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mvdolluhs
04-08-2008, 01:25 AM
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GEARS 2 ARTICLE, 12 PAGES



New Faces (character art for each):





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Tai Kaliso: While Cole and Baird are still a big part of the story, they won’t be attached to Delta Squad as the new game opens. The reunion with those popular characters will have some lead up first, and until then, you’ll be meeting some new personalities. The most memorable of these new additions may be Tai, a spiritual and meditative warrior from a tradition of honor-bound fighters. This familiar archetype should add a fun and perhaps mystical dynamic to the squad.



Chairman Prescott: Lots of gamers found themselves wondering if Marcus’ domineering superior officer was the head of the human government. It turns out that Hoffman is only second in command. Above him stands the Chairman, an almost dictatorial military leader who nonetheless has made the hard choices necessary to keep humanity alive through decades of warfare. As Gears 2 opens, this leader of the COG forces will deliver a speech to the troops before sending them reeling into the suicidal mission ahead.



Dizzy: In the seemingly unending struggle with the Locust Horde, the military forces of the COG have taken massive casualties. Somewhere along the way, Operation Lifeboat was enacted to bring in some fresh blood. Under this new act, the Coalition government will rescue a Stranded family and bring them into the relative story of a COG-protected zone. In return, the able-bodied men of that family join up and contribute their skills to the war effort. Such is the case with hardened soldier Dizzy, a new character who drives the massive Derrick on which Delta Squad ascends into the mountains. With a trademark drawl and an insistence on calling his truck "Betty", he's a colorful new addition to the cast.



Maria Santiago: When Emergence Day struck, Dom's wife Maria became a victim as surely as if she had died in that first attack. On that day, her children were killed. Unable to deal with the shock and loss, Maria lost herself in the ruins of civilization. For Dominic, who joined the COG to protect his family, no priority is higher than to retrieve his lost love - his very personal quest to find her is a major part of the story that unfolds in Gears 2.





Gears of War 2 begins six months after the deployment of the Lightmass bomb at the end of part one.





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"We want to fulfill the promise - it is a war. It's more than just these four guys. The first game felt very personal, and in a lot of ways that was good," senior producer Rod Fergusson tells us. However, it's clear from our time with the team that Gears 2 will shoot for a much larger conflict. "In order to save jacinto, they have no choice but to take the war to the Locust," Fergusson continues. "They're going to push back and go underground, and bring the battle to them."





Lots of talk about the new Unreal tech. GI says the story and gameplay are a pretty major leap forward from the original game, but an equally large step is being made in the behind-the-scenes tech. Gears 2 is set to impress just like Gears 1 did. New character lighting, it's a step away from realistic lighting and towards cinematic lighting. New version of Unreal 3 constantly shifts the lighting technique in order to make a character stand out in the environment. Ambient occlusion is another tech being used. Unreal's new ability to render huge numbers of individual creatures at the same time... hundereds of Locust troops, each moving independently and as unique individuals. Awesome water effects, soft body physics.



Most multiplayer details are under wraps. There is a remake of Gridlock. Step up in technology is obvious. "We hear hints of all sorts of new multiplayer features, from dramatically expanded co-op modes to multiplayer content that takes advantage of Unreal's new ability to deliver huge numbers of the Locust horde at one time, but confirmed details will have to wait until a later date."



"Gameplay of Gears 2 will appear mostly familiar to fans, with a few small variations. The core cover/shoot mechanics remain largely intact, but the use of cover has been carefully retouched so it will be harder to get hit while protected, as the character will rest a little further back from the corners. Active reloads won't be dramatically altered, particularly with the returning weapons. However, some of the new arsenal may vary the way in whihc active reloads are used. New chainsaw duels expand that gruesome combat mechanic to deliver even more excitement. Boss battles return, but a big push is geared towards refining them, making them more fun and epic in scale.



"We have creatures that make the Brumak look like a baby panda bear." -Cliff Bleszinski



Drop in and drop out co-op.



Multiple save files to maintain the integrity of each playthrough without abandoning your other attempts.



Gears 2 will have different difficulty settings for each player in co-op. One person can play on Hardcore, one on Casual, for instance. When you are together, the game will understand what that means, and when you split up, you will have individual experiences. Details on how this works exactly are under wraps.



A fourth difficulty is being added for the most casual gamers. Harder difficulty settings will remain "truly devastating." They say Casual in the first game wasn't casual enough. This way everyone who wants to pick up the controller will be embraced.



COG Centaur tank. Takes the best parts of a monster truck and a military tank and combines them. There's a dedicated level where you'll pilot one.



"We were shown a vast underground cave level wherin Marcus and his companions will take the fight to the Locust. Unlike the sometimes cramped and and linear subterranean paths from the first game, the cavern complex is vast and breathtaking. Branching levels and open spaces give players true tactical choices as they decide which way to tackle an assault. Whatever path you choose, bio-luminescent plants light light the faces of the new Locust Kantus enemies. These monk-like devils hum low and droning chants that can be focused into sonic attacks against you. They wield weapons like the new Gorgon burst pistol and poison grenades, both of which can become part of your arsenal if you play your cards right. However, the Kantus' true danger lies in their ability to revive their fallen bretheren from afar. Where before you could rest easy after taking down an enemy soldier, now there is the constant danger of them rising back up to continue to fight. The only alternative is to brave the hail of gunfire to break through enemy ranks and kill the Kantus sulking in the rear. Along the way, you may not have access to stable cover anymore, so you'll have to make do with the moving kind. Massive Locust rock worms will emerge from the cavern walls during battle, guided by the Kantus' chanting. Luckily, the creatures are so large you can hide behind them as they sliter about, and you too will be able to guide them to an advantageous firing position."



The team at Epic is well aware that many players out there hunger for a deeper and more involved storytelling experience. Lots of emotion this time. Joshua Ortega has been brought on, he is a novelist / comic writer. Really sounds like they are working a lot on the story. Sense of depth with the characters. A "darker and more heartfelt narrative." "THE STAKES ARE RAISED. THIS IS HUMANITY'S LAST STAND. EVERYTHING IS AT RISK. NOTHING IS SAFE." -Joshua Ortega





Voice actors returning include John DiMaggio as Marcus Fenix, and Carlos Ferro as Dominic Santiago. They will be recording the dialogue side by side, more authentic this way.



Forced walking scenes that masked loading time have been replaced with a dynamic conversation camera system - focused facial close ups, shifting dramatic angles, but the player is still in control. There is a "SHUT UP" button that will let you have Marcus end the conversation early and get back to the action.



"There's a certain percentage of the audience that wants to skip all that, and they just want to shoot some s---, and we're more than willing to cater to that." -Cliff Bleszinski



There are collectibles that are relevant to the story. COG tags can be examined to learn about who owned them. War Journal from the pause screen shows your collectibles and what you're missing, and the locations to search for them.



Many Achievements will be able to be earned in Single or Multiplayer. You can check for instance, if you need 1,000 headshots, you can look at your progress in the journal.



Your floating robot has a video screen now, so Anya can give you mission updates face to face.







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A SLICE OF ACTION. As seen in the second level of Gears of War 2, Assault. The sun-dappled pine forests are in stark contrast to the roiling convoy of human machinery as it rolls up the pristine mountain pass. Fenix and his squad stand atop their massive wheeled transport. Dizzy, the driver of their derrick, is shouting curses over the roar of the engine. As a breathtaking valley vista opens up to the west, the first mortar slams into a nearby derrick, leaving behind a flaming husk. The flying nemacyst and their explosive assaults are only the spear point of the Locust defense. After some near misses, the derrick tunbles off the dirst road and stalls. An emergence hole opens up nearby and Locust infantry begin to pour out. Firing wildly, Marcus and his team push back the assault. Even as Dizzy gets the truck running, a Brumak appears and gives chase. Crashing headlong throught he cracking and snapping trees, Dizzy forces the derrick into high gear, even as the transport across the way is overrun. Leaping from their new attack platform, enemy troops attempt to board, and Marcus rushes out from cover to curb stomp the assailants. Ahead, in the distance, a narrow bridge stands, wide enough for only one vehicle. The Locust driver sneers and speeds up his derrick as the drop into the gorge up ahead looms large.





"Gears of War 2 is real, and it looks every bit as formidable and impressive as we hoped. It's bigger and better than before, and the people making it are insistent that you'll be playing it in its entirety in just over half a year." -Game Informer











Here are the scans..



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They are blurry though so I didn't bother putting them up yet. I'm sure in a day or two someone will put up scans that are alot better..



Yeah.. So anyways.. I'm stoked.

Fallout
04-08-2008, 09:37 AM
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Good stuff

mvdolluhs
04-09-2008, 02:21 PM
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chareece
04-10-2008, 08:11 AM
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i might have to pick this up.

Fallout
04-10-2008, 08:12 AM
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Wow! I was like ho hum at first but I have pretty nice hard on for it now. Anyway how is this possible? There seems to be so much with such little time to develop. Wow!

xenos
04-10-2008, 11:06 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Fallout;92579 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Wow! I was like ho hum at first but I have pretty nice hard on for it now. Anyway how is this possible? There seems to be so much with such little time to develop. Wow!</div>
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Gears 2 has been in development since 2006, 2+ years is more than enough time when you already have your base technology and mechanics in place (see IW). The assumption that some people have, not including you, thinking that Epic only develops one game at a time (Gears, UT3, then Gears 2, etc) is wrong on so many levels. Although the company currently holds roughly 90 people, this allows them to manage their resources very efficiently.



I would expect massive leaps with the UE3 all throughout this generation, think of the jump from Splinter Cell 1 to Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory to get an idea to how much the last Unreal engine has evolved.



There is PLENTY more of Gears 2 that will be revealed between now and November. E3 should be plenty interesting. ;)

KrAzy Che3To
04-19-2008, 11:02 AM
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UT3 will have "Gears 2 related surprise on the disc"



http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.xbox360fanboy.com/media/2008/04/fenixfool.jpg (http://www.oxm.co.uk/article.php?id=3869)

When we got word (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/04/18/ut3-xbox-360-exclusive-content-confirmed/) of the contents of the 360 version of Unreal Tournament 3 we weren't exactly knocked off our feet. Without confirmed mod support, and with so many other shooters to choose from, could UT3 hang with only 5 extra maps? While that question still remains to be answered, the nature of it has shifted a little. In an interview with OXM UK (http://www.oxm.co.uk/article.php?id=3869), Mark Rein revealed that "you know, there might be a little Gears Of War 2 related surprise on the disc of Unreal Tournament 3. That's all I'm saying about that."



With news like this it almost makes the UT3 sales guaranteed to jump, even if we don't yet know what the "surprise" will be. Really, it could be anything. A trailer, theme, or stupid picture pack seems likeliest, but if Epic REALLYwants to spike the sales of UT3 we might see something more along the lines of of a playable demo. Hell, why not just take the Crackdown route! Hey everyone listen up! Buy your Gears 2 beta and receive a free copy of UT3!



We wouldn't put it past them.

mvdolluhs
04-22-2008, 12:18 PM
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Gears 2 Gameplay Footage Hits May 9



Jonesing for your first taste of Gears of War 2 gameplay footage? Fortunately you don't have too long to wait.



Gametrailers TV just secured themselves the first in-game footage from the game. The bad news? It won't be airing until May 9 at 1 a.m. The good news? The footage, which features Marcus Fenix, includes a special introduction by bunny-loving Epic game designer Cliff Bleszinski.



- Kotaku



:rock f' yeah

mvdolluhs
05-10-2008, 12:20 AM
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Gears of War 2 &#039;Gameplay Debut&#039; HD Video from GameVideos (http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/18698)



Yeah, the shits amazing. I understand the level shown isn't exactly what most of the game will be like but ohh man I can't wait..

Revan654
05-10-2008, 01:48 AM
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Gametrailers.com - Gears of War 2 - Debut Gameplay Trailer HD (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/33780.html)



It be one title I will not be getting.

Godly-Atheist
05-10-2008, 02:00 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;93367 wrote:</div>
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Seconded. The 360 has shown all it has to offer and it just ain't pretty. So I will not be whipping out the wallet for this rehash.

mvdolluhs
05-10-2008, 03:39 AM
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Yall are crazy. Shit looks dope. I don't understand where your getting the rehash vibe.



There looks to be alot of new stuff, bigger battles, and all that. I've read that the video off the Xbox Live Marketplace looks a whole lot better.



The number of enemies on the screen and the shit going on looked awesome. I'm sure that this will be even better than the first.



You guys are entitled to your opinions, but I can't wait.

Chief Ediri
05-10-2008, 07:29 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;93368 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Seconded. The 360 has shown all it has to offer and it just ain't pretty. So I will not be whipping out the wallet for this rehash.</div>
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I don't know what you mean by this but OK.



