Gears of War 3 VGA announcement 'not what you're expecting'

In a new video on GameTrailers, Cliff Bleszinski teases Epic's upcoming reveal of new Gears of War 3 gameplay footage at Spike's Video Game Awards on December 11.

"We'll be showing off some new Gears of War gameplay... it's not what you're expecting," says Bleszinski from his cushy announcin' stuff chair. Plus, according to the voiceover, the impending announcement will "have everyone talking."

Though actually, neither Cliff, nor the baritone voiceover, nor the overlaid text, say "Gears of War 3." So maybe the gameplay is from Gears of War 4. But probably not.


As Spike's Video Game Awards are a highly respected institution, they hardly need big exclusive announcements to increase viewership. But if reveals like Epic's are going to be thrown into the traditionally understated, sophisticated event, it's just icing on the cake, right? Right.

We'll be back with more sarcasm once we see the announcement that this announcement claims will have us talking, which it probably will, as this announcement about the announcement already has us talking about the announcement, which hasn't even been announced yet.

So what do you think? Is it going multi-platform? 3D? Introducing Kinect functionality even though we've been assured it isn't? Or, and this is a long-shot, are we going to see some gameplay footage from a game about killing aliens? We'll find out on the 11th.

Nov 29, 2010


  • SkyNet - December 1, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    I'm getting really tired of seeing his face.
  • Sy87 - November 30, 2010 10:01 p.m.

    They are making it look glitchy so those suits at microsoft don't feel like arses for saying the game is not done because of bugs and are not man enough to say "we want money so holiday packs". Kinect really no no no im keeping my controller.
  • AlpineGuy - November 30, 2010 5:49 p.m.

    Yo Cliff, I heard you like announcements, so I put announcements in your announcement so you can announce while you announce.
  • Castmaker - November 30, 2010 11:37 a.m.

    Maybe they'll announce an offshoot of the franchise gearing to the multiplayer audience (no pun intended).
  • StrayGator - November 30, 2010 6:16 a.m.

    GoW3 is a Point-and-Click adventure, C'est tout. captch: bitonals unbearable
  • Defguru7777 - November 30, 2010 5:38 a.m.

    Maybe you play as Locust in the campaign?
  • smoly93 - November 30, 2010 4:34 a.m.

    Its Gears of War Kinect. No doubt. Hope it looks good
  • Gkicker2 - November 30, 2010 3:56 a.m.

    I would guess this is Cliffy just creating hype. I don't think any Gears fan wants anything revolutionary to the franchise... If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
  • chrisat928 - November 30, 2010 3:11 a.m.

    Gears of War 3 will be a day and date multiplatform release. PS3 and 360.
  • nightmare17 - November 30, 2010 2:09 a.m.

    pfft.... its probably gonna be just some shitty 30 second commercial that they call a trailer like at every other VGA.
  • SausageLozenge - November 30, 2010 1:54 a.m.

    Master Chief as a playable character
  • Fuzunga - November 30, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    I was going to go with the results of the Carmine poll, but I guess that's not right if it's supposed to be gameplay related.
  • CH3BURASHKA - November 30, 2010 1:37 a.m.

    It's a GoW FPS.
  • LAKERdynasty247 - November 30, 2010 1:31 a.m.

    Im expecting something with Kinect so it probably wont be that since he said its something we're not expecting. Oh who am I kidding its something with Kinect.
  • ManlyPanda - November 30, 2010 1:18 a.m.

    Something inside me is saying multi-platform
  • KielbasaNinja - November 30, 2010 1:15 a.m.

    With Bulletstorm being released multi-plat, that announcement wouldn't be too unrealistic. But, doesn't Microsoft own the rights to the franchise?
  • Brutalicus - November 30, 2010 1:10 a.m.

  • JaFoolySoCooly - November 30, 2010 1:04 a.m.

    Locust porn?
  • Baron164 - November 30, 2010 1:03 a.m.

    I'm guessing some new vehicular driving/flying footage. Hopefully something better than the junker/tank sections from Gears 1/2.
  • batmanboy11 - November 30, 2010 12:52 a.m.

    Better not involve Kinect... although, that is what I'm expecting, so...

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