1 September 2011 12:14 PM, PDT | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

When they're not developing popular shooters, Epic Games sure know how to put an emotional trailer together. With every "Gears of War" release, the company issues forth a trailer that incorporates a seemingly out-of-place, sad song played over crazy action. The first "Gears" trailer used the haunting "Mad World," as sung by Gary Jules. "Gears of War 2" video featured Devotchka's "How It Ends." Today, Epic has released the latest trailer for "Gears of War 3" and – big surprise – it features a real tear-jerker from Mazzy Star, "To Dust."

You can check out the video posted by Machinima this morning below.

So, now that you've taken some time to wipe away your tears, lighting a candle under your "Marcus + Dom 4-ever" shrine, let's take a deeper look at these "Gears" trailers. No, not just at the gameplay they're showing off – which looks excellent, of course – but at this sort of auteur method »

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