As soon as I began to play the original GOW I realized that there was something about the game’s blend of action and tactics that set it apart from all other games in the genre. Over the years I’ve beaten both GOW campaigns with a wide various friends, family, and strangers, and still find the experience to be deeply satisfying. While some of the systems introduced in the original GOW were still in their relative infancy, the overall Gears experience was always spectacular. After playing a lot of Gears 3 over the past week I can honestly say that the Gears 1 and 2 were just an appitizer for the feast that is Gears of War 3.
We received a press release this evening from ID: Software that contained a link to a new commercial for their upcoming post-apocalyptic FPS, RAGE(we actually talk quite a bit about RAGE in Rated NA: Episode 24). This new commercial highlights NBA Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin who also plays forward for the L.A. Clippers and won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Content. Last I checked, RAGE has nothing to do with basketball. To clarify, I get the joke, but really, I think ID would be much better off showcasing their amazing engine and stunning graphics as opposed to comedy stylings of a talented basketball rookie. In all honesty, I thought we were beyond the age of using random celebrities to promote an IP. The commercial does have a few funny moments. Check it out below.