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Maniac and diskreader117 Play Gears of War 3 Beta April 19, 2011

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It’s time for another match of Team Deathmatch on Thrashball.  This time, Maniac is joined by diskreader117 in this video, a person who has not played a single Gears of War game in his life.

The controller switches hands a few times, but you can hear both of our comments.  As you can see, it is EXTREMELY difficult for a person completely unfamilar with Gears of War’s controls to get a handle on this game, and most attacks that will cause death in this game will usually happen instananously, making conventional machine gun attacks impractical.

We still won the game, overall, but that was probably more due to us being matchmade with a better team, and for the fact I made a consious effort to not get killed, since I knew that killing enemies the way I wanted to (with stop and pop) was just not going to happen.

Of course this is still a beta, and the weapons all have time to be tuned before the game ships in September.  If you got a copy of Bulletstorm feel free to join the party and unlock everything you can.  If you had just preordered the game, your codes won’t be active until the 25th.

Gears of War 3 will release September 2011 exclusive to the Xbox 360.


inFamous 2 Beta Codes Being E-mailed April 19, 2011

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If you’re one of the individuals who signed up for the inFamous 2 beta you’ll find out if you’re either very much in luck or not at all, as it seems that the e-mails are being sent out with beta codes as I type this down.

The beta is for the mission editor system, which allows people to create their own missions.  Just how in depth this goes is not quite understood by me, but after I give it a whirl I’ll be sure to post up my thoughts about it.

The beta will run between today and the 6th of May.

inFamous 2 is coming this June exclusive to the Playstation 3.

Gears of War 3 Beta Footage and Comments April 19, 2011

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Hey, at gameXcess we’ve been playing a lot of the Gears of War 3 Beta.  For those of you who don’t have access to it yet, here’s just some preliminary gameplay footage I’ve been able to upload so far.

Here’s a little quick peek at some of the menu screens, showing statistics and what the game considers important for medals, ribbons, and chararacter unlocks.  Now please be aware that unlockables between the beta and the retail game are different, but I don’t think that awards and medals will be changed.

And here’s footage of the first game I played.  Please be aware that I SUCK at my first game.  The reason is becuase I was at first playing a different game than the seasoned reviewers were.  I had thought that the stop and pop gameplay of Gears of War would be enough to defeat your enemies.  I was wrong.  The only way to really get a surefire kill under any circumstances in this beta is to get up close and personal for a one hit kill, with something like a sawed-off shotgun or a instant kill impalement.  (And for the life of me I could not get the chainsaw to work but I’ve always had the problem).  By mid-round I switch to a shotgun and my tactics improve, and my team wins the game.

More footage will probably be coming later.

Gears of War 3 is coming September 2011 exclusive to the Xbox 360.  If you have a copy of Bulletstorm Epic Edition, pop it in and enjoy the beta!