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    Just as the title says, I'm looking for 4 people who either have no life, no sanity, and/or extreme dedication to do a full series run-through. Full, as in from freeing Marcus in Gears 1 to [SPOILER ALERT!]killing the queen in Gears 3.

    This will be an endurance run, so once we start, we won't be stopping (save for during cutscenes and for emergency bathroom breaks). I estimate (very roughly) that this will take us around 36 hours to complete, so that's where your extreme dedication/insanity/lack of anything else better to do comes into play here. We will be doing the DLC campaign content, but we will not be doing horde. As for difficulty, we will be voting on that one, but keep in mind you won't be playing your best after 36 straight hours.

    I plan on also streaming live on twitch.tv or something like that. If you want to stream your end, you can set up your own channel (this will be my first time streaming, but I'm setting that up as you read this). but my PVR will not catch your screen, so you need your own equipment. I won't be making a joint channel or anything like that, so you can use your own to promote it or even post it to your YouTube channel if you record it (we'll be getting tons of footage). I'll also be live-tweeting this event (between deaths and cutscenes and stuff like that) so those without the bandwidth can at least keep up.

    We will be playing in canon chronological order, so it will be:

    1. Raam's Shadow (Gears 3 DLC)
    2. Gears 1
    3. Gears 2 (up to Maria's death)
    4. Road to Ruin (Gears 2 Deleted Scene)
    5. Gears 2 (the rest of it)
    6. Gears 3

    Alright, now that the basics are done, here's a complete list of things I suggest you to have prior to doing this (required items listed in bold):

    -Raam's Shadow (Gears 3 DLC)
    -Gears 1, 2, and 3 (full games)
    -Road to Ruin (Gears 2 Deleted Scene, which is free, I believe)
    -A Mic
    -An active Xbox Live Gold account

    -Quick foods, drinks, snacks, etc. (suggest healthy snacks and water)
    -A Capture card or PVR (if you want to record or stream it)
    -Experience is a plus, but I will gladly take someone who hasn't experienced the previous or current campaigns
    -Motivation, dedication, a positive and fun attitude, and BRASS BALLS (or ONYX OVARIES)!

    So, as for the reason why I'm doing this, it's primarily for fun. Therefore, there won't be a reward at the end except for the fact that you can say you actually did it. I have no qualms against going for achievements, medals, ribbons, etc. provided they don't throw us off too much from the main task (completion of the games). We will not be replaying chapters (unless the whole team doesn't mind doing it) since, and I can't stress this enough, we will be up for around 36 hours doing this.

    I know this question will come up, and yes, I am aware that Gears 1/2 are 2-player games instead of 4 like Gears 3. I still have to work on the logistics of it, but the way I'm thinking of doing it is setting up a private chat between all 4 of us, and then we party up in groups of 2, alternating between acts and games so that everyone gets to play with everyone, and when we get to the choices (the scenes where it stops the game and says, "Press LT to do this and RT to do that"), one team presses RT while the other presses LT. That way, it'll provide the illusion that we're playing together.

    Also, and this is important, I WILL NOT BE STARTING THIS TODAY. Or tomorrow. Or even this weekend. The plan is to start on Saturday, September 1st, at 10:00 A.M. EST That way, we finish at around 6:00 PM Sunday, and then you have the rest of the night and Labor Day to recuperate (also, it shouldn't throw off anyone's sleep schedule unless you sleep duiring the day). Because of the 3-day holiday and my work/duty schedule, this will be the only day I'll be able to do this (however, as for the start time, that can be changed).

    I am also aware of the health hazards of marathon gaming. Again, we will be taking breaks during cutscenes, so I suggest walking around, stretching, and mild exercises to both keep you awoke and prevent problems related to sitting for long stretches of time. Be sure to get plenty of rest beforehand. As I mentioned before, healthy foods and water are the way to go. Keep hydrated with water. 1-2 energy drinks may be okay, but don't chug energy drinks like they're going out of style, and please, please, PLEASE avoid alcohol during this. It'll only make you more tired and we can't have you passing out in the middle of a boss battle. Don't volunteer for this if you have some kind of medical issue like a heart problem or something like that. Having no sleep could make it worse. Finally, if you feel you just really can't go on anymore or you're about to have a heart attack or a stroke or something, just quit. I only ask you give us a heads-up beforehand. I won't be too mad if you quit, as it's only a game and we're playing for fun, but keep in mind your other teammates will still be playing.

