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Submitted by Breadcrab 549d ago | rumor

Rumor: Microsoft trademarks "Marlow Briggs," possible character for spinoff title?

Microsoft may have very special plans for a yet-unknown charterer in their Gears of War franchise, if their latest exploits in trademarking are any indication. (Xbox 360)

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BringingTheThunder  +   549d ago
the next marcus fenix?
Knight_Crawler  +   549d ago
Megaton news: MS purchases EPIC games - the character in the Samaritan demo is called Marlow Briggs ;)

@SuperLube - I agree with you...Judgement and the new God of War game feel forced on and think MS and Sony should have waited till next gen to release them.

Oh well someone will always buy what every MS and Sony throws at them so they will continue to milk games.

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Gildarts  +   548d ago
@Knight crawler
that is more likely then it being related to gears of war for starters there is very little information about Jordan Briggs even on the Wiki, second Briggs is a pretty common last name it could be anyone, then third Microsoft doesn't own the gears of war IP why would they trademark a character for a franchise they don't really own? The fact that they have gone trough the trouble of trademarking this awesome name means it is going to be big. NO, Marlow Briggs is probably the name of the main character for the "Halo-killer" Blacktusk is working on.
kratos17  +   549d ago
I really hope this doesn't become a yearly franchise.
Blank  +   548d ago
Im hoping for the samething I love gears dont get me wrong but by the way judgement is being recieved and lackluster hype is a telling sign now as for my personal opinion about judgement is that I am gonna pick it up sooner or later for sure just for the lore but with baird as the main focus aint exactly motivating me to get it ASAP : /
DOMination-  +   548d ago
Lol. Marlow Briggs 2014.
SuperLupe  +   549d ago
It definately won't be a Gears spin-off ... espeicially after they see Judgement's sales.

It's a bit off topic but Gears Judgement is one of the most unnecessary entries in a good series I've seen in a long time. Everythig was perfect with it ending with Gears 3. It would have been great to not see anymore Gears until next gen ... you know keep us hungry for more.

And I think the lack of "hype" around the game means I'm not the only 360 owner who thinks that.
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showtimefolks  +   549d ago
while i agree with you you can't just expect the publishers to give up on their Ips.
Welshy  +   549d ago
There is a difference between "giving up" on an IP and giving it a break to allow some fan anticipation to build, especially with next gen around the corner.

What's the big hurry to shove another Gears game out the door? Like SuperLupe said, there is a severe lack of excitement for Gears judgement to the extent i honestly don't recall anyone talking about it really since E3 except maybe Microsoft.

If MS insist on sticking with the same IP's they need to keep them fresh because if people tire of Halo and Gears, the nextbox is going to have a rough time in the AAA exclusive department.
showtimefolks  +   548d ago
TheFaceless

i agree but i don't see them resting this IP. and this one will sell 3-5 million too

when games keep on selling these publishers will keep making them, its simple supply and demand.

if i am not interested in a game i wait for a huge price drop before picking it up, the only way to speak with the publishers is with out wallets
hazardman  +   548d ago
Well I for one won't be getting any more Gears of War games. Cliffy is no longer on aboard so why would I want to play watered down Gears. I swear everytime I saw Cliffy playing Gears at E3 I just knew I had to get it.
Munky  +   549d ago
I hope Epic convinces MS to bump up the amount of RAM in the Nextbox the same way it convinced them with the 360.
Belking  +   549d ago
I think MS next system will have the rumored 8gb of RAM which should give it an edge when it comes to certain functions like the dashboard. I also think this extra ram will allow us to use the dashboard while playing games too.
Munky  +   549d ago
That's cool, but shouldn't the focus be on game performance? What I'm hoping is that they choose to have 8GB of DDR5 instead of DDR3. Overkill I know, but why not MS use all the money they banked this gen towards their next console to make a monster machine.
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baodeus  +   549d ago
@munky

People tend to ran away from monster.
RogueStatus28  +   548d ago
Microsoft should buy Remedy, EPIC, and CD Projekt for a first party push.
StrongMan  +   548d ago
They would rather buy early DLC from them instead.
Belking  +   548d ago
Maybe they should buy you a bubble.

@Munky

I hope so too on the RAM part but its better to have more slower RAM than less faster RAM. You can program around the speed with help from the CPU but you can't make up for the lack of RAM. Either way I think both consoles will have plenty of it .
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ALLWRONG  +   548d ago
Sony buys DLC

When they have money they do.

I could understand if MS was the only one but they aren't. Sony also buys DLC when they're not broke.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   548d ago
Well Strongman is right in a way.

MS doesn't need to buy the developers. It's cheaper just to have DLC. It seems to be working for MS. They are still 2nd behind the Wii in World Wide Market Share sales AND MS doesn't have to sell buildings to help pay off debts.
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