MTV is streaming on their web site a long and quite nice feature on Gears of Wars, with a focus on the weeks before E3 and Cliffy B. Watch this directly on the MTV website, or here in lower quality. Update : Now that MTV stopped airing this video on MTV2, I'm putting it back online.
@nostradamus: For the player count, yes. There is still plenty of people playing the vanilla maps. Check out the population here:://battlefieldt racker.com/bf1/insights/population hts/population (13 Hours ago)
will i be content with the player count scenario of a current basegame maps only? can i still play much of the game? (13 Hours ago)
...one, "In the Name of Tsar" contains 6 maps, 11 new weapons and much more coming. (14 Hours ago)
Fore base game? Well yes, if you like the game even more, you can get Premium or get each dlc separate. I didn't like the first dlc but the 2nd... (14 Hours ago)