    Without further ado, the gauntlet has been thrown down. The challenge has been put out there. This **** is happening. Question is, are you man (or woman) enough to accept it?

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    Are you crazy?? 36 hours straight is insane
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    I think you meant to say September 1st as August 1st has past...I would be interested if it weren't for the fact that my wife would go into total b!+ch mode if I did this! I'd definitely watch the stream though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swfantoby03 View Post
    I think you meant to say September 1st as August 1st has past...I would be interested if it weren't for the fact that my wife would go into total b!+ch mode if I did this! I'd definitely watch the stream though.
    Thanks for the support, and double thanks for pointing out my glaring, bolded error It's fixed now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The RZK View Post
    Are you crazy?? 36 hours straight is insane
    I did say crazy. It's right in the thread title Of course, 36 hours isn't that long seeing as there are records ranging from 30 hours to 76 hours. I myself have stayed up for 36 hours straight when I was 8, for 2 days straight in boot camp (in a division of 80 people, not 1 person suffered any medical conditions from it), and several times during deployment I've been awoke for 24 hours straight (about once a week, to be exact, and that's a normal work week when you're deployed). Not to mention this little gem I found: http://www.worldrecordsacademy.org/g...rd_112972.html

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    Gotta love it when things like that happen. /sarcasm This is why I mention several times to have water on hand and to keep hydrated. It keeps you awoke and keeps you healthy. I'm almost positive, though, that this story kills this thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by kyoto771 View Post
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    Dude I'm in sounds like a blast !!!
    So you hate the retro ... Yeah yeah I get you ... No really it's not that bad .. Dude don't jump!!!!

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    Sorry man, deleted it. Good luck!

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    im down, message me on xbl, Eradtik

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    This is so unbelieveably stupidly genius!

    If you got a stream going of you guys doing this it'd be ****ing insane!
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    Stemo and Eradtik, I got you guys. Stemo, I'll need your gamertag, though.

    There's still room for one more, if anyone's interested
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    what time GMT + – thing do you crazy motherf@€|<ers have? I want to see this
    Last edited by taffenaff; 08-09-2012 at 08:07 AM.
    But hey, at least the main menu is badass

    You can still play Gears 1 y'know.

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    I've been wanting to this for awhile now, but none of my friends have wanted to do it. Sign me up! I've beaten everything except for RAAM's Shadow on Insane.

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    EST. I shall update this in the main post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisHybrid View Post
    I've been wanting to this for awhile now, but none of my friends have wanted to do it. Sign me up! I've beaten everything except for RAAM's Shadow on Insane.
    Luckily, Raam's Shadow is the first one we're playing, so you can count yourself in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellaeric09 View Post
    Stemo and Eradtik, I got you guys. Stemo, I'll need your gamertag, though.

    There's still room for one more, if anyone's interested
    sweet gamertag is st3mo slay3r :-) this is gona be awesome !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellaeric09 View Post
    Luckily, Raam's Shadow is the first one we're playing, so you can count yourself in.

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    YES! Can't wait for this, too excited for it.

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    man i would love to do this but for 36 hours no...no...no...no my xbox will definently get red light of death not even three probably 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellaeric09 View Post
    Stemo and Eradtik, I got you guys. Stemo, I'll need your gamertag, though.

    There's still room for one more, if anyone's interested
    Super stoked! Someone needs to join us and stream this! Could get alot of attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eradtik View Post
    Super stoked! Someone needs to join us and stream this! Could get alot of attention.
    I'm going to be streaming my end. In fact, now that I'm off for the day, I'm setting that up right now as well as sending out the friend requests (my first time streaming, so better to have that set up early). If one of you guys has a capture card, I don't really care if you stream it. I'm not sure if you can have spectators, but if you can and someone wants to spectate and record this, just let me know.
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    I won't be surprised for anyone that does this to be the next person on yahoo that has died from video games.You guys are stupid AF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GearsPro23 View Post
    I won't be surprised for anyone that does this to be the next person on yahoo that has died from video games.You guys are stupid AF.
    LOL, and our sigs... resemblance?
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    Sorry for not giving you guys an update on the event. I've been quite busy setting up the stream, which is done. It can be found at http://www.justin.tv/gearsathon. I'll also be posting updates on the Twitter I created for this event @GearsMarathon.
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    Dude I'm so hyped for this :-) thanx for the update and look forward to playin some gears with you :-)
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    You wont make it. You might make 24 if you are lucky though.
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    For all of the people that are saying we can't do it, just watch and see. I'm so psyched for this, y'all!

