Gears of War 2 Map Codes In South Africa: Chapter 2

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If you haven’t already read yesterdays article about the free map pack codes in South Africa, you can get up to speed by clicking here.

I want to make a special note of something rather strange as well. Yesterday, I received my review copy of Gears of War 2 and lo and behold, it came with a voucher for the Flashback Map Pack. This little story of mine does have some serious significance but ill get back to that later.

Ok, now for todays update. I have what looks to be some really great news from Epic Games President, Mike Capps. As you all know, I emailed him yesterday about the issue at hand and he promised to get a hold of Microsoft in America and then get back to me.

Well can you believe it, he actually made good on his promise.

Here is what he had to say:

Hey – I passed this along to the MS folks and you should get a response later today. They’ve got some ideas on how to make it work for everyone.

Some ideas how to make it work for everyone? That sounds like really great news although we have to wait and see whether or not MS pulls through.

One other thing, remember my story about the voucher in my review copy? Well, long story short, I downloaded the maps and they worked without any region blocking issues, which basically means that if MS does pull through on the codes, everyone will be able to download the new maps straight away and without any issues.

As soon as MS contacts me, I will let everyone know what’s going on. Let’s hold thumbs that this all goes the right way for us and let’s not forget to take note the Epic Games cared enough about our little country to actually help us out. I gained a lot of respect for Epic over the last day, bravo to them.

Last Updated: November 7, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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