Apart from publishers who are hawking games based on superhero licenses, game people tend not to be too forthcoming about their projects when you corner them at comic book conventions. To quote Mike Capps from Epic Games, the real reason he's here is a result of him "leveraging [his] job to be able to do things like come to New York Comic Con for free."
Nice of him, then, to carve out some time to host a panel on Gears of War 2, isn't it? Make no mistake: this wasn't a concession to the press. Capps' panel was a way to engage Gears fans in a direct dialogue, and he's got quite a way with them. In this spirit of exchange, Capps and company kept their monologues short, setting aside most of their time for a lengthy Q&A with attendees.