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Old 10-22-08, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by K&AJones View Post
As the description applies, combo of old school Berserker and arcade. Throw in a total of (50) levels with each more difficult than the one before and with(6 players) at one time. Playing co-op with two or four is one thing but something like this will satisfy a quick rush.

I know in UT3 you can have up to six or more playing co-op but that's on levels, nothing like this.


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Uh... yeah, so? The actual game mechanic of increasing waves of enemies isn't new. Nor is taking that on with other players. Heck, tower defense games are essentially the same concept. Again, not that it won't be cool and bad ass to play, and the more players the better, but I still don't see where it's innovative.
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Old 10-22-08, 08:24 PM
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Who said innovative anyway? It's about as original as the chainsaw in the original Gears. That is something I never understood. People went nuts over it like we've never had a chainsaw before.
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Old 10-22-08, 10:17 PM
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Who said innovative anyway? It's about as original as the chainsaw in the original Gears. That is something I never understood. People went nuts over it like we've never had a chainsaw before.
Hel-lo! Chainsaw was attached to gun. Duh!
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Old 10-25-08, 10:14 AM
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Last Day TV Spot in HD - 30 seconds

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/17958/...y-TV-Ad-in-HD/

Has anyone seen this yet? It's not saying when or what networks.


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Old 10-25-08, 07:07 PM
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So CAG user Pure Apathy has blown my mind. I was lukewarm about the Last Day trailer, but with a simple musical change the trailer has blown me away. He remixed both the original Gears teaser and the Gears 2 teaser by swapping tunes in both.

Gears of War 2 w/ Mad World music:


Gears of War w/ Last Day music:


and for shits and giggles he put together a third with a unique choice of music:

Gears of War 2 w/Silent Lucidity:
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Old 10-25-08, 07:29 PM
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I like the original mixes better
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Old 10-26-08, 10:09 AM
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Thanks Michael for the videos. Like the Mad World music better, seems more fitting for that trailer.


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Old 10-27-08, 09:30 AM
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After sharing the above videos with a friend, he came up with this one which is quite good:

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Old 10-27-08, 09:32 AM
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HEADS UP

According to Speedy's ad post, CC will be giving away a FREE 1600 point card with Gears 2. I'm thinking that's well worth forgoing a goofy RC car from Best Buy.
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Old 10-27-08, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
HEADS UP

According to Speedy's ad post, CC will be giving away a FREE 1600 point card with Gears 2. I'm thinking that's well worth forgoing a goofy RC car from Best Buy.
That's a good deal. CC is desperate for sales at this point with signs of bankruptcy looming over their head.
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Old 10-27-08, 09:55 AM
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Here's a BB commercial about the RC Tank featuring the one and only Cole Train.

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Old 10-27-08, 10:00 AM
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Damn i wish i had a CC near me.
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Old 10-27-08, 08:19 PM
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Well isn't this special...over at TeamXbox they just posted this...

Call of Duty; World At War Gets Its Own Horde Mode

Not much on it except only (4) as opposed to (6) can play and you have to complete single plyer first. Not saying anything on levels but something about "using cash to buy more weapons to help keep the Nazi Zoombies away".


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Old 10-28-08, 08:06 PM
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Update _ New Launch Trailer Up

http://xboxmovies.teamxbox.com/xbox-...aunch-Trailer/

Short (under 35mb on SD) but pretty intense. No doubt, this is "THE GAME" of the year!


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Old 10-28-08, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by K&AJones View Post
Well isn't this special...over at TeamXbox they just posted this...

Call of Duty; World At War Gets Its Own Horde Mode

Not much on it except only (4) as opposed to (6) can play and you have to complete single plyer first. Not saying anything on levels but something about "using cash to buy more weapons to help keep the Nazi Zoombies away".


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Innovative!
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Old 10-28-08, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Kicker_of_Elves View Post
Damn i wish i had a CC near me.
As long as you have the internets, you should be okay, no?
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Old 10-28-08, 11:57 PM
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Any chance BB will price match the free gift card deal?
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Old 10-29-08, 01:19 AM
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Doubtful but if you must go to BB you can always try. Price matching is one thing, price matching for a freebie item is always YMMV.
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Old 10-30-08, 11:59 AM
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Decent deal over at buy.com, $54 and free shipping.

http://www.buy.com/prod/gears-of-war...207535126.html
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Originally Posted by K&AJones View Post
Update _ New Launch Trailer Up

http://xboxmovies.teamxbox.com/xbox-...aunch-Trailer/

Short (under 35mb on SD) but pretty intense. No doubt, this is "THE GAME" of the year!


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After watching that, all I can say is "wow." I loved the first game, but everything I see about the sequel has me even more pumped for it.
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Old 10-30-08, 01:21 PM
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Heads up on a new preorder exclusive. I just stopped by Blockbuster and they are going to be having a Gears of War comic book with an exclusive cover done by DC that will bridge the story between Gears 1 and 2. I'm leaning more towards the comic book over the Best Buy toy just because I'm a comic book collector and I love the Gears story.
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Old 10-30-08, 02:01 PM
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You're going to pass up the $20 1600 point card as well?
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Old 10-30-08, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
HEADS UP

According to Speedy's ad post, CC will be giving away a FREE 1600 point card with Gears 2. I'm thinking that's well worth forgoing a goofy RC car from Best Buy.
That's a great deal! Thanks.

A sort of related question, do any of you still have the first Gears of War? I still have it and have finished it on Hardcore. Don't care for MP but have been holding on to it in order to try to complete it on Insane and for the Dom achievements. Plus, it was a darn good game. However, I'm wondering now if I should just let go and trade/sell it since the second one is almost here.
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Old 10-30-08, 02:54 PM
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I've actually been going through Insane with a friend this week as a refresher for me since I haven't played it in about 18 months. It's been a blast. I was never super into the multiplayer but I love the campaign, especially co-op. We're up to Act IV so far. I hope to finish it this weekend.
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As long as you have the internets, you should be okay, no?
DOH! I already pre-ordered it from Amazon. Hmmm maybe i should cancel and reorder from CC, i've never ordered anything from CC before. Are they any good?
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