It does look like a rehash. All the new features they are adding are all "gimmicky" in my opinion(chainsaw duels, body armor, etc.)



I just think it was a horrible trailer all together, not that the game is bad and all. Still a first day purchase in my book.

Godly-Atheist
05-10-2008, 10:16 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Chief Ediri;93371 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I don't know what you mean by this but OK.</div>
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I've caught the Crysis bug.

Chief Ediri
05-11-2008, 01:37 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;93372 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I've caught the Crysis bug.</div>
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Crysis BLOWS.



I know you will buy it, you LOVE Gears, just as I do.

Revan654
05-11-2008, 06:53 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Chief Ediri;93374 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Crysis BLOWS.



I know you will buy it, you LOVE Gears, just as I do.</div>
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thats your opinion. Allot people like the game. Not really into PC games anymore. If it hits the PS3/360 I'll pick it up. I liked the demo.

chareece
05-12-2008, 08:27 AM
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just watched the vid. it does look like more of the same but then i enjoyed the first one so i'm not really complaining.

xenos
05-12-2008, 11:37 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;93368 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Seconded. The 360 has shown all it has to offer and it just ain't pretty. So I will not be whipping out the wallet for this rehash.</div>
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Your posts are always pure comedy gold, keep it up. &gt;:)



EDIT:



Now that I have time for my quick impression, I think this sets yet another graphical bar on consoles.

Revan654
05-12-2008, 12:35 PM
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Dunno about setting another graphical bar. Since their are other games that still look better.



My other problem with Gears in the graphics department is. Theirs way to much gray. I know it's the art style they use, but add some more color. It just looks bland.

xenos
05-12-2008, 12:41 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;93397 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Dunno about setting another graphical bar. Since their are other games that still look better.



My other problem with Gears in the graphics department is. Theirs way to much gray. I know it's the art style they use, but add some more color. It just looks bland.</div>
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Not within the context of the game itself, there are few that equal this.



Sure I can compare apples to oranges and say the same, that wouldn't make any sense now would it?



Also it looks like they are using a larger color palette for this one, nice blue-ish sky, colored trees being knocked down, etc. I understand what you mean about the color and I agree to some extent, but I'll remember you said that if you're ever going on about how great greyzone 2.............er.......I mean killzone 2 looks.

Revan654
05-12-2008, 12:49 PM
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I never went on how great KillZone 2 is. Could careless about any FPS right now.

xenos
05-12-2008, 12:57 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;93399 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I never went on KillZone 2. Truly I am a little sick of FPS right now. I think you were talking about the discussion about how it was only the alpha build we saw and everyone else though it was a beta build.</div>
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I never said that you did go on about killzone, I'm just saying that I'll keep some things in mind. :P Also for the last time, the game itself may have been in alpha state, but that level was NOT. Game development always involves a level or levels that are built to a beta state, just for demonstrations and such. Basically it's the pre-production level of the game, but that's for another thread altogether.



Also I'm getting sick of shooters myself, sucks that they are so heavily featured on the ps3 and 360 :( I went to EB to buy something different or new just for this same reason and I walked out with Naruto because I couldn't find anything else. :P

Revan654
05-12-2008, 01:08 PM
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If it's Naruto: Rise of a Ninja. It's a fun game. It's short though and some side missions are very annoying.



You miss understood what I was saying. USA Today released a Screenshot during E3 2007. People jumped all over saying game was in beta state already. Than It was stated and written that KillZone 2 was in Alpha Stage. I know a demo level will be far ahead of all the other levels.

xenos
05-12-2008, 02:17 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;93404 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">If it's Naruto: Rise of a Ninja. It's a fun game. It's short though and some side missions are very annoying.



You miss understood what I was saying. USA Today released a Screenshot during E3 2007. People jumped all over saying game was in beta state already. Than It was stated and written that KillZone 2 was in Alpha Stage. I know a demo level will be far ahead of all the other levels.</div>
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Well I only payed $24 for Naruto, so I won't complain even if I do finish it quickly.



Oh, the stupid USA today fiasco, well I honestly don't remember what I was saying about that pic specifically as I only ever remember discussing the demo footage.



anyways, back on topic: Gears 2 looked gorgeous eh?

Godly-Atheist
05-13-2008, 01:43 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">xenos;93394 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Now that I have time for my quick impression, I think this sets yet another graphical bar on consoles.</div>
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Even if it did it wouldn't be that much of an achievement as consoles have already been left behind. Though the video just didn't show any visual improvements whatsoever. Larger landscapes and more units on the screen don't account for visual improvements. You and I both know these consoles and their dated hardware is spent. I'm sure a game will be released to slightly improve over the original Gears visuals, but by then it'd be too late. Hell, it's too late now. So please, don't lash out at every little mentioning of negative truths which just so happen to be based on a game on the console you love. I'm not hating you're 360, but fixed hardware can only do so much.

xenos
05-13-2008, 03:37 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;93445 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Even if it did it wouldn't be that much of an achievement as consoles have already been left behind. Though the video just didn't show any visual improvements whatsoever. Larger landscapes and more units on the screen don't account for visual improvements. You and I both know these consoles and their dated hardware is spent. I'm sure a game will be released to slightly improve over the original Gears visuals, but by then it'd be too late. Hell, it's too late now. So please, don't lash out at every little mentioning of negative truths which just so happen to be based on a game on the console you love. I'm not hating you're 360, but fixed hardware can only do so much.</div>
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Please just stop, you have NO idea what you're talking about.



In no way am I doubting that PCs have exceeded the ps3 and 360 in terms of performance, but to ignore the accomplishments made on these consoles is foolish, just like it's foolish to think that you have seen all these consoles can do.



For all your downplay of fixed hardware, there is also a wealth of benefits that come along with it. I think it's a bigger shame to have all that power in a top of the line PC and have it wasted on poor optimization.



But go on thinking that Gears 2 isn't an improvement graphically, to anyone that knows the technical aspects of gaming, you sound like an idiot.

mvdolluhs
05-13-2008, 11:50 PM
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http://kotaku.com/assets/images/gallery/9/2008/05/thumb800x800_2490380493_6141e6ed88_o.jpg

http://kotaku.com/assets/images/gallery/9/2008/05/thumb800x800_2490375675_09f321e6a2_o.jpg

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http://kotaku.com/assets/images/gallery/9/2008/05/thumb800x800_2490377495_16faca16a7_o.jpg



It looks alot better to me.



Awhile back when they showed the enhancements to they engine they showed the difference in Marcus Fenix in GoW 1 and 2 and he looked drastically better. I think when we start seeing the different enviroments it will be alot easier to see how much better the game looks.

Godly-Atheist
05-14-2008, 05:00 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">xenos;93447 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">In no way am I doubting that PCs have exceeded the ps3 and 360 in terms of performance, but to ignore the accomplishments made on these consoles is foolish, just like it's foolish to think that you have seen all these consoles can do.



For all your downplay of fixed hardware, there is also a wealth of benefits that come along with it. I think it's a bigger shame to have all that power in a top of the line PC and have it wasted on poor optimization.



But go on thinking that Gears 2 isn't an improvement graphically, to anyone that knows the technical aspects of gaming, you sound like an idiot.</div>
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I cant believe I'm dignifying that response with one of my own, as you clearly don't deserve it with such uncalled for remarks. Though it's pretty late and I'm feeling restless, so I might as well indulge that stubborn ego of yours and feed that fire just a bit more.



Firstly, barely visible technical aspects don't mean anything to the average gamer. I do in fact notice the slight lighting and shadow differences, though that doesn't account to much in the way of visual beauty for your average Joe. Anything else would take a keen eye to notice, and it doesn't really add to the detail of the overall scene. So all in all there isn't much to be said about this rehash aside from the fact that it's a complete and utter rehash.


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Xenos wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">just like it's foolish to think that you have seen all these consoles can do</div>
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">GA wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I'm sure a game will be released to slightly improve over the original Gears visuals, but by then it'd be too late. Hell, it's too late now.</div>
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I take it visualizing words in your mind to take part in the activity known as reading just doesn't interest you?



Anyhow, as for you fixed hardware comment. I've seen nothing but fps jitters, crashes, melt-downs and pop-in textures due to the wondrous optimization of the 360's hardware. That's not to say it's all been bad, but from an overall point of view you could certainly come to think so. Though on a side point, I did not sign up to the OTX forums to be force fed your zealot-esq apologetic slander. If there's a fault I'm going to point it out, rather than show pitty for the effort that was put behind the trash that's being released. Don't get me wrong though, I've had my fair share of enjoyment from this slim white box to ever consider it a complete failure (thanks Bioware!). So you won't ever hear me talking about chucking it.

xenos
05-14-2008, 11:28 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;93468 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I cant believe I'm dignifying that response with one of my own, as you clearly don't deserve it with such uncalled for remarks. Though it's pretty late and I'm feeling restless, so I might as well indulge that stubborn ego of yours and feed that fire just a bit more.



Firstly, barely visible technical aspects don't mean anything to the average gamer. I do in fact notice the slight lighting and shadow differences, though that doesn't account to much in the way of visual beauty for your average Joe. Anything else would take a keen eye to notice, and it doesn't really add to the detail of the overall scene. So all in all there isn't much to be said about this rehash aside from the fact that it's a complete and utter rehash.</div>
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It's nice to see that you somehow have complete knowledge and judgment of a game based on ONE video. Hell you should be writing reviews for some publications out there with that mentality. &gt;:)



The footage is not exactly up-to-date and again, you have no idea what you're talking about in terms of graphical performance.



Having played gears1 recently and after watching the video many times I can tell that there is a huge improvement.



Many factors contributed to the graphics in gears 1, fights rarely exceeded 7-10 enemies on screen, the environments were rather closed in, environmental interaction was kept to a minimum, and other shortcuts were used to achieve it's graphical level.



Well now we see improved textures, much better lighting/shadows, 30+ models on screen at once, more detailed particle effects system, hardly a jaggy to be seen anywhere, a rock SOLID frame rate, and more taking place over a vast landscape with massive draw distance and geometry.



The fact that they were able to not only keep the same graphical standard, but raise them, AND expand the scope 10 fold says a lot for what they accomplished here. Not only that, but this footage looks to be what was demonstrated to GI months ago.



One could argue the merits or opinions of the art direction, but Gears 2 looks to be one of the best looking games this gen when it's released for many reasons. It's fine to not care for a series/franchise, but to be so narrow minded and delusional is F'in retarded.



Yeah this (http://kotaku.com/5008962/second-level-gears-of-war-2-play-through) sounds like a "rehash" alright. If this is a rehash, then so was every sequel to ever be released.


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;93468 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Anyhow, as for you fixed hardware comment. I've seen nothing but fps jitters, crashes, melt-downs and pop-in textures due to the wondrous optimization of the 360's hardware. That's not to say it's all been bad, but from an overall point of view you could certainly come to think so. Though on a side point, I did not sign up to the OTX forums to be force fed your zealot-esq apologetic slander. If there's a fault I'm going to point it out, rather than show pitty for the effort that was put behind the trash that's being released. Don't get me wrong though, I've had my fair share of enjoyment from this slim white box to ever consider it a complete failure (thanks Bioware!). So you won't ever hear me talking about chucking it.</div>
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Again, please just stop. You REALLY are clueless to what you're talking about. By your thinking, most developers have maxed out the 360 on their first game since the majority of studios have just released ONE game on a next gen platform. These consoles are just gearing up, quote me on that.



Also many of your issues with "the wondrous optimization of the 360's hardware" are engine related issues, NOT hardware related. These are also issues that were experienced on the PS3 and PC as well, not just the 360. Seriously stop acting like an idiot.

mvdolluhs
05-14-2008, 12:18 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Gears 2 interview with CliffyB



http://www.joystiq.com/2008/05/14/joystiq-interview-cliffyb/

xenos
05-14-2008, 02:02 PM
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anything interesting in it? I can't access joystiq at work =/

Godly-Atheist
05-14-2008, 04:45 PM
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Regardless of what I say you're mind is already made up. So in light of said fact it's honestly pointless to waste another minute discussing this or anything with you. Word of advice though, quit acting like a child. There is no need for the constant cussing when trying so desperately to make a clearly biased point. It only makes you seem less educated on the subject and basically in general as well.

xenos
05-14-2008, 07:11 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;93481 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Regardless of what I say you're mind is already made up. So in light of said fact it's honestly pointless to waste another minute discussing this or anything with you. Word of advice though, quit acting like a child. There is no need for the constant cussing when trying so desperately to make a clearly biased point. It only makes you seem less educated on the subject and basically in general as well.</div>
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what cussing? "F'in"? You have to be kidding me. Or better yet, you must be talking about me calling you an idiot. Well I'm sorry but when you won't listen to reason and continue to post rubbish, most people would call you an idiot. Being honest is hardly childish.



