This will be the game to get a GF3 for, apparently. It supposedly will still run on a moderately spec'd machine with around a GF2.
1) Agreed. Make a bigger rule and say that marketing guys shouldnt make decisions on what's really a technical release - esp not without telling the tech guys!
(sorry Mark!) But, on the other hand, the "touch up" was pretty slight, and Epic is doing the "right thing" by setting the record straight.
2) I don't think they've really released specifics.
3) Uh huh. :). The gameplay should be sweet as well, but we will just have to wait a few more months to find out.