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Gears of War 3 may not include incentive content due to low redemption of 'Flashback' DLC

Gears of War 3 may not include incentive content due to low redemption of 'Flashback' DLC

In order to incentivize the new purchase of Gears of War 2, Epic Games decided to include a code that gave users free access to a map pack featuring maps from the first game in the series--dubbed the "Flashback Map Pack." According to Gears of War franchise executive producer Rod Fergusson, Gears of War 3 may not include a similar promotion due to the response of the Gears of War 2 offer. Read more »

"I call TONS of BULL SH*,simply put we see how much CA$H other companies are making so we want ..."
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Shack PSA: Gears of War 2 Boosts XP '31 Times' This Weekend; Adds 'Chainsaw Massacre' to Horde

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As a special Halloween treat, Epic Games has decided to increase the Gears of War 2 XP bonus to a ludicrous number this weekend, giving players the perfect excuse to return to the world of Sera.

From October 29 until November 2, experience points earned throughout all of the multiplayer modes found in Gears of War 2 "skyrockets" to 31 times the usual amount. Read more »

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Carmine Looking to Survive Gears of War 3; Labor Day Bonus XP for Gears of War 2

With Epic Games and Microsoft raising money for charity and allowing fans determine the fate of a Carmine brother in Gears of War 3, it's time for an update on the poor sap. It's a "close race", but it is looking like the "Save Carmine" folks have it thus far.

Players can still vote with their money through September 2 and all proceeds will go to the Child's Play Charity. For those of you still playing Gears of War 2, you'll be getting bonus XP over Labor Day weekend, but the multiplier will be determined by the amount of Facebook "likes" on the Gears of War Facebook page, divided by 1000. Read more »

"The same place Cloud gets the strength to swing around his comically oversized sword with little ..."
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Gears of War 2 'Title Update 6' Released

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The Gears of War 2 update revealed last week by developer Epic has now been released, bringing a host of changes to the Xbox 360-exclusive shooter.

Alongside the update itself, which players will be prompted to download upon booting the game while connected to Xbox Live, Epic and Microsoft have discounted the game's "All Fronts Collection" downloadable content to 800 Microsoft Points / $10, as well as reduced the prices of the four individual add-ons it's comprised of. Read more »

"Yah, I enjoyed GoW for PC immensely. i was about ready to buy my friend's Xbox just for GoW but ..."
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Gears of War 2 Title Update 6 Incoming

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A hefty new Gears of War 2 patch is en route bearing tons of tweaks for the Xbox 360 shooter's multiplayer, CVG spotted developer Epic detailing on the GoW 2 forum.

As well as bringing the usual assortment of balance tweaks plus fixes for bugs and exploits, Title Update 6 will add a new casual 'Social' matchmaking option. Read more »

"wow Cliff is really money hungy to pull this now. Lets see,all new map social for only the ones ..."
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Gears of War 2 Free Xbox Live Weekend Begins

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Microsoft today kicked off a free weekend of Gears of War 2 multiplayer, allowing those poor Xbox Live Silver members a chance to get online and play some Gears 2 multiplayer.

The event runs from today through August 3 at 11:59am EST (8:59am PST).

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""I love how all games on the xbox 360 use the same framework for online gaming" Wow, really, ..."
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Gears of War 2 'Dark Corners' Screenshots Showcase New Multiplayer Maps

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More screenshots of next week's Gears of War 2 expansion "Dark Corners" were released today, providing a look at the downloadable pack's seven new multiplayer maps.

The content--which also includes a "deleted" campaign chapter--will be available on July 28, one week from today, for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15). An all-inclusive collection of GoW2 DLC, dubbed "All Fronts," will be available that day for 1600 MS Points ($20). Read more »

"What I don't understand about Gears DLCs is the F***in region-locks.......anyway if it comes to ..."
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Gears of War 2 Update 4 Detailed

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Epic has released the patch notes for the next Gears of Wars 2 update, which will pave the way for the campaign and multiplayer downloadable content of Dark Corners, add XP gain to Horde, touch balance up, and bring a smattering of improvements and fixes.

