Gears of War: Judgment Master at Arms Tournament

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grindesportsJoin The Grind eSports Saturday June 1st for their Gears of War: Judgment Master at Arms “Do You Even Lift?” Tournament. There will be cash prizes and DLC codes provided by Epic Games. The tournament will be streamed live at For all the rules and information how to enter, please visit


The Matches:

Master At Arms
• Single Elimination
• Goal Score: 20
• Number of Bots: 0
• Map Selection: R1 Boneyard, R2 Haven, R3 Blood Drive, R4 Streets

The Grind Contact Info:

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Gears of War 3 Tournament – Deadline to Enter Soon!

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DBNODon’t miss “The Grind – DBNO Gears of War 3 –  4v4 Tournament,” Saturday March 2nd from 4:00 PM EST and Sunday March 3rd from 4:00 PM EST.

SIGN UP: Please contact The Grind on twitter (@TheGrindEsports) or on Xbox Live (GT: Hek7iC) to sign up your team and get more information how to enter. Don’t forget to include your team name, the correct gamertag of ALL team members and one sub.

Cash prizes will be awarded as well as prizes provided by Epic Games.


To view the bracket, check HERE.

The Carolina Game Summit Returns With Gears 3 and UT3 Brackets!

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GoW3The folks at the Carolina Games Summit have partnered with to bring gaming fans a fun and engaging experience for this year’s tournaments.

Along with a team channel, they will also have three other streams running during the event. Tournaments will include a Gears of War 3 4v4 and an Unreal Tournament 3 FFA bracket. Epic Games has provided the summit with some prizes for the events.

World Record holder for Madden ’09 and Super Mario Bros., Patrick Scott Patterson and Actress/Model Rachel Lara will be hosting the awards show at the end of the evening.

The summit will be held at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC this Saturday February 2nd from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM EST. Click HERE for directions to the event!

Gears of War 3 Registration

Unreal Tournament 3 Registration|

Gears of War 3 Brackets, Rules, and Livestream Link, plus current registered participant list:

Unreal Tournament 3Brackets, Rules, and Livestream Link:

Gears Weekend: King of the Gnasher and 4x XP

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Gears Of War3 KOTHThe #GearsWeekend event is now live!  This week we have the King of the Gnasher playlist; King of the Hill with one round and the score limit is 210. Your loadout will be a Gnasher and Snub. We’ve also upped the XP to 4x!

Let us know what you think! For fans on Twitter, join in on the Gears of War 3 and King of the Gnasher conversation by using the hashtag #GearsWeekend.

Unboxing The Art of Gears of War 3: Folio Edition

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The Art of Gears of War 3Did you ever wonder what the Folio Edition of “The Art of Gears of War 3” looked like up-close and personal?

Well here’s your chance. One of our Facebook fans known as “Pastor” posted a great unboxing video on his youtube channel. He shows of the book using music from Gears of War 3 and has some excellent close-ups of the book and included materials.



“The Art of Gears of War 3” comes in three editions with a variety of price ranges. If you’re interested, you can visit the Ballistic Publishing website for purchasing options. Thank you to Pastor for the great video!

The Twelve Days of Gearsmas – 2012

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It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating the season of Gearsmas. Once again this year, we will be having twelve days of fun events in Gears of War 3 and we will also be randomly awarding the fans with Gears of War and Epic Swag! We have an Epic Edition, a Retro Lancer, a Gears of War board game and much, much more!

The events start tomorrow morning. Last year’s events were so popular, we’re going to do it all again. Events are subject to change without notice.

We hope you all have a safe, happy and wonderful Holiday Season!

  • Day 1- Fortifications for Free (First upgrade is free)
  • Day 2- No Team Love
  • Day 3- Much Bigger Heads
  • Day 4- 4 Squawking Birds
  • Day 5- Beasts on the cheap
  • Day 6- 6 Boomers Flaming
  • Day 7- Gibbing Comets Ringing 
  • Day8- Experience for Milking
  • Day 9- Locust Ladies Dancing
  • Day 10- 10 Lambent Leaping
  • Day 11- Snowman Heads a Popping
  • Day 12- Mortars Incoming


Gearsmas Versus Schedule

  • Day 1- Brothers to the End on all maps playlist
  • Day 2-4- Hardcore Weekend – No rifles, gnasher/pistol only, map pickups limited to boomshot, digger, torque bow, sniper rifle. There will be NO infinite ammo mutator this time.
  • Day 5- Can You Dig it?
  • Day 6- Torque Bow Tag
  • Day 7 and 8- Boom Snipes
  • Day 9 and 10- This Is My Rifle
  • Day 11- Thanksgibbing
  • Day 12 One Shot One Kill

Gears Weekend: BoomSnipes return for Halloween!

