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Gears of War 2 (Special Edition) Latest News - Xbox 360

Gears of War 2 (Special Edition)
Game Description: Epic's mega-hit franchise returns for a second round as Marcus Fenix and the rest of the COG forces continue to fight against the massive Locust horde occupying their planet of Sera. The game also ups the ante on the multiplayer side, upping the competitive modes to 5-on-5 and including a new cooperative "Horde" mode that pits players against 50 increasingly difficult waves of Locust enemies.
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Gears of War 2 (Special Edition) News

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  • Capcom's Mike Webster Speaks On 'Resident Evil 5', Cliffy B, Dead Jill Valentine, And More

    I've known Capcom's director of brand marketing, Mike Webster, for several years. Some of my fondest memories in the gaming business involve Mike, Epic's Cliff Blezinski, a swimming pool in Cabo , and a lot of tequila. Wait, that sounded all wrong. There were lots of other people there too...and girls (really!). Anyway, I recently caught up with...

    Posted January 6, 2009| 36 Comments

    Capcom's Mike Webster Speaks On 'Resident Evil 5', Cliffy B, Dead Jill Valentine, And More
  • Microsoft Reveals Top 20 Xbox Live And Xbox Live Arcade Titles Of 2008

    Microsoft's Captain Marketing Major Nelson has released a trio of "top 20" lists for the year of 2008. The categories are top Xbox 360 Live titles (based on unique users), top Xbox Live Arcade games (based on full purchases), and the top (original) Xbox Live (based on unique users). Here are the lists! Xbox 360 Top Live Titles ...

    Posted January 5, 2009| 102 Comments

    Microsoft Reveals Top 20 Xbox Live And Xbox Live Arcade Titles Of 2008
  • 'Gears of War 2' Combustible Map Direct-Feed Videos

    In case you missed them check out our Direct-Feed videos of the three new maps bundled in the Combustible Map Pack released yesterday for Gears 2. Check out Flood below and Fuel Station and Gold Rush after the cut. Gears of War 2 Flood Map Watch Larger Version | Watch HD Version Read More?

    Posted December 16, 2008| 8 Comments

    'Gears of War 2' Combustible Map Direct-Feed Videos
  • 'Gears of War 2' Direct-Feed Gold Rush Map

    Take your Gears 2 multiplayer game vertical as the Gold Rush map will have you looking up and down more than ever during combat. "The Gold Rush facility processed and transferred millions of barrels of refined Imulsion before Emergence Day. Located in a desolate gorge, it now serves as a hotly contested battleground. Featuring two tiers,...

    Posted December 15, 2008| 11 Comments

    'Gears of War 2' Direct-Feed Gold Rush Map
  • 'Gears of War 2' Flood Map Direct-Feed

    The Imulsion is rising and you'd better find higher ground. Take look at some direct-feed video of the Flood map included with the Combustible Map Pack bundle for Epic's Gears of War 2. "Flood is a very tight map that's made extra snug when Imulsion starts creeping up around the edges. As the playing field closes in, the firefight...

    Posted December 15, 2008| 5 Comments

    'Gears of War 2' Flood Map Direct-Feed
  • 'Gears of War 2' Fuel Station Map Direct-Feed

    Thanks to Epic Games and the Combustible Map Pack DLC released last night, you too can experience a freak gasoline fight! Check soem direct-feed video of the Fuel Station map bundled in the recent DLC. "Fuel Station delivers a dangerous battle around an abandoned fossil-fuel facility. The team that secures and controls the station is likely...

    Posted December 15, 2008| 7 Comments

    'Gears of War 2' Fuel Station Map Direct-Feed
  • 'Gears of War 2' Easter Egg Puts Cowboy Hats on Everything

    This silly Easter Egg in Gears of War 2 puts Dizzy's cowboy hat on everything. Check the video below to see how to make everyone a bit more stylish: Then, as an added bonus, hit the jump to see a Corpser with a cowboy hat. Yeehaw! Read More?

    Posted December 15, 2008| 7 Comments

    'Gears of War 2' Easter Egg Puts Cowboy Hats on Everything
  • 'Gears of War 2' Combustible Map Pack Trailer

    Epic Games' adds even more multiplayer life to your Gears of War 2 experience with the freshly revealed Combustible Map pack available now on Xbox Live for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). Featuring Flood, Gold Rush and Fuel Station we'll let the always dapper Augustus "Cole Train" Cole tell you more. Gears of War 2 Combustible Map Pack DLC...

