Even those of us philistines who don't own an Xbox 360 are drooling at the upcoming release of Gears of War
. And why not? From all accounts, it's graphically gorgeous, incredibly intelligent, and could be a fantastic way to wile away hours of your time.
And now, [H]ard|OCP reports
Epic's beauty has gone gold in plenty of time to make its November 12th release date. Expect to see a lot of coverage via XBox Live channels as we get closer, too - launch day will even include a 24 hour tournament. The winner of the tourney will get a Gears of War
guitar and a spot on the worldwide tournament in a year.
Along with the rated matchups, players will be able to win other prizes in an hourly sweepstakes, including a surround sound system. There will also be matches against members of the band Megadeth and the designer of Gears
, Cliff Bleszinski. Overall, it should be a fairly jam-packed launch.
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