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Microsoft launches 'The Gear Off' challenge on Facebook

MUMBAI: Software major Microsoft has launched an online multiplayer challenge on the Xbox console.


Microsoft is inviting gaming fans to get a team of 4 Gears together and take part in ‘The Gear off‘challenge that will see winners being crowned as the ultimate GoW players in the country. The aim is to promote the upcoming ‘Gears Of
War 3‘ game.


Gaming fans can log on to http://on.fb.me/thegearoff and register their team. Only two teams will survive; and the finalists will be a part of an immersive GoW3 gaming challenge in Delhi.


 
All members of the winning team get a Kinect sensor each, Gears of War 3 CDs and Gears of War merchandise. Runners up get a GoW 3 CD each with Gears of War merchandize. The three runner-up teams will win Gears of War merchandise. Fans can also cheer for a team and win Gears of War T-shirts and limited edition posters.


Along with the contest, also gone live is the pre-order for Gears of War 3. The game officially launches on 20 September. Before that, fans can pre-order the third edition of the Gears of War, a game for Microsoft Xbox at the Microsoft India Online Store - www.microsoftstore.co.in as well as select retail outlets across the country.



The new game marks the final chapter to the saga. With all pre-orders, fans can redeem an additional multiplayer character, by choosing between Commando Dom and Mechanic Baird.


Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, ‘Gears of War 3‘ plunges players into a tale of hope, survival and brotherhood. The trilogy comes to an end with this new addition starring Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad. With civilization in ruins, Delta Squad must wage brutal war on two fronts in order to save their world. ‘Gears of War 3‘ continues to innovate with new multiplayer experiences on Xbox Live, including the cooperative campaign mode and the return of five-player Horde mode.

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