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STOP THE PRESSES

Geometry Wars 2 has a 3D mode.

Friend of Giant Bomb MrJared has updated the Geometry Wars 2 wiki with information on a 3D camera mode hidden in the game. Naturally, all work around here has ground to a halt as we investigate this profound discovery. Apparently you need to hit right bumper and the back button to enable it, but for some reason that ain't getting it done over here. Have you gotten it to work? What are we doing wrong? Are we totally stupid? (I mean, the answer to that one is "yes," but cut us some slack here.)

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In sorta-related news, Mr Killemgood over at the NeoGAF forum reports that Geometry Wars 2 has posted the highest three-day sales figures yet for an Xbox Live Arcade game, which tells me there may be some good aspect of the human race worth saving after all. I know I'm having a hard time doing anything constructive, knowing people on my friends list are passing my high scores at this very moment. (Incidentally, friend requests from people with higher scores than me will be denied on principle henceforth.)

UPDATE

It works! Earlier we had a Rock Band guitar plugged into the 360, and the controller was assigned to player 2. So 3D mode doesn't work when you have a guitar controller plugged in OR when you're player 2. Not sure which. Giant Bomb exclusive!
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Posted by Brad

Friend of Giant Bomb MrJared has updated the Geometry Wars 2 wiki with information on a 3D camera mode hidden in the game. Naturally, all work around here has ground to a halt as we investigate this profound discovery. Apparently you need to hit right bumper and the back button to enable it, but for some reason that ain't getting it done over here. Have you gotten it to work? What are we doing wrong? Are we totally stupid? (I mean, the answer to that one is "yes," but cut us some slack here.)

HOW?





















In sorta-related news, Mr Killemgood over at the NeoGAF forum reports that Geometry Wars 2 has posted the highest three-day sales figures yet for an Xbox Live Arcade game, which tells me there may be some good aspect of the human race worth saving after all. I know I'm having a hard time doing anything constructive, knowing people on my friends list are passing my high scores at this very moment. (Incidentally, friend requests from people with higher scores than me will be denied on principle henceforth.)

UPDATE

It works! Earlier we had a Rock Band guitar plugged into the 360, and the controller was assigned to player 2. So 3D mode doesn't work when you have a guitar controller plugged in OR when you're player 2. Not sure which. Giant Bomb exclusive!
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Posted by LouChou

I think you're just stoned. This happened to me once too.

Posted by PLWolf

You can send me a friend request, Brad. I don't ever do well with GeoWars. But I still play it, so you can always count on my score being lower than yours. ;)

and, a 3D mode?? LIES!! It's all about the photoshop with that one. lol

Posted by BabaORiely

If this is real, awesome, I'm gonna try it out later.

Posted by Nogert

What is the back button? The triggers? If so which one of the two?

Posted by BigShot

Insane in the membrane! I gotsta try that.

Posted by micfiygd

There is not a chance that this is true

Posted by RedSox8933

even if this was true, i don't think i would play it that much.

Posted by logson

ATTENTION:
I got it to work...but what is said to work doesn't actually work. Let me explain: while playing I pressed both RB and BACK, but all it does is pause the game and allow you to move the camera in three dimensions with the analog sticks. LIES.
EDIT:
Wait, the wiki just says 3D camera mode. How aren't you guys getting it? You are totally stupid, but I have faith that you will learn to press buttons simultaneously by the end of the day.

Posted by Scroll

My brain would explode, I dare not try it.

Also this game is slowly eating my soul..

Posted by ZeroCast

Never played Geometry Wars but it appears - from the description - that this mode only happens when the game is fully paused.

Posted by Ironphist

Woop, 3D mode? Probably a camera mode, but cool none the less..

Posted by MagusMaleficus

I can confirm that, like logson said earlier, this only pauses the game and allows the player the rotate the camera around in a 3D plane. You can't actually play the game in 3D (and if you can, it can't be done this way).


Doesn't matter, because the game is addictive as hell without 3D. And to think I doubted this game's greatness...
Posted by Vaxadrin

How did you take a screenshot if you can't get it to work?

Posted by ThomasP

Interesting.

Posted by Kohe321

Woot 3d mode? gimme!

Posted by boxman

uhmmm could this be true

Posted by Crono

Geometry in the 3rd dimension?  How profound!

Posted by Zsciaeount

I can't seem to get it to work in a playable mode... maybe this is like that 3D camera tease from the screenshots of XBLA's most underappreciated game: Carcassonne...

Posted by MrKlorox

I'm actually more surprised that the enemies don't have depth (z-axis) than the fact that there's a 3D camera, regardless of their redesigns.

Posted by Railer

I get it to work, but the game pauses when i enter the 3D mode, so i cant seem to actually play in this mode.
But yeah, just press LB+Back button.

Posted by Odie20XX

@Nogert:

The back button would be what they called "Select" in the old days :P
Left from the guidebutton ;)

Posted by Chocobo_Blitzer

huh, so it's like the pause camera in super smash bros? upskirt shots of geometry. alright sweet

Posted by Dolphin_Butter

I need this game now.

Posted by Gyroz1989

just a 3D camera mode. They should have an update to play in 3D though.

Posted by Paul

Sounds hella cool.

Posted by Bodycount

its back button as in the one next to start, not back on the DPAD. lol

Posted by Jeffsekai

This made my day lmao

Posted by coonce

damn - i cannot wait to check out this game!

Posted by coonce

3-D???

Posted by Alphazero

This game is crack in neon bloom form.

Love it.

Posted by MookieFL

I just tried it, it works just fine...neat, but nothing special.

Posted by Jimbo_N

I dont get it. So you cant get it to work, yet the screenshot is taken while logged onto Brad Shoemakers account.. i seeeee.....

Posted by badgrafix

i had no idea the 3dness of geometry wars was this.... 3d..  i mean you can see the enemys look a little 3d, but this is awesome. explostions rise from the map and crap. awesome.. need to make it playable!

Posted by CurtisManCannon

Start the presses again.  it's not that interesting.

Posted by Luffer

Hopefully MrJared was given massive points for this amazing piece of information! It looks fantastic.

Posted by Seraphim

Now the next one has to have a 4D camera mode where all the shapes are constructed by hypercubes.

Posted by MrMiyagi

Haha Giant Bomb exclusive!

Posted by Mjolnir

Is this even more of a reason for me to buy Geometry Wars 2? Yes, I think so

Posted by FelixLighter

Doesn't work when the Rock Band Guitar is plugged in?  Activision really knows how to hold a grudge against Harmonix.

Posted by John

It works for me. But.... what's it for? Taking pictures?

Posted by Rotnac

it works, and its actually RB+Back Button, to correct Railer.

Its only a camera mode though, the game wont play in 3D.

Posted by Aaron_G

Whoa awesome!

Posted by WizzyKid

That... is... so... awsome! Oh my gawd, screw the PS3 exlucisves, I'm getting a 360 just for Geometry Wars 2!!!

Posted by and333

Thats amazing! I just tried it! i had no idea everything was done in 3d!

Posted by sneaky77

what the hell does activision and harmonix have to do with geometry wars?

Posted by Sin4profit

Damn, no one on my friends list has has bought GeoWars 2 yet...so, i guess when the apocalypse comes they shall not be spared.
Still annoyed GeoWars 2 doesn't have some online play so i could at least meet people with scores i can compare to...so's long as they ain't THAT much better then me - I've got an ego to uphold here.

Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan

Look at the big score on Brad.
Pretty awesome camera adjustment.
Though, won't that make it harder to see incoming shapes?

Posted by Yit

Controls are awful.

Posted by DarthStone

I like turtles!

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