Hey I'm sorry but I REALLY can't stand ingorance and baseless comments like you are spewing out.



Don't give me that poor excuse about my mind being made up and that's why you have nothing in response. You have nothing to say and it's easier for you to try and insult me instead of just admitting it. I would love to read what you thought as long as it isn't ignorant and uneducated, but you have already proven that isn't possible.



For all my "childish" remarks, I made some good points to consider within context of the game in discussion. Please, tell me with all your knowledge, how I'm wrong.



Here's an idea, how about you just stay out of threads/topics that you obviously have no interest in, instead of bashing things you don't understand

DuhraL
05-15-2008, 12:30 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">xenos;93477 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">anything interesting in it? I can't access joystiq at work =/</div>
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It's worth a read I guess but basically..



Multiplayer will be vastly expanded.



Way more maps at ship.



Not all of the game will be gigantic battle. Alot of highs and lows.



Expect everything people complained about in the first game to be fixed.



There were a few other things but I don't really remember. Thats what stood out.



Ohh, and Gears is probably not going to be just a trilogy. They'll be new ones as long as its what people want and it itss right for the company.



That was said in a different little thing though.

Fallout
05-15-2008, 08:29 AM
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Question? Did it mention anything about friendly ai being either controller by a more in depth order system or will they just not be fodder like the AI in Unchartered?

xenos
05-15-2008, 08:35 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">DuhraL;93491 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">It's worth a read I guess but basically..



Multiplayer will be vastly expanded.



Way more maps at ship.



Not all of the game will be gigantic battle. Alot of highs and lows.



Expect everything people complained about in the first game to be fixed.



There were a few other things but I don't really remember. Thats what stood out.



Ohh, and Gears is probably not going to be just a trilogy. They'll be new ones as long as its what people want and it itss right for the company.



That was said in a different little thing though.</div>
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Cool thanks!



I remember Mark Rein stating after the launch of Gears 1 that it won't just be a trilogy, glad they are sticking to that.



Thanks again man, I really appreciate it, hopefully sometime today I can log into our DMZ network and check it out.

Godly-Atheist
05-15-2008, 10:25 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">xenos;93484 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">what cussing? "F'in"? You have to be kidding me. Or better yet, you must be talking about me calling you an idiot. Well I'm sorry but when you won't listen to reason and continue to post rubbish, most people would call you an idiot. Being honest is hardly childish.



Hey I'm sorry but I REALLY can't stand ingorance and baseless comments like you are spewing out.



Don't give me that poor excuse about my mind being made up and that's why you have nothing in response. You have nothing to say and it's easier for you to try and insult me instead of just admitting it. I would love to read what you thought as long as it isn't ignorant and uneducated, but you have already proven that isn't possible.



For all my "childish" remarks, I made some good points to consider within context of the game in discussion. Please, tell me with all your knowledge, how I'm wrong.



Here's an idea, how about you just stay out of threads/topics that you obviously have no interest in, instead of bashing things you don't understand</div>
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Unfortunately for me I just cant let this go without responding one last time. A true shame to be honest as you clearly cant accept any facts even when they're so painfully obvious...



I've played Gears of War rigorously. I know what the game looks like, and to say that this installment brings us a new and major enhancement in visuals is plainly ludicrous to say the least. This game does not improve upon the visuals if but only by a slight non-noticeable margin. I will not go into the details because frankly I just don't want to waste anymore of my time. The fact is barely anything has changed and that is why I said what I said. If you want to defend it because it offends you, then by all means go ahead. It's not going to change the fact that I'm not going to waste my money on the game, nor is it going to change the fact that it looks exactly the same as the first game.



Oh and one last thing. These threads were made to discuss topics on the games they represent. Whether it be for blind support (in your case), or worthy discussion (my part). So don't tell me what I should or shouldn't do, because it's only further backing the whole childish attitude that you ever so clearly put off.

sephiroth10111
05-15-2008, 10:49 AM
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Carmine is returning. My favorite guy.

mvdolluhs
05-15-2008, 12:21 PM
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Well, a Carmine look alike anyways.

xenos
05-15-2008, 12:47 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;93499 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Unfortunately for me I just cant let this go without responding one last time. A true shame to be honest as you clearly cant accept any facts even when they're so painfully obvious...</div>
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Wow. :-?



What "facts"? Seriously, what facts? You stated your opinion, and an uneducated one at that. You have no comprehension over graphical performance, so why should anyone take your opinion as "fact"?


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;93499 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I've played Gears of War rigorously. I know what the game looks like, and to say that this installment brings us a new and major enhancement in visuals is plainly ludicrous to say the least. This game does not improve upon the visuals if but only by a slight non-noticeable margin. I will not go into the details because frankly I just don't want to waste anymore of my time. The fact is barely anything has changed and that is why I said what I said. If you want to defend it because it offends you, then by all means go ahead. It's not going to change the fact that I'm not going to waste my money on the game, nor is it going to change the fact that it looks exactly the same as the first game.</div>
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You won't go into details to support your comments because you don't want to waste your time, but you're willing to waste your time trying to insult me or post more rubbish without anything to back it up? How about you won't go into detail because you CAN'T? Why not be honest with yourself, instead of living in ignorance? I don't intentionally spin anything around when facts are presented to me, instead I view things with an open mind because that is the best way to expand my knowledge. Maybe you should start doing the same.



Where did I ever indicate that you offended me? I don't offend easily at all, but it does get VERY old to see baseless comments like yours as you try to push them off as "facts". L-) Excuse me if I have respect for developers and their work, I see nothing wrong with acknowledging accomplishments when they are present.



Console development is all about give and take when you are working in a closed box environment. Optimization and increased knowledge about the software and hardware helps to minimize the amount you have to "give" when you want to "take" more out of the console. THIS is why the scope of the game plays a LARGE role in how the are graphics presented and thus should be viewed. This is also why I didn't agree with or see why Gears 1 was being compared to Resistance when the ps3 launched. Gears 1 took place in mostly enclosed areas where Resistance featured a bigger scope, making any direct comparisons inaccurate and pointless. Are you understanding ANYTHING yet?


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Godly-Atheist;93499 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Oh and one last thing. These threads were made to discuss topics on the games they represent. Whether it be for blind support (in your case), or worthy discussion (my part). So don't tell me what I should or shouldn't do, because it's only further backing the whole childish attitude that you ever so clearly put off.</div>
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So insulting and avoiding any kind of understanding is now considered a "worthy discussion" and I'm blindly supporting what exactly by saying that I'm impressed by the video? Are people not allowed to be impressed by console games anymore unless they are blind?



Anyone with any kind of reading comprehension (if you don't know what this is, I'll paint you a picture) can see and understand my view of the game/trailer. I expressed what I thought and supported it with FACTUAL statements regarding console development. You just continued to post the exact same lines in between trying to insult me. I don't see how you are providing anything close to a worthy discussion, or is it only a worth discussion when you're bashing console games?



Also if you were to ACTUALLY pay attention to what I posted, you would see that I am defending consoleS, not just the 360. It's a damn shame that we can't have a mature and educated discussion, I enjoy talking about games and the developments behind them. However, closed minds and ignorance really makes this impossible.

Revan654
05-15-2008, 12:54 PM
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*me* sits down and grabs some popcorn to watch the entertainment. :))

Fallout
05-15-2008, 12:56 PM
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Wow Xenos those type of blastings are usually reserved for Revan.

Revan654
05-15-2008, 12:59 PM
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take a look awhile back, Xenos and Godly-Atheist always argue. It's nothing new. I find it entertaining at times.

xenos
05-15-2008, 01:13 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;93505 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">*me* sits down and grabs some popcorn to watch the entertainment. :))</div>
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:)) Sorry don't think you'll see more, I doubt he'll post again.


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Fallout;93507 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Wow Xenos those type of blastings are usually reserved for Revan.</div>
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What blasting? Outside of the ingorant or uneducated comments, which look to be the truth here, I see nothing insulting in what I'm posting. I'm just amazed at how someone can be so irrational. I hardly have any problem with revan, I respect him and like to pick on him regardless of some of our differences at times. My biggest issue is that he doesn't act like a mod should at times, that is all.



I CAN have a discussion with revan, the same can't be said for Godly sadly. A long time ago, he asked about why screen tearing and frame rate drops happen in games and coincidently, I asked the same thing to the lead engine engineer at activision at the time because I didn't really remember tearing being such an issue before this gen. I explained to Godly exactly what was explained to me, but he still wouldn't understand or believe one bit of it. It's really annoying to try and help someone and they just blow it off. It was at that point that I knew how he was.



you should check out the EA $ 1 billion loan thread, he's trying to indicate that FFXI is too much for the 360 lol



I would love to have a discussion over this game, but I need to have it with someone who isn't sticking his head in a hole everytime a good point is made.



I have friends who used to be console gamers and have now moved on to PCs, but they at least understand and respect console development.

Fallout
05-15-2008, 03:34 PM
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Fellas I'm just kidding maybe blasting was too strong... hot debates. In all honesty maybe I'm too new but you(xenos) and Revan get it on quite a bit at least from what I see. In honesty it's still highly amusing.



I don't really see the point... I mean he(GA) thinks consoles are maxed out... ok whatever and you i guess don't think so... i don't care... and Revan is ya know Revan.



I mean I feel where ya coming from... i refuse to buy a videogame PC so it will be outdated next month and still cant play some power hog like Crysis or hell even Oblivion maxed out( which I would love to play some of the mods out there that unretard the vanilla version). It' just funny. Peace.

xenos
05-15-2008, 03:47 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Fallout;93519 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Fellas I'm just kidding maybe blasting was too strong... hot debates. In all honesty maybe I'm too new but you(xenos) and Revan get it on quite a bit at least from what I see. In honesty it's still highly amusing.



I don't really see the point... I mean he(GA) thinks consoles are maxed out... ok whatever and you i guess don't think so... i don't care... and Revan is ya know Revan.



I mean I feel where ya coming from... i refuse to buy a videogame PC so it will be outdated next month and still cant play some power hog like Crysis or hell even Oblivion maxed out( which I would love to play some of the mods out there that unretard the vanilla version). It' just funny. Peace.</div>
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I hear yah dude, don't worry I wasn't being hostile or anything towards you by asking about blasting. Shocked more like it, but I guess I can see how it would be blasting. Either way, I don't care, he deserves to be blasted lol

Chief Ediri
05-15-2008, 05:12 PM
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Did anyone kinda laugh when Carmine got his head popped?

mvdolluhs
05-16-2008, 01:01 AM
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Gametrailers.com - Gears of War 2 - 360 Spring Showcase 08: Cliff Bleszinski Interview (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/33954.html)



Multiplayer 5 vs. 5

More Multiplayer maps at ship than Original Gears.

Campaign Longer

Carmine is back?

More of the little details

Vistas from the underground with the locusts to the highest mountains of Sera.

xchris1991
05-17-2008, 02:56 PM
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Wow this game looks epic i can't wait for it.



I'm definitely going to be one of those people reserving it!



It looks like they gave the Locust Horde new looks.



Also it looks like there is a a couple more huge Locust monsters that you haven't seen in the first Gears of War but you will in Gears of War 2.



I saw the Gameplay trailer it is insane! You can do so much more stuff that you can't do in the first game

chareece
05-19-2008, 12:05 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;93505 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">*me* sits down and grabs some popcorn to watch the entertainment. :))</div>
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pass the popcorn cause for real, i'm laughing all the time at the "fights" on here. sometimes these "fights" remind me of the boys locker room back in high school and the boys are trying compare sizes or swap stories about some female. in the short run, its fun as hell but in the long run doesnt mean shit. and its still funny to this day.

xenos
05-19-2008, 12:29 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece;93583 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">pass the popcorn cause for real, i'm laughing all the time at the "fights" on here. sometimes these "fights" remind me of the boys locker room back in high school and the boys are trying compare sizes or swap stories about some female. in the short run, its fun as hell but in the long run doesnt mean shit. and its still funny to this day.</div>
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I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't let things get to me, but I still do to this day :P

chareece
05-19-2008, 12:36 PM
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no need to be sorry. when i need a quick smile or laugh, i know i can always come on here and get one. actually i might need to tell you, Revan, Fallout, and GA i'm sorry. since i'm laughing at you'll. remind me of that one day and i will.

xenos
05-19-2008, 12:58 PM
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Well no I should just learn how some people are by now and quit wasting my time. His trolling gets old at times when I just want to discuss the game in question.



Whether or not you like the franchise, the developer, or the platform, you're kinda jaded or a bit crazy if you look at this footage and don't find it impressive (ignoring artistic preferences).



