Gears of War 3 - Catch All

Vector wrote:
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.

Love the song, checking out the rest of the band's work now. Trailer set the tone, I look forward to seeing more.

It would be kinda ridiculous if you couldnt use the same weapons on her character model as with the Gears 1 and 2 male COG soldiers.

I vote that Anya deserves her equal opportunity to be chainsawed. It's as if you question there is spark of the androgenous man in Marcus, Dom and Cole...

Besides, Mystic's been chainsawed in half for ages. She never complains.

April 2011 is soooo far away. I'm glad they advanced the release schedule from November so we have some time to finish the campaign before the Mayan Apocalypse in 2012.

Clemenstation wrote:

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

"If it bleeds, we can kill it."

I'm tasteless.

Gumbie wrote:

The female gear is Anya.

Ah. I just assumed it was the female Gear from the comic, as that was the rumor. Didn't expect Anya would be in combat.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Look't all dat JUICE!

WHO WANTS TOAST!?

Scratched wrote:

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.

Can do.

Spoiler:

Get Eaten by a Worm, wander around then chainsaw its hearts.
Find Maria, Kill Maria
Save Adam Phoenix
Kill Skourge
?
Profit!!!

Although I'd gladly do a coop run with ya.

edit - Just watched the trailer. Totally found my 30th B-Day present

Scratched wrote:

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.

Spoiler:

Cliffy B gets closer to allowing Marcus to save his father. Or more accurately, *their* father.

There was an article on him a while back about how his father died unexpectedly of a heart attack while Dude Huge was a teenager.

Luckily for all of us, he didn't turn all emo; insteadm he gave us guns with chainsaws as the by-product of his own quest for psychological healing.

It seems from the trailer that Dom still has a death wish.

JayBent wrote:

It seems from the trailer that Dom still has a death wish.

Yeah, it looks like he's ready to die right before Marcus saves him.

Irongut wrote:

It would be kinda ridiculous if you couldnt use the same weapons on her character model as with the Gears 1 and 2 male COG soldiers.

Although it would be kind of awesome if when you went to chainsaw her, your Lancer turned into a basket of kittens that piled on top of her until she disappeared.

Or I guess for the 'underhand' technique, a pony with wings that flew her away into the sky!

CheezePavilion wrote:
Irongut wrote:

It would be kinda ridiculous if you couldnt use the same weapons on her character model as with the Gears 1 and 2 male COG soldiers.

Although it would be kind of awesome if when you went to chainsaw her, your Lancer turned into a basket of kittens that piled on top of her until she disappeared.

Your Mom is a classy lady!

JayBent wrote:

It seems from the trailer that Dom still has a death wish.

My money is in the pot that he dies in number 3. Or finds his wife... one of the two.

I thought the Ash to Ash trailer was cool. Definitely looking forward to Gears 3, specifically for the co-op campaign & Horde. And the fact that it wont be released for nearly an entire year from now, that gives me plenty of time to finally complete the Seriously 2.0 achievement.

And for those of you who take issue with chainsawing Anya, I personally don't think it's all too different from chopping down Ben Carmine, who compared to the other characters, was sorta thin & slender like a woman, or any different from chainsawing Baird, who let's face it, was a whiny bitch.

Scratched wrote:

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

Spoiler:

More like "Space Marines go to excruciating lengths to get some targeting data that turns out not to work, but then it doesn't matter because 5 seconds later they pull a shameless Deus Ex Machina that would only be groanworthy if you had any expectations whatsoever regarding the plot of Gears of War in the first place."

Hurray for female gears! Is Anya confirmed as a playable character in the story? Can players select her for multiplayer matches? I must know!

CheezePavilion wrote:
Irongut wrote:

It would be kinda ridiculous if you couldnt use the same weapons on her character model as with the Gears 1 and 2 male COG soldiers.

Although it would be kind of awesome if when you went to chainsaw her, your Lancer turned into a basket of kittens that piled on top of her until she disappeared.

Or I guess for the 'underhand' technique, a pony with wings that flew her away into the sky!

Both of those options would be infinitely more awesome than a chainsaw to the abdomen. Also sexist.

BlackSabre wrote:
JayBent wrote:

It seems from the trailer that Dom still has a death wish.

My money is in the pot that he dies in number 3. Or finds his wife... one of the two.

Um...have you played the 2nd one yet?

shuref00t wrote:

And for those of you who take issue with chainsawing Anya, I personally don't think it's all too different from chopping down Ben Carmine, who compared to the other characters, was sorta thin & slender like a woman, or any different from chainsawing Baird, who let's face it, was a whiny bitch.

That's an... interesting comparison.

Anyway, I'm down with equal opportunity sawing. Video games usually have a double-standard re: grisly hyper-violence as applies to males and females, and I would like to see that order shaken up a bit. I'm sure it'll seem odd at first, but within a day or so it'll just be another chance to say, "GOD DAMN LAG! STUPID CHAINSAW VACUUM CLEANER!"

