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Gears of War 3 pre-orders top 1m

Beta played by more than 1.27 million Xbox 360 gamers

Pre-orders for Epic's Xbox 360 exclusive Gears of War 3 have passed one million, faster than any previous title for the system.

And according to the developer, more than 1.29 million users have played the beta, ahead of the games full release in September.

"While the beta was a fun way to give players an early taste of our game, it also provided us with invaluable feedback to help us refine and polish Gears of War 3 to ensure it's truly the culmination of the trilogy we promised to the fans," said Cliff Blesinzki, design director at Epic.

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Latest comments (2)

Barrie Tingle Live Producer, Maxis5 years ago
I actually cancelled my pre-order of the Epic Edition after the Beta. Was already a "roll and shotgun" game when I first got to try it out and it didn't change in any game I joined.
Will get GoW3 but SP and Co-op is as far as I'll get with it and I'll get the standard version.
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Andrew Goodchild Studying development, Train2Game5 years ago
I need to add my name to the preorder list:D loved what I played of the beta. But the bits Barrie didn't like probably appeal to me, as I hate games where it's all sniping, I like roll and shotgun:D I'm still lousy, but not as lousy.
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