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    well 24 hrs are nothing to me but it's really really hot in Iraq until nov and the electricity is **** and my eyes would get out of there usual place if stay for straight 9 hrs so yea the dudes u have must be men of steel

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    I predict death if you attempt this.

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    None of us are gonna die, ive already done many marathons like this, longest is 52 hours, so ya we gonna do it NO PROBLEM

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    Is this thing still happening?
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    Thats what i was wondering yesterday..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eradtik View Post
    Thats what i was wondering yesterday..........
    LOL

    so it never went down?
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    Nah man, was online yesterday waiting for an invite. I took a day off from work so we could do this!! Im super choked, the guy hasnt been online in 4 days either

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    The guy probably died a few weeks ago from a gaming overdose. These type of things must be routine for him.
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    Is anybody really surprised? I see this kind of stuff all the time. That is why I don't like seeing events being organized so far off into the future from the thread posting date. Too many things change in that window of time, or people just aren't as active in the game as they were back when they organized the event. In my opinion, events shouldn't be scheduled more than a week from the date of the event thread being created, with daily updates to the OP to keep people informed that everything is on track.

    The least the OP could had done was post an update that it was cancelled, though. Kind of jerk thing to do by just blowing it off completely. I would make a note of his username, so in the future you know to not take anything he trys to plan seriously. His rep should mean squat now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eradtik View Post
    Nah man, was online yesterday waiting for an invite. I took a day off from work so we could do this!! Im super choked, the guy hasnt been online in 4 days either
    That's weird cuz he sent me a PM saying he was postponing until the 22nd due to unexpected work conflict.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspider72 View Post
    Is anybody really surprised? I see this kind of stuff all the time. That is why I don't like seeing events being organized so far off into the future from the thread posting date. Too many things change in that window of time, or people just aren't as active in the game as they were back when they organized the event. In my opinion, events shouldn't be scheduled more than a week from the date of the event thread being created, with daily updates to the OP to keep people informed that everything is on track.

    The least the OP could had done was post an update that it was cancelled, though. Kind of jerk thing to do by just blowing it off completely. I would make a note of his username, so in the future you know to not take anything he trys to plan seriously. His rep should mean squat now.
    Please see above. I don't think he intentionally forgot to inform Eradtik. He sent me a PM thinking I was participating hit I was only going to view parts


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    We'll ill PM him and see whats up. I still wanna do this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by STILRZBOY View Post
    That's weird cuz he sent me a PM saying he was postponing until the 22nd due to unexpected work conflict.



    Please see above. I don't think he intentionally forgot to inform Eradtik. He sent me a PM thinking I was participating hit I was only going to view parts


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    And his excuse for not updating this thread would be? He was posting on the forum at 1AM the night before, so there was no reason he coudn't update the thread while he was here. Strange that he had a work conflict, though he didn't seem to know about it only hours before the event was due to start. The only reason it irks me is because due to the length of time needed to complete an event like this, people had to actually arrange a schedule around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspider72 View Post
    And his excuse for not updating this thread would be? He was posting on the forum at 1AM the night before, so there was no reason he coudn't update the thread while he was here. Strange that he had a work conflict, though he didn't seem to know about it only hours before the event was due to start. The only reason it irks me is because due to the length of time needed to complete an event like this, people had to actually arrange a schedule around it.
    My bad, it was not a work thing, it was, I'm guessing, a family thing.

    This is what he sent me: "Postpone gears marathon
    I'm trying to get in touch with everyone on postponing the event. Something came up and now I have to go home this weekend. The date I was looking at was the 22nd."

    I do agree with your points and a quick OP update or additional post would have been a good thing.
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    Instead of doing this just for doing something crazy why dont you live stream the full 36 hours for like cancer or something where you do it for donations for a certain charity,

    it would get more hype and it wouldnt make you guys look like you have no lives :P

    but i am looking for people to go through all gears campaigns with me, not in one sitting but like over a few days


 
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