Retail version of 'All Fronts' cancelled

#1 Edited by Crixaliz (782 posts) -

Just thought I'd update anyone that pre-ordered the 'All Fronts'.

Epic got rid of the retail version of this pack; this means no more strategy guide and poster. On the plus side its no longer a limited offer.

Both Dark Corners and All Fronts should be available on Xbox-live market place on July 28.
Dark Corners - 1200 MS points
All Fronts - 1600 MS points

Link (http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=678519)

#2 Edited by Agnogenic_delete (1034 posts) -

Wow. I am really disappointed. :(

#3 Posted by VWGTI (1919 posts) -

I wonder how many people this will affect and prevent them from getting the new map packs.

#4 Posted by Pie (7109 posts) -

Good cause im gueesing that this would of only been a download code which would be pretty pointless.

#5 Posted by Zereta (1368 posts) -

My hope of somehow getting back into Gears 2, gone.


Oh well, Halo 3 has kept me happy for about 2 years now. I'll have fun with that.
#6 Posted by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

Shame, was looking forward to have another poster to my room.

I'll just be downloading it then, like I was planning too.
#7 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

This just makes it even easier to buy. Didn't really have any interest in the guide or poster.

#8 Posted by pause422 (6201 posts) -

Don't see how anyone would really care..if they were into Gears they had the other DLC anyway, so paying higher for all of it seemed dumb anyway.

#9 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I did not remember hearing anything about this at all, but I guess that's what happens when you report something non-E3 related during E3. I'm actually quite disappointed by this...doubt I'll be picking up the DLC now.

#10 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

whoopee.... lame

#11 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

Ouch. This could have gotten more people into Gears 2, but maybe they just decided that repackaging the game was too costly for the amount of new adopters.

#12 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

I was totally going to buy that thing. I can't fucking buy your shit if you don't sell it at retail you asshats.

#13 Edited by ShadowKiller (894 posts) -

I guess that's an "Epic Fail..." bad joke but true.

#14 Posted by TooWalrus (13237 posts) -

That's probably for the best, most of the people buying it on shelves would be wanting only the single player expansion, they'd be paying extra cash for content only usable online.

#15 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -
@TooWalrus: Yeah but like..You get a box. And a disk. So when XBL eventually gets vaporized by nuclear holocaust or whatever in 60 years, and I'm bored as hell in my bomb shelter and have nothing to do but go down nostalgia way and play some old XBOX 360 games, I don't have to worry about defunct LIVE connectivity.
#16 Posted by bi0nic (15 posts) -
@keyhunter:  I'm not sure there would have been a disc.  As someone else already said, codes to download the content contained in the box seemed more likely.

This is a shame though, I was looking forward to buying a physical copy of something Gearsy to stay me during the long winter until they eventually bring out the third game.
#17 Posted by JoeyIA (662 posts) -

There was no disc in the set, just a card with a download code, like those GTA4: Lost and The Damned cards, you'd still need to download it.
http://www.amazon.com/Gears-War-Fronts-Collection-Xbox-360/dp/B0028MJLFI
Maybe sometime down the line Epic will do a similar package to the current GoW Game of The Year Edition that will have a 2nd disc with all of the DLC, but this wasn't that.
I don't know what your situation is, but if you don't have a credit card / debit card just use cash to buy an MS Points card and DL the stuff.

#18 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

There WASN'T GOING TO BE A DISK ANYWAYS.

So really this is ONLY a positive thing.

#19 Posted by Ket87 (441 posts) -

Wow Dark Corners is only 1200 points, did not know that. I figured with so much content Microsoft would have jacked the price up to like $20. I can do $15 for 7 maps and a new campaign mission.

#20 Posted by Dachef (106 posts) -

Oh well, I'll just download it from marketplace anyway.

#21 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -
@Dachef said:
" Oh well, I'll just download it from marketplace anyway. "
Yeah same here. I'm really glad I decided to pass on the other two map packs.
#22 Posted by musdy (323 posts) -

It's a shame, looks like Gears 2 will continue to collect dust on my shelf.

#23 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -
@musdy said:
" It's a shame, looks like Gears 2 will continue to collect dust on my shelf. "
You can still download it off the marketplace, for basically the same price.
#24 Posted by musdy (323 posts) -
@Blu_Magic said:
" @musdy said:
" It's a shame, looks like Gears 2 will continue to collect dust on my shelf. "
You can still download it off the marketplace, for basically the same price. "
Yeah but I wanted all the other map packs as well.
#25 Edited by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -
@musdy said:
" @Blu_Magic said:
" @musdy said:
" It's a shame, looks like Gears 2 will continue to collect dust on my shelf. "
You can still download it off the marketplace, for basically the same price. "
Yeah but I wanted all the other map packs as well.
"
I'm pretty sure the downloadable version of the All Fronts pack comes with the Dark Corners and all the other map packs.  You might have known that if you had bothered to read the original post by the TC.
#26 Posted by natetodamax (19212 posts) -

I'll get it when they drop the price. 1200 Microsoft Points is way to much to spend on a broken multiplayer experience.

#27 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" I'll get it when they drop the price. 1200 Microsoft Points is way to much to spend on a broken multiplayer experience. "
...why bother getting it at all if you think the multiplayer is broken?
#28 Posted by natetodamax (19212 posts) -
@Blu_Magic said:
" @natetodamax said:
" I'll get it when they drop the price. 1200 Microsoft Points is way to much to spend on a broken multiplayer experience. "
...why bother getting it at all if you think the multiplayer is broken? "
Achievements, and a few moments of stupid fun with friends.
#29 Posted by Vaancor (247 posts) -

I was just checking Amazon today to see about preordering this. Maybe I'm weird, but I would have liked to have the free poster for the same price.

Ahh well, it's much easier to get 1600 point cards then to hunt down this retail pack. I've still yet to see a single copy of TLAD in retail.

#30 Posted by jonsnow007 (84 posts) -

Why would you need to buy a physical copy of multiplayer maps which you play online at a shop when you can just download them anyway?

#31 Posted by LazerLuger (19 posts) -

For some reason I'm absolutely terrible at multi-player, so this doesn't effect me.

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