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Gears of War 2
Video Preview: A Look at All 4 of the Gears of War 2 Snowblind Maps
Written Monday, March 30, 2009 By Dan Webb
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Eagerly awaiting the Gears of War 2 Snowblind maps that drop tomorrow? Can't wait that long? Want to see more of them now? Well now you can ... all 4 of them with over 35 minutes of footage below.

Each of the videos was taken well into the wee hours of Sunday night as I stepped foot on each map for some Execution. Considering no one has these maps yet, I had to face off against the bots but the whole idea was so you could see the maps in their entirety. Each round I try to go a different way and show a different tactic so you could see as much as possible before you spent your points.

And yes, I am more than aware that my sniper skills aren't really at their peak  in these videos ... but after 6 straight hours of Gears and at 5am in the morning, I'm just glad I could see. Thanks for the concern though, you guys are too kind to me.

Want to read our opinions on the map pack? Check out the Snowblind review here.

Fuel Depot

 

Courtyard

 

Grind Yard

 

Under Hill




 
 

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Comment #1 by billy reubin
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:04:18 PM
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looking good, I'm just glad fuel depot is back.


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Comment #2 by countrygrvy1
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:04:51 PM
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nice sniping XD


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Comment #3 by II M1CK3H II
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:05:56 PM
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Woo 800 MSP for 2 new maps and 2 old ones, i gotta have them! *insert witty sarcasm here*


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Comment #4 by an7man
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:06:16 PM
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This pack just might get me back into the Gears of War mood again..

Thanks for posting these!...and in HD as well!


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Comment #5 by JustAFriend
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:09:22 PM
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Wooo new stuff, not a bad price either i was expecting them to go up for much more


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Comment #6 by VinasErgoth
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:13:49 PM
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For us Xbox Gears of War players, the Courtyard map is pretty much a new one. Thanks for these, Webb.


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Comment #7 by und3rdoggy
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:14:35 PM
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nice maps but the game play was not the greatest =)


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Comment #8 by The Bum-Mobile
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:14:36 PM
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It's either these maps or The Dishwasher... I'll have to try out the latter though, these maps look great!


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Comment #9 by xXDatK!ddCasperXx
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:15:25 PM
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Can't wait 4 these...got my 800 locked n loaded already...


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Comment #10 by xXROCKxBUNNIXx
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:17:41 PM
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what an amazing sniper xD


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Comment #11 by the_b1ues
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:20:09 PM
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Comment #3 by II M1CK3H II
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:05:56 PM

Woo 800 MSP for 2 new maps and 2 old ones, i gotta have them! *insert witty sarcasm here*

1 old map and 3 new you meen


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Comment #12 by WhineyRabbit
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:21:30 PM
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Oh dear Webb!


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Comment #13 by blackout529
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:23:16 PM
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#10

Courtyard is a remake of sorts from the PC version of Gears of War 1.


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Comment #14 by MC Crump
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:24:31 PM
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At comment #10
Its 2 new maps .. Fuel Depot was from Gears 1 and one of the maps was from gears 1 on PC ... i think its Courtyard

New maps looks good ^_^


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Comment #15 by Dragon Antares
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:31:11 PM
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I may have to get these maps


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Comment #16 by DrZMvP554
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:32:09 PM
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i already got 1600 points on my GT im ready for this and the mythic pack i wish all 6 maps were included though =/


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Comment #17 by A HOM3L3SS MAN
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:48:09 PM
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Fuel Depot......

Yeah.... I need this....


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Comment #18 by SuperGaz
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 05:52:31 PM
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lol at webb sniping on fuel depot, I think the next lot of maps could maybe not revolve around snow... or boxes.

After 12 maps i want to see maybe a triangle in there or something, shit, even a circle.

Might get this if they change the price from extorsion to moderate deciet.


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Comment #19 by planty88
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 06:27:57 PM
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maps look good but gameplay still awful!


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Comment #20 by Yunder
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 06:31:06 PM
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Thanks Webb your so good to everyone. ;)


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Comment #21 by The Lovat Scout
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 07:09:42 PM
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WEBB U A BEAST UP AGAINST THOSE CASUAL BOTS! lmao


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Comment #22 by XxxSyLiZaRxxX
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 07:31:52 PM
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Damn! I just hope this useless town gets some point cards so I can get these.


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Comment #23 by Der Fuhrer
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 07:38:56 PM
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Looks good, do torques spawn in place of the truck snipes when cycle weapons is turned on?


