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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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Gears Of War 2 Latest

  • Epic looks to serious Gears 2 multiplay alterations

    Epic boss Rod Fergusson’s posted on the company’s site tonight to say a big change is being considered for Gears 2 multiplayer, in that experience level is to be used instead of TrueSkill. From the message: So we’ve been looking at all the feedback on our skill ranking system and we completely understand why simply […]

  • Gears 2 title update released, fixes exploits, makes improvements

    The second Gears of War 2 title update has been unleashed, and it fixes a whole hosts of exploits whilst making overall improvements to online play. The patch was expected to be coming soon after yesterday’s reports detailing some new multiplayer achievements. The patch notes are very long, almost as long as long a World […]

  • New Gears 2 achievements listed, patch imminent?

    X3F has noticed that new Gears 2 achievements have found their way to Xbox.com which would suggest that the new title update could be just around the corner. Epic’s Mark Rein has promised the patch will focus on “fixing a whole bunch of online exploits” and are making “several small changes to improve the overall […]

  • Epic: Gears 2 surpasses 4 million in 2 months, double that of its predecessor

    Gears of War 2 global product manager Guy Welch announced that the man-shooter has sold over 4 million copies in its first two months on the market. This figure is double that of the first game, which sold 2 million during that period. “The original Gears of War was the fastest-selling next-generation game of 2006, […]

  • Gears 2 Flashback Map Pack now available to all

    X360F reports that the Gears of War 2 Flashback Map Pack that was included for free in all early copies of the game is now available for download to the riff-raff for 400 Microsoft Points. Mark Rein announced the other day that a huge Gears 2 title update which will fix many bugs and exploits […]

  • Mark Rein details Gears 2 patch

    Mark Rein has announced on the Epic forums just what the next Gear of War 2 patch will contain. In his own words: As I mentioned before the break we’ve been working on a major title update for Gears of War 2. This update will address bugs and exploits as well as add some new […]

  • Gears of War 2 “Combustible” map pack dropping after midnight* (Update)

    Update: It’s out now. *Well, if you’re over in the Pacific. Otherwise, according to Spike TV’s Videogame Awards, it’ll be waiting for you when you pop out of bed tomorrow. Or when you get done working. Or whatever it is you do. The map pack is hitting Xbox Live at 12 AM Pacific/3 AM East. […]

  • Time does top 10 games of 2008, GTA IV is top

    Time Magazine has published its top ten video games of the year, with GTA IV at number one. “It’s a grade-A shoot-’em-up that doubles as an interactive novel and triples as a sly critique of American consumer culture,” says the piece. Jonathon Blow’s platformer Braid comes in at number two, while LittleBigPlanet takes third. The […]

  • Gears of War 2 “pushing 3″ million units

    Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that Gears of War 2 is closing in on 3 million sales. “I think they’re pushing 3 [million],” said the exec, speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast. “Maybe [Epic VP] Mark Rein has a more up to date number.” The Epic shooter sold more than 2 […]

  • Being second with Gears 2 on Live is “amazing,” says Rein

    Epic boss Mark Rein’s said it’s no surprise Gears of War 2′s come in at second place in the Live play charts to Halo 3 in the last week, pointing out that cut-price DLC for the 9 million-strong Bungie shooter is always going to be a tough act to beat. “Gears is in second because […]

  • Midway says secret game looks “better” than Gears 2, downplays “spiral of doom” talk

    Gears 2, your days as prettiest hulking man-girl on the block are numbered. At least, they are if Midway creative director Simon Woodroffe is to be believed. “I just saw a demo of a new Midway game that’s in development. I can’t tell you too much about it, but they’ve been on it for three […]

  • First Gears 2 patch attends to multiplayer waiting times

    According to X3F, Epic’s released the first Gears of War 2 patch, the main thrust of which is to solve long waiting times in matching multiplayer games. Epic’s Rod Fergusson is optimistic that today’s patch will squash Gears 2′s online multiplayer problems, saying that he hopes “the matchmaking issues we’ve seen up till now are […]

  • Gears of War 2 tops Live play charts

    Gears of War was the most played game on Xbox Live for the week beginning November 10, beating off CoD4 and Halo 3. What happened to putting these out every week, Microsoft? We used to enjoy writing “Call of Duty 4 wins Live play charts again” every Wednesday for months on end. Top ten below: […]

  • Epic working with MS to speed up Gears 2 matchmaking

    Epic’s Rod Fergusson has put a lengthy post up on the firms forums admitting there’s a time issue with matchmaking in Gears of War 2 game and suggesting ways to get round it. He said the long waits some players are experiencing to get into games are being addressed with Microsoft, but there’s no confirmation […]

  • New Gears 2 maps shown in shots?

    Some screens have popped up on this forum of what appeard to be Gears of War 2 multiplayer maps that aren’t included in the game. No idea what/where/how, etc. The interkids reckon it’s DLC. We’ll check with Epic now.

