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Carmine Might Actually Live Through Gears of War 3

I can't believe you voted like this. I don't think we can be friends anymore.

Epic Games still doesn't know if Carmine will live or die in Gears of War 3, but early results from the Fate of Carmine campaign indicate that the brother will be allowed to live.
 
Just before Comic-Con, Microsoft and Epic Games unveiled a hip contest that gives fans a vote in the matter of whether a new Carmine will survive his grand Gears 3 adventure. Two different Carmines have bit the dust in the previous Gears releases.
 

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A digital t-shirt purchase on the avatar marketplace is the only way to decide his fate. Those who want Carmine to eat it need to buy a cute "Carmine Must Die" shirt. Those who want him to live, which is the more popular of the two right now, need to buy a subdued "Save Carmine" shirt before the campaign closes on September 2, 2010.
 
On the official Gears 3 website, Microsoft is calling the race "close," meaning it's still possible to get Carmine's head knocked in proper-like. Regardless of where we fall on the Carmine life/death thing, though, it's important to remember that all the proceeds of this contest will be going to Child's Play, a neat charity that gives sick kids game-related stuff. Who knew a character's death could be so beneficial?
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Posted By BradNicholson
Epic Games still doesn't know if Carmine will live or die in Gears of War 3, but early results from the Fate of Carmine campaign indicate that the brother will be allowed to live.
 
Just before Comic-Con, Microsoft and Epic Games unveiled a hip contest that gives fans a vote in the matter of whether a new Carmine will survive his grand Gears 3 adventure. Two different Carmines have bit the dust in the previous Gears releases.
 

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A digital t-shirt purchase on the avatar marketplace is the only way to decide his fate. Those who want Carmine to eat it need to buy a cute "Carmine Must Die" shirt. Those who want him to live, which is the more popular of the two right now, need to buy a subdued "Save Carmine" shirt before the campaign closes on September 2, 2010.
 
On the official Gears 3 website, Microsoft is calling the race "close," meaning it's still possible to get Carmine's head knocked in proper-like. Regardless of where we fall on the Carmine life/death thing, though, it's important to remember that all the proceeds of this contest will be going to Child's Play, a neat charity that gives sick kids game-related stuff. Who knew a character's death could be so beneficial?
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Posted By Moody_yeti

neat

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Edited By Grissefar

 He might. He might not.
 
Second. That's cool too.
 
Are the kids sick or SIKHQ.

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Posted By CaptainObvious

Yes! 

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Posted By ZmillA

are the kids sick or SICK!

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Posted By RipTheVeins

If he does live, I hope its a psych-out you-think-he-died-but-he-comes-back-and-saves-the-day-at-the-last-second type deals.

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Posted By roughplague

I want him to die, it's kind of an tradition, lol =P
like Otacon crying, I think Camine is meant to die in every gears game

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Posted By jos1ah

If he lives then the game needs a Saving Private Carmine moment... "we're goana git him the heyell..outta thar."
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Posted By cluto

I don't get this. The sole-purpose of Carmine's existence is to be gruesomely murdered by the Locust.

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Posted By Toms115

i hope carmine survives, for once. i don't want him to save the day or anything, that would be far too predictable, but i'd love to see him redeem the family name.

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Posted By OmegaPirate

I dont want them to tell me what the results are until i play the game, to be honest 

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Posted By Cybexx

The twist is that if Carmine lives, Dom dies.

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Posted By PhatSeeJay

Yes! I always felt sick when Carmine died. Even had to vote in his favor.
 
Although.. what if I miss a chance on Carmine's sister Carmine to take his place...? Damn it!

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Posted By zidd

New carmine looks like hes seen more combat than the other two.

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Posted By Mayu_Zane

I want this Carmine to live. I want this Carmine to be that one Carmine who can climb the tallest mountain and punch the sun. He is the Alpha Carmine.

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Posted By Ineedaname

I'm not the biggest fan of doing this but, is Carmine, maybe living, maybe not living, ultimately news?
I mean really?

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Posted By Mowgers

Shit. This Carmine brother looks like he eats gravel. No way is he allowed to die. You know how there's supposed to be four Carmine brothers? This fella is the last two at the same time.
 
Also, rule of three, c'mon. Third beat is an inversion of the previous two.

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Posted By Burns098356GX

I hope they dont reveal the outcome. Build some more suspense for the actual game.

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Posted By CL60
@Zidd said:
" New carmine looks like hes seen more combat than the other two. "
But his tattoo in remembrance of his brothers is their helmets and not their actual faces! Who would do that?!
 
