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surrealist
06-23-2005, 08:27 AM
http://www.gamereactor.se/media/massoravnyafran_26613.jpg

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http://www.gamereactor.se/media/massoravnyafran_26622.jpg





I cant wait!!! :eek:

kage
06-23-2005, 10:19 AM
very nice, its going to feel like a long wait till this game comes out. co-op online, beautiful graphics, and monsters that will make me wet myself...........it couldnt get here fast enough

NYCKINGPIN
06-24-2005, 09:34 AM
I can't get over how realistic it looks.

kage
06-27-2005, 04:35 AM
the crazy thing is that this game so far is only pushing 80% of the alpha kits power. in an interview with cliffyb at the xbox.com website cliffy said that currently they are pushing roughly 80% of the power. at the time of the interview only the alpha dev kits were available which were around a quarter of the power of the total system. honestly i looked and cant find the interview on the site.

Raz
06-27-2005, 04:41 AM
Those do look very good, it's just that I don't like this kind of games. :(

Rainman979
06-27-2005, 08:23 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Raz wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Those do look very good, it's just that I don't like this kind of games. :(</div>
</div>


Any game that looks like this one will have me playin it

surrealist
06-29-2005, 02:06 PM
Have you all seen this Gears Of War Gameplay Video?



http://www.putfile.com/media.php?n=e32005_shann_gow

Raz
06-30-2005, 02:55 AM
I watched the video... good looking stuff. It's quite amazing actually. This good frame rate on an alpha kit... I wonder what this'll look like in the actual machine and in release form.

delilahHD
07-02-2005, 12:03 PM
It looks a amazing... I hope the gameplay mechanics are just as impressive... i saw video with more gameplay... I will be posting it soon! be on the look out, of course I will let you know.

McLean78
07-02-2005, 05:52 PM
I like the sound of the gameplay mechanics from what I've read so far. It reminds me of the arcade game Time Crisis, where you use a foot pedal to jump out from cover (only it's the L trigger here I think). In this case, of course, you're not confined to a simple light gun game, but I like the way they're using cover.

Huzza
07-03-2005, 03:36 AM
The game looks really good. I can't wait for this and UT2007, and GR3.

surrealist
07-03-2005, 06:46 PM
This game is going to be awesome. The screens look like actual gameplay footage.

delilahHD
07-03-2005, 07:18 PM
I sure wish I could fine that gears of war movie... it was great, different from the original trailer

McLean78
07-03-2005, 07:23 PM
What movie? The one taped at E3 with Cliffy B narrating (this one (http://www.xboxyde.com/leech_1380_en.html))? Or something else I haven't seen yet?

delilahHD
07-03-2005, 09:34 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">What movie? The one taped at E3 with Cliffy B narrating (this one (http://www.xboxyde.com/leech_1380_en.html))? Or something else I haven't seen yet?</div>
</div>
Yeah that is the one... it shows some of the game play.

X Frog
07-09-2005, 11:28 PM
Gears of War(artworks)



Gears of War(artworks)



http://www.xboxyde.com/news_1710_en.html



http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1490/786_0001.jpg

http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1490/786_0002.jpg

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http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1490/786_0008.jpg

http://media.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/1490/786_0009.jpg

surrealist
08-04-2005, 08:09 PM
New Gears of War Screenshots



http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123195078.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123195077.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123194812.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123194811.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123194810.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123194809.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123194808.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123194448.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123194447.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123194446.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123194445.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123194444.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123193734.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123193733.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123193732.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123193731.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123193730.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123193106.jpg

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http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123193104.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123193103.jpg

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http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123192668.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123192667.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123192666.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123192665.jpg

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1123192664.jpg

McLean78
08-05-2005, 07:20 AM
Ohhh they finally released the full relolution video of the trailer! Nice!

surrealist
09-10-2005, 10:42 AM
Gears Of War screenshots



http://www.oxm.co.uk/__data/assets/fp_auto_layout_image/224773/varieties/7.jpg



http://www.oxm.co.uk/__data/assets/fp_auto_layout_image/224771/varieties/7.jpg



http://www.oxm.co.uk/articles/previews/3rd_person/gears_of_war



360 is a beast!!! :bang:

chareece
09-10-2005, 10:46 AM
the first one is the best.

delilahHD
09-10-2005, 12:09 PM
That is amazing... both pics, nice find!.... I can't wait!

A-train
09-12-2005, 12:01 PM
I'm waiting til after launch to pick up a 360 and this is one of the first games that I'm getting.

cmptrnrd16
12-24-2005, 01:24 AM
Gears of War Gameplay Footage



I don't know if this was already posted or if you have all seen this but...



http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=8802&amp;type=mov



this video is pretty freaking cool.

surrealist
12-24-2005, 03:53 AM
....ahh , i need to go to my friend house who has BB to watch this :shifty:

cmptrnrd16
12-24-2005, 10:09 AM
It is worth it. It is the Zero Hour gameplay demo of Gears of War. About 10ish minutes long. It is a bit dark, but shows of some of the cool gameplay aspects and definetly a lot of cool graphical effects.

DylanH
12-24-2005, 02:15 PM
Meh, gameplay I've already seen and what reminds me alot of one of those carnival funhouse rides.

X Frog
12-25-2005, 10:17 AM
It is a cool clip cmptrnrd16!!!

surrealist
01-12-2006, 11:29 AM
Gears of War (x360) - New Screens



Click image to enlarge.



http://img.jeuxvideo.fr/photo/00217173.jpg



http://img.jeuxvideo.fr/photo/00217171.jpg



http://img.jeuxvideo.fr/photo/00217172.jpg



http://img.jeuxvideo.fr/photo/00217169.jpg



http://img.jeuxvideo.fr/photo/00217167.jpg



http://img.jeuxvideo.fr/photo/00217170.jpg



http://img.jeuxvideo.fr/photo/00217168.jpg



http://img.jeuxvideo.fr/photo/00217166.jpg



http://img.jeuxvideo.fr/photo/00217165.jpg



http://www.jeuxvideo.fr/gears-of-war-s-ill...actu-30900.html (http://www.jeuxvideo.fr/gears-of-war-s-illustre-a-nouveau-actu-30900.html)

delilahHD
01-12-2006, 12:19 PM
Nice... Very Nice

surrealist
01-12-2006, 12:43 PM
Best looking game I've seen for next gen that's not a movie.

surrealist
02-22-2006, 10:37 AM
New Gears Of War Pic



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/hardknock/Picture1.jpg



I Haven't seen this pic before.

McLean78
02-22-2006, 12:08 PM
Wow, that's awesome! Nice find.



That's a lot of... things. I think I remember them showing this scene in a live demonstration. Those guys were flying so fast you could barely make them out individually.

surrealist
02-22-2006, 01:37 PM
looks like they are going to wait till e3 to show new levels...

McLean78
02-22-2006, 01:45 PM
Fine with me. They can wait until the game's released. The more left to surprise, the better. :)



It's not like they really need to show more. I think the characters, environments, and monsters that they've shown so far give us plenty to get excited about.

X Frog
02-22-2006, 05:46 PM
That is a new one!!!



:)

surrealist
02-22-2006, 07:51 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">That is a new one!!!



:)</div>
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What about these?



http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40781320060222_202030_1_big.jpg http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40781320060222_201744_14_big.jpg http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40781320060222_202033_8_big.jpg http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40781320060222_201742_11_big.jpg http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40781320060222_201742_8_big.jpg http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/40781320060222_201743_12_big.jpg

delilahHD
02-23-2006, 03:01 AM
This looks great...still, I wonder if they have even started on Halo 3...

surrealist
05-03-2006, 03:47 AM
New Gears Of War scans!



http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/603/pe44kansifinrgb2xl.jpg

http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/5671/conservatoryingamelite6qj.jpg

http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/9750/marcusdomadamshouselite7rg.jpg

http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/6383/pe44303514mk.jpg



If Halo 3 looks better than this...



wow!

Raz
05-03-2006, 04:49 AM
Finnish magazine again... where do you get these?



I thought this was a funny quote in the article...



