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Gears of War: Exile is Officially Cancelled
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Rumoured to be a Gears of War Kinect spin-off, Gears of War: Exile has been officially cancelled, meaning that Gears of War 3 might be the last we see of the franchise for some time.

Talking to Gamespot, Cliff Bleszinski revealed that the title has been shelved, remaining tight-lipped regarding any information on the mysterious Gears side project. "Gears of War: Exile was an unannounced game that I can't give any details about that has since been cancelled," Bleszinski declared.

Epic Games had been toying with the idea of Kinect integration for Gears of War, but Bleszinski confirmed that the studio would want to dedicate an entire Gears title to the motion device to do it justice. It had been speculated that Gears of War: Exile was that very game. Not any more though, clearly.

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Comment #1 by Spandex Stiffy
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:19:47 PM
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And so dies the hardcore gamers future with Kinect.

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Comment #2 by NoMaD DiSTuRBeD
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:23:17 PM
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Kinect sucks balls. Everyone knows it but try to justify why they bought it.

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Comment #3 by kitch
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:25:46 PM
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I think kinect works well with mass effect 3!

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Comment #4 by Iconoclast Envy
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:27:42 PM
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would be nice to seem some concept videos of how the game was going to play out.

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Comment #5 by Extra Saucy
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:28:28 PM
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I love Kinect for the dance/workout type games but I honestly don't ever want Kinect to work its way into FPS games. The genre is anything BUT broke, do don't change it.

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Comment #6 by Ghosty McGoo
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:28:30 PM
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This is what I like to hear, kinect titles getting canned.

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Comment #7 by MightyPeter
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:28:30 PM
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Anything Gears-related that gets canceled makes me a sad panda :(
Could have been a welcome change to all the family oriented Kinect stuff they're shoveling out right now...

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Comment #8 by Exu
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:33:56 PM
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Comment #9 by LickableLemons7
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:36:20 PM
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Darn, we really need more diversity with our "Kinect exclusive titles.". I find them all to be more of the same.

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Comment #10 by Cinderkin
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:37:49 PM
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Thank Gawd!

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Comment #11 by GOWnage
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:38:47 PM
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I whole heartedly agree with number 2. +1

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Comment #12 by CoffeeAddict5
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:39:43 PM
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@2 See what happens when you speak for Everyone
OT I think this would have been the only Gears game I wouldn't have bought. Good move Cliffy.

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Comment #13 by Lothra
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:42:37 PM
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I seems Epic came to there senses, now if only Lionhead would do the same and cancel Fable The Journey

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Comment #14 by Capt_Ron CFH 01
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:45:54 PM
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So what would this game have been? I can see kinect being used like it was with Mass Effect 3 but that's about it.

It's probably a good thing that a game wasn't created around the kinect otherwise we'd probably have Marcus and Cole dancing with a Brumak ala Star Wars connect.

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Comment #15 by BraveHuNtEr
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:46:58 PM
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wow, just because a few game devs wanna experiment with new tach, doesn't mean their gonna abandon controllers!!!

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Comment #16 by DavidinCT
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:55:58 PM
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Part of my says GOOD. Kinect would of recked my thoughts of Gears of of my all time favorate series...

I do hope for a Gears 4 at some time tho...

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Comment #17 by Devon Earle
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:58:53 PM
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It got cancelled because it was a terrible idea. Kinect wasn't made for anything hardcore, so I doubt we will be seeing any hardcore games for it. Of course kinect can make a cool addiction to a game, but a kinect only hardcore game will most likely never happen.

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Comment #18 by cursednaruto
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:00:15 PM
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i hope there is still plans for epic games polish branch to make the prequels would like to see cog vs rebels

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Comment #19 by strawberry
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:00:31 PM
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Comment #20 by Slayinfool
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:02:33 PM
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I second that, GOOD! Kinect blows!

