Sohood.com writes: "Gears of War 3 doesn’t need this type of cross promotion/cheesy gimmick only a lesser game will pull"
is not a good move.
What's a drake?
a Nathan drake wanna be xD
Not sure if you are/were being facetious but Drake the rapper is who they're talkin about.
bu bu but kevin butler
Wow, Kevin Butler is in Gears 3 too?? ..seems a bit far-fetched Would've been more awesome than some gangstah homeboii though. ;) :) :P
Gears gameplay says "We don't give a fuck what you think of Drake!". Seriously...Gears 1 + Gears 2= Gears 3...think about that for a second.
Your spelling is questionable.
CoxMulder 1h ago Wow, Kevin Butler is in Gears 3 too?? ..seems a bit far-fetched Would've been more awesome than some gangstah homeboii though. DUMB ASS U still think all rapers are gangsters and Drake is the furthest thing from it...but you are a racist who stereotype black people and rappers and all people for that matter...f...u...c..k you
Hmm, I read through his comment 3 times, and nowhere in it did I see "black people". I think it's you who is the racist. You are assuming he is stereotyping black people. Gangstah boi homeboi, or whatever he said refers to a type of annoying attitude. Are you saying only black people can be "gangsta boi homebois"? It seems like you are the racist (see what I did there? I made a bunch of assumptions based on nothing, like you did with your comment). Looking for racism where it doesn't exist, is racist.
I agree, GTFO of here. If anything, you need to blame the media. Racist scum.
MS blowing their money on unnecessary causes yet again. The game is going to sell on its own, not Drake.
its not really MSs money, and hes just another character. a small camio but as long as it doesnt feel forced i have no problems with it. do you guys also complain when an actor you dont like gets a part in a movie? "this could have been a great movie if arnold wasnt in it!"
lol this is Epic's game...not Microsoft. Only thing Microsoft has to do with Gears is to market and publish it. They don't do role castings.
Whats the point of talking about this if you are going to play the game anyway...
Not as bad as not having a beta this time.
Its like I always say, if you don't like Gears of War 2's Multiplayer (Even with TU6) because of lag, you suck at the game...
I sold the game at TU4.
Al Bundy you should have waited like 2 years, shame on you for expecting a game to function online within it's first year. I own Gears 2 still... It takes an age to get into a game so I gave up at PATCH 5...
You're right he sucks at it xD
i tired going back to gears yesterday and its still broken theres still glitches and lag so no the game is just broken nobody is bad at it
The funny thing is, I play Gears of War 2 all the time, same with the first, and lag is no issue fo me, I'm not on the best of broadband providers and do recieve lag on a number of occasions yet I still obtain first place in the majorty of the matches I participate in...
No beta? Now this? I hope they're not trying to compensate for something...
How would you know there wouldn't be a beta? There is still 10 months till the game releases. There is still a lot of time for Epic to release a beta
Even thought that you are a well known PS fanboy but I have to agree with yea Grow 2 online just lags horribly unless you play private matches
TU6 made the game playable.
this is terrible
I think its great that drake's the voice actor for Jace, Drakes got a pretty good voice so I can see him doing well, can't wait :D
Epic has been quite...TOO quite...I think the Gears trailer is gonna devastate the competition...Thursday is marked for Gears... Obviously, Drake has his fans with in the team...Personally, I'd rather have the game do the talking but the character is an African American and they wanted someone young people could relate to...I get it...What I don't get is all the hate... As for Gears 2...one of the best games this gen...sold 6 million copies...Horde Mode is some of the best action anywhere...Best graphics this gen...Gears 3 and Halo Reach will raise that bar again...ALL in game... Here's some pic's and artwork from Gears 3 to hold the fans over till the new trailer launches later this week... Epic going all out...Just look at those details...INSANE...
i dont know why anybody cares about this, gears voice acting always sucked anyway, and i actually listen to drake song, but gears 2 story was Blahhhh, the only reason people playy this game is 4 the multplayer and epic found a way to mess that up
Is overrated and not one of the best game,,, gears nor Halo reach will raise no Bar...But you would like to belive that..the best way to judge over hyped games is to see if a month or two later its still in the convo...Gears one was great two was blach..and Halo 3 was Great...ODST not
I could see Halo Reach raising the bar in terms of multiplayer, I could tell that from the beta alone.
Gears isn't underground or unknown. Gears gets millions in marketing and sells very well. Epic isn't a small-time dev, and Gears doesn't need to keep some stupid rep. The character art looks like Luda anyway, I was actually expecting some rapper to be named. It just happened to be Drake. Who, by the way, is actually a good actor. Gears wins on this one I think. Gears 2 had it's own soft drink. That's Final Fantasy level marketing gimmick stuff. The only thing hardcore about gears is the violence and some of the players.
Remember when San Andreas got a bunch of celebrities to do some voice acting? They had Samuel L. Jackson, The Game and a bunch of others. No one really cared once the game came out, though. I have a feeling the same is going to happen if they try doing that, especially with "celebrities" no one cares about. Keep it genuine, Epic. You had a good recipe going with the other two. All they need to do is cap the story with some action and fix the online component.
Remember when IW announced that 50 cent would have a voice in modern warfare 2, did anyone really care when the game came out,, noo, this article is for Bit**ing sake(like most N4g articles)
Between taking and iconic voice like Samuel L. Jackson or a gritty Compton rapper and using them in their element and using a marginal acting, hip-hop wannabe who's desperately trying to hit the snooze button on his 15 minutes of fame and placing him in a space war game. Not saying that it will make any difference in quality. But, it's obvious that this is just for publicity sake and nothing more. Still, I'll be interested to at least play the game.
won't make this game better
and ur comment wont convince anyone that gears is not a good game gears is very good. go wash your panties
i said a celeb won't make a game better, and it wont where in my comment did i say gears is not a good game? you fanboys and your insecurities make you see things that really aren't there.
