Gears of War Triple Pack Not Coming to the UK, Says Microsoft

Gears of War Triple Pack Not Coming to the UK, Says Microsoft

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UK gamers can already buy the Gears of War games cheaply, says Microsoft, so they're not losing out on anything.

The recently announced Gears of War triple pack, which includes the first two games, plus the All Fronts add-on, which contained all the downloadable content for Gears of War 2, will not be coming to the UK, or to anywhere else other than the US, for that matter.

Microsoft, which publishes the Gears of War games, said that collection was an exclusive promotion for the US region only. Gamers in the UK already had the opportunity to buy the games at a discounted price, it continued, as both were part of the Xbox 360 Classics range, a budget brand that is almost identical to the Platinum Hits range in the US. Obtaining both games, plus the downloadable material for Gears 2, would cost UK gamers a few pennies short of 35, Microsoft said, which is quite reasonable, but isn't anywhere near as much of a saving as the thirty bucks the triple pack will cost.

Microsoft's reasoning seems a little puzzling, to say the least. The fact that the Gears games can be picked up cheaply in the UK already doesn't seem to adequately explain why Microsoft wouldn't release the compilation in the country, especially not when you consider that you can buy them cheaply in the US as well. It's possible that that the budget re-releases of the Gears of War games have underperformed in the UK, leading Microsoft to believe that it would see a limited return on the compilation. If that were the case, the publisher might not be in a great rush to admit it.

The Gears of War Triple Pack comes out for Xbox 360 on February 15th.

Source: CVG

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Even though I'm no big Gears fan, I detect a large amount of bullshit here.

I got Gears of War 1 with my xbox (didn't want it but didn't have a choice), and I've played number 2, and I personally can't stand the games, however I hate it when companies pull this kind of shit.

It's a global age for God's sake, stop it with the region bullshit already, I already pay more after currency conversion for a game then if I import it from another country, now they are doing packs for one country? Damnit. Bring on the One World Government already so we can stop this shit.

That is indeed odd reasoning not to release the triple pack in UK...or Europe for that matter.

Wouldn't sales actually go up if all 3 games were in a decent priced package? Of course maybe not by that much since most people buying gears 3 already got gears 1 and 2.

...I just noticed, silly me, but why call it a triple pack? Gears 1 and 2 and the DLC for gears 2, is that "worthy" of a "triple" stamp on the pack?

Kinda misleading.

This sounds lazy, but I'd like to believe there is other reasons for it. Possibly poor sales of the game making them not want to sink the cash into producing and shipping, but it is still rather shady business.

Yeah I'm calling bullshit on this one, there's just no excuse. I expect the reasoning to be 'well they're smaller countries, so they already have them all'.

You are joking right? It's almost impossible to get hold of the original Gears of War in most retail shops any more.

Epic you wonder why you got such a bad return here you never really supported gears of war 2 outside of the us.Europe had terrible lag and server support for at least 3 months after the release date while you tried to tell everybody here that there was nothing wrong.

I was a huge fan of gears of war but after the terrible support for Europe and now unwilling to sell your products over here dont expect us to buy your budget re-releases here

I'm seriously considering jumping the shark on the next hardware cycle. I love the xbox (especially its perfect controller) but its lesser hardware, lack of blu-ray, dodgy XBLA pay method, and woeful lack of compilations is pissing me off no end.

And i don't even like GOW, this just rilled me up

It because we keep stealing copies of windows 7

Alternative titles:
Gears of War Three Not Coming to My House
or
My Money Not Going to Microsoft

I like Gears of War, but if they are going to rip me like this when I know our American cousins are getting a deal, puts me off

My assumption is that most UK gamers who want Gears of War 1 & 2 already have Gears of War 1 & 2. It's the case for everyone I know who both owns a 360 and wanted it. It's reasonable to assume there just wouldn't be enough demand for it.

I dont like Gears, played 2, hated it.
But its BS, considering you would need 35 for 1+2 then 40 for 3, thats 75. Now I dont know how much that is in $ but its bullshit. Luckily I dont like the games, so it dosent effect me.

Oh well , Im just gonna buy them separate on Gamestop when I go to USA this friday.

Gears was the reason I bought an xbox. Seeing as how my xbox is now dead and I don't really plan on fixing it. I can't say this bothers me. Other than the fact that it's total bull.

I'll probably buy t for the PC when the price goes down.

Then I'll play it with my wired xbox controller and no one will be any the wiser. :D

ouch, MS. Not only are you pissing on PC gamers but you are now also pissing on people by nationality. So much hate for a corporate company.

Still, the PC version is expensive for a 3 year old game.

USA! USA! USA!

...

Nah, I'm kidding, I really couldn't care. This is a franchise I really struggle to give a crap about, especially now it doesn't seem to want to make a PC outing any more. I mean mouse aim was what made the first game bearable, Gears of War 2 was more of the same repetitive and tedious enemy encounters with moronically simple and boring boss fights.

So apparently, only the Americans are allowed to save money, and no other people? What about Norway, where games cost about the same as a house?
I'm getting the new 360 soon, and the Gears of War-games to play with my friends soon, and that sums up to a total of 250, or $500. And then Microsoft won't release the triple pack in Europe.
This makes me sad, Microsoft.

