Gears of War Web site overhauled

New Internet destination for Epic Games' shooter divulges some of the game's backstory.

Gears of War doesn't hit stores until next month, but Epic Games is already letting its story unfold online. The game's Web site has been revamped and now concentrates on setting up the game's plot through backstory. When Web surfers visit the site, they're treated to grainy security-cam footage of protagonist Marcus Fenix pacing in a jail cell. Suddenly, the screen goes dark, and players guide Marcus' hand across a wall where they can select from four videos that give a glimpse into what happened before the infamous Emergence Day. Gears of War is scheduled for release on November 7, with nationwide availability by November 12.

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Ryo-Hazuki
Ryo-Hazuki

To _Sam_: you have a simple solution: use Internet Explorer 7.

FreedomReign
FreedomReign

If you can't load the videos, its not the sites fault. Works fine on my PC. To those that don't like Viral Marketing, please get a clue, this is a product, and they have to advertise if they want to reach people who aren't on GS, IGN, or 1UP almost daily. This site will build buzz amongst a community that may not necessarily like videogames, unless they have that ammount of advertising bandwidth.

_Sam_
_Sam_

the site keeps making my firefox window smaller :?

mojahid_1st
mojahid_1st

sounds great... looks great.... if the web design is a sign of the game play to come we are in for some innovation...!

agentkooper
agentkooper

I liked this game the first time when it was called Superman 64

vamroc
vamroc

PS3 is soooo boned. Gears, WOW: BC, Wii all drop within one or two days of the PS3. I just don't understand how sony expects to beat out the 360 and the Wii. There going to get murdered this holiday for every five copies of G.O.W. that gets sold MS will sell two 360's. Burning Crusade and the Wii will soak up the rest of the damage. Don't worry WOW & Wii fans with Sony's bullet ridden corpse being large and bloated there will be plenty to eat on Black Friday ha ha ha.

Triggerhappy24
Triggerhappy24

This game is gonna be awesome the best part about the website for me was the fact I have surround sound speakers on my comp so I turned that thing up full blast it was like a damn movie. Anyway I wanna try to go to that website at night and try that some sounds in there were pretty creppy.

gagan21
gagan21

Gears of War - The Next Big Thing :P

Jebril
Jebril

The graphics in this game simply sell it.

GTKyle5
GTKyle5

I was thinking this was just a over hyped game with no good story or backing but im starting to think otherwise.

samuraibambi
samuraibambi

nice:P sweet sites too but i want the freaking game! *drools*:P

ftjx
ftjx

prison sucks!

ZosoFan
ZosoFan

I personally loved the site. Though i know that M$ was mostly behind it. Similar to the xbl messaging thing that happened a while ago, Cliffy B said he knew about it just as long as we had. M$ is a very powerful corporation, but i dont mind their promoting when the game is going to be as kickass as GOW will be.

Xrm150
Xrm150

the site is nice but I plan on getting the game regardless.

Pacemen2
Pacemen2

EPIC is toying with my mind!!!

jdr589
jdr589

im not playing that game in the dark!

gothicdragon216
gothicdragon216

am I the only one to remember Perfect Dark Zero doing this as well? I think the site is still up too, it was pretty much the same thing, little interactivity to give you useless information. I seriously think kids got way too caught up in the hype with this game... that is untill I downloaded the E3 walktrhough from Xbox Live (it's under IGN Insiders videos)

Mitrix
Mitrix

I think I'm gonna go preorder this game now.

Hungryrob
Hungryrob

That website if u got the message was able to be seen since tuesday so its pretty old to me at least

DeathgiverX
DeathgiverX

My interest has been even more peaked. Feeling good about my pre-order on the CE.

7HR1LL3R
7HR1LL3R

Can we say 'Anticipation'? Good lord, this game is gonna be off the HOOK! I can't wait 'till Emergence Day! Hopefully the multiplayer won't be as glitchy and laggy as some of the other would-be-good online multiplayers like Saints Row.

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

ooooooooooooooook

teamparadox2k
teamparadox2k

Thank you tim. I see no issue with pointing out that gamespot is over 24 hours late in posting a piece of news. I did it in a joking manner as well, I wasnt being a jerk about it.

TimSpot
TimSpot

you are a class act, teamparadox2k.

Mystikef
Mystikef

Shtinky sez: "i hate these viral sites, just get to the freaking point and show me the screens, trailers in a normal way. " ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yeah! Who wants creativity and fun in a website or video game!

kindredmachine
kindredmachine

Is that FMV really part of th eintro in the game or just the website?

chewonthestraw
chewonthestraw

that website is off the chain! i was actually scared at first... ive never been scared of a website

swiftstar183
swiftstar183

Damn, its been a year + already. i remeber the feelin i had when i first saw screens of this Game, more then a year ago. I hope it doesn't Dissapoint me. Cause that would be a Big blow Against MS. and if this Game stinks, it'll be a Major + for Sony.

tbolt_88
tbolt_88

wow that website stuff was pretty crazy and creepy.

Demoman286th
Demoman286th

With all the hype about this game... I suspect something fishy is afoot

moocow21
moocow21

NOVEMBER CANT COME QUICK ENOUGH!!!! sorry for caps, i'm excited! :D

gerrad2003
gerrad2003

interesting hype-builder, lets all hope the actual game is worth all the hype its getting

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

o good i want to learn more about the background of this game