Cliffy B Won't Bring a Weapon to Announce New Game

Cliffy B Won't Bring a Weapon to Announce New Game

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Epic Games' Cliff(y B)leszinski famously announced Gears of War 2 while wielding the series' trademark chainsaw gun, but he won't be doing the same when he announces a new game on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon next week.

Earlier this week, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon host, um, Jimmy Fallon Tweeted that audiences could expect Epic's Cliff Bleszinski on next Thursday's show - and what's more, he'd be announcing Epic's next game! Given that next Thursday is April 8th, the date that Edge had previously pegged as the date we'd get the first Gears of War 3 teaser trailer, common sense says the two are probably linked in some way.

But if anyone was expecting Bleszinski to repeat his GDC '08 announcement of Gears 2 - where he tore through part of the set with a Lancer chainsaw/gun hybrid before calling the new game "bigger, better and far more badass than the original," you may be in for a bit of a letdown. As the designer Tweeted: "I shall not say 'bigger better blah blah' or carry any weaponry for the Fallon announce." There you go, Cliffy, breaking the hearts of people who love impractical weaponry everywhere.

Of course, it's always possible that the rumors have been just that - mere rumors - and Bleszinski will be appearing to announce a new Shadow Complex or Unreal or something, VG247 points out that the Epic frontman said something else at the Gears 2 reveal. "It's a funny thing about rumours on the internet: once in a while, they're actually true."

So, yeah. Gears of War 3 is almost certainly going to be announced on a major, mainstream, non-gaming, non-cable television show. That's kind of cool, no?

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One, I hope it's Gears of War 3.

Two, he should totally stop doing that gun show-off intro, he looked like a total nerd/loser when he came in in a not-so-impressing way, the character of Cole Train should have announced the game, seriously "Can't wait to smash hands"

Three, fix the damn host advantage and enable better matchmaking.

Dawww

So there's no chance of Jimmy Fallon being accidentally killed?

Where's the fun in that?

N'awww, the Lancer was cool. I liked it and thought that it was an epic. I can understand not wanting to bring it out on the show. It's a mainstream show and there will be a lot of people who won't know what the Lancer is, let alone will get the joke if he brought it out.

Also, I hope that he announces Gears of War, if you can't tell just by looking at me, I love the series.

Straying Bullet:

Three, fix the damn host advantage and enable better matchmaking.

You know, chances are no one who works at Epic studios that is working on Gears of War will see that right?

Aww. I hope its a new Shadow Complex!

That's okay Cliffy, I'll bring the guns.

......So your new game better be good.

It would be funny if it is GoW3.

Given how adamant he was a while back about how the 360 wasn't capable of pulling it off.

Aw, no dynamic entrance? Well whatever. As long as it keeps the bots available for multiplayer me and my friends will still have tons of fun just playing against them locally.

Capable of pulling off any headshot if they were standing still but when moving they would literally headshot themselves. Don't ask how.

Straying Bullet:
Three, fix the damn host advantage and enable better matchmaking.

Thats actually one of the main reasons why all my friends stopped playing online.

OT: The only way it could make me think nifty is if he did it Duel Wielding Katanas. Then i'd Think thats awesome.

I hope he's announcing a re-launch of Solar Winds, and will be landing in a helicopter designed to look like a space ship for the promotion which is why he isn't carrying a weapon this time.... >:)

Solar Winds, Armada, Star Control [sighs] I miss those games.

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Nice to see the people who work in gaming appear in something mainstream!!

I'll have to try and catch this somehow

lol, they probably wouldn't let him bring a weapon onto the set anyway (even a fake one)
Plus, I've heard that the chainsaw gun license laws are really strict these days...

The possible chance of a teaser trailer......news must be slow lol.

Damnit. I was hoping to see him bring in a fully functional Hammer of Dawn complete with orbital satellite.

Straying Bullet:
One, I hope it's Gears of War 3.

Two, he should totally stop doing that gun show-off intro, he looked like a total nerd/loser when he came in in a not-so-impressing way, the character of Cole Train should have announced the game, seriously "Can't wait to smash hands"

Three, fix the damn host advantage and enable better matchmaking.

Cole actually says "Can't wait to smash heads". Unless of course you were making some witty joke that went over my head and subsequently resulted in me looking silly?

