Friday, March 19, 2010

Cliffy B talks Gears 3, obviously.

Maybe its just me, but why do I get the feeling that Cliffy B still believes Gears of War 3 will be a surprise? I saw posters online while using google to look up ANYTHING on Gears 3, and that said November (17th) 2010. Photo shopped? maybe since I can't find them again.

Honestly though.

(+2 years of development)
Gears 2:2008
(+2 years of development)
Gears 3:2010

We've waited long enough, and the way he talks makes it seem that Gears of War 3 COULD be out this year. Sure there is concern of Gears 3 and Halo Reach "affecting" each other, but i'm getting both games for sure regardless of when they come out. All those games of 2009 were pushed back because of Modern Warfare 2, and that's been a stupid move so far.

I didn't know Epic's tech was used for Natal, but I do remember Cliff saying Gears wouldn't use Natal. The "hybrid game" description in regards to the uses of Natal makes me wonder if he changed his tune with using Natal for Gears 3.

I am happy that he browses forums to find feedback and realizes how redundant and repetitive Gears of War 2 matchmaking is, I hope Gears 3 improves on that.

Gears of War 2 seems forgotten nowadays, and that's a shame. Horde mode was much more fun than say, Firefight, and the Co-op of Gears campaign was WAY better done than Halo 3. Halo 3 had you all fighting the same number of aliens, Gears split up the players and made a much more satisfying Co-Op experience. Spec Ops on Modern Warfare 2 is about the same, but Gears encouraged you to defend your teammate.

Gears of War 2 was such a major improvement over the first one, I seriously can't wait till we see the third.

Predators Trailer

I've been following this movie, which has confused people just by the title alone.

Produced by Robert Rodriquez, this movie is the newest Predator story since Predator 2 in the early 90's. However, Rodriguez clearly states how Predators will be a true sequel to the original.

Predator 2 was pretty awful, considering it was in the city as opposed to the jungle. Losing Schwarzenegger also hurt it, but hey the sequel was a money grab like any other.

The trailer is definitely trying to reach the Predator fans, but this time the team is random instead of being a squad. Good concept, especially with the interesting idea of being on the Predator's home world.

That eases my concern over the "new breed" of predators Rodriguez mentioned, the "new breed" really being the mean and unrefined predators that don't meet the standards of the "calmer" species we the fans are so used to.

This "new breed" better be more blood thirsty, or rely on instincts rather than tech. That would be really interesting.