May 8th 2009 2:15 pm PT

Join me at next weeks Gears of War event in Seattle


If you are in the Seattle area next week, join me at a special Gears of War 2 celebration at The Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. We will be celebrating the sale of 5M copies of Gears of War 2, PLUS it will be the very first chance to get your hands on the one of the maps from the upcoming Gears of War 2: All Front Collection map pack.



Who: All Gears of War fans
What: Xbox LIVE presents First to Play: Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection
Where: Experience Music Project |Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, 325 5th Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109 (Directions)
When: Friday, May 15, 2009 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

First hands-on gameplay with Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection, Gears of War creators panel and free access to the EMP|SFM


I’ll be at the event, to hang out and play the maps and to moderate a panel with Dr. Michael Capps and Joshua Ortega.


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Events, Gears of War By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Us3d ta b3

    Sorry, I’ll wait to celebrate when(if) the game is finally fixed and playable. It’s sad that this game, after 3 title updates, doesn’t even live up to the original pre-patch Gears 1. And now Epic thanks all you idiots who have continued to support this broken game by offering 2 free map packs to those who haven’t supported it, while you paid full price for everything. GG. Gears 1 FTW.

  • Custom Casket

    Going to be making a speech during this event about how Microsoft recognizes that there is an issue with the guide lagging up? It would be so very nice to actually have issues acknowledged.

  • Sneeches

    cool, maybe you can ask them what they plan to do about the price for everyone of us that already bought all the previous map packs.

  • halo2redvsblue

    Im Going!!! I cant wait. I met Major Nelson at PAX last year, If you remember Major you stepped on my Toe lol.

  • Warrengonline

    Oh gee, I just realized my trigger words are “first chance” and I was 100% going to buy not questions asked or gripes. Good sell Maj, good sell. But you CAN hook us up with some raw gameplay and it would be really rad for YOU to take on Cliffy in a short skirmish. Yeh, we know you might not have a chance, but oh how fun it would be to see. “Hey… how do you work this mortar gun thingie again… it keeps clicking like it’s broke.” (smiles) Now I’m intrigued – despite all the scowls of previous posts.

  • SuperDunners

    Awww, Dustin is jealous of Gears of War 2 funnery in Seattle :(

  • Mossiprose

    why do the haters of gears 2 keep coming on to posts like this. I mean if you dont like the game, dont play it and move on with your lives. I play gears on a daily basis, and enjoy every minute of it. So what I am trying to say is, go play COD 4 if you dont like the ‘broken’ gears 2. Its not broken, you are just bad at it. Stop whining to Major, he didnt make the game, nor can he fix the game.

  • Mr Barrel Roll

    But Mossiprose, didn’t you hear? Larry’s a genie, and can make all your wishes, hopes, and dreams come true!

    But only for the person who whines the loudest!

  • Mossiprose

    Oh, I wasnt aware of that. I apologize for not realizing my mistake. All Hail Major Nelson! Fixes all issues with all games!!! Barrel Roll, you rule

  • ImmortalArbiter

    It’d be nice to see the NXE Guide issue actually ACKNOWLEDGED.

    Anyway, I hope someone does bring up the Dark Corners pricing crap, and maybe something will be done about it.

  • Warrengonline

    Psssttt… (whispering) “… this is on the internet. ANYTHING, I mean anything can happen here man…. shhhhh, you didn’t hear that from me.”

    Seriously, people post more hate than love. I try not to ever speak bad aloud or even in text. If something is bad, okay, whatever. But if it sucks, I have to say something. If I am getting ripped off or was ripped off, I speak about it – but that is my point of view. Although I do agree with some of what the haters of GOW2 say it does not stop me from liking or playing the game. If I listened or ‘heeded’ everyone, I would not have played Assassin’s Creed (said it was too repetitive), Thrillville: Off The Rails (some said it was too kiddish) or even Scene It: Lights, Camera, Action (a well respected website said it was stupid and short). I love all of those games, each for their own time-wasting-escape-from-reality-for-a-moment time. Gears of War 2 may be the worst game ever created, but it sold 5 Million copies. So, SOMEONE loved it. I bought two copies of GTAIV & the $20 strategy guide. After a few moments, I realized, “oops, this is not for me”, but I’m not going to down this game. But I WILL down Spyglass Games – sorry, that game really hurt me, my ego, my gamerscore and my love on online board games (Chess to be exact), no penalties for dropping out of a game. :(

    People are going to whine no matter what. Best thing to do, skip right on over them.

