Gears of War 3 - Catch All

I'm so in. Horde Mode and Co-Op are fantastic. The story is so much fun.

Vector wrote:

I'm so in. Horde Mode and Co-Op are fantastic. The story is so much fun.

I didn't dig into the versus too much b/c of the complaints but I got more then my money's worth with those two modes.

nel e nel wrote:

Why not until April of 2011? Well, Halo: Reach is pretty much the reason. M$ doesn't want their two biggest franchises competing for sales during the holiday crunch, and ME2 effectively proved that you can release a AAA title in the post-holiday slump and still come out gold.

My money would be on Natal for the delay from the usual November release. Gears and Natal are such different audiences, I suspect that MS wants its advertising tone to be on target for each.

Gears 3: Hickle will still be a nasty drunk, Jolly will still sing badly, and I'll still suck, even when I'm hosting.

Yup, I'm in!

SwampYankee wrote:

Gears 3: Hickle will still be a nasty drunk, Jolly will still sing badly, and I'll still suck, even when I'm hosting.!

In that case, I'm in too.

Lothar wrote:
Mystic Violet wrote:
CptGlanton wrote:
Gumbie wrote:

I'm glad they are taking their time on this one. Maybe the netcode won't be a flaming pile of sh*t.

This is the single reason I'm not nearly as excited about this as I would be otherwise.

I feel the same way.

I agree but I still am excited and can't wait to pick it up day one.

As usual, Lothar has spied my thoughts and posted them for me in advance.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Look't all dat JUICE!

WHO WANTS TOAST?!

skeletonframes wrote:
SwampYankee wrote:

Gears 3: Hickle will still be a nasty drunk, Jolly will still sing badly, and I'll still suck, even when I'm hosting.!

In that case, I'm in too.

But isn't that what makes it great?

The people make the gaming fun, more so than the game. The format of Gears makes it perfect for what our Friday nights have evolved into.

SwampYankee wrote:

Gears 3: Hickle will still be a nasty drunk, Jolly will still sing AWESOMELY, and I'll still suck, even when I'm hosting.

Yup, I'm in!

HEY! That's it, no more Foreigner for you! And I've had "Cold as Ice" in my head all day.

Well, that and "Re: Your Brains"

AnimeJ wrote:

But isn't that what makes it great?

Yes.

I started GOW1 so I could play through co-op with a friend in person. Got GOW2 so I could play Friday nights. GOW3 I plan to play through the campaign once with each person on the gears list, or they get kicked. Don't bother asking Inigo, I am now in control. I control the vertical. I control the horizontal. Well, definitely the horizontal at least.

SwampYankee wrote:

Gears 3: Hickle will still be a nasty drunk, Jolly will still sing badly, and I'll still suck, even when I'm hosting.

Yup, I'm in!

I'll only buy Gears 3 if Swampy is awesome at it!

ChrisLTD wrote:

I'll only buy Gears 3 if Swampy is awesome at it!

Congratulations. You've saved $60

That hurts, Chris. That hurts deep, mang.

SwampYankee wrote:

That hurts, Chris. That hurts deep, mang.

Shoot, I'd be angrier at the other J.

Thin? Nah, I save the darkest of my vitriolic rants against him for Thursday Night Battlefield!

SwampYankee wrote:

Thin? Nah, I save the darkest of my vitriolic rants against him for Thursday Night Battlefield!

No kidding.

Did I offend you, Princess?

Gears of War 3 world premier trailer Ashes to Ashes was revealed tonight on Late Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Just watched it. Kinda underwhelming. Not sure what I was expecting, but... kinda meh.

Will wait and see.

So if the GoW1 plot could be summarised as

Spoiler:

Space Marines get some targeting data for the tunnels the locust live in, fire big missile into tunnels

Can someone do a summary of the GoW2 plot for someone who hasn't played it.

Fight inside a giant worm. Watch out for it's teeth. Shoot Locust faces in their home. Ride a Brumac. Lookit all dat juice.

BlackSabre wrote:

Just watched it. Kinda underwhelming. Not sure what I was expecting, but... kinda meh.

Will wait and see.

I DVR'd Fallon last night, and watched the trailer on my TV this morning. For me, the initial sequence until the first locust gets shot was pretty powerful. Ending with a long gun fight like they did was the only aspect I didn't care for.

My Reaction:

CG Trailer: Booooooo
Square-Enix Girl character: *shrug*
4-Player Co-Op: WOooooOOOOooo!!
Tentacle Monsters: o.O
Tentacle Monsters + Square Enix Girls: O.O

OP has been updated with new info. The HD trailer looks aa ton better than the one on Fallons site.

So instead of Hobo Sam Fisher, we now get Homo Dom?

We get to see Hobo Dom, Marcus, Cole, Baird, and the female Gear that I assume will be Alex if it's the one that was in the comic?

Wonder which of those will make up the four for co-op? I'd think they'd include Alex as playable since she's new and a first for the series, but the other four have been together for two games, so not sure they'd break up the band.

Wonder what Carmine we'll get to see? I hope Alex's last name isn't Carmine.

This Gears talk got me interested in playing some Horde on Sunday with some old Gears friends. Fun as always. Need to play more on the map packs to get some of those achievements.

The female gear is Anya.

Look't all dat JUICE!

Man, CliffyB's gone all clean-cut and mainstream.

I'm going to feel a bit weird sawing Anya in half in deathmatch.

Okay, so what's the music in this trailer?

GoW 1 was Gary Jules covering (owning) Tears for Fears.
GoW 2 was Devotchka.

What new tech are they bringing to the table this time?

GoW 1 showcased Unreal Engine 3.
GoW 2, they revised the lighting, added in some soft body entities (meat cube!) and destructable enviroments, but didn't really make much use of those features.

polq37 wrote:

Okay, so what's the music in this trailer?

Sun Kil Moon "Heron Blue"

MannishBoy wrote:

Wonder what Carmine we'll get to see? I hope Alex's last name isn't Carmine.

The third Carmine brother is Clay Carmine.

I didn't realize that was Dom. Thought it was Marcus' dad or something. I can be pretty dense.

Thanks Mannish boy. I loved their music choices for the last two trailers. This one seems good as well.