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  • PhoenixFlames 27 Feb 2010 17:36:38 9,230 posts
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    Does anyone know of a potential release date on this?

    I wasn't sure whether to put this in the Xbox 360 category to start with due to news item on IGN from Sept 09 stating:

    The wait for Gears of War 3 could be longer than expected, with Epic Games President Mike Capps saying it will be released on the next generation of consoles meaning that it could be between four to five years until we see Marcus Fenix and company again.


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    However Hexus reported:

    With huge game sales comes the inevitable sequel, so there's no real surprise that the latest rumour to come out of videogame magazine EGM is that the third instalment in the Gears of War series is currently in development.

    The magazine claims that Gears of War 3 has an estimated release date of 2010, which would put each of the titles two years apart and once again it will see the return of the game's hero, Marcus Fenix.

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    So 2010 or 2014, Xbox 360 or Next-Gen? I personally can't see why it wouldn't be out sooner rather than later.

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  • Syrette 27 Feb 2010 19:35:10 44,216 posts
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    Fuck's sake, please don't be out this year, in fact don't be out next year.

    Here's an idea, MS/Epic - NEW IP

    2 Gears titles were enough if you ask me. I'm bored of the whole combat mechanic, the dull setting, even Horde mode.

  • matrim83 27 Feb 2010 19:35:40 5,597 posts
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    I dont think its happening this year. Halo Reach and Natal should mean MS have a good lineup this holiday, I am sure they would want to save it for next year.

    It will happen before next gen though. No one sits on a 10 million selling franchise for 6 years. Except for that other game that begins with a G. :p

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  • PhoenixFlames 27 Feb 2010 19:37:08 9,230 posts
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    @foreverafternothing - 2 Gears titles were certainly not enough! Back in your hole! ;)

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  • Terrorist 27 Feb 2010 19:39:30 198 posts
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    True i would love a Gears of War 3.Just having Marcus in Lost planet is not enough i guess ...
  • Syrette 27 Feb 2010 19:41:50 44,216 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    @foreverafternothing - 2 Gears titles were certainly not enough! Back in your hole! ;)

    It's not so much that I have a problem with Gears - in fact at the time I loved them, I'd just like something new (and preferably not Natal-based which sadly is where I imagine MS will take the most risks with new titles).

  • Deleted user 27 February 2010 19:44:19
    Not Natal based!

    I want it to be a sequel, get to play as Dom's wife etc. It'll be interesting to see the improvements in visuals, would be quite EPIC at 60FPS. ;)
  • Terrorist 27 Feb 2010 19:45:18 198 posts
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    My precious halo is saved from the evil of natal :D



    For now :0
  • seasidebaz 27 Feb 2010 20:20:12 6,168 posts
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    foreverafternothing wrote:
    Fuck's sake, please don't be out this year, in fact don't be out next year.

    Here's an idea, MS/Epic - NEW IP

    2 Gears titles were enough if you ask me. I'm bored of the whole combat mechanic, the dull setting, even Horde mode.

    .. and the shit AI, broken network code, pop-in textures... the homosexuality...
  • PhoenixFlames 27 Feb 2010 20:39:03 9,230 posts
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    seasidebaz wrote:
    foreverafternothing wrote:
    Fuck's sake, please don't be out this year, in fact don't be out next year.

    Here's an idea, MS/Epic - NEW IP

    2 Gears titles were enough if you ask me. I'm bored of the whole combat mechanic, the dull setting, even Horde mode.

    .. and the shit AI, broken network code, pop-in textures... the homosexuality...

    I'm soooo glad I don't notice things like this, it must really spoil great games for people. I played both through in about 2 sittings each (couldn't put them down) and had an absolute blast.

    It's like when people talk about 'tearing' and such. No idea what they are on about and I'm glad.

    People are far too fussy these days. They are both worth full RRP in my opinion and both for 15 (preowned at Gamestation atm) it's a no brainer.

    Bring on the third installment.

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  • seasidebaz 27 Feb 2010 20:41:56 6,168 posts
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    I bought the first one on launch and was sorely disappointed. The game was broken. Bought the sequel for about a tenner and had a great time with it. The game was still broken though.

    In summary, the games are great tech demos and therefore are worth about a tenner. I wouldn't pay full price for them though.
  • Mr-Brett 27 Feb 2010 20:44:50 12,894 posts
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    To be fair to baz, he's not pointing out minor details. Things like broken network code would be translated to "fucked up multiplayer" and pop-in textures to "textures appearing 2 minutes after the level loaded". They're fairly noticeable things.

