Old Spice Guy Joins Gears of War 3 Cast

Old Spice Guy Joins Gears of War 3 Cast

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The Gears of War 3 cast just got a little sexier, says Cliff Bleszinski.

Isaiah Mustafa, better known as "Old Spice Guy," has something new to add to his resume alongside selling manly hygiene products or being the Marvel superhero Luke Cage: fighting against the villainous Locusts as a COG Gear in a Gears of War 3.

"The cast just keeps getting sexier and sexier," joked Epic's design director Cliff Bleszinski as he revealed the news at the San Diego Comic Con. Mustafa joins the likes of John DiMaggio, Ice T, and Claudia Black. His character is listed as "COG Gear," which makes it sound like he's not going to have a particularly big role in the game. It doesn't help that he's wearing a helmet, which in Gears universe is like painting a target on your back or putting on a red Starfleet uniform. Still, he's got a great voice, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a nod to the Old Spice commercials tucked in there somewhere as an Easter Egg.

According to Bleszinski and executive Rod Ferguson, Gears 3 is the series' biggest campaign ever, with four player co-op throughout, and a more personal story, where the player learns more about Marcus and his relationship with his father, as well has how the war with the Locust ends. The online elements have also received some tweaks, including a deeper Horde mode, and a "reverse VIP" area, which lets people with no Gears experience get a feel for the game without having to worry about being squashed by veterans.

Gears of War 3 comes out for Xbox 360 on September 20th.

Source: GameSpot

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Did you imply that Ice T is sexy?

Need Gears 3 to come sooner. Want 4 player co-op badly. Should make Insane really easy, though...

If there isn't some sort of Old Spice parody in Gears 3, I'll be solely disappointed.

My initial guess was Jace Stratton but somebody else is doing that already.

Must be a new character.

In before a summary of the game's storyline, done in Old Spice format. :)

Seems like those commercials were the best career move he's ever made. He's getting a bunch of work now. Good on him.

You know, I haven't been big on FPSs for most of my days, and Gears always felt a little... pale for me, despite what I saw as some quality gameplay mechanics. I'd probably consider lining up for Gears 3, but it'd be nice if they added a... few more colours to the palette. And maybe try to take a bit of the piss out of itself. not the whole game mind you, that'd just be ridiculous, but a here-and-there nod.

I say this because an Old Spice easter egg and making celebrity soldiers has a lot of room for comedic effect, in ways that don't take away from the game's seriousness, and that's what it should have.

Someone let me know if these come true. In the meantime, I'll keep my eye open for a demo if news never hits me.

And cue the jokes!
And back to me...
It doesn't really have an impact on me, not owning an xbox, but this seems awsome.
That is if they don't use the magic wand of generic on him.

If he's a playable character I would always stick with him in horde mode

... Wow. Seriously, that's fracking awesome. But I do wish he could be in another game with the #3 at the end, and was about a certain Sci-Fi adventure coming out in March next year.

But yeah, I still love that he's getting into video game voice acting. PLEASE DO MORE, ISAIAH!!

Onyx Oblivion:
Did you imply that Ice T is sexy?

What are you talking about? He's the very vision of male perfection :P

It's one of the few adverts I don't mind watching!

How lovely.

Claudia Black is in gears 3. Damn was she in 1/2 I dont remember hearing her.

Onyx Oblivion:
Need Gears 3 to come sooner. Want 4 player co-op badly. Should make Insane really easy, though...

Any game designer worth their salt scales difficulty up with more people. Expect Insane with four people to play like Final Doom on Nightmare mode.

this isnt my name:
Claudia Black is in gears 3. Damn was she in 1/2 I dont remember hearing her.

I don't remember seeing any females in 1/2, to be honest.

Probably why they added a few for this one.

OT: Well, maybe Epic has decided to be less "SUPER-SERIOUS!!!!!!" about their games since the Bulletstorm Easter Egg with the gun with flaming breasts on it. Here's hoping his character will either have lines designed in a similar way to those commercials, or he will at least ride a horse (or equivalent Gears creature) backwards.

icyneesan:
If there isn't some sort of Old Spice parody in Gears 3, I'll be solely disappointed.

"Look at your gun. Now look at me. Now back to your gun. Now back to me. I'm behind a wall."

Please, god, make him one of the main four..
Please.....

Onyx Oblivion:
Did you imply that Ice T is sexy?

Need Gears 3 to come sooner. Want 4 player co-op badly. Should make Insane really easy, though...

unless its driving sections, then that is all null and it becomes insanely hard no matter what.

