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Gears of War 2 Map Codes In South Africa: Chapter 3

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Unfortunately we don’t have great news but it’s news at least.

Nick (who is busy sunning himself in Sun City) has just received another response from Epic and Microsoft about this issue.

We are now chatting with Guy Welch from Microsoft themselves as it isn’t an Epic issue really.

Guy had the following to say

“We’re looking into the gold-plated Lancer issue for South Africa and similar regions around the world. We hope to have an update for you shortly.”

So like I said it’s not great but at least we are getting some responses and don’t worry we haven’t forgotten the map code issue either. Nick is doing a great impersonation of a rabid dog for Microsoft so I do honestly expect something good to come out of all of this.

We will let you know as soon as we hear anything.

Last Updated: November 11, 2008


  1. bo0m!

    November 11, 2008 at 11:41

    Yay! Atleast we have gotten somewhere 😀 Hopefully MS realise we actually exist, and one step closer to getting Live.


  2. doobiwan

    November 11, 2008 at 11:56

    Maybe we should offer them some of that sunshine …


  3. Lydon

    November 11, 2008 at 12:06

    I thought it was going to be bad news. This isn’t bad news at all 🙂 Shows they at least care.


  4. LazySAGamer

    November 11, 2008 at 12:12

    Until we have our hands on codes I am classing it as bad news.


  5. Nick

    November 11, 2008 at 12:17

    If by sunning myself,you mean sitting inside hoping that the rain will bugger off, then yes…


  6. LazySAGamer

    November 11, 2008 at 12:56

    oi bugger off back to holiday, we are talking about you not to you 😉


  7. fall1n

    November 11, 2008 at 12:56

    Thanks for the input Nick. Appreciate it.


  8. Dev

    November 11, 2008 at 13:02

    I’m with Lazy on this one, I doubt we’ll see these codes…


  9. Bboy

    November 11, 2008 at 13:04

    Um… how exactly are they going to get codes to us after we have bought the game? what use the serial number? Sounds like there will be some logistical problems even if MS agree that we have been screwed over.


  10. Aequitas

    November 11, 2008 at 14:00

    and it’s *their* logistical problem. imho if they give out more codes than they would have originally, then that’s their fault for not including them originally.


  11. doobiwan

    November 11, 2008 at 14:35

    They just need to act quickly. My response would be to apologise and then make the maps free to download for everyone for 1 week.


  12. Avayaik

    November 11, 2008 at 15:23

    Shot for the effort lazygamer.co.za but sounds like we’re never getting these


  13. ewie

    November 11, 2008 at 16:39

  14. Strife Lives

    November 11, 2008 at 18:25

    1 problem. . .the gold lancer problem is a global problem,I thimk europe is affected.The map problem. .its just where xbl isnt supported.right? So msft still shafting us with crappy pr.


  15. OddSockZA

    November 11, 2008 at 19:15

    I don’t really care much for the golden lancer – I want the flashback map pack.

    Mr Welch’s quote ““We’re looking into the gold-plated Lancer issue for South Africa…” makes me believe that they’re not planning on giving us the maps – only the lancer.


  16. Nick

    November 11, 2008 at 19:22

    I saw that too and pointed it out straight away. I told them that the maps were the most important to us


  17. OddSockZA

    November 12, 2008 at 13:12

    Thanks for being so awesome, Nick.


  18. Dean

    December 12, 2008 at 15:58

    I feel like such a prat right now. I know about 15 different guys, who all have an xbox 360. All of them have a flashed box, while I sit with an unflashed box. While they keep telling me how silly I am, for not flashing my box, I defend it with comments about my box being legal, and what not. I also point out that I have the potential to own more content than they do. Well here is the tally so far.
    They have over 100 different games, while I have 18
    They get games before they are ever sold here
    Each game costs them less than R20 (I pay R500+)
    They had the new dash before me
    They all have the maps on gears 2, while I (who paid over R600 for mine) do not.
    What an idiot I am, for trying to play it legal, and pay Microsoft for everything I own.


  19. meelan

    September 7, 2010 at 19:58

    can somebody please help me get the new map packs…I’m told you can do this via vpn/or hiding IPs so that it seems like i’m in the UK, not getting any joy…SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!


  20. meelan

    September 7, 2010 at 19:59



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