Want in on the Gears of War 3 beta next year? One way is to buy the "Epic Edition" of Epic Games' other title, Bulletstorm.
This special edition (for Xbox 360 only, obviously) will run you $59.99, and comes with 25,000 bonus experience points, a new look for the game's leash, a Peace Maker Carbine, boots, and some armor. Oh, and that Gears of War 3 beta. Kind of a big deal.
For everyone freaking out over the idea of having to shell out money in order to get into a beta program, relax. While it hasn't been announced, this likely isn't the only way you'll be able to get access to the program, so take a deep breath, will you?
Bulletstorm is out February 22. No word on when the Gears of War 3 beta will start, but the game is expected to ship next fall.