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  • Epic: "No regrets" with Microsoft over Gears exclusivity deal

    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.

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  • Gears of War 2 triple XP event starts today

    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 […]

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  • Double XP weekend for Gears 2 this weekend

    Epic’s announced it’s holding a double XP weekend to celebrate Hallowe’en for Gears of War 2. The madness begins as of this Thursday, October 30, and ends on November 2. Sounds awesome. Find more info over at the Epic forums. Thanks, Beefjack.

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  • Gears of War 2: GoTY edition coming to stores [UPDATE]

    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 […]

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  • Rumour - Play.com list Gears of War 2 GOTY edition

    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 […]

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  • Silver members can play Gear of War 2 free on XBL this weekend

    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 […]

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  • Gears of War 2 Double XP week celebrates Dark Corners release

    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 […]

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  • Gears of War 2: Dark Corners, All Fronts now available on XBL

    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 […]

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  • Two new Dark Corners intro vids show large men's helmets

    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 […]

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  • Cliff Bleszinski details Gears of War 2 Dark Corners DLC's single-player

    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 […]

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  • Gears of War 2 All Fronts DLC shows up on XBL, gets pulled

    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 […]

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  • Gears of War 2 title Update 4 goes live

    Aside from a Double XP weekend, Gears of War 2 gets a title update today. Update 4 fixes bugs, tweaks Wingman matchs, weapon spawning and an exploit where players get credit for two kills instead of one. The lengthy list of patch notes are over on the official site. Thanks, Joystiq.

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  • Gears of War 2 players get Double XP this weekend

    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 […]

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  • SIGGRAPH 2009 session to focus on graphics in Gears 2 and Fight Night Round 4

    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 & […]

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  • Epic explains Memorial Day event's matchmaking issues

    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 […]

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  • Gears of War 2 gets Update 4 release notes but no date

    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 […]

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  • Gears 2 expansion pack gets price cut

    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 […]

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  • 360 Gears of War bundle announced for Australia

    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 […]

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  • Gears of War No. 7 comic tells Tai's backstory

    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 […]

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  • Get double XP this weekend playing Gears of War 2

    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.

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Gears Of War 2 Latest

  • Gears of War 2 All Fronts DLC shows up on XBL, gets pulled

    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 […]

  • Gears of War 2 title Update 4 goes live

    Aside from a Double XP weekend, Gears of War 2 gets a title update today. Update 4 fixes bugs, tweaks Wingman matchs, weapon spawning and an exploit where players get credit for two kills instead of one. The lengthy list of patch notes are over on the official site. Thanks, Joystiq.

  • Gears of War 2 players get Double XP this weekend

    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 […]

  • SIGGRAPH 2009 session to focus on graphics in Gears 2 and Fight Night Round 4

    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 & […]

  • Epic explains Memorial Day event’s matchmaking issues

    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 […]

  • Gears of War 2 gets Update 4 release notes but no date

    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 […]

  • Gears 2 expansion pack gets price cut

    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 […]

  • 360 Gears of War bundle announced for Australia

    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 […]

  • Gears of War No. 7 comic tells Tai’s backstory

    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 […]

  • Get double XP this weekend playing Gears of War 2

    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.

  • Xbox Live Activity for the week of May 4, Halo 3 tops once more

    Halo 3 isn’t going anywhere. The past four weeks have proved it. Differences this week include FIFA 09 taking the seven spot away from Left 4 Dead, and the Bionic Commando demo falling off the chart and being replaced by Fallout 3. Xbox 360 Top Live Titles Halo 3 Call of Duty: WaW Call of […]

  • Gears of War 2 sells over 5 million units worldwide

    Epic said today that Gears of War 2 has sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and that the Gears franchise has now surpassed the 11 million unit mark. This announcement came as part of a press release detailing the new retail pack The Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection, which contains all previous DLC […]

  • Epic announces All Fronts Collection for Gears of War 2

    Epic will release all Gears of War 2 DLC content into one retail package titled the Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection on July 28. It contains previously released DLC Combustible, Flashback, Snowblind as well as Dark Corners, which contains seven new multiplayer map packs along with a deleted campaign called Road to Ruin, […]

  • Gears 2 cheaters get Gamerscore reset

    Nelson’s reset some Gears 2 cheaters’ Gamerscores tonight, probably while punching the air and high-fiving the rest of the Live team. “As you know, we are committed to keeping Xbox Live a safe and fair place to play for the more than 17 million active members,” said the exec. “As part of our regular safety […]

  • Xbox Live activity for the week of April 20, Halo 3 still tops

    Halo 3 tops the Live play charts once again this week. Can’t keep a good Spartan down it seems. Both Call of Duty games are still there, though, as well as  Left 4 Dead. Xbox 360 Top Live Titles Halo 3 Call of Duty: World at War Call of Duty 4 Gears of War 2 […]

  • Gears of War 2 gets summer release in Japan

    Microsoft just closed off its spring showcase in Tokyo with news that Gears of War 2 will release this summer in Japan. Whitewash the windows. Get the rest of the news from the conference here. It’s just finished.

