Gears week

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That’s what I’m calling this week. In addition to putting something together on the PS3/Wii launch weekend, I want to devote as much time as possible to one of the biggest releases of the year (unless you’re already happy with “Guitar Hero II” — which is NOT a shame).

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the Gears trailer which has been playing on the TV. There’s also been promos in the theaters and radio as well. I like the gritty, melancholy vibe — it makes me want to take the game seriously, and it makes the game look like a real experience rather than something to just be played with. Also, take a peek at the Web site when you get the chance. Good stuff.

As my 360 is in the shop (which is crap), I found some extra time and finished “Bully.” Wow. It ended up being more timely that I thought it would — but you could also see the final missions coming. I won’t spoil them, just in case you haven’t played it yet. But c’mon — you can figure it out.

People like ‘Halo 2′ — a lot

I thought this already happened. I just get done filing my story on roller derby, and the first taste I get of Internet gaming news freedom is the announcement from Bungie that ‘Halo 2′ has vaulted into McDonald’s territory with about 4 billion games played online. That’s a lot of games, but is that number really that high — especially once you consider how fast some online Halo games go?