"Anyone who has been on XBL this weekend might have noticed a trend, every single person on your friends list is playing the same game: Gears of War 2. A game hasn't impacted the entire community this way since Halo. Of course, Halo 3 mania had far more hype, they had their own Halo flavored Mountain Dew, which trumps all else. None the less the impact of Gears of War 2 is being seen all over. Don't expect to see a change anytime soon either, with the new Horde Mode, GoW2 isn't going to go anywhere without breaking a few records first."