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    Edited By BradNicholson

    An unnamed source speaking to Kotaku has confirmed that Epic Games is working on a Gears of War title for Kinect, as has been previously rumored. And according to that source, this hands-free Gears joint is set to be an on-rails shooting title, which would dash the need for any sort of player-controlled character movement.

    Just for a bit of clarification, we’re not talking about Gears of War 3 here. In a slick statement after IGN first reported the Gears of War Kinect rumor, Epic Games’ Cliff Bleszinski confirmed that the third title in the series wouldn’t feature Kinect support, but he didn’t specifically rule out the possibility that another Gears game would be making use of the controller.
     

    A supposed demo is rumored to be re-using assets from Gears 2. 
    A supposed demo is rumored to be re-using assets from Gears 2. 

    The fact that this rumor hasn't died by now doesn’t automatically validate these reports, of course, but the persistence seems to suggest that at least something is happening with Gears of War and Kinect (and it would certainly behoove the Kinect if some more games actually came out for it that take advantage of the device). Sadly, we’ll have to take a wait-and-see approach, as Epic or Microsoft won’t be confirming or denying anything until they're good and ready.
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    #1  Edited By BradNicholson

    An unnamed source speaking to Kotaku has confirmed that Epic Games is working on a Gears of War title for Kinect, as has been previously rumored. And according to that source, this hands-free Gears joint is set to be an on-rails shooting title, which would dash the need for any sort of player-controlled character movement.

    Just for a bit of clarification, we’re not talking about Gears of War 3 here. In a slick statement after IGN first reported the Gears of War Kinect rumor, Epic Games’ Cliff Bleszinski confirmed that the third title in the series wouldn’t feature Kinect support, but he didn’t specifically rule out the possibility that another Gears game would be making use of the controller.
     

    A supposed demo is rumored to be re-using assets from Gears 2. 
    A supposed demo is rumored to be re-using assets from Gears 2. 

    The fact that this rumor hasn't died by now doesn’t automatically validate these reports, of course, but the persistence seems to suggest that at least something is happening with Gears of War and Kinect (and it would certainly behoove the Kinect if some more games actually came out for it that take advantage of the device). Sadly, we’ll have to take a wait-and-see approach, as Epic or Microsoft won’t be confirming or denying anything until they're good and ready.
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    #2  Edited By TheSmashing

    pew pew pew

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    #3  Edited By Kjellm87

    Enough Rail-shooters I say

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    #4  Edited By nintendoeats

    So this will be a guided GoW experience?

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    #5  Edited By cwdawg1224

    I've never been a fan of on-rail shooters.

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    #6  Edited By Novyx

    I withhold judgement until we see what they're doing with it, if anything.

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    #7  Edited By Cincaid

    I'm happy with GoW3 instead, thank you.

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    #8  Edited By SpacePenguin

    Wow, I didnt see that coming.

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    #9  Edited By Ventilaator

    To get a general idea on how this is going to look like, refer to the Harry Potter kinect mode Quick Look

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    #10  Edited By foggel

    Glad I'm not a GeoW fan.

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    #11  Edited By ribeye

    with kinect it kinda has to be on rails, how else would you move foward without a thumb stick?

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    #12  Edited By JoyfullOFrockets
    @ribeye said:
    "

    with kinect it kinda has to be on rails, how else would you move foward without a thumb stick?

    "
    You yell at your console, duh.
     
    But yeah this seems not so good.
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    #13  Edited By JTB123

    Aren't they just completely going against the point of Kinect here? 

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    #14  Edited By buhssuht

    will this also have horse meet rider, rider meet horse moment?

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    #15  Edited By LiquidPrince

    Eh, does that require a Kinect? Eh...

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    #16  Edited By TheMartino

    Honestly the news of ANYTHING using Kinect is kinda good. Right after the thing came out it was "Okay so play Dance Central with this. That's all. Ever."

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    #18  Edited By regmcfly

    I approve of this. 

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    #19  Edited By diatron

    I hope it's a mini-game collection called "Gears Party"

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    #20  Edited By CosmicQueso

    Rail shooters can be fun, and yeah I'll say it, great games.  Dead Space Extraction, for example, is a great game.
     
    People like all kinds of games.  If people that don't like third-person cover based shooters can instead dig Gears through an on-rails Kinect title, how is that a bad thing?
     
    So much negativity...

