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MS: Gears of War 3 Biggest Blockbuster of 2011

Gears of War 3's announcement may have ended up being a comedy of errors but Microsoft are expecting this installment to be the biggest yet.

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qface643048d ago

oh give it a rest already no one even knows what's coming out in 2011
geez i really don't see why they have to keep saying (insert name here) is the biggest (insert name here) of (insert year/month here)

blitz06233048d ago

From what I know Gears is the only confirmed 360 exclusive for 2011, soo this isn't News.

cry from the sky3048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

im waiting for it like the other guy but (all games aside) because i dont know what in the sh!t is coming out...if any game i could ever imagine bieng the best game in 2011, its uncharted 3(when they make it!)its not a bad thing to dream right? last guadrian, or mass effect 3, or gran turismo 5,(again, likely but unanounced games) if they post-pone it to 2011. again, no disrespect for this game, its a good game, but i just dont see that happening.

LordMarius3048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

lol, so does this means they have no other bigger titles plan for 2011, thats sad.

And Im pretty sure he is forgetting about Uncharted 3

darthv723048d ago

I have to say it will be the biggest game of 2011 for the 360 simply because of how well the franchise is received. Halo Reach will be the biggest 360 release for 2010 and gears for 2011 should almost confirm a new console for 2012.

Start off a new gen with new IP's is what MS has done. They started the xbox off with halo and they started the 360 off with gears.

Maybe they will start the 720 off with a new ip as well.

himdeel3048d ago

How the hell does he form his lips to make these type of comments?!!? He could at least say biggest on 360.

IdleLeeSiuLung3048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

Man, the 360 line up is shaping up pretty good in the next 12 months.

What is going on with Sony? They usually release information really early, so by this time we should have heard about their 2012 releases. I'm sure Sony got a stellar line up stashed away, but it is a little unusual of them.

What big exclusives/multiplats are coming this fall? Other than Socom 4 and Halo: Reach.

tatotiburon3048d ago

Gears of War was the biggest blockbuster game of 2006, Gears of War 2 was the biggest blockbuster game of 2008, so why 2011 will be diferent?

Transporter473048d ago

For now Gears of War 3 biggest thing for 2011 but wait until E3 yes for now you can say that but just for now :P

Robert Patrick3048d ago

biggest blockbuster my a$$!

Blaze9293048d ago

Well, that's exactly what makes this quote totally legit - no one knows anything else huge coming in 2011 so Gears of War 3 is the only confirmed big blockbuster so Microsoft can brag that...till something bigger is announced for 2011

Boody-Bandit3048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

Gears of War 2 was a broken game that was over rated. The original was a blast but the 2nd was anything but.

Here's a little video for you to watch of your blockbuster title and the reason I stopped playing the game.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

On topic:
Greenburg is a disgrace to the industry. MS needs a different face. They have been hurting in that department ever since Moore left. That guy was fantastic. It's sad they replaced him with the likes of this pompous D-bag.

infamousinfolite3048d ago

Yea a PS3 exclusive and once a ps3 exclusive is released or set to come out next year it'll be something to compete against. Like all other games before it. MGS4, Resistance 2, LBP, etc, etc.

Megaton3048d ago

It never stops. Microsoft better be paying this dude by the truckload. Their PR bullsh*tters are in a league of their own.

Gamester1013048d ago

Sorry but.. MGS4 says hello!

Foxgod3048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

Are you guys really surprised that MS is hyping a game that is a year away?

How long has GT5 been hyped by now?
@below,
Its gears, so give up, you people are acting like Last guardian is goin to be the biggest title of the year, or KZ3.
While any man with sense in his head, would know that KZ3 and LG are nothing compared to gears in terms of success.

Yes, LG and KZ3 are great games, but they do not rank among Halo, Call of duty or Gears.
They simply dont get enough of a big crowd moving to be ranked among those.

You people need to learn and understand what blockbusters are.
Blockbusters are a financial and popularity success, which is exactly what Gears is, and Killzone and LG are not, not even uncharted.

-Alpha3048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

Yeah but according to the title MS is overhyping it to be the BIGGEST title of 2011 when not much is known about 2010 itself.

It's one thing to hype a title, but this title sounds silly.

Edit: BrutallyHonest, after reading the article it's typical hype. The article says it begins anticipation as the biggest 2011 title, but it's a little annoying hearing this stuff IMO. Personally I am hyping Killzone 3 and TLG for 2011 as my top games, but I'm not even concerned with 2011 yet. I still want to get to E3 2010 first.

@Foxgod

Ok, I see your point. The definition of blockbuster would entail Gears of War 3 to be the biggest title. However, still, Starcraft 2 (or is that 2010)? Call of Duty WaW 2? There are many big titles. I think the general idea is that Gears will be a big title, which is fine, but PR talk is PR talk.

fox023048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

"...the game will be accompanied by a film, graphic novels and even a book series written by best-selling author, Karen Traviss."

