Gears of War 2 Uploaded To The Internet [Gears Of War 2 NTSC XBOX360-x360inT]

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    It would appear Gears of War 2 has been uploaded to the Internet 19 days before release.
    Apparently the release is region free so I guess we’re going to see a mass of people around the world playing this by tomorrow.

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    Gutted, Im really looking forward to playing this. Its annoying to think loads of people are going to be playing it over two and a half weeks early.
     
  2. xzKinGzxBuRnzx

    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

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    WOW, depressing. To bad I don't have a modded 360, I would download it and buy it. That way I could play it early like some. Microsoft needs to offer something to encourage more people to buy this instead of downloading. As a few people I know have a modded 360. I really hope they buy and don't download. It will hurt sells and we'll never see that gears of war 3.
     
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    MunkyMagikUK Digiex Blogger

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    You seem to be getting rather worried about this, but I wouldn't worry if I were you, trust me, with the amount of money The Gears of War Franchise makes, they WILL make another, and probably another after that! Anyway, why would they bother expanding the story through novels and the movie if they weren't going to make more games after Gears 2! So don't worry my friend, we shall get Gears 3!

    As for the download, it's a shame really. Even if I did have a modded 360, which I never would, I wouldn't be downloading it. I think there's something special about getting it on release day, just ruins if it you download it tbh.
     
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    What I dont get, is with the power of Xbox Live why dont they stop this? On there monthly or so bug fix dash updates, set play dates for games. So if someone puts in a GOW2 disc it wont let it load until the launch day. Simple heh?

    I feel the same way as others, it annoys me when im waiting round to launch day, and knowing some people have it weeks earlier. When that happened with Halo 2, I went out and bought a modded console, makes me wanna mod my 360 now...
     
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    MunkyMagikUK Digiex Blogger

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    They do kind of. If you have the game early (legal or illegal) and put it in your Xbox, if you sign into LIVE you get a ban. Kind of stupid though, you can just play it offline untill it comes out, as long as you don't sign into LIVE, and it isn't as if there is going to be anyone on LIVE anyway is it? However, if you have a modded 360 and sign into LIVE you get banned anyway. I should imagine people buy a cheap Core (or Arcade or whatever they bloody call it nowadays) mod that, then have a Premium/ Elite for normal Xbox LIVE play.

    Bloody pirates! (that's what I'm calling them now, now illegal downloaders ;))

    EDIT - 100 posts, woop! :D
     
  6. Haloman

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    i wouldn't worry about not seeing a gears 3 because aparently the preorders for gears two has already pased that of the total for the original gears. so i would thing that Gears three is a dead cert
     
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    As long as no one spoils the SP campaign storyline for me I'm not too bothered. I agree it's a little annoying to know some people are already enjoying the game. They may even have one up on people who don't download it as I think you can play matches with bots hence they may not need to sign into live to learn the MP elements of Gears 2 :( November 7th can't come soon enough!
     
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    On a platform where an internet connection is mandatory such as Steam that would work, your forgetting although a lot of people do have and use xbox live there’s also quite a lot of people who have never hooked there 360 up to the net.

    Some stores do break the release date and sell games a week early, you will not get banned for that.

    If you sign in to live with a modded 360 you won’t get banned either, however depending on what you’re playing your 360 can get flagged up and investigated, if your found to have a modded 360 you will get banned. It’s almost certain if you signed in to live and played Gears of War 2 you would be flagged up but if you’re playing a game that’s out in stores as long as it’s a perfect rip you will probably be fine... however if your silly enough to mod your 360 and go on live with a pirated game you have to be prepared to get banned.

    That’s what I’ve gathered from reading websites such as Xbox-Scene and Maxconsole anyway.

    Agreed, I’m thinking it would probably be a launch title for the next Xbox if its released in 2010 or 2011
     
  9. MunkyMagikUK

    MunkyMagikUK Digiex Blogger

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    My mate got FIFA 09 a few days early, played it whilst signed in, and got banned :|

    I admit i've done it before now and not got banned for it, but it was rather strange for him to get banned!
     
  10. InsaneNutter

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    Woah that sucks never heard of anyone playing a game legally and getting banned before.

    Did he get unbanned?
     
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    Yeah is was a 24 hour ban, still sucks though
     
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    A few photos for you guys, no 4 player co-op unfortunately :(

    Yes I did pre order before anyone says anything so I don’t see a problem with playing it a bit early, if the admins have a problem with this please remove my post, Thanks.

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    Someone said it will hurt sales and they wont want to make a gears 3 but it must be someone who works for them who put it on the internet. How else could it happen?
     
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    Apparently some guy stole 100 copies of Gears 2, Fable 2 and some other games from a plant that manufactures the games, he was selling them... I guess someone got a copy and uploaded it.
     
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    I hope it doesn't hurt sales. From what I've seen in previews and videos the game looks to be a worthy purchase. If the story ends on a cliffhanger and they don't make a third game I'll be most annoyed. Heck if Gears 1 didn't get a sequel I would've been annoyed as the ending was very open.
     
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    The solution for all us people that are dieng to play gears of war 2 or other games that you downlaod weeks before release is to get a modded xbox 360 console but also having a legit xbox 360. With 2 diffrent gamertags so if yoou get banned in the modded 360 you wont care because you still have a legit 360 to play online with.
    Thats if you can afford it and i dont see the point of getting a modded 360 as you would still get to play the games on the release date and i dont mind paying because the people who made the game deserve it for creating such a great game.
     

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