Cliffy B:



"You know why Marcus and his team look like futuristic soldiers? Because they are futuristic soldiers. I'm not gonna dress them in school girl outfits just to be different. I'm not gonna make the lead character a flying baby that no-one will understand and the game sells five copies."

surrealist
06-02-2006, 12:13 PM
10 x Gears of War screens



http://xs101.xs.to/xs101/06225/gearsofwar01.jpg



http://xs101.xs.to/xs101/06225/gearsofwar02.jpg



http://xs101.xs.to/xs101/06225/gearsofwar03.jpg



http://xs101.xs.to/xs101/06225/gearsofwar04.jpg



http://xs101.xs.to/xs101/06225/gearsofwar05.jpg



http://xs101.xs.to/xs101/06225/gearsofwar06.jpg



http://xs101.xs.to/xs101/06225/gearsofwar07.jpg



http://xs101.xs.to/xs101/06225/gearsofwar08.jpg



http://xs101.xs.to/xs101/06225/gearsofwar09.jpg



http://xs101.xs.to/xs101/06225/gearsofwar10.jpg



http://xs101.xs.to/xs101/06225/gearsofwar02.jpg

cmptrnrd16
06-02-2006, 12:27 PM
OMG I looooove the blood in these shots. Not because I am sick and twisted, but because it just looks so good. I may buy this game even if I don't buy a 360 just to play it non-stop at school.

delilahHD
06-02-2006, 11:43 PM
Lol, wait til you play it, the controls are top notch! "All-move" is perfected... IMO its better than Halo's controls.

cmptrnrd16
06-03-2006, 12:57 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">dblaze wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Lol, wait til you play it, the controls are top notch! "All-move" is perfected... IMO its better than Halo's controls.</div>
</div>


Halo moved to slow for me. But it's aiming is possible the best in any game I have played on xbox. I do like Call of Duty 2's aiming a lot, very fluid and just the right sensitivity, accleration, and deadzone. I can't wait to play gears of war.

surrealist
06-07-2006, 08:27 PM
http://files.upl.silentwhisper.net/upload7/gears-013.jpg

http://files.upl.silentwhisper.net/upload7/gears-015.jpg

http://files.upl.silentwhisper.net/upload7/gears-016.jpg

http://files.upl.silentwhisper.net/upload1/gears-019.jpg



The rest are here:

http://www.gfdata.de/archiv06-2006-gamefront/1751.html

http://www.gfdata.de/archiv06-2006-gamefront/1752.html

cmptrnrd16
06-07-2006, 08:43 PM
Excellent. These pics really clear up any fear people were having that the levels would be all the same with grey half destroyed buildings. This really shows a deversity in the levels that will be very important to replay value I think.

delilahHD
06-13-2006, 03:01 AM
Well the top images do not work any more... but



http://www.flickr.com/photos/93879600@N00/166320700/



he he he! You guys will love it! I sure did... private showing

surrealist
07-14-2006, 08:43 PM
New Gears Of War pics



http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/718/718873/gears-of-war-20060714024928287.jpg



http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/718/718873/gears-of-war-20060714024929460.jpg



http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/718/718873/gears-of-war-20060714024930523.jpg



http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/718/718873/gears-of-war-20060714024931618.jpg



http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/718/718873/gears-of-war-20060714024932572.jpg



WHOA... That new batch of screens reminds me of the Killzone PS3 trailer shown at E3 2k5...

delilahHD
07-14-2006, 09:33 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">WHOA... That new batch of screens reminds me of the Killzone PS3 trailer shown at E3 2k5...</div>
</div>


Except, this is what it looks like in realtime

Godly-Atheist
07-17-2006, 12:25 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/718/718873/gears-of-war-20060714024932572.jpg



WHOA... That new batch of screens reminds me of the Killzone PS3 trailer shown at E3 2k5...</div>
</div>


http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/616/616298/killzone-ps3-20060113104821593.jpg



....



You know, I don't like calling people fanboys but come on... Those screens just made me think of Quake 4, and how the 360 is never really going to get out of that clay phase.

X Frog
07-17-2006, 10:06 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/616/616298/killzone-ps3-20060113104821593.jpg



....



You know, I don't like calling people fanboys but come on... Those screens just made me think of Quake 4, and how the 360 is never really going to get out of that clay phase.</div>
</div>
Kinda reminds me of how PS3 will never get out of the dull grey/green "OMG this is realistic" color palette phase.



http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/709/709855/resistance-fall-of-man-20060523055814249.jpg



http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/713/713050/metal-gear-solid-4-guns-of-the-patriots--20060616024417041.jpg



http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/635/635751/lair-20050721064734439.jpg



http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/616/616298/killzone-ps3-20060113104818547.jpg

McLean78
07-17-2006, 10:31 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Kinda reminds me of how PS3 will never get out of the dull grey/green "OMG this is realistic" color palette phase.</div>
</div>
:laugh: :clap: Nice selection there.



Anyways, is clay really so bad? Last gen it was plastic. Clay is a big step up IMO.



G-A, I'm not sure what your intent was in posting that Killzone pic, but it just made me notice how similar they look. If I didn't know these games, I could easily mistake those two pics as being from the same level of the same game.

KrAzy Che3To
07-17-2006, 12:25 PM
ZOMG IT LOOKS LIKE A HALO KILLER...~! LoLZ~&gt;!



Okay.. enough of that. This is looking great, hopefully it can keep up with the standards.. and not run slow/load slow. That's one thing that could easily kill this game.. even though Oblivion has it.. it's not exactly a FPS. :P You also, do notice the year on the Killzone pictures.. 2005.. heh, compare the 2005 Tekken picture to what was shown at 2006s E3.

Godly-Atheist
07-17-2006, 01:23 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Kinda reminds me of how PS3 will never get out of the dull grey/green "OMG this is realistic" color palette phase.</div>
</div>


I'm not saying the PS3 is doing any better. I was just pointing out the fact that the GOW screens look like shit in comparison to the Killzone 3 CG screens. Besides, that dark green grungy look kind of looks cool IMO.



McLean78,



Last gen wasn't plastic, It was clay as well with the release of Doom 3 over 2 years ago. The 360 hasn't gotten out of that last-gen phase.

surrealist
07-17-2006, 04:55 PM
NEW GEARS OF WAR SCANS



http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5889/gearsofwar004aqm1.jpg



http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/5205/gearsofwar012abl2.jpg

Ricker
07-17-2006, 05:08 PM
Looks great...the only thing i'm scared a bit about this game is that they need to absolutly have this out for the fall/holiday season and that it might be a short game because of that...hopefully online saves that.But still awesome pics and the game will be great.

colegallop
07-19-2006, 06:11 PM
Looks awesome! What magazine did you take it from?

surrealist
07-19-2006, 06:12 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">colegallop wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Looks awesome! What magazine did you take it from?</div>
</div>
EGM.

surrealist
07-27-2006, 09:44 PM
Gears of War running on single thread at E3



http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=66314
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">"[The E3 demo] was using our single-threaded rendered. We have our new Gemini multi-threaded rendered working in the engine right now," Rein explained. "The final game's built on it, it gives us better frame rates and more fluidity... It only gets better from here. So if you were impressed with Gears of War at E3, the finished game's going to be much better, it's going to be spectacular."</div>
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1 thread used; 5 left :bang:

surrealist
07-28-2006, 12:36 AM
New Gears of War Screenshots



http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1153839889.jpg



http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1153839888.jpg



http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1167/full-res/1153839887.jpg

aurrun
07-28-2006, 09:38 AM
Anyone else noticing all the jaggies in those screenshots? I doubt it will come out like that though.

xenos
07-28-2006, 10:14 AM
umm i believe he was refering to using one thread per core. meaning that there are 3 left. while they could use all the computing power the cores offer with one thread still, the executions being accomplished wont need all the power the cores offer, instead by using multiple threads each core could perform multiple tasks at once thus eleviating the strain and improving performance for the CPU as a whole. also note, that while they have 6 hardware threads to work with, the game may use more then 6 software threads which again may increase profficiency.



as for the jaggies, Cliffy stated that they dont currently plan to use AA but instead use motion blur to mask the jaggies, the same technique used in PDZ (which i didnt see jaggies in). so while there may always be minimal jaggies during screenshots, i dont think there will be any issues during gameplay.

BLS BOB
07-28-2006, 10:21 AM
Its also fact that those screenshots are not as high-res (no offense Surrealist) as the ginormous tv that was projecting it at E3.

X Frog
07-28-2006, 01:27 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Anyone else noticing all the jaggies in those screenshots? I doubt it will come out like that though.</div>
</div>
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:



Seriously, have none of you played PC games before?



You honestly think that because the resolution went from 640x480 to 1280x720 that all the sudden there will never be a jaggie again?



Why not compare how much smoother the jaggies are compared to last-gen?

aurrun
07-28-2006, 01:36 PM
Hey I always make it so I cant see 1 jaggie when I play on the pc :P

surrealist
07-28-2006, 01:42 PM
Gears of War mixed gore video



YouTube - gears of war gore mix (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxZdEqyQMPY)



:drool:

surrealist
07-31-2006, 04:22 PM
Gears of War: "BIG announcement coming this week"



Mark Rein on Gears of War forums (http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=979): So, what do you think? Demo? Releasedate?



:think:

McLean78
07-31-2006, 04:42 PM
Not too many things seem like they would be a "BIG announcement" to me. Demo or release date seem like the most likely possibilities, but the comment that it may not be what somebody expects makes those seem unlikely.



