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    Emergence Day Celebration on Xbox Live

    The day the Locust Horde rose from the ground, launching humankind's epic battle for survival.
    A non-stop celebration of the release of Gears of War®, including tournaments, sweepstakes, and free stuff.
    November 12, 2006.

    Do your part to save humanity.

    Xbox Live® celebrates Emergence Day with 24 hours of special events beginning at 12:01 A.M. on Sunday, November 12 on Xbox Live. Gold members in North America can join online tournaments, download exclusive videos, win cool prizes, and participate in variety of other activities:

    Leaderboard tournament: The 24-hour leaderboard tournament winner receives a one-of-a-kind Gears of War branded guitar as well as an automatic bye to the finals of a global Gears of War tournament planned for 2007.
    Hourly sweepstakes drawings: Prize giveaways mean you could win one of several Samsung HT-P29 Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound Systems.
    Gamer pic and theme: Score the exclusive free Gears of War gamer pic and theme, only available on Emergence Day.
    Game with Fame: Play with legendary heavy metal band and Gears of War fans Megadeth, the game's lead designer Cliff Bleszinski, and other members of the Epic Games team.
    New videos: Check out the never-before-seen videos including a special Emergence Day transmission from Cliff Bleszinski.
    MTV Special: Watch the MTV "Gears of War: The Road to Launch" sneak preview.
    Game with Fame Schedule
    On Sunday, November 12, The Gears of War development team and some other surprise celebrities will be taking on the Xbox Live community to celebrate Emergence Day. Here's your chance to see how the game is played by taking on the guys that actually built the game! Stick around, you don't want to miss a chance to test your skills against Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski.

    Dave Mustaine from Megadeth: Challenge this rock star (and avid gamer) at 3 P.M. Pacific / 6 P.M. Eastern. Look for the gamertag GWFMegadeth.

    Play against Dave Mustaine from Megadeth.

    Epic Games Team: 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Pacific / 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Eastern. Be on the lookout for the gamertags below. The team members will be popping into existing games or inviting Xbox Live members into games throughout the evening.

    EpicMarkRein: Mark Rein, Vice President
    EpicRodF: Rod Fergusson, Producer
    EpicLeeP: Lee Perry, Lead Level Design
    EpicRayD: Ray Davis, Lead Programmer·
    EpicJimB: Jim Brown, Multiplayer Level Design
    EpicDevTeam1, EpicDevTeam2, EpicDevTeam3, EpicDevTeam4, EpicDevTeam5, EpicDevTeam6: Various additional team members
    Cliff "Cliffy B" Bleszinski: 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Pacific / 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Eastern

    To try your hand against Design Lead Cliff Bleszinski, be on the lookout for Xbox Live Gamertag EpicCliffyB.

    "We've created a title that will place you directly in the
    shadows of a ravaged world, surrounded by the beautiful
    remnants of a destroyed city and the horrific dangers
    that hide in the rubble."
    —Cliff Bleszinski
    If you get the chance to play the Epic guys, we want to hear all about it! Send us an email at and let us know what happened. The subject line should be "GWF Epic." Don't forget to include your gamertag and hometown!

    Play & Win All Day
    Help defeat the Locusts on November 12 and do your part to save humanity (or destroy it, depending on which side you choose), and you'll also be entered in the "Play and Win" contest, with the chance to win one of eight Samsung Integrated DVD players. Each hour, five winners will also receive 1000 Microsoft Points for use in Xbox Live Marketplace.

    Win one of eight Samsung HT-P29 Home Theater systems.

    To enter, just play Gears of War on Xbox Live on Emergence Day. Check back here for the list of winners after the game. If your gamertag is on the list, send a friend request to Xbox Live gamertag GearsPlayWin. Read the official rules.

    Warzone Leaderboard Tournament
    Win a Gears of War guitar! This customized AX-50 electric guitar from ESP Guitars has a satin silver finish, custom Gears of War graphic, maple neck, powerful ESP LH-100 humbucking pickups, and Tune-O-Matic bridge. At an Estimated Retail Value of $469 with the included case, this menacing guitar is built to rock. The tournament winner will also get an invitation to compete in the finals of the 2007 Gears of War Xbox Live Tournament.

    Claim the top spot and take home this menacing axe.

    To win, just play Gears of War on Xbox Live on November 12, starting at 12:01 A.M., and own the top spot on the Warzone leaderboard at 11:59 P.M.

