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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.
 

 
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 mazik765

I totally bought a Save Carmine T-Shirt, so I've happy to see that's the side that is winning :D

Posted by Tuggah

I still believe Carmine should end up being the most important person in the Gears universe. He is Neo 2.0.

Posted by tsolless

Ugh, I was hoping they wouldn't announce the results and allow what happens to be a surprise.
 
Not a fan of Devs spoiling their own game.

Posted by Meowayne
@RipTheVeins said:
" 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. "
Nah. I would assume that this contest decides between two cutscenes that are not all that different from another.
 
Worst case scenario: Same cutscene / scenario with dialogue change only. 
Posted by SlainbytheBrain

Wait, Gears of War has a storyline?

Posted by Gangway

SAVE CARMINE
 
He is my favorite character and my go to in multiplayer. 

Posted by SpenceKratos

i want him to die... die a brutally awesome death of gore and carnage, but he will be all kicking ass before hand so you wont expect it .
can you say dream come true?

Posted by ProlificShadow
@GrilledCheez01 said:
" I voted to kill him because that's the series' "thing" "
Posted by Yummylee

I hope they don't unveil the scores. I want to find out in the game. In any case I've totally voted for Carmine to survive. It's like Saving Private Ryan, everyone will die to make sure this one makes it through ;P. Even though I don't think he is the final Carmine. Probably one more.

Posted by ImperiousRix

He really needs to make it through this one.  Hell, have another character die if you want that satisfaction so much.

Edited by Ineedaname
@Rickty said:

" @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. "
And you still don't really know how the race is going.
All you've gotten was "Close", I know they say he's going to live, but I guess they'd make a comment either way to boost sales.
 

@Gav47

said:

" @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? "
I'm interested in finding out myself, seeing as it's one of the few series of games I've actually played all the way through, but it's more the point, all this tell us is maybe he will, maybe he won't, but as I posted above.
 
Both of you raise a fair point on the charity front though, and I'll concede to that. And retract my previous post.
Posted by lordofultima

Carmine is the real hero, he should die but only after doing something amazingly heroic and saving the day for everyone else involved. If he dies a pointless death like the other ones, than forget it, he can live.

Posted by mariussmit

I think if the votes have it that he lives he should still not live automatically and have it based on gameplay. It would make a nice achievement.

Posted by Sweep

I bought a SAVE CARMINE shirt (a real one, not a goofy avatar one) and I have no regrets! This carmine looks fucking badass :O 
 

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Posted by Sweep
@destruktive said:
" I wish the t-shirts were real though "
You can buy limited edition real shirts here. All proceeds still go to childsplay. And yes, they now have international shipping.
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Posted by RipTheVeins
@Meowayne said:
" @RipTheVeins said:
" 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. "
Nah. I would assume that this contest decides between two cutscenes that are not all that different from another.  Worst case scenario: Same cutscene / scenario with dialogue change only.  "
Haha, that just made me think of a scene depicting the most gruesome disembowelment of Carmine yet, but since he was voted to live Marcus just implies "Eh, I'm sure he'll be fine."
Posted by blaakmawf

I think Carmine should survive deadly situations throughout the game and then, after the credits, he should be brutally murdered Final Destination style. 

Posted by Bakath

When Carine dies in Gears 2 or when we first meet him he mentions that he has two brothers still living, so maybe they could kill him and let him live!! Twins! :P

Posted by Alphazero

He needs to live. He's the Private Ryan of the Carmine family.

Posted by AuthenticM

They need to keep him alive until the very end of the game, where we'll see him explode into his gruesome death.

Posted by natetodamax

If Brad reveals the results before release date I swear....

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Posted by jkz
@blaakmawf said:
" I think Carmine should survive deadly situations throughout the game and then, after the credits, he should be brutally murdered Final Destination style.  "
Posted by Afroman269
@jukezypoo said:
" @blaakmawf said:
" I think Carmine should survive deadly situations throughout the game and then, after the credits, he should be brutally murdered Final Destination style.  "
"
Yes! I want this guy dead and will buy multiple shirts if needed!
Posted by sportz103

He can live... as long as the game also works in a Daniel Carmine.  MWAHAHAHA!

