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Nozdeuce
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(01-02-2008, 11:35 AM)
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Title: Gears of War Pendulum Wars The Battle Of Aspho Fields

Author: Steven L. Kent

Release date: August 26, 2008


About the book: (from Chapters)

The first official prequel to the blockbuster new Xbox 360 game "Gears of War" builds upon the characters backstories and gives eager fans their first in-depth look at some of the past events that shaped the games world.

About the author: (from Wikipedia)

Steven L. Kent is an American writer, best known for his video game journalism. In 1994, Steven started freelance journalism writing monthly video game reviews for the Seattle Times. His reviews were then featured in Electronic Games, CD Rom Today, ComputerLife, NautilusCD, American Heritage, Parade, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, MSNBC, Next Generation, the Japan Times, and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. In 2005, Steve announced that he would concentrate on writing novels.

The cover does not include The Battle of Aspho Fields but is listed as such on both Chapters and Amazon.ca.
The Battle of Aspho is briefly mentioned by Carmine. From Wikiquote:

[While in a helicopter]
Carmine: Hey! Are you the Marcus Fenix, the one who fought at Aspho Fields?
Marcus Fenix: Yep...
Carmine: Wow! Cool!
Marcus Fenix: [to himself] Not really...

It'll be nice to have the back story a bit more fleshed out finally.
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akachan ningen
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(01-02-2008, 11:38 AM)
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I don't think Gears fans are big readers. But more than that, I don't think Gears fans like it because of its story, probably like it in spite of it.
duckroll
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(01-02-2008, 11:40 AM)
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Does this novel have co-op mode and 4 player multiplayer? If not, pass.
xbhaskarx
(01-02-2008, 11:41 AM)
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I wonder what the literacy rate is among Gears of War fans....
nubbe
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(01-02-2008, 11:42 AM)
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Thats clever. Sell the story of the game in a book instead of having it in game.

€€€
Borys
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(01-02-2008, 11:43 AM)

Originally Posted by akachan ningen

I don't think Gears fans are big readers. But more than that, I don't think Gears fans like it because of its story, probably like it in spite of it.

Originally Posted by duckroll

Does this novel have co-op mode and 4 player multiplayer? If not, pass.

Originally Posted by xbhaskarx

I wonder what the literacy rate is among Gears of War fans....

Jesus :lol

Tough day for 360 fans, eh?
Shinobix
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(01-02-2008, 11:43 AM)
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I'm really interested in Gears' story but please, I hope that cover is just a placeholder.
Splatt
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(01-02-2008, 11:44 AM)
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I don't know how to read.
MoeB
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(01-02-2008, 11:49 AM)
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I bet every other word in that book is either 'shit' or 'f*ck'.
Tieno
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(01-02-2008, 11:50 AM)
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Thread needs more lame jokes.

I can't wait to read about all that juice!
Cocopjojo
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(01-02-2008, 11:55 AM)
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Why now? Gears 2, I guess? This might've been a better idea before the first game. Or maybe right after the announcement of the second.
Bodom78
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(01-02-2008, 11:55 AM)
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Should have just made it the intro to the game. I'm sure most gamers wouldn't really care anyways. Gears was never about the story anyways.
test_account
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(01-02-2008, 11:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Does this novel have co-op mode and 4 player multiplayer? If not, pass.

It has 4 player multiplayer ;)

Doc Evils
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(01-02-2008, 12:02 PM)
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Is it a picture book?
duckroll
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(01-02-2008, 12:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by test_account

It has 4 player multiplayer ;)

Awesome! Day 1! :lol
BenjaminBirdie
(01-02-2008, 12:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nozdeuce

It'll be nice to have the back story a bit more fl[e]shed out finally.

Fucking A. I really loved the universe in the game. Really looking forward to seeing a bit more of it.
squicken
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(01-02-2008, 12:17 PM)
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I liked Gears as much as the next guy, but the narrative made absolutely no sense. And I'm just not that excited for a novelization of a story ripped from the beautiful mind of Clifford Bleszinski.

I can't believe Steven Kent is forced to do this kind of work. Poor guy.
Salazar
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(01-02-2008, 12:19 PM)
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http://www.blacklibrary.com/product....1021&type=Book

Gears book is tapas. This is paella.
ascully
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(01-02-2008, 12:22 PM)
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Release date: August 26, 2008

Whats the betting thats the release date of Gears 2 as well?
BenjaminBirdie
(01-02-2008, 12:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Salazar

http://www.blacklibrary.com/product....1021&type=Book

Gears book is tapas. This is paella.

