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If Gears Ever Comes To The PS3, Here's What We Want Fixed

Okay, in what will probably be a vain attempt to stop the deluge of 360 fankids smashing down PSXE's doors and flooding into this topic, let me just say this- Gears of War 2 is most certainly one of the best games of the generation, and ranks #3 for me on my top games of 2008 list. It's a little lower on my "favorite" list (if you don't know the difference, I can't help you), but in terms of quality, I would only put Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Grand Theft Auto IV ahead of Epic's awesome shooter. I loved the first - that was definitely my pick for Game of the Year in 2006 - and yes, I loved the second. ...but I do have some significant gripes, and I'm starting to think that if the game comes to the PS3, I want the team to address a few of these issues.

Yeah, I know it probably won't happen, but these days, you never know where exclusives will end up tomorrow. Now, after finishing GeoW2 and reflecting on the experience, I've come to a few unnerving conclusions. And here they are:

Sooo...we're back to cheating AI now?

And here I was, thinking we had left this annoying feature in the last generation. After getting nailed by yet another mortar, I started to wonder if I understood how the weapon actually worked. I had the chance to use it myself, but I wasn't aware that the enemies had the exclusive rights to homing mortars. I had to test it because I couldn't believe it. I ran back and forth and watched in absolute consternation as the mortars over my head followed my movements. Then, a boss cuts down pillars and I stand far enough away to watch the same thing happen with a falling pillar...needless to say, I laughed. Hard. On a related note, there were multiple times where an ally would stand near a wall or sit in cover, never moving for the duration of an entire firefight. Not sure what that was all about.

Vehicles are cool, but...'sigh'

I'm not saying the addition of the vehicles in this sequel is a bad thing. I had just as much fun as anyone else driving all of them...well, for a few minutes, anyway. Everything about riding a special "vehicle" of some kind, especially the damn Reaver, seemed overdone. I mean, the Centaur is cool, but why should that particular section take that long? The only one I thought was well-paced and enjoyable from start to finish was the Brumak, which didn't come until the end of the game. Look, I know that putting vehicles in shooters is the hip thing to do these days, but when you've got a take-no-prisoners, totally kick-ass third-person shooter mechanic, just focus on that. The vehicles are great for a little while, but please, don't try to do too much with them. You don't do flight games, so don't make me control a Reaver. You do awesome third-person shooters, and probably better than anyone, so don't lose that focus.

Glitchy, glitch, glitch...

I'm perfectly willing to accept the possibility that I encountered an abnormal number of glitches, but either way, they're anything but small or insignificant. The first was a flat-out game freeze during the transition between gameplay and cut-scene, and the second came when my allies were supposed to open a door and didn't. I ran around like a spaz trying to figure out if there was a switch somewhere, until I finally realized I should probably reload. So I did, and they did what they were supposed to do. The third issue consisted of a magical gravity-defying grenade that hit a tree branch and just sat up there, spinning and blinking. And let's not forget my personal favorite: the final freeze, which happened the instant I beat the final boss. Perhaps it's unfair to blame the game; perhaps it makes more sense to blame the 360, which seems to be the only console left where I find such significant technical glitches. Why do I get the feeling that if GeoW2 was made specifically for the PS3, we wouldn't have seen this...?

Don't rush an ending

I may be in the minority with the above complaints, but I know a lot of people agree with me on this: the final boss was laaaaame. And furthermore, the ending seems rushed and incomplete; it almost appears as if the team hit crunch time and said to themselves, "damnit, we're out of time...just end it!" I don't really have a huge problem with this, as it's not an RPG and the story isn't the focal point, but even so... Really, it seems to me as if the writers got to a point where they really couldn't figure out how to end the game, and they just settled on something that's highly questionable. Oh, and although it doesn't get its own heading because I don't have much to add: the Tickers sucked. Just...plain...stupid.

Okay, that's all. Really, this game does rock, and despite all these problems I had with it, the action is so very worth your time. Furthermore, there's no guarantee that these glitches will happen to you, and I know for a fact that many people adored all their time spent in/on those vehicles. I'm just saying: if Gears of War 3 somehow magically appears on the PS3, these are the issues I want to see addressed.