OT: This is interesting..funny to see how this plays out in the actual game, I'll definitely be spending my cash on it, I can't wait to finish up the game and play PROPER co-op a good 20-30 times with friends.

shrekfan246:

this isnt my name:
Claudia Black is in gears 3. Damn was she in 1/2 I dont remember hearing her.

I don't remember seeing any females in 1/2, to be honest.

Probably why they added a few for this one.

OT: Well, maybe Epic has decided to be less "SUPER-SERIOUS!!!!!!" about their games since the Bulletstorm Easter Egg with the gun with flaming breasts on it. Here's hoping his character will either have lines designed in a similar way to those commercials, or he will at least ride a horse (or equivalent Gears creature) backwards.

I think you hear Anya over the radio. But the voice actor int Claudia Black.

Isaiah is dead to me now.

this isnt my name:
Claudia Black is in gears 3. Damn was she in 1/2 I dont remember hearing her.

Odds are she's voicing Sam, the girl with the brown hair that is in the team picture. Good call, as not only do they look kind of alike, but Sam's personality should be something Claudia is familiar with because of her other roles.

On topic: Since the Gears storyline has been following the Halo storyline (Gears 2 even had The Flood), if we end up fighting side-by-side with the Locust to stop the Lambent, I'm going to be both very pleased with myself for calling it, and really angry with Epic because they couldn't think of anything else. Looking forward to this game no matter what though.

I just woke up underneath my desk because I fainted from the news.

Hello Locust. Look at your queen. Now look at me. Now back to your queen. Now back to me. Sadly she isn't me but with the new COG Body Wash you can smell like me. Look down, Look up. Where are you? You are knee deep in the caverns of the Hollow. You have a boomshot aimed directly at my chest. What's in your hand? Back to me. I have it, it's a bigger gun with more ammunition, Look again, the Boomshot is now a cluster of grendades! Anything is possible with Cog Body Wash. I'm on a Reaver.

icyneesan:
If there isn't some sort of Old Spice parody in Gears 3, I'll be solely disappointed.

I'll be more than disappointed. It's pretty much a requirement.

Its two Wretches, and that gun you love. Look again,
The Wretches are now lambent!

They took my two favorite commercials ever and put the stars into a video game

Oh my god. The man your man would abandon you for. In Gears. I'm a little moist right now.

Oddly enough this did actually make me want to play this game more. Gears 3 will be one of the few games that makes me pull out the old Xbox 360 again since I've switched over to mostly PC gaming.

Maybe it will actually be worth playing now.

I just noticed why do they keep changing the captcha things?

HOLY SHITTING DICKS
Well now I just have to get the game.

Look, it's tickets to that thing you love. Look again, the tickets are now a chainsaw bayonet.

OT: It's a shame I don't have a 360, otherwise I would totally buy this. I guess i'll just have to play it with a friend or something.

Logan Westbrook:

Onyx Oblivion:
Did you imply that Ice T is sexy?

What are you talking about? He's the very vision of male perfection :P

Blizy Cliff didn't say Ice-T was Sexy, just that the cast got sexier. . .

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John Dimagio. Kinda old. Kinda Kinda ugly.
Lets just leave it at that.

But then we got !

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Ice-T
Still ugly !!! But no more old. But Cliffy-B went on

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and here we go, delightfully, Hot !

Oh and but, ofcourse.

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Yeaaaah... well and him, I guess there is this group of girls out there that would call him hot. (Although I can't see it)

I had way too much fun reading the article and the comments in the Old Spice guy's voice...

'Look at your COG, now back to me, look at your COG, now back to me. Sadly, he isn't me but if he stopped using Locust-scented body-washes and switched to COG Spice, he could smell like he's me. Look down, look up, you're on a Derrick with the COG your COG could smell like, what's in your hand, back at me, I have it, it's an ammo cache with two clips to the gun you love, look again, THE CLIPS ARE NOW IMULSION. Anything is possible when your COG smells of COG Spice and not a Locust, I'm on a Bloodmount.'

That better be in the full game.

EDIT: Double post, my bad.

This thead is epic win, lol. Nice Old Spice Guy references, guys, keep it up!

I, for one, am set in getting this game now. I can't not play it, with that guy protecting my flank.

I now wait for the inevitable Gears 3 Oldspice trailer. This makes me want to get the game but alas, Gears isn't high on my 'games to get list.' Maybe if they release a trilogy pack in the future.

 

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