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Gears of War 3 beta footage: Who wants to see a Locust get his head kicked into stew?

All of you? Good. You never let me down, internet, you never let me down. Well maybe not quite "never". Last night was a complete write-off. But yeah, except in the case of overly-hyperbolous labelling on eastern European video torrents, you never let me down.

You know what else isn't a let-down? This preview video of Gears of War 3's multiplayer component. New executions, new melee tactics, new weapons, new gadgets. It's basically a total winner, and you should watch it ASAP.

Unlike that torrent. Seriously, it wasn't even real snuff. Totally faked. Obvious.

Favourite bits? I love the utter detonation of that Locust's head with the digger-launcher execution at the beginning. That Arkham Asylum-style tac-com view is sweet as well. And Anya's mantle-melee/knee-cap/hopper grenade tag combo is an amazing run of meaty mess-making, In fact all of it's brilliant. I want it now. The beta test start-date of April the 25th is now a great big filthy tease. But unlike last night, it's one that might actually deliver. You looking forward to it?

March 31st, 2011

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13 comments

  • OddWoN ER - April 1, 2011 12:10 a.m.

    wooo!!! finally im excited for this!
  • Mamudo - March 31, 2011 11:24 p.m.

    @JADENkOTOR Thaks for that info. The double barrel shotgun is devastating up close. If you miss you're screwed but it can potentially kill 3 enemies in one-shot. And does anyone know how you can avoid a digger?
  • p0wnd - March 31, 2011 8:49 p.m.

    @Lando81: Gears-----Bug like aliens(grubs), Processing humans, Save your crew Mass Effect 2----- Oh fuck it the story is the same as a fraction of Gears Going to have a 3 year old say," Your wrong cuz Mass Effect had storiez even though I just jumped on the bandwagon for the second game." But on the concept, GEARS IS SLOWING DOWN, Gears 1 was 10x faster and harder than Gears 3, and 100x the man.
  • Lando81 - March 31, 2011 7:52 p.m.

    @SalamanderJesus Wait WHAT? Mass Effect 2 was interesting and kept me motivated through out. Gears of War 2 was forgettable to say the least.
  • JADENkOTOR - March 31, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    @ Mamundo: You don't have to have a spotter but its a good idea because there is a giant laser on the one-shot that other players can spot from anywhere on the map... Cliff B talked about this in a preview about a month ago... He made it very clear that there disadvantages built in to every weapon to to keep the game balanced. The shotgun is also the most powerful gun in the game... This is balanced out by its short range and ridiculously long reload time. If you miss your first shot with it you are fucked.
  • Mamudo - March 31, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    @Secret1nvasion I believe that spotting a feature in multi-player and I don't think it's needed to use the one-shot weapon. Also, how the hell can you avid a digger?
  • SalamanderJesus - March 31, 2011 6:08 p.m.

    @Secret1nvasion Gears of War 2s campaign was awesome. So awesome that Mass Effect 2 had to rip it off. And lets not forget WHO WANTS TOAST???
  • Secret1nvasion - March 31, 2011 5:49 p.m.

    @Mamudo If you listen to the narrator he says that you need a team mate working in tandem with you to use it. It sounds like one player has tag the target and then the other has to make the shot, almost like a laser guided missile. These games always *look* impressive, but is the story gonna be crap like Gears 2?
  • JuliePeesgood - March 31, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    Wow that chick using the meat-shield-grenade looked pretty sweet!
  • Mamudo - March 31, 2011 4:06 p.m.

    The one-shot is bullshit.
  • ThatSkinnyGuy - March 31, 2011 11:59 a.m.

    Looking better than ever. Will be getting all up in this when the Bulletstorm early beta goes live on the 18th (yay!).
  • TheWhitestMexican - March 31, 2011 11:52 a.m.

    I like my Gears the way I like my salsa... EXTRA CHUNKY.
  • livinginlyoko - March 31, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    I watched the video, then showed it to a friend, a joint decision of awesome was agreed.

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