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Posts Tagged ‘Gears of War 2’

Xbox Live Silver Members Can Play Gears of War 2 for Free

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Have Gears of War 2 and only a Silver Membership to Xbox Live, but want to play online? Here’s your chance because Microsoft and Epic are allowing Silver members to play Gears of War 2 for free this weekend. Actually, if you’re hop online right now with Gears, you can already play the fragfest for the cheap price of nothing.

The event will last between now and Monday, August 3rd, but when the clock strikes midnight your Live account won’t work and you’ll have to upgrade to Gold.

More details over at Epic’s website.

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Gears of War Xbox 360 Bundle Coming to Australia, US Next?

Microsoft has revealed a new Xbox 360 system bundle for the Land Down Under. The company is releasing a package that includes a Xbox 360 Pro console, controller and Gears of War 1 & 2. On top of all this, they also get the awesome box art to go along with it (top).

Australians will see the system bundle arrive in stores on June 4th, and will retail for AUD $449 ($350). Microsoft has yet to announce a similar bundle outside of Australia, but my guess we should see a confirmation sometime during E3.

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Gears of War 2 DLC Coming on March 31, Trailer Below

On March 31, 2009, Epic Games plans on releasing more downloadable content for Gears of War 2. The DLC is titled Snowblind, which features four ‘new’ maps: Grindyard, Under Hill, Courtyard and Fuel Depot. Some will feel new, while others will be the same level design from another game, but with added snow…get it? It’s called Snowblind — clever one, Epic! The pack will cost you 800 MS Points, or what banks would call $10.

We would find some screenshots and include them, but we’ll just include a video up top. We generally like motion because that’s how we play games. If you wanted pictures, read a book or something.

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Writer for Gears of War 2 Says the Series is a “Ten-Year Plan”

When Gear of War 2 was released last year, I was thinking how long Epic plans on sticking with the series. Obviously, the success of the two games meant we were definitely going to see a few more before they decided to end the franchise, but the question remained — how many?

During a New York Comic-Con panel, the writer of Gears of War 2 Joshua Ortega might have answered my question. When asked what the future holds for the action shooter, Ortega said:

“You will not be disappointed in the next ten years. It’s a ten-year plan. Gears is long-term. The lancer is the new lightsaber.”

Now we just want to confirm with all with you that we do NOT believe “the lancer is the new lightsaber.” Now that we got that out of the way, seeing Gears of War last for another 10 years doesn’t sound that far fetched. If a Gears game is released every two years, which isn’t unreasonable, we would have about five more games remaining. And remember, the company doesn’t need to release ‘sequel after sequel,’ they can also experiment with a few prequels and spinoffs.

Also, take in consideration of how many Mario’s and Zelda’s Nintendo have put out over the years — five more games actually seems a little less than I would expect.

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Video: Glitches in Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2 is awesome — when it runs good…and when people do not glitch every second. Okay, it has some major problems, but despite its flaws it is still a fantastic game. Which is somewhat remarkable when you think about it, Gears has a ton of issues, but somehow it’s in contention for ‘game of the year,’ from most sites and magazines. Seriously, how many games could get away with that!? Somehow Cliff Bleszinski always gets a pass and we’re amazed.

Even though Gears has been critically acclaimed, that has not stopped people from bitching about some of the major bugs included with the shooter. And honestly, they have a legitimate argument to make. Don’t believe us? Just watch the video up top.

Again, we’re not saying it’s a bad game; in fact we love it. However, we just wish the persistent problems the game features will one day end. But we are not holding are breath!

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VGA: DLC for Gears of War 2 Up on Live in a Few Hours

Spike’s Video Game Awards is set to bring exclusive news during the show broadcast. The first big bomb shell of the night is for the game Gears of War 2. Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Marisa Miller (boobies) announced that Epic Games’ shooter will release a brand new map pack that will be ‘Combustible.’ It’ll also feature a new level for one of the cooler aspects of the game, the Horde.

Get this — the content will be available in just a few mere hours. Starting at 3:00AM EST/12PM PST, Xbox Live owners will have the opportunity to download the content. As far as pricing goes; we’re just not sure. But expect to pay at least $5.

Or maybe Epic will be generous and give it to us for free like they did with the original Gears. Doubt it, but hey we can hope.

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Gears of War 2: Most Played Game on Xbox Live

Since Call of Duty 4 was released almost a year ago, Activision enjoyed it’s first person shooter being the most played Xbox Live game almost every week. For the most part, Call of Duty 4 would be number one, while Halo 3 would be the second. On occasion, it would flip flop.

Well, it looks like those two games have a competitor and naturally Gears of War 2 is set to complete. Since the week of November 10, Gears 2 beat both COD4 and Halo 3. How long will that last for, who knows — but we guess it’s not going anywhere soon. Will it win for 52 weeks in a row? Probably not, but I also wouldn’t bet against it either.

Below is the full list:

1. Gears of War 2
2. Call of Duty 4
3. Halo 3
4. CoD: World at War
5. Left 4 Dead Demo
6. Fable II
7. GTA IV
8. Fallout 3
9. Madden NFL 09
10. Gears of War

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Beyonce Refuses to Fly Without Her Xbox and PSP

Wow, talk about being a true diva. Superstar singer Beyonce Knowles refused to fly to Monaco for the ‘World Music Awards‘ unless she got what she wanted. Organizers of the show already had plans to fly the “Bootylicious” star in the same private jet that had flown such legendary artists Frank Sinatra and Elton John. It recently even transported Jennifer Lopez.

However Beyonce, being the brat that she is, demanded that the show fly her in a ‘newer’ aircraft but also include a few video games, a source said;

“She also wanted 14 seats, including two for herself. And staff were told to give her whatever she wanted – including an Xbox, PSP, Jacuzzi and a pizza.”

Even though I find her being a bit spoiled because she wanted a better jet, than the already awesome one that was offered — I can understand her wanting an Xbox. I mean seriously, Gears of War 2 has just been released — SHE NEEDS TO PLAY IT!

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Gears Sells 2.1 Million Copies on the First Day

Surprise -Surprise, Microsoft’s exclusive shooter Gears of War 2, sold incredibly well. Epic’s latest hit sold about 2.1 million copies of the critically acclaimed game and puts it in a great place to be one of the biggest titles on the system.

In the United States, Gears sold approximately 1.4 million on Friday while selling another 700,000 units in other counties. However, compared to Halo 3′s launch, Gears of War 2 would be about two-thirds short of Bungie’s first-person-shooter. However, when you compare some factors of Halo 3, what Gears did is remarkable.

Not only is Halo 3 the third game in the series — it’s Microsoft’s flagship title. Just remember the amount of money Microsoft spent for the marketing of the game — nearing the $40 million mark. Gears of War 2 didn’t nearly have the push that Halo had, so seeing what Gears did — is even more amazing.

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Full Intro For Gears of War 2

Epic Games have released a video of the opening scene from Gears of War 2. The 1:58 footage shows how more mature the sequel of Gears has become. No foul language that seemed unnecessary at times which plagued the first game. The second installment seems to go after a serious tone unlike the original story. But we could have obviously figured that out after the ‘Last Day‘ trailer released about a week ago.

Gears of War 2
will be released this Friday — get excited!

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