E3 Swag Bag Giveaway at Unreal Arcade

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The crew over at Unreal Arcade are having a giveaway in honor of  E3 2013, happening this week in LA. You’ll have chances to win a Gears of War 3 Vault, a Razer Onza, Signed Noobz poster and a T-Shirt Bundle. Head over to Unreal Arcade for more information how to win.


Rise of Judgment Launch Event at GCON

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Judgment is almost upon us and Gears Community Online Network (Gearscon) is having a #RiseofJudgment Launch event for the Gears of War Community. Epic Games will be providing Gears of War: Judgment character and weapon skin codes.

Be sure to check here for more info!


GCON: Wingman Buyers Guide for 2013

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Valentines-COGTagsLooking for that perfect gift for your Wingman? Well look no further, GCON has got you covered!

They have gift ideas for your favorite Gears of War fan at all price ranges and styles. Or you could pamper your cute little Gearhead with a nice dinner, a footrest and a new Razer Sabertooth controller to play his or her  favorite game.

No matter your budget, the GCON Wingman Buyers Guide for 2013 has something for you!

Pink Lancers Fight Cancer 2

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By Craig “Craigums” Kaufman

Coming in two very short weeks, Dedicated Servers (Formally GOWCharity) is hosting the 2nd annual Pink Lancers Fight Cancer event, a 24 hour Gears of War marathon benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Last year, Dedicated Servers along with Epic and their pink Lancers raised over $3,000 to benefit Breast Cancer Research and Prevention. This year, we would love to top that amount while continuing to fight breast cancer. The Dedicated Servers crew has expanded Pink Lancers to welcome the Gears of War community, such as The EGFC, GCON, Warhoundz, Epic Games Universe, Gearz and Beers, and many more.

The event starts October 12th (Noon PM EST) till October 13th (Noon PM EST). What should you expect in a 24 hour livestream event? Dedicated Servers will host special guests from the gaming community, play Horde, jump into some random matches, and give away prizes to viewers, as well as people who donate.

If you donate, you will be eligible for our prize raffle, which includes a new Pink Retro Lancer compliments of Epic Games! We will also have prizes you can win from our other sponsors, as well as lots of surprises for those watching. If you want to join in and play Gears, The Epic Games Forum Crew and Gearz and Beers will be hosting lobbies, so make sure to follow https://www.twitch.tv/team/pinklancers for all the livestreams of the event.

For the latest in news about Pink Lancers Fight Cancer, follow @PinkLancers on Twitter, as well as checking out PinkLancersFightCancer.com. You can also Check out the EGFC post on the Epic Games Forums. To make a donation, go to StayClassy.org/PinkLancers2. To watch all the action take place, go to https://www.twitch.tv/team/pinklancers. To see the full list of streamers taking part, go to https://www.twitch.tv/team/pinklancers. Any other questions, tweet it to @PinkLancers.


Gearscon’s PAX Prime Prize Pack Giveaway

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Written by Waldo Kinne, aka WaldoRtk7

PAX Prime starts on Friday August 31st, and Gears Community Online Network (GCON) will be there in full force covering all the Gears of War: Judgment action and all the latest from Epic Games. Also, just like PAX East, we’ll be doing something for those who aren’t able to attend PAX Prime. We’ll giving away some very awesome and rare swag we’ve collected from our travels this year, including a signed Gears of War Board Game by the developers. If that isn’t incentive enough, we’ve also pack a few other choice items inside such as a Chicks Dig The Baird T-shirt, COG Tags, Lambency Stickers, & Gears of War Art Book.

If you are lucky enough to attend PAX Prime, we’ll have some extra swag to give away if you are able to find us out on the show floor. Though be warned, our supplies will be limited! Below are the people to look for at PAX Prime and make sure if you see any of us to say hello and maybe snap a picture! We’ll be retweeting all the images that are sent to the Gearscon Twitter, so if you find some awesome Gears of War action somewhere at the convention make sure to let us know!

@XOcookiesXO   @WaldoRtk7   @_FelicityRy

Epic Gamer of the Month: Waldo Kinne

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Gears of War superfan, GCON member and Epic Gamer Waldo Kinne was flagged down at San Diego Comic Con by G4TV’s Jessica Chobot. Jessica asked if he would get a Gears of War tattoo so Epic Games Director of Production Rod Fergusson would announce the release date of Gears of War: Judgment. Being the fan that he is, Waldo said, “Hell Yeah!”  Tattoo artist Steve Soto, aka “Mister Cartoon” inked the design at Tribal Gear’s HQ.

We want to thank Waldo for being such an outstanding member of the Epic Games community and have chosen him as the Epic Gamer of the month. We will be sending Waldo his choice of a Gears of War 3 Team Metal Lancer, Gears of War 3 Electric Green Lancer or Gears of War 3 Deadly Cute Lancer and an Epic Games swag bag.

Gears of War 3 Lancer

Thank you Waldo!

