Are you a fan of Choose Your Own Adventures, or do you like playing God? Epic Games and Microsoft think you might like that responsibility so they're putting the fate of the newest Carmine brother in your hands. Clayton Carmine will be the newest rookie brother in Gears of War 3 and starting July 29, fans can purchase two new avatar t-shirts ("Save Carmine" and "Carmine Must Die"), each purchase casting a vote for Carmine's survival or demise. Before you think this is just another way to churn out a buck, all proceeds are going to the Child's Play Charity. And then there's what Microsoft is doing at Comic-Con.
According to Microsoft:
"Fans attending Comic-Con International in San Diego this week will also be able to cast their votes early by purchasing real life limited edition “Save Carmine” or “Carmine Must Die” t-shirts at the NECA booth (#3145) for $20.00. Gears fans can also visit the Xbox 360 booth (#5153) to be play Gears of War 3 Beast Mode throughout the show. Finally, the team from Epic Games, including design director Cliff Bleszinski, executive producer Rod Fergusson and lead writer Karen Traviss, will be signing Comic-Con exclusive posters at the Xbox booth on Saturday, July 24 at 12:00 p.m. PDT."
So Gearsheads, if you're headed to San Diego, make sure to pick up a t-shirt as there are no current plans to sell the physical shirts outside of Comic-Con!
I always play Gears with an optimistic spirit. I can single-handedly save humanity, yes I can! So clearly, I'm on a mission to keep Carmine safe. Which way are you leaning, life or death?