Does "GOW" stand for "Gears of War" or "God of War&quot

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#1 Posted by rlake (8438 posts) -

Personally, I say that it stands for "Gears of War", but that is probably because I like that franchise better than the God of War franchise.

I figured that this question would be relevant in the coming months, as "God of War 3" is right around the corner and "Gears of War 3" probably won't be too far behind. And we need to know what people are talking about when they write "GOW3".

#2 Posted by awuilfj (409 posts) -
I see this topic going places.
#3 Posted by Mogotoo (1826 posts) -

God of War. Gears of War is abbreviated as GeoW.

#4 Posted by RedruM_I (3051 posts) -
God of War was first using it so that one.
#5 Posted by emorainbo (3067 posts) -

In context, its pretty easy to differentiate which game you are talking about so it could be both. However if we are gonna play the SW game it should stand for God of War since that game is older and (probably) more popular.

#6 Posted by Chutebox (37403 posts) -

GOW doesn't stand for anything.

GoW stands for God of War

GeoW stands for Gears of War

Oh, and just for some SW material, GoW is a much better franchise!

#7 Posted by punkrocker163 (2087 posts) -
God of War, it was here first. Gears of War is GeOW
#8 Posted by carljohnson3456 (12393 posts) -
GOW (God of War) was first. Therefore, GOW stands for God of War. GeoW stands for Gears.
#9 Posted by rlake (8438 posts) -

God of War. Gears of War is abbreviated as GeoW.

Mogotoo
GeoW? No, I don't think that I like that. It is like a combination between the car company Geo and some sort of signifier of pain (like "Yeaowww!") I am sticking with GoW.
#10 Posted by beast667 (3397 posts) -
Why cant we just say Gears for Gears of War? Nobody will get confused then.
#11 Posted by brickdoctor (9746 posts) -

GOW - God of War

Geow - Gears of War

#12 Posted by toast_burner (21791 posts) -

GOWmeans God of war.

and BTW GOW is better

#13 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

GoW is God of War. Gears of War is either GeoW or GW. It says so in the System Wars Welcome and Information Sticky. Also, God of War was first, so it gets GoW.

#14 Posted by rlake (8438 posts) -

GoW is God of War. Gears of War is either GeoW or GW. It says so in the System Wars Welcome and Information Sticky. Also, God of War was first, so it gets GoW.

Phoenix534
Hmmm, I was not aware of said thread (lol, that sounds like the band right said fred!)
#15 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25150 posts) -
GoW stand for God of War as it came before Gears of War, right? I call GeoW Gears.
#16 Posted by carljohnson3456 (12393 posts) -
[QUOTE="rlake"] I am sticking with GoW.

You'll be addressing which franchise you're talking about alot then.
#17 Posted by toast_burner (21791 posts) -

every one here (except you) knows that Geow or Gears is Gears of war and GoW is God of war

#18 Posted by Vyylent5 (310 posts) -

God of War

#19 Posted by Silverbond (16074 posts) -

GoW stands for God of War because it came out first.

No debate necessary.

#20 Posted by carljohnson3456 (12393 posts) -
[QUOTE="carljohnson3456"][QUOTE="rlake"] I am sticking with GoW. toast_burner
You'll be addressing which franchise you're talking about alot then.

every one here (except you) knows that Geow or Gears is Gears of war and GoW is God of war

I assume you aint talking to me... and are talking to rlake.
#21 Posted by Racer850 (2293 posts) -
GOW- God of war GEOW- Gears of war imo Gears is a better franchise :)
#22 Posted by sikanderahmed (5444 posts) -

GOW is used for God of War but i would have preferred it to be used for gears of war coz gears is a better game

#23 Posted by toast_burner (21791 posts) -

[QUOTE="toast_burner"][QUOTE="carljohnson3456"] You'll be addressing which franchise you're talking about alot then.carljohnson3456
every one here (except you) knows that Geow or Gears is Gears of war and GoW is God of war

I assume you aint talking to me... and are talking to rlake.

sorry quoted the wrong guy :P

dont ask how (i dont even know)

#24 Posted by W1NGMAN- (9960 posts) -

GoW = God of War

#25 Posted by carljohnson3456 (12393 posts) -

[QUOTE="carljohnson3456"][QUOTE="toast_burner"] every one here (except you) knows that Geow or Gears is Gears of war and GoW is God of war toast_burner

I assume you aint talking to me... and are talking to rlake.

sorry quoted the wrong guy :P

dont ask how (i dont even know)

lol It's ok... I've done it before too. Gamespot is weird sometimes.
#26 Posted by Doolz2024 (9605 posts) -

GoW = God of War

GeoW = Gears of War

#27 Posted by killerfist (19828 posts) -
Depends on the discussion. But why don't you just use "gears" for gears of war? GeoW seems a bit pointless, gears is just one letter more and everyone knows what you mean.
#28 Posted by Silverbond (16074 posts) -

Depends on the discussion. But why don't you just use "gears" for gears of war? GeoW seems a bit pointless, gears is just one letter more and everyone knows what you mean. killerfist

Yeah. Gears is the abbreviation I use when I'm talking about Gears of War.

