I recently won a copy from Gouki.com and thought I'ld share my experience with you.
First off I want to say thanks to Gouki.com for hooking me up with Gears of War 3. Best Jimmy of the Month prize yet. I also got Infinite Undiscovery but haven't tried it yet.
When the game arrived it went straight into my Xbox 360 and stayed there until I finished the story. I found it hard to turn off the game some nights. As the story unfolds you get some big surprises and you can't help but to want to see it through. In particular Act 3 ends with a big theatrical bang. The musical score fits perfectly as the cut scenes roll. Even the graphics are top notch.
While you play through the story mode the experience is so complete you are drawn into a story that puts many of the recent movies to shame. When compared to most of the FPS genre Gears of War 3 stands out. That just makes it obvious how games like Call of Madden, I mean Call of Duty, have a long way to go.
Your basic controls will feel natural if you have any other FPS experience. You have a nice selection of weapons to choose from. Everything from shotguns, sniper rifles, bows, to the occasional rail gun. You really aren't missing anything. And having grenades, a pistol, and two other weapon slots gives you some options. Throw in some up close executions and again you pass the standard.
They also give you the basic versus mode, kind of self explanatory I hope, that lets you have other players or bots. Horde mode puts you up against wave after wave of Locust. You get to make a base, set up defenses, and decoys. As you play you earn money to buy all this and later on you get new options. And then there is Beast mode, you as the Locust . You have a few to choose from at the start and the further you get the more choices you have. You get a time limit to kill off the Stranded, regular humans with weapons, and the COG, the guys you plays as in story mode.
Overall a very enjoyable game and a definite buy it. And even better when you can win it from a site like Gouki.com.
Gears of War is one of my favorite series. Cliffy B is the man. If I ever get to speak to the man I will ask him if there will be a fourth Gerars. Meanwhile, here is my review of Gears of War 3.
By: goukijones Oct 6, 2011 | 3 Comments
When GoukiJones plays Gears of War 3 he uses the Sawed-off Shotgun. This shotgun works most effectively right up on the enemy. So after 1 blast, he double taps RB to jam it right away. Is that faster than doing an active reload? Check out the video.
By: goukijones Oct 1, 2011 | 5 Comments
Exclusive Video: Team Gouki puttin' Jimmys down online in Gears of War 3. Featuring: Blazemanx, hoho23 AKA StaticX2552, his nub ass brotha SpiderNinjaNuab, BatRastered and myself GoukiJones.
These clips are from the very first day of multiplayer. Thanks for the party Jimmys.
Song: Under the Sun
Artist: Dan Buchanan
By: BatRastered Jun 16, 2011 | 6 Comments
Team Gouki got a chance to play the new and improved GoW3 horde mode at Microsoft's E3 2011 booth. -Updated- FnJimmy's official take on horde mode video
E3 day 3, FnJimmy and I bolted at the opening striaght to the Gears of War demo. As we were standing in line, the Microsoft guys were passing around these giant cards of what to expect in the new Horde mode.
Check out FnJimmy's quick iPhone grab of the card:
If you can't read that (good luck) here's what we saw and played...
You start off by selecting an area to defend, we started in the hotel lobby. There are a bunch of glowing spots where you can set up fortifications such as barbed wire, turrets, and decoys. These slow down or even take out Locust as they try to make their way into the lobby, making them easy pickings for you. These fortifications aren't free, however. You need cash to set them up. You start off with a limited amount of cash, but you rack it up by killing enemies and completing any bonus objectives that pop up (these will require you to leave the relative safety of the fortified area usually, so watch out). In between rounds, you can purchase new fortifications, repair old ones, and get new weapons. Every 10th round is a boss wave... we had to fight this thing.
Unfortunately, you can't just lay down fortifications where you want, Gears has spots chosen for you. It's ok, but I expected a little better from the game that started this horde mode craze. Still, it's a lot of fun to build up your defenses and rail a bunch of Locust, especially when the big baddies come along.
We still haven't got a chance to see the campaign yet, but we did see the new limited edition Xbox 360 (with custom sounds!). Check this bad boy out...
Yeah... that's pretty sweet. I think it looks better than the Halo Reach edition. (We here at Gouki.com are especially fond of the red & black color scheme.)
Gears of War 3 and the Limited edition GoW3 console release Sep 20, 2011
Gears of War 3 trailer. "Lets finish this!"
US version from the official Xbox YouTube Channel.
So what are your thoughts, I enjoy playing the Gears of War campaigns and I'm looking forward to this one. Just try to keep me out of giant worms Cliffy B. Thanks.
By: Cinderkin May 23, 2011 | 7 Comments
Gamestop is taking pre-orders for a Replica of the Retro Lancer weapon from Gears of War 3. Check the details to find out how you can get a $20 discount on it.
