August 21, 2011

Video Awesomeness: Gears of War Edition

To celebrate the upcoming release of Gears of War 3 I thought I’d show some videos from one of the 360’s defining series: Gears of War! Now anyone who knows me has heard my utter contempt for Gears of War 2 multiplayer and if I play it I loudly voice my frustration and discontent for the mechanics in it!!!! Now, that said I do love the campaign, the story is truly “Epic” in every meaning of the word and the graphics have always screamed NEXT-GEN. So I have high hopes for the 3rd installment in the series and judging by the Beta I’m thinking I’ll get my wish….maybe.

Gears of War was released by Epic back on “Emergence Day” November 7, 2006 the day when on the planet Sera, 14 years after the end of the Pendulum Wars (War between the various factions of humans for control of Imulsion a highly desired power source buried deep within the planets crust), A new threat to humanity emerged to plot its demise, the Locusts. The surviving governments joined together to form the Coalition of Ordered Governments or COG for short, to fight off this new enemy from deep within the bowls of Sera.
This is where Marcus Fenix comes in…..

After a Devastating blow to the Locust horde at the end of Gears of War, they come back with a vengeance in Gears of War 2 revealing that the horde has a Queen directing all the movements against humanity.

Now Marcus and Dom of Delta squad must go deep into Sera to find what has destroyed all the cities on the surface save one Jacinto. The story for this installment was truly dramatic showing the horrors of war and what some do to save the ones they love….

At the end of Gears 2 humanity thought they had won, that the war was truly over but they only found another enemy that was infecting the Locusts and wanted everything to die, The Lambent. When this was discovered the surviving humans retreated yet again to an island thought to be safe from the Locusts and the Lambent….So this is where Gears of War 3 begins…

Gears 3 shows that no one can sit idly by while others defend them in this the “final” installment everyone must pick up a Lancer and fight! This trailer is truly FANtastic being made by Fans and not Epic it really pulls some emotion out of you

Now this final Video screams BAD ASS with the immortal Black Sabbath’s War Pigs driving home the desire to play this damn game!!!

Now if I ever meet you Cliff Bleszinski I would love to shake your hand for the awesomeness that is Gears of War then punch you square in the forehead for never fixing the multiplayer in Gears 2! Ahhh if only, here’s some multiplayer gameplay footage from the beta…

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