Being able to demo a game is the best way to find out whether or not you should spend your hard earned money on buying the full title when it comes out. On the other hand, sometimes demos come out quite late and at the most inopportune times. For example today the demo for Gears of War 3 has gone live on the Xbox Live system, it is exclusive to only Gold subscribers.
The strange thing about this demo release is that not only is it coming out a few months after Gears of War 3 has already come out, but it also has completely missed the holiday season window where it may have enticed some to pick up the title for Christmas. Alas, the chances have been missed and the demo can be acquired here. The demo will take place on the level “Shipwreck” which is the first chapter in Act II of the full Gears of War 3 game.