Can fans take the Gears of War teaser formula and make it better? You know the formula, right? Grim, in-game capture of cinematic footage plus stark, haunting music plus COGs versus insurmountable odds equals great Gears of War ad.

If you were slightly disappointed by the grayness or tone of Gears of War 3's debut trailer—especially in comparison to previous, brilliantly cut promos—perhaps this fan-made effort will better satisfy you. I wasn't the biggest fan of Gears' "Ashes to Ashes" spot, but only because the ones featuring Trans Am, Gary Jules and Devotchka were so good.

A little Johnny Cash covering Nine Inch Nails sounds like a good fit. Perfectly depressing and for a fan-made effort, not too shabby. What do you think?

Gears of War® 3 - What Have I Become? [YouTube - thanks, MightyMonk!]