The Gears of War 3 beta is now available to all Xbox Live Gold members, which includes three new multiplayer game modes and four maps. 

Two of the maps are Stadium and Supermarket, and the other two have to be voted on at the Facebook page. The maps being voted on are Mercy, Old Town, Overpass and Trenches. 

The Gears of War 3 beta had previously only been available to gamers who bought Bulletstorm.

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Recently an announcement confirmed the inclusion of a new technology integrated into XBox Live. The news revealed the compatibility of RakNet’s Networking technology which can seamlessly host many of the features that currently exist on the XBox Live, and add more.

Congratulations to Mr. Jenkins and his very flexible networking technology, more congrats to Xbox 360 fans who may be getting one of the coolest addition to Xbox Live since its launch. This inclusion also reveals some cool possibilities that can now become available to Xbox gamers. The most amazing feature is the one that offers Steam integrations, a feature recently add to the Playstation 3 via RakNet’s Networking solution. here are a list of features RakNet adds to gaming networks.

Natively integrated features are:

• Lobby and room matchmaking
• Network address traversal connectivit
• Use of Steam servers for forwarding traffic

Does this mean Steam on Xbox 360, it’s  real possibility. Though, no official announcement has been made by Microsoft, we expect Microsoft to announce more later this year. 

Yesterday, World of Warcraft co-creator Jeff Strain took the lid off his new project, an ambitious "online world" zombie-survival game codenamed Class3 coming exclusively to Xbox Live Arcade.

Whether it succeeds or fails, it's an intriguing prospect and one that many PC and PlayStation 3 users might feel sore about missing out on.

So why did Strain's Undead Labs studio choose to team up with Microsoft Game Studios rather than go multiplatform?

"We talked to everybody," Strain explained to Eurogamer.

"This was not a religious decision for us. We love the PlayStation 3, we love the Wii, we love the PC. What it came down to was that we found that Microsoft, as a publisher and custodians of the Xbox, are very excited and aggressive about the online future of the platform.

"They embraced our vision of where we wanted to go with this and just got in there and said 'Hey guys, let's get in there and make this happen.' That gave us a lot of confidence.

"Also," he added, "there's the very real aspect that we're here in Seattle, and they're over in Redmond. It's a 15 minute drive. When you're dealing with a publisher-developer relationship, you can't really discount how nice that makes things in terms of being able to get together and work through issues."

Despite the game's proposed MMO elements and Strain's background in desktop staples Warcraft and Guild Wars, there are no plans to bring it to the PC either.

The Undead Labs founder explained that he sees Class3 as an opportunity to bring the genre across to a console audience. The only way to do that, he argued, is to build it from the ground up with the console's strengths in mind, rather than porting across a PC experience.

"We believe starting from the ground up is the right way to make a full online world experience that feels at home on the console platform," he insisted.

"But it takes you having to take a deep breath and leap, right?

"Right now the market for online world games is on the PC side of the fence and to say to yourself I'm going to make this investment and make this kind of game and not make it for that platform – that's not a trivial undertaking. One of the reason we've partnered with Microsoft is that they're willing to take that bet."

No release date has been confirmed for the game yet, other than the fact that it won't be here in time for Christmas 2011.

Previously exclusive to the Xbox 360, the Dead Money DLC for Fallout: New Vegas is now heading to PC (via D2D and Steam) and PS3. The content will be unleashed on February 22nd. Other add-on packs are also on the way in the coming months. Bethesda says it will release these packs simultaneously on Xbox 360, PC and PS3.