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.
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)
From what I know Gears is the only confirmed 360 exclusive for 2011, soo this isn't News.
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.
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
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.
How the hell does he form his lips to make these type of comments?!!? He could at least say biggest on 360.
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.
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?
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
biggest blockbuster my a$$!
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
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.
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.
It never stops. Microsoft better be paying this dude by the truckload. Their PR bullsh*tters are in a league of their own.
Sorry but.. MGS4 says hello!
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.
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.
"...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.
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.
GEARS OF WAR III: Bikini Bromance Coming to a 360 near you.
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.
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.
meh maybe. But it is going to be be hella of a game.. regardless of what this PR-burg says.
I cannot wait to play this romantic love story. Can April 2011 come any sooner?
@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!
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.
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.
Is it Gears of War season already!
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
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?
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.
Cool I can predict the future too.
"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!!
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.
Talk about lack of exclusive games.
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!
Lets keep to 2010 for now thanks >.>
I don't think there is a AAA game coming out for the 360, I think oh wait there's Splinter Cell game ./s
Yeah i forgot that ME2 didn't drop already.
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.
MS maybe forgetting a little game call Uncharted 3 anyone?
MS is just making sure the troops retain some kind of morale after Halo Reach and Alan Wake.
LMAO. Agent? Infamous? Killzone? Those games are supposed to be bigger than Gears of War??? You guys are silly.
not supposedly, THEY ARE.
@6.3 Agent is made by R* North - even if the game is crap (which it wont be, R* are good devs) it would sell a million based on who it is developed by. I think Agent has a big chance of outselling GeOW3
is marcus and dom lovers?
its implied, so yes
he means..are dom and marcus lovers? silly droids..gettin dumber by the minute..no wonder the ps3 isnt gettin portal..you guys would be mind fuk'd.
You mean: "Are Dom and Marcus lovers?" If you're going to correct a fanboy, correct correctly. Use capital letters, quotations, etc. 360 fanboys....
I'll correct for Wrathman: He means, "Are Dom and Marcus lovers?" These silly droids are getting dumber by the minute. No wonder the PS3 is not getting Portal. You guys would be mindfvcked. Dumbass bots.
Gears of War 3 Biggest Blockbuster of 2011...that's a no-brainer!
It's a bold statment considering we have no idea what other games may come out next year.
Microsoft's comments are becoming really stupid. Biggest blockbuster of next year? I didn't realize there was already a complete list with all the releases for the year.
Apparently they forgot the PS3 is still in the console wars.
There are soo many sequels for amazing AAA games set to be released in 2011 for the PS3. I cant see how tis will overcome them all. This is just one game for now. Anyways MS shoulndt be running their mouths. This years competition isnt over yet. =D
if you know not half of the games set for 2011...=/
quick survey, which games will be the GOTY next year? i know god of war 3 has already bagged 2010. 1. Resistance 3 2. Killzone 3 3. Syphon Filter 4. The Last Guardian 5. FFvXIII
Playstation 3: It has so many GOTY contenders, it's sad we can only pick one.
I don't know, a little game called Mass Effect 2 had higher ratings than GOW 3. It must be a conspiracy.
LOL, you can hit disagree, but go to Metacritic and see for yourselves!
I haven't press 'disagree' (yet) what are you talking about?
My point exactly. BTW, how do we determine the GOTY? It's seems like every mag has their own GOTY awards. Do we agree to go by only one source, like the Spike Video Game Awards?
They need to learn to be quiet sometimes. GTA V could get announced yet and that will blow Gears 3 out of the water.
"MS: Gears of War 3 Only Biggest Blockbuster of 2011" fixed Ha! 360: It has no AAA games.
They're forgetting about a little game called Modern Warfare 3.
They're also forgetting COD7 from Treyarch this year. COD WAW sold over 11 million copies.
And we dont know what the hell is coming out later this year. MS needs to cool the hype train down. God damn give 2010 a chance before we start hyping the games of 2011.
So much butthurt in here.. OT: I fully agree, Gears is the defining gaming experience.