Respect for Microsoft -1

Microsoft not supporting the non-US consumers equally to the US consumers? Lies, would never happen. It's unthinkable. Unthinkable!

Oh well, guess I can always rent GoW2. That's...crap I'm still paying as much as it costs with that pack. Brilliant.

Deadlock Radium:
So apparently, only the Americans are allowed to save money, and no other people?

I'm of the opinion that the best way to save your money here, on either side of the Atlantic, is to skip the Gears of War games entirely. Only pick them up on rental or from some bargain bin.

They're hardly the best when it comes to third-person Cover-based shooters with competition from:
-Uncharted Trilogy
-Vanquish
-Lost Planet 1 & 2
-Mass Effect Trilogy
-Red Dead Redemption + GTA4 (a stretch, but still cover elements)

I'm frankly way more excited about Epic's own Bulletstorm. Gears 3 just seems to be the 2nd expansion pack for Gears 1 which sold far more on being the first interesting Xbox 360 exclusive and the novelty of the chainsaw gore. It looks cool, but it is no fun to actually use due to how bloody fiddly it is. Really it's just a reskin of 2004's Kill-Switch and the series since then has sold itself on gore gimmicks rather than really innovative gameplay changes.

Treblaine:

Deadlock Radium:
So apparently, only the Americans are allowed to save money, and no other people?

I'm of the opinion that the best way to save your money here, on either side of the Atlantic, is to skip the Gears of War games entirely. Only pick them up on rental or from some bargain bin.

They're hardly the best when it comes to third-person Cover-based shooters with competition from:
-Uncharted Trilogy
-Vanquish
-Lost Planet 1 & 2
-Mass Effect Trilogy
-Red Dead Redemption + GTA4 (a stretch, but still cover elements)

I'm frankly way more excited about Epic's own Bulletstorm. Gears 3 just seems to be the 2nd expansion pack for Gears 1 which sold far more on being the first interesting Xbox 360 exclusive and the novelty of the chainsaw gore. It looks cool, but it is no fun to actually use due to how bloody fiddly it is. Really it's just a reskin of 2004's Kill-Switch and the series since then has sold itself on gore gimmicks rather than really innovative gameplay changes.

But I like over the top chainsaw gore and overly macho, stereotypical men who wants to kill rather than spending time with a woman. :D

Also, my friends play it, and I think it's fun playing it with my friends ;D
And I'm getting the Mass Effect series for the 360 when I buy one and Uncharted 2 and 3 (Already got the first one) for the PS3 soon.

Also, Bulletstorm looks fucking awesome, I can't wait for it! :3

Deadlock Radium:

But I like over the top chainsaw gore and overly macho, stereotypical men who wants to kill rather than spending time with a woman. :D

Also, my friends play it, and I think it's fun playing it with my friends ;D
And I'm getting the Mass Effect series for the 360 when I buy one and Uncharted 2 and 3 (Already got the first one) for the PS3 soon.

Also, Bulletstorm looks fucking awesome, I can't wait for it! :3

That's a shame, many things are fun to do with your friends but that's because of your friends not so much the game itself. I see tacking in co-op as a cheap way to make your game seem more appealing by exploiting your friendships.

The game suffers for this as you constantly have an NPC ally if playing single player where usually they are distracting in their uselessness or a down right hindrance.

I enjoyed gears much more playing with a friend but it's not something that very worth while. I mean you can only play when both of you are ready and willing and only for as long as both of you are.

(I'd recommend you get Mass Effect on PC, Bullet-Storm as well)

Well considering the craptacular mutiplayer connection which was never truely sorted out, the sheer bloody arrogance of the people on the game (I've had more abusive messages from gears one then every cod game I played, I'm amazed.) and the fact it isn't really that good in terms of gameplay and story doesn't really make me shed a tear for my loss. It's not even a triple pack, that would have gears three, not all the maps for number two and the one level they couldn't be arsed to finsh.

mad825:
ouch, MS. Not only are you pissing on PC gamers but you are now also pissing on people by nationality. So much hate for a corporate company.

Still, the PC version is expensive for a 3 year old game.

Really? I picked it up for 10 (I think) brand new last year. It's likely expensive for you because it's a pain in the mother funking backside to get hold of outside of the Games for Windows Marketplace.

On that note, screw the 360. PC GoW2+3 plx.

I bought both gears 1 & 2 for 20 and who gives a shit about dlc, if anything we Brits are getting the better deal!

I don't really see the big deal.

Oh, I forgot. DOWN WITH MICRO$OFT, EFF YEAH!!!1!

That will Stick it in those monocle pansy tea drinking jerks whos boss!!!

*Flashes back*

sorry that is the Irish and Shottish talking to me

mad825:
ouch, MS. Not only are you pissing on PC gamers but you are now also pissing on people by nationality. So much hate for a corporate company.

Still, the PC version is expensive for a 3 year old game.

Really? Found it in a bargain bin for $4, of course it wasn't worth the $4 I paid for it so I guess you are right.

TEMHOTA:

Really? Found it in a bargain bin for $4, of course it wasn't worth the $4 I paid for it so I guess you are right.

lucky you.

Here in the UK, All I can find are versions that are equivalent to $23(USD)

 

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