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    #21  Edited By danimal_furry

    And thusly, Kinect has become a piece of garbage.

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    #22  Edited By Vexxan

    Kinect NEEDS this, enough of the bullshit fitness/dance games already.

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    #23  Edited By Zeemod

    No, naw-aw, no!

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    #24  Edited By GeekDown

    This sounds like a very bad idea.

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    #25  Edited By MikkaQ

    Sweeet new Kinect games. More please!

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    #26  Edited By DystopiaX

    Their attempt to get "hardcore" gamers to buy kinects. It's not working.

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    #27  Edited By Winternet

    Meh

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    #28  Edited By warchief

    that sounds craptacular. 

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    #29  Edited By SomeJerk

    Rail shooters can be done right.
     
    Kinect can be done right.
     
    It's all up to the way they do the motion controls, and if they make it a dull Time Crisis'y hide behind cover rail shooter instead of something that's actually fun, Virtua Cop, HOTD, Extraction.

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    #30  Edited By Ghostiet

    Um, hooray?

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    #31  Edited By Kjellm87
    @CosmicQueso said:
      So much negativity... "
    Dude, where have you been, this is what we gamers do best,
    now hear me ROAR
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    #32  Edited By ImBigInJapan

    It makes me a bit sad because I only just recently bought an Xbox, and it seems all of MS's massive publishing power is being focused on Kinect (which I have zero interest in)... while Sony is spearheading the release of all sorts of great exclusives. If I could stand using the PS3 controller my purchase would have gone in Sony's direction.

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    #33  Edited By Cold_Wolven

    So much for freedom of movement with Kinect. Basic movement starts with the legs and yet they'd rather make an on rails shooter throwing away 50% body movement. I wonder how the player shoots in the game, does he point at the screen and yell out BANG!?

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    #34  Edited By toowalrus

    What the fuck does " this hands-free Gears joint" mean? Wouldn't you have to... point at stuff, or somethin'? 

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    #35  Edited By Afroman269

    I doubt it will play well, but at least they are attempting to do something with the tech. 

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    #36  Edited By Toxin066

    Gears on Kinect?
     
      

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    #37  Edited By MisterMouse

    and on rails shooter for the kinect doesnt really interest me.

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    #38  Edited By ptys

    EH! Create some more 1st party Microsoft. The Gears world just ain't that compelling!

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    #39  Edited By nERVEcenter

    Hmmm...nope.

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    #40  Edited By AuthenticM

    Do not care. If onrails shooters are what M$ thinks will win the hardcore market, they are sorely mistaken.

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    #41  Edited By tourgen
    @TooWalrus said:

    " What the fuck does " this hands-free Gears joint" mean? Wouldn't you have to... point at stuff, or somethin'?  "

    uuuhm hmmm
    energetic pelvic thrusting
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    #42  Edited By sweep  Moderator

    This is the most disappointing news I have heard for months, mainly because I will invariably have to find a way of playing this game despite already knowing it's going to be complete garbage. 
     
    Remember when the Kinect got released and all the Xbox fans got upset because it was so tacky - and everyone replied so fucking patronisingly: "This isn't foryou, it's not going to replace Halo. It's for a whole different audience." Well WHAT THE FUCK, you people? Who is Gears Of War for, if not me? What the fuck.

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    #43  Edited By Punk1984
    @Cold_Wolven said:
    " So much for freedom of movement with Kinect. Basic movement starts with the legs and yet they'd rather make an on rails shooter throwing away 50% body movement. I wonder how the player shoots in the game, does he point at the screen and yell out BANG!? "
    No you have to say "Pew Pew" while making a gun shaped shadow puppet...
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    #44  Edited By FuzzYLemoN

    I still don't understand why anyone would make a rail shooter. Such wasted opportunities.

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    #45  Edited By Haziqonfire

    Maybe this'll be the first game worth getting for the device.

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    #46  Edited By Skald

    I am not digging it.

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    #47  Edited By JohnPaulVann

    F*ck rail shooters

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    #48  Edited By MrKlorox

    Rail shooter? What does MS think Kinect is? PS Move?

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    #49  Edited By ExplodingTuba

    I hope there is a homo-erotic mini game between Dom and Marcus where you and a co-op partner have to make inappropriate gestures in front of the Kinect. 

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    #50  Edited By keyhunter

    I want a lancer controller peripheral.

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