It could have been a stroke of genius to generate attention for Gears Of War 2 multiplayer and coax players back for just one more go, but somehow Rod Ferguson, the Executive producer for the Gears Of War games has dug himself into a hole. Yesterday he had around 3,500 followers on twitter and he posted the following tweet:
Ok, here’s my bribe. The SDCC XP event will be # of my followers divided by 500. So 4000 followers means 8x XP.
The SDCC he refers to is the San Diego Comic Convention for the weekend of July 23rd. So he had gave himself around 10 days to gather another 500 followers in order for the XP weekend to match the 8XP one from a couple of weeks ago. What he didn’t bank on was the power of twitter.
Less than 24 hours later he has over 7,000 followers and growing every minute. So as this note is being typed we are looking at a 14XP event. With another 9 days to go, get all your friends on twitter to follow @GearsViking
Let’s do everything we can to make this a 100XP weekend!!