The Official Gears of War 2 Catch-all

turbocopland wrote:
InigoMantoya wrote:
Lord_Xan wrote:

It looks like Microsoft is pulling out all the stops for this game - we've even got a midnight launch here! If everything goes well I'll be able to squeeze in an hour of Gears 2 before going to bed.

If I have learned anything in life, I've learned there is no hour or two of gaming :)

There have been a number of times, I wade into a G&B session saying to myself "It's late - I'm only going to play for an hour." Then, about 3 hours later, I say - "Ok, only an hour more, then I really need to get to bed."

It will be worse now, because after the bulk passes out, we will party up and go pub hopping.

WiredAsylum wrote:
turbocopland wrote:
InigoMantoya wrote:
Lord_Xan wrote:

It looks like Microsoft is pulling out all the stops for this game - we've even got a midnight launch here! If everything goes well I'll be able to squeeze in an hour of Gears 2 before going to bed.

If I have learned anything in life, I've learned there is no hour or two of gaming :)

There have been a number of times, I wade into a G&B session saying to myself "It's late - I'm only going to play for an hour." Then, about 3 hours later, I say - "Ok, only an hour more, then I really need to get to bed."

It will be worse now, because after the bulk passes out, we will party up and go pub hopping.

haha...

You call that worse. I call that a weekend well spent

Sorry if I've missed this elsewhere (have been intentionally avoiding Gears2 content to avoid being tempted), but I saw an ad for a free 1600 MS point card when preordering Gears 2 from Circuit City...

Complements of G4TV

Voice-over session

And 8pm EST tonight (monday 11/3/08) tune into G4TV for their half hour special on GoW2

1Up has their review up (scored an A) and also a video review up. There are some minor spoilers.

Campaign is longer than Gears 1. "Host advantage seems to be gone" but they did review over a LAN. The cover system still has problems. For some reason the review bitched about the roadie run having poor turning and a limited camera. That's the idea, genius.

I can't ever remember being this hyped for a game. Friday can't get here fast enough.

Uggh, I'm sure I'm gonna have a shipping delay. You guys'll have all the maps memorized in the extra 3 or 4 days you'll have. Heck you'll have memorized in 3 or 4 hours.

Gumbie wrote:

I can't ever remember being this hyped for a game. Friday can't get here fast enough.

sh*t, you know you're gonna be telling me how old this is in like, only a month.

Gumbie wrote:

I can't ever remember being this hyped for a game. Friday can't get here fast enough.

Hell I just want thursday to get here.
I am not sure I can do beer on thursday night/friday morning. I may have to do redbull vodka, I can not fall asleep early.

WiredAsylum wrote:
Gumbie wrote:

I can't ever remember being this hyped for a game. Friday can't get here fast enough.

Hell I just want thursday to get here.
I am not sure I can do beer on thursday night/friday morning. I may have to do redbull vodka, I can not fall asleep early.

If you can find it, Snickers Charged bar is the most effective stimulant I have experienced: Snickers bar with Caffeine and Taurine added. Doesn't taste all that good, but it kept me up till 4:30am on Friday, and I ate it at 9pm.

I figure if I'm the first one home with the game I'll start up a Meatflag room with bots, and I'll just invite people as they sign on. I'm not going to bother downloading the free maps that night, I figure the servers will be jammed, and I want to see the new maps anyway.

souldaddy wrote:

Gametrailers review - 9.5

Teamxbox review - 9.8
IGN review - 9.5
Gamespy - 5 stars

Giant Bomb: 10/10
X360 Magazine UK: 10/10
VideoGamer: 10/10
360 Gamer Magazine UK: 9/10
Level7.nu: 9/10
Computer and Video Games: 9.3/10

Can we say... Game of the Year?

I won't be able to pick this up until after Thanksgiving. You guys can hold off until then to give me a fair chance, right? Thanks!

souldaddy wrote:

For some reason the review bitched about the roadie run having poor turning and a limited camera. That's the idea, genius.

I'd discount everything else this reviewer has to say based on this comment. That's beyond retarded.

souldaddy wrote:

Gametrailers review - 9.5

That was pretty awesome. It is so annoying that this and Fallout 3 are released only a week apart. I have a feeling Fallout may have to go on the back burner for a little while.

souldaddy wrote:

For some reason the review bitched about the roadie run having poor turning and a limited camera.

"And you can't even shoot! The character model is this hunched over monstrosity, like someone running and trying to be a small target. There's this bizarre blurring effect at the edges of the screen, as if to imply fast movement. Totally sucks."

I like sarcasim

Is the new multiplayer lobby going to be Halo style or that crappy TF2 style?

psu_13 wrote:

Is the new multiplayer lobby going to be Halo style or that crappy TF2 style?

From everything I've read it looks to be Halo style.

I just realized I'm booked for a charity dinner on Friday night.

souldaddy wrote:

Gametrailers review - 9.5

Whoa... Did they change Marcus' voice actor? He doesn't sound the same.

Mystic Violet wrote:
souldaddy wrote:

Gametrailers review - 9.5

Whoa... Did they change Marcus' voice actor? He doesn't sound the same.

It's still the same guy.

psu_13 wrote:

Is the new multiplayer lobby going to be Halo style or that crappy TF2 style?

found some footage for ya

souldaddy wrote:

Giant Bomb gives Gears 2 5 out of 5. Jeff Gerstmann has traditionally been very harsh.

I read that at first as a 2.5 / 5 and clicked on the link to see what he hated so much. Apparently he didn't. I so wish I wasn't stuck at work on Friday!

On a side note I went to metacritic to read a few different reviews and noticed that almost 4000 users have given it a 3.4 / 10. I think the amount of pre-release hate there is for a console exclusive is correlated with how awesome the game will be. Just a theory

Amazon emailed my co-worker that his collectors edition shipped this morning.

EvilDead wrote:
souldaddy wrote:

Giant Bomb gives Gears 2 5 out of 5. Jeff Gerstmann has traditionally been very harsh.

I read that at first as a 2.5 / 5 and clicked on the link to see what he hated so much. Apparently he didn't. I so wish I wasn't stuck at work on Friday!

On a side note I went to metacritic to read a few different reviews and noticed that almost 4000 users have given it a 3.4 / 10. I think the amount of pre-release hate there is for a console exclusive is correlated with how awesome the game will be. Just a theory :)

Haha, have you read the comments section from the users? It is disabled, with a single post by an editor. I love moderators who are not afraid to do their job.

Marc Doyle, Games Editor: My advice for our faithful users is to focus your attention on the Metascore for this game and not the thousands of user votes, most of which have been submitted before said users have played the game. This is a gaming community, and if people want to stuff the ballot box, there's not much I can do at this point. When we upgrade the registration requirements for participation on the site in the near future, this type of thing won't happen. We'll post the full legitimate user reviews upon the game's release. As always, thanks for using the site.

Awesome!!!

Edwin wrote:

Amazon emailed my co-worker that his collectors edition shipped this morning.

Did he get the lancer too? Amazon charged me today but both GoW2 and the lancer have a Nov. 12 shipping date.

He did buy the lancer but the email only talked about the game.

Mystic Violet wrote:

Did he get the lancer too? Amazon charged me today but both GoW2 and the lancer have a Nov. 12 shipping date. :(

I've got the same shipment date estimate as you. I'd love to see it enter the "We are preparing your items for shipment" phase.