Haters gonna hate.

Boody-Bandit3048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

2010 just started. Why does this guy (I am trying hard to be polite) have to come off like such a butthole every time there is a mic in front of him? I really wish MS would hire some class. This guy is embarrassing.

Every time I see an article with his picture I cringe. I know it's just going to be some more over the top hot air. He can't even give compliments without sounding so condescending.

DigitalHorror813048d ago

GEARS OF WAR III: Bikini Bromance

Coming to a 360 near you.

infamousinfolite3048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

Imma say that this statement to them will be true you know why? They are going to throw money to EVERYONE to make this bold statement true. Microsoft, I will be saving this article for future reference. Just in case it all backfires.

@foxgod

Wait a minute do I hear you COMPARING GEARS 3 TO KZ3 AND LG you sir are going on my list of successful failure.

-Alpha3048d ago

In terms of being a blockbuster it is factual that Gears of War is a blockbuster title by definition while Killzone and TLG isn't by comparison. Hence, MS hypes it to be the biggest blockbuster. And you can use the excuse that money is thrown around but this is a sales claim and sales point the evidence to Gears.

I have no problem with what MS said after understanding the definition of blockbuster, but it's just hype and shouldn't be taken seriously.

WildArmed3048d ago

meh maybe. But it is going to be be hella of a game..
regardless of what this PR-burg says.

Mo0eY3048d ago

I cannot wait to play this romantic love story. Can April 2011 come any sooner?

tatotiburon3048d ago

@1.14 Gears of War 2 outsold MGS4 in just one month

and MGS4 is one of the big titles from sony, what title can sony release in 2011 that can match Gears of war sales?....none!

Christopher3048d ago

The funny thing with statements like this is that they're already saying it'll be better than all the third-party titles that will appear on the 360 as well.

Anyway, I think we all know this is just PR [email protected] and does nothing to help the game community or their image at all.

ProjectVulcan3048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

MGS4 and Gears of War 2 have both sold over 5m. Except MGS4 had a smaller install base available to it and thus higher attach rate. Go figure. Metal Gear Solid 4 also enjoys a higher average critical reception than Gears of war 2. What game can sony release in 2011? Uncharted 3? GTA5 exclusively? Who knows this early?

However the biggest game of that year (2008) critically and commercially by some way was clearly GTA4.

prunchess3048d ago

Is it Gears of War season already!

EVILDEAD3603048d ago (Edited 3048d ago )

Even though the PS3 fanbase can't fathom what is being proclaimed..they will witness it. If every game was this Epic (pun intended) their would be announcements like this on every Jimmy Fallon show.

One year prior and the hype level is bigger than games releasing in April.

What people fail to understand that even with the phenomenal numbers Gear 2 put up..the 360 install has significantly increased..not to mention the 360 is poised to have it's biggest holiday season in it's history..

Gears will only benefit from the stand alone month of April..so while Ghost Recon, Crysis 2, and Call of Duty 7 fight for second place in 2010..after Halo Reach dominates the video gaming earth in September..Gears will rightfully finish it's trilogy as one of the best and influential gaming experiences this generation.

Evil

Megaton3048d ago

With such an emphasis on sales, I'm surprised Foxgod and tatotiburon play anything but Wii Sports. Why would such sales aficionados like yourselves stoop down to the level of Gears with its measly 7-figure sales numbers?

Alvadr3048d ago

Yeah I agree, MS need to stop hyping this game already. Its a year away and they are acting like its coming out this summer.

They should have just waited for E3 to announce this.

Buttons3047d ago

Cool I can predict the future too.

shadow27973047d ago (Edited 3047d ago )

"150% correct...I've already stated this...No Exclusive game on either system will outsell Gears in 2011.."

Oh, now I'm excited for New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2 or whatever game Nintendo decides to release that year (Zelda?).

I believe that would make the title wrong on all accounts, wouldn't it?

Bu...Bu...Bu... TEH $ALES!!

TruthSeeker3047d ago

Sure but if this article was about Sony saying Uncharted 3, KZ3, or God of War 4 was the bigest blockbuster of 2011 then the comments on this article would be way different.

ThanatosDMC3046d ago

Talk about lack of exclusive games.

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SupeerSteebbi3048d ago

Alright MS... easy, easy...don't get so hyped yet! It's only Q2 2010. Great games coming out from Sony in 2011 such as Killzone 2, inFamous, The Last Guardian? And many others. Damn it's good to be a gamer!

Gamester1013048d ago

Lets keep to 2010 for now thanks >.>

infamousinfolite3048d ago

I don't think there is a AAA game coming out for the 360, I think oh wait there's Splinter Cell game

./s

WildArmed3048d ago

Yeah i forgot that ME2 didn't drop already.

Doletskaya3048d ago

Since they are already hyping that Gears of War 3 will be the "biggest blockbuster game of 2011," they may as well start hyping the next Halo game after Reach or how xbox 720 will be the console that redefines human beings.