That's all I've been trying to say

mvdolluhs
05-25-2008, 11:51 PM
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New Multiplayer Details



Ten person, 5v5 online multiplayer.



Yes, Gears of War 2 will have a Halo-style matchmaking system.



There will be respawning multiplayer modes, but the focus is still towards traditional non-respawn gaming.

Multiplayer game modes:

- "Guardian" game mode: A remade version of Gears' Assassination game mode where the objective is still to kill the other team's leader, but players keep respawning as long as their leader is alive. Opponents' leader will be marked on the HUD to keep the game moving along.

- "Wingman" game mode: You and a buddy team up, sharing a single character model in this five teams of two game mode.

- "Meatflag" game mode: A CTF-style mode where the "flag" is actually an AI-controlled player who'll wander the map and attempt to kill anyone who gets near. To "capture" him, you'll have to first down, then escort him as a meatshield all the way back to your base, all while your opponents are trying to kill you and shoot at the "flag". Because, if shot at enough, your meatshield flag will break free, go berserk and deal out the pain. Respawning will be featured in this game mode as well as stats for the amount of kills the AI-controlled flag dished out



Multiplayer maps:

- Around a dozen maps will be included on disc.

- "Gridlock": A remake of the Gridlock we've all come to know and love, but taken over by vegetation, old age and now featuring a beautiful sun-setting glow.

- "River": Symmetrical map featuring a house and a sniper tower separated by (you guessed it) a river.

- "Security": A long, thin map with "verandas" on each side that are sealed off by red laser bars. In the center of the map is a button to deactivate all the security for roughly 20 seconds.



Fishing moves when an enemy is downed:

- "X" button: Traditional curb-stomp.

- "B" button: Melee attack that will be weapon specific. (Longshot sniper rifle will be used as a golf club of death.)

- "Y" button: Flips your opponent over and let's you punch in their face ... UFC style.

- "A" button: Use your enemy as a "meatshield" that limits your weapon choice to a pistol. And, yes, your meatshield can and will disintegrate in your arms after taking on enemy fire. If they don't get ripped apart, you can always dispense of your meatshield with a good old snap of the neck.



Random weapon location respawns will be used, but only for certain weapons not including power weapons, pistols or grenades.



All weapons have a variable amount of "stopping power" that'll slow down an opponent's running or diving abilities.

Weapons:

- Players will have the option of spawning with the chainsaw-equipped Lancer or the newly modified Locust Hammerburst.

- "Scorcher" weapon: A flamethrower that we're promised will produce some uber-realistic fire.

- "Medusa" weapon: A new Locust pistol that is said to be extremely powerful, pumping out five to six rounds per shot downing enemies in a few shots. Said to be the perfect compliment to a meatshielder.

- "Hammerburst" weapon: Changed a bit, now requiring players to pump the trigger as fast as possible (think Halo 3's Carbine). Though, recoil will increase the faster it's fired.



Grenades:

- Can be stuck to people, walls, the floor and any other surface to be used as a makeshift proximity mine.

- As before, players will spawn with one smoke grenade.

- Smoke grenade: Now carries a "stun" effect that "ragdolls any player within their blast radius".

- Poison gas grenade: Spews poison that will kill anyone who lingers in its poisonous cloud.



Chainsaw Duels:

- Whoever does the quickest amount of "B" button tapping will be victorious.

- Your teammates can help give you an edge in the duel by shooting the opponent which will give you the upper hand on the "B" button mini-game.

- No duel will occur if a player is chainsawed from behind. Instead, the sexy "butt to head" chainsaw animation will kick in giving the attacker and instant kill.



The cover system has been subtly reworked, where players' gun and body sit tighter to cover making it harder for your enemies to get an attacking angle.



Bullet shields described as "metal bucklers" that can be carried as indestructible cover. The trade-off being that only a pistol can be wielded and movement is slowed dramatically. One benefit of the bullet shield is that it can be planted into the ground for mobile cover, though we're told enemies can kick it over if they get close enough.



Once killed in a non-respawn game, players will enter a "dynamic battle-cam" that floats above the action.

Also available (when dead) will be a Ghost Cam where players can view the action from the battlefield and take screenshots that can be uploaded online similar to Halo 3.



Hammerhead Grunt Locust revealed and named as such because of his shark looking helmet.



The GoW2 Collector's Edition may include a weathered looking Polaroid of Dom's wife, the same one seen at the beginning of the game.



Development on Gears 2 is roughly at 65% complete.



Don't count on Call of Duty 4 style XP or perks, Cliff says they will not be adding these types of character building elements to the Gears universe.

Chief Ediri
05-26-2008, 09:47 AM
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Does this mean no more wall-bouncing, or it will be slower?

mvdolluhs
05-26-2008, 01:08 PM
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What do you mean by wall bouncing?

Chief Ediri
05-26-2008, 04:44 PM
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Wall bouncing is a tactic where you tap A from cover to cover quickly, making it hard to be hit. I did it all the time when I played.

xenos
06-03-2008, 12:28 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">mvdolluhs;93729 wrote:</div>
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Wow, I was just about to post something similar about this "rehash", great info!



I guess I'll just post the info that was left out in your post.....


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-The cover system is no longer as clunky, and has been edited to further prevent people "sticking" to walls and such



-The story begins six months after the original ends.



-There is now a larger difference in active-reloading from gun to gun.



-Drop-in/drop-out co-op.



-Blood trails will allow you to track your prey much more effectively in case they decide it's time to run away.



-A new war journal to keep track of your endeavors.



-A much more emotionally evocative story that will be much deeper and more interesting than in Gears.



-Difficulty settings modified. Casual is now much easier, while Insane is harder.



-The ability to have each player use their own difficulty setting in co-op mode.



-Completely destructible environments.



-Enhanced physics.



-You can be damaged and killed whilst chainsawing.



-Longer campaign.



-More usage of vehicles in campaign.



-A new "dynamic-conversation camera" used during cutscenes to give them a cinematic feel.</div>
</div>

mvdolluhs
06-28-2008, 06:01 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Gears of War 2 MP footage from UT3



Gametrailers.com - The Source For Video Game Media (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35679.html)



I'm super excited for this game. It looks amazing. And this is all just stuff they are showing us now. I'm sure well see more at E3 and even more as we get closer to Nov.

Fallout
06-29-2008, 06:26 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



I'm just not feeling this... but i didn't feel the first one either so...

xenos
06-30-2008, 12:41 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



I love how it sounds like they are fixing everythng I had issue with in the MP. Epic has truly shown that they know how to listen to their fanbase, major kudos from me on this.



A few more vids up around the net. I can't access any at work, but I have watched them on campus and they are awesome IMO.



http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3168396



http://www.thisisgame.com/board/view.php?id=174504&amp;board=&amp;page=&amp;category=9002&amp;subc ategory=&amp;best=&amp;searchmode=&amp;search=&amp;orderby



http://www.thisisgame.com/board/view.php?id=174502&amp;category=9002&amp;subcategory=



http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=poURxpI6fak



Also some sexy pictures:



http://notillegal.info/GoW2/Gears1.png

http://notillegal.info/GoW2/Gears2.png

http://notillegal.info/GoW2/Gears3.png

http://notillegal.info/GoW2/Gears6.png

http://notillegal.info/GoW2/Gears7.png

http://notillegal.info/GoW2/Gears10.png

http://i29.tinypic.com/29p9fme.jpg



The improvements are quite lovely ^^



Edit: More pics...



http://i25.tinypic.com/4iolrs.png

http://i28.tinypic.com/2s153ly.png

http://i31.tinypic.com/21bj91d.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/2pseycm.jpg

chareece
07-01-2008, 08:26 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



like the sexy pics :P

delilahHD
07-01-2008, 07:31 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Me too... Me too! Can't wait!

mvdolluhs
07-12-2008, 11:37 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Last night on GTTV..



Multiplayer Bots Confirmed.... Really happy about that.



New vehicles shown and teased. Tanks being one of them.



Map "Day-One" was shown off. It was an awesome map. It was in a downtown area and had a Seeder that would pop up every once in awhile and cause an earthquake.



Videos of it are at Gametrailers.com



I expect a lot more to be shown of next week. Probably more about the singleplayer than multi.

Chief Ediri
07-13-2008, 03:17 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



I am not too excited about the bots. I hope they just leave it for player matches only.



Playing against bots in ranked will ruin the MP.

mvdolluhs
07-13-2008, 04:23 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



I don't expect them to be in ranked games.



While I might not always use them, I'm glad they're going to be there. Sometimes I don't feel like playing online but I want to play the MP stuff.

Chief Ediri
07-13-2008, 06:16 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Someone came up with the idea of if people quit, which happens alot, that they will be replaced by a bot.



I hope this doesn't happen.

mvdolluhs
07-14-2008, 01:09 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Awesome gameplay..



Gametrailers.com - Gears of War 2 - Exclusive Multiplayer Gameplay (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36058.html)



Gridlock comparison..



Gametrailers.com - Gears of War 2 - Gridlock Comparison HD (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36059.html)

Chief Ediri
07-14-2008, 01:22 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



I thought they took out Annex and replaced it with Submission.



I like what they done with the Hammerburst, plus the guns sound great.

Hotapplepie
07-14-2008, 03:00 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



The demo at MS conference was really impressive, the mini gun looks like its gonna create alot of carnage

mvdolluhs
07-15-2008, 12:21 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Hotapplepie;95121 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">The demo at MS conference was really impressive, the mini gun looks like its gonna create alot of carnage</div>
</div>


dude, it was bananas. i can not wait for that game. it looks amazing.

Fallout
07-15-2008, 12:15 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Bots you say? Ok I'm in now. Good foder for pratice learning maps that wont effect your rank.



Bots are FPS/ 3rdPS equivalent to RPG new game +

xenos
07-22-2008, 02:40 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Some pics from the demo at E3, not from the on-stage showing, but still same demo.



Also these are not bullshots, so haters can go cry over this "rehash":



http://www.dailygamerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/gears_sinkhole.jpg

http://www.dailygamerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/gears_attack.jpg

http://www.dailygamerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/gears_ticker.jpg

http://www.dailygamerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/gears_mauler.jpg

http://www.dailygamerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/gears_flamethrower.jpg

xdrummerx91
07-23-2008, 04:21 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Wow sexy images.



I can't wait for this band its definitely the most anticipated game of this year at least for me it is. They've changed so much with the Locust Horde with the different kinds of monsters i can't wait. I hope the campaign is a lot longer and the game is a lot more challenging.

mvdolluhs
07-26-2008, 06:32 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Cliff Bleszinski presented Gears of War 2 to Comic-Con attendees today, walking fans through the Sinkhole level shown last week at E3. While that gameplay session may be old news to Gears fans, Dude Huge had two new announcements for the crowd.



The first was that Steve Jablonsky, composer on films like Transformers and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, was working on the score for Gears of War 2. Jablonsky was said to have been at Skywalker Studios working on the final mix of the soundtrack.



Even more interesting was the announcement that Gears of War 2 would feature "linked Achievements." In short, goals reached in the original Gears of War will carry over to the sequel, giving the player bonuses. Cliff listed three examples of how linked Achievements will work.



- Complete Act One in Gears Of War, unlock a playable Anthony Carmine in Gears of War 2

- Find 10 COG tags in Gears Of War, unlock Minh Young Kim in Gears of War 2

- Kill Raam in Gears Of War, unlock a playable Raam in Gears of War 2



Bleszinski didn't expand much beyond those three linked Achievements, nor did he mention if those unlockables would be limited to either single-player or multiplayer portions of Gears 2.

Revan654
08-27-2008, 02:52 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Gears gain one most annoying achievements Ever. We all seen the kill 100 or 1,000 and even 10,000. Gears up this with kill 100,000(yes you are reading it correctly). X08 going on right now in Canada. Cliffy confirmed this achievements and said only way to obtain this achievement is though Co-Op or SinglePlayer. Hope you like going though Gears Campaign a few hundreds times if you want this achievement. Better get something special once you unlock it.

xenos
08-28-2008, 08:02 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;96453 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Gears gain one most annoying achievements Ever. We all seen the kill 100 or 1,000 and even 10,000. Gears up this with kill 100,000(yes you are reading it correctly). X08 going on right now in Canada. Cliffy confirmed this achievements and said only way to obtain this achievement is though Co-Op or SinglePlayer. Hope you like going though Gears Campaign a few hundreds times if you want this achievement. Better get something special once you unlock it.</div>
</div>


All achievements regarding kills are reachable in any mode. Is there any 360 related thread where you don't bring something negative up? Disk space issues in the fable 2 thread, battery issues in the controller thread, this................