  • Mossiprose

    Thanks for the advice there warren. I just get emotional over gears 2… damn you feelings! skipping negative posts from now on.

  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    I have an off-topic question…WHERE DID ALL THE STAR TREK CONTENT GO???? I swear there were gamerpics of the different era/ races for Star Trek Legacy (which doesn’t even show up in the “search” or “all games” list on, nor does it pull up from the game menu), and the pictures that were released for the promo now seem to be gone. I have the one pack, but didn’t know if there was a theme, and when I went to check, no Star Trek love at all, which is great timing, as the awesome movie just released.

  • Us3d ta b3

    @Mossiprose: Oh look, the old “you must be bad at the game if you think it sucks” line. Sure, kid. Truth is, I would dominate you on YOUR HOST in both Gears 1 and 2, but that doesn’t make Gears 2 any less laggy and glitched, now does it? Head over to Epic forums, plenty of people who are really good at the game will tell you how broken it is. But keep living in your little fanboy bubble and assuming that anyone who doesn’t like the game is bad at it.

  • Devastator

    Hey Maj – When’re you swinging back to NYC?

  • Mossiprose

    @Us3d ta b3: Hey tell yourself whatever you want,, you can blame laggy games, and glitches on your poor performance in a game… what ever helps you sleep tonight.

    And wow listening to forum players for advice on a game, yeah that will get you somewhere.. congrats for listening to other who agree with you.

    And now I am a fanboy? of what? gears 2? wow, I didnt realize that I can be a game fanboy now too. And I am in a bubble? I never once stated the game was perfect, all I said was that the game is awesome, and that people like you diss the game due to lack of skills or your poor internet connection.

    But the real question here, is why are you dissing a game on a post directed towards a game you dislike this much. I mean, if you didnt like the game, whats the point in posting what you dont like about it. clearly others enjoy the game, and are excited about new maps. You are just wasting everyones time. Thanks for comin out,, go play gears 1, cause we all know it was a perfect game too…

  • TapouTime

    Please major help us that dont live in seattle 90% of us can we as loyal fans get some demo codes for the new maps like so we could play them up to 24 hours or something thanks,

  • Louie

    I wish this was in NYC.

  • Dark Knight 2K

    Another west coast event for the same people. Heaven forbid if you have something in Chicago, Atlanta, or New York.

  • XxLightkunxX

    Off topic.

    Why is it that big events such as this are always on the West Coast? I never have anything big come around to the East Coast, much less near where I live *Virginia*.

    No love, I see. :(

  • PrinceRules64

    …and how? xD

  • Hawaiian c

    heh light its because most of the main office is in the west cost i mean i think that’s why

    meaning there never going to have an event here :( unless its a dam surfing game…

    also its going to be at dam surf meet where no one plays video games yah some dont because you got to drive 20-15 miles at 50-40mph so about 45 min drive just to get a dam game lol “a friend dos that” and that’s where most surf meets are north shore side.. also where the best golf course is
    thats where last event was too hate the drive cant even get radio stations there… well not the good ones

  • RaStaRz

    Its the celebration about how (at least) 3 million persons got joked by this game, considering how gow 1 was.. Set Speed -0.5 for teh loss?

  • Willeth

    I love Gears, and I want to play it online. But whenever I do, it’s a terrible experience because it’s not stable at all. I’m fine with it (I guess), as I bought Gears 2 with the full knowledge that I was only ever going to play single-player and maybe a bit of Horde.

    I’d love to pay against real people without being at a significant disadvantage because of my connection or any one of a dozen issues. But that’s not the case. Oh well.

  • DMZilla

    DMZilla will be there. ‘Nuff said. :-)