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Oct 16, 2008, 12:06 AM
 
Multiplayer hands on - Team Xbox
The only quote you need (it is a good article if your bored)

Microsoft as usual isn't letting any reviews come out till closer to release and these sites aren't allowed to give their score but i think this quote sums up some vague feelings...

Team Xbox - Gears of War 2 Multiplayer Hands on
A more complete package has probably never been put together. What else could you possibly ask for from a game? To cure cancer? Gears 2 won’t quite do that, but it will give you enough gameplay to keep you busy probably until the final game in the trilogy is released in two thousand whatever....Gears of War 2 might be the most complete shooter you’ve ever played. With this much gameplay, this many unlockables, that many characters, etc., etc.,
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Oct 23, 2008, 11:35 AM
 
stogie and i managed to rock some campaign last night. We weren't total failures, so we had that going for us.

I didn't realize co-op was limited to two folks, though.
     
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Oct 23, 2008, 12:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
stogie and i managed to rock some campaign last night. We weren't total failures, so we had that going for us.

I didn't realize co-op was limited to two folks, though.
Yea Gears 1 is only 2 player but Gears 2 has 4 player co-op
     
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Oct 23, 2008, 12:49 PM
 
Oh, good.
     
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Oct 23, 2008, 03:01 PM
 
Dakar, are you up for some more campaign tonight? I really want to finish this game before GoW 2 is released.

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Oct 23, 2008, 03:03 PM
 
Uh, yeah, I think so. What's the earliest we can start?
     
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Oct 23, 2008, 03:12 PM
 
I'll try to get off work a little early. 6 or 6:30pm (PST).

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Oct 23, 2008, 03:17 PM
 
Anytime after 7 pst / 10 est is fine.
     
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Oct 24, 2008, 10:01 AM
 
Well, I'm trying to figure out how to pre-order this without it being a debacle. I despise GameStop, so I won't do it there, and after what happened with GTA IV, I won't go to Amazon. Wal•Mart online looks like the best option ("Preorder Gears of War 2 and receive a BONUS $10 Walmart.com Gift Card, plus guaranteed street date delivery. Preorders will deliver on November 7, 2008.), except when I checkout, site to store lists a delivery date of mid-November, which is total BS unless they don't plan on carrying the game in stores until mid-November.

Someone shoot me.
     
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Oct 25, 2008, 01:00 PM
 
Also, the multiplayer is impossible.
     
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Oct 25, 2008, 01:35 PM
 
Hehe, don't worry, I'm pretty piss-poor at it too.

I figure the only way to do decent is get the good weapons right away, oh, and know how to kill with them too.
     
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Oct 25, 2008, 02:38 PM
 
I feel 99% certain that most players could kill me if even if they weren't allowed to attack until I started reloading.
     
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Oct 26, 2008, 05:03 PM
 
Cros, shall we finish the campaign toinght? I'm good at 10pm EST, 7 PST
     
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Oct 26, 2008, 06:06 PM
 
Yeah. I'll sign on around 7 PST.

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Oct 27, 2008, 12:40 PM
 
Can anyone explain the melee system to me? It seems like once an enemy gets close enough you don't do a damn thing. I keep tapping B, but I can't tell if anything's happening.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 12:54 PM
 
It's really tough to land a melee, I don't think I've ever accomplished one in multi.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 12:57 PM
 
I was talking just co-op. stogie and I were taking a beating on Hardcore last night.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:02 PM
 
Oh, I dunno, I've landed a few melees....but I wouldn't consider it a main way of taking down an enemy...certainly not as important as melee in H3.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:03 PM
 
I know I've landed a few before, but so far on hardcore, I can't even tell if I'm throwing them. Maybe it's the angle, but it seems like my character is standing still as I'm jamming on the B button.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:06 PM
 
Perhaps your frantic use of the 'B' button is canceling out your melees?
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:08 PM
 
It's a thought. An awful one, but a thought.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:09 PM
 
Don't take my word for it, I'm playing a 10 year old PC game religiously right now.

So what's the final verdict on GoW2, Dakar, you gonna buy it?
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:09 PM
 
It was easy to melee the scrubs in casual mode (saved me lots of ammo). But under the hardcore setting... forget it.

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Oct 27, 2008, 01:09 PM
 
Alright, question: If the guy is too close and I have the chainsaw weapon equipped, is that why it's failing? The chainsaw seems completely random as to when it succeeds.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Don't take my word for it, I'm playing a 10 year old PC game religiously right now.
BY the way, that's awful as in "that'd be dumb", not as in "you're dumb".
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:11 PM
 
There's ya problem. Hold down the B button instead of just tapping it, you can hold down B forever and once you are in range of the chainsaw attack it will automatically start sawin'.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
It was easy to melee the scrubs in casual mode (saved me lots of ammo). But under the hardcore setting... forget it.
Yeah, those little bastards are near impossible to melee on the harder difficulties.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Don't take my word for it, I'm playing a 10 year old PC game religiously right now.

