DLC right.

Also, minor thing, but they should have a "classic" playlist (no Retro Lancers or Sawed-offs). I love Gears 3, but I rage every time I get killed by a Sawed-off. It's not a matter of it being balanced for me (because it technically IS), but it's just not fun at all. Getting smashed into pieces by that weapon is both unengaging and anticlimactic. But it's a nitpicky problem, and hardly a gamebreaking one.

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Comment #75 by JustAtticus
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 06:46:07 PM
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NO surprise... great game ... horde mode rocks!!!

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Comment #76 by Werewolf Poo
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 06:47:36 PM
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@55 Well I paid for gears by trading in space marine and getting gears for £4.99.... thats how my economy has changed. Because I hate giving good games up but Gears was just too big to resist and I couldn't wait till pay day

OT Well done Epic, this truly has been a great trilogy. To get 3 million on a single format is fantastic. The first gears blew me away and you have deserved every penny since

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Comment #77 by bebojuice
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 07:04:38 PM
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@9 your a fuckin loser

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Comment #78 by Slim Shady
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 10:48:26 PM
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@74 30+ maps!? hahaha dude where the fuck did u get that number? lay off the pipe

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Comment #79 by CaptainTaco
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:49:19 PM
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The flaming retro lancer was a lie!!!!!

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Comment #80 by Riphade 1
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 01:15:43 AM
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@38. Seriously kid. STFU. You can't be a "realer" fan than me, as realer isn't even a word. You're a joke.
@40. Go join your butt pirate buddy in claiming you guys are REAL"er" fans.
@61. You can suck a fatty as well.

I've been around with Gears since the ACTUAL E-Day, so all of you "know it all" pansies who claim to be real fans can just sit around a camp fire, singing kum bai fuckin ya, and keep loving the sour milked teet that is known as epic. Epic is a garbage developer that now caters to noobs, can't fix simple broken online aspects, rape us with our already owned dlc, and have shitty writers. I think there's already another company JUST like that. EA perhaps?

Its also good to see scrubs like you that LOVE EPIC NO MATTER WHAT on this site as well.

REAL Gears fans like myself would happily tell how they feel about the game, online, and in CliffyBs fucking face. Not sit there like a bunch of sheep and take whatever they throw at us, no matter the price. So go on sheep, go on. There's more REAL Gears fans here that agree, and HAVE good arguments. You're just some random internet trash that has only their own outlook, and everyone elses is wrong.

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Comment #81 by Riphade 1
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 01:26:46 AM
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@47... Are you high? It was a great ending? The ending explained NOTHING! And they're not gonna "milk the franchise"? Dude, really? Since they explained NOTHING at the end, and said that this was the last Delta Squad game, that almost guarantees a sequel and prequel. Not to mention "Gears of War: Exile". Also, Cliffy said would be cool if Gears did a Halo Wars style game. (Which I don't agree with.)

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Comment #82 by Ace IIXII
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 01:42:39 AM
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Well I'm loving this game, and it should keep me well entertained for a long long time.

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Comment #83 by Devil Sora
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 01:49:21 AM
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From all the midnight releases I've been to I have to say, Gears 3 was the most insane and fun. I wasn't expecting it to power house its way to the top but I'm glad it did. I can see myself enjoying this game for years to come. Congrats Epic your achievement is well deserved.

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Comment #84 by Ozbaab
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 02:17:55 AM
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Woopwoop grats :D

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Comment #85 by Mr Matty
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 03:57:22 AM
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Too right the game is such good value for money too.

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Comment #86 by allusiveturtle
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 04:41:30 AM
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I have to say that I think that the whole package offered by Gears 3 is by far the best experience offered by any other game out there and that includes Gears 1 and 2. I'm not a big online player (not particularly good!), but I've dabbled and enjoyed that as well. Primarily I play any game for the campaign and I enjoyed Gears 3 campaign very much. For those that are complaining about the campaign being too short, I've played the Gears 3 campaign twice so far, and my suggestion is to do what I did, which is to play alone; firstly on Hardcore and then on Insane. When you play through on the harder difficulties, there is no way that you could consider the campaign to be too short. Yes you can whistle through them on the easier levels, but where's the challenge in that? And if you really consider it too short after that then you need to be playing RPG's like Fallout, Borderlands of Oblivion, there you will find huge campaigns.

