35 Comments
Posted by wumbo3000

Yay gears!

Posted by zombie2011

Just bought this.

Posted by uglykitten

Closest I've gotten. :(

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

If I spend all my money on the season pass....and not have anything left for the actual map packs anyway...is it really worth it? o.O

Posted by tourgen

meh no thanks

Posted by gerp

awesome just bought the season pass

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Posted by afrokola

I just played 500 waves of Horde this past weekend for charity, but god damn it I wanna play this!

Posted by Scodiac

@Mr. Kamikaze: When you buy the season pass you're buying the map packs. You're putting down the money up front and it's costing you 30% less. When they come out all you have to do is download them.

Posted by newmania

This is a 1.42MB unlock code. Just picked it up today via season's pass. Nothing unusual in this day and age but I expect more from Epic. I guess RAAM's Shadow and all of the upcoming versus content is on the disc as well.

Posted by TimmyChaw

We got your back like a butt crack!

Posted by allgrinzz

Got your back like a butt crack... I'm down...

Posted by Rudy

Apparently some of the maps from this Horde pack will be free on Thanksgiving day, Nov 24th for Versus play. Interesting...

Posted by EndrzGame

God I love me some Gears. Picked this up a couple hours ago. Good stuff!

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

That IS damn thrifty.

Posted by I_smell

@Mr. Kamikaze said:

If I spend all my money on the season pass....and not have anything left for the actual map packs anyway...is it really worth it? o.O

Wha-- the Season Pass gives you all the DLC from now until like halfway through next year.

The Season Pass IS all that stuff.

Posted by I_smell

Playin as Dizzy erry day, screw people who play as Carmine.

Posted by Thundermunch

@I_smell said:

@Mr. Kamikaze said:

If I spend all my money on the season pass....and not have anything left for the actual map packs anyway...is it really worth it? o.O

Wha-- the Season Pass gives you all the DLC from now until like halfway through next year.

The Season Pass IS all that stuff.

Did you not watch the video til the end? The season pass only saves you 33% on all the 4 dlc packs planned!

Posted by SuperWristBands

@newmania said:

This is a 1.42MB unlock code. Just picked it up today via season's pass. Nothing unusual in this day and age but I expect more from Epic. I guess RAAM's Shadow and all of the upcoming versus content is on the disc as well.

God damn, I hope the rest of that shit isn't on the disc. That just makes me unhappy.

Pay $60 for the game and lock out $45* worth of content so they can pay us later.

*I'm assuming that's how much the pass costs, I honestly don't know.

Posted by DougQuaid

Dizzy, die in a fucking fire please.

Edited by Scodiac

@Thundermunch: No, he's right. Buying the season pass is like buying all 4 of the planned map packs at once except you're paying for them in advance and it costs 33% less than if you bought them individually when they came out. It's not like like buying a coupon that gets you 33% off each pack when they come out.

@SuperWristBands: It's $30 bucks. If all the content is on the disk it'll sting a little heh.

Posted by I_smell

@Thundermunch:

The Season Pass is a bundle of all the DLCs that's 33% cheaper than buying them all seperately.

Posted by Afroman269

Fuuuuck. Completely forgot this came out today and I left my 360 downstairs. Fuck it, I'll play it tomorrow cuz Uncharted 3 has my attention at the moment.

Posted by W4TSON
@Mr. Kamikaze Your initial investment for the Season Pass pays for all of the map packs automatically. Plus you get them for like 30% cheaper. So hell yes, it's worth it!
Posted by TheSouthernDandy

There's some pretty awesome content in this pack. If the rest of the packs are this great that seasons pass is lookin miiiighty tempting.

Posted by Sauson

I fuckin' love Dizzy

Posted by Karandras

@DougQuaid said:

Dizzy, die in a fucking fire please.

:O Wash your mouth out with Imulsion! Dizzy is adorable!

Posted by Masha2932
@SuperWristBands said:

@newmania said:

This is a 1.42MB unlock code. Just picked it up today via season's pass. Nothing unusual in this day and age but I expect more from Epic. I guess RAAM's Shadow and all of the upcoming versus content is on the disc as well.

God damn, I hope the rest of that shit isn't on the disc. That just makes me unhappy.

Pay $60 for the game and lock out $45* worth of content so they can pay us later.

*I'm assuming that's how much the pass costs, I honestly don't know.

I don't get what the problem with on-disc DLC is. On-disc DLC reduces your download times so you can get the content faster.Secondly, it saves the developers costs on the XBLA store. Also gears 3 was one of the best value for money $60 game, with a lengthy single-player campaign, co-op and numerous multiplayer modes so it's not like they locked out $45 dollars worth of content. It is an add on.
Edited by TopCat88

I think the general idea is that if the content was completed and available when the game was released then it should be playable from day one. DLC should be additional content that has been created since the game was originally released in order to prolong the life of the game. Not parts of the original game that have been locked out unless more money is put up.

Posted by Masha2932
@TopCat88 said:

I think the general idea is that if the content was completed and available when the game was released then it should be playable from day one. DLC should be additional content that has been created since the game was originally released in order to prolong the life of the game. Not parts of the original game that have been locked out unless more money is put up.

That is an unrealistic expectation especially in today's gaming market. Most games are developed with DLC in mind from the start, with resources split accordingly. I believe it's hard to argue that content was 'locked out' of Gears 3, It had a campaign of significant length and a suite of multiplayer modes. 
 
Yes Epic games is a business and yes they will make money with this DLC packs but DLC can be a great addition to a game and I think Epic already gave us a good $60 game and this pack and the ones coming later help to extend the longevity of an already lengthy game.  Compared to other games I believe they've done a decent job.
Edited by Sammo21

@Scodiac: Not just map packs, almost anything they put out that is significant DLC (aka, not useless weapon skins). We also get any single player DLC they release in that time frame too. Also, all the content isn't on the disc...I think just this is and not everything is on the disc yet (aka maps) but the skins are.

Posted by Thiago123

@Thundermunch: So if you were going to buy the DLC anyway, I guess saving $ is not your thing? You make no sense. I did get the Season Pass for $30, and they announced a savings of 33%...so that means 4 packs at $10 each. But RAAM's shadow has already been announced at $15. So, either we would be saving even more, or one pack is scheduled to be regularly priced at $5. Hopefully that just means a great value rather than an insignificant pack of weapon skins. Then again, the season pass described packs as being released each quarter and we already have 2 coming out on back to back months.

Posted by Thiago123

Dizzy's lines leave no doubt that Epic is based in NC. AAAW SHIT SON

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

So, this is on the disc, right? Kinda fuckin filthy, all of the new features'd be pretty cool, and shouldn't be held back by money. If you could get it on the disc and charge more for it, you're doing a filthy thing. Fucking disgusting. Epic is really not going in good directions. I loved Gears 3, and was really looking forward to this. No way in fuckin hell am I going to pay 10 bucks for on disc ANYTHING.

Posted by Thundermunch

@I_smell: Ah sorry, that's good then just thought it was profiteering again like the weapon skins

Posted by MeatSim

I need a cookie and a juice box right now.