    Check back here to see the top 25 gamertags on the leaderboard. If you're number one, send a friend request to Xbox Live gamertag GearsTourney to claim your prize. Read the official rules.


    Emergence Day Warzone Tournament Official Rules
    By entering the Emergence Day Xbox Live® Tournament (the "Tournament"), you agree to abide by these Official Rules, the and Xbox Live Terms of Use, any other terms and conditions referenced in these Official Rules, and the decisions of the judges and the Tournament Commissioner, which shall be final and binding in all respects. If there is any conflict between these Official Rules and the and/or Xbox Live Terms of Use, these Official Rules shall control.

    Tournament Description
    This Tournament is a live, skill-based contest in which players compete against other players on the Xbox Live gaming platform until an overall champion determined (as described more fully below). Prizes will be awarded to the overall champion as set forth below.

    You are eligible to enter this Tournament (a "Player"), if you:

    are a legal resident of Canada or the United States, but not a resident of Vermont, Maryland, Puerto Rico, or any other U.S. territory or possession; and
    are 18 years or older as of the date of entry; and
    have access to a Microsoft Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, the Xbox 360 Gears of War® video game, a valid Xbox Live Gold Account, a valid Microsoft .NET Passport account with your Xbox Live gamertag linked and are in good standing on and the Xbox Live service; and
    are not an employee of Microsoft Corporation (the "Sponsor", "us", "we", or "our"), or are not working on the product, project, promotion or providing services in connection with this Tournament; and
    are not an immediate family member (defined for purposes of these Official Rules as husband, wife, mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, or other persons residing in the household) of an employee of Microsoft Corporation.
    This Tournament is void in MD, VT, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories and possessions and wherever else prohibited by law.

    Tournament Period
    This Tournament begins at 12:00:01 a.m. (PT) on November 12, 2006, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. (PT) on November 12, 2006 ("Tournament Period").

    Entry Limitations
    You may only compete using a single Xbox Live gamertag. If you are found to have competed under multiple identities or Xbox Live gamertags, you will be automatically disqualified from this Tournament and may also be disqualified from participating in future Xbox competitions.

    Updating Xbox Live Account Information
    You are solely responsible for keeping your Xbox Live account information up-to-date. All changes for e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc. need to be completed as of November 11, 2006. Change requests made the same day may not be reflected immediately. If you fail to update your Xbox Live account information, you may be disqualified.

    Updating Account Information (example for e-mail):

    To verify/update your e-mail address:

    From the Xbox Dashboard, select "Xbox Live Blade/Screen".
    Select "Xbox Live Marketplace".
    Select "Account Management".
    Select "Contact Information".
    Enter your account e-mail and password, then select "Sign In".
    E-mail address is located on the Contact Information screen. Please ensure that your contact information is up-to-date.
    How to Play
    This Tournament will consist of one (1) round of Tournament play to determine one (1) overall winner. Tournament play will begin on or around 12:00:01 a.m. (PT) on November 12, 2006, when the Gears of War "Warzone" Leaderboard ("Leaderboard") will be reset. During the Tournament Period, Players will compete by playing Gears of War "Ranked Matches" on Xbox Live. At approximately 11:59:59 p.m. (PT) on November 12, 2006, Tournament play will end and the Leaderboard will be recorded.

    Code of Conduct

    If you engage in behavior that the Tournament Commissioner or judges view as unsportsmanlike, or in a manner that is not in compliance with these Official Rules, or the or Xbox Live Terms of Use, you may be immediately disqualified from this Tournament and you may also be disqualified from competing in any future Xbox competitions.

    Unsportsmanlike conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    Unsportsmanlike conduct (voice)
    Swearing or threats
    Spamming or screaming
    Using any device to create loud sounds
    Any other type of conduct deemed inappropriate
    Unsportsmanlike conduct (gameplay)
    Cheating of any sort through various means
    Continuous pauses during the gameplay
    Delaying or slowing gameplay using various tactics
    Intentionally disconnecting the network cable
    Intentionally interrupting network connectivity
    Using any type of modified teams
    Any other known or unknown way of tampering with gameplay
    If you are determined to be the winner of the Tournament (as described in "Winner Determination" below), you will receive the following prize package (all prize details are at our sole discretion):

    (1) Overall Champion: A Gears of War customized AX-50 electric guitar and case from ESP Guitars (Estimated Retail Value (ERV), $469.00) and an invitation to compete in the finals of the 2007 Gears of War Xbox Live Tournament.

