Tag Archives: gears of war 2
Fri, Jan 22, 2010 | 07:30 GMT
Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein has said that the company has “no regrets” over the exclusivity deal it has with Microsoft over the Gears of War series.
Fri, Nov 06, 2009 | 18:22 GMT
Epic has announced a Gears of War 2 triple XP event starting today and running through Monday, November 16.
That’s nine days there, folks.
Additionally, players will be able to play in the new tactical mode across all multiplayer games which has increased weapon damage and reduced ammo counts along with increasing “down-but-not-out” health for revives.
Public Horde’s difficulty will be “bumped to hardcore”, and playlists can also include individual game types.
More through here.
Mon, Oct 26, 2009 | 15:23 GMT
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 | 18:50 BST
Update: Epic has confirmed to us the release date for the Gears 2 GoTY Edition. Press release added past the break. We have mailed Microsoft UK for confirmation of the UK release.
Original Story: A Gears of War 2: Game of the Year Edition is coming to retail.
According to reports, the disc will contain the full game with the All Fronts pack which includes Flashback, Combustible, Dark Corners and the Snowblind map packs along with the Road to Ruins campaign.
GameStop has it listed for $40 and Amazon for $37 and both have it listed for a September 1 release.
Sounds good to us.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 07:23 BST
If a listing from Play.com is correct, a Gears of War 2 GOTY edition is on it’s way.
There is no new details on the game itself, just a standard synopsis on the game as it is. But the page does have a date for the game – September 18 2009.
It comes as details emerged last night that a Fable II GOTY edition was on its way. We’ll contact Microsoft about this, see if this is true.
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 | 19:17 BST
Silver members who want in on the Gears of War 2 multiplayer can do so for free this weekend.
All XBL members are invited to participate in the online fragging, no matter the subscription level.
The event has started already, and will go until Monday, August 3 at 11:59am EST.
More on this is over on the official GoW2 website.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 | 18:28 BST
With the release of All Fronts and Dark Corners, Epic is hosting another Double XP session for Gears of War 2 players.
Only instead of a weekend, it will last all week long and be available to the public playlist and private games as well.
The Double XP week ends August 3, so long into XBL and get to fragging.
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 | 14:46 BST
The Major has announced that the Dark Corners Multiplayer Map Pack and the All Fronts Collection for Gears of War 2 arrived on Xbox Live this morning.
Dark Corners features 7 new multiplayer maps and a bonus deleted single-player chapter, “Road to Ruin,” where Marcus and Dom navigate the Locust highway, choosing stealth or blazing action to survive. The 7 maps include a new War Machine, the Gears 1 map Allfathers Garden, a heavy-weapons battle at a COG landmark; Highway, a fight in the Locust Hollow; Memorial, a battle at the Tomb of the Unknowns; Nowhere, a firefight in an old motel; Way Station, a battlefield with parallel paths; and Sanctuary, a reimagined favorite from Gears for Windows. It will run you 1200 MS Points ($14.99/£10.20).
The All Fronts Collection features all 19 downloadable Gears 2 multiplayer maps and the new Dark Corners expansion. This is great if you have never downloaded any maps, and will run you 1600 MS Points ($19.99/£13.60).
More through here.
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 | 08:43 BST
After the break you can see two intro videos of the deleted scenes that come with the new Gears of War 2 Dark Corners DLC that Cliff Blezsinsky detailed on Major’s podcast yesterday.
It shows Marcus and Dom sneaking around wearing full Locust attire complete with some rather tight, red helmets.
Get ready to rumble on July 28.
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 | 18:46 BST
Speaking on Major Nelson’s podcast, Gears of War 2 designer Cliff Bleszinski revealed that his game’s Dark Corners DLC will include content that was snipped out of the game’s original release.
“It’s a 90-minute section that was actually snipped out of Gears of War 2, where Marcus and Dom are actually going to the Locust homeworld and they’re basically suited up in Locust armour and have a choice – because they knocked out a couple of Therons – they can go in guns-blazing as they always do, Rambo-style, or they can go with a more stealth approach, so it’s a little bit of stealth in the Gears universe,” Bleszinski said.
“You get Achievements for playing the mode either way and it kind of plugs right into the main game. It’s actually the first time we’ve done any sort of single-player DLC. It’s kind of a test to see whether people dig it.”
Large men in glowing armor attempting to tip-toe about? We’ll try anything once.
The link has more, but do you have the sheer will to click through it? Do a bit of soul-searching, then give it a shot.
Fri, Jul 17, 2009 | 17:37 BST
Epic has confirmed that the All Fronts DLC for Gears of War 2 was available on Xbox Live Marketplace by accident earlier today around 1:00am CST.