Maybe Gears for Vista? I think I'll go with that for my guess.

surrealist
07-31-2006, 05:05 PM
My bet is an announcement on some kind of huge marketing campaign centered around Gears of War (and I mean, big big, as in HUGE). I'm talkin Gears advertising on everything you see, like in Movies, Television, Radio, Internet, Sports events, Gears local tournaments, Gears on billboards, in stadiums, on buses, in conjunction with some fast food restaurant, action figures, maybe even make a GoW movie.

aurrun
07-31-2006, 05:34 PM
Gears of war for vista = no

release date = no

demo = maybe

something else = most likely

cmptrnrd16
08-01-2006, 11:05 AM
Dude, that would be tight if Gears made it to PC.



I am crossing my fingers for $50 price point. That would be big news to a lot of people.

xenos
08-01-2006, 11:48 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">cmptrnrd16 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Dude, that would be tight if Gears made it to PC.



I am crossing my fingers for $50 price point. That would be big news to a lot of people.</div>
</div>


its being published by microsoft so a $50 price is already confirmed. :D



i want to say it would be a demo but Mark said they would not release a demo at all. however that was a while ago and a lot can change in the game industry. i dont see why they not just offer the demo level played at the E3 conference by Cliffy running on the new multi threaded code.



it will probably just be the release day, which to me really isnt that much of a "BIG announcement".

cmptrnrd16
08-01-2006, 12:05 PM
I think the Demo should come out the same day as the game. That makes the most sense as a developer. THere is no reason to waste time making a demo until after your final product is out, and once people get a hand on the demo, they should be able to turn around and by the product right away. But who knows.

McLean78
08-01-2006, 12:16 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">xenos wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">its being published by microsoft so a $50 price is already confirmed. :D</div>
</div>
MS has never said that all of their games will always be $50. They usually just say they decide the price of each game individually. $50 is obviously very possible, but it's by no means confirmed.



I'm not sure revealing the price would be a BIG announcement. Unless maybe it was $30. ;) But with a $70 collector's edition. :confused:

aurrun
08-01-2006, 12:17 PM
The game did not go gold yet so we will not see a release date. It is way too early. So scratch that idea. Yes the game will be $50, so also scratch that idea.

xenos
08-01-2006, 01:20 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">MS has never said that all of their games will always be $50. They usually just say they decide the price of each game individually. $50 is obviously very possible, but it's by no means confirmed.



I'm not sure revealing the price would be a BIG announcement. Unless maybe it was $30. ;) But with a $70 collector's edition. :confused:</div>
</div>


yes microsoft already announced prior to the 360 launch that all first party titles would be $50.


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I think the Demo should come out the same day as the game. That makes the most sense as a developer. THere is no reason to waste time making a demo until after your final product is out, and once people get a hand on the demo, they should be able to turn around and by the product right away. But who knows.</div>
</div>


i dont agree entirely. a demo before release could do great things for a game's sales, like it was reported, when they released the FNR3 demo pre-orders went up three fold. however if the game sucks then maybe its best to wait until a game is released or afterwords, also by releasing a demo even way after a game's launch could reintroduce the game to a wider audience hence bring about more sales like DoA4.

aurrun
08-03-2006, 09:31 AM
It was the release date which is november 12th!

McLean78
08-03-2006, 09:45 AM
So it was the obvious thing after all? Damn you Mark Rein, throwing us off the scent! :laugh:



More info at http://www.xbox.com/en-us/community/news/2006/0803-gow-emergenceday.htm

Collector's edition to include an art book, bonus DVD, and metal case. Anybody surprised by that? ;)

surrealist
08-03-2006, 09:49 AM
If this is the entirety of the big news then Epic can kiss my ass.



Buying it day one.

MYRM1D0N
08-03-2006, 12:41 PM
I HOPE that Gears Of War has a demo that comes out before the actual game does. But then again the demo would sort of spoil the game itself. So from a selfish point of view i hope it has a prereleased demo. :D

surrealist
08-03-2006, 03:18 PM
Yeah I wanted that too but...



http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/11490/No-Gears-of-War-Demo-Before-Emergence-Day/
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">"I don't see any way we could do a demo before the game comes out. We've said that before." explained Rein.



"Demos take a long time to create and polish and we can't afford to get derailled like that if we want to have the game in stores by Thanksgiving. Given a choice of the game this year or a demo this year and the game next year I'm sure every one of you would rather have the game this year because you're already planning to buy it. No idea if we'll do a demo or not after the game ships."</div>
</div>
:(

Godly-Atheist
08-03-2006, 03:22 PM
What the hell is he talking about? They already have a demo. it was played at E3 remember? All they have to do now is bring it over to the market place.

cmptrnrd16
08-03-2006, 10:21 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">What the hell is he talking about? They already have a demo. it was played at E3 remember? All they have to do now is bring it over to the market place.</div>
</div>


Something tells me that it isn't that easy. Otherwise they wouldn't be saying it wasn't easy.

chareece
09-08-2006, 01:36 PM
Gears of War Collectors Edition Box and Contents



http://media.teamxbox.com/dailyposts/boxart/gow_lce_group.jpg



Bonus Content:

Destroyed Beauty, the Gears of War hardbound art book

Bonus special features DVD, including:

An inside look at the making of Gears of War

The "Art of Gears of War" trailer

Gears of War: The Race to E3



No themes?

X Frog
09-08-2006, 01:48 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">No themes?</div>
</div>
It is really sad girl! I wish they would give us a Theme and Avatar with every game that gets released. Then they can sell others on the marketplace.

McLean78
09-08-2006, 01:50 PM
That art book is tempting but I think I'll pass on this CE. I buy far too many and some of them have big unweildy cases that are just annoying.



This is weird though. Why did teamxbox black out the rating on the box? They left it on the DVDs. :confused: And why didn't they at least use the same shade of black as the box so it's more subtle?

http://www.gamingeye.com/skarmdumpar/bilder/0/43188-large.jpg

KrAzy Che3To
09-08-2006, 06:25 PM
The only reason I'd buy it if it were the same size as regular dvds and it was sturdy/tin. Aka: PDZ CE. Oblivion was laughable, looked cool, but it's made out of paper - I'm waiting to see how long it lasts.

McLean78
09-08-2006, 06:51 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">KrAzy Che3To wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">The only reason I'd buy it if it were the same size as regular dvds and it was sturdy/tin. Aka: PDZ CE. Oblivion was laughable, looked cool, but it's made out of paper - I'm waiting to see how long it lasts.</div>
</div>
Prey was even worse. It came in this giant tin filled with junk and at the back there was a rubber stopper with the DVD stuck onto it. I loved the extras that came with it, but I had to put the disc in a spare CD case because the case just sucks.

surrealist
09-09-2006, 08:09 AM
a faceplate would be cool... :whistle:

chareece
09-09-2006, 09:43 AM
a faceplate would be nice but creepy if it had the skull thingy on it



i bought the PD0 and it came with a theme

Revan654
09-09-2006, 10:14 AM
If it came with the E3 Faceplate that would be great. Since those faceplates are selling for 150 per plate. Already have collectors edition pre-ordered. Not sure if I will keep it since I seen everything thats in the collectors edition. Best collectors set so far for x360 is Elder Scroll. Second Would say PDZ. Prey boxset was crap. Don't know why I bought it. Should just got the normal version. Only plus was you got the soundtrack with it.

surrealist
09-14-2006, 06:59 PM
And it begins. Gears of War first magazine ad



http://www.strangereaction.com/imagehost/albums/userpics/10023/normal_gow.jpg (http://www.strangereaction.com/imagehost/albums/userpics/10023/gow.jpg)



Click for bigger version

chareece
09-15-2006, 04:42 PM
tht ad doesnt sell the game to me

surrealist
09-16-2006, 01:33 PM
Cliffy B Interview: New GOW gameplay tidbits (http://www.shacknews.com/extras/2006/091506_cliffyb_1.x)
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Shack: What, in your opinion, is the core element of Gears of War that will make shooting/action fans froth at the mouth for the game?



CliffyB: The cover system has turned out extremely well. It's basically a platform game on the X and Y axis; instead of leaping up into the air like in many other shooters you're leaping through the environment. Slamming into cover, hurdling over it, slipping and shooting around corners, all of it wrapped up with a tight polish pass.



Shack: What sort of arsenal will players have access to in Gears? (Please say the flak cannon!)



CliffyB: If we put a Flak Cannon in Gears you wouldn't have a reason to go buy UT now would you? Naturally, we've got lots of great guns in the game. The Hammer of Dawn is a satellite beam weapon that you can not only call in but also drag around once the beam hits so you can chase your foes around with it. You can also melee your foes with grenades and stick them on their heads. (This is especially fun with smoke grenades, by the way.)</div>
</div>

McLean78
09-16-2006, 04:31 PM
Hammer of Dawn. I like the sound of that. :D



I think I'll make that my avatar.

surrealist
10-06-2006, 08:28 AM
Gears EGM Nov. Cover Story



Shoe: "You won't see a better-looking game this year."