Posted by MormonWarrior

I say Carmine must die. It says so on my digital shirt.

Posted by DXmagma

damn. i was hoping he would die, but die a hero's death. oh well, living is jsut as good. i guess.
 
 
not really.

Posted by Joeybagad0nutz

YES!!!
Posted by RobotHamster

I still can't decide he looks bad ass but he's a carmine so he should die, hmmm.

Posted by General_D23

Yes! Live Carmine!

Posted by ajamafalous

Fuck that.
 
 
If Carmine lives, I don't play this game.

Posted by Arbie
SAVE CARMINE!
 
@Sweep said:
" @destruktive said:
" I wish the t-shirts were real though "
You can buy limited edition real shirts here. All proceeds still go to childsplay. And yes, they now have international shipping. "

Wantttt!
Posted by Sovereign13

He'll live through the war, but then develop cancer. Lambant cancer!

Posted by ninjadude853
@Cybexx:  doms gonna die no matter what
Posted by zityz

He needs to die, just like every other gears game its like the running joke. Only difference this time is that it needs to be more of an epic thing. He dies saving someone else, takes a bullet for Anya or one of the other ladies. Then show a memorial at the end with all 3 brothers side by side. 
 
I don't know why anyone would want the guy to live in the series. It just can't pack a punch like it would if he died.
Posted by General_D23
@zityz:  Him dying wouldn't exactly pack much of a punch either, running gag and all. Someone dying /= a better, more emotional moment automatically. It could, yes. But I personally can't see why people think killing off a character is the only way to achieve that.
 
Not that this is probably the thing people think about in concern to this whole thing.
Posted by jakob187

So let me understand this - part of the game will continue to remain incomplete because of the undecided fate of Carmine... 
 
...in the sequel to a game where the multiplayer was broken and unbalanced as fuck? 
 
Personally, I think Epic needs to focus on making sure Gears 3 is a solid game from top to bottom rather than whether Carmine dies or not. 
 
I'm all for money going to Child's Play, but still...

Posted by Chariot_Choogle

That Carmine looks pretty well worn as a soldier. Who are we supposed to 'train' in the intro mission in his place?

Posted by chocolaterhinovampire

I want Carmine to live.
Posted by Trifork89

Part of the old Carmines charm to me was that they were just rookies who wanted to help fight locust for the greater good and i was always sort of hoping that they'd make it out alive just to keep a more humorous or light hearted vibe to the story, now that this new Carmine falls into the same generic meat head category as all the other gears i really don't give a shit one way or the other if he lives or dies.. the inherent greenhorn vibe we got from the old carmine was a nice contrast to the other 4 dudes who only change slightly in appearance and are basically roid raging fuck heads.

Posted by bjorno

save carmine

Edited by captainawesomo

IF he dies, the only way to go is to have him die in a glorious hail of gunfire. No less than 10 clips must be unloaded on him. I want to see him do the machine gun dance.

Posted by Vinchenzo

This is such a stupid marketing tactic. You're all saps, and this article sucks.

Posted by Turtlefuzz

Yo guys Carmine's death is a big deal.

Posted by Redbullet685

They aren't going to reveal who wins right? That would be pretty dumb.

Posted by Brendan

I'm buying a Carmine must live shirt.  Let's mix it up a bit.
Posted by big_jon

I voted for him to live.

Posted by Undeadpool

The moment the most recent Carmine said they were a large family, I kinda thought it would swerve this way with the Gears 3 one being a super badass.

Posted by JoelTGM
@Vinchenzo said:
" This is such a stupid marketing tactic. You're all saps, and this article sucks. "
If you had read the article you'd know that the money goes to a charity.
Posted by WaltJay

I wonder if the vote is really that close, or they're just saying that to drum up more votes.  I have a feeling Carmine Must Die is leading by a wide margin.

Posted by TheSilentTruth

Let Kenny live.

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