Gears of War "Triple Pack" Announced

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Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

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: 
 

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== 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: 
 

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

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The Triple Pack, by the way, goes on sale this Feb. 15 for the Xbox 360.
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#1 Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -

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: 
 

1685122-gow_triplepack_oslv_front_noesrb.jpg

== 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: 
 

Gallery image 1Gallery image 2Gallery image 3Gallery image 4
 

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

Gallery image 1Gallery image 2Gallery image 3Gallery image 4

 
The Triple Pack, by the way, goes on sale this Feb. 15 for the Xbox 360.
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#2 Posted by benjaebe (2871 posts) -

That was the best name they could come up with?

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#3 Posted by MachoFantastico (6101 posts) -

Odd choice of words, isn't one a piece of GoW2 DLC. 

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#4 Posted by Juvarial (314 posts) -

I wonder if they fixed the gameplay in both games? LOLOLOLOLOL 
The patch that they released for GoW 1 after gears 2 was sinister. 

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#5 Posted by Greenshoes (325 posts) -

Im guessing it was chosen to make us accustomed to Gear of War and the number three being together.

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#6 Posted by Nomin (1004 posts) -

I will wait for the inevitable edition of all 3 GoW games in a pack, the fabled Quad-Damage Edition. 

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#7 Posted by HatKing (7194 posts) -

OH, so people will accidentally but this when they're looking for Gears 3 that didn't come out on time.
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#8 Posted by Robopengy (588 posts) -

Have you watched the Road to Ruin quick look Brad?

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#9 Posted by Alex_Carrillo (304 posts) -

Is that really a triple pack? It's Gears of War 1 and 2 and some lame DLC. 

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#10 Posted by p_p_o_d (566 posts) -

so what do the called the Gears 1+2+3 bundle in 3 years?
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#11 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12412 posts) -

I think triple pack is a rather misleading title. 

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#12 Edited by Scribbly (424 posts) -
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#13 Posted by Detrian (1134 posts) -

I guess "Gears of War- Retarded stunt" ain't as catchy.

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#14 Posted by Lazyaza (2437 posts) -

The only people who will buy this are the ones who don't already own gears 1 and 2 so eh I guess its nice for them.  I didn't play gears 2 until september last year, it sucks to miss a games peak time especially one as fun as gears2 with so much awesome co-op/multiplayer stuff.

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#15 Posted by SuperSambo (3076 posts) -
@Smiley26 said:
" It's kind of silly that they called it the Triple Pack, misleads people into thinking it includes Gears 3... although I remember a Halo triple pack back before Halo 3's release which I got. "
Unless they read the front cover...
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#16 Posted by Metal_Mills (3419 posts) -

That's a really cheap and dishonest way to get extra sales.

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#17 Posted by Daveyo520 (7725 posts) -

I bet I will pick it up.

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#18 Edited by Timing (635 posts) -

Déjà vu...

  
Oh Microsoft, you so crazy.
 
Edit: @Smiley26 beat me to it.
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#19 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@Timing said:
" Déjà vu...

   Oh Microsoft, you so crazy. "
Well, nice to know that there's some precedent, I guess.  This still sounds like the name of a '90s shareware bundle, though.
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#20 Posted by SomeJerk (4077 posts) -

Guess it's time for a new Sony ad with that old guy and he'll reference this somehow.

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#21 Posted by mnzy (3037 posts) -

I can't download Gears DLC so easily here in Germany, so I might get this.

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#22 Posted by AndyPhifer (179 posts) -

That's great. Might buy it. Sold my copies of those ages ago, and it might be fun to give it another run before the new game comes out.
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#23 Posted by gla55jAw (2776 posts) -

...but for $14.99 I can buy both games at GameStop.

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#24 Posted by Agent47 (1931 posts) -
@gla55jAw: Not the maps and all fronts pack though.Buying separately is just a dumb choice.
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#25 Posted by TheHBK (5664 posts) -

Thats a pretty damn good deal.  And these are HD re-releases too!  Way to go Microsoft!

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#26 Posted by Y2Ken (2387 posts) -

Yeah I guess it does at least say on the front that the third thing is DLC.

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#27 Posted by dagas (3271 posts) -

Played first GoW. Didn't care for it at all. Didn't think it was a very good looking game despite what everyone else said, story was uninteresting even by shooter standards. Gameplay was competent I give it that, but somehow didn't like it very much anyway. It lacked a soul for lack of a better word. I'm sure it was some good programming, but artistically it was horrible in every way.