The new EGM has an awesome 14-page cover story on Gears where Dan "Shoe" Hsu goes to Epic and spends the day playing the single and multiplayer game. It was also filmed for this week's 1Up Show.



Regarding Gears Shoe says: "I can safely say, you won't see a better looking game this year." "It's so incredibly hard not to be impressed by them [the graphics] - you won't want to touch your original Xbox after seeing this game in motion."



"We want to make sure that we pass the 'Mom test'," says Bleszinski. " We want to make sure the visual fidelity is so significant that your mom would be like, "Wow, Billy, I'll gladly spend $299. on that system for you."



Shoe on multiplayer: "The first level we play is Mansion, which looks ridiculous...and I mean that in a good way. We start off outdoors, on the mansion grounds. Rain is falling from the darkened sky; moonlight casts an eerie glow over the hedges and fountains...It's a scene straight out of a big-budget haunted-house flick, but I feel like I'm actually there. I go inside the dilapidated house and see old rugs, rotted furnature, peeling wallpaper, and rainwater spilling in through wide-open gaps in the roof...Although my eyes are busy scanning for our foes, what I catch in my peripheral vision is still blowing my mind. Yes, Billy...Mom will be impressed. She will be really impressed."



"Our day at Epic is wrapping up, and I find myself slightly disappointed - not because Gears Of War doesn't live up to the hype, but because, from what I've played so far, it absolutely does. I don't want to leave here just yet."



I think MS may have a near halo level franchise on its hands.

cmptrnrd16
10-06-2006, 10:38 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">"We want to make sure that we pass the 'Mom test'," says Bleszinski. " We want to make sure the visual fidelity is so significant that your mom would be like, "Wow, Billy, I'll gladly spend $299. on that system for you."</div>
</div>


:clap: Exccellent quote there Cliffy.

surrealist
10-06-2006, 01:29 PM
Newsweek on Gears of War



"The Writing is Simply Atrocious" (http://ncroal.talk.newsweek.com/default.asp?item=198305)



N'Gai Croal from Newsweek has a new videogame blog and he has just taken Gears of War to task for bad dialogue



Now my only reason for getting the game is dashed!
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">(of the PS3 action games available at launch, only "Genji: Days of the Blade" matches "Gears of War'"s visual prowess.)</div>
</div>
Wait.. what?

surrealist
10-06-2006, 02:41 PM
"Turns out we ARE shipping with 10 versus maps. (We were saying 8 to be on the safe side.) Go forth and spread the word!" (http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=552954)



Nice.. just another plus for an already stellar game.

surrealist
10-10-2006, 04:58 PM
Gears of War demo in 2 days?



http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/rumor/rumor-gears-of-war-demo-in-two-days-206547.php
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Gears of War just got all viral on us. People who subscribed to the game's official site received an email this morning with a cryptic message and even more cryptic link.



The message seems to be a bit of coalition propaganda, but a dozen of the words in the paragraph are hyperlinks to the same page. The links all point to a sub-page of the Gears of War site called 48HrsExclusiveAccess. The page first shows a little black and white security video of Marcus Fenix in a prison cell and then goes black. You're give three matches to light and explore a wall on the page. If you click on any of the four messages you find there you get to see four different videos showing backstory and some gameplay.



More interesting is the fact that the dozen words that are hyperlinks in the email form the sentence: Marcus Fenix has been located. You have 48 hours to mobilize.



The question is what does that mean. It could mean that the linked page is only around for 48 hours or, let's hold our breath, that we will be perhaps getting a demo of Gears of War in two days.</div>
</div>
Didn't Epic already said there wouldn't be a demo... :(

Revan654
10-10-2006, 05:15 PM
Epic has already said Demo will not be ready until after the release of the game. Most likely something to do with the backstage passes to selected events to play Gears of War.

Revan654
10-10-2006, 06:11 PM
New Gears of War Trailers



Emergence Day Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?type=wmv&amp;id=13944)



Locust Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?type=wmv&amp;id=13943)



Marcus Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?type=wmv&amp;id=13941)

surrealist
10-10-2006, 06:37 PM
I have stop watching any videos on this game. I don't want to ruin the experience anymore. :p

delilahHD
10-16-2006, 10:44 PM
here is the final case... it looks awesome!

http://media.gamerbabble.com/images/gowlecase.jpg

KrAzy Che3To
10-17-2006, 12:11 AM
Why does it have to have round corners.. bleh :P Even if it looks cool, I'm going to stick with the Original Version, if only it were like the Halo2 LE one, that one was nicely sized.. and looked cool. Oh well, can we get like.. "Core" Limited Edition and a "Premium" Limited Edition? XD

surrealist
10-17-2006, 07:25 PM
Gears of War After Hours



GameStop announced today that it will host a special Gears of War event, called Gears of War After Hours Preview, at hundreds of U.S. GameStop stores this Saturday, October 21.



After participating stores close, customers 17 years of age or older will be readmitted for a sneak peek at exclusive video content for Gears of War. Anyone caught with a fake moustache will be sent home immediately, without a glass of milk or cookies. While supplies last, FREE lanyards, pins and gamer id tags will be given to those who attend.



In addition, you can purchase either a 3-month or 12-month Xbox Live Kit at $5 OFF the regular price. Stores will only be open one hour for this event. Contact your local GameStop to confirm participation and event details.

Revan654
10-17-2006, 07:54 PM
Nothin special anymore. after first million times they already did it. They try make it out as something huge. Game will great no doubt.

KrAzy Che3To
10-17-2006, 10:36 PM
I bet they're loving that use of bandwidth.. it's 3mb each time it's loaded.. haha. Anyway, yeah cool.. I doubt I'll go, I'm not too amped up for the game even if Delilah likes to tell me repeatedly how great it is XD

surrealist
10-17-2006, 10:48 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">KrAzy Che3To wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I bet they're loving that use of bandwidth.. it's 3mb each time it's loaded.. haha.</div>
</div>
I do what it takes.
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Anyway, yeah cool.. I doubt I'll go, I'm not too amped up for the game even if Delilah likes to tell me repeatedly how great it is XD</div>
</div>
Yeah, you and dblaze seem to hit it off very well.. I read your entries on her myspace today. She's your boo?

KrAzy Che3To
10-18-2006, 12:12 PM
Yep my boo FTW! XD Dunno if that's a local thing here.. sort of how everyone in Michigan calls Soda "Pop" lol.

surrealist
10-18-2006, 02:46 PM
Yes, I know what boo means.

KrAzy Che3To
10-18-2006, 10:52 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Yes, I know what boo means.</div>
</div>
Yeah, Boo.. scary.. Halloween is just around the corner.. haha.

KrAzy Che3To
10-21-2006, 11:32 PM
Gears Of War Achievements



Finally, they're here (not like the game isn't just around the corner..) Anyway I've posted them to my website and I think there might be a few people interested. I found it interesting how the Chainsaw kill achievement was only worth 10 while the others were 20? Maybe the Chainsaw is like god-like..or maybe.. I don't know otherwise it would be only worth 10 :P



Lazy Link (http://www.achievementaddict.com/games/retail/gears_of_war.php)

surrealist
10-23-2006, 12:13 AM
Gears Of War already out?



http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile...Tag=BOOMaRANG69 (http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile.aspx?pp=0&amp;GamerTag=BOOMaRANG69)



http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile...erTag=L%20Train (http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile.aspx?pp=0&amp;GamerTag=L%20Train)



http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile...Tag=Paulverizor (http://live.xbox.com/en-US/profile/profile.aspx?pp=0&amp;GamerTag=Paulverizor)



or are they developers and reviewers :think:

chareece
10-23-2006, 08:11 AM
i like the case. i wonder which one the bf has on reserve?

KrAzy Che3To
10-23-2006, 01:10 PM
There are some others too.. they were playing them on the 20th.. either way, that's how I got my achievements.

Apollo
10-23-2006, 01:11 PM
Is It a Spider



Details: Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with grenade tag



30GP





They've immortalized Red Vs Blue in Gears Of War forever!

KrAzy Che3To
10-23-2006, 11:57 PM
They what? Maybe I'm just not a big enough RvB fan :x

Revan654
10-25-2006, 12:58 AM
Gears of War Set for Early Sale


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">According to recent marketing GameStop received, they will be allowed to sell Gears of War early! I quote:



"Since Gears of War is not street dated, you may begin to sell the game as soon as it hits your stores on 11/8."



We have known for some time now that the game shipped on the 7th. However, this news is new to us, and is great news</div>
</div>

KrAzy Che3To
10-25-2006, 01:53 AM
Eh? So does that mean if the games hit shelfs tomorrow then they could sell it?

Apollo
10-25-2006, 02:35 AM
I think this is good news. Although in the widely spread 12 Minute gameplay with Cliffy B, he said that they were making stuff and releasing it on November 12th. He then went on to say "Seeya on the 7th.".





I still haven't pre-ordered, am I the only one?

