Gears of War gets a Match Made in Hell

Microsoft promotion will give gamers in four cities a chance to see an early screening of new <i>Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i> prequel and play Epic's latest shooter on the big screen.

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Microsoft is kicking off its monthlong Match Made in Hell promotion for the upcoming Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War with a chainsaw-themed double bill of sneak peeks.

On October 4, four AMC theaters--one each in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles--will host prerelease screenings of New Line Cinema's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. After the film, members of the audience will get the chance to try out Gears of War's infamous chainsaw bayonets on the big screen. Those wishing to attend one of the screenings can register online at the movie's Web site.

The Match Made in Hell promotion will continue with two more events in October: Fright Night and Hollywood Cemetery. Gears of War is rated M for Mature and will retail for $59.99 when it is released November 7. The game's Emergence Day was originally announced as November 12, but Microsoft has since slid the date up.

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Master_Haq
Master_Haq

i just came back from there and it was sooo awesome, i played the game twice and it was soo crazy, i saw it in LA .i love the chainsaw

Nintendo_X
Nintendo_X

I already got my coupon for the one in San Francisco, where Metreon resides.

shizwill03
shizwill03

Gay It is a 90 minute drive to New York from Philly. Or train. Or bus. -Envious-

reece590
reece590

Cool, even tho I am in none of those lucky cities.....

darkdaej
darkdaej

MIKE_MGOBLUE hehe, well, as good as gears of war might be(we still dont know, it might turn out to be an incredibly nice to look at game with incredibly repetitive content...) but even if it holds up to the promise, its got Twilight Princess to compete with, and if u check, twilight princess is currently rated #1 in here. two types of games, but we'll find out which one will turn out to be the best.

JaHi
JaHi

What a great way to get more people to see the new Texas film, maybe they decided to do it cos the film is crap and they are running out of money! Go Gears of War!

mike_mgoblue
mike_mgoblue

Gears of War will be Game of the Year, just like it won all of those Best Game of the Show awards at this years Electronic Entertainment Expo!

JBiker51
JBiker51

You know a game's going to be great when they have to slide UP the release date instead of DOWN. :)

Curly21029
Curly21029

Heh, Brute Force. There's a lot of people comparing Gears of War to that flop. The difference? Brute Force was hyped primarily by the public (i.e. YOU) and retailers. Sure, the same can be said for GOW, but this game also has an incredibly strong backing from publications and Microsoft. Brute Force didn't have nearly this kind of press coverage or company support. Oh, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning will probably suck. It'll probably suck HARD. But a chance to play GOW on that large of a screen should be pretty thrilling for a lot of people. Would I go? Probably not. I have no interest in the movie (I've booed the previews I've seen in the theater...people laughed...a lot!) and can wait to play the game. Besides, playing games (particularly shooters) on that size of a screen isn't as fun as you might think. I've played Halo on a 200" screen (a beautiful/expensive projector, some ironed white bedsheets and a really big garage did the trick) and it was incredibly difficult. Your eyes have to move so much so quickly that they begin to hurt after a while. However, fighting games are amazing! Soul Calibur 2 was AWESOME on that screen! :)

risi37
risi37

this game will rock

ultimate_zero
ultimate_zero

When I read the title of the article, I thought it meant that there will be matches where tyou play in hell.

Knight_Rider_3K
Knight_Rider_3K

You know, I'm damn tired of Atlanta getting left out of these things. We are bigger than Frisco anyways. Why do it in two places so close to each other anyways?

Dolacide
Dolacide

Dang, if I only had a printer!

Benshki
Benshki

Why do the yanks get all the pleasure? A-holes.

VixTain
VixTain

I caught the Texas Chainsaw prequel at Fantastic Fest in Austin a week or so back. It's terrible, although if you liked the first remake, you'll probably enjoy this one as well.

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

I think it's a red state thing...

thekey
thekey

WTF is Boston At? And 2 cities in California?

aussenbagen
aussenbagen

They are only doing it in cities with the biggest newspapers, and television coverage. Especially newspapers with the largest entertainment coverage. Microsoft doesn't care about the fans themselves. They just want the press so that the coverage will be read all around the nation and some of the rest of the world. This is a business decision not a opportunity for the fans to try the game.

xbox_gamer1
xbox_gamer1

Wtf? Its called the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and they dont even have a screening in Texas,come on bring it to Houston

Alcotamaysees
Alcotamaysees

Two cities in California get it and I don't. Weak...

vamroc
vamroc

Who care's about The Texas Cheese Cake Massacre. To play the game of the year on a movie screen HOLY CRAP I would pay 9.75 just to do that for 20 minutes. Why do we have to be tortured like this can't they just have an event with out us being forced to watch this retched movie.

EpidemicZero
EpidemicZero

I never realized that the remake did so well to warrant a prequel. I was kind of curious why there were giant posters in every subway here in NY, I guess this cross promotion may account for some of New Line's newfound wealth. 39 Days until the Revised Emergence Day, which was most quietly pushed forward.

Demoman286th
Demoman286th

To Those Who Question My Comments I am merely stating my opinion, you might like Gears of War and you might like the Prequel to the Remake of the Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre But I know I won't... And Death1234567890... Lay off the coffee or Moutain Dew, and try not to be so... EXTREME!!!!

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

Demoman286th Wow... Go to a bad movie... and play a bad game... ITS LOSE LOSE! Out of curiosity, how do you know the game will be bad ?

biofreak12
biofreak12

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was pretty decent, I hope this one will be even better. Tho i am true horror movies fan. :) see ya there... NYC.

Death1234567890
Death1234567890

So, Demoman286th, you played GOW (which is not out, or finished) and watched the new Texas chainsaw movie......You have been watching too much Back to the Future. 88 MILES PER HOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWAY!!!!!

Demoman286th
Demoman286th

Wow... Go to a bad movie... and play a bad game... ITS LOSE LOSE!

monkkito
monkkito

well SF is not that far away from my town

topraman517
topraman517

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-HCMF-
-HCMF-

HOUSTON you damn id10t's HOUSTON

Alf
Alf

yes!! God of War rocks!!!

piecake
piecake

Same i don't live in the us ohh well mon the 360

ssvegeta555
ssvegeta555

If I could go I would just sleep during the movie. I could give a rats ass about that crap. But the game... big screeen... *drools*

DonPerian
DonPerian

DAMNIT. I was gonna go to the Santa Monica one (i live 15 miutes away) but I got damn school work. Why does it have to be on a Wednesday, why?!

masiisam
masiisam

move out of the sticks.....

louie2k
louie2k

Santa Monica Screenin Here I Come.................

blackthegame
blackthegame

Play this game on the big screen! SWEET!

Zeromind_Eric
Zeromind_Eric

Hell yes. Just realized that the date for the game moved up too. I will be going to the San Francisco screening.

LukeAF24
LukeAF24

Once again, the rest of America get's passed over for a large Metroplex.

flickds
flickds

On an ironic note, no screening will be held in Texas.

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

...thats amazing.....id love to attend that...let violence reunite....perfect combo

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

If this isn't a gimmich I don't know what is. Unbelieveable. Kill two birds with one stone I guess. Advertise and generate hype for both the movie and the game.

The jump of the release date is nice. This game will be huge.