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XBox Evolved: Gears of War 2 First Look

XBox Evolved writes: What is probably no surprise to most gamers; Epic Games and Microsoft have announced that Gears of War 2 will be coming exclusively to Xbox 360 November of this year. After the short trailer that is all over the net, Xbox Live, and now Xbox Evolved's YouTube, lead designer for the GoW series, Cliff Bleszinski stepped up to the stage at Game Developers Conference 2008 to make it completely official. Something else that was shown off besides GoW2 was an updated version of the Unreal Engine 3, the technology behind many games on Xbox 360 including Gears of War.

In the demo improvements to the water, lighting, flesh, and more were shown. Specifically what seems to be the entire buzz was a demo of a Locust horde with literally hundreds of Locust running around in game was demonstrated. This not only means that GoW2 will look good, but it will probably be one of the best, if not the best looking title on Xbox 360 when it hits.

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Blademask3454d ago (Edited 3454d ago )

How is this a first look? They just went over the Gears of War 1 tech demo.

Eh, I guess the 360 section needs something as far as news goes. Everything else is Multiple COnsole news. Ill approve.

TheMART3454d ago

That's not the Gears 1 tech demo.

It's a tech demo on the upgraded engine 'Unreal 3.5' labelled. Thus, effects not shown in Gears 1, which are used in Gears 2 in one form or another.

But I must say, the title is misleading. We've seen the tech demo already, so actually this is nothing new.

sonarus3454d ago

lol i was going to report the title but didnt bother because i knew it would get approved anyway. But they do make to good points. Highlights for the demo were not graphics because to be quite frank i didnt see any improvements. Any graphical enhancements require side by side view to tell differences simply were not enhanced enough imo. However the increased enemies on screen as well as the destructible environments were nice. Not too impressed with water this is next gen thats what is expected

poopface13453d ago

need news that isnt some anti 360, or anti bill gates, or anti microsoft. Then yeah I agree.

QuackPot3453d ago (Edited 3453d ago )

more baddies, destructible environments, and pretty water(lmfao).

GeoW was an okay game for me but I'm now getting really excited for GeoW2

Bring it.

The Dude3453d ago (Edited 3453d ago )

@sonarus

Of course you didn't, if you did notice things like frame rate, graphics and game selection you would be a 360 owner. The console with the best library is the 360. Jump in

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Joey Gladstone3454d ago

"This not only means that GoW2 will look good, but it will probably be one of the best, if not the best looking title on Xbox 360" when it hits. lol speculation is nice and all, but lets see some cold hard facts please before we go saying things like that......
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Monchichi0253454d ago

Gears of War is the Best Game Ever!!!

Would be happy if it was just new levels, but would only like one minor change. The availabilty to crawl to safety when injured on the floor.

Hydrollex3454d ago (Edited 3454d ago )

Gears of War is one of the best games ever.

NOT THE BEST GAME EVER ! Your opinion =/= Our Opinion

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ROCCOZILLA3454d ago

when xbots get excited over the only game they have and its not out till xmas.xbox is a joke.PLAY B3YOND!!

NO_PUDding3454d ago

Play B3yond doesn't need to be explained. It owns your ass!