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#28 Posted by AuthenticM (4287 posts) -

I don't like Gears of War. I played and beat the first two out of obligation, and I am having a hard time understanding the popularity of those games.

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#29 Posted by MechaDestroyer (47 posts) -

Seems kind of strange they would release this in February with Gears 3 set for around November.

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#30 Posted by Soap (3772 posts) -

This seems a bit odd, a retaliation to Sony's recent spat of triple packs?

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#31 Posted by Eidderf (521 posts) -

Wonder if they've added the PC only Gears of War levels for the first where you fight the Brumak (or however you spell it's name) probably not but it would be nice to finally let xbox owners play that section.

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#32 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

You guys really will complain about anything wont you?

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#33 Edited by ravensword (4173 posts) -
@TheHBK: 
 
lol, wut? Oh, joke. got it.
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#34 Posted by HadesTimes (944 posts) -

I offer Gears of War Ultimate Battle!

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#35 Posted by ICE_Trey (26 posts) -

speaking as one of those three people who have never, and still don't, own a copy of either of these two games...  I still don't care about marcus and dom.  maybe MAYBE i'll rent number three from gamefly like i did the other two, but i doubt it.

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#36 Posted by Chubbaluphigous (610 posts) -
@SuperSambo:  Gears of War wasn't designed with the literate in mind.
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#37 Posted by JoelTGM (5784 posts) -
@ICE_Trey said:
" speaking as one of those three people who have never, and still don't, own a copy of either of these two games...  I still don't care about marcus and dom.  maybe MAYBE i'll rent number three from gamefly like i did the other two, but i doubt it. "
why avoid great games?  It's awesome.  There's great co-op and competitive multiplayer, and running up to someone and pulling the trigger on your shotgun or ripping the chainsaw down on them is freaking hilarious.
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#38 Posted by JJWeatherman (14886 posts) -

Huh. I probably won't buy this, but it's an interesting package.

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#39 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -
@Juvarial said:
" I wonder if they fixed the gameplay in both games? LOLOLOLOLOL The patch that they released for GoW 1 after gears 2 was sinister.  "
What was the patch and what did it do?
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#40 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2235 posts) -

This is dumb.  This is like Mass Effect 2 on the Playstation 3.  If you are and can release everything on one disc, why not?  I have a 20 GB original HDD with my Xbox 360 and since I only bought the first GeoW, I wouldn't mind buying the triple pack if everyone is on one disc.  Since HDD space is running critically low anyways, I think I will just pass.

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#41 Posted by Mcubed (90 posts) -

Will probably actually buy this. Already played both with friends, but seeing as I am a rather recent 360 owner, seems like a good deal. Actually cheaper than buying both used, at least in my area.

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#42 Edited by ProfessorEss (7918 posts) -

I would buy it if it had better boxart. Maybe something like this?

Gears! Gears!! Gears!!!
Gears! Gears!! Gears!!!

(I've also suggested a better name for the bundle in the caption)
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#43 Posted by Spoonman671 (5596 posts) -

Sounds like a decent enough deal.
 
Christ, those screenshots--I had forgotten how ridiculous those characters look.

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#44 Posted by dankempster (2669 posts) -

As someone who owns a 360 and is interested in playing Gears of War, but doesn't yet own any of the games, this has my attention. Any word on a UK release?

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#45 Posted by gbpackers94 (125 posts) -

I think I'd be better if they did a gears 3 collectors edition with all games. $100 or something.

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#46 Posted by Steveolio (30 posts) -

I already bought gears  for $10, I could see paying $30 for 2 and all the DLC.  Not a bad deal,

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#47 Posted by Tordah (2583 posts) -
@Detrian said:
" I guess "Gears of War- Retarded stunt" ain't as catchy. "
Oh, burn!  
 
It sickens me to see foul and cheap marketing tricks like this.
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#48 Posted by Jayross (2647 posts) -

Wow... so I can play the first gears of war, as well as play some more Gears of War 2 multiplayer?

No thaanksss....

Man, Microsoft is really stinking 2011 up, eh?

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#49 Posted by FireBurger (1559 posts) -

These things should be called Legacy Packs, not Triple Packs. As for its necessity, who cares? No one is making you buy it, let the consumer decide.

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#50 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2233 posts) -

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)...

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