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Title: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 23, 2009, 05:51:25 PM
Just a heads up, seeing as the previous topic is no more
The All Fronts Collection is released on July 28th for 1600 Points, it will contain the Road To Ruin chapter, 7 new maps & all 3 previously released map packs, Flashback, Snow Blind & Combustible.

Alternatively for 1200 Points you can have the Dark Corner pack which just contains the new maps & the new single player chapter.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 23, 2009, 09:07:54 PM
CVG Review (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=219956) of the All Fronts Collection.

Not a bad review, but i've seen some pretty bad ones already, mostly complaining about the new chapter and how the stealth option just doesn't work as it's not a game type that associated with Gears, luckily you can still go all guns blazing.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: TaraJayne on July 24, 2009, 03:05:50 AM
Thanks for putting all these posts back up Craig. ;)

I cant wait for this only 4 more sleeps
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 24, 2009, 03:48:22 AM
Apparently All Fronts got released by mistake last week for 800 points! Dammit!
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: Failed on July 24, 2009, 05:48:05 AM
Apparently All Fronts got released by mistake last week for 800 points! Dammit!

It did, for a whole hour!
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 24, 2009, 06:00:35 AM
Last Friday in the early hours, quite a few people got hold of it too, jammy buggers  :(
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 27, 2009, 07:55:39 AM
Has everyone got their points? I'll be picking mine up tomorrow from my mate in Game. Staff discount.  ;)
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 27, 2009, 09:27:14 AM
Has everyone got their points? I'll be picking mine up tomorrow from my mate in Game. Staff discount.  ;)

Yep, ready for tomorrow  :)
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: sambo on July 27, 2009, 09:50:25 AM
 will pick mine up on Friday.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 28, 2009, 05:28:02 AM
Apparantly its double EXP on the 7 new maps for the rest of the week, thats what a fair few people are saying on the official xbox forums, hope it's true.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 28, 2009, 05:30:40 AM
Nice.  O0
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 28, 2009, 06:34:57 AM
the All Fronts Pack as of 11.30am is still not available, it's visible from the marketplace when you go to
Game Marketplace > All Games > G > Gears 2 > All downloads > Most Recent

but everytime you click on it an error message appears, it briefly shows the info then goes off.

The download is only 760mb which isn't too bad.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 28, 2009, 06:38:23 AM
Sounds worrying. They'd better sort it by this evening.  >:(
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 28, 2009, 06:42:14 AM
Sounds worrying. They'd better sort it by this evening.  >:(

Dark Corners can be downloaded via the menus in the game, but All Fronts isn't available there, typical MS/Epic screw up, everybody wants it & nobody can have it  >:(
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 28, 2009, 06:48:26 AM
Now the xbox site is playing up, great start to the day  ;D
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 28, 2009, 07:46:02 AM
WTF? I've added my points on xbox.com, then when I try to purchase All Fronts it asks me for a prepaid code? What's that about?
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 28, 2009, 07:48:29 AM
WTF? I've added my points on xbox.com, then when I try to purchase All Fronts it asks me for a prepaid code? What's that about?

Don't bother with that mate, the prepaid codes are for reviewers apparantly.

I've just gone down this route on my console - Game Marketplace > All Games > G > Gears 2 > All downloads > Most Recent then All Fronts & it's finally downloading, it's a bit slow but at least it's working now.
Also a few people on my friends list are already playing on the new maps so it must have been available for a while.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 28, 2009, 07:52:51 AM
Hopefully it will all be sorted by the time I get home.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 28, 2009, 07:58:23 AM
Hopefully it will all be sorted by the time I get home.

you should be fine by then

keep checking here (http://forums.epicgames.com/forumdisplay.php?f=356) for updates, theres a few threads just for people in the UK there, i've been on it for a while now  :)
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 28, 2009, 08:02:37 AM
I will do that. Cheers GM.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 28, 2009, 08:57:36 AM
All sorted. It's all ready for download when I get home.  O0
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 28, 2009, 09:09:09 AM
All sorted. It's all ready for download when I get home.  O0

Nice one, i've just ran through the deleted scene, all guns blazing, gonna try the stealth option now.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 28, 2009, 09:11:59 AM
Any good?
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 28, 2009, 09:24:12 AM
The guns blazing option is pretty good, just like any Gears 2 level, the stealth isn't that good though, not being able to shoot things isn't fun  :)
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 28, 2009, 12:42:27 PM
In addition to the DLC, there will be a Double Experience WEEK running from today until August 3rd. The bonus will only be in effect for the "Dark Corners" playlist, and ALL maps of Horde mode.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 29, 2009, 03:06:55 AM
I was online for about 3 hours last night and only downloaded about 20%. Damn bullshit sky broadband!  >:(
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 29, 2009, 05:32:23 AM
I was online for about 3 hours last night and only downloaded about 20%. Damn bullshit sky broadband!  >:(

That ain't good, took about 30-45 minutes yesterday afternoon for me, normally it would be quicker but it was very slow yesterday.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: Failed on July 29, 2009, 07:10:42 AM
Depends what time of the day it's downloaded. If you download it at peak time, then loads of other people will be getting it too.

I'm gonna get it Friday... i've already bought a lot this week  :-[

Banjo, Orange Box, Spyro and Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires. All amazing bargains i just coudn't say 'no' to. I think i have a problem  :-\
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: DFUSIONITE on July 29, 2009, 01:09:00 PM
gonna download it in a couple of weeks. I am about 600 points short of getting it at the moment!!
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: GamerMan316 on July 30, 2009, 06:34:58 PM
Kill Epic employees in Gears of War 2 this Friday

Aside from initiating a week of Gears of War 2 double XP, Epic will also turn loose a few of its employees on the masses. The official site for the game reveals that ten different Epic employees will be playing the new Dark Corners playlist this Friday night, from 4pm ET to 7pm ET.

So, grease up your Lancer and be ready ahead of time.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: Failed on July 31, 2009, 05:00:45 AM
Gonna buy mine tonight, then i'm not buying anything until ODST!
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 31, 2009, 05:27:03 AM
Gonna buy mine tonight, then i'm not buying anything until ODST!

Hmm, two months without buying anything. Somehow I don't believe you.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: Failed on July 31, 2009, 06:21:43 AM
I have 23 unplayed games :(

I bought 5 new games over the last week and i have a shed load of Arcade games to finish off, sad thing is i'll probably still buy something :(

Just thought, gonna get the Red Faction DLC ..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 31, 2009, 06:29:29 AM
I have the same problem. Just need to buy more games. I have 4 big RPG's waiting to be played, but don't know if I'll ever have the time to play them. Plus my whoring instinct is keeping me away from them, as we all know getting cheevs on RPG's is slow going.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: Failed on July 31, 2009, 06:40:08 AM
I'm half-way through my second go at Infinite undiscovery after getting 430G on my first try. Clocked 25 hours to get 430G and now im on another 15 hours and made only another 80G. Gonna look sh*t hot though when i have 999G. The last 1G achieve is beat the super secret boss on stupid difficulty.

Hopefully gonna have it done by next week so i can start Fallout 3.
Title: Re: Gears 2 All Fronts Collection
Post by: RedMaster11 on July 31, 2009, 06:44:04 AM
You could lose a lot of time in Fallout 3 as well. But well worth it.