If you would like to see your content posted on our community site, Facebook page and twitter, check out the Epic Gamers forum. Who knows, you could be our next Epic Gamer of the month! There you can post your tutorial videos, cosplays, fan art and fiction, anything you would like to share with the community. For more information, check out this welcome post.

GCON: Gears of War Montage Contest Entries Posted

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Gears of War 3 Mercy MapGCON‘s Edge of Sera Montage Contest is in full swing and the top ten videos have been posted! Members of the community will vote for their three favorite entries. The first place winner will receive a Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Headset and runners up will receive a Razer Onza Tournament Edition Controller.

The contest runs through August 10th, 2012 at 5 PM EST. At that time, the montage with the most votes will be selected as winner. Be sure to to vote for your favorites!

Epic Gamer E3 Experiences

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This year a few of our Epic Gamers got to attend E3 with Epic Games!  E3 is usually for press and industry people only, so this was a rare and fun opportunity for gamers to get hands-on with never-before-seen new games.  Tim Fangon (@arukun14) and Matt Arnold (@GearsGator) took a moment to share their E3 2012 experience with all of us!

Tim Fangon E3 2012 Epic GamerTim F:  “E3 2012 was my second expo, and the experience was no doubt, a blast. The expo was filled with excitement for the upcoming video games, titles, and opportunities for manufacturers to show off their new stuff. Aliens, Borderlands 2 and Gears: Judgment are just some of the games I had a chance to play. OverRun was great; I was able to finish a round for the team in about 1:22 with a Wretch slapping the opposing team’s generator.

While the games were awesome, the best part of E3 was meeting up with people. It was great to see Rod Fergusson, Quinn DelHoyo, and Dana Cowley again, just to name a few.  I met up with the GCON crew, who are obviously great people who show passion in the Gears franchise. I finally met Natalie (PixelK1tty), the one and only awesome cosplayer from Epic Games, and Maury Mountain, Senior Artist at Epic and got the chance to hang out at the Epic Games meeting room. I was able to have a quick chat with Maury, and have some time to try out the demo for the upcoming Infinity Blade: Dungeons.

Was the whole experience awesome? Yes, indeed it was.”

GearsGator Matt Arnold Epic Gamer E3 2012Matt A:  “My E3 2012 experience with the GearsCon crew was certainly a memorable one. From the very first time viewing the outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center to the last few rushed moments walking around the crowded show floor, this past Electronic Entertainment Expo was a blast. Although I was not able to play all of the games being shown off due to lengthy lines, I did receive the opportunity to get my hands on Gears of War: Judgment, Infinity Blade: Dungeons, Aliens: Colonial Marines and a few other exciting titles.

Playing as a Scout in the new Gears Judgment multiplayer mode, OverRun was thrilling and I am eager to play the full game when it is released next year. Beyond just taking in the engrossing sights and sounds of the impressive exhibition hall, making connections with numerous developers from Gearbox, Epic and 343, as well as other industry affiliates, was another aspect of the 3-day convention that I thoroughly enjoyed. My first E3 experience was excellent and I can’t wait until the next one! ”

Thank you to Tim and Matt for taking the time to share the E3 fun!  Check out these awesome photos of our Epic Gamers at the show:


GCON: Gears of War Montage Contest

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The Edge of Sera Montage Contest

The Edge of Sera Montage ContestDo you create montage videos for Gears of War? The staff at GCON are gathering the top ten montages for their Edge of Sera Montage Contest. Once they have the top ten, they will be asking the community to vote on the winner.

The grand-prize winner will receive a Razer Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Headset and two runners-up will receive Razer Onza Tournament Edition Controllers.

To submit your montage to enter the Edge of Sera Montage Contest head to GCON and leave a comment with a link to your video. Good luck to everyone! We can’t wait to see your videos! All submission must be in by July 15th at 11:59 PM EST.


GCON: COG Vengeance Tournament

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COG VengeanceHello everyone this is Lauren from Team Epic Gamers.

This weekend is Cities of Gears (COG) Vengeance Tournament in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the competitive and ESports scene has been growing, so has the demand for Gears of War 3. Vengeance is open to anyone who wants to participate in either our 4 vs 4 or our 2 vs 2 brackets.

If you are just finding out about this event and would like to participate, team passes can be purchased at the door.  The entire event will be streamed live on twitch.tv/gearscon with codes and prize giveaways. Make sure to watch and try to win some prizes from our sponsors Project Triforce, Twitch.Tv, Squid Grip, & Wired Combat!

If you would like more information you can find it HERE.


May 19th

  • Team Passes are now only available at the door!
  • Please register your team between 8:00 and 9:00 AM EST
  • Team Check in begins 9:00 AM EST on May 19th
  • 4v4 Tournament Begins: 10:00 AM EST on May 19th


May 20th

  • 2v2 at door registration begins 9:00 AM EST on May 20th
  • 4v4 Tournament begins 10:00 AM EST
  • 2v2 at the door registration ends 11:00 AM EST
  • 2v2 Tournament begins at 12:00 PM EST
  • Tournament end around 8:00 PM EST

You can view the live stream at www.twitch.tv/gearscon

We will also be handing out DLC Codes!