No release date is known as Update 4 has yet to pass certification, but it is of course expected before the release of Dark Corners on July 28. Dark Corners will come on its lonesome for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), or in a 1600 Point ($20) All Fronts pack with all previous DLCs too. The planned All Fronts retail release has been scrapped. Read more »

"SOOO can you get the new horde achievements in private or does it have to be public? because it ..."
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Gears of War 2 'Dark Corners' DLC Screenshots

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These shots of the upcoming Gears of War 2 Dark Corners DLC show a quick glimpse of the seven multiplayer maps, but most notably offer a look at the "deleted" campaign chapter, which will see Marcus and Dom steathily infiltrating the Locust Hollow (see below, right).

The pack will be available on July 28 for 1600 Microsoft Points ($20). The simultaneously-releasing Gears of War 2 "All Fronts" retail package will also run $20, and is set to include: the Dark Corners DLC; the Flashback, Combustible and Snowblind map packs; and a poster, Live theme and strategy guide.

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"i bought gow2 for the full retail price.. was bored that weekend.. and the sp was quite ..."
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Gears of War 2 Retail DLC Collection and New Map Pack Announced to Celebrate 5 Million Sales

As Gears of War 2 hits 5 million sales, Epic Games has announced a bumper retail add-on with all current downloadable content packs and the new Dark Corners DLC.

The $20 Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection contains the Flashback, Combustible and Snowblind map packs, a poster, Live theme and strategy guide, plus Dark Corners.

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"sorry, I think i misunderstood how it was written. Was thinking it was $20 for Dark Corners +7 ..."
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Contest: Gears of War 2 DLC Giveaway (Updated)

Final Update: Our supply of codes has been exhausted. Thanks again everyone!

Update: Over one thousand entries later, our random number generator has picked the final batch of Snowblind Pack winners: pancake humper, DionB250, hellpaddy, Visceral Monkey, Pearce94. Winners, check your Shackmesages for your code.

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" i would really like the lancer.. im not re-buy gears 2 limited "
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Gears of War 2 'Snowblind' DLC Media Explosion

New screenshots and a trailer highlight the frag-tastic wintery wonderland found in Epic's upcoming $10 "Snowblind Map Pack" DLC for Gears of War 2 (X360).

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"Just like the last set of maps (my roommate got them so I did play on them)... They look ..."
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Gears of War 2's Snowblind Pack DLC Gets Priced, Halo 3's Mythic Map Pack DLC Gets Release Date

Details from Microsoft today round out the picture of the upcoming Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack and Gears of War 2 Snowblind Map Pack downloadable content.

The Snowblind Pack, due March 31, will cost 800 Microsoft Points--$10 of your Earth moneys. Snowblind brings four new winter-themed maps to Gears of War 2, including a frosted remake of popular Gears of War map Fuel Depot. Read more »

"Is the first map pack for Gears2 ever going to be released for free like on Gears 1? i haven't ..."
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Gears of War 2 Gets More DLC, New Ranking System

More multiplayer maps and another patch for Gears of War 2 (X360) are due before the end of March, according to the official site of the cover-heavy action game.

Due March 31, the "Snowblind Map Pack" will deliver four winter-themed multiplayer maps: Grind Yard, Under Hill, Courtyard, and a remake of Fuel Depot from Gears 1. No pricing was mentioned, but the last multiplayer map pack sold for 800 MS Points ($10). Read more »

"I want to love this game so much but the multiplayer is so hit and miss. Take the shotty for ..."
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Epic Responds to 10-Year Gears of War Plan

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Following Gears of War 2 writer Josh Ortega's recent revelation that Epic has a "a ten-year plan" for the action-centric franchise, the developer has denied such plans.

"We appreciate the enthusiasm Josh has for our franchise but we don't have a ten-year plan," Epic VP Mark Rein informed VG247. "We always have ideas of where we'd like it to go but it's determined on a game-by-game basis and ultimately by fan support." Read more »

"considering development for the original gears started back in 2003 that means only 3 more years ..."
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