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Comment #21 by Samigi
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:03:19 PM
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Shame... Nah

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Comment #22 by Caramel Cardinal
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:06:32 PM
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probably saw how bad kinect starwars was and shelved it as creating a really decent game would cost far to much

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Comment #23 by JGar77
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:09:47 PM
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I love Gears; imo, best original series on the Xbox 360. I do hope this is the last we see of Gears for a good while. What an epic trilogy! I'd prefer it didn't go the route of Halo, CoD, etc, and retain its integrity as a story and series without all the spin-offs and sequels. That being said...I'd very likely buy a Gears game nonetheless. Heck, despite not liking the demo, I almost bought Lost Planet 2 just for Marcus and Dom. I've been wondering what Exile is--or was. Now that it's shelved, it would be nice to get a full scoop on what exactly we won't be playing. Lastly, I don't have Kinect--can't afford it and don't have the space--but guys, Ryse look really good, makes me want a Kinect.

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Comment #24 by Spandex Stiffy
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:30:32 PM
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@15, you're assuming that I want or like seeing them fail. I like my Kinect. I never felt like Kinect threatened regular gaming. I take no joy in this. If Epic can't get it done, though, what hope is there for the other titles. Ryse and Fable Journey are the only two remaining titles worth any attention. They're just real long shots.

I use my Kinect all the time. Not for hardcore gaming, though. Only for parties, excercise, and voice controls. That's enough for me... but not the revolution Microsoft was thinking.

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Comment #25 by lornesbored
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:32:33 PM
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Epic games is a fucking joke and gears was over after 2. Gears 3 was a toilet and I feel robbed by epic and will never buy another epic game that they spend 5 minutes developing then shit it into stores

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Comment #26 by Legendary enchilada
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:42:41 PM
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Nnnnnoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! Now I can't buy a hundred more weapon skins, imaginary dedicated servers, characters and maps disc locked content, and a piece of shit of a season pass again. Wtf am I going to do now?

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Comment #27 by Dlark17
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:44:34 PM
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Honestly, I'm glad. I want to see spin-offs and more titles, but I really doubt Kinect is the place. It's a fine and fun tool, but it should probably just stick to what it's good at: minigames and kid's stuff. There's room for movement and exploration, sure (Gunstringer's a great case for more serious games with the machine), but I don't think the M-rated gore and tension of Gears is really right for flailing in front of your tv like a moron.

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Comment #28 by Luis Ownz
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 03:48:36 PM
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I dont get what the point of announcing the cancellation of a game if they cant even tell us what the game was about or any details. Fuck you Epic.

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Comment #29 by Deano09
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 04:02:20 PM
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GOOD. Saves everyone getting excited to by another Broken game.
Epic fail !!

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Comment #30 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 04:04:31 PM
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Awww well. Atleast Fable: The Journey is still comin out.

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Comment #31 by Godfather93a
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 04:22:01 PM
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Cant say I'm sad lol, I still got fingers crossed for People can Fly doing a FPS gears down the road, chainsawing someone from that view would bloody & fun. Plus they did a damn fine job on Bulletstorm really fun game.

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Comment #32 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 04:44:57 PM
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Agree with @30

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Comment #33 by AC Cloud Strife
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 04:53:00 PM
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What is kinect?

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Comment #34 by l.maciver
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 04:53:39 PM
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Comment #35 by evilragd0ll
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 04:54:20 PM
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It's great tech but I think they need to refine it and make the games better for it.

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Comment #36 by alklein35
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 05:10:10 PM
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People's General Logic Against Kinect

Developers release family titles for Kinect -- BOO! Kinect sucks, no hardcore games, make some hardcore games!!

Developers decide to please them and announce hardcore games -- BOO! Hardcore gamers don't play Kinect, stop making hardcore games on Kinect, make them without it!!

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Comment #37 by the ferenczy
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 05:15:03 PM
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Kinect is a great tech, but they need to see how limited it is for games. The voice commands are great on ME3 and work well in the dashboard. I just don't see how motion tech can be used effectively in a FPS or action game. They need to stick to dancing games or simple motion games for kids and refine the voice system a bit more.

