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  • iluvmyDS - September 5, 2008 4:15 p.m.

    God bless America! Fuck yeah!
  • monojono - September 5, 2008 3:29 p.m.

    Great article, just one question though - how do you know humans in the gears universe came from earth? Maybe in this story, the original home of humanity was sera.
  • Schuultz - September 5, 2008 2:58 p.m.

    Amazing article, loving it! Those were some pretty logical views, and something tells me the GeOW2 authors are going to check whether you hacked their computer for the one or the other point ^^ Again, that was an awesome article!
  • Bri77777 - November 8, 2008 9:43 p.m.

    That be awsome! Cause, face it, the are so many Locust and so little humans to stop them. First off, most of your dudes die constantly. Second, winter is coming and that will take a strain on your supplies. Third, there is now a disease in the air killing cicvilians. And lastly, there's a chance that there might be another alien species that was watching you back at Earth, and they now want to kill you. So, your skrewed.
  • ultimate_asswoopin - October 25, 2008 5:36 a.m.

    yeah in the original edition of the game it didnt really say that it was set on Sera And wait.... didnt hitler have an eagle in the background with the nazi symbol on it and why isnt it covered with the holiness of the gear!!!!!
  • Princeton12 - October 21, 2008 12:54 a.m.

    You know what? I thought the exact same thing!!! I swear i thought about it like a week ago.
  • p1kers - October 20, 2008 5:08 p.m.

    You know, at first I almost thought you were serious. Surely, even a games editor must realize that mush left-wing puke anti-American propaganda disguised as a gaming article would be transparent as your aged undies, right? But about half way through, ahh, of course you are writing this tongue in cheek. After all, everyone knows the uglier of the two camps is the enemy.
  • kingsmikefan - October 12, 2008 4:35 p.m.

    Yeah this is a really good article. The more I think about Gears, the more I think its going to try to be deep and philosophical. If that comes with chainsawing, then fu#k yeah!
  • cem1992 - September 13, 2008 9:17 a.m.

    o my youre well sad y write somet poo like this no 1 cares if youre the bad or good guy its a god dam game lol i bet ure about 40 n u still live with youre mum lol
  • lincoln6echo - September 8, 2008 11:35 p.m.

    Amazing! I never thought to look at it that way. Nice article, keep up the good work.
  • lewis42025 - September 8, 2008 8:58 p.m.

    wow, that article blew me away. wasnt expecting you guys to go that deep into the plot. but, like most other people, i just kinda went the gears story mode without much care for the story of the game. now i kinda wish i'd got the special edition so i could get that destroyed beauty book. but like i said, amazing article, but you've now raised my expectations for the story of gears 2. hope they deliver....
  • SnipeKing305 - September 8, 2008 6:39 p.m.

    Its amazing cause if u take out The word Locust and replace this it all seems very similar to real life if this was placed in a main newspaper with a few things changed it would be an earth shatteringly controversial paper
  • themojo - September 8, 2008 5 p.m.

    good article. the human race are bastards.
  • altair17 - September 8, 2008 12:26 p.m.

    SO DOES THAT ean dat d humans are fighting on SERA??????
  • d.bhoy - September 8, 2008 12:22 p.m.

    G.O.W 2 IS LOOKING LIKE GAME OF THE YEAR FINGERS CROSSEDIT LIVES UP 2 THE HYPE.
  • peteypablo2624 - September 7, 2008 11:32 p.m.

    great article GR. but since you brought my attention to the fact that GOW is based a very long time from now, i realized that everything the humans have sucks balls. i mean, theres helicopters and assault rifles in GOW. if its that far into the future, shouldn't there be way more futuristic weapons and stuff. oh, and am i the only one that thinks flame throwers in GOW2 will suck. and same goes for CoDWaW.
  • Mega64 - September 7, 2008 6:04 p.m.

    Hummm...Arnt you also the invaders in killzone?
  • NickLB - September 7, 2008 4:58 p.m.

    @Eleazar1914 Seriously? The author - Mr.Houghton - makes absolutely no mention of the definition of fascism, no mention of the Nazi party's policies and no mention of capitalist or anti-capitalist leanings of anyone whatsoever. Your post in response to this article is in response to something that never even appeared in this article. Please, keep the conversation relevant and espouse anti-left historical revisionism elsewhere. Having dignified that insanity with a response, let me move onto the topic at hand: Awesome! One of the things I disliked about Gears of War was its complete lack of story, motivation or plot. If Gears of War 2 actually has the chutzpah to explore such a deliciously subversive approach then I might have to seriously reconsider my whole "Gears of War is yawnsville" attitude. :) Exciting article!
  • DarthCylon - September 7, 2008 4:37 a.m.

    To Eleazar1914, Surely you must know that Nazis were strongly anti-Marxist, that they were opposed to the idea of class struggle, that they were opposed to the idea that workers should control the means of production. Without the last two concepts, how can Nazism be called Marxist? Some of the items you've listed can be called socialist, but the society by itself was not "Marxist," not without at least two of the most important Marxist tenets. Perhaps Totalitarianism would suit Nazism much better. From wiki: Totalitarianism - is a concept used to describe political systems where a state regulates nearly every aspect of public and private life.
  • Eleazar1914 - September 7, 2008 12:55 a.m.

    To DisgruntledTable and DarthCylon: So you simply disbelieve something because it goes against your preconceived notions? You have been able to substantiate your views thus far. Where are the facts behind the basis of your beliefs? At the very least the presented evidence proves the Nazis were Marxist in their economic policies. As far as the KKK being leftist, it is a claim made in the beginning of the article whose premise is based in the idea that the Nazis are Marxist. He never really connects the premise to the merit of the Nazi argument, so it isn't well grounded. I think it is an argument he is making by association. A rather weak one. This is really just throwing us off the original intent of the article though, and that is Nazis being Marxist. Let's stay on topic. So far all you guys have presented forth as evidence are assertions and by ridiculing the idea as drinking kool-aid, which isn't evidence at all. It looks as though you merely have "faith" Nazis weren't Marxists rather than have any supporting evidence for your claims. What would you call: guaranteed employment for all citizens confiscation of WWI profits shared profits of labor expanded old age pensions communality of department stores outlawing of child labor universal health care anti smoking programs " We have endeavored to depart from the external, the superficial, endeavored to forget social origin, class, profession, fortune, education, capital, and everything that separates men, in order to reach that which bind them together." What do you make of Hitler here in this quote? Come back to the discussion when you have something more than ridicule and empty words to present.

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