The Official Gears of War 2 Catch-all

Gears of War 2 Developer Diary Part 2
"Every Gun has a Story"

If that video doesn't give you a big game boner, then you shouldn't be playing video games.

Gumbie wrote:

Gears of War 2 Developer Diary Part 2
"Every Gun has a Story"

If that video doesn't give you a big game boner, then you shouldn't be playing video games.

Nice. Should be a fun time.

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Gears of War 2 Developer Diary Part 3
"Characters"

Gumbie wrote:

Gears 2 Developer Diary 3 is up
"Characters"

I don't want any fricking "characters" in my Gears!! Well, except for the COLE TRAIN, BABY!!

Lots of new juicy info courtesy of king3567 over at Evil Avatar. In case you're wondering he got all this from the newest issue of Gamepro.

http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/sho...

-Cliffy B says, "There will be no Kryll or Berserkers in the game", claiming that he wants gamers to have a new experience and not just treading on familiar ground. But, he goes on to say that,"they might work there way back in in the future in some new interesting way."

-Brumaks are plentiful in the game and the article says that at some point late in the game, you will actually get to ride and take control of one.

-The butcher, a new locust enemy, is a creepy looking dude. He wields a large cleaver and can take alot of damage. The article doesn't state whether he is in the campaign mode, but he is at least confirmed for Horde.

-Another new enemy is the grinder. They kinda look like a Boomer took a Theron guard's armor and they wield the new Mulcher (more on that later) and yell "Griiiind!" before they strike.

-The Mauler is yet another new enemy that looks really badass. They are giant Melee fighters that wield a flail along with a giant shield. Once again, it is unclear if they are in the campaign, but they are confirmed for Horde.

-The Rockworms were revealed a while back in GameInformer and they are once again described as ,"living cover". I am not sure if they can hurt you in any way as it does not say so.

-The Kantus are the locust that you've probably heard about before. They can revive fallen allies and can somehow communicate with the Rockworms

-Apparently taking General RAAM's place is Skorge, the leader of the Kantus caste. He looks REALLY badass and looks kind of like a Predator. He wields a dual bladed chainsaw staff ()

-This Article reveals two new weapons one of which being the mulcher that I mentioned before. The Mulcher is a huge minigun that will most definitely slow down you movement, but once you pull the trigger your enemies WILL die. This gun can overheat so you have to time some presses of LB to prevent it from doing so.

-The other new weapon is the Mortar Launcher. Like the mulcher, this gun will significantly slow you down. The gun will also be placed in spots around the maps that will be "far away from the battle." You can fire it from the hip, but it will only kill you. The upside of this is, is that you can deploy it on the ground and launch attacks from a very long distance away and it is supposedly capable of killing two or three people at a time!

-You know the gold lancer everyone has been bitching about? Well, it says you can earn them without buying the special edition.

-Those attending midnight releases will also get something special; The Golden Hammerburst. Yes, you can earn this one too.

-Previously, it was thought that Gridlock and Subway would be the only gears 1 maps making a return. Well, Epic is doing something different. There will be release day DLC that will contain those two maps, Canals, Mansion, and Tyro Station. These five maps will be free of charge but the only way to get them is if you receive a voucher, which every NEW copy of the game will have. (Take that used game market?)

-CliffyB and team have only reached level 40 out of the 50 levels that are in the co-op survival horde mode.

-Horde mode can be played on every multiplayer map, even the Gears 1 remakes.

-CliffyB hints that there will be new environmental hazards to take the place of the Kryll. One such hazard is that on a new multiplayer map titled Avalanche, there will be...well an Avalanche that will, "wipe out players and uncover new weapons."

-In regards to the photo editor, it can be used by anyone who is either dead or in spectator mode. Epic claims that there will be monthly contests for best pictures and captions and such. However, the article says that the photo editor's features won't all be present on release day.

-In the campaign mode, you can "collect secret documents, internal memos, and other bits of refuse to piece together a bigger storyline. You'll collect and track all these items using the scrap-book War Journal, which will track your achievements."

-Cole WILL return in the game

-Tai and Dizzy, the two new members of Delta Squad, are separated from Marcus and Dom early in the game and are last seen in a stand off against Skorge.

-Cliffy claims that the game will have a much darker and serious storyline, but will still retain that Summer Blockbuster feeling.