Regardless. I agree. He looks like he is actually a soldier, and not some guy who just wants to kill Locust.
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Posted By destruktive

I wish the t-shirts were real though

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Posted By n00d13z

I picture Carmine getting brutally injured. And lives the rest of the game on a stretcher in some hospital. And you just cut to him every once in a while. He moans in pain. Then back to the action.

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Edited By Gav47
@Ineedaname said:

" I'm not the biggest fan of doing this but, is Carmine, maybe living, maybe not living, ultimately news? I mean really? "

Well I'm kinda interested in how this will turn out and its a good follow up to Brads previous article. Besides if this reminds more people to by a shirt and Child's Play gets a few more bucks that can't be bad right?
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Edited By Rickty
@Ineedaname said:

" I'm not the biggest fan of doing this but, is Carmine, maybe living, maybe not living, ultimately news? I mean really? "

Well I did not know how the race was going, so yeah it is news to me and on a side note it highlights the charity. That is generally what news is, informing people of current affairs / events that they are unaware of. Why don't you RSS feed in the future? You can bypass what you don't deem news.
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Posted By slowbird
@roughplague said:
" I want him to die, it's kind of an tradition, lol =P like Otacon crying, I think Camine is meant to die in every gears game "
but truly each Carmine must make his own destiny, yes?  Perhaps this one is stronger than the rest.
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Posted By Everyones_A_Critic

Carmine needs to die, though after his brother got swallowed by a giant worm in the last game, he'll need to step it up if he wants to live up to the family tradition of terribly embarrassing death sequences. 

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Posted By THRICE

HOW DARE YOU!

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Posted By Venatio

I really think that the Carmine in this game should survive
 
So yeah, I've got my t-shirt and I hope for the best

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Posted By Robopengy

We can't be friends anymore cause you want Carmine to die? Kinda sick bro...

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Posted By Pibo47

Save Carmine!

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Posted By nycityisme

Carmine needs to die!! I have a red shirt to support it!!

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Posted By zidane_24

I deemed this Carmine badass-enough to survive, so I cast my vote that way.

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Posted By nycityisme
@destruktive said:
"I wish the t-shirts were real though " 
 
they are real sir!! go to amazon!!
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Posted By Fjordson

Save Carmine!

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Posted By MeatSim

Everyone dies but Carmine in Gears 3 is how it should go.

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Posted By Vandersveldt

It doesn't matter. We're all going to know before the game comes out which way it went anyway

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Posted By EpicSteve

i voted to save him because I think it opens the door for more hilarity. I hope they don't actually announce which side won, I want the surprise.

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Posted By zidd
@CL60: Its probably just an inside joke or easter egg since they never show any Carmine's face
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Posted By yevinorion

Carmine must die. For it to be any other way is just ludicrous. Someone has to die for there to be some of that "Oh shit people are really getting killed" in the story, and if not Carmine, then who?

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Posted By cikame

Like the picture, i want the new carmine to be beefy, with some dialog from marcus along the lines of "... i think he's gonna live this time".
I'll leave it to epic to decide where to go from there :P

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Edited By spiceninja

What the hell is wrong with you people? Keep the tradition alive and kill Carmine!

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Posted By Glak

As much as I love the Carmines..... they must die!
Although if he lives I'm ok with that, as long as they do something really cool with it

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Posted By Jimbo

Cliff Bleszinski Might Have Cheese Sandwich For Lunch

 

Might Not.

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Posted By DarkTravesty
@destruktive said:

" I wish the t-shirts were real though "

they are 
 http://www.amazon.com/Gears-War-Carmine-Black-Mens-Large/dp/B003Y8YF1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1282144969&sr=8-1
 http://www.amazon.com/Gears-War-Carmine-Red-Mens-Large/dp/B003Y8YF4W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1282145004&sr=8-1
 
again all proceeds go to childs play so why not?
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Posted By jacksukeru
@Cybexx said:
" The twist is that if Carmine lives, Dom dies. "
This. 
 
Dom sacrifices himself to save him and everyone who voted "Save Carmine" goes "FUUUUUU.."
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Posted By ravensword

I really think they should just off him and make it a threepeat.
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Posted By omgmetalgear

if he survives....i hope he still loses a limb or two.

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Posted By zitosilva

I want Carmine to live. I actually wanted to second Carmine to stay alive, he was pretty cool... more than Beard and Cole anyway. But I don't want it so much as to buy an avatar clothing item.

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Posted By Grilledcheez

I voted to kill him because that's the series' "thing"

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Edited By Ghostiet

As I said, he should die, but being an absolute badass throughout the game, like a living armageddon. He should die in the very finale while kicking ass, choosing his death in a heroic sacrifice, possibly saving Anya or volunteering to detonate a bomb.