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Is Uncharted: Drake's Fortune the Gears Of War Killer?

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295w ago - I'll make this abundantly clear off the bat: despite some of the more significant technical glitches in Gears of War 2, it was easily one of the best games of 2008 and certainly one of the best of the generation.

However, I found Uncharted: Drake's Fortune to be a cleaner, and ultimately more entertaining, production. Yes, I'm talking about the first Uncharted and the most recent Gears.

Considering that it's silly to compare either Resistance 2 or Killzone 2 to Gears, the closest PlayStation 3-exclusive competitor is Naughty Dog's new series... and in all honesty, I see Uncharted eventually surpassing Epic's series in terms of overall quality and fun factor (yes, I'm aware the latter is subjective).

Even though there was plenty of critical acclaim and the game sold very well, I still think Drake's Fortune is one of the most overlooked titles of the generation. This is due to a number of factors: first, the PS3 had been out for only a year - and a rough year at that - when the game launched, and it simply didn't reach a very large audience. Second, it wasn't an established franchise and typically, IPs don't fare as well as hotly anticipated sequels.

Third, Sony's bad marketing and promotion left Uncharted out in the cold, but we're starting to see a reversal in that lagging advertising,...
 

Wiseman Has Plans for a Gears of War Movie Trilogy

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296w ago - Movie director Len Wisemen has revealed that he will be writing a Gears of War movie, and even has plans to make it into a trilogy.

To quote: [Register or Login to view links] recently caught up with Die Hard 4.0 director Len Wisemen at the premiere of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, a movie which Wiseman produced.

Speaking to the horror movie Web site, Wiseman revealed that he will be directing a Gears of War movie, which he is co-writing with Chris Morgan (Wanted, Fast and the Furious) and admitted he bought an Xbox 360 to play Gears of War.

"I suck at video games, it just takes me too long and I can't get the coordination of 'em. When I was on Die Hard, I had to choose some video game for the background in a scene with Kevin Smith.

I was shown about a dozen games and told to 'choose one to be in the background' and I said 'this one looks really, really cool whatever it is,' and it was Gears Of War," said Wiseman.

"I just really connected with it; the design of it the world, the whole thing. So I actually bought an Xbox 360 to start researching what it was."
 

Confirmed: Ziff Davis Sells 1UP to UGO/Hearst, Closes EGM

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299w ago - It has been confirmed that Ziff Davis has sold the 1UP digital network to the UGO entertainment division, this includes MyCheats, Gametab and Gamevideos. Long running print magazine EGM is also closing doors once and for all.

To quote: Following repeated rumors to the effect, Gamasutra has learned that Ziff Davis has sold its 1UP division to Hearst's UGO Entertainment, and is shutting long-running print magazine EGM in the process.

According to a statement received by Gamasutra, Ziff Davis Media has now officially announced the sale of the 1UP Digital Network to Hearst's UGO Entertainment division.

The sale includes 1UP.com, Mycheats.com, Gametab.com, and GameVideos.com, and specific financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
 

Video: Gears Of War 2 - The Ultimate Glitch Collection

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300w ago - Gears of War 2 attended Glitch Fest 2000. We know that. But just how glitchy?

Here's a video that shows off just about all of them. There's 16 total with some honorable mentions.

Not only does the video do a great job of highlighting said glitches, but it also takes shots at Epic Games and its developers.

Below you will find the video (with Special Intro by Cliffy B.) and complete list:





1. Boom Shield Glitch - Use any weapon with the Boom Shield
2. Weapon Slide Glitch - Avoid getting shot while picking up a weapon
3. Fake Walls Glitch - Melee and tag people through walls
4. Crab Walk Glitch - Move at roadie run speed while shooting
5. Kung Fu Flip Glitch - Jump out of any map
6. ?
7. Infinite Ammo
8. Chainsaw With Any Weapon
9. Runaway Chainsaw - Break out the chainsaw animation early
10. Slow Ass Match Making - Here is a 20 minute wait sped up to 20 seconds
11. Security Laser Glitch - Fall through the lasers without dying
12. Dummy Glitch - Become Speedy Gonzalez
13. Invisible Glitch - Become the Invisible Man
14. The Shotgun - The weapon has a mind of its own
15. Lag
16. Shotgun and Boomshot Blind Fire Only...
 

Videos: Left 4 Dead & Gears of War 2 Multiplayer Glitches Found

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302w ago - A rather frustrating game ending glitch has been found in Left 4 Dead on the Xbox 360. It essentially ruins to the game, just skip to about 4:30 on the first video below to view the glitched part.

Additionally, gamers are complaining that Gears of War 2 should have had more testing on it prior to release due to the glitch in the second video below.

Stuck in the Elevator in Left 4 Dead - No Mercy Hospital Versus via Justin407C on YouTube:





Gears of War 2 Fake Walls via Or4K on YouTube:





From the video captions respectively:

Ok my team and I were coming up in the elevator in the hospital and when the elevator door opened this electrical box wagon thing was blocking our way, we don't know how this happend (maybe the zombies may had moved it?), but we eventually got out cause this zombie moved it (lol).

We also had a forklift blocking our way at the construction site and we were like "WTF!", but we went around (That was some crazy stuff though).

It's just ridiculous for a game based on cover system, that's a huge issue... EPIC FAIL!
 
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