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Quick Look: Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta

The blood of a million of beta codes shall grease the Gears of War.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Apr. 15 2011

Cast: Jeff, Ryan

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

Gears of War 3

239 Comments

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Damn fine.

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I love me some Gears of War. Too bad I'm not interested in the MP.

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Edited By leejunfan83

guns why doesn't somebody pull out a .45 and bang settle it 

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can't wait to play it


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i just sold my copy of bulletstorm, i realised i only want gears for the singleplayer

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Looks a lot like Gears of War.

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Edited By RobotHamster

I kinda wish I got into the beta but I can wait until it's released.  I don't want to but live since I really won't use it until then.

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This video only makes me more excited for the single player. I can't stand the multiplayer of Gears, even with the benefit of dedicated servers.

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The previous Gears multiplayer became too repetitive for me - same maps, same players, same tactics. At least Horde mode was innovative (in its own way). Bulletstorm was atrociously over-rated (Serious Sam on steroids) but may be worth it for the beta goodies.

Hopefully, they will introduce some new dynamics because playing the game for a fantastic and deep singleplayer story is asking a lot for your money.
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Alright I'm on the fence with this game, time to press play and hope to be impressed!..

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You know what I love about GB? You always post a nice Quick Look just as I'm about to have lunch in front of my PC. I can put the video in one screen and surf the web on the other one while I'm having some tasty rice* for lunch. I love you, guys :)


Also, I should get GoW2 for 360. I played the first one on PC with a friend and it was awesome, though a bit short.

*Not affiliated with Zojirushi. All rights reserved.
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I want this NOW.

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Edited By 234r2we232

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...
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Edited By fooflighter737

Yep that Gears 3 all right, looks okay I guess...never was a MP fan of the series

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Haha at 24:15 when the body slides down, and the battlefield is just littered with bodies on fire.... Looks awesome!

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Onnnnnyaa

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Looks pretty awesome

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I hope that those that do take part in this play the shit out of this beta so the final product can come out great. 


i wont be participating in the beta due to the fact that ive always been more interested in the campaign and have always had a rough experience with the multiplayer. with that said, this quick look has piqued my interest in the multiplayer aspect of this game. epic seems to be on the ball this time.  
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@sofacitysweetheart: We can always count on you for the bitterest of comments. Every time.
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Man.. Jeff USE THE SHOTGUN FOR CHRIST SAKE. Haha, this is tough to watch.


Game looks nice though.
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Looks good

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@RoyCampbell said:
" @sofacitysweetheart: We can always count on you for the bitterest of comments. Every time. "
You're so sweet :)
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@sofacitysweetheart: The delicious contrast of bitter and sweet is killing me.
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Jeff sucks at playing

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It'd be cool if the Bulletstorm players get to play with the grapple beam in the MP. 
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So you're telling me, that this won't be available, for PS3?!

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So cool when Jeff chainsawed those 2 guys xD. CRAZY!

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Looks like they have fixed the shotgun spread

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"Everything must go.... TO HELL"

God damn it Ryan.

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@sofacitysweetheart I wouldn't call preordering gears, jumping through hoops. I don't like preordering games but I made an exception. I put down 5 bucks and got a beta code. That's it.

As someone who played way more gears 1 and 2 multiplayer than I probably should have, I cant wait for this!
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*drools*

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when this out bulletstorm code when?

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I got bored because of how similar this looks, but then the bit of King of Hill stuff and Jeff owning with 2 chainsaw kills was entertaining.

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Not only did I love Bulletstorm, but I also get access to the Gears 3 beta starting next week! Can't wait.

 @blacklabeldomm: April 18 duder

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Gonna be a lame multiplayer game if it's just required to use the shotgun to compete.

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@29:25 when Jeff respawns you can see the current version of the Unreal Engine texture pop-in.  At least its smoother!

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Is it just me, or is Gears of War the Madden of shooters?  Yay for minor updates to visuals, gameplay, etc. for the price of a full game and all that, but I think 'll take something, you know, new.  And not as brown.  And without that asshole CliffyB associated with it.

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WHAAAT!?

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Yup, now I remember why I dislike bullet sponge games like this and Halo so much.

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The shotgun is the only gun you are supposed to use in gears multiplayer.

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Is this the first gears with iron sights?  Don't remember them being in the other games.

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I can't believe how slow the characters move in GoW...

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Shipping crate?

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You'd think they could work up more than a light jog when their life is on the line.

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Edited By ALavaPenguin

I am a bit more interested in this game's multiplayer.  That second map they show looks like it might actually for once be a map where you don't just run around with the shotgun like in every other single gears of war multiplayer match ever.  Man I hated gears maps cause they are all just mega close maps where half the time any ranged weapon is near useless.  


Eh but let's face it people are just going to "bunny roll" around all day with shotguns on about every single map and the multiplayer is going to be lame in that way haha.  Hopefully I am wrong.
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Every kill on Jeff for the first 15 minutes is via shotgun.

There's something inherently wrong with that.

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29:30 to 30:00 is pretty much what makes Gears mp worth playing.

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The graphics really look great. Love the lighting and textures :)

I might be wrong, but I think the movement looks a little less clunky.
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Glad to see the MP is still the exact same shit.

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Ooooo I like....