Gears of War 2 Happenings This Week

As everybody knows by now, Gears of War 2 launches this Friday, November 7. You may also have heard about stores doing special midnight launches and events. But there is one outlet we usually forget to mention and that is television.

Gears of War 2 Hits the Airwaves with Launch Show Specials, Starting Today

The blockbuster sequel also takes over Xbox LIVE beginning Nov. 7 with a “Weekend Assault”

Catch all the glory as “Gears of War 2” hits the airwaves during launch week. Tune in or set your DVR to be part of the excitement leading up to the worldwide launch of “Gears of War 2” on Nov. 7. Don’t miss out on the must-see TV:

  • G4 TV takes X-Play on location to Epic Games in Cary, NC for a behind-the-scenes look at the blockbuster sequel, and will officially premiere the opening cinematic of “Gears of War 2” in full HD glory. The “Gears of War 2” X-Play episode debuts on Monday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. PT and re-airs each night throughout the week exclusively on G4 TV.
  • Sci vs. Fi: Gears of War 2, a special “Gears of War 2”-focused show where industry insiders, celebrities and Epic Games discuss the inspiration and impact of “Gears of War 2.” Sci vs. Fi: Gears of War 2 debuts on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. PT only on the SciFi Channel.
  • SpikeTV’s Gears of War 2: The First Delta Squad follows five die-hard “Gears of War” fans in an alternate reality game of survival and retribution as they compete for the chance to play “Gears of War 2” before the rest of the world. Gears of War 2: The First Delta Squad debuts on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8:30 p.m. PT on Spike TV.

Now for some exciting gaming action!

Still not enough “Gears” activity? Beginning Friday, Nov. 7 at 12:01 a.m. and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 9 at 11:59 p.m. ET, “Gears of War 2” LIVE Weekend Assault, brought to you by Transporter 3, will take over Xbox LIVE, delivering the premium “Gears of War 2” experience. Eager fans can jump onto Xbox LIVE on launch day to get into the following action:

Play & Win Sweepstakes

All weekend long, battle it out on Xbox LIVE for your chance to score one of the following coveted prizes:

•        Custom “Gears of War 2” Xbox 360 console

•        Special Edition “Gears of War 2” Zune®device

•        Limited Edition “Gears of War 2” game

•        Assorted items from the Lionsgate action movie Transporter 3

Leaderboard Tournament

On Sunday, Nov. 9 at 12:01 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. ET, enter the Wingman Leaderboard Tournament to compete for the following prizes:

·         1st Place:

o   Custom “Gears of War 2” Xbox 360 Elite console

o   Special Edition “Gears of War 2” Zune®device

o   12-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription card

o   4,000 Microsoft points

·         2nd – 10th Places

o   Special Edition “Gears of War 2” Zune® device

o   12-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription card

o   1,000 Microsoft points

Game with Developer

Take on your favorite Epic Games developers over Xbox LIVE on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET. Look for these gamertags and send off a game invite:

·         EpicDev1

·         EpicDev2

·         EpicDev3

·         EpicDev4

·         EpicDev5

·         EpicDev6

·         EpicDev7

·         EpicDev8 

Exclusive Content Releasing During LIVE Weekend

Last but not least, exclusive video content for all LIVE subscribers will be released all weekend long:

•    Welcome message from “Gears of War 2” Design Director Cliff Bleszinski

•    Getting Started with Gamerscore Videos – Get special insights into the campaign and multiplayer modes in this series of exclusive video interviews with the game’s developers

As an added bonus, Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers will have access to:

•    Last Day Theme – This theme, inspired by the ‘Last Day’ TV ad and optimized for the New Xbox Experience launching Nov. 19, will be available for Gold subscribers free of charge during LIVE weekend

•    Exclusive Gamer Picture – All registrants will receive a “Gears of War 2” gamer picture available only during LIVE weekend

For more information on “Gears of War 2” LIVE Weekend Assault, brought to you by Transporter 3, visit

Now on to the my final bit on fun news, how about we flood Xbox LIVE with Gears of War 2 support by changing our gamerpics to the Crimson Omen or whatever color Omen you may have.


I want to thank Justin, aka SixOkay, for giving us the information.


I also want to add that there will be no .5 show this week. Situations came up that the show had to be scrapped for this week. But while you’re waiting for the Live .0 show on Thursday, check out Mr. B4’s second episode of the Friend Request show. This show’s guest was Kosamus.


Only 4 more days left!

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