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Posted by zyn

7 days til release!

Posted by gungrave45

Jeff is not qualified to review Gears 3.

Posted by ManlyBeast

Jeff plays like a complete noob lol. Come on hes played gears before. You gotta move a certain way.

Posted by PerfidiousSinn

I got into the beta today, and it's OK. Seems very inconsistent, like sometimes a point-blank Shotgun blast will kill a guy and other times it'll just take him down to half HP.

Like Gears 2, I'll be playing this primarily for Horde and co-op campaign. I never really cared for the competitive multiplayer.

Posted by cicatriz

This game is the only reason i wished i had a 360 ever.

Posted by LiK

Pretty cool. Haven't played the beta yet with so many new releases. If the issues from previous MP aren't fixed, I'm perfectly happy playing SP only.

Posted by robbob88

I loooooove Gears. I don't own a 360 but I want to so badly just so I can play this series. It's so amazing.

Posted by nail1080
@DougQuaid said:
" @nail1080 said:
" To the people complaining about shotgun battles dominating Gears MP matches, seriously STFU, you've probably played both Gears 1 and 2 MP for an hour combined if you think it's all about shotguns.

The power weapons and hammerburst would like to have a word with your very very poorly informed nooby opinions.
"
While I would agree with some of that, it's still a shotgun battle to the power weapons. If you fired up Gears 1 right now, you would not only run into tons cheaters, but 95% of the players use nothing but the shotgun and longshot (for downs).

We don't mention Gears 2..
"
I completely disagree.

If it's a decent team everyone will primarily use the hammerburst or lancers. You must remember that Gears is a team based game and it is best played with full parties, but even still when playing on your own any decent Gears player will stress the importance of the automatic weapons vs the shotgun.

And don't mention Gears 2? Are you crazy? That IS the best Gears MP experience.
Posted by DougQuaid
@nail1080 said:
" To the people complaining about shotgun battles dominating Gears MP matches, seriously STFU, you've probably played both Gears 1 and 2 MP for an hour combined if you think it's all about shotguns.

The power weapons and hammerburst would like to have a word with your very very poorly informed nooby opinions.
"
While I would agree with some of that, it's still a shotgun battle to the power weapons. If you fired up Gears 1 right now, you would not only run into tons cheaters, but 95% of the players use nothing but the shotgun and longshot (for downs).

We don't mention Gears 2..
Posted by nail1080

To the people complaining about shotgun battles dominating Gears MP matches, seriously STFU, you've probably played both Gears 1 and 2 MP for an hour combined if you think it's all about shotguns.


The power weapons and hammerburst would like to have a word with your very very poorly informed nooby opinions.
Edited by 234r2we232

Is that Anya Beta hair? Please tell me they'll change it to tied back, because her bob of a head looks incredibly weird from all angles.

And wait... that's the Queen Locust in the mp? :O

Posted by PotatoKing3

I finally got a free beta key from a giveaway blog. Sadly I wasn't able to get a beta key when they were first giving out since I was out of the house. =(


I don't know if the site I used has any more keys left, but since it's completely free to ask for a key you can try your luck in getting one:

http://freegearsofwar3beta.blogspot.com
Posted by IronScimitar
@OriginalYellow said:
" Jeff has zero spacial awareness... "
Took the words right from my keyboard.
Posted by Zips

"Meh"

I never really got into the MP in the first two games. It was just too frantic, none of the assault rifles seemed to matter as it was always the shotgun, torgue bow, or sniper rifle.

Posted by MaddProdigy

This looks too dope.


The shotgun doesn't appear to be imbalanced, Jeff just hasn't played for very long I assume.
Posted by MetalMoog

I think I'll wait for Uncharted 3 for my fix.

Posted by OriginalYellow

Jeff has zero spacial awareness...

Posted by xCharlieSheen

Too much negativity towards this superb franchise. What other options are their for 3rd person competitive online shooters. Dead Space 2 multiplayer? no thanks. Socom 4? (which, so far has gotten less than great reviews.) How' bout GTA online, yeh, that's loads of fun. Red dead multiplayer? Maybe I can pop in "The Club" or Kane&Lynch. Those are awesome!!! Uncharted 2 is pretty good online, but not much of a community. Plus, it's gameplay was obviously influenced by Gears of War. Either learn to use the Shotgun, or don't. Just play Horde and beast, enjoy the single player, and stop complaining.

Posted by MegaMagick

SP and stuff like Horde mode should be great, but the MP looks like trash.

Looks like dudes rolling around blasting each other with shotguns, this game just isn't made for competitive MP.

Posted by Luck3ySe7en

Maybe its just me but why do they even use cover if you're just a bullet sponge for anything other than a shotgun or rocket launcher? Those automatic guns seem to do nothing unless the person just stands there for the 3 or 4 seconds it takes to unload on them

Posted by HerbieBug

shooting with guns

Posted by borgmaster

man, I haven't played Gears multiplayer in three years and even I know he's doing it wrong.

