Gears of War 2 Tech demo

The technological demonstration of the upgraded Unreal Engine 3, which will be used in Gears of War 2, and which was unveiled during the San Francisco GDC is finally available in all its 720p direct-feed glory. Superb.
Update: Behind-the-scenes video of the GDC presentation added

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Blademask3650d ago

Anyone else?

How many times can this story get rehashed?

Regret3650d ago

They said it's UE3 tech demo and why is it approvd again?

mighty_douche3650d ago (Edited 3650d ago )

To be honest i wouldnt even want this to be a "gears of war 2" demo. These are just updates to the engine shown on Gears because it easily gives viewers something to relate to. It's easy to show "look at this compared to how you remember from Gears1!"

Gears of war WILL look beeter than that demo as a whole, ok maybe the water might not be as good or whatever, but the WHOLE package will be fantastic.

The ONLY Gears2 trailer shown is the animated Marcus chainsawing the sh*t out of that dudes crotch (gotta love that).

Raptors3650d ago

Rehashed like the million times KZ2 trailer was shown?

Blademask3650d ago (Edited 3650d ago )

#1 You will only find IN GAME footage. Not a Killzone 1 tech demo.
#2 This story was reported old, because its old.
#3 Why does everyone try to justify mistakes by others who have made mistakes? that doesn't lessen the mistake, in the least.

Stop owning yourself.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3649d ago

It's on the Xbox Live marketplace as a Gears of War tech demo, now stop whining and wipe those tears and enjoy what you can't have.

Blademask3649d ago

Just not this unrelated tech demo that Epic has stated was the new unreal engine tech demo.

keep pretending Anyone said "This is the Gears 2 tech demo" Keep holding onto that. I know its all you have to look forward to. An unreal engine tech demo which will pan out as all tech demos do, some features make it, others dont.

Raptors3649d ago

How about you look past your ignorance and look at the matter of hand. When the ps3 has a success in anything there are multiple simultaneous stories always going. When the ps3 beat the 360 in the NPD numbers there were several articles going at the same time all approved. So suck it up and stop crying about an article that is positive news for the 360. And the only person who's getting owned is yourself.

Shankle3649d ago

If I was a mod I would have sent you next door by now. I guess you're lucky they're so lenient.

poopface13649d ago

what is their biggest ue3 game? what game will be the showcase of these new features? what game did they use to show the new stuff?

neeharb3649d ago

They do say in the video if gears of war was released on the day on the of the tech show gears of war would look like this...See the video..

NO_PUDding3649d ago

I personally think Blademask hasn't done anything wrong.

My goodness, if people claim this site is full of PS3 owners, at least it's because of the ferocity of 360 supporters. Calm down, all he was saying was that this isn't explicitly about Gears of War 2.

And thank your lucky stars cus if it was then it would be boring. Just by the way, I feel I have to justify my negativity on Gears of War by saying what PS3 games I think (just so as not to get my bubbles ruined) have the same problem. Luckily, there is a very obvious comparable, and that is Unreal Tournament 3. Anything in the Unreal Engine is very much boring to me. It seems to be incapable of producing any innovative game.

Blademask3649d ago

I could care 2 sh's about what "SONY" did for NPD or what SONY did for anything on this damn site. This isn't about the integrity of the site in the least, because that has already taken a back door thanks to the rabid pundits here.

The issue that I'm saying, and that IS clear, is that THIS IS NOT A GEARS 2 TECH DEMO. Which it is TITLED and is being PAWNED off on people as gospel. Inherently EPIC is going to use the technology FROM THIS TECH DEMO for Unreal 4/Gears2 but that DOES NOT mean that this IS the "GEARS 2 TECH DEMO." People are completely delusional and they are trying to force the coexistence of the two, as if this demo is CLOSELY linked to Gears 2 more so than any other title that will use the engine.

Wake me up when there are in game videos of Gears 2. Until then, yes everyone can keep reposting this Unreal Engine Tech Demo. Hell break out the Alan Wake tech demo too.

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Danja3650d ago

has ne one seen the Killzone 2 Tech demo...? lol

DarkSniper3650d ago

Epic Games only has a mere tech demo to showcase for their highly anticipated Gears of War 2. When Bungie Studios showcased their Halo 3 trailer (the bubble shield), claiming it was in game footage, many Microslaves were in denial over the horrendous final product of the game.

This trend will continue with Gears of War. Epic Games are ashamed of what little can be done since going back to XBOX 360 development from PLAYSTATION® 3. To break the news blatantly, Gears of War 2 will be 2008's biggest disappointment.


rusgreim3650d ago (Edited 3650d ago )

Absolutely NO ONE claimed that the ESPN Monday Night Football commercial (or bubble shield for your dumb a$$) was in-game! Everyone knew LONG before it was shown that it was produced using CGI by Digital Domain. You are an absolute douche and need to shut the f!ck up.

