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post #91 of 1001 Old 11-08-2006, 05:51 AM
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I just ordered mine to Iraq. Sera, Iraq, 2 wars to win for the people.

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My Best Buy Pre-Order is now showing "Backordered". Any have any suggestions of where I can run out and get one today?
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A pre-order is backordered? WTH? Was this an online pre? My B&M BB better dang well have it today or I am going to be upset despite the cool GoW t-shirt I am currently wearing (at work ).
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From the order status page at Best Buy...

Order Date: 10/22/06


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Microsoft-Gears of War-Xbox 360 SKU: 7294652

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I pre-ordered from Familyvideo on Oct 31st and this morning I got confirmation that GoW is on its way!! (Too bad I picked snailmail to get it )

When in doubt...... R E B O O T !
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Almost anywhere... I would get going now though... This game will sell out everywhere very quickly!

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I am stuck @ the damn Beserker.... that thing scares the crap out of me when its running...... lol GREAT game....
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haha the berseker is great, took me a few minutes to figure out how not to get shredded to pieces by that thing.

definitely the best looking game i have ever played and the thing that impresses me the most is the framerate, i haven't seen it take a dip so far at all, even during heavy firefights and lots of activity on the screen.

and the environments are gorgeous, too bad most of the time you're running and ducking out of the way to pay attention to most of it.
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Quick questions. Can you play this co-op on the same Xbox? Like can a buddy come over and play the campaign with me. Also, can you play this 4 player split screen? Can you play this 4 player split screen online? Thanks!
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While the game takes an avg. of 8-10 hours to complete in single player mode, this is assuming you're playing on the default setting (which is the easiest).

Bumping it all the way up to "Insane" takes 3x longer to complete.

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While the game takes an avg. of 8-10 hours to complete in single player mode, this is assuming you're playing on the default setting (which is the easiest).

Bumping it all the way up to "Insane" takes 3x longer to complete.

What setting should I use if I don't play video games very often? The easiest mode sounds too easy. I was thinking about chosing the middle difficulty.
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The easy mode is still tough.... no impossible, but a fun game to the average gamer....
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Quick questions. Can you play this co-op on the same Xbox? Like can a buddy come over and play the campaign with me. Also, can you play this 4 player split screen? Can you play this 4 player split screen online? Thanks!

You can have 2 guys one screen for both co-op and multiplayer, but there is no 4 player split on it.
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I would say 5-6 hours to complete the game on the Casual setting is about right. It took me just over an hour to finish act 1. I think I'm going to go back and play it on the Hard Core setting now that I've got a handle on the gameplay controls.

There are also several spots where you're given a choice of paths, so there is definitely incentive to go back and replay choosing a different path to see all the game has to offer.

I have to say this game has some amazing in-game cut-scenes and a lot of jaw-dropping moments! It's incredible that they can pull off this level of graphics with a steady framerate and most importantly, no screen tearing!

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While this game deserves as close to 10 out of 10 as it can, the graphics deserve a 16.3 out of 10.

On a 21"CRT VGA monitor @720p it's almost hard to believe these images are moving and interactive. And no I'm not stoned.

It can only be described as shocking.
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So I called the ebgames i pre ordered from and asked them if they had my copy b/c i was leaving on lunch to pick it up.. They told me their shipment today was delayed. What a bunch of BS... I may go buy from somewhere else and return the new copy.

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While this game deserves as close to 10 out of 10 as it can, the graphics deserve a 16.3 out of 10.

On a 21"CRT VGA monitor @720p it's almost hard to believe these images are moving and interactive. And no I'm not stoned.

It can only be described as shocking.

totally. i spent the first 20 minutes just running around doing nothing but laughing in pure disbelief at the staggering beauty of the game. absolutely, completely nuts - at least 2 orders of magnitude better-looking than any game i have ever seen.

even on a 50" plasma from 8 feet.
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Delayed until when? I put in preorder at EBG last night. I hope they have my copy when I stop by tonight.

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Delayed until when? I put in preorder at EBG last night. I hope they have my copy when I stop by tonight.


Call them first. Mine said hopefully today. The guy was so snotty i wanted to smack him.

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My Best Buy Pre-Order is now showing "Backordered". Any have any suggestions of where I can run out and get one today?

Is it me or is BB biased against anything MS these days? No Gears and no HD-DVD? Everything they seem to be doing lately seems geared towards selling BR and the ps3.
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I pre-ordered from Familyvideo on Oct 31st and this morning I got confirmation that GoW is on its way!! (Too bad I picked snailmail to get it )

Mine is on it's way from FamilyVideo as well, snail mail and a $5.00 off coupon equals $45.00. I don't care about the slow shipping, I am away for 10 days anyway.
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This game isn't easy! Very tough and if i have one complaint its the camera system. It needs some serious work!
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Delayed until when? I put in preorder at EBG last night. I hope they have my copy when I stop by tonight.

I called the EB Games today that I made my preorder at and the Manager tells me that, ta-da.... there has been a delay. He said that Fed EX has some sort of delay and therefore his shipment and the shipment for the rest of the EB stores in the area (Jacksonville, FL) has been delayed. He said that he has the district manager checking all of the stores to see if he can get some to his store. Yeah right.

I'm gonna check with some of the Walmarts in the area. I figured this would happen. If there's a delay with Fed Ex it must be with their distribution center in Memphis. The planes fly out of there and land at your local airport. Sure there could be a problem at the local Fed Ex distribution center, but I highly doubt it.

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5-6 hours to finish....bah, I'll rent it. Not spending 80 bucks on 6 hours.

THat's pathetic. I've seen expansions for games last longer then that.
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This game isn't easy! Very tough and if i have one complaint its the camera system. It needs some serious work!

Camera works great, hold "Y" to get on track.
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The camera is sick...... I guess you just have to get use to it
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I dont think the 5-6 hours for casual gamers is correct. I have played about 3 hours total of this game so far and I am only in the middle of act 2. It will take me about 10-12 hours to finish I would think. Once Im done im going to play on-line for much longer then that. This game is def worth the money. Def my favorite game on the 360.

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5-6 hours to finish....bah, I'll rent it. Not spending 80 bucks on 6 hours.

THat's pathetic. I've seen expansions for games last longer then that.


That's on Casual, which most people seem to be saying is relatively easy. If you go to the review from IGN they say that the insane diffuculty easily takes about 3 times as long to complete and SHOULD be done on co-op if you want to stand a chance. I have not even mentioned the multi-player on LIVE yet. So this hardly sounds like a rental at all.
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5-6 hours to finish....bah, I'll rent it. Not spending 80 bucks on 6 hours.

THat's pathetic. I've seen expansions for games last longer then that.


Keep in mind, that's on the Casual difficulty setting. Playing on the HardCore setting should double the length. Then there is Co-op, multi-player and the Insane difficulty level if you really want a challenge!

Seriously, this game is easily worth $60!

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