    Posted December 15, 2008| 37 Comments

    'Gears of War 2' Combustible Map Pack Trailer
  • Music for Curb Stomping: The 'Gears of War 2' Soundtrack Review

    Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the official soundtrack album for Gears of War 2 has been unleashed onto the gaming public. Of course the music fits the game like a well placed torque bow arrow into the unsuspecting backside of your enemy, but how does it play when enjoyed away from the game? Saddle up your Brumak and read...

    Posted December 13, 2008| 24 Comments

    Music for Curb Stomping: The 'Gears of War 2' Soundtrack Review
  • 'Gears of War 2' Inching To Three Million

    Microsoft Game Studios head, Phil Spencer, said that Gears of War 2 is "pushing three [million]." Fable II is another game that's doing tremendously well, as it's become the fastest-selling role-playing game (RPG) for the Xbox 360. Let's put this in perspective: It took the first Gears ten weeks after its release to sell three...

    Posted December 8, 2008| 128 Comments

    'Gears of War 2' Inching To Three Million
  • 'Gears of War 2' Gets First Update, Matchmaking Fixes

    In a post on the official Gears of War 2 forums, Rod Fergusson, has posted details about the games new title update. He says: I’m happy to announce that this morning, at 3:40 AM PST, we released a title update that should help with the current matchmaking issues. In order to get the update out as quickly as possible, we focused just on...

    Posted November 28, 2008| 96 Comments

    'Gears of War 2' Gets First Update, Matchmaking Fixes
  • Xbox Live Black Friday Sale: 'Gears of War 2', 'Rez HD', 'Assault Heroes', and More!

    Not to be outdone by Sony's PlayStation Network sale, Microsoft is holding its own Black Friday specials. The good news is that there are a lot of great deals to be had on Xbox Live Arcade titles, downloadable content, and themes. Notable items and their respective prices in points include Rez HD (500), Assault Heroes (500), Metallica's Death...

    Posted November 26, 2008| 66 Comments

    Xbox Live Black Friday Sale: 'Gears of War 2', 'Rez HD', 'Assault Heroes', and More!
  • 'God of War 3' Looks Amazing, Says Jaffe

    David Jaffe, creator of the God of War series and founder of the new game development company Eat Sleep Play, got an early look at God of War 3 when he visited Sony's Santa Monica Studios recently, and posted on his blog that it's like nothing we've ever seen before. "HOLY HOLY HOLY F***ING HELL!!!!", explaimed Jaffe about the third...

    Posted November 24, 2008| 102 Comments

    'God of War 3' Looks Amazing, Says Jaffe
  • Epic Explains 'Gears of War 2' Ranking System

    For those of you wondering what the ranks next to a player's name in Gears of War 2 multiplayer mean, Epic is here to explain everything. Turns out, the system is much smaller than the ranking systems in Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4. There are 5 ranks (see picture), which are determined by Microsoft's TrueSkill system. There are two hard and fast...

    Posted November 19, 2008| 54 Comments

    Epic Explains 'Gears of War 2' Ranking System
  • Epic Fixing Gears of War 2 Matchmaking Problems

    If you've been playing Gears of War 2 but have been having problems with matchmaking, rest assured, Epic is working on a fix. In a recent forum post, Rod Fergusson acknowledged that "a small percentage of players are having issues," but they are working on getting things fixed and have made it their "#1 priority." Rod also...

    Posted November 18, 2008| 46 Comments

    Epic Fixing Gears of War 2 Matchmaking Problems
  • X-Play Gaming Update 11.13.08

    Posted: November 13, 2008

    1,056 Views | 01:58

  • Sessler's Soapbox: Get A Life, Fanboys!

    Posted: November 12, 2008

    37,959 Views | 03:20 | 50 Comments

  • X-Play Exclusive Gears of War 2 Canadian "Last Day" Trailer

    Posted: November 10, 2008

    11,044 Views | 01:40 | 14 Comments

  • Cliff Notes: Britney Spears

    Posted: November 6, 2008

    2,108 Views | 01:52 | 3 Comments

  • Gears of War 2 Review

    Posted: November 6, 2008

    91,413 Views | 03:46 | 133 Comments

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