    If you are the winner of this Tournament, the following restrictions / conditions will apply to your prize package.

    You may not exchange your prize package for cash or other merchandise;

    You may not transfer your prize package to someone else. If you do not wish to accept or you cannot accept your prize package, it will be forfeited and we may, at our sole discretion, award it to a runner-up. We may, however, award a prize package of comparable or greater value, at our discretion;

    You are responsible for all federal, state, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes) as well as any other costs and expenses associated with accepting and/or using the prize package that are not included above as being part of the prize package;

    You understand that you are accepting the prize package "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by us; and

    You understand that we shall determine all prize package details.

    Winner Determination
    On or around November 14, 2006, the top twenty-five (25) eligible Players will be posted on the Emergence Day Web site at: ("Emergence Day Site") and the highest ranking eligible Player, as determined by us, will be named the winner, subject to verification of his / her eligibility and his / her compliance with all requirements set forth in these Official Rules. Please note: there may be ineligible players ranked listed on the Emergence Day Site. In that event, the highest ranking eligible Player will be determined the winner.

    If you are the winner, you must do the following within two (2) days of the date on which the list of top twenty-five (25) players is published to the Emergence Day Site: (i) send a friend request to "GearsTourney" via Xbox Live to confirm your acceptance or rejection of the prize package; and (ii) if required, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release and/or W8-BEN form.

    If you are determined to be the winner and you either: (i) do not send a friend request to "GearsTourney" via Xbox Live within two (2) days of the date on which the list of the top twenty-five (25) players is published to the Emergence Days Web site; (ii) do not return the Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity release and/or W8-BEN form completed and signed; or (iii) if you are not otherwise in compliance with these Official Rules, you will be disqualified and, we may, at our discretion, award the prize to the next highest ranked eligible Player on the Leaderboard.

    If you are a winner and accept the prize, you agree that we and our designees shall have the right to use your name, city and state/province of residence in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

    Limitations of Liability
    The Promotion Parties (defined below) are not responsible for any liability, cost or injury incurred by Players arising out of or in connection with the Tournament, including, without limitation, the following.

    lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, fraudulent, misdirected, undelivered, interrupted, damaged, delayed or postage-due reports, entries, mail or other information;

    any incorrect or inaccurate information or error or defect of any kind regardless of who it is caused by, or the means by which it occurred; or

    equipment, software, network or systems that fail, have viruses or other problems, are breached or that cause injury or damage to participants or their property.

    By entering this Tournament, you agree to, and hereby release and hold harmless Microsoft Corporation, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising or promotion agencies, and anyone working directly or indirectly on this program, product and promotion, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and representatives (which for the purpose of these Official Rules will be referred to together as the "Promotion Parties") from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Tournament or acceptance and use of any prize.

    General Conditions
    This Tournament is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.

    If, for any reason, the Tournament is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including, without limitation, the reasons set forth above, we reserve the right, at our sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Tournament. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Tournament, we may, at our sole discretion, determine the winners of this Tournament using all non-suspect, eligible entries received (as applicable) before we had to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Tournament.

    We may disqualify you from participating in the Tournament or winning a prize (and void your participation in the other promotions we may offer) if, in our sole discretion, we determine you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Tournament by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass us, any other entrant or our representatives or if you are otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these Official Rules.


    Winners List
    The names of the winners will be posted on the Internet at on or about November 14, 2006, after the conclusion of the Tournament.

    The Sponsor of this Tournament is Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399.
    To be human is to choose.

    It is better to die on your feet
    than to live on your knees.

    - Emiliano Zapata

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    we're downloading the free stuff now ... 2 Emergence Day Videos from CliffyB, GoW theme and a gamer picture ... but it is sloooooow ... they must be getting slammed ...

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

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    Tortoises R0cks :D Rivas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie_R
    we're downloading the free stuff now ... 2 Emergence Day Videos from CliffyB, GoW theme and a gamer picture ... but it is sloooooow ... they must be getting slammed ...
    I got it too, i was playing ranked matches like crazy for 1 hour but no luck on EPIC guys ...oh well, oh i got higher rank now
    To be human is to choose.

    It is better to die on your feet
    than to live on your knees.

    - Emiliano Zapata

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    Senior Member Blisster's Avatar
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    I played on Emergence Day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Abbey
    A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

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