From January 1st Microsoft will be removing all “Gun Like” items from sale on the Avatar Marketplace.
The news comes from Epic Games community manager Will Kinsler who posted this on the official Gears of War forum:
Heads up! Starting on Jan. 1, 2012, the Lancer and Hammerburst avatar items will no longer be available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. If you’ve purchased the items prior to Jan. 1, you will be able to keep them. A new policy goes into effect for all gun-like avatar items on the Marketplace, so get them while they’re hot.
The severity of this policy is currently unknown but as of writing this only the Gears of War 3 items have been confirmed as facing the chopping block. Hopefully there will be a distinction between realistic guns and just gun like items otherwise you’d better Finish Portal 2 soon and unlock that Portal gun before it is too late.
P.S. Sorry for the incredibly bad joke as a headline( I couldn’t resist).