McLean78
10-25-2006, 12:57 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Sicarius wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I still haven't pre-ordered, am I the only one?</div>
</div>
I just pre-ordered it today.



I wasn't going to, because there will be 10k copies at every Best Buy, Target, and Walmart in the country, but then I found bestbuy.com had 2 offers I think are worthwhile:

1600 point card for $5 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&amp;id=pcmcat103500050004)

$20 off Xbox Live Gold kit (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&amp;id=pcmcat103500050016)



So that's like free money to me since I would have bought the points and another year of live for $50 anyway.

Apollo
10-25-2006, 01:01 PM
^ooh, nice. Do you think that Best Buy will be able to get it to you on day one?

Revan654
10-25-2006, 01:57 PM
little hard to tell how many copies will be out their. Game will be huge no doubt. How big demand will be is uncertain now. Don't except a Halo 2 sellout.

McLean78
10-25-2006, 02:44 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Sicarius wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">^ooh, nice. Do you think that Best Buy will be able to get it to you on day one?</div>
</div>
I don't know, I don't think I've ever pre-ordered a game from best buy. It says to expect delivery from Nov 8-14. Most retailers are pretty good about hitting the beginning of that window, but an extra week won't kill me. I'm patient.


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">little hard to tell how many copies will be out their. Game will be huge no doubt. How big demand will be is uncertain now. Don't except a Halo 2 sellout.</div>
</div>
MS is surely expecting a lot of demand, and there's no reason they won't be able to ship enough copies so everone who wants one gets one. Halo 2 didn't even sell out. There were shelves full of it everywhere. Both editions.



It'll sell out at the little game stores that sell used games and don't like to carry much stock of new games. But the big retailers will have truckloads of it.

Revan654
10-25-2006, 04:56 PM
Gears of War X06 Canada Trailer



This is the same trailers thats on XBL Now as well.



GOW-WMV (http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?type=wmv&amp;id=14418)



<a href="http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?type=mov&amp;id=14418" class="bbcode_url">

GOW-MOV</a>

Revan654
10-25-2006, 04:59 PM
Gears of War Goes Gold + XBL Content


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">According to Microsoft Game Studios and Epic Games, Gears of War is all geared up and ready to go. They've just announced today that their highly-anticipated Xbox 360 game has just gone gold, and to celebrate this, gamers can head on over to their game rooms and download the sneak preview of the Gears of War TV and cinematic trailer on Xbox Live.



Xbox Live will also celebrate Emergence Day with 24 whole hours of nothing but special events, starting around 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, November 12. Those lucky lucky people with Xbox Live Gold memberships in North America will get the chance to join online tourneys, download videos, and win some cool prizes. Here's a peek at just some of the activities that await Gears of War fans on Emergence Day, lifted directly from our source:



* A 24-Hour Leader Board Tournament. At stake is a one-of-a-kind Gears of War branded guitar as well as an automatic bye to the finals of a Global Gears of War Tournament that's going to take place in 2007

* Hourly sweepstakes drawings and prize giveaways including the chance to win one of several Samsung HT-P29 Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound Systems

* An exclusive free Gears of War Gamer pic and theme only available on Emergence Day

* Game with Fame sessions with legendary heavy metal band and Gears of War fans Megadeth, the game’s lead designer Cliff Bleszinski and other members of the Epic Games team

* Never before seen videos including a special Emergence Day transmission from Gears of War lead designer Cliff Bleszinski

* A sneak preview of MTV's "Gears of War: The Road to Launch"



As always, we'll be keeping you guys posted with further details as soon as they emerge.</div>
</div>

X Frog
10-26-2006, 06:17 PM
I'm actually gonna go to this. One of my best friends manages a Gamestop and we were gonna hang out after he closed the store Saturday night anyway.



Here are some more reasons this weekend is gonna smoke. I am picking up Phantasy Star Universe along with the Strategy Guide and the free soundtrack cd from his store. He has Splinter Cell and Marvel Alliance which I will also get to play.



:bang:

X Frog
10-29-2006, 01:02 PM
My friend had the DVD at home so I did not have to attend the event. It was mind-blowing. I cannot believe how smooth and detailed this game is. It even put the Mad Word trailer to shame. The draw distance is insane. This game pwns the fake Killzone trailer. The levels have wicked art-direction with abandoned temples that are just massive.



Gears of War is gonna be huge!!!



Oh and Gamestop had coupons for this event that let you download avatars and a theme. The theme is lame because it has the Gamestop logo.

surrealist
11-05-2006, 09:56 PM
GOW Multiplayer Guide Pics



Canals

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/lunatic16/canalsrb4.jpg



Clocktower

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/lunatic16/clocktowerpy0.jpg



Escalation

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/lunatic16/escalationmz3.jpg



Fuel Depot

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/lunatic16/fueldepotgc2.jpg



Gridlock

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/lunatic16/gridlockrs2.jpg



Mansion

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/lunatic16/mansionpl8.jpg



Mausoleum

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/lunatic16/mausoleumsh3.jpg



Rooftops

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/lunatic16/rooftopsgi3.jpg



Tyro Station

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/lunatic16/turostationuo5.jpg



War Machine

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/lunatic16/warmachineky9.jpg

Revan654
11-07-2006, 01:04 AM
Official Gears of War Thread



It's finaly Here after months of Waiting Gears of War is out in less than 6 hours. So you going pick it up tomorrow?

Apollo
11-07-2006, 01:23 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



I pre-ordered on EBGames.com, so I'll get it Wednesday. I would've tried to get it tomorrow, but I highly doubt that it'll be anywhere in this little slap-out town.

KrAzy Che3To
11-07-2006, 02:27 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



Actually I went to bed early so I could wake up and leave around 6am-ish. I just woke up, actually, and wanted to get something to drink so I hopped on here.. well.. back to bed.. and I'll see you all on GOW (HOPEFULLY!) tomorrow! :D

McLean78
11-07-2006, 08:57 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



I thought they were shipping the game today. I can never find games on the ship date. I wasn't even going to try until Wednesday.



I actually ordered one online but if it's not going to show up soon and I get impatient I might buy one from the store and return the one I get in the mail.

aurrun
11-07-2006, 09:01 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



I heard late afternoon it should be there.

McLean78
11-07-2006, 09:30 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



Where's there?

aurrun
11-07-2006, 09:54 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



Ok bad word choice. It should be at most stores by late afternoon.

surrealist
11-07-2006, 09:59 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



The reviews are in!



1up gives GOW a 10 out of 10 (http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3154958).

<a href="http://au.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/gearsofwar/index.html?tag=topten;_title;3" class="bbcode_url">

GAMESPOT REVIEW UP 9.6 OUTSCORES HALO 2...</a>



Godly-Atheist found dead :laugh:

Apollo
11-07-2006, 10:32 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



Ebgames.com is a bitch. They're still 'processing' my order. But the ship dates says the 7th, so it better be here by the 8th, or I'll... cancel my order or something like that, lol.

chareece
11-07-2006, 10:51 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



most likely i won't get my copy till monday

aurrun
11-07-2006, 11:18 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



Gears of War is now on torrent sites... spreads quickly :laugh:

X Frog
11-07-2006, 11:25 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



I'll be getting GOW &amp; Halo Faceplate on Friday at my friend's store. He gets off work at 6 and will be checking out Viva Pinata for me and he will already own COD3 &amp; Fear so I get to play those also!

surrealist
11-07-2006, 11:28 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux;63364 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Gears of War is now on torrent sites... spreads quickly :laugh:</div>
</div>
Almost as fast as PC games FLIPA.gif

KrAzy Che3To
11-07-2006, 11:52 AM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



It's funny.. I couldn't get Dead Rising anywhere until Wednesday.. and same goes for GOW (so far). But I got Saints Row fine on Tuesday.. haha.

aurrun
11-07-2006, 12:00 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



Call at around 2pm. Thats when the shipments are coing in for most stores.

aurrun
11-07-2006, 12:01 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist;63366 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Almost as fast as PC games FLIPA.gif</div>
</div>


Those are out before the game wink.gif

X Frog
11-07-2006, 01:30 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux;63372 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Those are out before the game wink.gif</div>
</div>
Doom3 alpha was up 2 years before the game shipped. It ran like garbage, but it was up!!!



God I remember when the source-code for Quake1 got stolen!!!



smilewide.gif

Revan654
11-07-2006, 02:09 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



If you can't get GOW tonight you got contra tonight on XBLA. East cost stores should have it around 6pm est.

Revan654
11-07-2006, 02:14 PM
Gears of War Reviews. Yes it's better than Halo 2



TeamXBox - 9.6

1up - 10

Gamespot - .9.6

IGN - 9.4

aurrun
11-07-2006, 02:16 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



Ya Im wating until later to go cant wait!



Anyone up for co-op all night?

