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Gears of War 2 |OT| ...Maria...MARIA!!!

Shins

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Prine said:
I hate Marcus Pheonix, such a meat head with meat head one liners.
 
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JB1981 said:
"Take it!"


HA HA HA HA HA

I fucking love Marcus.
Fuck yeah. Awesome character with the perfect voice over. I just had a big grin when I heard the line. Ahhh feels and looks like Gears alright.

@"Looks like Gears 1": how else should it look like?

Edit: also, the music in the video is great. The OST should deliver once again.
 

JB1981

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That clip was probably not the best way to showcase the sequel. Shit was kinda boring. Looks like this dude is probably playing on Casual too. Why don't the enemies every come at Marcus? It looks like they behave like they did in the first game, in that they run up ... take enemy fire ... shit their pants and run away back to cover. In that whole clip, all the guy did was sit back and shoot his Lancer from a distance. Didn't appear very challenging. Then again, it's probably just that particular sequence.
 

SPEA

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JB1981 said:
That clip was probably not the best way to showcase the sequel. Shit was kinda boring. Looks like this dude is probably playing on Casual too. Why don't the enemies every come at Marcus? It looks like they behave like they did in the first game, in that they run up ... take enemy fire ... shit their pants and run away back to cover. In that whole clip, all the guy did was sit back and shoot his Lancer from a distance. Didn't appear very challenging. Then again, it's probably just that particular sequence.
It's the first part of the game.
 

TheOddOne

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Prine said:
Looks exactly like Gears 1. I never understood the love for this game. The gun mechanics seem 'off' to me.

I hate Marcus Pheonix, such a meat head with meat head one liners.

What the fuck are you doing here then?
 

-tetsuo-

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Prine said:
Looks exactly like Gears 1. I never understood the love for this game. The gun mechanics seem 'off' to me.

I hate Marcus Pheonix, such a meat head with meat head one liners.


STOOOOOOOOONE HIM!!!
 

ThirdEngine

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Prine said:
Looks exactly like Gears 1. I never understood the love for this game. The gun mechanics seem 'off' to me.

I hate Marcus Pheonix, such a meat head with meat head one liners.
 

Mark V

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sol_bad said:
Is anyone on GAF going to be playing GoW2 through on the hard difficulty straight up?
I'm going to need to find a co-op buddy for this to play through with. I'm importing the game from America and I'm from Australia so I'll receive the game a tad late.

Why import? It's launching in Aus the same day as the US, so technically you'll get it *before* anyone in America does. :lol
 

Arnie

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Aladuf said:
Oh damn, I thought it was you who posted the video before when I saw the Carmine avatar. :lol

Speaking of that video too, I'm noticing not an ounce of lag which is so awesome.
Haha yes I have been cloned.
The lack of lag looks amazing, at first I didn't realize it was online, it seems like a system link game connection.

If anyone fancies creating me a new avatar i would be more than happy to accept it.
 

ThirdEngine

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Haha yes I have been cloned.
The lack of lag looks amazing, at first I didn't realize it was online, it seems like a system link game connection.
Yeah, it even looked like the guy playing was used to adjusting to the lag in a couple of those shots where he missed at first. Also, why would there be a German review for the game when it's not even coming out in their country?
 

Arnie

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ThirdEngine said:
Yeah, it even looked like the guy playing was used to adjusting to the lag in a couple of those shots where he missed at first. Also, why would there be a German review for the game when it's not even coming out in their country?
Wow with the lag now fixed, snipers can be alot more prolific with their headshots. This is compensated by the removal of instant downs with an active. It should also benefit weapons like the Torque Bow and Boltok which rely on accurate shots to be effective.
 
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ThirdEngine said:
Yeah, it even looked like the guy playing was used to adjusting to the lag in a couple of those shots where he missed at first. Also, why would there be a German review for the game when it's not even coming out in their country?
Germans visiting german xbox sites will surely import the game from a variety of near and far countries ;)
 

Arnie

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Shit, just realised, what if the guy playing is the host? Some of those sniper shots looks slightly hosty.
 

The Librarian

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Prine said:
Looks exactly like Gears 1. I never understood the love for this game. The gun mechanics seem 'off' to me.

I hate Marcus Pheonix, such a meat head with meat head one liners.
I love you to.
 
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From the new footage it seems that ambient occlusion is definitely in. It's been hit and miss throghout development, but it is clearly visible (perhaps too visible) in this latest footage. Nice to see it make it in. AO is nice and gives makes light and shadow seem much more rich.
 