DarkSniper3650d ago (Edited 3650d ago )

Actually, this quote comes directly from TheMART At Xboxkings.

[quote]DAMN it really is all in-game within the engine...

This is what Halo 3 indeed playable is going to be. That's mind-blowing. So the list of games to get is getting longer for sure[quote]

So in rebuttal to your claim. Absolutely SOMEONE claimed that the ESPN Monday Night Football commercial was real time. To say that you are wrong is an understatement. But Dark Sniper will let your foolishness show through your responses.


Microslaves will take personal offense to the mere fact that garbage hardware such as XBOX 360 has maxed out it's potential and Epic's reluctance to show real time footage of Gears of War 2 is the undeniable proof. Their convoluted souls have brewed an intense amount of jealousy and hatred towards Dark Sniper's alliegance to the vastly superior PLAYSTATION® 3 Home Entertainment Console.


rusgreim3650d ago (Edited 3650d ago )

That article is talking about the announcement trailer, not the ESPN commercial. QUOTE: "Bungie has realeased a short documentary about what it took to make the halo 3 anouncement trailer and some extra footage."

The announcement trailer at E3 2006 looks EXACTLY like the game, and DOES NOT HAVE A BUBBLE SHIELD IN IT.

You are still a douche. But now, because you don't know what the h!ll you are talking about, you have been upgraded to mega-douche.

Go ahead and keep trying to rebut the fact you are stupid, I'll keep taking you apart.

InYourMom3649d ago

I smell fear!!

Rusgreim is correct. Bungie even went out of their way to comment to everyone that the commercial done by Digital Domain was NOT gameplay. The tech they showed at E3 was in fact in-game (without the bubble sheild) and is spot on with what the game looks like.

I can't believe all the disagrees he is getting for stating a truth.

Shaka2K63649d ago

Not one dvd lmao.

last gen. games only on xbug 3rd60.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3649d ago

And DarkSniper, no one ever said the bubble shield was in game, your making it up. Now for the rest of you, look at the engine that powers Gears of War 2 and look how it shines over anything on consoles, graphicly. Every time Sony takes a step, MS takes two, now enjoy the most advanced engine in consoles today. :)

Rocko3649d ago (Edited 3649d ago )

Now its 2008 and they do the same thing with Motorstorm! LMAO!

@[email protected]: 4 hours? Like Heavenly Rent, Lair, and Uncharted: Drakes Misfortune? LMAO OWNED, NOW SIT THE F**K DOWN.

Clubptxxx3649d ago (Edited 3649d ago )

You amaze me with your sheer intellect. Your ability to come up with alternate titles both amuses me and astounds me. I bow down to you as you are obviously vastly superior to me in every way.

Also, don't tell someone to sit down on the internet, chances are, They already are.

Lastly, don't try and disgrace games that you haven't played. I'm willing to bet my Pubic Hair that you haven't even touched one of them, whereas I have played all except Lair And KZ2(obviously). Loved them by the way.

To put it in your words, "S1T T3H FAWK D0\/\/N N|_|B!!111!!!1(lol I think I'm super [email protected] lolol)[email protected]!!1"

Rocko3649d ago (Edited 3649d ago )

I OWN Uncharted. Looks good, fun to play, but its short as hell. Lair is the definition of trash and Heavenly Sword is a sh*tty God of War wannabe. Talk whatever sh*t you want about Gears, but the fact is it has fantastic multiplayer, and that give its more playability and longevity. $60 for mediocre single player only games is a rip-off.

My PS3 library is larger than most Sony c*cksuckers on this site. Hell most of them DON'T EVEN OWN PS3'S. So again, SIT THE F**K DOWN.

NO_PUDding3649d ago

Hmmm, well I think that's a bit unfair.

Gears of War is pretty boring too. Infact very short, and it has nopthign else, and the multiplayer is so basic it has very little replayability. If you still play that then it shows how little decent games your 360 has got after 2 1/2 years.

By the way, I am not being a fanboy, I also think UTIII offers the same boring crap Unreal Engine 3 monotony on the PS3. And I am not excited for Gears of War 2, and neitehr am I excited for Uncharted 2.

power of Green 3649d ago

The Halo Bubble shield Football ad was announced as CGI, Bungie made sure people understood that before it aired.

PS3 fanboy scum and their lies.

Its a wonder so many idiots agree with you just to spite the 360 and its fans.

sabbath4203649d ago

Why do you care? It is a 360 game not a ps3 game. You should be saying a prayer that your ps3 games are playable when they arrive.

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Glad to be a gamer3650d ago (Edited 3650d ago )

I almost feel sorry for guerilla (aka killzone 2 devs) they don't have a chance if killzone 1 is anything to go by.

I'll pray for you Guerilla but i don't think even god can stop this one its innevitable that killzone 2 is gonna be steam rollered by epics gears 2 shaped juggernaught.

