Gamestop and Amazon.com are now taking pre-orders for Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 2 Limited Edition.
Why the hell would anyone pre-order a game, thats comn out it 10months from now? Edit: "Is Microsoft so scared of Sony's '08 potential they want to remind everyone they're not dead, yet...?" Dude that is dumb...i thought you meant conspiracy theories in another way...
Let the conspiracy theories begin ...
"conspiracy theories" LOL... amazon/gamestop just want your money sat in the their bank for the next 10 months making them interest. I'll keep it in mine for now thanks.
Is Microsoft so scared of Sony's '08 potential they want to remind everyone they're not dead, yet...? I mean, how many people will pre-order anyway? There has to be another reason.
MS?? What the hell do Microsoft have to do with amazon and gamestop taking pre-orders. Some people look in to stuff farrr to much.
Fish, I'm just going with the flow. I have no idea why it's on pre-order so early. But I don't think the distributors could start taking pre-orders without Microsoft's permission. The link is to a pre-order page on Xbox.com. Microsoft is not a bystander here.
Is there more to the early pre-order than Amazon and Gamestop getting some early money for the books, who am I to say.
More than any conspiracy theory, where's all the emotion coming from?
big games are senseless to preorder. Publishers make more than enough and retailers take a chance and over stock. Smaller less hyped games are the ones to preorder. I can't tell you how many times I went to pick up a small market game on release day only to be turned away because the retailer only got in a few because they thought the demand wouldn't be there.
or any retailer for that matter taking pre-orders has nothing to do with MS. It boils down to a personal company decision and unless there has been a recent change in procedure, Amazon doesn't charge you until the item is being shipped to you.
people were able to reserve halo 3 like a year and half before its release the gow situation is nothing
My PS3 is my baby and all......but god damn, I just pre-ordered this @ Amazon, and this is the only reason why I still have my 360.....Oh, & NG2.
Chug- If Gears 2 is as good or better than the first then I do not think you will be dissapointed. I say may not becuase I do not know what types of games you like. When you get your 360 send me a Freind Request. I will teach you how to become a Torque Bow Master in Gears. You can get the original Gears of War on eBay for about $20 USD. Also, look me up on the PSN for som PS3 multiplayer action too.
preordered it about a month or so ago at gamestop. the day after the announcement at gdc.
Im not hating on you or anything...i would just like to know the reasoning behind it. This goes for all games, not just this. Im exited too, but why??
i pre-order games when ever i am in the store and have the coin with me.
I'm sorry but contrary to what breakfast claims WE are hating on you lol Seriously speaking let me tell you how it works. Anytime you put 5 bucks down on a game it may look like you aren't loosing much but in reality you are and in fact gamespot is gaining a lot. They can use your 5 bucks and make investments because the money is no longer in your pocket but it is in theirs. They are essentially playing the role of a bank only they don't issue any interest. You are essentially better off putting that 5 bucks in the bank. Pre ordering a yr early isn't going to make epic come visit you wit magical gifts for being such a loyal fan
let alone finding a banking institution that will even let you earn interest on 5 bucks in a savings account. It's 5 bucks, if they made you pay full price then there's a different story. I find little reason to and don't pre-order, but I mean the kid is only spending 5 bucks.
Yea but even if all you earn is 1 cent of interest from that 5 dollars don't you think you are entitled to that 1 cent instead of giving it to gamestop. My point is yes 5 bucks may look like peanuts but when you are preordering a game a yr in advance that 5 bucks you have locked in the hands of gamestop not only are you losing on interest earned, the general inflation rate could also come into effect. In a yrs time that 5 bucks you put down might not by the same thing by the end of the yr. As we all know the value of the dollar isn't as strong as it used to be. If 5 bucks buys 2 bottles of water today, it might only buy 1 bottle of water tomorrow and half a bottle of water by november. Gamestop is unaffected because they invest your dollars on the spot so they don't lose however you just tied your dollar down in a place where it is not gaining any interest but actually losing value. Just saying economically this really isn't the best time to be preordering games yrs in advanced. But hey its his money i am sure my reasoning won't have any effect on him
$5 bucks may not seem like a lot from one person. But all the people from all the stores in say USA. Not sure how many stores are in USA but I'll guess 4000. Say every store pre-orders 50 on average and puts $5 down. Thats 1 million dollars. This is a lot of money for them to be using as they wish before the game comes out. Some people will pre-pay more than $5. Now think of money they get from all the other games they pre-order. It's a crazy amount
Pre-orders are a rip off. 95% of the time it is not needed. Some rare occasions on RPG's and some under the radar games that they will get 1 or 2 copies of. And most of the time you can find them somewhere to buy without pre-ordering them.
