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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.)

HOW?
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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 LiK

OMG, awesome. i will check it out~

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Posted By volcomstoner180
wow trippy
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Posted By Tamz

Wow, that is awesome.

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Posted By Gamer_152

Awesome, what a brilliant little thing to hide in the game.

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Posted By rad3xl

It's fake... NOT!

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Posted By MisterMouse

wow that looks sweet and the actual game must have been crazy!

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Posted By btk88

Cool

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Posted By Sweep

I never knew mathematical shapes could look so sexy...

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Posted By SlaveOne

Sweet i'm going to try it now. Great scoop guys.

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Posted By WorkingTavo

awesome i'm getting this game asap!!! the demo itself it's incredible can't wait to play the whole thing!!!

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Posted By eddie

you have too have one foot in a bucket of water then everything works


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Posted By FuzzYLemoN

Hold onto your fucking hats, gentlemen. This changes everything.

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Posted By Christpuncher

Mother of god thats awesome! Who ever found this 3d style is awesome!.

Also turtles are awesome!

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Posted By Clean

thats looks pretty dope actually

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Posted By BlackHawk3422

sweet ill check it out wen i buy it later today

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Posted By CJ

That's an awesome find. I just tried it and it works..be cool if you could keep playing after you change the angle.

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Posted By Jackel2072

Thats awesome i need to go try that!

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Posted By Dante_the_Jedi

OH MY GOD!, give that game one more star.

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Posted By Dethfish
Oh my god. How in the hell do you get 52 million points?! The most I've ever gotten is about 350K in Geometry Wars 1.
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Posted By Rowr

what the deuce?

why isnt this mentioned in the game somewhere.

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Posted By DarthStone

I like turtles!

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Posted By Yit

Controls are awful.

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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?

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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.

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Posted By sneaky77

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

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Posted By and333

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

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Posted By WizzyKid

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

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Posted By Aaron_G

Whoa awesome!

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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.

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Posted By John

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

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Posted By FelixLighter

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

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Posted By Mjolnir

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

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Posted By Brydello

Haha Giant Bomb exclusive!

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Posted By Seraphim

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

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Posted By Luffer

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

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Posted By CurtisManCannon

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

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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!

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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.....

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Posted By MookieFL

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

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Posted By Alphazero

This game is crack in neon bloom form.

Love it.

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Posted By coonce

3-D???

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Posted By coonce

damn - i cannot wait to check out this game!

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Posted By Jeffsekai

This made my day lmao

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Posted By Bodycount

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

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Posted By Paul

Sounds hella cool.

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Posted By Gyroz1989

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

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Posted By Dolphin_Butter

I need this game now.

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Posted By Chocobo_Blitzer

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

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Posted By Odie20XX

@Nogert:

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

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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.

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