Gears of War Developer Showdown

Gears of War Developer Showdown

Published On February 15, 2007 | By Anthony Barker | News

Do you think you have insane Gears of War skills? Then face the ultimate test by lining up against Epic Games, the developer of the game! From 19:00 to 21:00 GMT on Saturday February 24, the Epic team, led by Lead Designer Cliffy B and Vice President Mark Rein, will be waiting for you on Xbox Live. Check your chainsaw and grab some ammo, because this is your chance to find out if you can mix it with the guys who created the game!

The battles will take place on the Old Bones and Raven Down maps, both available now for free download on Xbox Live Marketplace. Just add the GamerTags below to your Friends List, get yourself on Xbox Live between 19:00 and 21:00 on Saturday 24th February, then wait for your invite to play with and against the developers of Gears of War!

Behold the press release…

TAKE ON THE GEARS OF WAR DEVELOPERS AT THEIR OWN GAME!

On Saturday 24th February at 19.00 GMT until 22:00 GMT, Xbox Live members from across Europe will have the chance to chat and play with the Developers of Gear of War, including Lead Designer Cliffy B, Vice President Mark Rein, Pete Hayes (Artist), Rob McLaughlin (Programmer), Joe Graf (Programmer), Ray Davis (Lead Designer), Rod Fergusson (Producer), Lee Perry (Lead Level Designer), Jim Brown (Level Designer), Dave Nash (Level Designer) plus other members of the the Epic staff!

How do I get the chance to play in the Developer Showdown?
All Xbox Live members need to do is:

1. Sign into Xbox Live

2. If you are playing on Gears of War add any of the following Gamertags to your friends list for your chance to play:

EPICEMEAMR
EPICEMEACB
EPICEMEARF
EPICEMEALP
EPICEMEAJB
EPICEMEADN
EPICEMEARD
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EPICEMEARM
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EPICEMEA01
EPICEMEA02
EPICEMEA03
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3. The battles will take place on the Old Bones and Raven Down maps, both available now for free download on Xbox Live Marketplace, so please make sure that you have downloaded these before you logon.

After that, gamers just need to go onto Xbox Live on 24th February 2007 from 19.00 GMT until 22:00 GMT to check if they have been invited to join in a game and if they have then…

4. Get in the game and chat with the Developers!

Let us know if you manage to get on with the Gears of War team and if you were able to humiliate any of the dev team with a Curbstomp or a swipe of your Chainsaw!

About The Author

Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.