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Comment #87 by IRA GUNNER AFC
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 05:42:13 AM
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@81 are you mad?

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Comment #88 by pinkfluff1
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 06:07:05 AM
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@81 LOL! Seriously you must be messing right there? haha

Although I'd agree the campaign did little to enhance the story or explain anything what so ever. Ending was rubbish as well. Still good value for money mind you, plenty of gaming for your £38 :)

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Comment #90 by Flibbity Floid
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 08:09:44 AM
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@ 81 - You'll get over that people enjoy the game. It's personal preference. It doesn't matter how big of a fan you are, they have to appeal to everyone - Not JUST fans.

You didn't like it? Tough luck. Most of us do and that's that.

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Comment #91 by Words of the few
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 08:19:27 AM
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@91 I love the game, but now that I know that you're roaming the servers I'm going to trade it in for something else.

So thanks for ruining my good time.

Fucking Floid eh?

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Comment #92 by Flibbity Floid
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 08:55:50 AM
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@ 92 - You notice nobody has said jack shit about me up until you showed up...which evidently is ONLY you.

If anything, Awesome. Waste money b/c you're a crying little girl. It's good to know that you still resort to 7 year old tactics.

The only person who's "ruining it for you, is yourself." YOU'RE the one starting with me. Who's fault is that? Never bothered you, have no intention to. I would assume you would do the same but obviously, you've proven otherwise.

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Comment #93 by xXSooperdaveXx
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 11:21:11 AM
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I didn't like the "sawed" off at first either. Not sure what a 'sawn' is. But once you learn how to use it effectivley its beast. Same with the retro lancer. My two favs now and I hated them at first

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Comment #94 by Riphade 1
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 12:58:17 PM
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@91. At least you can argue INTELLIGENTLY, unlike a lot of these people. I wouldn't say MOST people loved it. And Im not arguing about the MP cause while its still flawed, yes, it is the best. I can't/wont argue that. Its the shitty SP and the on-disc content shit that annoys me.

I seriously think this game caters to the noobs and not original Gears fans. Which if it wasn't for us, Gears would be shit and non-existant.

And the SP story was bad, and answered nothing. You can't disagree with that. Gears 1 had NO story, 2 had a grwat story, and 3 had a half-ass story. The LEAST they could've done was answer what and how the Locust came. Why the queen looks human. Amd show the side stories that involved Clayton and where the hell he was. Just so many thinks left unanswered and I have a feeling they're gonna rape us with prequels and sequels like Halo. At least Halo's stories are always interesting.

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Comment #95 by TimespliTT
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 02:18:37 PM
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sells three millions copies and the online is still riddled with bots

fail epic fail

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Comment #96 by ash356
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 02:36:05 PM
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Um, not quite.
Gears 1 story > Gears 3 Story > Gears 2 story. Gears 2's story was just ridiculous and over the top. If we compared the story of games to movies, Halo: Reach was the 'Phantom menace' of the halo series, whereas Gears 2 was the 'Transformers 2' of the Gears series.
This is merely my opinion, of course, things as OTT as these story's drag me out of the story out of sheer disbelief.

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Comment #97 by xXSooperdaveXx
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 04:55:47 PM
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I gave you a thumbs up. well said. Too many people care waaay too much about such little petty bullshit that they can't enjoy the game for what it is. I think Epic did a fine job on all 3 games and I personally LOVE the Gears 2 campaign and have played it thru about 4 times. My only complaint is modders and cheaters online in gears 2 and there will be plenty in 3 I'm sure. As for the game itself, thumbs way up.

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Comment #98 by Lothra
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 11:25:10 AM
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3 million? woohoo!, im looking forward to more Gears games in the future then, good times.

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Comment #99 by moisthebest
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 10:51:04 PM
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gears of war is the best

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Comment #100 by sloppyjoe811
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 03:32:21 PM
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Congrats to Epic. I am a big fan of the series not necessarily for the story but for the multiplayer. The multiplayer is just about as addictive as it gets.

And I am so sick of people complaining about the sawed off. The addition of the sawed off shotgun just made the map-based weapons much more important to grab rather than just running around with the gnasher out for the entire round.

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Comment #101 by Spengler PhD
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 12:50:21 PM
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They say the franchise is done but with numbers like that they'll find a way to keep it going

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US September 20, 2011
Europe September 20, 2011
Japan September 22, 2011

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