#29 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

[QUOTE="killerfist"]Depends on the discussion. But why don't you just use "gears" for gears of war? GeoW seems a bit pointless, gears is just one letter more and everyone knows what you mean. Silverbond

Yeah. Gears is the abbreviation I use when I'm talking about Gears of War.

Same here.

#30 Posted by SilverChimera (9256 posts) -

That should answer your question :P

#31 Posted by slipknot0129 (5492 posts) -

God means gears of war plain and simple.

#33 Posted by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mogotoo"]

God of War. Gears of War is abbreviated as GeoW.

rlake

GeoW? No, I don't think that I like that. It is like a combination between the car company Geo and some sort of signifier of pain (like "Yeaowww!") I am sticking with GoW.

people will assume you're talking about god of war, regardless of which game you like more. But hey, it doesn't matter to me. I won't be the one looking like the fool!

#34 Posted by MadVybz (2797 posts) -

God Of War = GOW.

Gears Of War = GeoW, or just...Gears.

#35 Posted by Silverbond (16074 posts) -

God means gears of war plain and simple.

slipknot0129

God does not mean Gears. And GoW most certainly does not mean Gears.

#36 Posted by Eggimannd (1734 posts) -

GOW doesn't stand for anything.

GoW stands for God of War

GeoW stands for Gears of War

Oh, and just for some SW material, GoW is a much better franchise!

Chutebox

The thread should have ended here. I don't know why people are still posting after that. Seems you guys are just repeating the same exact thing to get your post mark up.

#37 Posted by randomwiiplayer (1804 posts) -

God of War, because it came first.

#38 Posted by muzik_mafia (1628 posts) -

Doesn't someone have a funny sig that goes something like this?

I think GOW is a good franchise, but GOW is better. They're both great franchises, but overall GOW has better games. Whichis better, GOW or GOW?

Someone was messed up :P

#39 Posted by MetroidPrimePwn (12399 posts) -

God of War. There's nothing else you can abbreviate God of War to without creating even more confusion, where as with Gears you can just abbreviate to, well, Gears.

#40 Posted by rlake (8438 posts) -

That should answer your question :P

SilverChimera

lol that's really good

#41 Posted by asylumni (2134 posts) -

Every few months, this same question is asked, and it receives the same answer. What I don't understand, is there are worse confusers out there - like AC. Is this Ace Combat? Armored Core? Animal Crossing? Assassin's Creed? Perhaps that's why it's proper to spell out what you abreviate at least once in whatever you're writing...

#42 Posted by stygiansanity (3183 posts) -

God of War. Gears of War is abbreviated as GeoW.

Mogotoo
this.
#43 Posted by anotherone10 (1557 posts) -

I see it as:

God of War was released before Gears, so God of War holds the original name of GOW.

So Gears had to have a new name so its GeOW.

:D

#44 Posted by NAPK1NS (14870 posts) -
It stands for God of War. :| It was announced first, released first and used the "GoW" abbreviation first on these boards.
#45 Posted by robobie (2172 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mogotoo"]

God of War. Gears of War is abbreviated as GeoW.

rlake

GeoW? No, I don't think that I like that. It is like a combination between the car company Geo and some sort of signifier of pain (like "Yeaowww!") I am sticking with GoW.

Oh well we'll all just change around things here in system wars because you don't like it. Anything else?

#46 Posted by masterpinky2000 (1949 posts) -
GeoW is the abbreviation I use for Gears, usually. GOW came first, so you have to give it its due.
#47 Posted by WTA2k5 (3997 posts) -

As far as abbreviations on this forum typically go, GOW is God of War, and GeOW is Gears of War.

#48 Posted by slipknot0129 (5492 posts) -

That should answer your question :P

SilverChimera

That doesnt show the part where cole train comes from behind and chains saws that white dude.

#49 Posted by navstar29 (4036 posts) -
Gears or GeoW for Gears of War GoW for God of War (was first)
#50 Posted by stereointegrity (10731 posts) -
GOW has been god of war since before gears ever came along......why are we discussing something from 4 years ago