As long as he shows up to E3 in full Cog armor with a shotgun in one hand and a lancer in the other and walks in slow motion out of an explosion, then I'll be satisfied.

Honestly, he probably won't be announcing a big game like Gears of War 3 on Fallon.

MurderousToaster:
Damnit. I was hoping to see him bring in a fully functional Hammer of Dawn complete with orbital satellite.

But the set is indoors which would make it useless... unless he found the window.

Cliffy B at least has to come up with another awesome entrance. At least do something awesome.

And when can I see this?

njautobody:

MurderousToaster:
Damnit. I was hoping to see him bring in a fully functional Hammer of Dawn complete with orbital satellite.

But the set is indoors which would make it useless... unless he found the window.

He has a gun with a chainsaw on it. He can make a window.

Onyx Oblivion:
Aww. I hope its a new Shadow Complex!

I'm keeping my hopes up for that as well. Gears is great fun, but Shadow Complex is even better.

If it's a new Gears of War I can safely say I've lost all faith in this studio.

People are saying he can't make a dramatic entrance without a lancer, your wrong, how epic would it be if he crashed through in a grindlift!
Extra points for landing on jimmy fallon of course...

Icecoldcynic:

Straying Bullet:
One, I hope it's Gears of War 3.

Two, he should totally stop doing that gun show-off intro, he looked like a total nerd/loser when he came in in a not-so-impressing way, the character of Cole Train should have announced the game, seriously "Can't wait to smash hands"

Three, fix the damn host advantage and enable better matchmaking.

Cole actually says "Can't wait to smash heads". Unless of course you were making some witty joke that went over my head and subsequently resulted in me looking silly?

Not at all, in fact I made a mistake, I thought it sounded like that or I've allowed myself to repeat a lie too many times that it becomes 'truth'.

Either way, thanks for pointing it out. :D

"I shall not say 'bigger better blah blah' or carry any weaponry for the Fallon announce." There you go, Cliffy, breaking the hearts of people who love impractical weaponry everywhere.

I'm sorry, impractical? What is impractical about having a chainsaw attached to a gun! That's the most practical apparatus I can think of!

maddawg IAJI:
N'awww, the Lancer was cool. I liked it and thought that it was an epic. I can understand not wanting to bring it out on the show. It's a mainstream show and there will be a lot of people who won't know what the Lancer is, let alone will get the joke if he brought it out.

Also, I hope that he announces Gears of War, if you can't tell just by looking at me, I love the series.

Straying Bullet:

Three, fix the damn host advantage and enable better matchmaking.

You know, chances are no one who works at Epic studios that is working on Gears of War will see that right?

And even if they did...what are the chances that they would care?
I would totally laugh if this twit did bring a propgun with him, then tripped going on stage and gored himself. Would do wonders for the reputation of both guns and videogames.

Sevre90210:
If it's a new Gears of War I can safely say I've lost all faith in this studio.

I lost that when they made UT3, ignoring everything their fans enjoyed in previous UT's, then making the single player so cheesy it was moldy. I have no doubt Gears of War is a fun franchise, but I am betting good odds if there is a 3 it will be crapped on by their own godly vision of how it should be, and who gives a frack what the fans want.

The Hammer of Dawn isn't technically a gun so I'm expecting to have him come in splitting the heavens in an eruption of nuclear fire that leaves nothing standing in it's wake. Laughing manically as he aligns the satellite and the audience is reduced to molten slag before riding away on his griffin into the sunset, saying something about a video game.

But yeah, Gears of War 3 will be cool but I wouldn't be upset if it was a new IP.

So is Jimmy Fallon worth watching again? Have his skits gotten better or is he still relying on the whole "man-boy" charm to slide through sections like "Bing" and "throw that sausage in the celebrity cutouts mouth"....

I wouldn't mind Unreal Tournament four, unnecessary as that may be. CliffyB owns.

Oh, god, we were so happy, and now the CliffyB lameness is going to be back.

I just hope he improves the ending on Gears 3. I didn't care for the ending to Gears 2. In my opinion it was very anticlimactic. :(

I jsut knew that they were going to announce a new game, if you read Gameinformer and read the article about the new features of the Unreal 3 engine, the GI guys guessed that they were going to make a new series with the stuff from the tech show.

 

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