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Gears of War 3 Has Gone Gold!

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Epic Games Executive Producer Rod Fergusson announced today to the staff at Epic Games and the world that Gears of War 3 has gone gold. The arena at headquarters was filled with excited Epic staff members as Rod made the announcement. After the announcement was made, Rod had PR Manager Dana Cowley roll out the cake and he along with Design Director Cliff Bleszinski cut the cake with a Gold Retro Lancer. The cake was a gift from Microsoft. The consensus was the cake was delicious.

Thank you to Epic Games Senior Artist Bill Green who snapped these amazing photographs of the event.

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    • Joey Law

      What does Gone Gold mean?

      • Treyneff

        The disk is ready to ship (and probably is already).
        IT IS DONE!

      • Treyneff

        The disk is ready to ship (and probably is already).
        IT IS DONE!

      • Prodiggy712

        The game’s code has been finalized and is ready to be duplicated for distribution.

      • Swag

        It has sold 500,000 copies already. Pre-order

        • Crasher339

          A little research would’ve told you that you’re way off. They reached 1 million pre-orders a LONG time ago.

          • HaRmFuLsClaN

            No, he means “gone gold” is atleast 500k.

    • Joey Law

      What does Gone Gold mean?

    • Joey Law

      What does Gone Gold mean?

    • Joey Law

      What does Gone Gold mean?

    • Joey Law

      What does Gone Gold mean?

    • MosquitoControl

      Congrats, guys. Can’t wait until the preorder gets here.

    • MosquitoControl

      Congrats, guys. Can’t wait until the preorder gets here.

    • https://twitter.com/AlbertoMMM Alberto Mejía

      Ready for release

    • Nostias

      The Game is ready for production.

      Greetz from Germany!

    • Mangalord

      Oh yeah !! Just 1 month left for the (maybe) best game ever !!

    • twitchie

      Gears 3 for my birthday…Best Birthday Ever

    • Mkthiez02

      Congratulation!!! Very proud of u guys!!! Go EPIC!!!! cannot wait for gears 3 release!!!! :)

    • https://twitter.com/MyosKV MyosKV

      haha! cutting the cake with the retro, gold one too! for occasion obviously 😉 just like mine! 

      looking forward to your game guys! EE collected at midnight GMT, join me!

    • Kat

      Where does one get the shirt that “PR Manager Dana Cowley” was wearing?

    • Kat

      Where does one get the shirt that “PR Manager Dana Cowley” was wearing?

    • Kat

      Where does one get the shirt that “PR Manager Dana Cowley” was wearing?

    • plasmaballs

      it means that the work on the game has finished, and a master copy has been sent out to the duplication plants to be pressed, packaged, and shipped out to consumers

    • plasmaballs

      it means that the work on the game has finished, and a master copy has been sent out to the duplication plants to be pressed, packaged, and shipped out to consumers

    • plasmaballs

      it means that the work on the game has finished, and a master copy has been sent out to the duplication plants to be pressed, packaged, and shipped out to consumers

    • https://twitter.com/alexandriam22 AlexandriaMontgomery

      Hell of a way to cut the cake!!!

    • Joshua Johnson

      1st! J/K – HUGE Congrats on the hard work and love put into this game. I’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor soon. Actually i already have since i played the Beta *Shrugs I can’t wait for the FULL game!

    • Fan1wwe

      It’ll be awesome now that its being duplicated and packaged that they will bring the release date forward.. GAH 20th September cant arrive fast enough!

    • https://twitter.com/mrkdawg33 Kalan

      That is AWESOME!

    • Eddie Barreras

      awesome cake execution XD

    • KillerCroc

      Oh man, so much bromance between Rod and Cliffy in these pics. I kind of hope there’s a scene in gears where Marcus helps Dom impale a locust with the retro for the first time. *Marcus puts hands on Retro from behind Dom*,  “You gotta do it like this, push hard…..Yeah NOW DRIVE IT UP!!!”

      • https://twitter.com/Swift_Dreamer S.wift Victor

        rofl

    • Snow Brigade

      Was really hoping to see Rob put the garter on Cliff :'(

      You guys really bring new meaning to “Involving your fans”.