Rabid Pinata
11-07-2006, 02:39 PM
Re: Gears of War Reviews. Yes it's better than Halo 2



yeah Gears of War is amazing the BEST xbox game so far

Revan654
11-07-2006, 02:53 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



If I get my copy tonight I'll be up for some.

surrealist
11-07-2006, 02:57 PM
Gamerankings GoW scores start pouring in



http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages4/928234.asp



<span style="font-size:1.5em">95%</span>



So far so good.



Godly-Atheist are your bags packed? :p

Revan654
11-07-2006, 03:05 PM
Re: Gears of War Reviews. Yes it's better than Halo 2



http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?type=wmv&amp;id=14748



No HD review yet.

delilahHD
11-07-2006, 04:41 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



uhmm... duh, who isn't!

Godly-Atheist
11-07-2006, 05:29 PM
Re: Gamerankings GoW scores start pouring in


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist;63385 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Godly-Atheist are your bags packed? :p</div>
</div>


Since I've recently admitted to the fact that the game looks increasingly appealing, what would make you think I'm so shocked by the reviews?



Oh and one more thing before I forget.. The PS2 ass raped the Xbox even though it was extremely inferior in the graphics department.

Raz
11-07-2006, 05:33 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">dblaze;63395 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">uhmm... duh, who isn't!</div>
</div>


Da da daa. Me. :roll:



I will eventually. If there is a shooter that I can play without getting bored it's this one.

surrealist
11-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



No one here has it yet? :confused:



GEARS impressions, what ya think?

aurrun
11-07-2006, 06:28 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



I Have Got It Playing Now

Godly-Atheist
11-07-2006, 06:32 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



Ah good, Metalsux has it. At least now we can get some fair insight on the game and what it's all about.

Revan654
11-07-2006, 06:37 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?



Their basiclly no story to it. kill buch of things try find alpha squad. plant the bomb device under ground. wipe the locus out forever. chainsaw F'n Owns. it's the gameplay where the game shines.

aurrun
11-07-2006, 06:48 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;63422 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Their basiclly no story to it. kill buch of things try find alpha squad. plant the bomb device under ground. wipe the locus out forever. chainsaw F'n Owns. it's the gameplay where the game shines.</div>
</div>


What noooo story? Thats what im into the most. There are so many questions to be asked and im waiting to see if they are answered. If they are not then the story is just downright horrible. I'll be posting an article on the front page and I will update whenever I can.



Its starting now



http://onthexbox.com/article49.html



Revan dont ruin the story for everyone we all want to play the game to find out. :(

surrealist
11-07-2006, 08:13 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;63422 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Their basiclly no story to it. kill buch of things try find alpha squad. plant the bomb device under ground. wipe the locus out forever.</div>
</div>
I'm sure Resistance: Fall of Man story will be kick ass!! :rollin:

surrealist
11-07-2006, 08:14 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux;63424 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Its starting now



http://onthexbox.com/article49.html



Revan dont ruin the story for everyone we all want to play the game to find out. :(</div>
</div>
Are you doing a play by play review?

aurrun
11-07-2006, 08:17 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist;63429 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Are you doing a play by play review?</div>
</div>


Im just going on with the game and when I want to stop I come back on and update how I feel on teh game. Just because I know my feelings will change on the game throughout it. Right now I am impressed reallllly impressed.

surrealist
11-07-2006, 08:25 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux;63430 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Im just going on with the game and when I want to stop I come back on and update how I feel on teh game. Just because I know my feelings will change on the game throughout it. Right now I am impressed reallllly impressed.</div>
</div>
Are you posting spoilers? I'm afraid to look.

aurrun
11-07-2006, 08:39 PM
Re: Going to pick Up gears of War tomorrow?


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist;63433 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Are you posting spoilers? I'm afraid to look.</div>
</div>


Nah I said in the beginning no spoilers. There is only information about it like weapons I encounter and crap. Nothing that reveals the story line.

aurrun
11-07-2006, 09:11 PM
Official Gears of War Thread



Everyting and everything about gears of war.

aurrun
11-07-2006, 10:10 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Dissapointed in the unevenness of multiplayer.

Revan654
11-07-2006, 10:12 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



you mean who ever get's their chainsaw started first get's the kill first?

aurrun
11-07-2006, 10:21 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



I mean as in everything is just so unfair...

Revan654
11-07-2006, 10:22 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Just need to know how to use the weapon. maybe more detail why it's unfair.

aurrun
11-07-2006, 10:26 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Snipers are one shot kills while you have a shotgun close up (10 feet) taking 7+ shots.

Revan654
11-07-2006, 10:33 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



only way their one hit kill are for head shots only. just stay covered. they will not be able to nail you.

aurrun
11-07-2006, 11:10 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



I mean its still a hell of a lot of fun but im still not overly enjoyed like the rest of the game.

surrealist
11-07-2006, 11:51 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



GoW event at Universal Hollywood Citywalk pics!



http://www.flickr.com/photos/shogmaster/



....Also some bonus pics of loony Sony fans :loco:

Revan654
11-07-2006, 11:56 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



10 days. that little extreme. x360 only started 4 days.



surrealist I know you loved GoW16 pic. I bet thats your wallpaper now.

surrealist
11-08-2006, 12:02 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;63476 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">surrealist I know you loved GoW16 pic. I bet thats your wallpaper now.</div>
</div>
Don't hate! I'm sure Resistance: Fall of Man will have the same level of excitement.

Revan654
11-08-2006, 12:04 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



who knows. I just want Heavenly Sword. female version of God of War.

aurrun
11-08-2006, 12:04 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Did anyone else get the damn game yet? I need someone for co-op.

Godly-Atheist
11-08-2006, 01:13 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Is there any reason to get the limited edition aside from the cool case? This may be just my opinion, but I honestly think this (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v53/Alex9/Gearsofwar.jpg) looks a lot better than this (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v53/Alex9/GearsCase.jpg).

surrealist
11-08-2006, 10:03 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Does Gears of War really look that good?



Everywhere here the game is sold-out! :mumble:

Apollo
11-08-2006, 10:27 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



My copy is in my town, on a UPS truck somewhere near Southerland road. That's hott.

McLean78
11-08-2006, 10:35 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Sicarius;63518 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">My copy is in my town, on a UPS truck somewhere near Southerland road. That's hott.</div>
</div>
Lucky bastard. I ordered from bestbuy.com 2 weeks ago and now it says it's backordered! :annoyed:



I guess I gotta run around and check local retailers. I hope it's not sold out all around here too. Maybe I'll just have to get Contra in the meantime. :laugh: How can they not have enough copies of a game? It's just a DVD.

Apollo
11-08-2006, 10:48 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



I don't care what the law is, I'm going to hug the UPS man.

aurrun
11-08-2006, 11:24 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Alright so does anyone have thier game for co-op?

surrealist
11-08-2006, 11:51 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



I got it! I got it!!! woot woot :hip:

Apollo
11-08-2006, 03:49 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Really, is there ANYTHING on EARTH more satisfying than the Chainsaw?

aurrun
11-08-2006, 04:55 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



4/5 acts done.

aurrun
11-08-2006, 06:58 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Act 5 is a bitch for all of those who are wondering how it ends.

Godly-Atheist
11-08-2006, 08:12 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist;63516 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Does Gears of War really look that good?



Everywhere here the game is sold-out! :mumble:</div>
</div>


I just got it too, and no, the visuals aren't anywhere near what all these people are saying they are. If you've played Splinter Cell Double Agent you've already seen better visuals...

Revan654
11-08-2006, 08:46 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Gears of War has a different art style. One best looking game on the 360. Splinter cell is good. camera in splinter cell annoyed me.



anyone else getting this problem after the update. I keep tring to play co-op with my friend when I connect on his side I get connection lost.



If anyone is up for co-op send me a invite.

surrealist
11-08-2006, 10:07 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



What difficulty are you guys playing in? Casual or Hardcore

JoeyCrack
11-08-2006, 10:36 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



My mini-review:



My initial impressions of GOW are as follows; a few minor faults aside, the game is sick! :bang:



Without a doubt, the best game on 360 and the most fun I've had on a console in a loooong time. Not that I regret getting the 360 at launch, but it seems a little strange that its killer app arrived damn-near a year after its release. Oh well.



The chainsaw is a bit uneven in multiplayer, and takes getting used to, but it's probably one of the best weapon additions in a game. Nothing like sawing through 5 or more Locust one after the other as they climb out of Emergence holes.



The lack of a constant targeting reticle is annoying as it makes firing while walking/running and having to manual close-up shoot a chore, but with the "stop and pop" mechanics and blind firing, you pretty much forget about it after a while.



The two biggest things that impressed me overall are the most superficial and the most important factors-- the graphics, and gameplay.

Probably the best looking and most detailed game ever, I'm shocked with what they pulled off on the 360 with the unreal 3 engine this soon--makes me wonder what else will be coming out. Lastly, the game is just fun as hell to play. The "A" button multi-controls are pretty intuitive and blasting through solo is fun, but the co-op is crazy. I brought the game home from work and played 4 hours straight.



