"On Wednesday, with the official announcement that Gears of War 2 was releasing this November, every gamer's life transformed. At least every 360 gamer's. At least a little.
Suddenly, our outlook on the year ahead changed. Suddenly, we had a massive milestone to anticipate. Suddenly, the holidays looked a lot further away. Suddenly, Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 lost a bit of their shiny, new luster. Suddenly, the original Gears had to be pulled back out and re-examined."