Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Gears of War

Gears of War 3 gets free DLC courtesy of new Mission: Impossible

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To help promote Paramount Pictures’ upcoming Brad Bird-directed spy thriller Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Gears of War 3 players will be able to snag a download of the Versus Booster Map Pack for free on Thanksgiving. The DLC includes two new maps (Bullet Marsh and Clocktower) as well as three more from the Horde Command Pack (Azura, Rustlung, and Blood Drive). But there’s more! A free weapon skin pack is also on offer to players from around the globe … but there’s a catch.

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Contests, DLC, Xbox 360 News

Gears of War 3 to get free DLC, Horde Command Pack launches

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To celebrate the launch of Gears of War 3’s Horde Command Pack, Epic Games and Microsoft have announced a free Versus Booster Map Pack set to hit Live Marketplace on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24). The pack will include five maps, two from the original Gears of War and three from Horde Command Pack: Azura, Blood Drive, Clocktower, Rustlung, and Swamp.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Gears of War 3 – RAAM’s Shadow DLC dated, detailed

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Gears of War 3 will be receiving a new campaign DLC release just in time for the holidays, RAAM’s Shadow. The new pack will launch on December 13 (1200 MS Points) and feature a three-hour-plus campaign set before the first Gears of War, with a cast featuring some new characters as well as some old faces. As a member of Zeta Squad, players will be tasked with providing protection for the evacuees of Ilima City as they set off during a Locust Kryll storm. And for a shift in perspective, RAAM himself will be playable at one point.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News