  • Gears 2 sells 2 million copies in launch weekend

    Microsoft’s confirmed that Gears of War 2 sold more than 2 million units in its launch weekend. The firm also said that more than 1.5 million people signed into the game over the weekend, racking up a total 15 million gameplay hours and setting a new record for concurrent Live players. More than 19 million […]

  • Gears of War 2 Xbox 360 shown off

    CVG’s running a competition to win a Gears of War 2 Xbox 360. There’s a picture of it through there. We’re not sure if it’s as gruesome as the Halo 3 console, but it can’t be that far off. Do you want this? Debase yourself through the link.

  • Gears 2 not influenced by Predator 2

    You see, Cliff, this is where you went wrong. Cliff Bleszinski’s been talking to MTV about Gears of War 2′s film influences, and specifically said that Predator 2 wasn’t one of them. “[The Empire Strikes Back] is the obvious one that everyone goes to, because it’s darker,” he said. ”Dark Knight as well — doing […]

  • Gears 2 golden lancer problem supposedly fixed

    X3F’s posted up what looks to be an official response to reports yesterday that Gears of War 2 pre-orderers weren’t able to access their golden lancers in the game. It’s quite detailed, so read it through there. It tells you what to do to make the magic happen, essentially.

  • Gear 2 London launch pics posted

    CVG has them. Gape at people who queued up late last night to be the first to get their grubby little British mitts on Gears of War 2 at retailer Game’s London, Oxford Street branch. Gears comic book artist Liam Sharp and Microsoft Game Studios staff were in attendance and there were launch activities and […]

  • Shots posted from the LA Gears 2 launch

    Sorry for the lateness with these. We had “meetings” today in London. Destructoid’s posted up a ton of shots and words from of the Gears of War 2 launch in Los Angeles, including pics of Cliff Bleszinski buying his copy. What more could you want? Nothing, clearly. Have a look.

  • Golden lancer code not working in Gears 2?

    According to this thread in the Epic forums the pre-order code to unlock the golden lancer in Gears of War 2 may not be working for some. Not got verification on this at the moment, but apparently this isn’t an isolated incident. More soon, no doubt.

  • Game launches £200, 60Gb Gears 2 bundle with two controllers

    Microsoft’s press released the Gears 2 launch with a reminder that UK retailer Game’s releasing a bundle with the title today. The pack costs £199.99 and comes with the game, a 60Gb 360 and an extra controller. You can’t really say fairer than that. Neil Martin from Game said, “We’ve seen some incredible excitement around […]

  • Gears of War 2 launches worldwide

    Gears of War 2 is launching as we type, ending a journey that started with Cliff Bleszinski walking onto the GDC stage in February with a plastic gun. Midnight events have been taking place all over the States and Europe overnight, so keep watching for reports from the frontline. Here’s the first one, from a […]

  • Gears 2 Flashback maps compared to first game in video

    IGN’s put together a video comparing the Gears of War 2 Flashback maps with their versions in the first game, and the jump in detail’s a tad obvious to see. So is the “green filter,” so we hope you’re up for a bit of colour with your multiplayer. After the break. Gears of War 2 […]

  • More Gears 2 screens and art posted

    Gears of War 2 releases tomorrow. Microsoft’s put out a final bunch of screens and art, just for the hell of it. See them on IGN. The game is in our house, in its wrapper. We will play it very soon. This will be a good thing. And that really is that. Until all the […]

  • Bleszinski: “This would be a great job if I wanted to sleep with 15 year-old boys”

    Epic dev boss Cliff Bleszinski has just said that he could sleep with loads of young men. If he wanted to. “This would be a great job if I wanted to sleep with 15 year-old boys,” he said, talking on Irish radio station RedFM. He also called DJ Victor Barry a “senior leprechaun” and claimed […]

  • Not being able to rip a Locusts arm off and beat him to death with it is Cliffy’s greatest regret

    In an interview with Irish radio station, Red FM, Cliff Bleszinski said that his greatest regret was not being able to rip a Locust’s arm off and beat him to death with it. “One thing that did end up on the cutting room floor was being able to rip off their arms and beat them […]

  • Listen to Cliff Bleszinski live on the internet tonight

    Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski is going to be interviewed live on Irish radio tonight, listeners. The Lamborghini-driving ultra-developer will be chatting to RedFM DJ Victor Barry tonight, November 6 at 22.30 GMT. You can tune in here. He’ll probably say something about promiscuous sex, so make sure you’re recording it.

  • Punters don’t take game worlds “very seriously,” says Bleszinski

    Ubiquitous Epic mouthpiece Cliff Bleszinski has claimed that gamers don’t take that much notice of game worlds. “One of the problems with videogamers is that they don’t take the videogame worlds very seriously,” he told Edge. “It’s just like wink-wink, hey, it’s a videogame – whatever, right?” And if you really don’t care about the […]