God damn it, you got me all excited.
Skilotonn
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(01-02-2008, 12:24 PM)
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Come on guys - I understand New Years was just yesterday and all, but try harder with the reading jokes - you can do better!

But really, the universe is interesting, as well as the way you learned about what was going on in Sera just like Marcus did after being shut out from it from so long...
Nozdeuce
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(01-02-2008, 12:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by BenjaminBirdie

Fucking A. I really loved the universe in the game. Really looking forward to seeing a bit more of it.

Gah thanks :lol

I just hope they manage to do something semi-interesting with it.
xbhaskarx
(01-02-2008, 12:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Borys

Jesus :lol

Tough day for 360 fans, eh?

I'm not trolling, I own two 360s and I'm a Gears fan. But I just don't associate Gears players with book reading, as opposed to say Mass Effect.
a.wd
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(01-02-2008, 12:50 PM)
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i liked the story, would like to see how they expand on it and address all the missing bits.
Tony Rocky Horror
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(01-02-2008, 01:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by a.wd

i liked the story, would like to see how they expand on it and address all the missing bits.

QFT.

If this is the same quality as the Halo novels, I'll be dying to read em :D

Any Europe Releasedate on this book?
shantyman
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(01-02-2008, 01:17 PM)
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:lol

This thread put a smile on my face. I was already amused at the cover art and author for this book, but then the replies sent it into the stratosphere.
bumpkin
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(01-02-2008, 01:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by xbhaskarx

I wonder what the literacy rate is among Halo fans....

Fixed.

Seems they only know four letter words and derogatory names these days.
Imperial Hot
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(01-02-2008, 02:00 PM)
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Yeah, why don't they just make a Gears of War DLC of the Pendulum Wars. It could be like three hours long or something like that.
Mojovonio
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(01-02-2008, 02:01 PM)
nice cover....
RubberJohnny
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(01-02-2008, 02:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Borys

Jesus :lol

Tough day for 360 fans, eh?

[IMG]http://i10.************/71lwnl3.jpg[/IMG]
Beer Monkey
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(01-02-2008, 04:52 PM)

Originally Posted by ascully

Release date: August 26, 2008

Whats the betting thats the release date of Gears 2 as well?

I think it means Gears 2 in November. The book will be part of the hypewagon.
I3rand0
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(01-02-2008, 04:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by xbhaskarx

I wonder what the literacy rate is among Gears of War fans....

:lol
urk
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(01-02-2008, 05:01 PM)
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He could almost feel the digging under his feet. Decades of toil making the final push toward the surface. But it didn't matter now. When it would it would be too late. The bartender pushed up to the counter, swirling a damp towel over the polished wood.

"Get you something to drink?"

A drink was exactly what Fenix needed. Something strong to warm his stomach and get his blood pumping. Yes, a drink. The bartender stopped circling his rag.

"You drinking or not, buddy?"

Marcus shifted on the stool.

"Oh, yeah."
Blackace
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(01-02-2008, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by xbhaskarx

I'm not trolling, I own two 360s and I'm a Gears fan. But I just don't associate Gears players with book reading, as opposed to say Mass Effect.

sigh...
ToyMachine228
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(01-02-2008, 05:19 PM)
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I'd be interested in reading it. From what I understand and know, Gears actually does have a pretty rich backstory, it's just not always conveyed in the game. If you look around at the posters, and listen to what the characters say you'll find that there does seem to be a lot behind it all. The perfect ramp up to Gears 2!
Blackace
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(01-02-2008, 05:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by ToyMachine228

I'd be interested in reading it. From what I understand and know, Gears actually does have a pretty rich backstory, it's just not always conveyed in the game. If you look around at the posters, and listen to what the characters say you'll find that there does seem to be a lot behind it all. The perfect ramp up to Gears 2!

the fact that they don't bet you over the head with it but you get it from the characters and their actions in the game is really really cool imo
DjangoReinhardt
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(01-02-2008, 05:29 PM)
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F YEAH!
JdFoX187
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(01-02-2008, 05:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blackace

the fact that they don't bet you over the head with it but you get it from the characters and their actions in the game is really really cool imo

Kind of sounds like the Half-Life series.

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