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Gears of War "Triple Pack" Announced

$30 will get you a bundle with all three Gears games included! Wait, what?

Attention of all three of you Xbox 360 owners who don't own any copies of Gears of War: Microsoft and Epic Games have announced the Gears of War Triple Pack, a $30 bundle that includes the original Gears of War and its sequel, as well as the vast majority of downloadable content that was released for both games. 

According to today's press release, the multiplayer-focused DLC totals to about 19 maps. What’s missing is the first map pack for Gears, “Multiplayer Map Pack 1” and the “Hidden Fronts” map pack, which isn’t a big deal considering that you can still download both on Xbox Live for the price of zero dollars. 
 
Here's a shot of the box art: 
 


== TEASER ==Perhaps the coolest bit of DLC the Triple Pack offers is the “Road to Ruin” campaign mission for Gears of War 2, which gives you the opportunity to play as Marcus and Dom dressed as Theron guards. The mission itself revolves around getting into the Nexus, and you get two options for the approach: go stealth with Theron outfits or bust in with guns blazing.
 
Here's some shots of Gears of War, in case you forgot (or don't know) what it looks like: 
 

 

And here's some brilliant Gears of War 2 shots: 
 


 
The Triple Pack, by the way, goes on sale this Feb. 15 for the Xbox 360.
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Posted by Milkman

How the hell is this a "Triple Pack"? It's two games.

Posted by Jayross

They might as well just call it "Gears of War X3" if they want to mislead the consumer like that...

Posted by MikkaQ

Gears 2 rang completely hollow for me, but this is definately good value for whoever hasn't yet tired themselves of Bender chainsawing underground aliens. 

Posted by MisterMouse

I wonder how many people think it will have the third one in it.

Posted by shiptoncraig

Love Gears, but like every other fan I have everything already.

Posted by tourgen
@pyromaster222 said:
" I wonder how many people think it will have the third one in it. "
enough people to make it worth it for Microsoft.  sadly.
 
Not a GoW fan myself but getting multi-chainsaw kills going online is pretty damn funny.  Everyone just standing around chainsawing each other and then wave 2 behind them chainsawing the chainsaw-ers err whatever.  Hilarious gameplay.  shotgunning in multiplayer is satisfying too.
Posted by SamFo

Ill buy it
Posted by Jolt92

I can't see who'll go buy this since they've been down in price for such a long time. But good if you recently got a Xbox 360.

Posted by Cameron

I don't understand why this bothers people. You know it doesn't have GoW 3, who cares about idiots who can't even read the front of the box?

Posted by nukesniper

I like this idea. Only so I can get if for my brother and he can play these games with me. But he doesn't need Gears 1, so I should just get a GotY Gears 2. Done.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

Talk about a misleading news piece. All three gears games this is NOT. This is sorta crazy, but not really that out there. Once Gears 3 comes out, your not going to see a lot of people picking up Gears 2, let alone the original. Damn good value, but this is just the kind of thing that should happen more often.

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Posted by akumous

I just have a question to ask, how many discs are included in that triple pack because to my knowledge all of that content cannot be on a disc due to storage limitations.

Posted by Black_Rose
@ShaunassNZ said:
" No one else caught on that this is exactly a copy of God of War? 3 is coming out, first and second on the same disc, both have the same acronym (GoW)... "
The did it with Halo before, as did Nintendo releasing OoT and MM before Windwaker and Metroid Prime Trilogy. 
Posted by ShaunassNZ
@Black_Rose said:
" @ShaunassNZ said:
" No one else caught on that this is exactly a copy of God of War? 3 is coming out, first and second on the same disc, both have the same acronym (GoW)... "
The did it with Halo before, as did Nintendo releasing OoT and MM before Windwaker and Metroid Prime Trilogy.  "
I was mainly aiming at the acronym, but w/e I knew this has been done before.
Posted by m0nty
@HatKing said:
"OH, so people will accidentally but this when they're looking for Gears 3 that didn't come out on time. "

This guy's onto something. It reminds me of Band Hero.
Posted by ROFLknife

I've had my 360 for more than 2 years now and never get around to playing these.  I guess now's the time...

Posted by Sooty
@ShaunassNZ said:
" No one else caught on that this is exactly a copy of God of War? 3 is coming out, first and second on the same disc, both have the same acronym (GoW)... "
Nobody caught onto that because nobody else is that petty. (I hope)
Posted by watership

It's the same name as the HALO triple pack.   Same name, even similar box art.   Are people forgetting that? 
 

Posted by Grixxel

Genius marketing! :|

Posted by RoyaleWithCheese
@benjaebe: 
 
Have you heard the writing/dialogue in Gears of War?
 
In short: yes it was.
Posted by Gonmog

im buying it!! :/ im one of the slobs that never got it before lol 

Posted by fearthephins

This will work nicely for me. I never bought the first game and my brother sold the second game. I also found myself really wanting to play Gears lately so I will most probably get my hands on this.

Posted by dcgc

I think you can get both games (collector's edition, or something like that) separated and cheaper, in the UK...

Posted by Branthog

So . . . by "triple pack", they actually mean "double pack".

Posted by MysteriousBob

@  Perhaps the coolest bit of DLC the Triple Pack offers is the “Road to Ruin” campaign mission for Gears of War 2, which gives you the opportunity to play as Marcus and Dom dressed as Theron guards. The mission itself revolves around getting into the Nexus, and you get two options for the approach: go stealth with Theron outfits or bust in with guns blazing. 
 
What the hell are you talking about? It wasn't cool, everyone hated that shit.

Posted by Faint

i count only 2 games

Posted by Lucidlife

I don't see this big issue with the name.  Find something more important to worry about.  Jesus.  If you can't read the CLEAR description of what the pack contains then you deserve to be disappointed when Gears 3 isn't in the box.

Posted by Ortep

Gears 2 1/2 pack would be better.

Posted by MrKlorox

Cool. Might pick this up. The name is super misleading though.

Posted by RidleysLieutenant

Meh, I already own all this stuff. Can't wait for Gears 3 and Coalition's End, though.
Posted by ajamafalous

Hey, that's me!

Posted by vajdaminA

Too bad Gears 1 was so unbearable to play.