Gears of War 2 golden weapon download issue supposedly fixed [NXE Update]


via Xbox 360 Fanboy by Xav de Matos on 11/7/08

You’ve sent in the tips, we’ve reported the issue and everyone involved has waited patiently for the gold-plated weapons download problem in Gears of War 2 to be fixed. According to the Gears 2 community manager the issue can be fixed by going through a relatively painless procedure. Here’s what you have to do to get your golden guns downloaded:

  1. Launch the Xbox Dashboard
  2. Sign into your Profile
  3. Go to the Marketplace blade
  4. Select “Account Management”
  5. Select “Download History”
  6. Under the “Games” section, select “Gears of War 2 Gold-Plated Lancer Assault Rifle”
  7. When the blade appears, select “Download Again”
  8. Wait until the “download complete” confirmation toast appears

The process should also work for the gold Hammerburst weapon given to gamers during midnight launch events.

Jump in to find out to fix the issue if you have the NXE.

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7-11 breaking Gears of War 2 street date

via Xbox 360 Fanboy by Richard Mitchell on 11/6/08

We’ve been receiving many reports that 7-11 convenience stores are selling Gears of War 2 before its November 7 release (hey, that’s tomorrow!). Even Penny Arcade’s Tycho managed to grab a copy early. We’re not sure how wide spread it is, but if anyone out there is eager to get their Gears fix right now, head to your local 7-11 and see if you can’t snag a copy. We’d suggest being coy about it, maybe just ask to see what games they have. Once you lay your eyes on Gears of War 2, you might say something along the lines of “hey, that game looks pretty neat. I’ll take it, good sir (or madame).” Then casually produce your payment, grab the game, and run like mad.

[Thanks to dizzy for the image]

Metacritic roundup: Gears of War 2

via Xbox 360 Fanboy by Dustin Burg on 11/3/08

Earlier today, Microsoft lifted the Gears of War 2 review embargo (if you haven’t already, check out our 2-page review) and the review scores are flooding in. After eighteen reviews, metacritic has tallied up the scores and listed Gears of War 2′s average to be around 95. Which, in metacritic land, is considered “universal acclaim”. Check out what the gaming industry has to say about Gears of War 2:

  • Giant Bomb (100/100): “All you really need to know is that Gears of War 2 is a terrific, kick-ass shooter with enough stuff in it to keep you busy for a pretty long time.”
  • Gamespy (100/100): “While it’s certainly open to debate, we’re going to go out on a limb and call Gears of War 2 the most visually impressive game of all-time.”
  • IGN (95/100): “It has non-stop action, fresh gameplay, varied environments, an engrossing storyline, multiplayer that will have people busy for years to come, and some of the nastiest and coolest kills I’ve seen in a videogame.”
  • GameTrailers (95/100): “The game consistently manages to put impressive, holy crap-worthy stuff on-screen. Your ears get their fair share of candy, too. Voice work is almost always right on and the music is epic, foreboding, and dangerous.”