Posted by KyleDaniels

Haha you can tell these guys haven't played  gears multiplayer for any length of time...

Posted by Fjordson

The beta plays like a dream. Such a massive improvement over Gears 2.

Like Cliffy himself said on NeoGAF "Gears of War 3: this time it works."

Posted by Cazamalos

gears of wars 2 was a huge letdown, i'm not falling again epic

i won't buy more of your unfinished, unbalanced and sometimes unplayable(GOW2 launch) shooters
Posted by djn3811

Looks like it could be good, but the shotgun looks way overpowered
Posted by TheMartino

Gears of War continually excites me with every release. But from what I've seen my complaints that have carried over from 1, mainly the shotgun, have not been addressed.

Furthermore, it looks like they made it even worse by adding in that other shotgun.

Am I crazy or the only one that feels this way. I'm really liking the new unlock system and the little awards and stuff. But this is kind of a dealnrealet

Posted by big_jon
@sofacitysweetheart said:
" So typical of Jeff to criticise what he's not very good at.

Want to be playing this, but I don't have the patience to jump through all the hoops. Some beta this is. So you don't want people who have played the shit out of your previous Gears muliplayer to help you test your game? Um. Yeah.

Also, this is what they really should be playing for TNT next week...
"
I feel the same way, selling Beta's is fucking retarded.
Posted by Nicholas
@abara said:
" OH SHIT play gears of war 3 with drowningpool? do I get to waterboard some terrorists too? "
No. Even better! You get to waterboard DROWNING POOL! PUN INTENDED! 
Posted by abara

OH SHIT play gears of war 3 with drowningpool? do I get to waterboard some terrorists too?

Posted by Siphillis

The character animations are leaps and bounds better than Gears 2.

Posted by MforMaverick

The Beta is so much fun. I'm impressed with what Epic did.

Posted by newslowsad

Have never understood the love for the multiplayer in Gears. I enjoyed the singleplayer in the first game, but the second didn't do much for me. Will probably pick up 3 when it drops to a lower price.

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

Do those command prompts indicate changing context-sensitive button assignments or just for that guy from Momento?

Posted by Gahzoo

Ugh, the MP still looks horrid on account of the shotgun being so prevalent. Oh well.

Posted by owl_of_minerva

I hate the shotgun-duelling of Gears online play. They really need to nerf that thing.

Posted by MythDarK

The campaign is what I'm in for.

Posted by honeycut1

I'm looking forward to trying it out.  I didn't grab the VIP access so I'll wait for the Bulletstorm beta.

Posted by fillmoejoe

So roll around and shotgun right? I like that you can unlock stuff for the retail version, they probably could've made these preorder bonuses.

Posted by zityz

People rolling around with shotguns. Yup it's a Gears game alright. Why even put other weapons into the game at this point? haha.

Posted by PrivateIronTFU

Man, the only way they could get me to play this multiplayer is if they nerf the shotgun, or get rid of it entirely. That is such bullshit.

Posted by Sicmeth0d

Amazing Game cant wait to play it this monday!

Posted by chicomendes2

looks shit, like gears 2,

Posted by PenguinDust

Looks fun but too intense for my paltry skills.   Any game that penalizes death and determines victory by using a respawn pool isn't going to work for me.  I would be the cause of many a loss because I'm little more than a "meat bag" usually.  I die easily.   The single player might be fun though.  I don't know, I wasn't a huge fan of the previous two games.  Perhaps, I'll take a look at them again before this is released. 

Posted by AaronChance

After watching this quicklook, I'm still surprised people find Gears series worth playing in multiplayer. It wasn't fun for me in the first, and not much has changed here.

Posted by thebigJ_A

I preferred the hammer burst in 2. Each bullet does more damaged than a single lancer bullet, and by pulling the trigger quickly, you can, for a short period, nearly match the lancer's rate of fire. If you just hold down the trigger it sucks, though.

Posted by TorMasturba
@example1013 said:
"
                Good job not bitching out and using the shotgun, Jeff! Real men use assault rifles because we have BALLS OF STEEL.
            "

Actually real mean don't give a shit what other real men think of them, oh and having balls of steel would make less of a man because they wouldn't be able to breed. ;-p
Posted by MideonNViscera

I hope they set a new precedent with these dedicated servers. Bungie had a good idea way back in Halo 2, but we're all sick of it now haha

Posted by ds8k

Weird to see the direction Epic has gone. They went from the near perfection of UT2004 to...this mess. Oh well.  Maybe one day they'll get back to their roots.

Posted by thebigJ_A

Looks like Gears. I guess if they can just get it to work properly, it'll be an improvement.

I wonder if the campaign will actually make that lambent stuff make sense.