Dubbed the Retro Lancer during the Lambent Invasion, the Pendulum Wars Lancer Assault Rifle was the preceding model to the Lancer Assault Rifle. Used primarily in the Pendulum Wars as the COG soldier’s primary choice weapon, it was abandoned about a year after Emergence Day because the weapon was ineffective to the Locust Horde’s fighting tactics. However, following the Sinking of Jacinto when supplies started becoming sparse, the Retro Lancer started cropping up in fighting forces once again.
The NECA Retro Lancer replica will cost you $99.99 on its own or $20 off with the Gears of War 3 standard, Collector's and Epic Editions. Gears of War 3 is out on 20th September, 2011. Details:
- Created from the actual 3D data used by Epic Games in the Gears of War 3 video game
- Over 3.5 Feet in Length
- Trigger Activates Machine Gun Sound Effect
- Hand Painted with weathered and battle worn detail
Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
There's a longer description on YouTube then you would expect for a 12 sec videos. Don't be a Jimmy! It's Gears Jimmy! It's Cliffy B and it's coming this fall!
Assemble your squad and brace yourself for a stunning look at the most anticipated blockbuster of the year, as a new trailer for "Gears of War 3" premieres next Saturday, May 28 during two of the world's biggest sporting events of the month.
This action-packed trailer offers a riveting look at the epic-scale campaign in the "Gears of War" trilogy finale, and debuts on May 28 during the Champions League Final Match at approximately 9:45 p.m. GMT around the world, and during Game 6 of the NBA Playoffs on TNT in the U.S.
Laced with explosive new gameplay, the pulse-pounding trailer offers a gripping preview of the enthralling cinematic story in "Gears of War 3," as Marcus Fenix and his brothers-in-arms wage a desperate two-front war against the Locust and Lambent menace to save humanity.
The spectacular conclusion to one of the most celebrated sagas in video games, "Gears of War 3" has already surpassed one million pre-orders worldwide, making it the fastest pre-selling Xbox exclusives in the history of the platform. As further testament to the immense anticipation surrounding the game, more than one million players participated in the "Gears of War 3" multiplayer beta this spring, helping refine and polish the hotly anticipated juggernaut.
World Premiere "Gears of War 3" Campaign Trailer Teaser
This is a board game based on the Gears of War series. I'm freaking serious.
The games being made by Fantasy Flight Games, who've apparently made board games out of Civilisation, BattleStar Galactica, and StarCraft, so they presumably know what they're doing (I wouldn't know, I would never play those).
What gets me though, is that it says "This fully cooperative design by Corey Konieczka pits 1–4 players against a cunning and relentless foe, and is based on the wildly popular series of third-person shooters by Epic Game." Who the fuck is going to play cooperatively by themselves. It boggles the mind.
The games been in development for about three years now. It looks like it was based on the first one but in this picture you can see a Kantus figurine from the second game.
By: fnjimmy May 18, 2011 | 8 Comments
Everyone knows FnJimmys skills are unmatched. This spectacular montage is nothing but pure PWNing of the Gears of War 3 beta. Leave a message if you date challenge FnJimmy.
I know some of you peoples want to play me on the consoles. You know I will destroy you at any game. Please stop sending friend requests to The FnJimmyz on Xbox LIVE or TheFnJimmyz on PSN. PSN is broke. I only play money matches, so have your Paypal account ready. Challenge me if you date.
My Gears of War 3 Beta Montage
By: Phresh May 17, 2011 | 8 Comments
If you give Epic your thoughts on the Gears 3 Beta, you could possibly win a free shirt.
If you go here, you can leave a comment about how you felt about the beta. I couldn't get the link to work cause I think it's been overloaded. Here's the closest I can get you. There's 3 t-shirts up for grabs and they say theres more oppurtunities for more. There's also over 1900 comments on their page now as of this posting.
The shirts based on Cole's Jersey and it's free to enter so why not? And honestly, I don't think you have to prove you even played the beta in the first place.
By: iorilamia May 16, 2011 | 8 Comments
Want to see what cool swag you get for Gears of War 3 Limited and Epic Edition?
LIMITED EDITION: $79.99
- Octus Award Box and a to-scale zinc Octus Service Medal.
- Exclusive Adam Fenix multiplayer character. The code for the download is engraved on the service medal.
- A fabric COG flag.
- Adam Fenix's personal effects -- his "Last Will & Testament", Hammer of Dawn schematics, and Fenix family mementos.
EPIC EDITION: $149.99
- Marcus Fenix statue -- PVC. 11.2"
- Art and Design of Gears of War book
- Infected Open Weapon Pack -- special skins for Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Gnasher, Sawed-off Shotgun.
- Everything from the Limited Edition -- Award Box, Medal, COG Flag, Adam Fenix, Adam Fenix's personal effects.
Special Amazon Offer: $20 coupon with purchase of GOW3
Gears fans, do these bonuses feel worth the extra cash? Limited edition definately sounds good enough for the price but the chunk of extra cash to get "Epic" edition for a little statue, art book and gun-skins doesn't feel right. Will you be getting just the game, any of these special editions or not getting any? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions.
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