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Wild and Crazy Gears 2 Predictions

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, May 15, 2008.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Our old friend RaptoR at Planet Gears of War puts forth a handful of zany predictions about Gears of War 2. Here's number 4:

     
  2. Beelzebud (Satanas)

    Beelzebud (Satanas) New Member

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    Remove Windows Live from it, and sell it on Steam.
     
  3. TheSomian

    TheSomian Freak

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    yep.

    another reason why it didn't sell well: They took features out of the game. The Console version had Split-Screen co-op, the PC version not. That's why I did not buy the game.
     
  4. MonsOlympus

    MonsOlympus Active Member

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    Well its a MS published franchise at this point, I dont see windows live going anywhere in a hurry because of that fact. Then again MS marketing did sweet gnaff all for the game on PC.

    Most of the predictions seem spot on but Im really hoping they are wrong for Epic's sake, theres no way this franchise can be that predictable. If it is then well... Perhaps outselling the first one might be harder than they think.
     
  5. TheSomian

    TheSomian Freak

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    if all the PC games i already own would support live, i would use it. There's only one game, and I don't want to pay 60€/Year for it lol

    why can't they make it like xfire so that it does support 3rd party games? Because it's microsoft.
    so i'l keep using xfire.
    i mean, i would have bought the XBOX version, but i sent my xbox back, because it's very loud and there's no Antialiasing in a lowresolution of 1280x720 which looks ugly
     
  6. r1esG0

    r1esG0 Unreal Engine Padawan

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    it will be made on pc, but for a different reason,

    m$ is the publisher, if m$ feels it can earn still more money with the title by selling more copies, they will be doing.

    That is folks!, for them this is just another way to count dollars on their accounts!

    DO you think is epic?, they are always releasing as many titles on many platforms toghether as possible, look at ut3!

    m$ is also the reason for the title is exclusive for a year on the 360, they think that making on that way, they sell all the copies possible on the 360, and then there are ppl that buys for a second time when it comes to pc, so the more you sell, the better.

    m$ is also the reason because they dont talk anything about making on pc, if they make you think that its only coming for 360, you buy it for the 360, then they release for pc a year after and you buy it for pc again,

    a picture of the game could be taken on an stand of the game for windows platform and they would still be denyng that is not comig for pc, to sell more 360 copies,


    And everything above is just my speculation based on what i have seen before.

    Ironoy: please take a couple minutes to hail the marketing folks and their strategies they have learnt on their fancy marketing school that tell us how and when to play our games, being them absolutly not videogame players.... i love this business
     
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  7. Sk.7

    Sk.7 New Member

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    YES! (Windows Live is not supported in my country... :()
     
  8. nELsOn

    nELsOn bSnakeCastShadow = True

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    i guess it'd already help a lot if they just fixed windows live (or gears pc i don't know where exactly this problem originates).
    list play in gears doesn't work at all for me. it always shows 250-300 servers but it doesn't list them. always the same 'refreshing...' message but nothing ever happens. it also seems that it's not limited to me since there are several threads on the official forums with people screaming bloody murder because of it :\
    it's a shame because every now and then i find a player match with an acceptable ping and the game is just heaps of fun.
     
  9. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Why the hold up? Especially if they know they are going for more sales than the first game?
     
  10. awaw

    awaw I didn't survive the '08 BUF crash

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    Nice predictions, sound pretty realistic.

    You can play online just fine with the free silver membership.
     
  11. LMN8R

    LMN8R New Member

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    Unfortunately, if GoW 2 comes to PC, there's no way it'll be on Steam or lack GFW Live thanks to Microsoft being the publisher.
     
  12. 213

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    oooh, I thought this was about the Extreme Difficulty Mode... where Macho Man randy Savage sits behind you while you play and screams obscenities and derrides your effort to concentrate and play the game.

    or the Free chainsaw coupon from Home Depot in every box.

    oh well.
     
  13. Ninian

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    why are people saying pc gaming is dead?
     
  14. Alhanalem

    Alhanalem Teammember on UT3JB Bangaa Bishop

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    Because it's really easy to play splitscreen games on a PC...

    Its quite a trick just to take input from two seperate keyboards, much less have them crowded around a monitor...
    It doesn't have splitscreen on PC becuase it's not practical. Who would use it, seriously, anyway?
     
  15. Ionium

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    Why are they gonna wait until 2009 to release it?
     
  16. IceCreamYou

    IceCreamYou disseminator of awesome

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    Because it won't be done before then? :rolleyes:
    :lol:
    I can just see it: "Don't try this at home, but it's okay at Home Depot." :D
     
  17. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Nah. It has to be a sort of marketing plan, obviously.
     
  18. MonsOlympus

    MonsOlympus Active Member

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    Well 2 monitors for PC isnt that uncommon is it? Most people are running 2x3yr old PC's or more in the one box now anyways :p
     
  19. Alhanalem

    Alhanalem Teammember on UT3JB Bangaa Bishop

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    in that situation u may as well be using 2 different PCs.
     
  20. -=WolverinE=-

    -=WolverinE=- New Member

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    All this effort for a game that will suck. I doubt that it will be different than the first mindless, linear "shoot the bad guys in the corridor" GoW with no story depth at all, full of crappy comments like "Can't stop the train, baby!" and with a good covering system, that can't compensate for the rest.

    People's expectations towards games are too low these days and maybe thats the reason why we get crap.
     

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