I preordered my last month, breakfast. Can't wait for it.
Yea but im getting the game the same day as you are...there is no advantage in pre-ordering it 10 months early. lol...im arguing such a dumb cause.
oh man I am now realizing how hard it is to act like a PS3 fan
The nerve. Seriously.
What a strange story fanboys are trying to block.
If you don't think pre-ordering a game now makes no difference then wait no one asked you people lol. Its just news for folks that might wan't to get it out of the way.
LMAO You are an idiot. No one gives a sh!t. Xbox 360 is coming in 6th place this generation
You wanna bet me?
HAHAHAHAHAH XBOX 360 IS DEAD YOU BUTTHURT XBOX 360 FANBOY.
PS3 IS DESTROYING THE XBOX 360 AND ITS GOING TO GET WAYYYYYYYYYYY WORSE FOR THE XBOX 360 FROM HERE. Keep crying. WAHHHH WAHHHHH WAHHHHHH. Xbox 360 is DEAD LAST EVERY MONTH. LMAO ITS A JOKE. PS3 is going to killlll the Xbox 360 again this generation. You can get upset... say PS3 is in 3rd(for maybe one more year... if even that... and only because of a head start... it shouldnt be ahead yet) but PS3 is smoking the 360 and making it look like the FLOP it is.
Xbox 360 is DEAD. Deadbox LMAOOOO. In six months I'll go make that my name for you.
How about Microsft-pulled-the-plug-box becuase thats what its going to be soon. THE 360 IS SELLING LIKE FCKING GARABGE AND WONT LAST LONG.
HAHAHAHAHAHA poor 3fixme.
than a million Dualshock 3 reviews and if I remember a few DualShock pre-order articles as well.
Oh look, Flopbox is trying to say something. How much you want to bet it's not constructive and probably insulting to you and the 360?
Nothing like Sony fishheads trying to control news on a console they don't own or plan to own. It's not fair to the owners of the 360 who use this site.
EDIT: Couldn't resist clicking on the comment to see and yup I was right. Stupid idiotic as always. Hey Flopbox let's look at total install base shall we?? Yup, the CRAPSTATION (tm) is in last place. Ouch, now go watch a disney Brown-ray and have momma make you a hotdog and you will feel better. NO, no, no the hotdog does not go up your ass. Bad boy!
are the same people harharhar you ladies have been caponed. /bye.
but your mom and dad are the same person Alcaponer. That must be why your head is shaped so funny being born out of an anus and all.
WOW you went through all that for what. people to laugh at you. honestly get a life. so sad. u just went toooooo far droid,way to far.
POG DOSN'T go far.
please drone leave your sony sucking b.@.l.l.s comments out of this.
So it begins, the pre-order campaign to the biggest release of the year, Gears of War 2 will absolutely dominate sales this holidays and it's going to be yet another AAA title in the Xbox 360s unrivalled lineup for 08 which provides for gamers of all tastes with the biggest and best titles available Only on Xbox 360. From the release of GTA IV to the release of GoW 2, the Xbox 360 is ready for another year of domination over the PS3
Good 1 Zhuk!
