JoeGraf a developer at Epic games has confirmed that the Fourth Title Update is Coming.
Games are still Laggy Epic = WTF ? REMOVE THE GAY SMOKE GRENADES & FIX THE LAG PLEASE !!!
Let the hate flow through you, Vader.
I think it'll be like LittleBigPlanet. They didn't set the infrastructure up properly to help take the load off the host. Its the same on gears of war 2 as it is on littlebigplanet, you could go all day without finding a laggy match - it all depends on the actual host - but other days, it could just be your luck to be matched into a host with a bad connection or is on the other side of the planet so you get laggy games. Its strange, i can't explain it properly - this is just my guess off personal experience.
Deathrow - the main problem is that most people don't have fast enough connections. Especially here in the UK where the maximum upload for most people is 256KBPS (upload speed is crucial for hosting). Dedicated servers help immensely. So they won't be able to "fix" the lag because it's caused by everybody's shoddy connection, and the game requires too much data to be transferred. For instance, if you have a LOT of physics objects in LBP, it NEEDS to send ALL of the information about those physics objects to all of the other players. But that might be 100s of things in some levels. Can't get around that, no matter what tricks you use. And the nature of such a complex physical system means that it's practically impossible to spread the load, meaning that you pretty much have to have a dedicated host. Gears 2 probably has a similar situation.
updates show they still support it but too many just get frustrating.
They let you choose wich room to play in like Gears1. You go to the "Available Servers" menu, you see the rooms, see your ping in each room, and you choose wich one you want to play in. Simple really. I have no idea why they stopped doing this. How many times has somebody quit a laagy room only to be matched in the same room later???? This is why I went back to RainbowSixVegas2 and gave up on COD4. Devs are starting to do that on PC games too. We need to renounce as gamers this type of dumbed down matchmaking. I actually retraded my Gears2 copy for Gears1 for this very reason.
The only Matchmaking i like is the Halo3 one. COD comes next but Halo beats them all. Of course there is lag, especially Big team battles man but the regular slayer ones are most of the time good to go. Of Course it has its days.
The game isn't laggy anymore, well I can't say it never happens but its alot less than before, I played about 4 or 5 times last week and I experienced a little lag here in there that last a few seconds compared to several hrs of gameplay...it still takes 1-2 min to get unto matches though, really small problem compared to how enjoyable this game is. JOY
@ JOY C'mon dude, you CANNOT say that you dont experience lag in Gears 2 dude, it's FAR worse than the first game. And believe it or not, I love Gears & it is my MP game of choice - me & my friends played for about 7 hours just last night ! Yes, matchmaking & alot of things have improved & that makes me happy, but the Lag has not changed. And yes, the majority of rounds Ive played have been fairly lag free & alot of fun... but a LARGE percentage has been the worst lag I have ever experienced in a videogame = bar none. I do not find that to be a "small problem". I do love Gears, I just expect more out of Epic than you do apparently.
If it isn't done through Dedicated Servers then all it means is the developer DOES NOT CARE about the game or the people who play it. That's the end of it. You can but but but all around the topic, but it's just as big of a difference as having dial up then switching over to T3 high speed internet. Who wants to go back to dial up after they have had high speed? Any MP games made in the future who do not have dedicated servers are just going to be filled with BS and will not require you to pay 60 dollars. Gears players are so in denile about how garbage the online is due to this laggy mess that it's not point in trying to talk to them in an intelligent manner. It's as if they can shut out all the mega crap that goes with this game just to have 1 good game out of 10 that they somewhat enjoyed. EPIC, Unreal Engine, and Cliffy B = destined fail. I'd much rather and still do play Resistance, Resistance 2, Killzone 2, and even COD4(which has host), but at least all of those games are FUN online. I even dropped the 18 dollars for all the expansions for Metal Gear Online and play that 30+hours a week when I can, because the game isn't garbage online. EPIC is rich, Microsoft is rich, Cliffy B is rich. Three sources right there that could help put up some dough for the dedicated servers. I'd be the first to pay an extra 2-5 dollars a month to EPIC to play on dedicated servers. Developers don't realize us consumers wouldn't mind paying an extra fee for no lag. I have no problem, because the result is my fun with the game. That's money well spent.
wow that's embarassing; they must have released the beta before they released the actual game.
now i can say "they still cant fix gears 2 even with all the patches."
talltony you're an ugly kid, probably never got laid in your life with that ugly mug of yours. you look like a chihuahua with a stretched out face LMAO!!
You can really tell what I look like in that shrunken picture. Sorry but my 9.4/10 rating on hotornot.com says differently but what do I care coming from a dude that looks like ratchet. Sorry dude but I have turned down finer girls than you've ever had. fajot!
shut up ugly, you're ugly, you have no rating ugly. and if you do, u got rated by ugly ppl like you, ugly.
your the first person to ever call me ugly. So im rated by ugly people am I? You stupid as hell, Put your pic on hotornot.com and we'll see who has the higher rating. I can guarentee I look better than you in every single way. Maybe you'd think I was hot if I were a gay cat like you. by the way do you like fishsticks?