At least it's not Justin Bieber. But with his fan following I wonder of they will over-hype this game.
It's been a while since I bought a game because I heard this "Celebrity" was in there or doing Voice-overs....I did play Moonwalker back in the day though.
The only one I can think of is Liam Neeson in Fallout 3. I thought him voicing the father added alot to the story side because he is a great actor. As for this one I dont know. I'll have to play to find out.
The Celebs in God of War III were awesome Malcolm McDowell and others.
Mass Effect 2 has lots of celebs casting, and it's rocking!
Celebs helped make Heavenly Sword great.. Anna Torv - Nariko Andy Serkis - King Bohan
it should be interesting i guess.
Is there really not going to be a beta for Gears 3? I mean I'll be buying it and I'm sure enjoying it a ton but after the MP issues of Gears 2, not having a beta is pretty fail.
infuse geow3 with no beta mp and lame rapper equals??????
Really needs a Multiplayer beta...
what the hell do you care what's a playable character? "OH NO IT's A CELEBRITY THEY SOLD OUT". if it was william shakespeare would you care? your only gripe is that it's modern. stop being so counterculture.
im guessing most of you people hate Rap?? lol i think its kinda strange but getting more people into gaming is a good thing just to show that gaming is not just 12-15 year olds saying "fag" 50 times also its drake he's cool his song Forever is my fav but im a fan of all music so good for him. man i really need a 360 for L4D ZOMBIES FTW!!!!!!
Drake is an actor, why is this bad?
I know it's hard for you all to keep your Fanboy ways away from this website, but I DO believe that I've read a LOT of the Sony Loyalists HOPING AND PRAYING that Kevin Butler is at E3 this year. Why? He's just a guy? Just a personality? Just one person, right? He's a name. A name that could make an impact at Sony's Conference. Same with Drake. Here's the difference though: Kevin Butler is a middle-aged, pudgy, and monotone Caucasian. Just like the PS3 Fanbase. :-) Drake is the BIGGEST artist in Hip-Hop right now. NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK. JUST LIKE NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE PLAYSTATION 3'S GAMES. Who's making a cameo in Killzone 3? Chevy Chase? Steve Martin? Dana Carvey? That would keep the cameos in line with the Playstation Franchise's Fanbase. :-) I'ts OVER, Gentlemen. Try harder.
just cuz the have a hip hop artist doesnt make them the best. so chill out fanboy. little kids these days.
Gears of war 3 is gonna own with or without the voice likeness of Drake I could care less who does the voices in videogame shooters. The reason being is because most shooters have mediocre to low story presentations with the exception of Bioshock. Now on the other hand if the game is made for its story, then great ACTORS(not celebs) will make the game even that more better. Example Liam Nelson sp* on Fallout 3. You're bad at trolling
"Drake is the BIGGEST artist in Hip-Hop right now." This has FAIL written all over it...
Bottom line, it's a black guy voicing a black character. No big deal. Not exactly sure the point of this article. I mean there are celeb cameo's in games all the time. Only this guy I've never, EVER heard of..lol
Drake isn't a character in the game. Jace is. Drake only does his voice.
Yeah, I really don't understand what the big deal is. Jace has been around since before Gears 2, when the Gears comics were created. So what if he's voiced by a celebrity? Who cares? If that means that his voice acting will be above average, I'm all for it. People need to lighten up and just enjoy the game. And while it's dumb that there's not going to be a beta, Epic still has almost a year to polish the multiplayer themselves. I loved the Gears 2 multiplayer before all the lag and glitches screwed it up, so I hope they learned their lesson and will fix those problems for Gears 3.
So the character isn't modeled after him? I mean I see dude with cornrolls and he looks like some rapper reject so I wonder if it actually is a character model of him? Which, IMO is lame and I agree with the article. If it is just him doing the voice of a character then I see no big deal at all. I for one don't want to have a bunch of rappers in my Gears game like some cheezy 50 cent Blood in the Sand sellout. I already have a tough enough time taking the Gears story seriously but this will push it to a joke. I'd rather see them taking those resources to make a better game and fix the obvious problems with it.
Drake is an actor, why wouldn't he be a good voice actor. You can't just hate on a guy since he sings music and whatnot.
Exactly. Drake was an actor first, not a rapper trying to be an actor. People just hate on it because either they don't know he was an actor first, just because he's a rapper, or because it's Gears and MS.
They could have Lady GaGa do the voice of Marcus + have a pic of Cliffy B in a pink thong on the cover and people will still buy it!
I don't get how this is a bad move. Drake's voice would go well with Jace. Just my opinion though.
why Drake? they should put Lil Wayne his with auto tune would be so jokes on a character
I thought this article had Nathan Drake in it. Thanks for wasting my precious 10 seconds.
Let's say snoop dog voiced a character in kz3, ps3 fanboys will be praising, since its gears being mentioned on n4g, its just hate!just like what icecube said, big d's in yo mouth is bad for your health
Why have they made Drake skin so dark his bloody light skined like his mix races and he doesn't have con rows. Ok hope talking about the same Drake as there talking about.
The character is not modeled after Drake. Drake was an actor before he was a well known rapper. He's doing the voice and should provide better than average voice work. Isn't that a good thing?