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Left 4 Dead Slips Ever so Slightly
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Speaking to Gamekings at the GC this year, Gabe Newell states that Left 4 Dead will slip back to a November 20th release date, a mere sixteen days after its original release date of November 4th.

Valve say that the launch is to coincide with Valve's 10 year anniversary but I have a distinctive feeling that the fact a little title called Gears of War ships on November 7th may have something to do with it.

Either way, it's a clever move by Valve who surely wouldn't want their title over shadowed by the daddy of all titles on the Xbox 360.

Check back tomorrow for our Left 4 Dead preview from Leipzig. 




 
 

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Comment #1 by ssRicter
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:13:00 PM
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smart move by valve =P
anyway, left 4 dead is gonna be sweet.


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Comment #2 by jhombi
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:13:06 PM
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yay first and im actually thinking of getting this game simply because my friend is getting it and he is hilarious to play with


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Comment #3 by rockhopper
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:13:17 PM
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I plan on getting this game, too bad it's so close to gears 2 though. Won't be able to play it as much as I would like to.


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Comment #4 by TheBlueMeep
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:13:25 PM
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Not much more of a wait. Good move on their part, its rather clear GoW2 is going to be the main attraction for a couple of weeks, don't want too much of a good thing at once :)


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Comment #5 by Gnome Smasher
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:15:02 PM
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This game looks like ootles of fun!


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Comment #6 by lilmike87
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:15:16 PM
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surprised to see so many hyped about this game, i know i am, too bad ill be wrapped up in gears2


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Comment #7 by Nine Inch Nate
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:15:42 PM
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nice try jhombi you weren't first...
Both games will be most definitely sweet and it looks as if November will be a very busy month for my xbox


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Comment #8 by DazParker
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:22:42 PM
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So happy my birthday is in November lol


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Comment #9 by SpeedyWat
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:23:36 PM
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November is STACKED.


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Comment #10 by AlexUplinked
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:23:51 PM
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@4

Not really. I know personally Gears is at the bottom of my list of games I need to get.


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Comment #11 by Christenal
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:30:23 PM
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@ 10

then you are 1 of the very very few people who have that on the bottom of their list,,, but you always have examples to prove it wrong. Fact is GoW is gonna be the most played game for weeks and weeks to come,,, so smart move valve


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Comment #12 by TESTUBE BABY 82
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:37:16 PM
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i hate that first shit ya first second third tenth who cares.i cant wiat to get this game theres to many good games to choose from


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Comment #13 by Greg0fTheDead
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:37:21 PM
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lot of good games coming out in the next 3-4 months


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Comment #14 by Legend Has It 1
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:52:02 PM
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L4D is just one of the like 12 games I need to get this holiday season. I hate it, hopefully I'll finish a game before the netx game comes out.


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Comment #15 by its delicious
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 02:55:08 PM
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I'm a bit surprised they don't release it a week earlier, on Halloween.


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Comment #16 by LK-1987
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 03:12:31 PM
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@15

Aw...they should have done that...that would have been epically sweet. And you know it would have gotten some attention because you know that the xbox live team would have made some articles/small clips about it since it would fit in so well with a Halloween theme.


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Comment #17 by Bleeding Star
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 03:13:35 PM
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shall definatly be picking this up


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Comment #18 by Don Manolo
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 03:24:26 PM
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I can't wait!


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Comment #19 by bewarethefoopa
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 03:36:19 PM
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i feel guilty for not wanting GoW2 lol. i saw the pole on the side of the website here about which game you'd buy if you could only get one this year and a surprisingly large amount of people went for gears


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Comment #20 by Perxxxxx
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 03:37:13 PM
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Youre funny arent you


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Comment #21 by X Bob0907 X
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 03:38:18 PM
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Oh thats great, now ill have to play This and Tomb raider right at the same time. Oh well both gonna be great games.


