I recently got myself in a bit of hot water by mentioning I wasn't all that excited for Gears of War 3. I didn't mean it as an insult. It's just that there are a million interesting new games coming out this year that hold the promise of new experiences, while Gears is going to be more, well, Gears.

But then I start looking through these screenshots and thinking I'd really like to put some bullets into that big Huttese slimeball's soft outer carapace and all of the sudden I'm kind of looking forward to Gears again. Especially since the co-op campaign is my favorite part!

Welcome back to my heart, Gears. (As if I'm going to have time to play you!)