Revan654
08-28-2008, 01:02 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">xenos;96464 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">All achievements regarding kills are reachable in any mode. Is there any 360 related thread where you don't bring something negative up? Disk space issues in the fable 2 thread, battery issues in the controller thread, this................</div>
</div>


Fable 2 news has merit since it came from a former Lionhead Employee.



How is annoying achievement negative? According the news and cliify from X08 100,000 kills can only be done in SinglePlayer and Co-Op. Which means no Multiplayer. Unless the news reported it wrong. Guess we have to wait until November to find out.



I guess if I said Final Fantasy XI had the hardest and most annoying achievements ever. you would take that as me bashing the 360.



You have to take the good with the bad. No system/game is perfect. I report what I read or experience. Plus I wasn't the only who said battery couldn't hold a charge.



Not like I'm making BS just to fun of it. All news has Creditability. Sounds more like you don't want to hear it, but you want to complain about it.



I also find it amusing that you want to always start crap with me for certain reasons. Sometimes it's better not to say anything, than try to start a argument.

Revan654
08-28-2008, 01:17 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



First half of the achievements rest will be released tomorrow.


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">1. Green as Grass (10) – Train the rook (any difficulty)

2. It’s A Trap! (10) – Story progression in Chapter 2

3. Escort Service (10) – Story progression in Chapter 3

4. Girl About Town (10) – Story progression in Chapter 4

5. That Sinking Feeling (10) – Story progression in Chapter 5

6. Freebaird! (10) – Story progression in Chapter 6

7. Heartbroken (10) – Story progression in Chapter 7

8. Longitude and Attitude (10) – Story progression in Chapter 8

9. Tanks For The Memories (10) – Story progression in Chapter 9

10. Water Sports (10) – Story progression in Chapter 10

11. Saved Maria (10) – Story progression in Chapter 11

12. Be Vewwy Vewwy Quiet (10) – Story progression in Chapter 12 (passive)

13. We’re Hunting Rabbit (10) – Story progression in Chapter 12 (aggressive)

14. Wrapped In Beacon (10) – Story progression in Chapter 13

15. Have Fun Storming The Castle (10) – Story progression in Chapter 14

16. And The Horse You Rode In On (10) – Story progression in Chapter 15

17. They Just Keep Coming (10) – Story progression in Chapter 16

18. Brumak Rodeo (10) – Story progression in Chapter 17

19. Does This Look Infected To You? (10) – Story progression in Chapter 18

20. Reservist (25) – Complete all campaign acts on Casual difficulty

21. Non-Commissioned Officer (50) – Complete all campaign acts on Normal difficulty

22. Commissioned Officer (75) – Complete all campaign acts on Hardcore difficulty

23. Commander (150) – Complete all campaign acts on Insane difficulty

24. Tourist (5) – Recover 5 Collectibles (any difficulty)

25. Pack Rat (15) – Recover 20 Collectibles (any difficulty)

26. Completionist (30) – Recover all 43 Collectibles (any difficulty)

27. Dom-Curious (10) – Complete one chapter in co-op on any difficulty

28. Domination (30) – Complete ten chapters in co-op on any difficulty

29. I Can’t Quit You, Dom (50) – Complete all acts in co-op on any difficulty

30. Crossed Swords (10) – Win a Chainsaw Duel

31. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (10) – Crawl to a teammate and be revived

32. Pound of Flesh (10) – Use a meat shield to absorb a killing blow

33. DIY Turret (10) – Use a cover-mounted Gatling gun to kill three enemies without dismounting

34. Shock and Awe (10) – Use the mortar to kill three enemies with a single shot

35. Said The Spider To The Fly (10) – Kill an enemy with a planted grenade

36. Blowed Up Real Good (10) – Kill three enemies with a single grenade tag

37. Shake and Bake (10) – Kill three enemies with the flamethrower without reloading

38. Variety is the Spice of Death (30) – Kill an enemy with every weapon in the game

39. Multi-Talented Executioner (30) – Execute a downed enemy with every weapon in the game

40. Seriously 2.0 (50) – Kill 100,000 enemies, total, across all modes

41. Photojournalist (10) – Submit a spectator photo

42. It Takes Two (10) – Win Wingman with both team members alive

43. The Old Ball and Chain (10) – Capture a Meat Flag in a winning match of Meat Flag

44. It’s Good To Be The King (10) – Finish a winning round of Assassination as the leader

45. You Go Ahead, I’ll Be Fine (10) – Collect all the rings value in a winning round of KOTH

46. Back To Basic (20) – Complete Multiplayer Training Grounds

47. Can Do It All (30) – Win a match of every multiplayer game type

48. Around The World (30) – Win one match on each of the 12 MP maps

49. Survived To Five (20) – Entire team must survive the first five waves of Horde (any difficulty)

50. Survived To Ten (30) – Entire team must survive the first ten waves of Horde (any difficulty)</div>
</div>

Fallout
08-28-2008, 01:54 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



walks in quietly grabs a seat and a hot bowl of popcorn

xenos
08-28-2008, 03:41 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;96470 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Fable 2 news has merit since it came from a former Lionhead Employee.



How is annoying achievement negative? According the news and cliify from X08 100,000 kills can only be done in SinglePlayer and Co-Op. Which means no Multiplayer. Unless the news reported it wrong. Guess we have to wait until November to find out.



I guess if I said Final Fantasy XI had the hardest and most annoying achievements ever. you would take that as me bashing the 360.



You have to take the good with the bad. No system/game is perfect. I report what I read or experience. Plus I wasn't the only who said battery couldn't hold a charge.



Not like I'm making BS just to fun of it. All news has Creditability. Sounds more like you don't want to hear it, but you want to complain about it.



I also find it amusing that you want to always start crap with me for certain reasons. Sometimes it's better not to say anything, than try to start a argument.</div>
</div>


I'm not trying to start any argument. Regardless if it's on topic or not, you typically have something negative or annoying to bring up in a 360 related thread but I can't recall the same for anything ps3 related.



I don't think you make BS for the fun of it, I think you do this BS out of bias, hatred, or some other stupid reason. Whatever it is, it's probably laughable at best.



Also all "news" does not have credibility, especially since most sites like to post everything and anything for the sake of hits. You either don't know how to read between the lines, or are just too quick to jump on or believe anything negative related to the 360.



I agree that nothing is perfect, everything has a negative and a positive and I'm hardly one to ignore or have a blind eye to anything negative when it's really there, but you revan love to exaggerate how negative or bad some things really are.



Hey, if I saw the same kind of antics in the ps3 forums/section, then I wouldn't have anything to say. However when it happens in just about every post, it's quite obvious. Much like you weren't the only one complaining about dead 360 batteries (of which I agree and understand seeing as how batteries do lose their energy life over time), I'm not the only one who points out the one-sided things you do.



Case in point: you were so quick to go on about the annoying achievement in Gears just for the achievement list to show that you can get it in any mode -
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Seriously 2.0 (50) – Kill 100,000 enemies, total, across all modes</div>
</div>
. Or the fact that again batteries do lose their lasting power over time, something that obviously alluded you. My battery doesn't really hold out for long either, but you know what, after almost 3 years it should be expected, and what am I going to do? Get another battery for $10, problem solved. Instead you made it out like it was a real issue specifically to do with MS.



And before you even think about painting me in the same light as you, I have had plenty of chances to pull off similar crap in which I didn't because it's pointless and stupid in the end.


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Fallout;96475 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">walks in quietly grabs a seat and a hot bowl of popcorn</div>
</div>


lol

Chief Ediri
08-28-2008, 03:42 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Way too many achievements.

Revan654
08-28-2008, 04:45 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Chief Ediri;96482 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Way too many achievements.</div>
</div>


You want variety in the achievements. I don't want the avatar like achievements which can be done in 30 seconds. Most were just for beating a level. You get a nice 19 for just beat the game.

chareece
08-28-2008, 06:44 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



i just love it when achievements have such cute names. also looking at these, the game seems much longer chapter wise.

Chief Ediri
08-29-2008, 03:50 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;96484 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">You want variety in the achievements. I don't want the avatar like achievements which can be done in 30 seconds. Most were just for beating a level. You get a nice 19 for just beat the game.</div>
</div>
I want variety, but you said there is another 50 coming. That is too many.

Revan654
08-29-2008, 04:12 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Chief Ediri;96489 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I want variety, but you said there is another 50 coming. That is too many.</div>
</div>


Not another 50 achievements. You only allowed to have 50 achievements for a xbox 360 game. List is 60% complete.



Complete list - http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/906/906298p1.html

kgould01
08-31-2008, 05:55 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



is it going to be a longer game than gow1

delilahHD
08-31-2008, 11:14 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Yeah, at PAX, I heard a guy say that exact thing... "it's, definitely, going to ber longer" than the first game.

Chief Ediri
09-01-2008, 12:55 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;96490 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Not another 50 achievements. You only allowed to have 50 achievements for a xbox 360 game. List is 60% complete.



Complete list - http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/906/906298p1.html</div>
</div>
The Orange Box has 100 hundred.

Revan654
09-01-2008, 01:20 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Chief Ediri;96546 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">The Orange Box has 100 hundred.</div>
</div>


The orange Box has five games on one disc. Gears is one game on one disc.

Chief Ediri
09-01-2008, 03:34 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Well there are still a couple of games that have more than 50 achievements when 1st shipped.

chareece
09-16-2008, 07:47 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Microsoft Game Studios has launched a cool marketing campaign that lets you call an 1-800 to leave your message as a terrified Seran on Emergence Day.



The full Gears of War 2 experience is coming soon, and we want you to be a part of it. Call 1-800-598-6379 and leave your message as a terrified Seran on Emergence Day.* Get your friends to help and let loose. Remember, it’s E-Day, so nobody’s seen a Locust or heard of Delta Squad before. And bonus points for keeping the language fairly clean. We will immortalize the best five entries on our site. Good luck!



Below you can listen an example.









By calling this number and leaving a message, you agree that:



1. Your message is your own voice;



2. Your message will not include content that is unlawful, defamatory, vulgar, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or in violation of another’s intellectual property rights;



3. We will record your message;



4. You grant us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, excerpt, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform and publicly display your message in all media.</div>
</div>


linky (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/17595/The-Gears-of-War-2-Experience-EDay-Emergency-Call/)



the link has an example.

DuhraL
10-19-2008, 11:46 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



I'm really trying to avoid forums and a such cause I don't want any of the single player spoiled but Kotaku put this up. A link to a page with the Comparisons of the Flashback Map Pack that comes with GOW2 when you purchase it new. Pretty Cool.



Gridlock

http://cdnassets.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/976745/gow_gridlock_fullsize.jpg?5320a921



Subway

http://cdnassets.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/976759/gow_subway_fullsize.jpg?5320a921



Mansion

http://cdnassets.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/976773/gow_mansion_fullsize.jpg?5320a921



Tyro Station

http://cdnassets.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/976787/gow_tyrostation_fullsize.jpg?5320a921



Canals

http://cdnassets.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/976815/gow_canals_fullsize.jpg?5320a921



Tyro Station looks to have gotten the biggest make over and damn does that look pretty. Really excited for this game.

Fallout
10-22-2008, 04:31 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



http://www.amazon.com/Gears-Amazon-com-Exclusive-Lancer-Xbox-360/dp/B001CLYL24/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=videogames&amp;qid=1224710990&amp;sr= 8-1 Holy%@#! I might have to do this.

DuhraL
11-11-2008, 12:52 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



I &lt;3 Gears 2.



I really liked the campaign and find the multiplayer leagues above the first one.



I don't know who's idea it was to display on of the last levels at E3 but I don't think it was a good decision. I know that they wanted something that people said "Ohh Shit" too but there was a lot of those moments in the game. Having seen that whole section kinda took away from it a little bit.



Still awesome though..

Revan654
11-11-2008, 02:12 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Still can't stand vehicle segments in the game. Was never Gears strong point. Few story elements that should have been removed or fixed.



Still allot of questions remaining after playing Gears 2(not going say what they are until everyone beats it). I Only rented it so I doubt I'll have time to beat the game on any other difficulties. It seems Gears 3 will be a good 4 years away since team will be working on a new IP.



Gears 2 allot better than Gears 1.



Did the Queen look a hybrid of Locus and Human to anyone else?



Cole still a great and funny character especially when he tells the Queen to Shutup.



Also It looked like Anya and Marcus like each other.


<hr class="bbcode_rule" />


Ran into a few bugs. Teammate would keep jumping over the wall over and over again. Animation kept looping.



Some bullets would not register when I shot them. Like the longshot sniper rifle. I hit them square in the head. Locus kept firing away like they were never shot.

