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If you havent played these gems or you just want to complete your set before Gears 3 arrives February 16 is the time to pick these classics up.
According to GameStop 2-16-11 is the date in which Gears 1 and 2 will be bundles together for the low low price of 30 George Washingtons.
*NOTE this bundle does not include ANY content from Bulletstorm or Gears of War 3. That means no BETA code, no DLC numbers, and no free certificates to a chainsaw bayonet.

[CVG]

 
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Red Barrels are a video game cliche'. Everyone knows if you shoot, they blow up. The people making the video game Bulletstorm wanted exploding barrels in their game, but they dreamed to make their barrels green. Then they woke up.

People Can Fly put green barrels in their game and after they tested their game on real human beings here is the general consensus;

In the beginning we had green barrels, but people didn't get it right away.

They got completely ignored by the players and no one guessed or assumed that they were explosive. Why not? Because they weren't red. Everyone knows that only the red barrels are explosive. There's a lot of stuff going on in Bulletstorm at the same time, so it's vital for us that the player can quickly read the environment and act intuitively. This is especially true since you can leash and kick objects as well so they can be flying all over the place. There's no time to analyze objects on a detail level, so the shape and color have to be enough. It became apparent for us that the most efficient way to communicate its purpose was to make it red.

"Just making it red" seems like a straightforward approach...


Red Means "stop, explode, flammable, and hot." Green means "go, accept, Triangle, and recycle." Gamers love cliche's.

We had to use Red Barrels [People Can Fly blog]

 
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Microsoft and Epic Games are preparing a new Gears of War bundle for Xbox 360 next year. 

A listing for something called Gears of War Ultimate appeared on GameStop's website yesterday. No details about the product are currently listed, except that it's priced at $29.99 and has a release date of Feb. 15, 2011. 

Microsoft confirmed to IGN that the GameStop listing is legit, but would not say when we can expect to hear more details. This bundle will not involve Gears of War 3, set for release in late 2011, or the multiplayer beta. 

"We can confirm a forthcoming bundle SKU involving the Gears franchise, though this may not be the final SKU name," a representative said. "There are no specifics available at this time, except to say it will not involve Gears of War 3 or the beta." 

This bundle is likely a package containing Gears of War 1 and 2 with the additional downloadable content included. However, this may also involve the rumored Gears of War Kinect project that was originally supposed to debut at the Spike TV Video Game Awards show last month. 

[IGN]