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Comment #24 by DeafSunchaser
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 07:53:17 PM
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looking good


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Comment #25 by crakhead
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 08:03:11 PM
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u suck at snipes :p


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Comment #26 by ClutchPapi34
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 08:26:26 PM
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you are a best with that sniper rifle :)

does anyone know if the combustible maps will ever be free?


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Comment #27 by yogibear4174
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 08:37:14 PM
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#26 - a friend told me that the combustible maps will become 450 points, but that was in a fourm - not sure if its legit...


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Comment #28 by yogibear4174
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 08:42:34 PM
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P.S. - #3 why are u bein sarcastic?? this map pack is a deal - acheives and 4 maps (not 3 - like COD or halo) + a classic, u cant complain! This is why gears 2 is tha greatest!!!!!


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Comment #29 by P I Staker30
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 08:45:36 PM
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#26, if Epic does what they did in Gears 1 they probably will be sometime.


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Comment #30 by Krueger1428
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 08:45:56 PM
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at #19, the only reason you say the gameplay sucks is because you probably suck at it, just go play Halo.

Webb, I know it was late and everything, but there is no excuse for some of those easy ass head shots, but oh well.


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Comment #31 by yogibear4174
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 09:15:01 PM
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#30 - everyone who sux at gears says it sux - GoW FTW...P.S. i bet u couldnt do a real headshot on a human XD...Webb doesnt even play Gears 2 (he had like 10 rounds on party like its 1999, so dont hate ;)


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Comment #32 by Krueger1428
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 09:27:55 PM
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think what you want yogi, I retired on Gears 1 at rank 50 all-time assassination, learn your place.


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Comment #33 by xSiNx RaMpAGe x
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 10:30:16 PM
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GOW FTW i rule


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Comment #34 by ChuckG11
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 11:10:17 PM
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will be downloading these as soon as they are available maps are looking mighty fresh i must say as well.


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Comment #35 by xxKornfreak88xx
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 12:11:27 AM
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these maps look really good cant wait to download


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Comment #36 by Akumario
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 12:37:59 AM
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maps look good but gameplay still awful! give the weapons power to kill, i fell like i play GEARS OF PAINTBALLS, u can see in this videos the guy shot alot times on 1 head shot and nothing happend EPIC wtf is going on here? i may not buy this maps and never play gears 2 just cuz the gameplay sucks, me and some friend gonna go to gamestop and try to trade it in for credit store this is very sad :(


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Comment #37 by DeviousD
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 02:43:45 AM
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Gears of fucking LAG fuck off with your tin pot map packs.


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Comment #38 by KIDDRAGON67
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 03:05:38 AM
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why is epic making new maps when they need a good working language filter! they just says "we want money"


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Comment #39 by westo13
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 04:21:32 AM
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nice


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Comment #40 by demiesta
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 04:48:59 AM
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lets get ready for some hordes


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Comment #41 by toeminator
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 05:25:26 AM
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fix the shotty lag forget making new maps


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Comment #42 by iNf3Rn0 Lan
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 05:56:22 AM
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Looks awesome and I really want these maps... but just because the maps are good doesn't mean the game is...


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Comment #43 by yogibear4174
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 06:15:21 AM
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#32 noneone played assasination - and that was gears 1 im talkin bout gears 2 - u learn ur place


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Comment #44 by Thicketford
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 06:43:50 AM
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They do look nice, but not for 800 points. If it was 400 points, I would purchase these straight away. Same goes for the combustible maps.


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Comment #45 by some Irish guys
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 06:44:28 AM
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Honestly, this is perfect timing, as the new visual ranking system has gotten me back into the game.


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Comment #46 by Tommygun91
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 08:15:15 AM
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looks very nice ^-^
fuel depot ftw


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Comment #47 by Olliezilla
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 10:44:26 AM
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Looks good,
probs be tempted to get these, and wait for the combustible map pack to eventually turn free (hopefully, like on gears 1 maps)
Like #45, I also have gone back in to playing gears online with the new ranking system, and I love GoW.. so yeah, probs get em soon


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Comment #48 by tomjpr
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 10:45:59 AM
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getting them when i get some ms points :) also how do you assign a gamertag?


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Comment #49 by Archmaster
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 11:02:28 AM
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Nice maps , and off course the old skool Fuel depot is back here.


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Comment #50 by CrazyCracka17
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 02:02:15 PM
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all of u suck ill merc u all just send me a request and ill beat ur ass cuz gears gay


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Comment #51 by giantgoldigger
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 04:45:27 AM
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this is the best game i have ever playd, and it is nise to see the fule depot back. and geting the game tags is grate.


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