The Official Gears of War 2 Catch-all

Irongut wrote:
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.

I picked Super Saver Shipping so I guess it makes sense. Edwin's co-worker might have picked a different shipping method.

I'm getting the game on Friday regardless of what Amazon does. My backup reserve is at Best Buy.

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

I don't know what happened today at lunch. I found myself entering the hated GameStop, handing over 10 dollars and asking them to reserve a copy for me. What have I done?

EvilDead wrote:

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.

That is actually a flame war between PS3 and X360 fan dorks. Retarded.

Fanboy Dorks Ruin Metacritic

Mystic Violet wrote:
Irongut wrote:
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.

I picked Super Saver Shipping so I guess it makes sense. Edwin's co-worker might have picked a different shipping method.

I got next day shipping (and the lancer) and the estimated ship date is Nov 12. I've sent Amazon support an email. It might be the date that you placed the order.

No idea why Edwin's friend got a shipping notice today though.

souldaddy wrote:
Mystic Violet wrote:
Irongut wrote:
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.

I picked Super Saver Shipping so I guess it makes sense. Edwin's co-worker might have picked a different shipping method.

I got next day shipping (and the lancer) and the estimated ship date is Nov 12. I've sent Amazon support an email. It might be the date that you placed the order.

No idea why Edwin's friend got a shipping notice today though.

I pre-ordered the lancer the day it was announced. To be honest, this has become typical of Amazon. The way they handle video game releases is horrible. If Gears of War 2 ends up on my doorstep on the estimated arrival date of Nov. 19 - Nov. 25, then I won't be surprised. This isn't the first time the shipment of a video game was delayed for weeks. They did the same thing with the Age of Conan collector's edition. It didn't ship until a few weeks after the release date. There was another game that I ordered which was also delayed like this but I don't remember which game it was.

I really want Amazon to stop getting these exclusive pre-order items so I can stop using them. :/

Mystic Violet wrote:
souldaddy wrote:
Mystic Violet wrote:
Irongut wrote:
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.

I picked Super Saver Shipping so I guess it makes sense. Edwin's co-worker might have picked a different shipping method.

I got next day shipping (and the lancer) and the estimated ship date is Nov 12. I've sent Amazon support an email. It might be the date that you placed the order.

No idea why Edwin's friend got a shipping notice today though.

I pre-ordered the lancer the day it was announced. To be honest, this has become typical of Amazon. The way they handle video game releases is horrible. If Gears of War 2 ends up on my doorstep on the estimated arrival date of Nov. 19 - Nov. 25, then I won't be surprised. This isn't the first time the shipment of a video game was delayed for weeks. They did the same thing with the Age of Conan collector's edition. It didn't ship until a few weeks after the release date. There was another game that I ordered which was also delayed like this but I don't remember which game it was.

I really want Amazon to stop getting these exclusive pre-order items so I can stop using them. :/

here here!
They would not allow me to split the shipping for even an extra fee of the lancer and game.

WiredAsylum wrote:

here here!
They would not allow me to split the shipping for even an extra fee of the lancer and game.

I have a feeling they're going to ship the games first and the lancers later. My GoW CE is listed as "shipping soon" while the lancer is listed as "not yet shipped." Guess we'll have to wait and see what happens.

Ah ha! It's true. Amazon shipped the game separately. I wonder when I'll get my lancer.

12:40PM EST and www.gearsofwar.com is offline!!! update?

InigoMantoya wrote:

12:40PM EST and www.gearsofwar.com is offline!!! update?

It's not down for me. Of course, now it's plastered with Gears of War 2.

So rambling's I've been hearing is that Gears 2 is avilable at 7-11's already which is kind of crazy but if anyone is tempted to, I've heard that any 7-11's that carry games should haves Gears now a little earlier.

8 hours down 16 to go

My LE has shipped, if it hits my local post office unit in the a.m. tomorrow I should be in for some Gears 2 action Friday night. I gotta cross all my fingers and toes for the postal service to be that efficient though. Oh please, Saturday at latest.

So I presume all of you that are doing the midnight launch have taken work off on Friday or are just insane? Midnight launches at the stores around me create huge lines and I wouldn't even be able to get home until 1 - 1:30ish. Having to wake up at 6:30 makes that out of the question for me. It's definitely going to suck to sit at work on Friday knowing that my reserved copy is sitting on a store shelf.

How about both?

I am burning a vacation day tomorrow. But that does not rule out insanity

Insanity here.

I borrowed it from work yesterday. I think I'm about half way through but it's hard to say. The single player is a lot better than the first (IMO). I have yet to play multiplayer, but I doubt the servers are online before the launch anyway. If you're only playing for the single player, I would say it's a good rent at least.

The wait is nearly over... about 9 hours from now I should be home with a bottle of coke, a bottle of rum, enough junk food to last me till Sunday and the will to kill everything standing in front of behind or beside me

I sent 2 emails to Amazon support and now the game is currently on UPS trucks somewhere in Austin and I should have it in my hands in 3 hours.

Neener neener neener.

Hey I have a favor to ask to anyone that is going to the midnight opening since seems like there's no midnight openings around me and I'll owe you big time, but If anyone can get an extra gold hammerburst, it would be appreciated.

souldaddy wrote:

Neener neener neener.

We'll see how cocky you are when I pull out the hammer on you...

BTW the hammer is my penis

Got my copy

This is for Gumbie to remember me while he's waiting in line tonight.

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Mine arrived this morning. First thing I did when I got home from the office is finish of the work I had to do.

No, wait. FIrst thing I did was play Gears 2.

It's quite good. Graphics are more colourful, seem softer somehow. The locust knocked-down-to-death somersault is amusing. Script is quite amusing occasionally too.

Enjoyed the game more when I put it on hardcore difficulty. Haven't played multiplayer and only 30 seconds or so of Horde, so can't comment on those.

Wow, they really fixed the lag.

I played with some of 1dgaf's friends (venatio, mccoy, etc) over in the UK, so obviously the lag was pretty severe. Or so I thought, I was surprised. It was quite playable and I never got frustrated. No one's avatar jumped around, and my aim didn't seem affected, most of my shots landed. Sniping was tough but not impossible. I wouldn't notice damage to me until it already happened, though. I wouldn't see a boomshot missle fly through the air, I'd just see someone aim at me and then I'd explode.

Multiplay has this new mechanic ripped straight from Counter-strike, where if someone shoots you while running, you slow down. It's even worse with roadie run. Oh, and you can control the camera during the roadie run, with the right stick. Of course your right thumb is holding down the A button, still, for those mad dashes at the start of the level you can flick the stick forward a bit and get a better view of what's in front of you.

The 5 or 6 maps I saw are pretty good. Single player story is more serwious.

ARG! I should've had my copy today but the USPS screwed me over. I'll be on all day tomorrow.

Oh and my lancer shipped today! Woo!

If anyone who has the game, actually takes a time out to check the forums....One question:

How big is the dlc for the Gears 1 map remakes?

WiredAsylum wrote:

How about both?

I am burning a vacation day tomorrow. But that does not rule out insanity

I hate you! And yeah, I'm sitting at my desk right now. Hopefully you guys will take a break to post some impressions throughout the course of the day.

Irongut wrote:

If anyone who has the game, actually takes a time out to check the forums....One question:

How big is the dlc for the Gears 1 map remakes?

100mb takes 2 minutes