FleshEatingZipper says: "April 18th – May 15th. That is how long one of the most anticipated betas to ever be beta’d lasted. Gears of War, Microsoft’s second biggest franchise and one of the highest selling exclusive games this generation, had the interwebs and Xbox Live a buzzed with activity when people found out they would be able to play this anticipated game early. Console betas are usually viewed as glorified demos and with the level of polish the Gears 3 beta had, I’m not surprised some think that. But in this case, the beta was used to collect mostly server stats, weapon stats and any random glitches that might exist. So how did I view this beta?"