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Live Demo From Microsoft's E3 Press Conference

Epic design director Cliff Bleszinski was joined onstage by rapper/gamer/Twitter hero Ice-T to demo a brief segment of Gears of War 3 at Microsoft's E3 2011 press conference.

The live gameplay demo had series protagonist Marcus Fenix joined by the rest of Delta squad in a battle against a giant sea monster. The COGs fought the beast from the deck of the ship they've been exiled to after the fall of Jacinto.

Delta enlists the help of a Silverback armored combat suit that Dom hops into. This impressive piece of hardware is less mobile than the surprisingly spry soldiers themselves, but projectiles richochet harmlessly off of its gleaming armor plates as it sprays death from its impressive weaponry.

Having stunned the monster by shooting out its giant glowing eye (a disgusting event in itself), Delta manages to drop a crate of what appeared to be some kind of Lambent organic explosives on the leviathan. A falling tentacle cuts Cole and Baird off from Marcus and Dom as the squad flees from the monster's death throes.

The Gears 3 demo sure did look like more Gears. The surprise announcement of Ice-T reuniting his rock band Body Count to record a theme song for the game's Horde mode, though, is inspiring. I'm not afraid to go on record saying that I'm a lot more pumped for that than another embarrassing Cole Train rap.

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  • "Having stunned the monster by shooting out its giant glowing eye" I wonder what it's weak spot is :P

    Anyways, pre-ordered and ready to kick some more @ss.

  • man this game looks sicknasty with it
    Baird FTW!!!!!!!
  • God this looks gooooood
  • Could Ice T's song for Gears upstage Megadeth's song for the last Gears Of War? Hmmm...

  • Cant wait!

  • Gears Of War Kicks A**!!!

  • Can't wait for this game to come out! Gonna be borrowing it from a friend though

  • Can Ice-T get Coco in the game somehow?  I will then buy it

  • this game just epic just like the creaters :D

  • He's all over Call of Duty, now he's in with Gears. Add in his rap career, movie and TV career, this man has literally done everything but stage work.

  • toooooo amazing

  • My brother and I have had this game pre-ordered and paid off since before E3 of 2010. We already have a pre-order for the new Gears Xbox, the epic edition, and the real life replica lancer. I am so psyched for this and can't wait to see how it turns out as well.

  • Cole Train all day. Delta Squad.