Crispy Gamer writes: "It's rare that the journos at videogame events are outnumbered by ardent game fans, but such was the case on Sunday at the New York Comic Convention when an enthusiastic crowd of Gears of War fans packed a large meeting room at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Manhattan's waterfront. Many, like me, had already read the enlightening "Game Informer" cover story on Gears of War 2, so, did it make sense to be there? Would Epic Games say anything new -- anything at all? I didn't have much hope when they showed the same short, bloody-red trailer that most of us had already seen.
I could dwell on the fact that Epic Games president Mike Capps only half-jokingly stated that money was the most important part of making games. Money's a fact of life, and you can't begrudge the head of a company his ducats. I could dwell on the fact that few new things were talked about beyond the magazine article, but that holding back is marketing and PR-oriented: Leave 'em hungry and they'll come back for more."