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Gears of War 3 Halloween Weekend BoomSnipesIn this Halloween playlist, the default weapon loadout will be changed to, you guessed it, Boomshot and Snipers. Weapon drops in the maps will be a mix of the two. We’ve had a lot of fun and carnage with this playlist during previous events! NOTE: You may need to restart your console to see the changes.

You will also be getting special Halloween weapon skins; the Trick skin for the Lancer and the Treat skin for the Gnansher. In the BoomSnipes playlist, the Pumpkin Heads make a return and for you Horde fans, BEWARE THE BUTCHER. He is out for blood!

The 3x XP will also continue, and the ribbon has changed so be sure to play if you’re missing any!

Let us know what you think and share your stories in the comments below. For fans on Twitter, join in on the Gears of War 3 and Halloween conversation by using the hashtag #GearsWeekend.

The Art of Gears of War 3: Characters

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CG Society recently chatted with Epic Games senior character and mechanical artists Kevin Lanning, Mike Buck, Chris Wells, Mike Kime, Mark Morgan and Pete Hayes about the characters in Gears of War 3.

They talked about character creation, inspiration and changes in the characters over the years.

You can check out their work in The Art of Gears of War™ 3. It is the latest book in Ballistic’s Art of the Game series. At a massive 320 pages, it is also the biggest!

Learn the techniques and secrets directly from those who created the game.

Featuring concept and production art for characters, environments, weapons, vehicles, and monsters, this hefty tome gives you behind-the-scenes access to Epic Studio’s creative genius.

It includes quotes, anecdotes, renders, early-stage art and works-in-progress, all leading-up to the completed package of the game.

You may choose either Soft Cover, Special Leather Edition or the very exclusive Folio Edition. You can also see a full preview of the book on the Ballistic Publishing website!

The Art of Gears of War 3 is the perfect book for any lover of Games and Art.

Escapist Expo Recap!

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Future of the Shooter Panel at Escapist ExpoLast weekend the Epic Games crew attended the inaugural Escapist Expo in Durham, NC.  As a part of our gold sponsorship of the event, fans were able to register for the 4 v 4 Gears of War 3 tournament for free on Saturday.  We also had Multiplayer Designer Quinn DelHoyo and Lead Level Designer Jim Brown on hand to emcee the event and meet fans.

Also on Saturday Quinn and Jim shared their thoughts about the shooter genre on the “Future of the Shooter” panel along with developers from Insomniac Games and Red Storm.  The panelists shared some really interesting thoughts about shooters using virtual reality-type technology in the future or incorporating other genres to include all types of players.

Epic Games playing against the fans at Escapist ExpoPrior to the tournament Quinn, Jim, QA Testers Brian Roberts and Donald White all faced off as a team against players that wanted to try their hand at beating the Gears 3 developers.  There was also an autograph signing with the Epic Games team and fans were treated to Gears of War: Judgment posters and Fortnite Durrrburger hats.  There were lots of great Gears of War cosplayers at the event as well including an Anya Stroud, Sam Byrne, Marcus Fenix and Onyx Guard.

Team Hotel Winners of the Gears 3 Tournament at Escapist Expo with PixelKitty

Gears 3 Tournament at Escapist Expo

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There will be a Gears of War Tournament this Saturday, September 15 at the Escapist Expo in Durham, North Carolina in the Durham Convention Center. Epic Games and Carolina Games Summit is sponsoring the event and registration is free.

Prizes for the tournament will be provided by Epic Games and Epic Games‘ staff will be on-hand to distribute Gears of War: Judgment posters.

The format for the tournament is 4v4 and single elimination. The tournament will be held in the Console Tournament Area and registration.

You must be registered for the Expo before you will be able to register for events. Event passes may be picked up at the same time as Expo passes on the registration page.

For more information about Escapist Expo, visit