1/13/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (91 posts)

Advent Child
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 10:35:03 PM
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Ben all I can say is that I had every single thing happen to me that happened to you except the grenade in the tree. I agree with you on basically every point. Including that it only ranks like number 6-7 on my favorite list but number 3 on most accomplished list. Although I want to put more emphasis on the vehicle parts being waaaaaaay too freken long. I hated them, period... Except the Brumak. But it didn't seem like you could actually get hurt on the Brumak anyway so it was more of an interactive cutscene, but yea...

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:11:50 PM
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SNES AI :D , no no wait Atari AI lmfao

Anyway it would be good if that game comes to ps3 but I feel I might not like it.

Anyway hehe great points.

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Aftab
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:20:03 PM
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Speaking of wack AI's, and glitches, some of them seem deliberate. One time, I was sniping a boomer, and I had his face in my scopes. Just as I fired, he went Peek-a-boo, and comically covered his face with his hand. It was quite hilarious. The homing motars and falling pillars? Not so much.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:27:57 PM
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If they wanted to take it to the next level they'd have to bring it to PS3, but I don't feel like I'm missing any fun I couldn't be having already.

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ps92117
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:32:22 PM

though i agree , you seem to ask for wars from xbots .

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:38:25 PM

that come off bad? Woops, sometimes writing matter-of-factly has that effect, o well. I forgot this was primed to become one of "those" articles that bring in the nuts.

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MetalHead09
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:46:05 PM

world i agree, the game sounds sweet but i can probly have just as much fun with metal gear or resistance, i only have 3 silver trophies to go and ill have all the single player trophies!! fallout 3 sounds darn good to.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:59:28 AM

Fallout 3 is my GOTY.

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 1:30:15 AM

"Matter-of-factly". Yeah, I guess I do that a lot. So sorry, too, if I've stepped on anyone's toes. But concerning the xbots, I wouldn't worry about accomadating them, too much.

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ps92117
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:28:56 PM
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So ben where does it stand on graphics? I again like the idea of vehicles more but from what i read it seems as if they have over done it. Tough is it worst to have that much emphasis on vehicles than to have none at all? Do you think kz2 should have vehicles online as much as it should have coop or is it realy not a big deal? What specifically did you like about geow2? Oh and wasn't the gears franchise suppose to be multiplat but ms bought rights, I do not know just asking so none of you xbots go and scream at me and call me ignorant.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 1:07:10 AM

Graphically, it's the best I've seen with the possible exception of MGS4.

But KZ2 and GoWIII will annihilate, anyway. ;)

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 1:16:11 AM

Texture-wise, and for this year, quite possibly. However, in the past 3 years of this generation, I find Uncharted to be more beautiful than both MGS4 and Gears2, in terms of textures, animation, and character-models. The AI was also superior.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 9:06:20 AM

I have to disagree with you Ben. Gears 2 has a lot pop ups. I think that Uncharted and MGS4 are way above than GeoW2 in term of graphics

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DarKn35s
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:52:32 PM

i have to mention the 5-6 times that i managed to get stuck floating on top of a gun that i should have simply picked up. o and the hugh fish boss where you had to shoot his eyes and go into his mouth was the worse. it was times when i sawed his arm like 3x and it did nothing he simply pulled the boat in the water, and that happend twice. the mission when one person takes the elevator and one takes the stairs the unlucky one on the elevator ended up floating in the air. yea it sucks that a AAA title like that has that many bugs.
Uncharted is very very beautiful.
and FALLOUT well im still addicted lol

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ps92117
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:09:03 AM
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I think geow3 going to ps3 would be more shocking to xbots than mgs4 going to 360 even though mgs has been with ps since the 90's. Though none would shock me more than ff13 multiplat did, and i know i am alone but that made me sad and angry. so geow multiplat would be payback.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:23:46 AM
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Maybe Sony can exchange exclusives with ms, gears 2 for haze. Seems like a fair trade.

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DarKn35s
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:53:36 PM

LMAO
That would be and excellent trade

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LCF
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:27:21 AM
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Gears got the worst A.I I ever seen this gen.Epic was under a 2 game contract with microsoft.I hope they did not extend it.Because Epic could do alot more with the extra horsepower and space in the PS3.Hell give the IP to GG.They'll make gears look stunning lol.But then again would photorealistic gore make it a Adult only rating?