The unrivalled 08 line up had me laughing so hard I almost fell of my chair.
no doubt GeoW2 will be AAA. But PS3 will pwn 360. Edit: o wait, i almost forgot, PS3 dominated/s 360 in sales worldwide already. harharhar
Spoken like a true insecure fanboy. I own both the 360 and PS3 and do most of my gaming on the 360. Sorry but I am not a fanboy droid or what ever your sorry ignorance might think up next. I actually did laugh out loud. I thought you were trying to be funny. I had no idea you were being serious until your reponse to me.
Now I just feel sad for you.
said that they 360 is going to crush the ps3, correct? you just named ONE exclusive, and one multi-plat which was GTa4 (that doesnt count)...but did you forget that the ps3 08 line-up will be a killer for all consoles? im not going to name them because you already know them..so my friend...think before you post
Eh, your post don't matter anymore. They use to worth reading because they were ridiculously corny and you aways sounded brainwashed. Its old now, on ignore you go.
Please, I see enough of Sony fanboys as it is. God forbid someone should praise the 360 as blindly as a Sony fan does for the ps3.
Wait for the herd of Xbots flocking to pre-order this game , it's probably the only high profile game left for them to chew on this year.
Lol truth hurts, and we laugh, bubbles!
Love how you said probably. Way to cover your ass fishhead.
And you are probably wrong along with your gay lover DomUltra.
@below: ouch that hurt me, are you going to hit me with your purse next little lady? It's funny you are the one in a Gears of War thread trying to talk the POS3 up. You want to talk about butthurt could you be any more insecure? I'm sorry your games have flopped and not even mention in the same sentence as the GOTY titles the 360 and even Wii have enjoyed. Maybe Atomic will rub some lotion on it and you will feel better.
Ouch, we got a butthurt fanboy over here, he needs to get his ass stitched back up A.S.A.P., PS3's been drilling you to hard huh? Lol seriously all jokes aside don't get all worked up, we all make mistakes in life, yours was buying a crappy console. @Above: Your more butthurt then I intially thought, lol!
what are you ? a 10 years old kid or a 20 years old retard ?
he's still smarter than you gay cat
well what other game is there to pre-order on the 360...
GTA4 ?---better version is on PS3
NG2- ha im sure there will be copies of this game in abundance at stores.
Fable 2 - same theory as NG2...
what game is there for the 360 worth mentioning..? lmao...ohh yeh thats there line up for 2k8...
LOL, so now because there's going to be a lot of copies a available of a game, that's a BAD thing? lmao, you're so dumb.
Ur the dumb one for not understanding what I wrote...
where did I state having abundant copies of a game is a BAD THING..?
I think you should stick to the 'Gamer Zone'...
Supposesibly an employee of Epic games said that there was talk of Gears of War 2 and 3 being put on PS3 as well as 360. When I first heard this I thought it was ridiculous since microsoft published Gears of War 1. But then I started to think well why not? While I may not have been a big fan of the first game , it actually does make sense that this game would go to PS3. There are 2 reasons I believe this. Firstly. Blu Ray. Cliff B has said that Gears of War already filled up microsofts DVDs. So Blu Ray which can hold up to 50GBs would be a big turn on for him. He wouldnt have to put Gears of War 2 in 2 DVDs. Another reason that it makes sense to me is that Epic games is solely producing for 360 and PC, they are also producing games for PS3. Unreal Tournament 3 is scheduled to be released for PS3, 360 and PC, This shows that Epic games doesn't mind releasing multiplatform games.
in that case I might as well pre-order KZ2...right now also....lol
still dont see the sense in pre-ordering GeOW2 so early....the game is prolly at 50% complete.....lol
Because you the game you get when it's released won't be 50% complete lol. Why do ps3 fans have such a big problem all of a sudden woth pre-orders? Not last week it was GT5:p has 1 million pre-orders in europe, sorry eu lol. Pre-ordering was good enough then? Why not now? because its not on your machine? Because its 10 months away? How long have you all had gta on pre-order or even the finished gt5. I don't get it. Lots of reasons to pre-order. You live somewhere with not many shops and it will sell out. you lie in another country that wont get it on release day or it will be cheaper. You can't get to the store that day. I hear parts of america is vast so having a game shop in the middle of the sticks isn't prectical or you work odd shifts so just want to be sure it gets posted to you. What about the extras offered. I'm getting a gamerpack and 500 microsoft points with mine for a cheaper price than the standalone in the shops. Lots of reasons why to, but very little in your "why?" All I'm saying is that if this was gt5 or mgs or a game on your machine a good portion of you would pre-order because 1 million shows you don't always have the aversion to it you seem to have developed while reading the arcticle.