Aladuf

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Tomcat said:
Dont know if this has been posted

Horde on Hail

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=o5GqgkEyn6M

Its the most impressive new level of gears 2. Wait till u see it in full HD :lol
The little bit of Hail I saw before this didn't impress me at all but now to see how big it is and all the places you can go I'm really interested in it. Seems like there was a little bullet lag in the video which makes me think that we're really going to have to wait until the game is out to see what the deal is with the lag and how severe it is.

Also, it was pretty painful watching that guy play, so many blindfire attempts and he got none of them (if you suck with snipe, then you should actually use the aim) :p
 

ThirdEngine

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Aladuf said:
Also, it was pretty painful watching that guy play, so many blindfire attempts and he got none of them (if you suck with snipe, then you should actually use the aim) :p
Tell me about it. Most of his kills were from melees. :lol
 

gregor7777

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Prine said:
Looks exactly like Gears 1. I never understood the love for this game. The gun mechanics seem 'off' to me.

I hate Marcus Pheonix, such a meat head with meat head one liners.

Did meat heads beat you up in high school? Marcus would take your lunch money.
 

Prine

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gregor7777 said:
Did meat heads beat you up in high school? Marcus would take your lunch money.

He kept poping out from behind the bushes. He was good at that
 

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cjelly said:
I hope there's an underground level full of Kryll. It'd be like the level Cortana in Halo 3, only with more backtracking.
The entire game could be nothing but dodging Kryll and it'd still be better than that level.
 

FrankT

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Game is going to sale like a bajillion copies. Mark that Pachter, and mark it well.
 

Gunstar77

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Game is going to sale like a bajillion copies. Mark that Pachter, and mark it well.

Yeah, me and 5 others are going up at midnight to get our copies, I can't remember any other game that so many of my friends were excited about as much as Gears 2.
 

Sean

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Preordered this at Blockbuster today. Wanted to get it at Best Buy for the RC tank thing but those lines there are always ridiculous.

Anyway how are the bonuses being handled? You're supposed to get something extra for doing a midnight launch but I'm not exactly sure what. Is the Flashback map pack gonna be available for free download on XBLM or do you need to get a redeem code or whatever from the store?
 

TDG

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• “Flashback” map pack (same as Standard Edition). Every new copy of Gears of War 2 features a code to download 5 remakes from Gears of War 1: Canals, Gridlock, Mansion, Subway and Tyro Station.
So wait, I don't understand this. If the flashback map pack is also in the standard edition, why is it listed under the special edition?
 

Aladuf

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TDG said:
So wait, I don't understand this. If the flashback map pack is also in the standard edition, why is it listed under the special edition?
Actually that's still in there because I used to have the Standard Edition listed in the OP but took it out because the picture was blurry as hell, guess I just forgot to remove that from the LE section.
 

BigDubs

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Prine said:
Looks exactly like Gears 1. I never understood the love for this game. The gun mechanics seem 'off' to me.

I hate Marcus Pheonix, such a meat head with meat head one liners.

I really pity and fail to understand people like you. How you can not be blown away playing Gears is beyond me.
 
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Sean said:
Anyway how are the bonuses being handled? You're supposed to get something extra for doing a midnight launch but I'm not exactly sure what. Is the Flashback map pack gonna be available for free download on XBLM or do you need to get a redeem code or whatever from the store?
The way I understand it, all new copies of the game with come with a code that will allow you to download the Flashback maps.

The only midnight bonus I'm aware of is a code that will allow you to unlock a gold-plated Hammerburst.
 

ThirdEngine

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cameltoe said:
so wave 1 is like 1 dude at a time?
The map looked pretty big, plus the guy playing was wandering around on his own most of the time. Horde will be everything it's supposed to be.
 

Aladuf

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Papercuts said:
It's wave 6 of 50.
Plus that game doesn't seem like it's being played on a very high difficulty. Some of those Locusts were being killed with a couple melees.
 

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Do you guys think Mansion would be a nice map to defend on Horde (if possible)? The inside doesn't seem like it'd be horribly difficult to hold down due to the very small openings. And if it does become overwhelmed, it wouldn't be to hard to find a comfortable exit from the building.
 

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Prine said:
Looks exactly like Gears 1. I never understood the love for this game. The gun mechanics seem 'off' to me.

I hate Marcus Pheonix, such a meat head with meat head one liners.
tbh, the opening training mission and hospital missions are the only missions in the game that "look" like Gears 1. Obviously, it's a sequel to Gears so it should look like a Gears game, but that rest of the game is just so much more different.
 

Papercuts

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Aladuf said:
I was just trying to watch this because I never got around to seeing it earlier but the damn video won't load up at all.. does it not load for anyone else?

I just tried it now too, it got up to 2%(after a good 5 minutes) but won't actually play at all.