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orangpelupa
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:33:09 AM
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quote
Perhaps it's unfair to blame the game; perhaps it makes more sense to blame the 360, which seems to be the only console left where I find such significant technical glitches. Why do I get the feeling that if GeoW2 was made specifically for the PS3, we wouldn't have seen this...?
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hmm, sound like PS3's fanboy comment >_<

its a lot more sense to blame the Game Developer :) :)

its just like GTA IV PC version have a lot of bugs and you blame it on PC hardware? >_<
its the developer's fault :) (not R* fault, they not port GTA IV to PC)

there's a different between hardware failure and software failure that causing Glitch :)

"most" hardware failure that causing glitch wont be able to be fixed by a downloadable patch.
software failure can be easily patched. (just like GTA IV freeze and Eternal Sonata Freeze, fixed by a patch)

but yeah, xbox 360 hardware is really unreliable. my xbox still alive but i always afraid when it will get RROD and im sure it will get RROD sooner or later... (dont know about the new jasper reliability, maybe better?)

btw i have not played Gears2 >_<
still playing Vesperia and Left4Dead >_<

thanks

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 1:07:40 AM

The same problems in Gears1 are in Gears2. If it were the first time, I would possibly think that it might have to do with Epic's tight turn-around times. But considering that this is Epic's second time around, I wouldn't be surprised that this has to do with hardware. And regarding R*, they were porting a game. That's not the samething has developing a game from the ground-up for a particular platform.



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Cuetes
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 9:55:25 AM

Only fan boy here is you, rushing to your 360's defense spots you as a fanboy.

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:07:36 AM

Nothing he said was fanboyism cuetes.

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ec0li
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 4:08:33 PM

@Orange

You've got some good points. I don't know if I can blame the 360 for a grenade being stuck on a tree. That's more of the developer's fault. Ben's complaints are legitimate but to say that Gears2 would not have glitches if it was made only on PS3 is nonsensical. Most if not all games suffer from weird glitches. Even MGS4 or Uncharted which are exclusive to PS3 have their own glitches. It always comes down to the developers and the amount of resources and time they spend on their game.

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 7:32:53 PM

"Nonsensical" seems rather harsh. And he didn't necessarily say it was a hardware thing. 1st party and 2nd party games get a high level of polish at Sony, pure and simple. I get that impression and just about anyone else with two eyes and both consoles will tell you that.

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ec0li
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:54:45 PM

I don't know. Maybe I'm not understanding correctly what Mr. Dutka wrote. If he meant that Gears2 might have LESS glitches if made only on the PS3...then that's entirely possible. My problem is that from my comprehension of his words, he's saying that it wouldn't have ANY glitches if it was made only for PS3. How can you make a statement like that if even some of the PS3's best exclusives still contain glitches. I would have to his say that his assesement is more biased than fair.

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Jizmack
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:41:07 AM
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Gears makes my head hurt and its a very slow paced game. Multiplayer is very unfair with those 1 shot kills which annoy the piss outa me and the chainsaw killing which gets old and having the newbs on LIVE. Saying "oh thats right why don't you stick to Halo" so i respond with "F*** you!" and "Halo and Gears blow, buy a Ps3"

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:50:13 AM
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I don't see why it wouldn't be ruled out. MS had exclusivity for the first 2 so I heard. And I kinda agree with World Ends. If they wanna step it up they have a home on the PS3.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 2:13:24 AM
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Gears is a great game.

I dought it would come to the PS3. But I wouldn't be mad if it happened. I dont like exclusives to be honest. I think the fun should be shared with everyone. Anyone for Halo on PS3?=]

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King James
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:18:38 AM

maybe the new Halo. Halo: Recon or Halo: ODST or whatever they are calling it. But that's about it. I never could play Halo more than a total of 12 hours outside of Halo 1.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:25:59 AM

I think Sony is fine with it's exclusives,overrated isn't Sony's style

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:57:20 PM

Only if it were like Halo 1 or 2. The 3rd felt awkward. Too much Cod I guess. As a gamer I just want the best games period.