I'm more than happy with my purchase and say the game was well worth the hype. Anybody wanting to do some co-op or multi head-to-head,add me to your list: Ang3l0 7

surrealist
11-08-2006, 10:45 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



GoW hands down the most, beautiful game ever created!



Already had two people tell me they could not believe it was a video game.



btw I'm playing with difficulty set to hardcore :bang:

Revan654
11-08-2006, 10:51 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



me and metalslug were playing co-op with hardcore settings. completed the first chapter. where we took down the bersker.

Godly-Atheist
11-08-2006, 11:02 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;63613 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">me and metalslug were playing co-op with hardcore settings. completed the first chapter. where we took down the bersker.</div>
</div>


Thanks for the spoiler bro.

Revan654
11-08-2006, 11:04 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



not extactly a spoiler. A spoiler would be something about the story. everyone knows you fight a few bersker though out the game.

Godly-Atheist
11-08-2006, 11:05 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;63617 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">not extactly a spoiler. A spoiler would be something about the story. everyone knows you fight a few bersker though out the game.</div>
</div>


Everyone but me I guess.

aurrun
11-08-2006, 11:08 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Hey I could ruin the whole game for you if you want :D

Godly-Atheist
11-08-2006, 11:17 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux;63620 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Hey I could ruin the whole game for you if you want :D</div>
</div>


No, no, that's quite alright. I'll just take my Berserker spoiler and go.

aurrun
11-08-2006, 11:27 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;63621 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">No, no, that's quite alright. I'll just take my Berserker spoiler and go.</div>
</div>


Would you like another beserker spoiler?

surrealist
11-09-2006, 01:29 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Just beat my first beserker.. wow! those are females?! :run:

Revan654
11-09-2006, 01:36 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



yea. I really doubt if you get by a laser from space you would not still be standing after one hit. But need get hit twice or three in hardcore or four times in insane.

KrAzy Che3To
11-09-2006, 01:40 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Two words: "The Shit"

Revan654
11-09-2006, 01:49 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



if anyone wants do co-op tomorrow. send me a request If we can need to start at the start of Act II on hardcore.

Ricker
11-09-2006, 08:23 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">KrAzy Che3To;63629 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Two words: "The Shit"</div>
</div>


I second that...played almost to the end of Act 2 last evening co-op over Live,on casual though,but it was still a lot of fun,the little stuff you have to do as a team to advance in some area's really make it even more enjoyable,no lag whatsoever as well...just an incredible game.

surrealist
11-09-2006, 12:00 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Tips for Gears Players: How to Make the Image Quality 10x better... wink.gif


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but "default" on my screen was dark and muddy...



When I went into video settings, upped the brightness slightly and then turned the mode to VIBRANT, Gears looked literally a few times better to me.</div>
</div>


I heard a lot of people mentioning this... I may try it.

aurrun
11-09-2006, 01:29 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Just for anyone who cares its obvious there will be a sequel to Gears of War.

Godly-Atheist
11-09-2006, 06:07 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Alright I just got through the campaign mode and played a good 6 hours of online play and my final verdict is: This game just raped me, literally. The graphics are amazing. The gameplay is amazing. The chainsaw... Dear god the chainsaw. To put it simply, the game's the total package with a cherry on top, and that's just the single player campaign! My life has literally been taken away starting today.

Revan654
11-09-2006, 07:46 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Ending was ok. They let it wide-open for GOW II. The final Battle with a RAAM was just annoying. It was poorly designed. I am against the light as bright as possible and yet I get nailed by those Kalye(those bat flying things). Still got some bugs in the game.



Here are some tips on beating RAAM for people having problems. Grab sniper rifle go for head shot ever time. Do not fire unless Kalye are not around him. If he stops sending them after you. throw a frag at his feat it will cause massive damage &amp; will knock the kalye out for a bit. TO aim up for two sniper shots. Always stay in the light.



Depending on how AI reacts he might move near you and stop or he might come all up to you. If he comes all the way up to you get away as fast as possible and stick to the light.

Revan654
11-09-2006, 11:22 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



anyone going after the COG tags here is a good guide -&gt; COG Guide (http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/file/gears_of_war_cog.txt)

Godly-Atheist
11-10-2006, 05:54 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;63679 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">The final Battle with a RAAM was just annoying. It was poorly designed. I am against the light as bright as possible and yet I get nailed by those Kalye(those bat flying things). Still got some bugs in the game.



Here are some tips on beating RAAM for people having problems. Grab sniper rifle go for head shot ever time. Do not fire unless Kalye are not around him. If he stops sending them after you. throw a frag at his feat it will cause massive damage &amp; will knock the kalye out for a bit. TO aim up for two sniper shots. Always stay in the light.</div>
</div>


I agree, the final battle was amazingly annoying. I think it had to do in part because I was really tired at the time too...



I'm going to have to disagree with your RAAM beating strat. I tried and tried to take him out with the sniper rifle but it was impossible, so one round I just took out my assault rifle and just let him have it. Tossed a few frags at him to speed things up and he was done in about minute or less. Much quicker than trying to take him out with the sniper rifle.

aurrun
11-10-2006, 12:43 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



The quickest way to take him out is to keep a torque bow from the beginning of the level...

surrealist
11-12-2006, 05:48 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



just beat it... in hardcore difficulty mind you. I had to beat the boss twice!!!



When I beat him the first time the game froze! aaawwwwwwwwwwww shakefist.gif



GoW is a great game.., But what could you add to it?



I would like the ability to crouch, and not just when you are in cover but whenver you want - seems a strange omission to me.

X Frog
11-12-2006, 10:44 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Awesome game! I have been playing Co-op all evening with a friend. I love how the re-load system and the hidden cogs.



Oh and I apologize for any of the invites to play co-op that I did not take. It probably looked like I was playing sp because I loaded my sp game and invited my friend in. I hope that feature makes it in more games.



:bang:

VintageTRUNKS
11-12-2006, 11:54 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



The game is pretty good. The online portion is really annoying with the people who constantly quit. If anyone wants to play with me in multiplayer, my gamertag is PHEONIX IV. Send me a friend request.

Revan654
11-13-2006, 01:07 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Ray Davis, Gears of War's Lead Programmer, announced over the weekend that Epic Games is already working on a patch to fix the connection issues Gearheads are experiencing when playing multiplayer. Under his fufu alias, Davis said:



yes, a patch is in the works to address the connection issues as well as several other bugs that have been reported. not sure on an exact eta, but it won't be long...</div>
</div>

X Frog
11-13-2006, 10:42 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Co-op absolutely pwns!!! No lag whatsoever the last two nights I played. The music reminds me of Aliens!



:bang:

surrealist
11-16-2006, 06:44 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">VintageTRUNKS;63878 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">If anyone wants to play with me in multiplayer, my gamertag is PHEONIX IV. Send me a friend request.</div>
</div>
I sent you a friend request.

Revan654
11-21-2006, 03:55 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Anyone find Gears of War boring now. I tried play single player again. all I felt was yawn. If you got a PS3 do not play Resistance Mutliplayer until you are done and bored of GOW multiplayer. Once you play Resistance Multiplayer you will never go back to GOW Multiplayer.

Revan654
01-07-2007, 11:13 PM
GOW Content Coming this Week


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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">New downloadable content for the Xbox 360’s Gears of War is on the way and what better way to celebrate the New Year than Epic to generously give us 2 brand new maps Sponsored by the Discovery Channel. The new content will be available for download via Xbox Live Marketplace early Thursday morning, January 11.



By now most of the current maps have been memorised, analysed and brutalised, but this map pack will feature two new maps including one where players fight around a downed King Raven helicopter.



Raven Down: A Raven Helicopter has gone down in the middle of a large scale battle with the omnipresent Locust Horde. Gears have taken out the Seeder and gamers join Delta Forces moving into the crash site from all angles to search for survivors.



Old Bones: In an attempt to eradicate any traces of human history and culture, the Locust Horde has emerged under Sera’s Capitaline Museums and has begun to destroy them brick by brick. Each gamer’s mission is to help the Delta Force recapture the museums before all remnants of humankind’s existence are obliterated.</div>
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http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/9389/ravendown01lh0.jpg

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1041/ravendown02gd3.jpg

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/967/museum01wh9.jpg

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/3006/museum02wr4.jpg

mvdolluhs
01-08-2007, 02:02 AM
Re: GOW Content Coming this Week



that old bones one looks crazy but im sure theyll both be good..

surrealist
01-08-2007, 11:13 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Gears of War sells 2.7 million copies in 8 weeks.