Old news, you could pre order Gears 2 from Gamestop since Febuary...I know this cause I preordered both Gears 2 & Resistance 2 on that same day back in Feb lol
Old news I have had it pre-ordered for 2 months now
ummm you were able to pre order it at gamestop when they announced it a GDC.
16 REPORTS!!!!!! KILL THIS STORY PLEASE!!!!!!!!
Approved ! Now go fukyourself fisheads.
right....i just relize how hard it is to ps3 fan OMG !!!i think ps3 fans are board alest they got mgs4 and socom but they dont have best in gears of war 2 hate on ps3 fand boys.
I'm trying my best to understand what you just said
i'm playin it now so bye guys.
Wow, still seven months off and pre-orders are already on the get go.
I'll most probably do mine in about a month before pre-order release dates, so I won't forget that I actually did one - for sure sometimes you just loose track of the time.
im going to tell you why, when someone reserves something really early, like 10months in advance, they usually forget and pay full price, in one post, Suicyco 13 that if every store got 50 reservations, the company would get $1 million...now think about it...do you really need reserve? you know its not going to sell out, did halo 3 sell out? no..so just wait and buy the game...the only reason i reserved GTA4 was so i could get 20% on a trade-in...
i see all you are talking about is Gears of Wars, but if i recall, the first one didnt do so good, am i correct? also what are the other exclusives? i mean i could name a couple for the ps3, but that would take too long..
The first one was a smash hit, go check the history books.
i see all you are talking about is Gears of Wars" first of all its the ps3 fangirls that start all the talk and hate,.
Power of Green: Your a loser man, get a life and stop taking the console war so seriously. Every single 360 topic, you are always complaining about the ps3 trolls. I dont know if you realized but there playing you man. The more you complain the more they troll, some of em are joke accounts and they get off by seeing your reaction. I honestly feel bad for you, it seems like this is your job or something. And another thing, you ps3 fanboys whether it is a joke account or not. I dont understand you guys. If your ps3 is so great, why dont you go play it rather then troll 360 topics 24/7. Unless you get enjoyment from arguing on the internet or something there should be no reason to. BTW xbox 360 is a great system and there are plenty of games coming out for it. Let me just ask you a question. Did any of you know how good: Call of Duty 4 was going to be Bioshock? Mass Effect? Even Gears when it came out Rockband Portal Dead Rising Uncharted Warhawk Do you see a pattern, yea most of these games save call of duty, are original games. This means that games can still come out and still be good, you guys are honestly retarted. Stop arguing and go freaking play some games you losers.
care so much about when, why and where people pre-order games.
why do I need to pre-order this? I'll just go to the store and pick it up just like I did with Halo 3.
bought halo 3? Now there's a shock.
The same thing happens everytime a Halo game comes out. Retailers start warning customers "You better preorder because we might run out of copies!"
Truth is, this never happens!!! I remember when Halo 3 came out, and my freinds waited in line for an hour. Low and behold when they finally got their hands on the game it was revealed that there were plenty of copies left over.
b3yond Ps3 sales. It's just a better games system. Now how many times do you phony kids need to be told this? Huh? It's simple logic,and you people don't like it. I laugh in your frustrated faces. Take a flying fvck off our thread ya little Ps3tard goons, you're humiliating yourselves,tsk tsk tsk,poor gameless chumps. tom
Yaaaawn, ill buy the superior version 4 my pc
in early 2010. go ahead and enjoy your wait lol .