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DarKn35s
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:58:09 PM

NO!!!!
Id accept GEARS before HALO

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 9:19:00 PM

Hey KAR are you talking about the games or the systems?;)

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Jove
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 2:46:11 AM
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ben, i used to respect you. up till now. your a fanboy man.

"Why do I get the feeling that if GeoW2 was made specifically for the PS3, we wouldn't have seen this...?"

all of them might want to say otherwise explaining their own versions of fanboyism but... damn ben...

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:06:18 AM

If you don't respect him, why should he care what you say?

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:13:36 AM

Once more, having both consoles I can say first party and second party games on the ps3 get an extra degree of polish. Because they are "unpopular" system in North America, at least, they have to try extra hard from getting nitpicked by critics. MS, on the other hand, can afford to sell games that are half-baked at times, because people will buy them, either way.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:19:34 AM

What are you talking about? The framerates are almost always better on the 360 version. Same with the lighting.

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FLYING_APE
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 4:00:46 AM

aftab is talking rubbish

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:10:49 AM

I'll admit josh...the framerate is better most of the time on the 360, but the lighting? the 360 is know mainly for its particle effects. the PS3 for its lighting.

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King James
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:19:47 AM

Josh, don't confusing good lighting effects with XBox gloss. It's not the same thing.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:20:39 AM

Don't really care if you "respect" me or not. I haven't held any biases in over 25 years of gaming and I'm far too old now to care what people think about my habits. I said Gears is great; I said it was the 3rd-best game of 2008 in my opinion, and I listed what I consider to be legitimate complaints.

If you can challenge any of them, be my guest. If not...don't post.

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:44:11 PM

I am really tired of these ps3 "framerate and lighting" comments based on older and incompetent ports. If you want to see an example of quality lighting, check out Uncharted. Not a single game on the 360 comes close. If you want to check out an example of smooth framerate, check out Wipeout HD. It runs at 60fps and at native 1080p, with little to no slow down at all. This is what I mean by Sony exclusives getting that extra degree of polish that you won't find on the 360.

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somethingrandom
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:01:19 PM

Ummmm... Fanboys are the guys that blatantly insult another system owner based on their choice. That obviously doesn't fit Ben as he owns a 360 and likes GeoW.

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K ASH
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 2:55:58 AM
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Vehicle parts in action game suck 4 me when u have 2 drive. The play length in most cases drags. I prefer cinamatic more controlled stuff like in uncharted. I think gears its a graet game but there has (winback ps2/n64 & killswitch)and there is (uncharted/darksector ps3)alternative games that can deliver the same gameplay.

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FLYING_APE
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:59:45 AM
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BLOG IT

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Dante399
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 4:33:23 AM
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M$ should cancel the xbox360 altogether and make xbox720 with higher disc capacity so that we don't have to say things like these ("GeoW3 should come to the PS3" or "the xbox360's ports are so lame" or "the game's too short" or "dammit it's full of glitches!!") in order to have a decent game.

Or game companies should make two versions of the game, put one on PC and dump the second inferior version of the game on the xbox360.

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CreamCracker
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 4:42:52 AM
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I have thIS game and even like it...but in my opinion the story is very "child"...Battle inside a giant worm,mortal rain of glass that disappears on the ground...my note is 6,5/10

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CreamCracker
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 4:42:54 AM
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I have thIS game and even like it...but in my opinion the story is very "child"...Battle inside a giant worm,mortal rain of glass that disappears on the ground...my note is 6,5/10

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www
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 5:23:51 AM
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Am still not done with Gears2 cause i don't know....it's great but it's just not dragging me to play it any chance i get.
I was stuck to MGSIV,GTA IV,Uncharted,COD4,DMC 4 till i beat them but with GeoW2,am going sooo slow,it's like am in no hurry to beat it.......i don't know but that feeling is not there,i end up playing FIFA 09 more(the best selling game in 08 in the UK and i think EU).

The graphics of shooters and other games are always being praised,how about Fifa 09,it's got some of the finest graphics,the player models are unbelievable,i know all u americans care about is nfl,mlb but Ben i'd like you to talk about Fifa 09 once in a while,too much FFXIII,we all need that game badly but it's not going to be out yet thus let's share our experiences with already released titles........like you're doing with GeoW2 now.

