It's a real shame that when Modern Warfare 3 comes out it's gonna steal Gears of War 3's thunder. It especially sucks because GOW3 is getting alotta praise from many critics so far, indicating that it's going out with a bang. Heck, a few sites have even said that the campaign which was lacking in the last 2 games finally makes good on it's promises from years past. Naughty Dog even congratulated Epic on an epic game. I get that MW3 is addictive and yes, I'll even call the COD series "fun", but there's just something about Gears that I've always loved. Don't know what it is exactly, but I just prefer it over any COD game any day of the week. Maybe it's because to me Gears of War officially kicked off what was considered next-gen. Also people that love the Gears series should be a bit more amped over Gears 3. Cliff Bleszinsky, whether you love him or hate him, is THE man over at Epic. I mean he basically created Gears of War and took a huge chance pitching it. Then made it as good and over the top as he could when Microsoft wanted it to be their killer ap before Halo 3 came out. So Cliffy B. knows a thing or two about making a successful franchise and has alot of pull over at Epic. He has also said several times that he's ready for the next gen systems and wants to start a whole new franchise. Also, unlike Bungie, Epic owns the rights to Gears of War and could do whatever they want with it. My point is, since Cliffy B. has alot of influence over at Epic and wants to start a whole new franchise and Epic owns the rights to Gears, GOW3 might very well be the last Gears game for a good long while. No doubt they might make a sequel or prequel down the road, but it might be a very loooooooooooooooong road. Meanwhile, COD will undoubtedly get it's annual $60 patch next year.