May 1st 2011 1:46 pm PT

Show 396: Gears of War 3 Beta

Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)

Co-host : e (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)

Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)

Co-Host: Stepto (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)


Interview: Rod Fergusson, Gears of War 3 Beta (28:56 - 42:27)
Name the Game
Xbox 101
and more....

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Duration (approx): 01:30:39

File Size (approx): 41.5 MB

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  • Bionic92

    Yay! A bit early today. Can’t wait to listen to it.

  • Lew

    Excellent Major, ta! Early bird toujours!

  • the Tech Dino

    Great show.

  • Anonymous

    I have to imagine getting the Phillips Norelco Body Groom Pro as a Name The Game prize would be the most awkward situation.

  • Russell Gorall

    It’s just a multiplayer demo. Except Epic uses it to get pre-orders and sales for the mediocrity-driven Bulletstorm.

  • Russell Gorall

    Major, this is OT but Risk Factions is a broken game. I played the trial, worked fine. Then bought it and it can’t get past the start menu. I go to EA’s forums for the game and it turns out it has been like that since it’s release last Summer? Apparently if I call Xbox Support they will direct me to sign out before starting the game then signing back in when prompted? This all just kills my butthole.

    • Luke Price

      Hi Russell… Factions is indeed broken, but there’s a workaround. If you sign out of your gamer profile before you start, it will ask you to sign in as you begin. Works fine that way. A pain but at least we can then play the game we paid for. Shocking it never got fixed.

      • Norbert

        It also helps if you move the game to a USB flash drive. At least it gets past the start screen. It can still freeze during the game, though :S

  • Gabe Tinder

    Major, if you think spring in Seattle is wet and bad, come visit us over here on the east side of the state. Spokane is not only wet and cold, but the weather doesn’t even remain steady!

    When you guys talked about the day a few podcasts back where it was raining, hailing, thundering, etc all in the same day, i thought, “that’s a standard Spokane spring day!”

  • Todd Moore

    Great show. I have to agree with you Major Nelson about the Aston Martin.

  • mark feldmeier

    Great show.

  • Barrie Tingle

    Gears 1 was shotgun battles, Gears 2 was shotgun battles and Gears 3 Beta is already shotgun battles.
    I won’t play Gears 3 online but will play the SP and Co-Op stuff for sure.

  • Christopher neath

    Oh god the after show had me in hysterics

  • Karl Cramer

    Kind of sad to hear Laura, working within the heart of Microsoft as a programmer, is considering a MacBook Pro.