1 copy every 2.5 seconds for 56 days straight!!



source: robbie bach during bill gates' ces keynote

Revan654
01-08-2007, 01:10 PM
GOW Patch Info


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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games issued the following statement:

A Gears of War update should start pushing through the system at some point tomorrow, Tuesday January 9, 2007 prior to the two new multiplayer maps being available on Xbox Live Marketplace on Wednesday January 10, 2007. The maps, plus an introductory video featuring Gears designer Cliff Bleszinski, are free thanks to the kind sponsorship by the Discovery Channel’s Future Weapons series which launches next Monday January 15th, 2007. Be sure to check out the show to see some really cool firepower. I expect game designers all across the country will be watching that series very carefully looking for ideas for their future games.



Here is a list of what was addressed in this update:



* Fixed aspect ratio distortion when using VGA cable with 4:3 displays at resolutions higher than 640×480

* Fixed voice issue with new players joining Player Match games in progress

* Players can now get the Achievement for “Dish Best Served Cold” when using Troika turret to kill RAAM

* Fixed rare situation where host could loop countdown and never start match

* Fixed rare situation where players could get stuck after chainsawing in multiplayer

* Reduced Grenade Tag melee distance

* Enabled “Strict” NAT check on host to prevent possible connection issues

* Optimized server browser queries to return results more quickly and prevent scroll bars from hiding quality of service icons

* Reduced number of possible revives in Execution to match Warzone

* Removed host name from Ranked match server browser

* Disabled security cameras in Ranked matches

* Ranked matches now require balanced teams (3v3 or 4v4)

* Increased penalty for quitting a Ranked match to -50 points

* Added additional cheat detection code

* Additional housekeeping updates</div>
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McLean78
01-08-2007, 02:05 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



"Removed host name from Ranked match server browser"



Seems like another measure to stop people from playing with friends in ranked games. The game is all about teamwork, playing with friends should be encouraged, especially in ranked matches. :confused:



"Fixed rare situation where players could get stuck after chainsawing in multiplayer"



That bug was hilarious. :laugh: I'm almost sad to see it go.

surrealist
01-10-2007, 12:48 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



It is Wednesday and new The GEARS maps are on Marketplace :bang:



98 MB.



Better delete some stuff on your HDD.

Godly-Atheist
01-10-2007, 02:42 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Too bad there isn't anyone playing GoW anymore.

KrAzy Che3To
01-10-2007, 03:05 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


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You're kidding me right? About 90% of my list is constantly playing GOW, and most of them aren't even big shooter fans.

Revan654
01-10-2007, 03:32 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


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Same on my list and I have over 70 people on my friends list. Seems everyone is not playing until something good comes out or their playing Vegas.

therocktjb
01-10-2007, 04:01 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



I have been playing shooter games for many years, and I have to say the Gears is one of the best I have played in a long while...I just hope that Gears 2 doesn't come out around same time as Halo 3....I'd be torn between two greats..

xenos
01-10-2007, 04:04 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;69899 wrote:</div>
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im sorry to hear/read that. i have around 20 people online on my friends at all times and i would honestly say that 1/4 to 1/2 of the people on my list are playing GoW at all times. in fact there is a group of around 6 people i play with almost every night for a few hours if my schedule allows.



can anyone give a brief review/description of the new maps?

Revan654
01-10-2007, 04:15 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I have been playing shooter games for many years, and I have to say the Gears is one of the best I have played in a long while...I just hope that Gears 2 doesn't come out around same time as Halo 3....I'd be torn between two greats..</div>
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No it will be few years before GOW II hits. They just better have more fresh gameplay and not the same.

Revan654
01-10-2007, 05:54 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



New Map Intro (can also be found on XBL Market)



WMV (http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=16160&amp;type=wmv&amp;pl=game)



MOV (http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=16160&amp;type=mov&amp;pl=game)

chareece
01-12-2007, 10:29 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Gears of War: Love &amp; War Tournament




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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">GamingAngels.com is hosting a Gears of War tournament to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Couples will play against other couples to earn the title of winner of the Love &amp; War Tournament.



The contest will be random Gears of War multiplayer maps. The first round tournament matches will be set before play begins. Rooms are 2 x 2. The winner is best out of 5.



The contest is only open to mature ages (because Gears of War is rated M). The couples have to be male and female. However, you don't need to have a girlfriend/boyfriend to participate. The second person can be a friend, a sister, a cousin, etc.



To learn more about the Love &amp; War Tournament, click here. (http://www.gamingangels.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=72)</div>
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http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/12557/Gears-of-War-Love-War-Tournament/

Godly-Atheist
01-12-2007, 10:51 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



"Top prize is a dinner for two"



Hey Surrealist, if I win you and X Frog can share the prize.

Chief Ediri
01-21-2007, 02:49 PM
Gears of War



I am getting it today or tommorow when I go buy a new subscription for XBL. I would like to know some things about the game's single player, length, replay value, multiplayer, and the graphics on a SDTV.

Revan654
01-21-2007, 02:52 PM
Re: Gears of War



Length - around 8 to 10 Hours

Replay - depends if you want keep going though it getting the achievements.

Graphics on SDTV - Don't know I have a HDTV.

xenos
01-21-2007, 03:03 PM
Re: Gears of War



length: depends on difficutly and play mode (SP or co-op). like revan said its around 6-10 if you rush through on casual, pump it up to hardcore or insane and you'll have a more fun and longer ride.



replay: if you to get the achievments, then its pretty long. i LOVE the co-op and the MP is solid, so they keep me coming back as well.



Multiplayer: like i said before, co-op rules, best co-op mode ever put in a game. as for DM MP, surprisingly i love it. TDM MP modes usually get old for me rather quick because i have been playing it my whole life. find a good group of friends to play with and you'll have a blast, however when you get stuck with a team who doesnt work together or just suck it can get old fast. it basically falls for the same pitfalls as some other online games.



graphics on a SDTV: after testing this out, of course you dont get the WS benefits, but it is the best looking title to be released even on a SDTV. i dont know what they have done, but i was impressed by how sharp and beautiful the game looked even at SD resolutions.



in the end, your in for a treat

Chief Ediri
01-21-2007, 04:47 PM
Re: Gears of War



WS benefits?

Revan654
01-21-2007, 04:49 PM
Re: Gears of War



Widescreen = See more on the screen.

Chief Ediri
01-21-2007, 04:53 PM
Re: Gears of War



oh. I love widescreen, but I don't think it will really make a big difference since the game was made on SDTV's.

Chief Ediri
01-22-2007, 07:37 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



I just got Gears of War and I was wondering what are the best picture settings for the game?



I mean the brightness settings and the display type.

Revan654
01-22-2007, 08:16 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



Use the default settings. I use VGA cables brightness is just fine.

Chief Ediri
01-22-2007, 08:23 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



The default setting in my opinion sucks. I have brightness only at 30% and the display type at vibrant. The default IMO makes everything look sliver.

Chief Ediri
01-23-2007, 12:00 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



I found the one that surrealist suggested and I am going to use it.

Chief Ediri
01-23-2007, 12:55 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


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They sucks IMO also.



I am going to stick to mine. It is the best.

PXG
04-22-2007, 09:09 PM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



New Gears Of War Weapons and Maps ?

http://dpcough.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/cog-and-gears.jpg

A rumor has started about three new Gears of War maps and weapons. I’m a bit puzzled by weapons but it will be nice with a few more weapons and maps. I’m not sure if these are true but the trusty Rumor Finder of Live Gamer (or a hoax by Elite Gunner IV) says they are so let’s wait and see if they are announced at GDC this week.



UPDATE Xbox 360 Fanboy did some more searching and found out that a rumor from EGM states that maps and some other downloadable content would be released. There are three maps and three weapons below, something tells me that Elite Gunner IV wasn’t lying. And also the achievements will be changed so you can earn them in player matches also, hopefully that does happen because ranked matches can’t be played with friends.



Weapons



1. Flamethrower (Confirmed)

2. Plasma Canon (Confirmed)

3. Dual wielded Uzi (In development)



Maps



1. Locust Cavern (Night)(Confirmed)

2. Locust Cavern (Day)(Confirmed)

3. Suburbs of Sera (Confirmed)

Godly-Atheist
04-23-2007, 12:11 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">1. Flamethrower (Confirmed)[/B][/COLOR]

2. Plasma Canon (Confirmed)

3. Dual wielded Uzi (In development)



Maps



1. Locust Cavern (Night)(Confirmed)

2. Locust Cavern (Day)(Confirmed)

3. Suburbs of Sera (Confirmed)</div>
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My life is now complete.

mvdolluhs
04-23-2007, 12:22 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



The stuff about the weapons and maps is so old and so fake.



I dont know how they got the idea that these were confirmed but Epic shot this stuff down when all this non sense first came up a month or two ago.

Godly-Atheist
04-23-2007, 12:33 AM
Re: Official Gears of War Thread



My life is now incomplete.



Seriously though, if the fans actually went out of their way to make up this rumor and all, why not just add the weapons? It cant be THAT hard, and I'm sure people would be willing to pay for 'em.