Grab your chainsaw and prepare for battle! Four all-new maps are due to land on the Marketplace this Thursday check out the full details and first screenshots over at The Above Domain.com!
Wow they look pretty awesome maybe i will buy the map pack. ;)
i really want bullet marsh and garden... the other two are ok but definitely want the first two... kryll inside the game will be awesome!
I rather not.
No one is forcing anyone to buy anything.
Don't get why so many are complaining.
There is no way i would ever pay this much for a game that got all screwed up after the last update.
It's your money, buy it if you want.
Well we already did receive 2 free maps and its not like they are milking us similar to other games. 10 dollars 6 months after the games has been out is not a bad deal.
Its 10 dollars. If you are want your multiplayer goodyness, fork over the money, and buy the maps.
Altis1, your are right. But did you know that Microsoft funded Gears? So, it's not only that EPIC just hired microsoft to publish the game. Did you know that?
after all the fuss epic kicked up about not being allowed to release the maps for free i was expectint the price at around 100-400 points, but looks like MS has persuaded them by showing them how much they could make
Actually you are very very missinformed. "MS has persuaded" Microsoft didn't persuaded them. Microsoft told them to. Microsoft paid for the development of Gears, Microsoft owns the publishing right epic ows the IP.
So, Epic can b!tch all the want and want wherever they want but it's up to microsoft to decide if they should give their $h!t for free. EPIC got paid + getting royalties... Microsoft funded the project + on top even designed the 360 to run this game (GPU 512 anyone) which cost lots of money. So, bottom line EPIC has no final word. Now, with their own IP (i.e. Unreal Tournament) they can do wherever they want.
Here is an example, that may help some of you understand.
Let's say I have an idea about a restaurant but I don't have the money or maybe it's a risky idea. So, I go to an insvestor and ask him to fund it. I make a deal that he will own the restaurants if he put all the money but that I want a % of the money that it's made. I also agree that they will advertise and market the restaurants. Ok, after everything is done and the chain of restaurants are made and we start making some money, regarless of how much money and resources the investor and want to start making dinner for free to everyone that wants it. (mother fker me... the agreement was that the investor will market the restaurants, manage them... and I would just sit and make a %) well, as you can see... EPIC has no right to dictate when content for Gears is free. Period! If they did they would excersice that right and say, "fk you M$, we are doing it free" like other games have done.
.... Microsoft is the publisher and has the publishing rights to it.
So let me get this straight, you are b!tching that Epic tried to get us the maps for free!? what a fvcking fool you are, you fvcking rabid fanboy. And where does it say, that they made the graphics chip for this game?
800 points at all.This is Bullsh1t on behalf of MS. They should have given out 6 maps at least and fix the Online Coding to optimize Maiximum upload being that Most Internet Service provided have boosters available.
Why do all these businesses want to make money?! Especially money for the work they put into extra features... what a bunch of BS. Disclaimer: the previous statement was saturated in good old American sarcasm.
indeed this is crazy. lol
Darn it, I want to work 12 hours days and develop games for people to play. Then I'll get up and go pick up my welfare check because I sold my craft for $0. YeeHaaa! As long as everyone is happy for getting EVERYTHING free, then I am happy starving my family...lol
It's really not that bad. 4 brand new maps (which will be free eventually) for $10... seems reasonable to me.
There are other prices on XBLM that are definitely ridiculous *cough*Guitar Hero II songs*cough*, but this seems somewhat fair.
I still just might wait till their free, $10 just seems a little steep for something that will be free in the near future.
Though yes there are even more ridiculous prices for items on the XBLM.
I bet it cost them more than 10 bucks to make these maps
Epic dose a great job. I also like to play GEARS with my friends and family. $10.00 really aint that much. I pay $20.00 for a hair cut.
It is also cool to wait until they are free. If you only casually play gears you will not miss much.
the price for 800 points. The worst was GRAW when they release that crap ass expansion for 20 buxs..no way. 10 buxs is ok plus 200 extra points to buy some new themes/gamerpics. The only thing is I hope that map buyers and non map buyers can still play with eachother so the community won't be split or force to pay up. Not until the new maps pop up and then they'll be force to leasve. Had that problem with graw and then it no longer became a choice but mandatory to pay.
Very impressive looking. I love the added variety!
I'm going to wait till the pack is free in September.
it says that the maps will be free on sept 3rd anyway
Don't you know? Name any other reason a Sony fanboys comes and post comments about any xbox 360 articles other than to b!tch or flame...
ill buy that for a buck
September, hmmm, I think I'll wait...(not).
Seriouly, I feel sorry for anyone who wait's 'till September...there'll be so many updates between now and then, the game would finally be rendered unplayable.
Actually 800 points or 10 dollar/euro isn't that bad.
It's 2.5 dollar/euro a map. Does anyone realise how long it take to get that made?
On the other hand, Epic wanted to give it for free. MS didn't want that. So this is a trade off. I would advice everyone to wait untill it's free to give MS a signal that this should be up to the developer
I would love to, but I can't stop playing Gears and these maps look sweet. Who cares if Microsft get away with it? I just want to have fun.
what a bunch of whiny lame asses. when was the last time you spent 10 bucks on a pizza or mickey dees? or 50 bucks on an 1/8 of hydro ?!shut up!!! and dont buy 'em!
the maps looks really good.
yeah, it should be up to the dev's, but I think this is a fair compromise because if you think about not all dev's are able to offer free content so if, more and more "free" content is expected by users then some dev's won't bother spending extra time and money making "extra" content for games if they don't see any profit in it....with this strategy those of us who think its worth the money can pay for it, those who don't just have to wait and its free. Personally Gears is one of my favorites so these maps will provide a little "new" life to the game so IMO its well worth $10 bucks...its Gears!
i cant wait to play these new maps. 10 bucks is alright by me. It will keep me busy untill Unreal and Halo
ahhh I am so jealous! I hope I can get my new xbox by than
Kudos to MS and Epic for their plans for these new maps. I for one am happy that they are clear as to the cost and when it will be available for free. People who wish to purchase them can and those that don't get want to pay can still get it for free soon enough.
While I understand many want it for free and I can understand it's a common practice on the PC front, I know that making a gaming product needs countless man hours and effort and those parties need to be paid. If my 800 points helps them support a good game far longer then It should be then I'll gladly pay it. I spend far more on far less important things.
How can we ( offline ) gamers be able to avail of this maps?, saw on the website that it will be available on thursday and for free on September 3 ( to download ). Are these maps going to be used solely for ( tag ) team based online gamers? If not, do you think will they ever release it on any format ( dvd disc? ), Thank You very much...
These are multiplayer maps only and probably won't be available any other way. I'm definitely buying them, this one's a no-brainer. I've been patiently waiting for the news.
I dont even own a 360 but that first pic looks awesome.
I was only kinda hoping, but thanks for the info...
level-just curious?how are you posting here,maybe you could take your 360
to where ever your posting,and download 'em...or take it to a internet cafe and download 'em.or if u have a laptop with wireless you can always link up to that and download 'em. Just a few suggestions.good luck.
800 pts...on the surface is a lot for 4 maps. But lets put this in a different light. You will have paid 800 pts ($10) since the release and gotten.... 6 new maps & an entire new game mode for that price. That isn't all that much when you look at it that way.
Businesses run to make money guys...and while we the consumer always want it free...life just doesnt work that way.
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