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Posted by Bouke

I wasn´t all that excited about Gears 3, but after this Quicklook, i´m thinking about picking it up release day!

Posted by Chuck_

@Aishan said:

Is it just me or is the HD version flickery? I thought it was just a menu effect, but it was flickering in Horde mode too.

I was going to post this. Yes. There seems to be an issue with the video. I tried it with all versions, on two computers, and a few others I know have confirmed it as well. I tried downloading it and it's still there. I'll PM Drew.

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Posted by WiqidBritt

could you guys record the audio for your videos a bit louder? they've always been kinda low, and now that you have super loud ads running before your videos it's extra annoying.

Posted by Seversk

The last couple of minutes really rammed home the shotgun issue.

Posted by Benjamimmy

That was a great Quick Look. Nice work Jeff!

Posted by YoThatLimp

@Seversk said:

The last couple of minutes really rammed home the shotgun issue.

What issue? To me, the shotgun is the close quarters weapon, the lancer the medium/long rang weapon, the sniper the long range weapon. That is how everyone plays, I don't know where Jeff is coming from here.

Posted by Vextroid

This is the reason why I still have my 360. Guess I'm going to pick this up next week with some gold subscription.

Posted by Nihilius

I loved Gears 1 and 2 looks like I'm going to have to pick up Gears 3.

Great quicklook!

Posted by BisonHero

@YoThatLimp said:

@Seversk said:

The last couple of minutes really rammed home the shotgun issue.

What issue? To me, the shotgun is the close quarters weapon, the lancer the medium/long rang weapon, the sniper the long range weapon. That is how everyone plays, I don't know where Jeff is coming from here.

You could make the argument that the map design and cover-based nature of the game favour the shotgun/very close range.

The game certainly doesn't contain Facing Worlds or anything.

Posted by FoolishChaos

Shotguns kill people in close range. If you get in close range of a shotgunner with your midrange weapon, don't be surprised you loose.

I'll never understand jeffs "combat rifle or bust" mindset, but whatever, to each his own.

Looking forward to some more gears.

Posted by Thor_Molecules

Might actually dust off my near-dead 360 for this.

Posted by Zabant

@habibyjohnson said:

What do they mean by "not legit" at the end there? Are they suggesting there's fake online players in this game? hmmmm

l33t HAX0Rz

Posted by Zabant

I completely understand jeffs disdain for the shotgun, but I have played, lets say a fair share of gears.

The "savage" people jeff is talking about pretty much ONLY use the shotgun, just never go near them and if you see them trying to rush you just shoot them with the lancer, the lancer shots reduce the run to a near stop and they go down before they can get close. If they're sneaking up on you then as much as I hate to say it, it because you're sucking. Don't get flanked

The beta made me realise I fucking love the retro lancer, it downs the shotgun rushers in less than a second..

Edited by ryanwho

I love when people losing MP espouse notions of "fairplay" because they choose to play an inferior way and think everyone else should too.

Also, I hear you like brown.

Posted by gunslingerNZ

Wow this looks incredibly polished.

Posted by MildMolasses

That groundd pop looks awesome!

Posted by sn0wman47

You can unlock Ice-T through facebook.

Posted by SoundChaser

@sn0wman47: Supergangster.

Posted by StoffInator

Do you have to play as Cole? I really don't like him.

Posted by Glottery

One of the few games that makes me wish I'd have Xboxy, because this looks really enjoyable. Never touched the second one, obviously, but the pc-version of the first one was alright. Though the single-player was a snorefest when compared to playing the campaign with a friend. That was hella fun!

Posted by dagas

Looks great, but it lost me at Gears of War. I never even played GoW2.

Edited by DougQuaid

Unarmored Marcus?! Why did you show that?! WHY!

Game looks great. I'm so excited to play every single bit of this it!

I feel like all the complaints about shotgun spam in multiplayer from the last games just don't hold up anymore. From what I played of the beta, Epic made all the assault rifles completely savage to counter that.

Edited by 234r2we232

Oh Jeez. I feel like you invite an ill-informed soundboard to a video and have the same effect as Brad. 
 
Also, Jeff talking about the conclusion makes me want to avoid the Internet entirely for the next week.

Posted by Zaccheus

I tried playing GoW1 on the PC few years back and was just bored out of my mind. I guess it hasn't aged that well. This looks really good but I just dislike the characters and the whole setting for some reason. The broiness of the series is off putting to me and it's nice to hear they are doing something a bit different with this.

Posted by ryanwho

I feel like putting a price on ammo is a mistake for horde mode.

Posted by CookieMonster

Are the bots still terrible?

Posted by Thor_Molecules

Just one think irks me about this game.

It's brown. Brown all the time, brown everywhere. Brown sprinkled with grey. Even the foliage and the plants look brown.

