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Joystiq: Gears of War 2 panel: 'hot chicks,' stereotypes, living cover and more

Andrew Yoon reports after his trip to the Comic Con:

''While megatons were nary to be found at Epic Games' Gears of War 2 panel at this year's New York Comic Con, Epic president Michael Capps and writer Joshua Ortega nonetheless revealed a few tidbits that are sure to pique the interest of the Gears faithful.

Immediately after production on the first Gears wrapped up, the team had to ask itself what it could to make the game "bigger" and "more badass." For example, they saw how people responded to the last-minute addition of the chainsaw. What could they do to improve the chainsaw? Chainsaw duels, perhaps?

Cover, which is admittedly inspired by the oft-forgotten Kill.switch, will also be expanded upon in the sequel. Players have already taken cover behind inanimate objects: rocks, walls, etc. But, what if players could take cover behind moving, living things? What if players could kill a massive enemy and then use it as cover? This ultimately led to the development of massive worm creatures for the sequel.''

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TheMONKofPUNK3654d ago

Oh Dannyboy, you makes i Larf! GOW was released nearly a year and a half ago and yet it's still one of the most played games on live. Yup, them young pups (COD4 & Halo) are now more popular but GOW has far from "died".

vloeistof3654d ago

What if players could kill a massive enemy and then use it as cover?
sounds good

wow4u3654d ago

I think thats what they're telling us. But, what if you used a living thing -- not a dead thing -- as cover?

More dynamic and "real" -- perhaps if you ran in a pack of horses or some-such?

wow4u3654d ago

The most exciting thing (imo) is the "d-day" and "bigger wider war" that they are going to do, the "last stand" of humanity.

Thats sounds awesome. One of my favorite video-game moments *ever* is the D-Day landing in Call of Duty.

Being one of a million while the war rages on all around you is just a terrific gaming moment. The prospect of doing that in Gears of War 2 is an awesome opportunity to make Gears of War 2 kick-ass-really-bad.