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Gears of War 3 box art cover
By avatar Grand 41 on April 14th, 2010

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Grand 41 [ 9 years ago ]

I don't even own a 360 but the assets were there, the game was officially announced, and I wanted to make this box. Shitloads of layering. Please view full or printable to see all the detail.

Template by Scorpion Soldier
Screen borders by LEGOSlayer
Renders/logos/plastic/3D by me

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eat nade 38 [ 9 years ago ]

Ah there we go. I was waiting to see how long it was gonna take...

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SparkPlug 32 [ 9 years ago ]

#2, My thoughts exactly...
In my opinion, the box isn't good at all... Floating outdated renders just isn't a good idea.

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Grand 41 [ 9 years ago ]

#3, They're standing on the screenshot. Duh. And more attention should be paid to the front. And that render was the only asset NOT from Gears of War 3.

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jevangod 50 [ 9 years ago ]

#2, LOL same thoughts here.

Well the front is nice even though I cant really tell whats going on in the background. But you still should have waited for more info on the the game to come out. Plus some renders atleast.

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nephilim83 30 [ 9 years ago ]

I appreciate the effort, Grand, but it looks just like a hundred other Gears of War boxes just with a "3" on the logo. It still looks good, though. I would have used that trailer to get that chick and the bearded dominique renders at the very least. They could have really made this one stand out!

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Grand 41 [ 9 years ago ]

#5, It's pretty obvious with a few second's glances that it's just a bunch of textures and an image of Marcus Fenix. I don't feel that boxes need renders and for series like Gears of War, renders from 1 and 2 would be just fine on a box for 3.

#6, The bearded Dom would have no place here. At all. I have him but it didn't fit. And chicks don't work either because Gears of War is all about the bromance. Brothers in arms, camaraderie, all that good and totally non-homoerotic shit.

That Gears of War 3 logo is the official logo and people need to look closely at the front to see everything. Layers of skin textures, cell textures, grunge textures, the gears logo, Marcus Fenix, etc.

I also think that people should judge this for what it is--a box made for a game with no assets other than a trailer and what can be pulled from that trailer. It's not intended to be representative of what might constitute a final shelf box because that's not possible unless you work at Epic Games and have access to all the artwork. It's intended to be a placeholder box, but one with a bit more substance than just the logo on black.

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nephilim83 30 [ 9 years ago ]

#7, In my honest opinion I don't think the render of Delta squad at the top of the back has any place here. at all. I've had that same image as my desktop wallpaper for almost two years now! Since they each look significantly different in this game I think it'd be a good idea to get with the times. Anyway, you did a good job, and the front looks great... Its just not what I was hoping to see for this game. Especially not from a master like yourself. :P

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Grand 41 [ 9 years ago ]

#8, Well I had never played any of the games and seeing as the tagline at the end of the teaser was 'Brothers to the end' I felt that an image of the squad was in order. I initially had that image of Marcus with the flamethrower just laying waste to the screenshots but it didn't fit with the tagline. To me, someone who hasn't played the games or seen anything about them other than the Gears 3 teaser, it fits just fine. But I suppose if you've had it as your background for two years (awfully long time to have one background) it looks different just because you know it's from the first game.

And whatever--even my original boxes which are leaps and bounds better than this go largely unnoticed. My Fragile Dreams box (link) got practically no attention just because it's an inaccessible and relatively obscure Wii exclusive RPG and I posted it at a bad time. I'll bet that this Gears of War 3 box gets more views just because...it's Gears of War. Kinda like how my first HoF was a Sonic box even though I did very little on it and it's nowhere near as good as some of my other stuff.

But the only real reason I made this was because I needed some placeholder box art for the video game store/site I work at. Unlike some of my other boxes, I had no real personal investment in it and it shows.

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oxol 23 [ 9 years ago ]

Why skip Anya?
And as Nephilim said, the squad looks diferent now, so you should try to edit them (or have waiter for official GoW3 renders)

EDIT: I see that you have answered on that, but still, that's just stupid reasons. Shange the 3 to a 2 instead.

The front is, as also already said, plain, but it looks like the red is covering something, lika a person, but I guess that it isn't so?

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Grand 41 [ 9 years ago ]

#10, It's so easy to make out Marcus Fenix on the front. How can you not see him?

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mchapra 33 [ 9 years ago ]

It's bland and stupid. Too plain for my tastes.

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Grand 41 [ 9 years ago ]

#12, Considering your Nine Inch Nails boxes...I didn't think there existed such a thing as bland in the world of mchapra. I'm also unsure of how a box can be "stupid."

And considering the lack of resources, I'm perfectly fine with the end result but will most likely update it once some artwork comes out.

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Spiner_ 42 [ 9 years ago ]

#12, Is that really your opinion, or are you just angry?

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Grand 41 [ 9 years ago ]

#14, I find his Nine Inch Nails boxes to be incredibly bland and lacking in color.

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