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Comment #38 by gamerdan006
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 05:16:01 PM
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This would have been a great game for sure......too bad though

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Comment #39 by PhoenixTemplar
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 05:20:28 PM
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Meanwhile, Peter Molynuex and George Lucas are still money grubbing whores who will sell the Fable and Star Wars names for a cheap buck.

Dirty, dirty man whores.

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Comment #40 by BC SG9er
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 05:48:46 PM
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I truley hope that is not the last we hear from Gears...

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Comment #41 by Crims0nPenguin
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 05:53:23 PM
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Eh... I like Kinect and all, but integrating it to gears like that... I don't know... Though I enjoyed playing ME3 with kinect, was an interesting experience to say the least.

I think they need to implement Kinect into RPG games, at the moment a lot of Console RPG's are limited due to lack of accessability buttons, but Kinect could change that through the use of voice commands... ex. Spell set 1, set 2, armor set 1/2...

And to everyone bashing Kinect, do you actually own a kinect? Or are you just upset you can't afford a Kinect?

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Comment #42 by Xero Shinobi
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 05:59:36 PM
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Kinect was superb for Mass Effect 3, and it will be superb for Ghost Recon with the Weapon Smithing.

I don't understand why so many people think its cool to hate on Kinect? Fair enough it wouldn't have sat right with Gears, it failed with Star Wars. We don't know if it'll fail with the Journey, whoever here played Rise of Nightmares would probably agree it has great potential. If you don't like Kinect, stop hanging on its name and bitching about it just 'cos you can.

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Comment #43 by atomic viking54
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 07:08:59 PM
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OHHH NOOO!!!!!!111!1 jk

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Comment #44 by HVAC Techie
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 08:03:10 PM
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I don't think this would have been that bad. My experience with games like Child of Eden, Rise of Nightmares, and the Kinect portion of Forza 4 has shown me Kinect has real potential. Adding Kinect Support sounds okay, but I kind of agree with the shelving - an entire game based around Kinect might not be best.

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Comment #45 by SuperS0nicSam
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 08:06:05 PM
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At least the GoW franchise wont be tarnished now....

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Comment #46 by Colby
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 08:27:39 PM
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Gears 3 is awesome but they really need to just stop

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Comment #47 by peterk
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 08:32:56 PM
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I was really looking forward to playing as the new character, Milo, though...

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Comment #48 by cheevo360
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 09:01:18 PM
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Oh god damned so much rumours since February to now not only here there so many websites talking about rumours stuffs!!! So many!!! 2012 recieves so many so it is Rumours of the Year. Maybe because world is end in 2012 that is one of best fakes!!

I believe Gears of War 4 on Xbox 720. I know this will happen and maybe story take place new era and move on from original storylines from Gears of War trilogy.

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Comment #50 by FuriousAli007
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 09:31:09 PM
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Kinect is about appealing as a trip to the dentist for a root canal.

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Comment #51 by J BARNSLEY
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 03:15:13 AM
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Love Gears, hate Kinect. Good news.

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Comment #52 by Samigi
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 04:05:06 AM
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I'm quite unsure to how gears would have been compatible with kinect? How would you do a dodging roll, they expect you to do a roly poly in your living room?

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Comment #53 by onidemon
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 04:39:06 AM
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Good riddance.......there is absolutely no point to Kinect and the sooner it dies out the better.

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Comment #54 by hottnixx
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 07:11:32 AM
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Epic sound go with the saying and "Leave the party at it's height" but it would be nice to see a prequel or two quite some time for now.With entirely different characters no doubt...

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Comment #55 by Damodar Thade
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 07:17:08 AM
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Someone invent holodecks allready so the developers can get back to making real games.

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Comment #56 by VampireViking
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 07:46:36 AM
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Thank god, keep kinect away from serious games such as gears, halo and i cant believe im saying this but -_- call of duty

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Comment #57 by Akuza
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 08:48:32 AM
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@2 Dude having owned a kinect at a fantastic price of free - I've got to say kinect is fantastic, much better than you would think.