DuhraL
11-11-2008, 02:17 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Did they announce that the team behind gears was going to be working on a new IP?



edit :



Actually I remember hearing about the possible survival horror game cliff might be working on and that ea partnership but I think will see a new gears in 2010. I'd imagine that they are probably going to stick with the 2 year cycle.

Revan654
11-11-2008, 02:20 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">DuhraL;97917 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Did they announce that the team behind gears was going to be working on a new IP?</div>
</div>


They said Cliffy B would be heading the New game. Nothing else was said. Don't take this as 100% confirmed just yet.

xenos
11-11-2008, 04:22 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Umm, the EA + Epic game is being developed by People Can Fly, which Epic now own a majority share of the company. Not sure if Clif is heading it or not, haven't heard anything or read anything from whoever "they" are.



Loved the game, this is how to make a sequel. The tank part and the last boss were kinda meh, but the rest was pant wetting awesome. Riding the reaver was intense and better than I expected.



I love how the game is kinda misleading at first. During the first chapter, I'm looking around and thinking "heh, yeah this looks kinda better, but it's pretty much the same old Gears". However after you get out of the hostipal, the gameplay, graphics/presentation, level design, and everything else just gives you a sucker punch right in the nuts and doesn't ease off until the end. I remember plenty of people talking about how the original gameplay reveal didn't look any better than Gears 1, and if they still believe this after playing the game, they are either blind or just have no idea what they are talking about.



Really, IMO Epic has done what few teams have accomplished: not screwing up a good thing but instead make it even better. So many sequels with a "2" on the title have fumbled in areas, where it seems that Gears 2 really has improved in every respect. There was a part of me that feared Gears 2 would follow Halo 2, Metroid 2, DMC2, RE2, and so many other sequels where they were great games in many ways but lost some of the magic that made the original so awesome in the first place. Doesn't happen here.

DuhraL
11-11-2008, 04:32 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



And I assume you guys watched or listened I should say after the credits..



<span class="bbcode_spoiler"> Adam Fenix is calling out if anyone can here him over a weak radio signal, and then he says, "What have you done?" </span>



Really curious where the third is going to go.



Since they have the crowd system working it would be cool for the game to start off with a flashback of the Pendulum Wars and see what it was that lead to Marcus' jail sentence and a deeper look and that relationship.



<span class="bbcode_spoiler">Especially now that we know his dad and the locust queen have meet and/or worked together</span>



But who knows what they are going to do. Either way, awesome game. I have already started my second playthrough on hardcore.



Like the original Gears, I'll probably play this campaign many many times through.

chareece
12-03-2008, 11:16 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



sorry dblaze, but i moved on without you. but now i have a question: i'm supposed to be defende the comm. towers from reavers but i don't see any but the ones that are flying over head, am i suppose to take those out?

Chief Ediri
12-03-2008, 11:47 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



The ending is very confusing.

chareece
12-03-2008, 01:19 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



well its near the end (i think). it right after hoffman joins delta and you have to defend jacinta (sp?) from the grubs. i took care of the first two points but i'm having trouble with the comm. towers. first play thru i killed four reavers, i needed to kill 2 more but two never landed. now when i restart from that checkpoint nothing lands but they keep flying over head and i cant reach them.



and cole's speech to the queen was beautiful. if i could get that for a ringtone it would be priceless.

DuhraL
12-03-2008, 01:42 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece;98407 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">well its near the end (i think). it right after hoffman joins delta and you have to defend jacinta (sp?) from the grubs. i took care of the first two points but i'm having trouble with the comm. towers. first play thru i killed four reavers, i needed to kill 2 more but two never landed. now when i restart from that checkpoint nothing lands but they keep flying over head and i cant reach them.</div>
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You have to take them out in the sky. They'll make rounds so dont worry about following one til its killed. Just shoot, reload and repeat. That part is a pain but you'll get through it.



When I was playing through on Hardcore solo that part was killing me. So frustrating.

chareece
12-03-2008, 03:47 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



yes it is frustrating. and its starting to piss me off. wouldnt be so bad if Dom would get on the other gun and help but no his dumbass just stands right behind me and looks around.

chareece
12-05-2008, 10:27 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



ok i'm totally pissed at this game now. i was playing yesturday at the same freaking part, killed 5 flying pieces of crap, shooting the 6th one and the dish gets shot from the other side of the area. i still don't know where it came from but of course game over. i got so mad i quit plaing and went back to SC4.

chareece
12-09-2008, 11:40 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



ok i finally past that part. i joined someone else's game at the same point and passed it with him.

chareece
12-10-2008, 08:05 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



finally beat the game. it actaually surprised me that i beat this game and i didnt even make it out of act 2 of the first one. go figure.

chareece
12-27-2008, 11:38 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



how much harder is this game going from normal to hard?

xenos
12-27-2008, 12:07 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece;98818 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">how much harder is this game going from normal to hard?</div>
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hardcore and insane are supposed to be harder than the same difficulties in Gears 1.



Jump on and we can co-op. A buddy of mine got it yesterday for Christmas and we played for 7 hours straight, it was some great drunken times :P

surrealist
12-27-2008, 12:11 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



GEAR OF WAR 2, the most easiest boss of all time?



seriously, can you even die?

chareece
12-27-2008, 04:06 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



thanks xenos, cause i was wondering if i could do it alone or do i need co-op.



also dont really know if the end boss can kill you but you can take damage from it. i was taking to long doing that part and crimson thingy showed up.

surrealist
12-27-2008, 04:13 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



It was a goofy final boss, one of the worst ever. There was no point to it except to show how "awesome" the emulsified brumak was.

Revan654
12-27-2008, 04:34 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist;98820 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">GEAR OF WAR 2, the most easiest boss of all time?

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Recently, Fable II Final Boss was 1000x easier. Press Y and you defeat him. Their are other games with allot easier bosses.

surrealist
12-27-2008, 06:22 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



I think it's best to think of the whole last level as the "boss". The "wow" begins long before the Brumak ride.. sorta like Halo 1 warthog run.

chareece
12-27-2008, 08:42 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;98829 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Recently, Fable II Final Boss was 1000x easier. Press Y and you defeat him. Their are other games with allot easier bosses.</div>
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now that mess pissed me off. and to make matters even worse i didnt even finish him off. the skill dude did it for me cause i was actually listening to what he was saying. at least i got to kill the brumak

surrealist
12-27-2008, 08:47 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



NON-SENSE!!! Fable 2 is the best game ever made.



[-(

chareece
12-29-2008, 09:48 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



now i know why its harder: the health is jacked up on the bad guys and the a.i. is dropped for the good guys.

chareece
01-04-2009, 12:16 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



top 5 things my daughter tells me while i'm playing gears



5. "can i play?"

4. "why don't the bad guys like you?"

3. "your doing it wrong. its this button" and then she tries to take the controller

2. "you started over, momma?"

1. " did you die again?"

surrealist
01-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece;98948 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">"did you die again?"</div>
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hmmmm...
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why not? it seems you need a little help.. lol perhaps you should ask dblaze to co-op with you on the hard parts.



;))

chareece
01-04-2009, 06:16 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist;98950 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">why not? it seems you need a little help.. lol perhaps you should ask dblaze to co-op with you on the hard parts.



;))</div>
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i did co-op with dblaze back on my first play thru but she got busy with life and couldnt finish it with me, so i did it on my own. i'm playing on hard now so i might have to get someone to co-op with me if i cant get past certain parts.

surrealist
01-04-2009, 06:24 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



You're a awesome player.. I know this from playing co-op on Gears 1 with you. Take a break from it for a day or so and comeback refreshed. Does wonders for me.



Is there some sort of achievement you get for beating Gears 2 on the hardest difficulty? I never bothered after finishing it on normal.

chareece
01-04-2009, 06:42 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



yea you get an achievement for beating it on each difficulty level. but other then that, i actually enjoy this game and since i'm not good enough to play multiplayer, i play the single player but just crank up the diffictulty each time.

chareece
01-22-2009, 02:26 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Gears of War 2 Title Update 2 Detailed Release Notes



The following fixes and improvements are included in Title Update 2.



Exploit Fixes



Title Update 2 fixes these possible exploits, where under certain circumstances:
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A player could melee or grenade tag through certain walls.
A player could equip a shield and a two-handed weapon simultaneously.
A player could make their shield invisible.
A player could become invisible.
A player could do a "super" mantle or "kung fu flip," flying high into the air.
A player could gain unlimited ammo with the Lancer Assault Rifle.
A player could fire while roadie running (also known as "crabwalking").
A player could pick up a weapon while sliding into cover.
A player could walk forward while firing a deployed mortar.
A player could force an opponent to be stuck in the down but not out (DBNO) position.
A player could prevent other players from picking up a heavy weapon.
A player could pick up a dropped meatflag without having to knock him down.
A ragdolled player could be killed without ever going DBNO.
A player could roadie run while firing the Scorcher Flamethrower.
A player could get stuck while evading, though they could continue shooting in any direction.
A player could concuss themselves under the stairs on the River map.
[/list]


General Fixes



Title Update 2 fixes these other issues as well:
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An issue with client-side hit detection of the Gnasher Shotgun. The fix makes the shotgun more reliable in high-latency situations.
An issue where players could have shotgun or Boomshot rounds fire into the ground when shooting from the hip.
A split-screen issue where one player transitioning to the death battle camera disrupted input from the other player.
An issue that could cause players' Look sensitivity to be changed to their Zoom sensitivity while zooming in, zooming out, and firing.
An issue that could cause players to get stuck if they tried to pick up a heavy weapon while firing the shotgun at the same time.
An issue where players could become stuck if they kicked over a shield while ragdolled from a smoke grenade.
An issue where bots were unable to kick over a shield that was planted backward.
An issue where players who quit during voting didn't show up in the end game stats, which meant other players couldn't easily provide negative feedback on them.
An issue where players couldn't chainsaw enemy meatshields if the meatshields were already damaged.
An issue where some players would not see the animation of a meatshield being chainsawed.
An issue where players could not chainsaw an opposing team meatshield in a game type that doesn't allow respawns (for example, Warzone and Execution).
An issue where a player partway through the act of raising or lowering the chainsaw did not transition into a duel when attacked from the front with a chainsaw.
An issue where occasionally a player waiting to respawn could not respawn when repeatedly hitting the left trigger to switch cameras.
An issue where some teammates couldn't communicate between rounds in games type that don't allow respawns, because dead team members were left in the dead radio channel until the next round started.
An issue where a DBNO player could be seen as standing if knocked DBNO while reloading the mortar.
An issue where a player joining a Private Xbox LIVE game in progress from another specific type of game could potentially lose HUD functionality.
An issue on the Flood map where a player's dying from Imulsion did not trigger a death message or penalize the player as other environmental deaths did.
An issue with Guardian games where if the leader is the last player killed on a team, the round may not end, due to the respawn timer.
A campaign issue where the gamer picture would not be awarded when the game is completed on Insane.
An issue where a player would continue to fire the flamethrower and damage other players if that player was knocked DBNO while firing it.
An issue that could cause a player to get stuck while moving and quickly attempting to aim the mortar at the same time.
An issue with Horde games where clients didn't receive the "waiting for host" message after they failed a wave.
A Horde split-screen issue that could cause a team to get –2 billion in score, which when posted to the leaderboards looked like +2 billion.
An issue where dead players may not show up in the metadata for multiplayer photos.
A system link issue where if a multiplayer match and a co-op game were hosted at the same time on the same LAN, neither could be joined.
Additional miscellaneous bug fixes.
[/list]


Balancing



Title Update 2 makes these balancing changes:
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Made planted proximity grenade mines much easier to shoot off the surface they're planted on, by giving them 50 percent less health.
Set grenades to respawn less frequently. When a player picks up grenades from a spawned location, a new set of grenades does not respawn until the previous grenades have been used.
Increased the penalty to rank for players who quit Public Xbox LIVE matches early.
Buffed the flamethrower to have stopping power (to slow a charging enemy) and to cause a chainsaw interrupt (to force the opponent to lower a revved chainsaw).
Removed the ability to instantly shoot coming out of a roadie run.
Added additional spawn protection to prevent proximity grenade mines and chainsaws from killing a player within 5 seconds after spawning.
Balanced grenade spawn cycling on the Hail map so that both teams have equal access to both types of grenades.
We continue to test internally and monitor online gameplay to determine what else may need adjusting.
[/list]


