I'm assuming it was meant to be timed to go up after cliffyb announced it on jimmy fallons show tonight but cliffyb ended up rescheduling for monday night. I guess someone forgot to tell the marketing people at microsoft that work on the 360 side so they put it up as planned and then it got pulled when someone realized the mistake. it's not that much of a surprise anyway really is it? I think everyone knew a gears 3 was coming at some point it was just a matter of when it would come not if.
I too thought GoW2 was a bit pants, though that could be because i bought it about a year or more after it was released, and so many people build it up/sing it praises, i just thought it was an average shooter