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Published on December 9th, 2008 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

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Gears of War 2 Went Triple Platinum In A Month

Wow. Games generally sell a decent amount, but most titles never get to one million sold, let alone three.

Don’t believe me? Mark Rein, Epic Games’ Vice President, said the following in an email recently:

“Microsoft [the game’s publisher] confirmed to me this afternoon that Gears of War 2 sell-through surpassed 3 million units as of last week.”

2006’s original Gear of War took around ten weeks to hit the same mark. Gears 2 did it in four.

Let me just say: yes.

While there are a couple small issues with the multiplayer (which have mostly been patched out) and there are some “summer blockbuster” lines (Ten $h!4loads? Seriously?), this is a game that is definitely worth the price of entry.

To know that it not only sold well, but outpaced the original in sales – especially in this economy, says tons about Epic’s latest masterpiece.

Confirmed: Gears 2 Passes [Edge]

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  • GangstaMarine03

    It's is the best game I,ve played so far overall.

  • GangstaMarine03

    It's is the best game I,ve played so far overall.

  • BenD

    How is this a "masterpiece" or "best game so far"? EVERY single friend I've talked to so far can't stand the multiplayer due to proximity nades (frag, smoke), chainsaw enhancement (more magnetic power than ever!), and of course the ultra-spamming of the two-piece. The GFX were a slight improvement and the gameplay is essentially the same (slightly slower). The story was a letdown (especially the end), although at least we found out what happened to Dom's wife which was by far the most interesting. All in all I myself (and so far 100% of my friends) think it was a letdown and the only reason why I still play it is because I hate the other shooters even more. SFIV can't come soon enough…

  • BenD

    How is this a "masterpiece" or "best game so far"? EVERY single friend I've talked to so far can't stand the multiplayer due to proximity nades (frag, smoke), chainsaw enhancement (more magnetic power than ever!), and of course the ultra-spamming of the two-piece. The GFX were a slight improvement and the gameplay is essentially the same (slightly slower). The story was a letdown (especially the end), although at least we found out what happened to Dom's wife which was by far the most interesting. All in all I myself (and so far 100% of my friends) think it was a letdown and the only reason why I still play it is because I hate the other shooters even more. SFIV can't come soon enough…

  • tr3Ks

    IMHO people like you are expecting a game to be absoloutley perfect. There is no doubt in my mind that Epic knows about the problem and are probably working on a way to patch / fix them because the lancer isn't even an allowed weapon in MLG currently because its bugged….A game whose trademark weapon is un usable? really?…im sure epic has no idea.(yeah right). also, the grenade tags are great…the game lets you know if someone picked up grenades, so the obvious option is to tag them on walls rather than throw them, just shoot em and blow them up. Granted it slows the game down by maybe one minute of total play time in an entire match. IMHO all epic has to do to fix the remaining gears 2 problems is fix the shotgun / revved lancer not dropping when shot at close range (easily fixed by increasing the shotties dmg just a little bit at the closer range, or so i would think) and really…thats it. The only people that have problems with the chainsaw are the people that just spammed the OP shotgun in the first gears of war. – This is a sequel its not going to be the same lame tactics…there are new ones :P. minor fixes and this game will be a gem….not that it isnt already…just needs a jeweler to cut it.

  • tr3Ks

    IMHO people like you are expecting a game to be absoloutley perfect. There is no doubt in my mind that Epic knows about the problem and are probably working on a way to patch / fix them because the lancer isn't even an allowed weapon in MLG currently because its bugged….A game whose trademark weapon is un usable? really?…im sure epic has no idea.(yeah right). also, the grenade tags are great…the game lets you know if someone picked up grenades, so the obvious option is to tag them on walls rather than throw them, just shoot em and blow them up. Granted it slows the game down by maybe one minute of total play time in an entire match. IMHO all epic has to do to fix the remaining gears 2 problems is fix the shotgun / revved lancer not dropping when shot at close range (easily fixed by increasing the shotties dmg just a little bit at the closer range, or so i would think) and really…thats it. The only people that have problems with the chainsaw are the people that just spammed the OP shotgun in the first gears of war. – This is a sequel its not going to be the same lame tactics…there are new ones :P. minor fixes and this game will be a gem….not that it isnt already…just needs a jeweler to cut it.

  • BenD

    No point in arguing any further. We all have our own opinions. I'll just agree to disagree.

  • BenD

    No point in arguing any further. We all have our own opinions. I'll just agree to disagree.

  • tr3Ks

    no doubt, i just wanted to throw in my thoughts since you said that everyone you know says that the game is broken. I mean, just a few minor imperfections can make things a nuisance but it doesn't ruin a game ;). wasn't really an argument…just my thoughts

  • tr3Ks

    no doubt, i just wanted to throw in my thoughts since you said that everyone you know says that the game is broken. I mean, just a few minor imperfections can make things a nuisance but it doesn't ruin a game ;). wasn't really an argument…just my thoughts

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