Despite the fact that it physically and emotionally hurts X360, their trip to see Gears 2 was so jam-packed with facts that X360 has had to almost entirely forgo its usual jocular verbosity in favour of actually getting straight to the point. So hold tight, because even across eight pages, they are cutting it fine.
While it's fair to say that the majority of us purchased Gears on the strength of its excellent single-player campaign, it is to the multiplayer that we owe the sleepless nights still occurring a full one-and-a-half years later. The X360 team are enormous fans of Gears Of War, which always makes things a little difficult when attempting to look at a game in a wholly objective light. However, grabbing Cliff Bleszinski's replica Lancer and roadierunning through the hallways of Epic Games' North Carolina headquarters was enough to sweat out the doe-eyed fanboy, sit down, shut up and calmly shoot the living crap out of our fellow journalists.