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Comment #22 by brosif74
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 03:41:46 PM
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i find this stupid and pedantic


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Comment #23 by Rutawitz
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 03:48:45 PM
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im going to go crazy nutso with gears of war, fallout 3 and left 4 dead. if i can get the money


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Comment #24 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 03:50:53 PM
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! Still i should have plenty to keep me busy then.


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Comment #25 by DefEdge
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 03:51:39 PM
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*sigh* Another shooter title. I SUCK at shooter titles, especially multiplayer.

Even after this short slip back to make sure it isn't overshadowed by Gears, I have a feeling it may still be left for dead... *crickets chirping*


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Comment #26 by RadioactiveT
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 03:54:08 PM
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bleh idk what games i want too many to choose this winter is gonna be epic


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Comment #27 by JRAPOCALYPSE
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 04:06:19 PM
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GOW is not a daddy,lol but overated bad programmed glitchy garbadge not worth 60 hard earned dollars! < that's fact.The next one is more like gow 1.5,what have they done to impress.....umm nothing it's just the same ol crap! sick of the same ol crap all the time i want something new.


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Comment #28 by Gawain X
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 04:15:32 PM
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Great move by Valve. Release so close to (if not on) the same day as Gears2 would definitely have hurt sales. Just hoping it's got more than zombies and 4P coop going for it.


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Comment #29 by XII Blackhawk
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 04:21:41 PM
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i should have 200 quid to buy games for the rest of the year.. i dont think thatll be enough xD


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Comment #30 by Edable Giraffe
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 04:27:10 PM
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@27, thats what a series is, you dont make the first one a 3rd person tactical shooter and the second an RPG the third an RTS, you stick with what works. I agree it was broken online but they supposedly fixed that.

anyway, smart move by valve although i will 100% buy both


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Comment #31 by knockton55
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 04:55:09 PM
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Smart valve, smart


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Comment #32 by Donkeythebard
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 05:02:33 PM
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GOW = overrated


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Comment #33 by PhoenixRising17
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 05:19:29 PM
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Wooooohoo We dutch ppl own :P. Gamekings ftw. oh and about Left 4 dead, that's kewl but ill be playing fallout 3 and fable 2 non stop so ill buy the game later


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Comment #34 by vX FaT4l1tY Xv
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 05:25:38 PM
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No, GoW is definitly not overrated. It has the most addicting multiplayer I've ever played, and I've played a lot of good multiplayer games. Imagine if they incorperated a ranking system like Cod4's or RSV2's into GoW2. The fun would never end!!!


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Comment #35 by Dildar
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 05:27:41 PM
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! At least it's only a couple of weeks


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Comment #36 by ReD S1X
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 05:32:10 PM
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looks like i need to save lots of cash in that month


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Comment #37 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 05:48:58 PM
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Really smart move... this game was so damn close to Gears 2 I had no choice but to just not even consider buying.. but still at where it is now I'll wait for Christmas to get it, since I'll still be hooked on Fable 2 by then, and Gears 2 wont help.. oh Jesus.


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Comment #38 by xgonscm2
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 05:50:41 PM
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great move from valve, im really looking forward to this game, Valve is top notch, they know what they are doing.


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Comment #39 by Jmashed
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 08:23:35 PM
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I'd rather buy left 4 dead over gears 2, but I'm not a big gears 2 fan. I'll be getting both just not looking forward to them as much as some other games.


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Comment #40 by Birth Mark
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 08:52:04 PM
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Move it to december, it comes out 6 days after CoD W@W


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Comment #41 by Deyankees1
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 08:56:22 PM
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Doesnt really matter to me if it came out the same day as Gears 2 Im still getting both.


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Comment #42 by Link0913
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 09:00:55 PM
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gears sucked, i'd easily choose left 4 dead over gears 2, though it doesnt matter I'll probably get both for christmas


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Comment #43 by artvandel4y
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 09:14:23 PM
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Maybe they wanted 2 more weeks of refinement and polish.
I think despite the fact that they're both shooters, they have different demographics. Gears is designed for frat boys and 11 year olds and Left 4 dead is designed for everyone else.


