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Published on November 7th, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Gears of War ships Today!

We all knew it was coming, yet we could do nothing… The locusts awaited us, and we willingly prepared for it. We have been patient. Now, all we want is… to destroy them with our buddies over Xbox Live! That’s right, everyone, the most awaited Xbox 360 game of the year is shipping TODAY!

I don’t know about any of you, but you can color the rest of my week nonexistent. Not to mention the Emergence Day Celebration! Starting 12:01am on Sunday, November 12, the festivities begin, and there are TONS of things goin on. Check out the hotness:

Xbox Live® celebrates Emergence Day with 24 hours of special events beginning at 12:01 A.M. on Sunday, November 12 on Xbox Live. Gold members in North America can join online tournaments, download exclusive videos, win cool prizes, and participate in variety of other activities:

  • Leaderboard tournament: The 24-hour leaderboard tournament winner receives a one-of-a-kind Gears of War branded guitar as well as an automatic bye to the finals of a global Gears of War tournament planned for 2007.
  • Hourly sweepstakes drawings: Prize giveaways mean you could win one of several Samsung HT-P29 Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound Systems.
  • Gamer pic and theme: Score the exclusive free Gears of War gamer pic and theme, only available on Emergence Day.
  • Game with Fame: Play with legendary heavy metal band and Gears of War fans Megadeth, the game’s lead designer Cliff Bleszinski, and other members of the Epic Games team.
  • New videos: Check out the never-before-seen videos including a special Emergence Day transmission from Cliff Bleszinski.
  • MTV Special: Watch the MTV “Gears of War: The Road to Launch” sneak preview.

And that’s just the beginning. There are going to be prizes given away all day, Game with Fame with the developers, and ALL KINDS OF MADNESS. If only I didn’t have to WORK for 5 hours Sunday!

Any way it ends up, I have curb stomps awaiting all challengers starting Wednesday. Think you’re up to the challenge? We’ll see, rookie. We’ll see indeed

Want even MORE info? Visit the Emergence Day Celebration over Xbox Live website.

About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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