  • Gears boss on 360′s limits: “There’s still more it can do”

    Gears of War 2 executive producer Rod Fergusson has told VG247 that innovations in both games software and Microsoft services mean we’ve yet to see the limit of what can be achieved with Xbox 360. Fergusson was quoted previously as saying the box had been maxed out, a comment he told us was taken out […]

  • 360 exclusivity has “helped” Gears of War, says dev boss

    Both having Microsoft as a publisher and concentrating on 360 as a single format has aided the Gears of War IP, executive producer Rod Fergusson has told VG247. “Yeah,” said the developer when asked if keeping the franchise exclusive to 360 had been a benefit. “Microsoft is just an awesome publisher. They’re a great partner […]

  • Gears 2: Match-making problems were “growing pains,” says Fergusson

    Gears of War 2 executive producer Rod Fergusson has told VG247 that match-making issues with the title’s multiplayer – which initially saw game-breaking waits to access games on Live – were the result of “growing pains” and treading new ground in terms of scale. “The match-making problems we had at the beginning of Gears 2 […]

  • Gears 2 boss: I play Killzone 2, but I don’t like Dead Space

    Yes, it’s true. Rod Fergusson, executive producer of Gears of War 2, is a Killzone 2 player. We know because he told us. “I play a lot of things,” he said, talking at GDC last week. “I play World of Warcraft. Most recently I finished 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, which was a lot […]

  • Next Gears 2 DLC will depend on reaction to Snowblind, says Fergusson

    Gears of War 2′s Rod Fergusson has told VG247 that specifics on upcoming DLC for the game will depend on the community’s reaction to the Snowblind map pack, released yesterday. “The big focus is on Snowblind, which is out Tuesday, and we’ll see how that’s received, along with the title update,” said the title’s executive […]

  • Gears 2 Snowblind map pack goes live

    Microsoft just confirmed that Gears of War 2′s Snowblind map pack is now live. It costs 800 MS Points and includes four new levels in a reworked Fuel Depot, Under Hill, Grind Yard and Courtyard. Off you go, then.

  • Gears 2 Snowblind DLC gets price, date and pics

    Joystiq‘s posted some pretty pictures of the Gears of War 2 Snowblind Map Pack. It’ll feature four new maps: Grindyard, Under Hill, Courtyard and Fuel Depot. Hit the link to see just how awesome it all looks. T minus 5 days and counting. It’s out on March 31, priced 800 MS Points.

  • GDC: New Gears 2 DLC rumoured for April

    Someone over at the Epic forum‘s dig up a Chinese product page that appears to suggest a piece of Gears of War 2 DLC named Dark Corners will release in April. Watch for a reveal tomorrow. The game’s next major chunk of content, Snowblind, will launch at the end of this month. Thanks, Joystiq.

  • GDC: “Gears of War 2-level announcements” to hit show, says Keighley

    GTTV’s Geoff Keighley’s claimed there are going to be megaton game announcements at this year’s GDC, which is kicking off as we type. “Interesting to see Variety expecting no Gears of War 2-level announcements at GDC,” said the journo on his Twitter. “They are wrong. Stay tuned.” Gears of War 2 was announced in the […]

  • Halo 3 Mythic Pack for April 9, Gears 2 Snowblind Pack for March 31

    Microsoft just confirmed that the Gears of War 2 Snowblind Map Pack will release on March 31. The add-on will be priced 800 MS Points. In addition, the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack will release on April 9, as expected, for 800 MS Points. The Gears pack contains four new maps in Grindyard, Under Hill, […]

  • Achievements detailed for Gears of War 2 Snowblind map pack

    Details of the Achievements to arrive with Gears of War 2′s upcoming Snowblind map pack have been revealed. Get them after the break. The DLC, shipping March 24, will also include the new, much-toted experience-based ranking system. Don’t look if you want to stay pure. Thanks Joystiq.

  • Fallout 3 takes home two OXM awards

    The OXM Awards went down last night, with GTA IV winning Best Action Adventure and Gears of War 2 got best shooter. No surprises there. Fallout 3 took home two gongs, one for Best RPG and the other for Game of the Year. The awards were chosen by readers. More over at the OXM website.

  • Gears of War 2 ranking update and map pack dated

    Epic has announced that the next title update for Gears of War 2 set to go live on March 24. The Snowblind Map Pack is set for a March 31 release, the company’s said. The title update will implement a new experience ranking system, with the TrueSkill system ranks being hidden. It will still be used, […]

  • Ortega: Gears of War is a “ten-year plan”

    Gears of War 2 writer Josh Ortega told a panel at Comic Con this weekend that Epic has a ten-year plan for the Gears of War franchise. These are words we’re very glad to hear. “You will not be disappointed in the next ten years,” Ortega said. “It’s a ten-year plan. Gears is long-term. The […]