Clearly you haven't tried it if you dislike it.

If you have tried it and dislike it then you my good sir dislike fun.

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Comment #58 by beezee_boi
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 04:56:34 PM
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@48 are you chinese?

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Comment #59 by Tim 13
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 06:29:18 PM
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What? Tim 13 bought a Kinect? Cancel anything that might be of interest to him!

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Comment #60 by Samurai Kadaj
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 04:49:23 AM
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Gawd, the Kinect hate is just so infantile. If you don't like the Kinect, don't buy it. The rest of us actually like trying out new and interesting ways to play video games, despite good a Kinect title being somewhat rare.

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Comment #61 by Samurai Kadaj
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 04:56:29 AM
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If the developer felt like a Kinect Gears title needed to be canned, they probably made the right move. Kinect Star Wars should've followed suit; when they realized that the idea just really wasn't working out, they should've just let it go instead of using a huge license like Star Wars be the backbone of another game on the long list of mediocre Kinect games. But I don't blame the video game industry for trying to revolutionize. I remember when I first heard that the Gameboy was going to have two screens. I thought, that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard...

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Comment #62 by Ka5e4
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 08:51:00 AM
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lol the kinect may be crap right now but it'll develope better by learning from mistakes as it crushes most games that give it a shot

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Comment #63 by Master Skorge
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 01:33:45 PM
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i think i speak for everyone when i say thank god that never panned out shooter games especially gears of war would never work well with kinect for enjoyment factor

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Comment #64 by Oversig
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 06:32:18 PM
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I've owned Kinect for over a year now.
It is my opinion that Kinect sucks as a game controller.
It's nice to say Xbox-play,stop,next,etc, but actually using it to play a game with?
it sucks big time!
And yes they need to make a gears prequel. like Reach from Halo ;)

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Comment #65 by LFxFEARNSxLF
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 10:13:02 AM
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tbh i think kinect would have ruined the game. i mean its an excellent 3rd person game anyway, so why ruin it?

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Comment #66 by srh1771
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 05:52:07 AM
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Too bad

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Comment #67 by gamerdan006
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 03:28:14 PM
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this probably would have made me buy a Kinect.... :(

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Comment #68 by Gallzy111
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 06:01:04 AM
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Comment #69 by Proeliatoris J
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 02:39:39 PM
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I believe the Kinect is a much better alternative to anything such as the wii and allows great party games, but hardcore game interaction is weak atm.. But it's still fun, I enjoyed the voice commands in Halo CEA personally.. Added another dimension to the game, without going overboard..

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Comment #70 by LIAM MAGNUS
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 06:31:51 AM
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Lets not kid ourselves Kinect is for kids. Gears is an 18. The Wii didnt make its billions from hardcore gamers kinect should learn that. (p.s wii sucks)

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Comment #71 by TEH CH33F I5 L337
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 @ 07:29:20 PM
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Why? Why would Epic even consider making Gears of War for Kinect? I mean really. Doesn't make sense at all. It's like saying that it's alright for teddy bears to carry around Lancers. The Kinect is supposed to be for the entire family, it is aimed towards the younger audience, not towards us Hardcore Gamers. After all, it was more likely we were going to be unsatisfied with the final product. Kind of like the weapon skins. I was a bit disappointed with the fact that you have to purchase weapon skins for in-game play through MS points. I'm not saying it's bad or anything, but the first set of weapon skins should've been a freebie.

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Comment #72 by The Cipriani
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 02:00:46 PM
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I dont see why xbox even went towards the motion controls direction ... if i wanted to dance around the room like i was having a fit i wouldve bought the Wii, if i wanted to be an arrogent idiot who has too much money for thier own good and wants every piece of technology in one i wouldve bought a ps3.
but it seems no games developers can resist the urge to bring out 1937297 sequals for a decent game and make it worse and worse by squeezing every penny out of it :/
whats wrong with leaving it as a really awesome trilogy? (which i think they only just got away with).

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