Clemenstation wrote:
shuref00t wrote:

And for those of you who take issue with chainsawing Anya, I personally don't think it's all too different from chopping down Ben Carmine, who compared to the other characters, was sorta thin & slender like a woman, or any different from chainsawing Baird, who let's face it, was a whiny bitch.

That's an... interesting comparison.

Anyway, I'm down with equal opportunity sawing. Video games usually have a double-standard re: grisly hyper-violence as applies to males and females, and I would like to see that order shaken up a bit. I'm sure it'll seem odd at first, but within a day or so it'll just be another chance to say, "GOD DAMN LAG! STUPID CHAINSAW VACUUM CLEANER!"

I'm all for that - the only issue is, if Anya is playable, there's going to be a lot of people smack talking sexual innuendos or worse when chainsawing her, and you know it.

I don't think they should avoid a female character for fear of male chauvinism.

trueheart78 wrote:
Clemenstation wrote:
shuref00t wrote:

And for those of you who take issue with chainsawing Anya, I personally don't think it's all too different from chopping down Ben Carmine, who compared to the other characters, was sorta thin & slender like a woman, or any different from chainsawing Baird, who let's face it, was a whiny bitch.

That's an... interesting comparison.

Anyway, I'm down with equal opportunity sawing. Video games usually have a double-standard re: grisly hyper-violence as applies to males and females, and I would like to see that order shaken up a bit. I'm sure it'll seem odd at first, but within a day or so it'll just be another chance to say, "GOD DAMN LAG! STUPID CHAINSAW VACUUM CLEANER!"

I'm all for that - the only issue is, if Anya is playable, there's going to be a lot of people smack talking sexual innuendos or worse when chainsawing her, and you know it.

You mean there will be a lot of asshatery from asshats, just like every other day.

I'm really excited for this. However, Anya in the field is a recipe for Anya all over the field. Here's hoping at least Cole gets a happy ending. Because Baird will never be happy.

EDIT* I feel the need to add that my views on Anya all over the field are in relation to the story and how Marcus would react being the main protagonist and NOT my views on equality. I have no problem with Anya killing Locust and taking chainsaws to the face.

trueheart78 wrote:

I'm all for that - the only issue is, if Anya is playable, there's going to be a lot of people smack talking sexual innuendos or worse when chainsawing her, and you know it.

Like this hasn't always been an issue in shooters. Going back to Quake games that had sexual innuendo kill messages (shafting, eating rockets, etc).

I don't get the controversy and why it applies specifically to Gears. Jerks will be jerks.

trueheart78 wrote:

I'm all for that - the only issue is, if Anya is playable, there's going to be a lot of people smack talking sexual innuendos or worse when chainsawing her, and you know it.

Teabagging in Gears happens a lot. But I bet players won't choose Anya because the typical jerks might make an Anya player a target of teabagging more often.

Irongut wrote:

Besides, Mystic's been chainsawed in half for ages. She never complains.

Not by me. I am usually on the receiving end in an encounter with her and a chainsaw.
But you are right about the complaining. She doesn't complain when I am getting chainsawed.

So it looks like december/january will be time to clean out the Gears Clan closet. I'll be sure to send out a message to everyone on it just like last time.

I look foward to a new Gears game and hope (against hope) that the net code will be all corrected for this last title.

Gumbie wrote:
BlackSabre wrote:
JayBent wrote:

It seems from the trailer that Dom still has a death wish.

My money is in the pot that he dies in number 3. Or finds his wife... one of the two.

Um...have you played the 2nd one yet? :)

Ages ago.. like Dec of 2008 so I've pretty much forgotten the story. You're making me think I've forgotten something important...

pneuman wrote:
CheezePavilion wrote:
Irongut wrote:

It would be kinda ridiculous if you couldnt use the same weapons on her character model as with the Gears 1 and 2 male COG soldiers.

Although it would be kind of awesome if when you went to chainsaw her, your Lancer turned into a basket of kittens that piled on top of her until she disappeared.

Your Mom is a classy lady!

I *knew* there was a reason I was associating rainbows with that idea!

BlackSabre wrote:
Gumbie wrote:
BlackSabre wrote:
JayBent wrote:

It seems from the trailer that Dom still has a death wish.

My money is in the pot that he dies in number 3. Or finds his wife... one of the two.

Um...have you played the 2nd one yet? :)

Ages ago.. like Dec of 2008 so I've pretty much forgotten the story. You're making me think I've forgotten something important...

You are forgetting something very important.

Spoiler:

Dom does find his wife. She's a withered husk of a woman with no awareness of anything that's going on. Dom puts a bullet in her head.

I'll be curious to see if Gears 3 gets delivered on multiple discs.

Is there any reason to believe it would be? I can't imagine the campaign being significantly longer than the previous two games.