So what's the final verdict on GoW2, Dakar, you gonna buy it?
Horde mode pushed me over the edge, I believe. I'm a slut for good co-op, the more the merrier.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:14 PM
 
Yeah, I can't wait for four player co-op.

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Oct 27, 2008, 01:15 PM
 
So is stogie getting this too? Are we gonna MacNN the hell out of the co-op when it comes out?

And if Taco is in, we got 5 for Horde mode.

Edit: Yes he is
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:16 PM
 
Sweeeeeet.

Edit: I think that's abut the fifth time we've forgotten that Stogie is most definitely buying this game, poor Stogie.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:18 PM
 
BTW, sek, I'm impressed you've beaten the game on insane. I can't even imagine.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 01:19 PM
 
I haven't pre-ordered it yet. But I've never had a problem finding a copy of a new game release. There are plenty of Targets, Walmarts, Best Buys, Game Stop/Game Crazy type stores in my area.

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Oct 27, 2008, 01:21 PM
 
I refuse to pre-order. I'll do Wal•Mart, and if I have to, GameStop.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 02:29 PM
 
Hey I don't know you guys but I shall have the game on the 7th. So, give me some love =)
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 02:32 PM
 
If this thing is as popular as it looks, I'm sure we'll be doing some MacNN Multiplayer Mayhem.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 05:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
BTW, sek, I'm impressed you've beaten the game on insane. I can't even imagine.
It was co-op, but yeah, pretty damn hard...cept for Raam at the end, pretty easy with two Torque Bows.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 06:25 PM
 
Yeah, he's a bitch to beat with the regular guns and grenades. I'll remember to grab the torque bows the next time we face him.

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Oct 27, 2008, 06:29 PM
 
Make sure each of you have the Sniper/Torque Bow combo.

Have one guy torque him to disperse the 'bats' and the other gives him a face of sniper bullet, extra deadly when you have a super reloaded sniper handy. The other guy could just torque his face too.

I prefer to have one guy at either end (lengthwise) of the train car so he won't encroach on either of you.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 10:27 PM
 
can't wait to play this NN' style co op. I stopped into work after class today and saw a box in the back that as marked "DO NOT SELL UNTIL NOVEMBER 7th" and the UPC tag read.... GrsWar2 ...FTW!!!()*&(#*^$%^(!)!(*@(*^$&*#^
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 10:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
BTW, sek, I'm impressed you've beaten the game on insane. I can't even imagine.
I beat it on hardcore (non co op) and it was ROUGH... but it will definitely be my difficulty of choice for Gears 2 solo campaign.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 10:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Don't take my word for it, I'm playing a 10 year old PC game religiously right now.

So what's the final verdict on GoW2, Dakar, you gonna buy it?
what game? all this week i've been playing two of my top 5 favorite games of all time...
Day of the Tentacle
Super Metroid

also got bored late on friday and bought Mega Man 9 for XBLA, i can't believe they made an all new mega man completely old school style.

SIDE NOTE: Triple post...FTW
     
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Oct 28, 2008, 09:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
what game? all this week i've been playing two of my top 5 favorite games of all time...
Day of the Tentacle
Super Metroid
System Shock 2.

Also, you rule!!! Super Metroid is the bees f**kin knees! Certainly in my top 3 games of all time.
     
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Oct 28, 2008, 04:48 PM
 
Still figuring out where i'm going to buy Gears2 I noticed a pretty good deal on Xbox 360 Fanboy for 1600MS Points Free w/ purchase from Circuit City

EDIT: Final Launch Trailer - In HD... chalk me up for counting the days
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Oct 28, 2008, 05:12 PM
 
Hey that's not a bad deal. I may have to stop by Circuit City on my way work Friday.

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I have to say, free-aim makes it harder to prove lag if you suspect it's involved.
     
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Oct 29, 2008, 01:22 PM
 
Am I the only one here who mistakenly thought the campaign co-op was 4 players?
http://www.videogamer.com/news/29-09-2008-9499.html
     
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Oct 29, 2008, 03:12 PM
 
Damn you Bleszinski! I was looking forward to 4 player Co-op. WTF is Horde? Is that another game type for GoW2? I've been trying to limit myself from reading the reviews or viewing trailers.

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Oct 29, 2008, 03:25 PM
 
Horde is the 5 player thing I was talking about.

More importantly, this puts back on the fence. It's never ending.
     
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Oct 29, 2008, 11:08 PM
 
Oh you drama queen, you.

That does suck though. Bamboozled again.
     
 
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