    I like Horde mode and the campaign in 2 was alright (bit poor in 1), I don't have a problem with a Gears 3 but it's not on my 'most anticipated' list.

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  • PhoenixFlames 27 Feb 2010 20:45:56 9,230 posts
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    seasidebaz wrote:
    I bought the first one on launch and was sorely disappointed. The game was broken. Bought the sequel for about a tenner and had a great time with it. The game was still broken though.

    In summary, the games are great tech demos and therefore are worth about a tenner. I wouldn't pay full price for them though.

    This is my point. I didn't notice one single thing 'broken' about either of them. Just great story, graphics, music, voice acting/script and most importantly fun.

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  • Psychotext 27 Feb 2010 20:48:49 55,032 posts
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    The hell? Broken?
  • LazyNinjaUk 27 Feb 2010 20:49:15 148 posts
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    Cliff Blezinski and Mark Rein have said that Gears of War 3 won't be the last 'Gears' game, but it would be the last in this storyarch.

    I'd expect GoW 3 to be released on 360, then Epic to work on a new Gears title for the next generation Xbox.
  • convercide 28 Feb 2010 12:26:04 6,204 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    The hell? Broken?

    They were good games but Gears 2 was borked online for ages. It took too long for a patch to be released so I ended up getting rid of it thinking it'd never be solved. You'd just sit there waiting for it to find a match, which it never did. I even played recently and it still takes a while to find and join a match. However, once ina game it's a lot of fun and the netcode seems sound.

    As for the textures, that was an early issue with the Unreal 3 engine that was mostly fixed for Gears 2. It helps if you rip the game to the HDD.

    If you can read this, you don't need glasses.

  • Syrette 8 Apr 2010 22:41:12 44,216 posts
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    Meh.

    Broken record time - I want new IP.

  • Deleted user 8 April 2010 22:42:02
    Acclaimed cover system?
  • Hunam 8 Apr 2010 22:42:26 20,674 posts
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    It's the 3rd game in a series. It's hardly being dragged out either. Some people like a story or setting to last, not to just have every game a one shot product that they invest time in and never see again.
  • Pirotic Moderator 8 Apr 2010 22:49:23 20,647 posts
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    the Gears series has far better multiplayer mechanics than any other FPS out their, shame the rather shitty matchmaking system and bugs switch a lot of people back to Modern Warfare.

    Underwater.. I always associate underwater levels with frustrating 'air' time limits and moving at an infuriating snails pace. My gut feeling is that they'll be using changing water levels to spice up the cover mechanics, it sounds like they don't want anymore hiding behind walls for 5 minutes stand-off's which I'd welcome. Having lava changing safe spots and so forth.

    I wouldn't read too much into the foliage tech, they had the 'meat cube' tech announced seemingly in time for the previous game which never really made much use for it.
  • Pirotic Moderator 8 Apr 2010 22:53:32 20,647 posts
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    The design team dislike the shotgun with a passion, supposidly they got pissed that it was being used as a 'staple' weapon in multiplayer when the game was supposed to be about ducking in and out of cover with the rifle. It's also been the cause of various technical issues with the net code due to it's scatter fire (which is why you don't get it in a lot of games these days).

    It's why in 2 they tried to introduce the alternative pistols/rifles to tone down shotgun usage.
  • absolutezero 8 Apr 2010 22:58:52 7,956 posts
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    Its also why most one on one battles fell back on dancing round one another with shotguns.

    Then I roll into the middle and melee everyone with the shitty pistol.
  • yupyup 8 Apr 2010 23:04:20 3,682 posts
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    Ooh crispy and fan. Where's yossarian so I can win on moanathon bingo?

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  • matrim83 9 Apr 2010 12:09:15 5,597 posts
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    The cliffyb reveal on Fallon was postponed till Monday. Someone forgot to tell MS Xbox team though.

    http://b6.s3.quickshareit.com/mobilephotoapr9201063158am0f356.jpg

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  • Blerk Moderator 9 Apr 2010 12:25:01 48,225 posts
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    glol! Microsoft strikes again! :-D
  • CosmicFuzz 9 Apr 2010 12:25:55 25,624 posts
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    Haha! Brilliant :D

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  • Deleted user 9 April 2010 12:40:17
    Someone at marketing is going to get squeezed plums over that little gaffe!
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