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xnonsuchx
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 6:08:40 AM

Soccer (aka REAL Football) just seems boring on game systems. To me, MOST sports games do...I just think team sports don't translate all that well to a video game. Wii Sports bowling was ALMOST fun while I was at a relative's place last Thanksgiving, though! ;-) If you're just somewhat controlling gameplay, relying on game AI to support you, it just doesn't seem quite right.

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MetalHead09
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 6:58:49 AM

personally i like golf games.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 7:12:03 AM
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I have never seen or read of anyone that had as many issues with Xbox/Xbox 360 games as you have had Ben.

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robinhood2010
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 7:18:05 AM
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Two words:

Epic Fail.

ahaha!

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Jed
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 6:16:55 PM

love the avatar

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 9:15:45 PM

hater

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www
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 8:49:21 AM
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Serious off topic issue:

I just don't get this generation????

We had... was it 3 Final Fantasies on ps2 in 5 or 6 years..... NOW we're in the 3rd year of ps3 and no hope of the FIRST EVER next-gen FF making it in the 3rd but maybe in the 4th year.
Ppl are even predicting xbox 720 in 2011/2012 and here we are with FFXIII coming in 2010.

We've so far had only ONE next-gen GTA and no news of the next one.....wat's happening.
I think what Sony said is going to happen....this generation is gonna last 10 years plus.
Am sorry but i think we might have to play Xbox 360 with it's hardware issues for another 6-7 years,they can't just throw out a 720 this early with only one FFXIII made on 360.
Plus, 360 has been very succesful and i think they are in no hurry to end it's life cycle and Sony on the other hand still want to make maximum profit outta the ps3.

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fallingdove
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 9:47:10 AM

1) Development times are longer this generation.

2) A company's 1st gen title always takes the longest. The development time is cut down significantly in the generations following.

3)There are 2 Final Fantasy games due out by 2011.

Relax, this generation has just begun. The PS3 is still a baby. :)

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:17:43 AM

Compared to previous generations (which lasted around 7 years per console) the ps3 should be in its preteen years.

And It would be highly stupid if Microsoft launched a new xbox. If you think about it, it would actually help the PS3 because the new 720 would most likely cost more than the PS3. And there is no way that games will look leaps and bounds better than the PS3, expecially not at first.

Since most xbox fans say that the PS3 cost too much, what do you think will happen when a xbox model cost more? And what about the consumers who feel abandoned by microsoft moving to a newer console?

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 2:07:58 PM

That's true. I don't think MS will be as quick to drop support in this gen, especially with all the success behind Live. Mid to late 2011 sounds about right, around the time the library tapers off, but you gotta figure people will still be online with Gears3 (2010), and even Halo, possibly through 2012.

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Jed
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 6:11:29 PM

I heard that the team making the new Red Faction game have maxed out the 360. It makes me wonder what microsoft will do if the ps3 games keep getting better after the 360 has reached its limit.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 9:17:29 AM
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Well I have some issues with GEOW3 as well. First of all, the story, IMO is lame.

What's going on with Maria and Marcus's father.

What's the point of the glowing enemies fighting the non glowing enemies? Just to let the end have some kind of sense?

The vehicles sections are terrible, I hated when you have to drive on thin ice.

Please Epic/MS fix the servers, it's annoying to wait 20 minutes to get into an online game.

IMO, is a short game that is nor worth 60 bucks

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:20:58 AM
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Yeah, and I honestly can't see why people say that gears has the best graphics. I have a 60 inch Sony Bravia with a HDMI cable, and I think Metal Gear Solid 4 looks noticably better than gears2.

BTW, maria looked ugly as hell when you saved her right? I couldn't see how dude could touch her. Wife or not, I would have shot the ho on sight!

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ec0li
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:47:30 PM

wutcha talkin bout? Maria was teh hotness in a walking cadaver sort of way. hmm...this sounds close to being necrophilia.

It makes me wonder if plastic surgery could have saved her. Ah well, she'd still be "broken" inside.

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Jed
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 6:13:24 PM

even if you could make her look better, you will still have that picture in your mind.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:43:58 AM
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Meh id rather just have fable and Lost Odyssey...

