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Old 04-09-2007, 07:45 PM
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Default Gears has a new mode now...

Gears Map Pack Date Confirmed
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April 9, 2007 - Last week Microsoft unveiled details about the next multiplayer map pack for Gears of War, Annex. The official Gears Website originally announced that the downloadable content would be available April 9, then that date was hastily removed from the site. We now have confirmation from Microsoft that today, April 9, is, indeed, the Annex release date.

The new multiplayer mode will go live at 4 p.m. Pacific time. That means, as of this writing, we have just under three hours to wait for more Gears goodness.

Annex is a capture the flag-type game where players must seize control of key map locations. Included in the download are a handful of minor tweaks to the overall multiplayer experience; they include:

* VGA Cable Support: Monitor resolution widths greater than or equal to 1280 now render as letterbox. In particular VGA users running at 1280x1024 will now see the game in full 720p (1280x720) resolution in letterboxed form.

* Adjusted Assassination Multiplayer Gametype: Leader no longer has to unlock weapons and now has to be executed to die.

* Adjusted Boomshot: Splash damage to be more effective rendering targets down-but-not-out.

* Adjusted Hammer of Dawn: Aiming will be more forgiving of moving targets.

* Adjusted Roadie Run: Reduced frequency of accidently grabbing cover while running.

* Kill Message Ticker: Ticker can now be seen while down-but-not-out and spectating.

* General: Addressed a number of possible exploits in multiplayer.

See you on Live at 4 pm!
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:18 PM
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Hopefully with the respawning and the amount of time I've played off ranked, I can finally get those damn ranked achieves...Assuming I have a team that thinks like a team and it's not a free forall...
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:02 PM
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I've heard that Annex kills don't count towards achievements...
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:57 PM
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Yea, it sucks to since annex is an awesome mode. apparently, microsoft believes that people would rig matches with people waiting at spawn point just and just continually killing people. They don't count toward the 10,000 kill "seriously" achievement, or any of the weapon based or kill based achievement. also, to get the mix it up achievement, if you haven't already, you now have to win a ranked match in annex, but that is about all of the achivements available by playing annex.
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