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VIDEO: Conan Pokes Fun at Gears 3's "Emotional Side"

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Conan O'Brien pokes fun at the "emotional side" of Epic's just-released Gears of War 3 for the Xbox 360 console.

Not only is it Friday, but it's a slow news day. Even the hopeful Blockbuster press event -- previously assumed to announce a Netflix killer -- turned out to be a dud. Thankfully, we have Conan O'Brien to liven things up on such a lackluster day with his interpretation of the "emotional side" of Gears of War 3.

Without offering any spoilers, events within the game have left somewhat of an emotional impact on long-time fans who have made it to the end, enough so that its become a topic of discussion in the news channels, reviews... and apparently on light night talk shows.

"Gears of War 3 has taken the scope even bigger to now a planetary scale, but the story's even more personal," executive producer Rod Fergusson explained prior to the game's release. "Because of that, because it's a band of friends going out, that's why we have 'brothers to the end' as our tagline - that idea of friendship and trust is what's holding them together."

To see the emotional side of Gears of War 3, check out Conan's video here.

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    alidan , September 24, 2011 4:29 AM
    and i still find nothing funny about conan... hate him even more because i owned stock in the company that payed him off a while back.
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    festerovic , September 24, 2011 5:54 AM
    That game looks pretty boring. Graphics look meh too. Not sure what the interest is. I like shooters, but I could never get into gears. Of course on PC, not on the RROD.
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    back_by_demand , September 24, 2011 6:31 AM
    Emotional side?
    Like on Brokeback Mountain?
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    Slomoshun , September 24, 2011 7:27 AM
    Honestly these graphics look no better than the first one. Ohh..the sad sad demise of an outdated non-upgradeable console.
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    DSpider , September 24, 2011 8:48 AM
    That's hilarious.

    "Yeah, I love poetry, hold on one sec."

    "YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT FRENCH CINEMA!"

    lmao

    Fucking commercials. One at the beginning, one at the end. About the same fucking thing too! Who uses "Bing" when Google is the main search engine and has been for the past 7 years (?). Stupid Microsoft. I will never use Bing!
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    professorprofessorson , September 24, 2011 9:38 AM
    Ha yeah Gears 3 looks pretty damn dated all in all. All that series is is duck, cover, and shoot anyway. Space Marine curb stomps it.
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    beayn , September 24, 2011 10:30 AM
    I don't understand why they don't refresh consoles. Seems all they do is reduce the die size when they could also increase the Ghz, add more RAM, up the RAM speed etc. Make an Xbox 360 SE that's faster. Of course, this would have been a few years ago.. it's too late now.
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    hixbot , September 24, 2011 12:36 PM
    Because if they release new games to take advantage of the increased speed, the people on the old versions wouldn't be able to play. If they want to update them, they release new consoles and call them something different. I think the old consoles need to be replaced too... but having some 360's faster than others is the worst idea I've ever heard.
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    reggieray , September 24, 2011 1:01 PM
    That was pretty funny.
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    Vladislaus , September 24, 2011 2:35 PM
    beaynI don't understand why they don't refresh consoles. Seems all they do is reduce the die size when they could also increase the Ghz, add more RAM, up the RAM speed etc. Make an Xbox 360 SE that's faster. Of course, this would have been a few years ago.. it's too late now.

    I would agree with Microsoft and Sony releasing a new console. Releasing a current gen console that's faster is not a good business strategy. People buy consoles because of their stable hardware specs. If they changed the hardware, those that had previous versions would have their experience reduced.
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    firebee1991 , September 24, 2011 7:55 PM
    "You know nothing about French cinema!"
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    AbdullahG , September 25, 2011 4:39 AM
    lostmyclanyeah xbox and sony is very stable... sony burn and xbox got the 3 red lights of death...Very stable... god dammit my pc is stable.

    You get hardware failures from consoles if you either abuse them or play on them like there's no tomorrow. So for everyday, not-lasting-for-over-12-hours-gaming, consoles are stable. PCs are stable as well, but they are much more delicate and need more caring. Simply dropping your HDD when you build your own PC will screw you. Pushing your PC too far will kill your components (i.e. being stupid and doing crazy OCing on a stock cooler).
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    demonhorde665 , September 25, 2011 5:03 AM
    slomoshunHonestly these graphics look no better than the first one. Ohh..the sad sad demise of an outdated non-upgradeable console.


    That's because all 3 games use the unreal engine idiot, has nothgin to do with the console limitations. unreal games all look the same on PC too
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    Maxor127 , September 25, 2011 5:32 AM
    I like Conan, but that was lame. I thought the game was pretty boring, though. I'm not a fan of any of the previous games either, so I didn't expect it to be great to begin with . It was just more of the same. I was bored as hell playing it.
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    aaron88_7 , September 25, 2011 7:26 AM
    "Honestly these graphics look no better than the first one. Ohh..the sad sad demise of an outdated non-upgradeable console."
    demonhorde665That's because all 3 games use the unreal engine idiot, has nothgin to do with the console limitations. unreal games all look the same on PC too

    Actually, it has everything to do with console limitations. Games these days are made for the consoles, then ported over to the PC's, not the other way around which is how things used to be. The games look the same because they use an engine that is tuned for a console's limited hardware capabilities.

    Back in the day games were made for PC's and looked amazing, then to sell them on the consoles they had their graphics slimmed down so it would run with a decent frame rate. But now because console gaming is more profitable games are designed to run their best on the consoles limited capabilities, then ported to the PCs.

    The result is stale looking games on all systems, consoles and PCs. It sucks, but that's what happens when corporations take over an industry, everything goes to sh*t
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    upgrade_1977 , September 25, 2011 5:15 PM
    I've never really been into gears of war, but I was really thinking about getting this game just to see what all the hype is about. Game really doesn't look that bad to me. Just hope it's not a port.
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    upgrade_1977 , September 25, 2011 5:16 PM
    Oh, nvrmind, not coming to the pc.... Oh well, their loss...
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    rohitbaran , September 25, 2011 5:39 PM
    I have followed Gears of War 3 (even though I can't play the last 2 for not being on PC) and I was disappointed in the ending, as they pulled off a Deus Ex machina. Really cheap.
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