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cell9899
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:28:19 PM
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Honestly I never felt the need to purchase an XBOX360 just to play Gears Of War 2, it never really appealed to me.

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ps92117
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 1:46:48 PM
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I enjoyed halo2 alot but frankly none of the new ones intrest me much, I was expecting biochok to be amazing an all but i personally found it to be crap.

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vicious54
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 2:34:06 PM
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GEOW2 is a great looking game but I don't think anything was really all that new and exciting from the first one.

I guess the name is what enticed people to go out and buy it.

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ps92117
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:07:39 PM

same reason halo wars and hao osdt will sell good.

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N a S a H
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 2:59:49 PM
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Horde is epic fun :)

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:20:19 PM

You should have said "no pun intended"

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Banky A
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 5:09:45 PM

Maybe it wasn't intended.
But if he would put a disclaimer then it will show that he knows the pun is there, which can mean he can't think of another word to replace it. Thus that pun could be intended.. yada yada blah blah blah.

lolz :P

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GEEZZZYYYY
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:51:18 PM
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GEars of war is a great game. If it came to PS3, i bet every PS3 owner including my self will buy it, not act as if the Ps3 doesnt need gears of war because it is a game that cant be missed but unfortuatly, i beleieve this game has no chance on ever being on a PS3. THough gears of war is good, i dont think its good enough for me to buy a 360 as it will most likly make its way to the PC, then i would beable to enjoy GOD of war, MGS4 and Killzone, resistance and all the other amaing games and gears of war and halo for the xbox on a PC.

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Banky A
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 5:13:03 PM
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I don't know. I don't like Gears of War 2 as much as the 1st. I like the story a lot better in #2 (watching their friends as they suffered was a big step up in emotion for me) but I had more fun in Gears 1..

I haven't played it too much, I've 'watched' the whole game through as my neighbour played it but Horde mode was pretty fun.

xD

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Jed
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 6:16:10 PM

Your avatar is really freaky if you really look at it.

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Banky A
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 3:28:18 AM

I hope it is :P
And the sideburns of glory are quite great.

>=]

Wait whaaat you think 50% of my face is really freaky if you look close? Darn it :( hah.. ha..

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Daedusian
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 5:27:00 PM
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HAHAHAHA I experienced the same thing with the pillars. I was way on the other end of the room in the corner and I was like 'there's no way that thing is going to hit me wayyy over here' and then BOOM! Dead. That was my favorite part of the game.. just that moment alone.

And I totally agree with the vehicles. Holy crap they were downright awful! The reavers were terrible, especially when winding through the cave and fighting off the boss! A) I couldn't see crap and B) half the time I was screaming at when the eff it was going to end. Such a drag.

But yes, it definitely was a great game, but I did like the first better. I felt there was a lot less action in the second. Every time I entered a new area thinking I would be fighting off a billion locusts (like the first), I was always wrong. I remember one area specifically thinking it would take me forever. Then, 5 seconds later, I'm done and already moving onto the next checkpoint..

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tlpn99
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 5:44:52 PM
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I liked both Gears, I thought the first Gears end of level boss was sheer hard, it took me about 25 goes of killing him. I enjoyed the 2nd one too.

I would like to see Gears 3 come to the PS3. I do agree with the glitches n things you said though Ben. I got stuck once I think in a door or something but it freed itself after a couple of minutes.

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Jed
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 6:07:30 PM
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I had a game freeze on me right after I beat the final boss. sadly, it was final fatasy 7. It's the worst feeling in the world when you realize that it is frozen, and its not coming back...(a tear falls)

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dveisalive
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 6:16:53 PM
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GEARS or any 360 game would run superior on a PS3, especially with the usage of the CELL. I remember the makers of Bioshock and Call of Duty 4(Infinity WARD!) both said that because of the Cell and extra on board memory their engines run smoother and it is easier for their proprietary commands to run like butter!

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karneli lll
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 6:33:54 PM
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all these problems in gears 2 and its still praised,im sure if it was a ps3 exclusive a lot of crap would be said about it. LMAO on the 360 at CES 09 that got red rings after trying to run halo wars

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ps92117
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 7:30:01 PM

lol thats nice, i have droped my ps3 several times but it runs perfectly though the browser gives me touble sometimes, wish i could say the same bout my r fom disc, sadly it broke when they released the content for free.