Improvements



Title Update 2 makes these new improvements:
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Changed Annex games to use execution rules, to prevent players from leaving DBNO opponents on the ground to bleed out.
Made Horde waves count toward the "Party Like It's 1999" achievement. Each wave is counted as one round.
Added the ability, during Submission games, to see the flag's final destination by using Tac/Com.
Increased the frequency of most of the toasts for in-game achievement progression.
Added achievement progression numbers to the War Journal.
Added 7 new DLC-based achievements worth 175 points (progress toward them starts after Title Update 2 is applied):
"Skeletons in Your Closet" (20 points): Complete waves 1 through 10 on all Flashback Map Pack maps in Horde (any difficulty).
"Trial by, and on, Fire" (20 points): Complete waves 1 through 10 on all Combustible Map Pack maps in Horde (any difficulty).
"More Mystery, Less History" (15 points): Win a multiplayer match on each of the 5 Flashback Map Pack maps (any mode except Wingman).
"The Roof! The Roof! The Roof…" (15 points): Win a multiplayer match on each of the 3 Combustible Map Pack maps (any mode except Wingman).
"Bound by a Shared Past" (15 points): Win a Wingman match on each of the 5 Flashback Map Pack maps.
"Forged in the Fire" (15 points): Win a Wingman match on each of the 3 Combustible Map Pack maps.
"Annex: Now with Execution Rules" (75 points): Win an Annex match on each of the Flashback and Combustible Map Pack maps (Public only).
[/list]
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</div>


-teamxbox

Chief Ediri
01-22-2009, 10:42 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



They Finally Fix The Game!

chareece
01-25-2009, 09:45 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



played some horde last night wth dblaze and two more of our friends. had a blast. it was so funny. i have never been able to get past level 2 on horde and they started on level 19. we played on a map i had never played but still i had a blast. got a few head shots in, beat the mess out of some bad guys, and again my daughter asks why i died. good fun for everyone.

delilahHD
01-25-2009, 11:35 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece;99501 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">played some horde last night wth dblaze and two more of our friends. had a blast. it was so funny. i have never been able to get past level 2 on horde and they started on level 19. we played on a map i had never played but still i had a blast. got a few head shots in, beat the mess out of some bad guys, and again my daughter asks why i died. good fun for everyone.</div>
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Yeah, it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed. We got handled... and splurred a few words. So, much for my new years resolution. Help me oh' dear God please :pray:

chareece
02-09-2009, 01:01 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Rod Fergusson, the Executive Producer of Gears of War 2, has announced that Epic Games is looking to make a change in the game's ranking system after the community complained for the sometimes unfair outcome of the TrueSkill level after a match. The studio is proposing an experience-based system rather than the current TrueSkill ranking system.



Hey all,



So we've been looking at all the feedback on our skill ranking system and we completely understand why simply making your TrueSkill level visible can be frustrating. The algorithm is complex, so it's not always clear how your rank will be affected by a particular match and your rank is based on the team's outcome and not necessarily your individual performance.



So we're looking to make a change.



What if, instead of skill rank, we instead showed your experience level. You would gain experience through your individual performance in Public multiplayer matches - the higher your score at the end, the more experience you acquire. Of course the experience gained across the different match types would be balanced so you couldn't just grind on the respawning game types to try and level faster. The experience requirements for each level would grow with each level gained (like a typical RPG) and we'd have 99 levels of experience for you to show off your leetness.



Generally speaking your level will always go up since you're always acquiring more score, hence experience, with each completed match. The only exception to that would be people quitting. Players that quit would gain an experience penalty that could cause them to be demoted. At the end of every match you will be able to see how much experience you've gained and how much further you have to go till the next level.



Since I know what one of the first questions is going to be, initially we wouldn't have achievements for gaining experience levels because of Xbox LIVE rules that require all post release achievements to be tied to new DLC content. But when new DLC is released, it's a whole new ball game then.



So, what do you think?



Thanks,



Rod. </div>
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linky (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/18816/Gears-of-War-2-Proposed-Ranking-System-Change/)

chareece
02-09-2009, 01:06 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



ok i need some help. i'm still playing on hard but again i can not drive in video games and of course i'm stuck on the part where you have to drive thru the forest and i keep getting blown up. any tips?

chareece
02-09-2009, 07:03 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Another question that got the crowd going: are there plans for more single-player Gears of War 2 DLC?



"Keep watching," Ortega said. "You won't be disappointed."</div>
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linky (http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/952/952452p1.html)



this is the only part of the article i cared about so it was the only thing i posted. check the link if you want more.

chareece
03-16-2009, 03:21 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Through an interview with GameSpot U.K., Epic Games has announced it will modify the ranking system of Gears of War 2 incorporating the features it originally suggested. It'll do so through a title update that is scheduled for release on March 24th. Additionally, the studio also announced a third map pack for the game called Snowblind Map Pack that will arrive on March 31 including four new maps: Grindyard, Under Hill, Courtyard, and a remake of Fuel Depot from the original Gears game.



Some highlights from the article:



Under the new system, players will earn experience points for scoring in public matches, advancing all the way to level 100. Upon attaining certain levels, they will be rewarded with the following Xbox achievements: Rookie Gear (level 5), Seasoned Gear (level 15), Battle-Tested Gear (level 25), Battle-Hardened Gear (level 50), and Veteran Gear (level 100). (The last two achievements will also require that players download and achieve feats in the Snowblind Map Pack.) Four other unnamed achievements will be added as part of the update, with a total of 250 GamerScore Points.



In addition to the new experience system--which will only be based on games played post-update--Gear of War 2's Title Update 3 will also feature new auto-balancing features which will swap in bots for players who drop out mid-match. (Those same dropouts will suffer an experience point penalty.)

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linky (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/19139/Gears-of-War-2-to-Get-New-Ranking-System-and-Map-Pack/)



this came out last week some time but i was busy withe another game.

Chief Ediri
03-16-2009, 07:30 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Excuse my language, but fuck Epic.



Gears 2 MP is a joke. They improved the SP and Horde is great, but they screwed up the most important thing in the game.

chareece
03-23-2009, 03:01 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1942/1237569208.jpg



new acheivements for Gears2

chareece
03-31-2009, 09:50 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



the Snowblind Map Pack is out for 800msp

KrAzy Che3To
04-02-2009, 10:44 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



I remember the first one used to have problems.. I never played it until that was fixed. I'll be enjoying the first one until the 2nd one is dirt cheap, and the even more bugs are fixed :P

chareece
05-08-2009, 05:52 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">If you are in the Seattle area next week, join me at a special Gears of War 2 celebration at The Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. We will be celebrating the sale of 5M copies of Gears of War 2, PLUS it will be the very first chance to get your hands on the one of the maps from the upcoming Gears of War 2: All Front Collection map pack.





Who: All Gears of War fans

What: Xbox LIVE presents First to Play: Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection

Where: Experience Music Project |Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, 325 5th Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109 (Directions)

When: Friday, May 15, 2009 from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Why: First hands-on gameplay with Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection, Gears of War creators panel and free access to the EMP|SFM





I’ll be at the event, to hang out and play the maps and to moderate a panel with Dr. Michael Capps and Joshua Ortega.

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-major nelson

chareece
05-31-2009, 09:44 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">IGN: You've made some changes in the Dark Corners release plan since it was first announced by Microsoft on May 6th. Why the change?



Rod Fergusson: Originally, there were two ways to get Dark Corners: either through Xbox LIVE marketplace or as part of the "Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection," a compilation of previous Game Add-ons, available exclusively at participating retailers.



Some consumers found the pricing confusing (Dark Corners was priced at 1600 MS points, All Fronts at $20 US), and wondered if this was a plan to get the more serious "Gears of War 2" fans to 'pay twice' for content that they'd already bought on Xbox LIVE. Another complaint was that "All Fronts Collection" wouldn't be carried by retailers in their country or region, and they'd be left out of the deal.



So while the "All Fronts Collection" was designed as a limited promotion to bring new players into the fold, it also upset some of the fans who've been loyal to Gears of War for a long time, which was certainly not our intention.



IGN: So what's the new plan?



Rod Fergusson: First, we decided to make Dark Corners available for 1200 points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, a reduction from 1600. Don't get me wrong, Dark Corners is the biggest Game Add-on we've ever released, and it was a good deal at the old price, but based upon community feedback this just felt like the right thing to do. Also, we've decided to release the All Fronts Collection on Xbox LIVE Marketplace in order to make it available to the widest audience possible. The All Fronts Collection will be priced at 1600 Microsoft Points, and both offers will be available July 28th at 12:00 AM GMT in twenty-five countries around the world.



IGN: As a 1200 Microsoft point download, will Dark Corners offer more achievements than a typical add-on?



Rod Fergusson: With Dark Corners, we've raised the total gamerscore available in Gears of War 2 to 1,750, the maximum amount available for a single title on Xbox LIVE. The Dark Corners Add-on includes 13 new Achievements for a total of 325 new gamerscore.



IGN: Where in the story does Road to Ruin fit? What questions will it answer?



Rod Fergusson: "Road to Ruin" takes place immediately following the death of Maria. We initially intended to give players the choice to don the Theron armor and sneak around the Locust Hollow, or go in guns blazing. But for pacing reasons, we ended up cutting that chapter last summer. It didn't feel quite right for the flow we were going after, and since so much of the game was taking place below ground already, we decided to focus on the other chapters. That said, there's some great gameplay moments in there, and even an old friend to find along the way. We really hope that fans enjoy returning to the campaign, getting a look behind the curtains and seeing what might have been.



IGN: About how long will it take players to complete Road to Ruin?



Rod Fergusson: As with all campaign content, the time it takes to complete it will vary based upon the difficulty setting and the player's skill. We're not going to put an hour/minute designation on "Road to Ruin" but it's on par with other campaign chapters. Also, with two totally different ways to approach the content (both playable in co-op) it should have some great replay value, especially if you want the three Achievements for completing it.



IGN: How will the new stealth mechanics work for the campaign mission?



Rod Fergusson: We can't share any details just yet, but look for more information to be revealed at E3.



IGN: Will any new enemies appear in Road to Ruin? If so, what will they be?



Rod Fergusson: You'll have to wait and see what we have in store for new the scene.



IGN: Are any new multiplayer game modes or weapons being included with this add-on?



Rod Fergusson: "Gears 2" shipped with ten different game modes, including favorites from the original and all-new modes like Horde, and from a gameplay variety standpoint we've been very happy with how they've been received. So for the post-release updates, we've focused on things like gameplay tuning, balancing, and the addition of things like the Experience System in our third title update. With Dark Corners, we focused on the new maps themselves, such as 'Nowhere,' which features a new desert environment and weather effects.



IGN: Are any further improvements to matchmaking being made to coincide with this download?



Rod Fergusson: We're constantly seeking to improve the multiplayer experience in "Gears of War 2." In fact, we have a fourth title update in the works, but we don't have any specific features to confirm just yet beyond the addition of earning multiplayer experience in Horde mode.</div>
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linky (http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/987/987928p1.html)

xenos
05-31-2009, 11:46 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



^ I'm not trying to be down on Epic, they have made great games for us this gen, but I like how they flip flop how they talk about pricing and who decides it.



When they can't make a map pack free, they blaim MS, but now they say "we" decided to drop the price of this newest DLC. Either way great news as the older pricing structure didn't make sense.

chareece
06-23-2009, 05:20 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



title update info


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<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Epic Games has revealed a fourth title update for Gears of War 2. Senior Producer Rod Fergusson details the improvements, exploit and general fixes that comes with it:



Improvements



Title Update 4 makes these new improvements:

• Adds the ability to collect multiplayer experience by playing Horde mode. Players currently gain experience at this rate:

o 50 points per completed Casual wave.

o 75 points per completed Normal wave.

o 100 points per completed Hardcore wave.

o 125 points per completed Insane wave.

• Adds the ability to restart Public Horde from the current failed wave instead of having to start over from wave 1. Title Update 4 also allows the host to kick players from a Public Horde session.

• Increases the frequency of downloadable content (DLC) maps showing up in map voting if all players have shared map packs.

• Adds a message at the end of the match to explain to players that they should wait before quitting so that they avoid an experience penalty for quitting early.

• Adds support for the new campaign chapter, "Road to Ruin."

