To those who have played both Gears of War games this generation, the name ‘Carmine’ has always been associated with unfortunate death scenes.
First Anthony Carmine took a sniper shot to the head at the ‘House of Sovereigns‘ in Gears of War 1
Then it was poor Benjamin Carmine who suffered greatly inside the ‘Rift Worm‘ in Gears of War 2, after which Marcus collected his GOC tags and a letter written to his brother Clay.
This brings us nicely to Clay Carmine, the third brother who’s to be introduced in Gears of War 3 in April next year. But what is to be his fate? From the 29th July Xbox Live users will be able to cast their vote to either see the COG soldier following in his brothers footsteps or break tradition and survive the entire game. Two Avatar t-shirts will be available on the marketplace to show support, one with the words “Save Carmine” and one with “Carmine Must Die“. Each purchase counts as a vote with ALL proceedings going to the ‘Childs Play’ charity
This harkens back to DC comics in the late 80′s with the Batman story “A death in the family” where readers were able to call a premium number and vote on the possible survival of Robbin. Needless to say, over 20 years ago the fans wanted blood for the second Robbin ‘Jason Todd’. In this day and age, will Gears of War fans show mercy?
So come on fellow MidLife Gamers…. which way do you want Clay Carmine to go?