E3 has shown to me upcoming games are bow mad.

#1 Edited by Akyho (1599 posts) -

We go so long without many games using bows, we are all waiting for the true Rambo 3 game. Yet now we get 4 or more games that are using bows a lot.

Crysis 3.

Tomb Raider

Far Cry

Assasin Creed

What other games are going to use bows? Last of us?

Lets list the games as they are shown at E3.

Altho....Gunswords?

#2 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Zelda?

#3 Posted by JJOR64 (18954 posts) -

#YearoftheBow

#4 Posted by believer258 (11802 posts) -

The Skyrim expansion.

And Gears of War has a bow-type weapon as well, though I seem to have forgotten what it's called and I don't think it was shown in the trailer.

#5 Edited by Irvandus (2877 posts) -

Bows and arrows are bad ass, that's why I have one. Well no actually it's for the zombie apocalypse but still, you know.

You can also add WoW to your list, one of the big new features is that Hunters now only use bows/guns, can't use any melee or staff weapons.

#6 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

Don't forget 3 major blockbusters this year have heavily featured/will heavily feature archery.  Katniss in Hunger Games, protagonist in Brave, and Hawkeye in the Avengers.

#7 Edited by theodacourt (530 posts) -

It's the Year Of The Bow Yo'

@believer258: GoW has always had the Torque Bow. I'm not sure if that's it because I haven't seen the new bits of footage, but the bow has always been there in Gears.

#8 Posted by Spoonman671 (4597 posts) -

I came to this thread because I need more bows.

#9 Posted by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

My Skyrim file has like 200 hours of bow. Ready for more.

#10 Posted by Salarn (465 posts) -

@Akyho: Splinter Cell Blacklist has a crossbow does that count?

#11 Posted by Akyho (1599 posts) -

@Salarn said:

@Akyho: Splinter Cell Blacklist has a crossbow does that count?

Yes that does count.

Gears has Torque bow and as its coming up. its counts.

Avengers game. Yup Hawkeye.

Brave yup thats coming.

Hunger games? if there is one coming up I am ready for that.

There was that Zombie games for the Wii U Zombie U with the SWORDGUNS YO! maby a Bow...SWORD BOW?! Oh wait thats a gun!

Skyrim expansion with CrossBOWS so yeah.

Year of the Bow indeed.

#12 Posted by upwarDBound (654 posts) -

Damn lolis get out of my video games!

Oh, you meant bows and arrows. Yeah I guess there are a lot of those in games this year as well.

#13 Posted by skyline7284 (505 posts) -

You have my bow!

#14 Posted by Popskinz (409 posts) -

bowties?

#15 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

@believer258 said:

The Skyrim expansion.

And Gears of War has a bow-type weapon as well, though I seem to have forgotten what it's called and I don't think it was shown in the trailer.

Those are crossbows, though.

#16 Posted by EXTomar (4687 posts) -

There are a bazillion bows and crossbows and bo staves in Diablo 3!!

#17 Posted by Aegon (5500 posts) -
@Galiant:  
 
Saboteur. 
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#18 Posted by believer258 (11802 posts) -

@Galiant said:

@believer258 said:

The Skyrim expansion.

And Gears of War has a bow-type weapon as well, though I seem to have forgotten what it's called and I don't think it was shown in the trailer.

Those are crossbows, though.

What? No, I meant that the Skyrim expansion will still have bows and arrows in it, and Gears of War has the Torque Bow.

I might have to hand you that latter one, though. I never could tell that it had a trigger in the game, and now that I see a picture of it, I can't tell if it's really a crossbow or really a bow and arrow.

#19 Posted by MikkaQ (10283 posts) -

Suppose we'll need a bow of the year award.

#20 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Galiant said:

@believer258 said:

The Skyrim expansion.

And Gears of War has a bow-type weapon as well, though I seem to have forgotten what it's called and I don't think it was shown in the trailer.

Those are crossbows, though.

What? No, I meant that the Skyrim expansion will still have bows and arrows in it, and Gears of War has the Torque Bow.

I might have to hand you that latter one, though. I never could tell that it had a trigger in the game, and now that I see a picture of it, I can't tell if it's really a crossbow or really a bow and arrow.

In Dawnguard, crossbows are the new thing. Unless you're thinking that the dragonbone weapons they mentioned might include a bow (that would be awesome). Don't know about Gears.

#21 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

2013, year of the bow.

#22 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

I don't mind it too much. Bows in videogames are usually fun and rewarding to use. I'd much rather have year of the shotgun, though.

#23 Posted by believer258 (11802 posts) -

@Galiant said:

@believer258 said:

@Galiant said:

@believer258 said:

The Skyrim expansion.

And Gears of War has a bow-type weapon as well, though I seem to have forgotten what it's called and I don't think it was shown in the trailer.

Those are crossbows, though.

What? No, I meant that the Skyrim expansion will still have bows and arrows in it, and Gears of War has the Torque Bow.

I might have to hand you that latter one, though. I never could tell that it had a trigger in the game, and now that I see a picture of it, I can't tell if it's really a crossbow or really a bow and arrow.

In Dawnguard, crossbows are the new thing. Unless you're thinking that the dragonbone weapons they mentioned might include a bow (that would be awesome). Don't know about Gears.

I didn't mean crossbows. I meant the bows that are already in Skyrim - the ones you can use right now. Since you can (presumably) carry them into the expansion, I figured I would include them.

#24 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@Galiant said:

@believer258 said:

@Galiant said:

@believer258 said:

The Skyrim expansion.

And Gears of War has a bow-type weapon as well, though I seem to have forgotten what it's called and I don't think it was shown in the trailer.

Those are crossbows, though.

What? No, I meant that the Skyrim expansion will still have bows and arrows in it, and Gears of War has the Torque Bow.

I might have to hand you that latter one, though. I never could tell that it had a trigger in the game, and now that I see a picture of it, I can't tell if it's really a crossbow or really a bow and arrow.

In Dawnguard, crossbows are the new thing. Unless you're thinking that the dragonbone weapons they mentioned might include a bow (that would be awesome). Don't know about Gears.

I didn't mean crossbows. I meant the bows that are already in Skyrim - the ones you can use right now. Since you can (presumably) carry them into the expansion, I figured I would include them.

Oh, okay. I got confused since bows aren't part of the new content, even if they're already in Skyrim. Gotcha.

#25 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

@H2Oyea said:

@Galiant: Saboteur.

I'm assuming that you are referring to your now locked topic. It got locked because it was spam, I flagged it because it was spam and you knew that it was spam when you created it.

#26 Edited by Akyho (1599 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

Suppose we'll need a bow of the year award.

@zyn said:

2013, year of the bow.

Yes we will have to remember for 2013 Awards. To urge Bow of the year award....however we all have short attention spans and will forget it. Also....as people have hinted and my friend pointed out. Year of the Bow is a twitter thing...I dont follow twitter. However without our urging it seems possible the award will happen.

Edit:Ok Jeff on the Bombcast has just said "This is part of something I like to call Year of the Bow, bows of every kind." So I think we are going to get that award.

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