Scheduled for release on July 28, not only was it leaked early but put up for 800 MS Points when it’s slated to cost 1600 Ms Points.
While those who jumped on it right away got the DLC, those not as fast got an error message.
Too late though, those who were quick enough are playing as we speak, and Epic is asking those who did to not post any videos or screens of it.
Fri, Jul 03, 2009 | 19:24 BST
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 | 17:45 BST
Gears of War 2 should get its latest update before the weekend starts and just in time too, because it’s going to be a Double XP weekend on Xbox 360.
This applies to everyone on the public playlist and the winning team in ranked matches gets an additional 500 XP.
Also, Horde Mode is getting a special treat. The Ticker squad will be showing up a lot more throughout all the waves of Horde and every 10th wave is nothing but Tickers. You will also net experience for every wave you beat.
It all starts Friday, July 3 and ends Monday, July 6.
More through the link.
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 | 17:10 BST
Gaming will have a larger impact than ever before at this year’s SIGGRAPH conference, with Will Wright giving a keynote and game graphics being discussed in a special session.
The annual meeting of digital artists conference has a special gaming session titled “Big, Fast, and Cool: Making the Art for Fight Night Round 4 & Gears of War 2″, which will focus on real-time graphics and visuals for both games.
“So much of what makes today’s videogames so great are the responsive graphics and the stories that unfold during game play,” said SIGGRAPH chairmain Evan Hirsch in a press release.
“This year’s sessions will offer a rare perspective into how animation and graphics can really enhance and impact game development and the user experience and investigate the future of gaming.”
Full thing through the break, courtesy of Joystiq.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 | 21:16 BST
Last Month over Memorial Day weekend, Epic ran an “Old School” event for Gears of War 2, which saw some users having matchmaking issues.
The problems were reminiscent of matchmaking snafus right after the game launched, but according to Rod Fergusson, it wasn’t Epic’s fault this time.
“Our investigations have shown that the reported issue has to do with a very small minority of players with very poor network connections,” he told TeamXbox in a statement. “When they attempt to host a matchmaking party, they are not able to find matches due to their high network latency.
“We could increase the ping threshold to allow these players to host but it would have an overall negative effect on the global Gears 2 community as they would begin finding games with greater latency. So while this isn’t ideal for a tiny minority of players, it is much better overall for the majority of players. For the players that have this issue, the easiest answer is simply to join another player’s matchmaking party instead of trying to host one themselves.
“In terms of when this began, we’ve been making continuous optimizations to the matchmaking experience, and the perceived timing of recent changes with the “Old School” weekend is purely coincidental.”
So there ya go.
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 | 23:24 BST
Epic’s Rod Fergusson has said that Title Update 4 for Gears of War 2 has not passed certification yet so there is no release date to announce at this time.
However, he did provide a list of all the improvements, fixes, new achievements, and more.
The list also includes how much experience you will gain during Horde mode.
Full thing over on the official forums.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 12:03 BST
Microsoft has cut the price of Gears of War 2 expansion pack Dark Corners from 1600 to 1200 MS Points. That’s £10.20 or €14.40.
That’s not all, as the All Fronts Collection, which features the aforementioned Dark Corners, Flashback, Combustible and Snowblind will be made available as a digital download from Xbox Live for a mere 15 quid.
Why the price cut? “Because it felt like the right thing to do,” said Epic’s Rod Fegusson to IGN. That’s why.
Mon, May 25, 2009 | 12:31 BST
Australian site OXCGN has details on a rather spiffing-sounding 360 Gears of War bundle set for release down under on June 4.
The limited edition Gears of War bundle will include an Xbox 360 Pro console, both Gears of War 1 & 2 and a shiny red box all for just $449 Australian (€250).
No idea whether EU or US will get it. We’ll check tomorrow.
Press release after the break.
Tue, May 19, 2009 | 23:38 BST
Poor Tai Kaliso. He was easily a favorite of ours and we hated the way things went down for him in Gears of War 2.
To make up for it though, DC Comics and Wildstorm provide a backstory to the “proud warrior with a gentle heart” in the upcoming Gears of War No.7.
This special issue was illustrated by Simon Bisley and written by Joshua Ortega and Henry Flint.
It goes on sale May 20, and Kotaku has a nice preview of it posted on the site.
Thu, May 14, 2009 | 17:12 BST
This weekend, Gears of War 2 is handing out double XP with public multiplayer matches on Xbox Live.
The event kicks off this Friday, May 15 and runs until May 18.
So log in and rank up.
More through the link.