Gears of War 3 - Catch All

Dang. That horde mode looks great.

I was trying to leave Gears 3 off my list. Curse you game companies and your endless bounty of good games.

Hey gang - I am getting this one day one. Who wants to play 4 person co-op on insanity from the get-go?

Nel / Clem - you with me, cowboys?

SallyNasty wrote:
Hey gang - I am getting this one day one. Who wants to play 4 person co-op on insanity from the get-go?

Nel / Clem - you with me, cowboys?

I'm preordered and ready to go . . . 4 player co-op should be aweeeoooosome.

Clemenstation wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:
Hey gang - I am getting this one day one. Who wants to play 4 person co-op on insanity from the get-go?

Nel / Clem - you with me, cowboys?

I'm preordered and ready to go . . . 4 player co-op should be aweeeoooosome.

Awesome. I am pumped.

I'm day one on this, too.

This game is gonna be the sh*t, can't wait. Anyone doing a midnight launch or is everyone doing the Amazon $20 credit deal?

Gumbie wrote:
This game is gonna be the sh*t, can't wait. Anyone doing a midnight launch or is everyone doing the Amazon $20 credit deal?
Considering the midnight launch. I've got a Kmart that should be 24hrs right by me that I'll have a $20 credit from Deus Ex HR to use on.

Gumbie wrote:
This game is gonna be the sh*t, can't wait. Anyone doing a midnight launch or is everyone doing the Amazon $20 credit deal?

Midnight Launch buddy and I have the game paid off with the day booked off, I can't wait

Gumbie wrote:
This game is gonna be the sh*t, can't wait. Anyone doing a midnight launch or is everyone doing the Amazon $20 credit deal?

Bah! The $20 credit on Amazon is only for the standard edition, and I need to satisfy my inner collector and get that dang Octus medal.

I am considering a midnight event, even just to hang out and see if my local Gamestop is giving out bonus DLC codes like they have done in the past. There is also the midnight launch event at the Best Buy amphitheater here in Times Square, which might be fun.

I do know a couple of superfans on my friends list that are ordering a copy from all the locations to get all the DLC skins, but that's a bit overkill for my tastes. Epic is pretty generous with giving out codes on their twitter feed, so it's quite possible they will either be available later as DLC or to win one at one point.

Midnight Launch here!

SallyNasty wrote:
Clemenstation wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:
Hey gang - I am getting this one day one. Who wants to play 4 person co-op on insanity from the get-go?

Nel / Clem - you with me, cowboys?

I'm preordered and ready to go . . . 4 player co-op should be aweeeoooosome.

Awesome. I am pumped.

I preordered from Amazon, I think with release day delivery, so count me in.

Also, anyone interested in replaying 1 and 2 before 3 comes out?

Garden Ninja wrote:
Also, anyone interested in replaying 1 and 2 before 3 comes out?

I'd certainly be up for that at some point. I don't think I ever finished off my Insane run of 2.

Garden - I would be down to do the co-op DLC. Let me know!

SallyNasty wrote:
Garden - I would be down to do the co-op DLC. Let me know!

Which reminds me: I need to pick up the DLC. I'll download that tonight.

Not tonight -- want to get the 5 GS for a palindrome, and let it sit for a day -- but what about Wednesday?

It is a date, cowboy.

Ping me if you guys get around to the horde achievements for Nowhere / Memorial. Last ones I need!

I am down for some horde - I need all of those!

Clemenstation wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:
Hey gang - I am getting this one day one. Who wants to play 4 person co-op on insanity from the get-go?

Nel / Clem - you with me, cowboys?

I'm preordered and ready to go . . . 4 player co-op should be aweeeoooosome.

Hells yes! I've been pre-ordered since it went online at Amazon, and I have plenty of vacation time to take a day off (or two!).

nel e nel wrote:
Clemenstation wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:
Hey gang - I am getting this one day one. Who wants to play 4 person co-op on insanity from the get-go?

Nel / Clem - you with me, cowboys?

I'm preordered and ready to go . . . 4 player co-op should be aweeeoooosome.

Hells yes! I've been pre-ordered since it went online at Amazon, and I have plenty of vacation time to take a day off (or two!).

Yah I will still be limited to playing in the evening - will get the wife to put the baby to bed that week to get me online a bit earlier, but am very excited for this!

SallyNasty wrote:
It is a date, cowboy.

What time is good for you tomorrow? I might be going to dinner, but that shouldn't keep me out past 7:30 (Eastern).

If the DLC isn't too long, and we can just do it, rather than play up to that point first, I could play tonight, but I won't be home until about 10:30. Not sure if that's too late for you.

Garden Ninja wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:
It is a date, cowboy.

What time is good for you tomorrow? I might be going to dinner, but that shouldn't keep me out past 7:30 (Eastern).

If the DLC isn't too long, and we can just do it, rather than play up to that point first, I could play tonight, but I won't be home until about 10:30. Not sure if that's too late for you.

Yah, I am in bed by 10 these days - but am an hour behind you. 845 my time tomorrow? I think the DLC is pretty short - and is stand alone.

SallyNasty wrote:
Garden Ninja wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:
It is a date, cowboy.

What time is good for you tomorrow? I might be going to dinner, but that shouldn't keep me out past 7:30 (Eastern).

If the DLC isn't too long, and we can just do it, rather than play up to that point first, I could play tonight, but I won't be home until about 10:30. Not sure if that's too late for you.

Yah, I am in bed by 10 these days - but am an hour behind you. 845 my time tomorrow? I think the DLC is pretty short - and is stand alone.

Sounds good. See you tomorrow.

All retail release multiplayer maps announced.

Gridlock returns . . . again. Not surprising. Never-before-seen maps include Drydock, Hotel, Mercy, Overpass, and Sandbar. Looks like Trenches has been significantly revamped, with a subterranean area beneath the sniper hill. Thrashball also has some new lanes along the spectator stands. Apparently Checkout is the only beta map that survived unscathed.

Edit: some gameplay videos over at Epic's site.

Gears of War 3 will have a Season Pass for $30.

Joystiq wrote:
Gears of War 3 will have a "season pass" for its downloadable content -- a strategy we're seeing used by Noir-ly everyone with a long term, post-launch DLC plan. Microsoft claims the 2400 Microsoft point ($30) season pass will "guarantee a 33 percent discount on the game add-ons," compared to purchasing them individually when released. The pass will be available on September 20 and include an "exclusive" Liquid Metal Weapon Set.

The season pass will cover the "first four" installments of DLC, which will be released over the next year, with the first planned for November. No word yet if there will be more beyond that to squeeze from, er, generously discount to Gears fans.

Looks like I'm buying my first Season Pass.

I'm buying from Amazon, btw.

I am goddamn ready for this.

Heh.

Ice-T had to walk to the kitchen to get a knife. That's not very gangster.

LiquidMantis wrote:
Ice-T had to walk to the kitchen to get a knife. That's not very gangster.

Yeah, but he CHECKED THE COFFEE TABLE FIRST!

Giant Bomb Quick Look.

Campaign Arcade mode looks ace. I'm close to pre-ordering (Amazon), and if I do, I'll likely be playing that way first time through.

Multiplayer (with bots!) looks deep as a mother.