• Adds 13 new achievements worth 325 points. All of the new achievements require the Dark Corners Map Pack, a set of seven new maps and a deleted campaign chapter to be released July 28. The 13 new achievements are:

o "My Way or the Highway" (25 points): Without being detected, complete the "Road to Ruin" deleted scene after choosing the stealth option.

o "Highway to Hell" (25 points): Complete the "Road to Ruin" deleted scene after choosing the guns-blazing option.

o "Two for the Road" (25 points): Complete the "Road to Ruin" deleted scene in co-op as either Marcus or Dom.

o "Be Careful What You Wish For" (10 points): Reach level 5 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 10 on the War Machine map in Horde (any difficulty).

o "Ride It All Night Long" (10 points): Reach level 10 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 10 on the Highway map in Horde (any difficulty).

o "No, But His Face Rings a Bell" (15 points): Reach level 15 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 20 on the Sanctuary map in Horde (any difficulty).

o "Lost in Transition" (20 points): Reach level 20 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 20 on the Way Station map in Horde (any difficulty).

o "Like Father, Like Gun" (30 points): Reach level 30 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 30 on the Allfathers Garden map in Horde (any difficulty).

o "Am I Only Dreaming?" (40 points): Reach level 40 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 40 on the Memorial map in Horde (any difficulty).

o "Blood on the Sand" (50 points): Reach level 50 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 50 on the Nowhere map in Horde (any difficulty).

o "Afraid of the Dark" (20 points): Play a multiplayer match on each of the seven Dark Corners Map Pack maps (any mode).

o "Did Not Go Gentle" (30 points): Win a multiplayer match on each of the seven Dark Corners Map Pack maps (any mode)

o "Is it Hot or Is That Just You?" (25 points): Kill 25 Bloodmounts with a Scorcher Flamethrower while playing Horde on a Dark Corners Map Pack map (any difficulty).

Exploit Fixes



Title Update 4 fixes these possible exploits, where under certain circumstances:

• A player could copy game progression data from one profile to another.

• A team could use the 50-point revive bonus to artificially increase its score in Horde. Going down but not out (DBNO) in Horde now subtracts 50 points, so there is no advantage to using the revive-bonus technique.

• A player could get 2 points for each kill in Wingman.

• A player could continue to shoot the Flamethrower while performing special movements like evading and mantling.

• A player could cause heavy weapons to spawn continuously while playing Horde.

Title Update 4 also fixes a number of lesser-known exploits.



General Fixes



Title Update 4 fixes these other issues as well:

• An issue that could cause players to lose all achievement progression if they signed in during a loading screen.

• Issues related to the Smoke Grenade causing a player to cringe instead of knocking them down. If hit by a Smoke Grenade with cringing turned on, players will now:

o Drop the Boomshield, even if aiming while carrying it.

o Drop a heavy weapon, even if it is deployed.

o Cringe while roadie running.

o Cringe while in cover.

• An issue that prevented players from shooting around the lower left side of a planted shield.

• An issue that could cause a DBNO player to not appear as DBNO.

• An issue that prevented Gears players from inviting players of other games to join them in progress in a Private match using DLC.

• Issues that caused rich presence information to become inaccurate.

• An issue that caused the overall achievements progress bar to not reflect the latest achievements.

• An assortment of localization bug fixes.

• Additional miscellaneous bug fixes.

Balancing



Title Update 4 makes these balancing changes:

• Adds a 30-second delay in map-based weapon spawning at the beginning of a Wingman match.

• Adds more future server-side balancing options.

We continue to test internally and monitor online gameplay to determine what else may need adjusting.</div>
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xenos
06-24-2009, 09:38 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Err, the only damn bug I want to see fixed is the looping animation bug and I don't see it up there. Hopefully it's one of the miscellaneous fixes, but I'm not going to get my hopes up =(



Playing horde is a pain sometimes with this stupid bug.

chareece
07-19-2009, 12:16 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



did any one catch All Fronts up on the marketplace this past week almost two weeks early? they had it listed for 800 points too. seems some folks did download it and are playing it as i type this and microsoft is going to punish the folks that downloaded it.

Chief Ediri
07-20-2009, 02:25 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



How can MS punish them on a mishap of their own?

chareece
07-20-2009, 08:20 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



sorry, i meant they arent going to be punish. someone at microsoft might but not the gamers.

chareece
07-28-2009, 09:10 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



so who picked up the new dlc today? i wish they would release just the "deleted" mission by itself but i'm not the one in control. so since i only have the flashback map back, i guess i'll be picking up the entire collection with this purchase.

Chief Ediri
07-28-2009, 10:46 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Probably will download it tomorrow.

chareece
01-28-2010, 05:54 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



what the hell is marcus and dom doing in lost planet 2? did i miss something?

Fallout
02-21-2010, 08:48 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Finally picked this one up for 20 bones. Hope its worth it

chareece
02-22-2010, 02:50 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



totally worth it for that amount.

chareece
04-09-2010, 06:50 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



ok did anyone see the Gears 3 anouncement on the spotlight channel on Live this morning (Friday, Apirl 9, 2010 at 7:00 am east coast time)? it was the very first screen but it didnt have anything other features: no vid or shots. just the crimson skull thingy, and apirl 2011 for a release date. after i texted my boy that info i turned on lastfm and did my morning routine. went back to the dashboard a little after 7 30 and the announcment is gone. its no where on the spotlight channel or any of the other ones. so i'm thinking someone jumped the gun on putting it up.

Chief Ediri
04-10-2010, 11:13 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Just seen screenshots of it.



Some of the details for Gears 3 sound idiotic. Underwater levels with Locasts that have tentacles?

Revan654
04-13-2010, 12:48 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Gears of War 3 Ashes to Ashes Trailer Video from GameVideos (http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/28913)

chareece
04-14-2010, 07:14 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



man, i love this trailer.

Revan654
04-14-2010, 02:47 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Music = Good

The actual Trailer = Yawn

Chief Ediri
04-15-2010, 09:11 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Revan654;106339 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Music = Good

The actual Trailer = Yawn</div>
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This.

chareece
04-15-2010, 12:54 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



four-player co-op has been confirmed

DuhraL
05-04-2010, 10:21 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



http://www.eldojogamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Gears-of-War-3-04-05-10-010.jpg



first gears 3 scans (http://www.eldojogamer.com/noticias/primera-imagen-de-gears-of-war-3.html)

chareece
07-15-2010, 09:10 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



got an email from amazon, they are going to have release day delivery for gears 3.

chareece
07-26-2010, 08:22 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



so should the third carmine brother die or should momma carmine have some childern left?

xenos
07-26-2010, 03:58 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



My buddy has had my copy of Gears 2 for months, just got it back a couple weeks ago and I've been playing campaign and the random MP match. TU6 really improved the game by a wide margin. I'm actually able to use the shotgun again lol


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece;107615 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">so should the third carmine brother die or should momma carmine have some childern left?</div>
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Momma carmine should come charging in, guns blazing, and actually save carmine #3. That would be oh so bad ass

chareece
07-26-2010, 04:04 PM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread


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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">xenos;107623 wrote:</div>
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Momma carmine should come charging in, guns blazing, and actually save carmine #3. That would be oh so bad ass</div>
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honestly, she might have to do that if she wants this one to survive. but then if you remember how the 2 ended, most likely she does that just to make a run to the corner store.

chareece
10-02-2010, 08:34 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



Gears of war 3 has beed pushed to fall 2011

chareece
04-19-2012, 11:29 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



i've been reading the gears of war books. i'm starting the third one right now, and so far i'm really like them.

chareece
04-23-2012, 10:15 AM
Re: The Official Gears of War 2 Thread



just finished book three. great book, great author. might go back and read some of her other work.

chareece
08-03-2015, 01:07 PM
omg, YES. if you pick up gears of war ultimate edition you get the entire gears collection for free.

We are honored to confirm not only will the entire series of Gears of War games for Xbox 360 come to the Backward Compatibility program when it becomes generally available, but that we’ll also be giving tokens for the collection to everyone who plays Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live between August 25 and Dec 31st 2015. More information about the backward compatibility program generally can be located at www.xbox.com/xbox-one/backward-compatibility.

For a limited time, purchase and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and get the entire Xbox 360 Gears of War collection for use on Xbox One!*

*Includes Xbox 360 titles Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment. Each title will work as part of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program upon Backwards Compatibility general availability – expected fall 2015. To qualify purchase and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live between August 25, 2015 and December 31 2015. Must be 17+. Xbox One, broadband internet (ISP fees apply) and Xbox Live membership required. Dates, content, and features subject to change. Not available in all markets. Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature works with select Xbox 360 games, see http://www.xbox.com/xbox-one/backward-compatibility. Xbox 360 accessories and Kinect, and games requiring those accessories, are not compatible with Xbox One consoles. Xbox Live and broadband internet required for initial download of game to console

Revan654
08-03-2015, 02:00 PM
omg, YES. if you pick up gears of war ultimate edition you get the entire gears collection for free.

We are honored to confirm not only will the entire series of Gears of War games for Xbox 360 come to the Backward Compatibility program when it becomes generally available, but that we’ll also be giving tokens for the collection to everyone who plays Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live between August 25 and Dec 31st 2015. More information about the backward compatibility program generally can be located at www.xbox.com/xbox-one/backward-compatibility.

For a limited time, purchase and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and get the entire Xbox 360 Gears of War collection for use on Xbox One!*

*Includes Xbox 360 titles Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War: Judgment. Each title will work as part of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program upon Backwards Compatibility general availability – expected fall 2015. To qualify purchase and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live between August 25, 2015 and December 31 2015. Must be 17+. Xbox One, broadband internet (ISP fees apply) and Xbox Live membership required. Dates, content, and features subject to change. Not available in all markets. Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature works with select Xbox 360 games, see http://www.xbox.com/xbox-one/backward-compatibility. Xbox 360 accessories and Kinect, and games requiring those accessories, are not compatible with Xbox One consoles. Xbox Live and broadband internet required for initial download of game to console

Been thinking if I should give gears another shot or not, Since I got so bored with the series when Gears 2 hit.

Nm, It comes out the same day Until Dawn does. Until Dawn has priority.

chareece
08-03-2015, 02:09 PM
Gears 3 is a way better game. Gears 2 had to much going on with its story. Judgement was a good game, but it was doomed to fail just cause you weren't playing as Marcus.

Revan654
08-03-2015, 02:38 PM
Gears 3 is a way better game. Gears 2 had to much going on with its story. Judgement was a good game, but it was doomed to fail just cause you weren't playing as Marcus.

Just noticed it comes out on August 25th the same day as Until Dawn, Going with Until Dawn.

chareece
08-03-2015, 03:26 PM
Just noticed it comes out on August 25th the same day as Until Dawn, Going with Until Dawn.

was reading up on that game, looks very interesting. you gotta stream it

Revan654
08-03-2015, 03:53 PM
was reading up on that game, looks very interesting. you gotta stream it

I'll post it to youtube for sure.

chareece
08-03-2015, 04:00 PM
I'll post it to youtube for sure.

thanks, i'll be on the look out for it

chareece
08-17-2015, 12:31 PM
https://youtu.be/rwbYhvlrQbc

chareece
08-26-2015, 07:45 AM
Lol, totally forgot how stupid computer Dom could be. I've died twice because of him.

chareece
08-31-2015, 10:50 AM
the levels that were included from the pc version were good. very good. I've been enjoying myself very much with this remake.

chareece
11-19-2015, 11:17 PM
Got my codes for gears 1-3 and judgement. Might load up 3 just to see how pretty it is on the x1

chareece
04-06-2016, 11:17 AM
gears 4 beta starts apirl 14, to get early access play gears ultimate edition before the 11th. beta codes will be sent out through xbox live so be on the look out for them. after the early access period ends on the 24th, the beta will be opened up to all gold members.

chareece
04-11-2016, 10:45 AM
https://youtu.be/o3f8VgQ_dqk

i'm so ready

chareece
04-12-2016, 11:08 AM
new weapon headshot animation and execution

https://vine.co/v/iTwwEU6BYIQ

https://youtu.be/lM7t0Ojb7y0

chareece
04-13-2016, 03:11 PM
https://youtu.be/2tjD3rXtcB8

https://youtu.be/qzHek8RO090

more executions

chareece
06-13-2016, 12:41 PM
HORDE 3.0....im so ready

chareece
09-26-2016, 01:20 PM
https://youtu.be/ji2aU4EdQww

chareece
10-06-2016, 08:33 PM
My order has shipped, but south Georgia has a hurricane coming straight for it, so I'm sure if I'll get my physical copy tomorrow.

chareece
10-10-2016, 08:04 PM
finally got my shit from amazon today. I really didn't expect the collector's edition to be this big and heavy. but its super nice. might post some pics of it later on.

chareece
10-13-2016, 02:51 PM
played some horde last night. it was awesome. even playing with randoms. made it to wave 16 before we got killed. still good times

chareece
10-18-2016, 11:28 AM
finished gears of war 4. excellent game. ends on a major cliffhanger. don't want to spoil it but i will if folks want to discuss. horde is a blast. at first i thought the class system would be to difficult to grasp but i picked up super quick. Pro tip: make sure you have an engineer in your group, they are the only one that repair stuff. achievement tip: carry the lancer that someone gives you during the game THROUGHOUT the ENTIRE game for an achievement. this might be easier to do on the easier level.

chareece
10-31-2016, 06:30 AM
Finally beat all 50 waves of horde on normal. It was sweet

chareece
11-04-2016, 04:35 PM
https://youtu.be/J3dd3BWLIuU