KZ2 is going on it's 3rd title update and it released in March. Please STFU.
Well, for the record, I don't experience as bad of lag that others here claim. Sure there's "some" lag, but nothing more than the average I would find elsewhere.
What is a "title update"? I tried Googling but couldn't come up with anything. Isn't just a patch?
Yep, its just a patch.
ya microsoft used to call their mechwarrior 4 patches "Point Releases."
hmm.. not much lag here. didnt get the snowblind map pack .. but combustible and flashback are working fine... but please dont change the smoke grenades... it took my frndz an i a couple of days to get used to it but have perfected it for tactical shotgun in ur face kills...
Too many patches and the shotgun is still not even half as good as the first one.
That's why the AIAS gave this turd ZERO awards. Heck, no one did. Well maybe the Mart. LOL :)
Nice to see Epic supporting their games this well. Currently replaying the campaign mode in co-op on the insane difficulty. Every time I haven't played it in a while and boot it up I'm amazed at how awesome it is. You really need to cooperat and use strategy to succeed on the harder difficulty settings.
I agree,to anyone who ain't played it on insane with a friend in co-op mode is IMO missing out on the best part of this game. The driving level is stupid hard though,well its not actually that hard apart from the part you have to take down the tower,it took me about 20 attempts,i was actually shocked when i realized i had cracked it! Also i recon the multiplayer side is amazing,i'm just sad to hear about all the guys experiencing lag,i have only noticed it maybe 2 or 3 times but it was admittedly unplayable
After completing Gears 2 on insane, i have to say that during the fourth act Baird is a complete liability, always getting himself mangled. Ha, he cant help himself... Also, for some parts, I would say complete fluke worked better than any strategy. On topic, i experienced game crippling lag a few days ago whilst playing Annex. It was so unfair the advantage the host's team had, that half my team dropped out. Any efforts to make it in anyway better will definitely be appreciated.
Back in the old days of gaming if you wanted to do clan matches you had to run it off a dedicated servers. Clans used to pay 20 dollars a month to run games like Starwars Battle front off of dedicated Game Server. Now you could also download it too and run if off you home pc and connect to it with your ps2 but it still not as good as the game servers you could rent. Dedicated Game servers running off a high bandwith will always be better than your XBox 360 and PS3 running of you home cable network. Not much lag? LOL, tell that to my friend who plays this online all the time.
you may not know but there are games that use dedicated servers on the 360 such as L4D and frontlines fuel of war.During matchmaking in L4D it always tells you that it's looking for available servers. So it's not Microsoft you have to tell but the devs because it's up to them to use it or not.
your right hopefully more games will do his in future.
*shut up ugly, you're ugly, you have no rating ugly. and if you do, u got rated by ugly ppl like you, ugly.* lol dude, if u call him like that, then you call *beautiful* to some man really? thats the most gay-est comment ive read in this site lol
Gay or not that is funny as hell. The guy with the 9 inch mustache is getting upset about someone on a game site calling him ugly, then tries to justify his looks with a hot or not web site! That's entertainment for you, straight up funny as hell.
If some stupid fruit calls you ugly, how would you react? Prolly why you dnt even bother posting a pic of yourself. Want to see something funny click on kigmals name and check his xbox avatar out. He's really just a 4 eyed gothic looking kid. lmao
Every Game Gets Updates Plus Gears 2 ran fine for me.
i find no problems anymore im happy and the new maps snowblind made me happy ah man hope that dlc dark corners is not a rumor
ive had no lag in gears.well...maybe a little,cant tell i its the weapons fire power.
Would be glad if they fix the smokes so you don't fell down when it explodes.
MS chooses the P2P method because the install base in the US is very large and according to their logic, since Americans now have decent high speed internet, MS doesn't have to spend extra $$$ on dedicated servers. On the other hand, Sony has a worldwide install base and just in case region specific PS3 owners don't have high speed internet, SONY gives them dedicated servers. Obviously, as someone from Britain pointed out earlier, MS has users in other regions who don't have high speed and get screwed over because MS will not have dedicated servers. To be honest, I play HALO 3 online a lot and don't experience that much lag usually, so maybe MS's method sort of works. On the other hand, I think MS should provide the dedicated servers for games that are played throughout the world, such as gears 2.
that would be true if sony provided all regions servers, but they only have them in japan, america and certain EU nations. i think last time i checked their was one (1) dedicated Australian warhawk server. and it required the dlc that i didnt have =(
To the guy that stated "the average upload speed in the UK is now 256kbps" your wrong... ! It all depends on where you live, i live in Manchester and personally i don't know anyone with a upload lower than 512kbps, which is more than adequate to play Gears of War with. I'm on a 10mbps download and 512kbps upload (Virgin Media) and my internet connection costs as little as £13 a month, unlimited downloads too. If your getting a 256k upload and a small download speed, you can't really complain when you lag on games that use P2P.
i live in middle east (Qatar) DownStream Connection Speed 2522 kbps UpStream Connection Speed 316 kbps cost +100$/month
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