Techno-Logic: Season of 3’s – Gears of War, Battlefield, Modern Warfare and Uncharted


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Over the second half of the year, four major games are getting sequel releases. All four of them are also part three in their respective series: Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3 and Uncharted 3.

Each of these games deserve mention, and each of these games are going to be a top-seller. Gears 3, as you know, was released last month to critical acclaim. It’s still one of my favorite franchises in this console generation, and I’ll remember it for years to come.

Battlefield 3 isn’t actually the third game in the Battlefield series. It often feels like the Street Fighter of war games. The game began as Battlefield 1942 (everyone wanted to make a WWII game back in 2002) and was followed up by The Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of WWII, then Battlefield Vietnam. BF2 was finally released in 2005, and over time saw more sequels such as Bad Company. Battlefield 2 releases Oct. 24, and you will be reading this by the time it’s available.

Modern Warfare 3 is also on the way. This is probably Battlefield’s main rival for the first-person shooter (FPS) military-style shooter. It’s due to arrive in November, and will likely sell an insane number of copies. Like Battlefield, Modern Warfare 3 is actually not the third game in its series, either. It’s part of the Call of Duty franchise, and Modern Warfare is somewhat of a spinoff that takes place in a modern world, but with an ongoing fictional war.

Uncharted 3 launches Nov. 1. I wanted to get this game on day one as it’s probably my favorite series in years, but that day also happens to be my girlfriend’s birthday, and it wouldn’t be proper for me to buy a gift for myself on that day.

Which game is on the top of your list?

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