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Gears and not God of War deserves the acronym GOW.

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GOW = God of War because it's been around longer, and that's what I'm used to it being.
GeOW = Gears of War because it came out after God of War, and that's what I'm used to it being.
GoOW = nothing because God of War already has an acronym.

EDIT: Here's one reason why GoW/GOW is accepted to be God of War:

http://vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=61513

That's right, a thread titled "New GoW III scans." Guess which game that is? =)

http://vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=61501

Read through this thread. People are just used to GOW being God of War. Why change it?



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GOW and Gears.



Impulsivity said:
Going off band wagoning alone is kind of silly. I mean I really don't care that Madonna sold however many million albums, I still think she sucks, and don't think she should take over the term Madonna from the virgin mary just because Mary never rolled around half naked at the MTV movie awards singing like a virgin (she didn't have to because she WAS a virgin, not like one).

It's pretty simple really, God of War was first, is a better game and has more then earned being the preeminent GoW. Also God of War makes sense as a name and really needs that title (after all Kratos first killed then became just that, god of war). Gears of War is a kind of strange and arbitrary title that, as far as I can tell from playing through the first one, has nothing to do with...anything except the logo they came up with. Gears of War seems to suggest some cool steampunk title, which Gears of War most certainly is not.

When did personal opinion become fact again?  Missed that memo apparently.  AND if you'd ever have played the game, you'd know why they were called gears, and hence the title, Gears of War.

Truth is, I prefer referring to the Gears games as just that, "Gears" or "Gears 2", but your logic is still ridiculously biased.  Though I don't think you've ever tried to hide your preference for all things Playstation. 

So just to argue, given Quality and Quantity, Gears of War has more than earned being the preeminent GoW.



Well look at it like this Gears is easier to type since all the letters are close while GOW are on opposite sides...not good reasoning but I'm not in the mood for a fan war to go on right now...



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First come first serve sorry gears....
God of War came first.



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Do you ever come up with your own ideas or do you just steal them from every thread? :P

That being said, I love both series. I actually think I enjoyed Gears 1 and 2 more then the God of War games but God of War came first and therefore it is GOW. Gears of War is either Gears or GeOW. Get over it.




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The only fact is that Gears of War is more popular than God of War so it should get the acronym. I think then that Squilliam is right.



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Bullet100000 said:
First come first serve sorry gears....
God of War came first.

 

 ^this. And IMO, MK still stands for "mortal kombat" not "mario kart"



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It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives"---Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler

God of War was first, end of discussion.

The reason MK now refers to Mario Kart is because its an active franchise, I can't even remember the last Mortal Kombat game.



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Solid_Raiden said:
Do you ever come up with your own ideas or do you just steal them from every thread? :P

That being said, I love both series. I actually think I enjoyed Gears 1 and 2 more then the God of War games but God of War came first and therefore it is GOW. Gears of War is either Gears or GeOW. Get over it.

So.... MK is still Mortal Kombat, whereas 90% of its usage actually refers to Mario Kart?

Does not compute.