Gears of War 2 has recently hosted both a 3x XP and an 8x XP event over Xbox LIVE, whereby those that participated in the multiplayer component of the game over those periods gained 6x and 8x the usual amount of experience respectively.
Now Gears of War 3 executive producer Rod Fergusson has announced an interesting way for the community to play a part in setting the multiplier of the next Gears of War 2 XP event: simply follow him on Twitter. Fergusson will then divide the total number of his followers by 500 by the time the San Diego Comic Convention begins (July 23rd New Zealand time), which will determine the XP event multiplier.
At the time of writing, Fergusson had 5789 followers, which, when divided by 500, corresponds to 11.6. Those that wish to increase their chances of gaining the coveted achievements for reaching levels 50 and 100 in Gears of War 2's multiplayer offering should get following!
UPDATE - 9.26am, Friday July 16th: Game Console has just discovered that Fergusson - perhaps a little overwhelmed by the response - has now capped the XP weekend at 10,000 followers (which translates to 20x XP). At the time of writing, Fergusson already has more than 10,000 followers where his initial goal was to reach 4000 by the San Diego Comic Con next weekend.