-Underground sections only make up 30% of the campaign.

-The main underground section you will be in is called the Hollows, which is home to the Kantus and Rockworms.

We already knew about Subway and Gridlock remakes, but Canals, Tyro Station, and Mansion playable maps on Day 1? HELL YEAH!

Agreed those are all great maps that I am glad they are including

I can't wait for this game

Crap. I have been ready to never play canals again for about the last 2 years.

Gears of War 2 Developer Diary Part 4
"Enemies"

Gumbie wrote:

Gears of War 2 Developer Diary Part 4
"Enemies"

That's a cool video, has some enemies I've never heard of until than.

Well sh*t, now which version do I pre-order, the replica gun or the remote control tank?

souldaddy wrote:

Well sh*t, now which version do I pre-order, the replica gun or the remote control tank?

I guess it depends on if you want to pay extra for the gun or get the tank for free

Getting the game on midnight is still my #1 priority.

I want the lancer. Total waste of money, but I dont care. After I blow Inigo or Mystic into Giblets I can pick up my lancer and dance around the room in a victory dance.

I dont think the RC tank will be powerful enough for me to drive around and do a victory parade.

Getting the game on midnight is still my #1 priority.

Damn straight. Looking forward to diving head-first into multiplayer at 1am

I preordered last night. I plan to spend the night and the following day in a Gears and Whatever's In The Fridge induced haze.

Staats wrote:

I preordered last night. I plan to spend the night and the following day in a Gears and Whatever's In The Fridge induced haze.

Yep I'm getting my copy from Gamestop at 12 and I'll be ready for some multiplayer at 12:30.

5 pages of the new Gears of War novel are up courtesy of The Escapist.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/arti...

Can't decide if I want it at midnight or if I want the badass gun. I'm guessing we'll be playing Gears 2 for ages, though. Never get sick of that game.

Did everyone see that there are 5 reworked maps, from Gears 1, that are free DLC to everyone who buys a NEW copy of the game. Interesting way to try and keep people from buying used copies.

SirRockford wrote:

Did everyone see that there are 5 reworked maps, from Gears 1, that are free DLC to everyone who buys a NEW copy of the game. Interesting way to try and keep people from buying used copies.

I think that was pretty smart on their part. My only concern is... if you have a hardware failure... I hope it is one of those DLC you can re-download. Some of the items you redeem via code, don't actually appear on the marketplace.

Irongut wrote:
SirRockford wrote:

Did everyone see that there are 5 reworked maps, from Gears 1, that are free DLC to everyone who buys a NEW copy of the game. Interesting way to try and keep people from buying used copies.

I think that was pretty smart on their part. My only concern is... if you have a hardware failure... I hope it is one of those DLC you can re-download. Some of the items you redeem via code, don't actually appear on the marketplace.

The easy way to keep that from happening is to tie the download to the gamertag it gets redeemed on. Just make sure you don't lose it.

On a slightly unrelated note, does anyone have a link to the original GoW catch all? I can't find it and don't want to spam up the board with a thread for an old, old game.

Well fellas it looks like I'm going to be joining you in some GoW2. I will be running around for at least a month trying to figure how to use a freaking XBOX controller. Being the Playstation man that I am, I can't believe I let Gumbie talk me into buying a damn XBOX 360 over the Playstation 3. Like Microsoft needs anymore of my money. This had better be a hella of game, and hope to hell I learn how to aim.

Ah, it's a great time Atlas, well worth it. Just hop on later in the evenings as everyone's aim begins to decline.

souldaddy wrote:

Can't decide if I want it at midnight or if I want the badass gun. I'm guessing we'll be playing Gears 2 for ages, though. Never get sick of that game.

That's the plan I can't wait

Atlas what is your gamertag?

I can not get a strait answer from gamestop on the midnight release. Anyone have a master list of midnight openings?

The employee I talked to said midnight releases are tied to the number of preorders - something like 100 = midnight release.

WiredAsylum wrote:

Atlas what is your gamertag?

I can not get a strait answer from gamestop on the midnight release. Anyone have a master list of midnight openings?

Don't know yet! Hadn't got that far. I will be buying an XBOX in the next couple of weeks. So I will let you know.

Ride that reaver baby!!!

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/916/...