Featured for October: Gears of War 3
If you have seen me online for the last several weeks (EliteDiva336), then you know Gears of War 3 has consumed my life. I’m talking about completely sucked me into the story, blown my mind with Horde Mode, and drove me insane with 4-player Co-op. It’s been an action packed thrill ride and I just can’t seem to get enough. Gear’s of War 3 is the featured game for October here at Mother/Gamer/Writer. Which means I will be talking about it, reading the book, playing it non-stop, giving my honest opinion on what I like and/or dislike about the game, and if I am on any videos I will be posting them as well. With that being said, I hope you all enjoy my Gear’s of War 3 madness (insert evil laughter here)!
In preparation for the Gears of War 3 launch, I sat down and played the original Gears of War with my buddy Andrew (@Uriyya on Twitter, go stalk him) from The Show Radio. It has been quite a while since I last played the game and I’d forgotten how enjoyable the game was. We had a blast running though the city killing the Locust Horde, kicking a tremendous amount of arse and dying (well I enjoyed watching him die). We shared a lot of laughs as we tried (and failed) repeatedly to kill the infamous Berserker. Although if you hear Andrew tell his version of the story, he somehow ends up being the hero. But whatever the case, and with me knowing the truth, we finally conquered our enemy and made it rain on his head with the Hammer of Dawn. If you don’t believe me, check out the video:
This month I am also reading Gears of War: Coalition’s End by Karen Traviss. It was received as an ARC from Gallery Books a division of Simon and Schuster. Here is a brief overview of the book and be on the look out for my review coming later this month!
- Pub. Date: August 2011
- Publisher: Gallery Books
- Format: Hardcover , 464pp
- Sales Rank: 13,121
- Series: Gears of War Series
- ISBN-13: 9781439183953
- ISBN: 1439183953
Understand what a world had to do to survive.
When the Locust Horde burst from the ground fifteen years ago to slaughter the human population of Sera, mankind began a desperate war against extinction. Now after a decade and a half of bloody fighting, and with billions dead, the survivors—the Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments, along with a small band of civilians—have been forced to destroy their own cities and sacrifice their entire civilization to halt the Locust advance.
The last-ditch measures have succeeded, but at an enormous cost: the survivors have been reduced to a handful of refugees.
Escaping to a haven on the remote island of Vectes, they begin the heartbreaking task of rebuilding their devastated world. For a while, there’s hope . . . making peace with old enemies, and once again planning for the future.
But the short respite is shattered when Vectes comes under siege from an even deadlier force than the Locust—the Lambent, a hideous and constantly mutating life-form that destroys everything in its path. As the Lambent’s relentless assault spreads from the mainland to the island, the refugees finally understand what drove the Locust from their underground warrens and sparked the global war.
While Marcus Fenix and the Gears struggle to hold back the invasion, the Coalition faces a stark choice—fight this new enemy to the last human, or flee to the wastelands to take their chances and live like the human pariahs known as the Stranded . . . even as Coalition chairman Richard Prescott still guards one last, terrible secret about the Locust, the Lambent, and the future of mankind. . . .