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Comment #44 by StephenJ360
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 09:17:46 PM
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Gears 2 is at the bottom of my list as well. And for anyone that says Gears sucked, you're wrong, it did not suck. You just didn't enjoy it because you're probably a Halo kid.


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Comment #45 by Nevander
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 09:20:52 PM
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Sixteen days is nothing. There are other games I will have by that time, Gears 2, Duke Nukem, and stuff. No biggie. :D


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Comment #46 by xTenebrous
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 09:52:01 PM
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@ 11

Gears 2 isn't even on my list, the first one was crud, and no I'm not a "Halo kid" (44) because I hated Halo 3 aswell xD
Fable 2 is number 1 on my list this year, followed buy Left 4 Dead, Mercs 2 and Saints Row 2


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Comment #47 by dudecrazy108
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 10:00:11 PM
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Ok so now the first 3 weeks of Nov all my games are reserved for. Amazing looking game though.


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Comment #48 by TrEEd000
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 10:23:18 PM
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this is a smart move. even though I am wanting to play this one pretty bad.


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Comment #49 by Richmyster6907
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 10:28:04 PM
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Oh well nice to see they only care about money since they're scared of what GOW2 will do to their profits


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Comment #50 by Kyanite
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 11:22:24 PM
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@ #2

Dumbass.


Anyway, this is the right move by Valve. Left 4 Dead will still be on the shelves for the day after Thanksgiving, yet it won't totally be in Gears of War 2's massive shadow.

For those that say Gears of War sucked, that's fine, but remember that it was the most played game on Live for quite a while. It's still played by a very large number of people, so while you may think it sucked, a lot of people don't.


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Comment #51 by soupertrooper
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 11:30:22 PM
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GEARS OF WAR GEARS OF WAR WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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Comment #52 by tadpeters
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 11:30:55 PM
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Gears who? lololol


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Comment #53 by Ryot Control
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 11:34:29 PM
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Maybe they should have released it BEFORE GOW for better results?

Anyways, me personally, I'm more interested in this than Gears. I'll play both, but I won't be owning Gears anytime soon.


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Comment #54 by Pantera Opeth
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 11:51:59 PM
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I feel like the only person who doesn't enjoy Gears of War. I'm not looking forward to the second, not even considering buying it.

Then again, I also didn't get Halo 3 after I was disappointed with 2.


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Comment #55 by II Devastate II
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 12:24:44 AM
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yea here we go again another good game thats going to get dominated by gears of war 2


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Comment #56 by brosif74
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 02:44:42 AM
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@33 dutch ppl are snooty and total chodes!


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Comment #57 by bewarethefoopa
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 04:00:59 AM
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"For those that say Gears of War sucked, that's fine, but remember that it was the most played game on Live for quite a while. It's still played by a very large number of people, so while you may think it sucked, a lot of people don't."

gear was one of the first online titles to come out... i think it's safe to say if halo had been out earlier there would have been far less sales.


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Comment #58 by SoulProphet85
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 04:35:23 AM
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they cannot put it into a week before because dead space from EA is taking up that current month so it has to be later than GoW. I may get the game on the day it comes out, but i got so many games to pick up from the previous months. In case you haven't heard, i am trying to build the best 360 collection ever with most of the good games that come out for the system. Don't really have anything that is unplayable, but i get the ones that recieve horrible ratings but is still good to have.


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Comment #59 by eXtreme 1138
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:40:42 AM
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Valve always slip, I don't care about the reasons anymore lol.


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Comment #60 by Veles
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:59:10 AM
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Booo! L4D will be so much better than GoW 2


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Comment #61 by joshdude89
Sunday, August 31, 2008 @ 06:02:23 PM
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The thing is, I would buy this game before gears 2, hell I didn't even get gears 1 until about 6months to a year after it came out for sheer disinterest.


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