    • Cabronilla64

      what a beutiful gay couple :)

      • halo fan

        screw u man

    • Kallekiss

      Congrats Epic games! And thank you all for the best game series in years. Can’t wait for the 20th of sept anymore.

    • Marc

      i cant wait for sept 20th i want this game already!!!!

    • Marc

      i cant wait for sept 20th i want this game already!!!!

    • Marc

      i cant wait for sept 20th i want this game already!!!!

    • Marc

      i cant wait for sept 20th i want this game already!!!!

    • Marc

      i cant wait for sept 20th i want this game already!!!!

    • eddie_rb

      september 20th come to me!!! congrats guys 😉

    • eddie_rb

      september 20th come to me!!! congrats guys 😉

    • eddie_rb

      september 20th come to me!!! congrats guys 😉

    • https://twitter.com/tweetythebird1 Raul Hernandez

      FUKIN AWESOMENESS!

    • Ch1lig

      Yummy lol

    • https://twitter.com/tyrvas Tyrol Yome

      Congrats EPIC, cant wait to have my Gears3 home with me.
      To all Happy GearsWeekend

    • Ahmed Hozayen

      Proud of you guys!
      Congrats for the amazing project.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t wait for this, I think I’m more excited for this than my birthday which is 10 days before the launch of Gears 3

    • Anonymous

      I can’t wait for this, I think I’m more excited for this than my birthday which is 10 days before the launch of Gears 3

    • Anonymous

      I can’t wait for this, I think I’m more excited for this than my birthday which is 10 days before the launch of Gears 3

    • ChrisIsTL

      Check out this youtube video, its a song about the retro lancer. Here is the link.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K3yHpvibmo

    • ChrisIsTL

      Check out this youtube video, its a song about the retro lancer. Here is the link.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K3yHpvibmo

    • https://twitter.com/Bigjohn9397 John Wetmore

      Any chance of me getting a job there? I want cake….

    • https://twitter.com/Bigjohn9397 John Wetmore

      Any chance of me getting a job there? I want cake….

    • Arhoyt

      Yeah congrates on going gold Epic Games, and what a way to cut the cake. I am extream;y excited for September 20th, and to be getting my hands on the Epic Edition!!!!!!

    • https://twitter.com/CF3080 Carlos Flanagan

      I knew it! this game looks to be the best 360 game of all time! I have Unreal Tournament III, Gears of war 1 and 2. And now I have have 3 on the way. I for one would love to see some Unreal Tournament III, Gears of War crossover DLC for Gears 3 or may be a new Unreal Tournament with Gears characters.

    • the Tech Dino

      Haha!  Love how Microsoft sends cake for everything.  They sent a cupcake to Mozilla for releasing Firefox 6, and one to Linux people for it’s birthday.

    • X1ll3g4lx

      got a xbox 360 cake on my 30th.  It was an ice cream cake…… eat your heart out microsoft.  money cant buy you everything. your cake sucks. pwnd

    • https://pulse.yahoo.com/_MPPQJSNM3HZZEQV57GEHUZODTI Eric

      I hope I get a omen cake for my birthay Aug 30th! That would be awesome!

    • https://pulse.yahoo.com/_MPPQJSNM3HZZEQV57GEHUZODTI Eric

      I hope I get a omen cake for my birthay Aug 30th! That would be awesome!

    • SPQRapid

      Whay does it mean Gears of war 3 Gone GOLD ?

    • SPQRapid

      Whay does it mean Gears of war 3 Gone GOLD ?

    • Rana_9708

      pardon my ignorance, what is going gold??

    • Jen Stanly

      Where are the pix from the party fri nite ??

    • The JAG

      That rag the cake was on was BA. I want one

    • Fluffy Flying

      this going to be the best birthday present hahah

    • Nazgul24

      Oh man, i love that flag!!!

    • Jaggs

      Look at that flag the cake is sitting on, I want itttttt XD

    • GearHead#1

      Wooo!!!! 16 days till the 3rd part of the best game series in the UNIVERSE releases. Can’t wait Gears is my #1 reason for having an xbox or that I even play games. Congrats

      • SUPR3M3 B3AST

        same reason i got one

    • Jcoutee1980

      Thank You guys for all your hard work ! 

    • Lara

      awesome :)