Hope killzone 2 manages to sell ok so Sony can get back some of the money they've invested and put it to good use this time.

Isn't Killzone 2 the most expensive game ever made? Either way this is gonna hurt the Sony piggy bank if it isn't a success.

edit:@mightydouche uuummmm bathing in the sweet waters from your tears of outrage ahahahahaa. Dry your eyes sonny jim its just my opinion based on what ive seen from both developers.

mighty_douche3650d ago (Edited 3650d ago )

Stick to the topic noob. Gears of War!

sonarus3650d ago (Edited 3650d ago )

@glad what have you seen. UE3 tech demo. There is no confirmation that all of what you see there will make it into gears 2. Regardless assuming it does i have to say I am STILL not impressed. I don't go by tech demo's until i see the game in action then i can be impressed. Game still looks the same graphically (big whoop better lighting).

Don't get me wrong the tech demo is impressive but i was more impressed by alone in the dark tech demo to be honest. When they are ready to show gameplay you can call me and i will take a peek and see if i can add Gears 2 to ninja gaiden as my only confirmed 360 purchases this yr

I can't even believe this got accepted its the EXACT same thing from GDC we saw like a month ago.

P.S. Its also kind of "rabidly fanboyish" of you to start comparing a 360 and a ps3 game for no apparent reason. Especially since no actual gears of war 2 footage has been shown. I have no doubt Gears 2 will be the great game gears fans want it to be. Besides its R2 vs Gears not KZ. lol

Glad to be a gamer3650d ago (Edited 3650d ago )

What can i say i couldn't resist it. so tired of having to read Sony fanboys messiah like adoration of the ps3.sometimes nice to ruffle a few feathers. makes me chuckle anyway.

Although i stand by what i said heaven help Guerilla. I don't want to see anyones kids go hungry. ; )

MetalProxy3650d ago

Iam so tired of the xbox fanboys ^^^ and there reasoning. Especially compairing comes that arn't out yet.

sonarus3649d ago

well like i said to each his own. AT least on ps3 we have 2 great shooters to look up to vs 1. Quality > Quantity though but i still believe there will be enough from R2 and KZ2 to hold off Gears 2.

Gam713649d ago


you must loathe sony fanboys then with every comment to 360 stories being its no mgs, gt5, killzone 2.

Or are you so biased when you read that your too busy agreeing you don't see your own hypocrisy.

The 360 guys on here are no way near as bad as the ps3 lot.
Get a clue.

consolewar3649d ago (Edited 3649d ago )

Danja says the same off topic sh*t but you dont say squat. Someone puts down your favorite machine and reply with "stick to the topic" your such a fvcking double standard kid. Oh and the same goes that idiot/hypocritic/sonyfan/twofa ced/delusional guy named sonarus.

7h3ultim8p003649d ago

Yes! I am not the only one looking forward to the Ninja Gaiden 2 demo.

jollygoodchap83649d ago

Weren't you the guy with motto "don't be hater be a gamer?" and "Be a true gamer" or something a long those lines? Wow, you're nothing but hypocritical Fanboy.

MADGameR3649d ago

Crysis still looks better than Gears of War 2 AND it has'nt even came out yet! How do I know? Because the 360's GPU is already obcelete to PC hardware. Infact, Killzone 2 will pwn Gears 2 on graphics.

le killer3649d ago

is there so many sony fanboys commenting on a gears thread?? surely there's a negative microsoft thread going on! so many of you fanboys have approval rites, there's always something for you lot to gnash your teeth at!

and i thought the 360 was the only console with shooters? yet every sony fanboy all of a sudden loves them, especially kz2 and resistance2! infact they're the best thing since sliced bread according to the fanboys now. well they've gotta be because there is'nt much else genre wise hitting your blu-ray players is there?!

anyway, rant over! as long as they up the player count on-line, plus put some game modes that allow respawns(perhaps a capture the flag where the flag carrier can't roadie run!) and make the campaign 4-player co-op with jump in jump out options, then i'll be happy! but there's plenty to play before november! and gears will be hitting around then i would imagine...a full 2 years after the original!

Shadow Flare3649d ago

well glad to be a gamer, this is the year xbox 360 dies so, enjoy it while you can

Glad to be a gamer3649d ago

Hey im a gamer that dosent mean i dont have an opinion on various franchises on all the consoles.

I owned kill zone 1 and finished it. it had decent graphics,no atmosphere,no excitment,ok story,the action was sparse but ok as well and the mp was an abomination .

I did kind of enjoy the 1 player game but it's definatley not up there with some of the greats.

Thats why im suprised that Sony are investing so much time and money into the franchise.


did you guys learn nothing from lair. jeez whats the point.

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GUNS N SWORDS3650d ago

i like gears very much, i hope more news of this title reaches us before the summer hits hard.

mighty_douche3650d ago

E3 dude, no doubt it in my mind it will be the game MS push the most.