So we haven't posted in a while? What do you want, it was the holidays. Here's a story that didn't make it onto the other website I wrote for because someone had written it the exact same time as me... Alright some real content is sure to come later but enjoy this tasty nugget whilst you wait.
Gears of War 2 fans (all of us), rejoice! It looks like Epic plans to get a patch out for the game later this month, so sayeth Mark Rein. Epic's vice prez posted on the Gears forum this morning, promising to fix some of the problems that have plagued the multiplayer mode and add a few extra goodies.
Cheap-ass players beware; it looks like this patch is geared to you. "We're fixing a whole bunch of online exploits." writes Rein, "For example we've fixed the ability to wield an invisible shield, melee through some walls, gain infinite Lancer ammo and equip a shield and a two-handed weapon simultaneously plus many more." The patch will address other issues for on-line players such as spawn protection and a bigger penalty for leaving an unfinished match. Oh and the shotgun is being addressed, too: " We fixed the client side hit detection on the shotgun so that in a high-latency (i.e. "laggy") match, the shotgun will be more reliable."
Also promised were a slew of new achievements for the DLC. Here's the post.