Sure it's a war-torn area, but jesus christ, that's just bland as hell, and it bothered me with the first 2 gears games as well. I just don't like it when environments all look the same.

Posted by dropabombonit

Great quick look, going to play this game in co-op with my friend next week so good to see it's awesome

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Looks rad.

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Posted by Dallas_Raines

@Buckfitches:

Eh, it's more colorful than the first two games.

Posted by Zace

@sn0wman47 said:

You can unlock Ice-T through facebook.

HOW...

Posted by Tennmuerti

This looks good and not just for a console game.

Posted by RobotHamster

I Can't Wait!!!!!!!!!!! It's just such a satisfying game to play, I'll be playing this for a lonnnnggg time.

Posted by spartan1017

damn this is a lot of gears content.. it's everywhere

Posted by Halberdierv2

nice, quite enjoyable. although I'm not sure why the guys were getting so excited about locusts popping up from the ground.

Posted by SuperSambo

@Halberdierv2 said:

nice, quite enjoyable. although I'm not sure why the guys were getting so excited about locusts popping up from the ground.

Because it looked amazing.

Posted by Clonedzero

@Zace said:

@sn0wman47 said:

You can unlock Ice-T through facebook.

HOW...

go to the gears facebook page, on the side will be a button that says "get griffin", click that, then you have to "Like" the page, then it'll give you a xbox code that you just redeem, its like a 100kb file and it unlocks him for MP for you. i JUST did it after watching the quicklook and finding out how hard he is to unlock without using facebook lol

Posted by Sjupp

COMPRESSION ARTIFACTS.. DURRRRRR

Posted by MildMolasses

@shinigami420 said:

WOW this looks soooo fucking boring! gears always seems like dumb mindless white trash entertainment

Dude, you have 420 in your user name. Don't act as though you are somehow in the cultural elite

Posted by IceColdGamer

@MildMolasses: Well said.

Posted by PaulKemp

Great vid, this is the game that kicks of this awesome autumn for my part. Disappointed hey didnt show any split screen coop in the QL.

Posted by nail1080

@Clonedzero said:

@Zace said:

@sn0wman47 said:

You can unlock Ice-T through facebook.

HOW...

go to the gears facebook page, on the side will be a button that says "get griffin", click that, then you have to "Like" the page, then it'll give you a xbox code that you just redeem, its like a 100kb file and it unlocks him for MP for you. i JUST did it after watching the quicklook and finding out how hard he is to unlock without using facebook lol

it really shocks me to see how poorly informed the giantbomb crew are about big titles such as this. DOWNLOADING ICE T FOR FREE USING FACEBOOK HAS BEEN KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC FOR QUITE SOME TIMENOW

Posted by afrokola

Cannot wait to hear the Bombcast next week with the heavy Gears talk, mad excited for this game!

Posted by paulunga

That underground going weapon? Yeah, that one was in Fracture. I thought quite a few of Fracture's weapons were quite cool, bummer that the rest of the game was so... bleh.

Posted by Crunchman

I suddenly have an urge to emerge.

Posted by Afroman269

I'm curious as to how the average Gears players are playing this. I'll have to wait and see for myself but I was able to easily counter the shotgun rushers in that game. Use that Retro and stay alert, you can down them before they charge at you.

Edited by Lifendz

So thats what Brad sounds like during a 49 minute orgasm. I'm sure he needed to change his pants after this.

Posted by Afroman269
@nail1080

@Clonedzero said:

@Zace said:

@sn0wman47 said:

You can unlock Ice-T through facebook.

HOW...

go to the gears facebook page, on the side will be a button that says "get griffin", click that, then you have to "Like" the page, then it'll give you a xbox code that you just redeem, its like a 100kb file and it unlocks him for MP for you. i JUST did it after watching the quicklook and finding out how hard he is to unlock without using facebook lol

it really shocks me to see how poorly informed the giantbomb crew are about big titles such as this. DOWNLOADING ICE T FOR FREE USING FACEBOOK HAS BEEN KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC FOR QUITE SOME TIMENOW

There's two versions of him, the second one is where you have to do the crazy shit. The regular version is from Facebook.
Posted by Kratch

@MildMolasses said:

@shinigami420 said:

WOW this looks soooo fucking boring! gears always seems like dumb mindless white trash entertainment

Dude, you have 420 in your user name. Don't act as though you are somehow in the cultural elite

This made me laugh out loud.

Posted by Gargantuan

@paulunga said:

That underground going weapon? Yeah, that one was in Fracture. I thought quite a few of Fracture's weapons were quite cool, bummer that the rest of the game was so... bleh.

Warhammer 40k has had a very similar similar weapon called the Mole Mortarsince 1989 I think.