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orangpelupa
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 7:16:44 PM
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@dvei
ps3 have less graphic ram than x360.........

argh, if only sony put big graphic ram @ ps3... we will have games with great textures.
just imagine MGS4 with hi-res textures! that will be awesome!

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LCF
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:51:23 PM

You really need to get your head out of the past.I will say it for the upteenth time.The Cell does not need to rely on the RSX.Every things is supposed to be rendered in the Cell.
you talk about RAM,just take a damn look at KZ2,GG got a damn good handle on the architecture.Running at 60% Cell capacity,you think GG is complaining about RAM?

You think Sony did not hear from developers from the PS1 and PS2 era? All those systems in the past including the X360 rely heavy on GPUs.
The PS3 does not because the Cell renders it all.This is why Red Faction devs are saying they maxed the X360.Because the X360 games are GPU heavy,just like PCs.

Textures can be streamed and because the data transfer is higher on Blu-ray disc per hit compaired to DVD,we PS3 owners should not have to worry about compressed (lossy) data i.e texture,because of the added space.

Go to IBM's website and fricken read it.Cell B.E does all the damn rendering at such a high rate of speed,RAM is not a critical factor like the GPUs of today and consoles of yester-year.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:12:31 PM

Someone said it only the first 2 games were bought up by M$

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LCF
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 11:04:13 PM

Microsoft contracted Epic to a two game deal.If Epic or microsoft did not extend the contract,then its possible Gears 3(2) would be multiplat.Epic is a 3rd party.Epic owns the IP.Just cliffy B belongs to microsoft.Its a fair trade IMO they can keep cliffy B for screwing up gears 1.5.

And who knows,the story is already messed up,whats to say Gears 3(2) wont be on the PS3,WII or iphone for that matter.

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booze925
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:21:46 PM
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would it b a gud trade if resistance went multi- but so did gears?

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orangpelupa
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 7:37:37 AM
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LCF, please stay calm...

yes, we know graphic can be rendered by CELL. but, don't forget that Sony split the ram 256MB to system 256MB to RSX.
and the PS3OS eat about 60MB system RAM. CMIIW.

ram is NOT a critical factor for graphic performance :)
but to load hi-res textures, you need RAM.


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LCF
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 10:10:43 AM

orangpelupa,please get you head out of the past when refering to the Cell.

Each SPE runs a distinct program.Data comes from an input stream, and is sent to SPEs. When an SPE has terminated the processing,the output data is sent to an output stream.

This provides a flexible and powerful architecture for stream processing, and allows explicit scheduling for each SPE separately. Other processors are also able to perform streaming tasks, but are limited by the kernel loaded.

RAM is not critical as you think.High speed computation is.Textures are streamed in the Cell.

There is no hope for you,go ahead and stay with your backwards thinking.CPU+GPU is a old design.With Cell you are looking at the future of PCs.

Intel is making a Cell type processors now,no need for GPUs.Just remember that.

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cadpig
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 11:28:31 PM
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C'mon guys stop being so hateful. Gears of war 2 is one of the best games out. Comeing to the Ps3 could only make it better. Gives the Ps3 a chance to flex it's muscles...The crys of the fanboys would classic!!!

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orangpelupa
Friday, January 16, 2009 @ 11:21:12 AM
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@LCF
there is no hope for you too >_<

data from storage (HDD/DVD/BluRay) go to RAM.
data from RAM streamed to whatever needed.

Textures need to be loaded on RAM then its streamed to CELL to be used in the graphic it rendered.

even if CELL is 20000x faster than radeon 4800 series. CELL still need RAM for the Textures.

CELL = super fast
XDR RAM = super fast

HDD/Bluray = super slow.

so can you tell me how to stream hi res textures to 256MB ram to be used by cell?

remember, all the data need to be read from very slow source. its HDD/bluray.
the textures need to be loaded to RAM.
the bottleneck is in HDD.

dont care how fast is the PS3's XDR RAM, it still need to read the data (textures) from very slow source (HDD/bluray).

:)

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