Exclusive: No Gears of War 2 "Flashback Map Pack" code for South Africans?

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[ Update no.3: We have received another Reply from Epic. It seems that spamming them will not do any good because MS generates the codes. It’s still 5am in Redmond, so we will have to wait a little to get some answers but it seems like answers is what we will be getting.

Hooray for not being ignored! ]

[ Update no.2 : Mike Capps from Epic has replied! He say’s the following:

“Hi nick. News to me, let me check!”

There may be hope yet! ]

[ Update: I have just emailed Mike Capps, the president of Epic Games to see if there is any sort of arrangement that can be made for South African gamers. Hopefully we will have a response soon with regards to the codes. ]

I really hope that I get proven wrong on this one because if I don’t, it will be a pretty sad piece of news for us South Africans.

As you all know, a few South Africans have been able to get their hands on copies of Gears of War 2 a few days early. I got the chance to speak to someone who has already gotten a copy and has played a sneaky multiplayer session with a few other of the lucky folks who got it early as well.

The problem is that none of them could find the “Flashback Map Pack” code in their Gears of War 2 boxes.

Say it ain’t so. More after the jump.

While there is a small chance that the early copies didn’t have the codes, I very highly doubt that there is any difference between those copies and the ones that will be available on Friday.

If this is true, it may mean that South Africans are going to completely miss out on the recreated maps from the original Gears of War. The truth is that South Africa isn’t officially supported for Xbox Live but one would think that because we get the same stock as Europe, we would have the codes packaged in.

At this point I am just sincerely hoping that the guys I spoke to were just hopelessly blind and couldn’t find the codes that are actually there. Problem is that it isn’t really likely.

If we are lucky, the maps will become available over Xbox Live to everyone after a short while, even though a lot of South Africans will need to resort to special measures to bypass the region block on all of the Gears of War 2 content.

Last Updated: November 6, 2008

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