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Marcus In Chains? Now updated – it’s Baird and Cole!


Ooh, look – the (slightly disappointing) third game in the “Gears of War” saga wasn’t the last word on DudeBros in Do-Rags saving the day and kerb-stomping monster men into oblivion.  Funny, I had a feeling that it wouldn’t be.

Eurogamer has a story – inspired by Game Informer’s cover above – which guesstimates a big reveal for a new game in the 360 signature FPS series in next week’s Xbox 360 press conference at E3 .  I’m thinking Kinect support with Baird and Anya dance-off mini-games and a sweet Kart Racing level (like “Joyride”! Only worse!)

See, this whole ‘Appealing to the Normals’ thing is easy…

Updated – Saturday 2 June 2012!

Cole Train, baby – Woo!

The other two “Game Informer” magazine covers have leaked prior to E3’s Monday kick-off and feature Baird and Cole from the other “Gears” games, with the frequently bickering odd couple leading a different squadron in a game said to offer a prequel side-story to the current trilogy.  It’s also supposed to be developed by People Will Fly, who brought you the excellent and underrated SF shooter, Bulletstorm.

The king of the frosted tip, the bard of bad attitude, the one-liner whiner – Damon Baird

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“Gears of War 3” – second DLC announced.

Got your “Gears of War 3” season pass yet?  Me either.  I wasn’t entirely convinced by the promise of the first “Horde Command” add-on (out in November) but the second one – the just-announced “Raam’s Shadow”-  seems like it might be more to my liking.

It's the master of disaster, Sera's Reaper, the Locust with the mostest - General Raam!

A three-hour side-story which lets you play as the antagonist and Torque-bow sponge from the first game, “Raam’s Shadow” also adds 250 sweet cheevos, new protagonists and – be still your hearts – chocolate weapons.

Chocolate weapons?  Toblerone Lancer? Twix Hammerburst? The mind boggles.

It’s due out on December 13th, by which time I might have made some actual progress in ‘Horde‘.  Hope springs, and all that.

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“Gears of War 3” reviews are in…

…from Eurogamer, The Daily Telegraph (!), The Guardian, The Toronto Sun, OXM UK and the man Ryan McCaffrey at OXM US.  Based on 30 reviews, the Metacritic currently stands at a fairly convincing 92 out of 100.


Image via the prodigiously talented FootballMac at the Epic/Gears forum

Bring. It. On.


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