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Player Two Has Entered The Game!

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Player Two Has Entered The Game!

Are you and your partner tired of the Valentine’s frivolities? Already drunk off the champagne? Have you been pricked by too many rose thorns this year? Sick from the boxes of chocolates? Fear not! You can settle down with your loved one and play with each other for a while… No, not like that!

Get yourselves settled on the couch, relax, and get ready to blow brains out, solve puzzles, and perform surgery, together.

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To Timidly Go: Are Sci-Fi Film Tropes Holding Back Sci-Fi Gaming?

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To Timidly Go: Are Sci-Fi Film Tropes Holding Back Sci-Fi Gaming?

With souped-up graphics and processing power, Playstation 4 and Xbox One will bring us one step closer to truly “cinematic” video games. But could game developers’ long quest to emulate silver-screen cool actually limit the creative potential of next-generation console titles?

This question came to mind after the recent burst of publicity for Destiny and Titanfall, two of the “most anticipated” next-gen games. They are also both science fiction titles — a gaming genre that leans especially heavily on Hollywood-derived tropes.

A quick glance at the current console era shows just how often such games mimic cinematic sci-fi — and how limiting that approach can be when designers with a blank virtual slate fall back on the constrained conventions of film.

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2K Games Announces Borderlands 2 for 2012

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2K Games Announces Borderlands 2 for 2012

In an announcement today, 2K Games revealed that a sequel to the highly successful RPG/FPS hybrid Borderlands is in the works, set for release during the next fiscal year.

Few details have been released, but Borderlands 2 is slated for release on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC platforms, with new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons, and equipment.  It will also feature new, unexplored areas of Pandora for players to discover.

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A Claptrap Style Proposal

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A Claptrap Style Proposal

Like most gamers, I start a relationship carefully, not showing my full geeky-nees until a few months in.  That wasn’t the case for Borderland and Gearbox fan Ben.  He had written to Gearbox, explaining that he and his girlfriend Tora loved playing through Borderlands.  Ben wondered if Gearbox could help him pop the question.

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Of course you can’t have an epic proposal video without the reaction.

(Warning, the audio is super loud on this video, you may want to turn it down)

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Stuff like this is what makes some developers miles ahead of others…could anyone see EA doing this? I think not.

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Love ’em or Hate ’em characters

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Top 5 Love ’em or Hate ’em characters

I have been seeing lots of videos for Bulletstorm and I have been hearing a lot of very different opinions about it.  Some people can’t think of anything greater than a game that gives you points for how creatively you can shoot a man in his kibbles and bits.  However, some people can’t get past the ridiculous machismo that the protagonist spews at an astounding rate.

With people already drawing lines in the sand on whether they love or hate the main character, I decided on this weeks Top 5 Love ’em or Hate ’em Characters.

5)Claptrap

I'm dancing, I'm daaancing!

The dancing robot who just can’t shut up helped us throughout our journey in Gearbox’s over the top shooter Borderlands.  Debuting in some pretty funny shorts, “Uprights!”, he helped jump start the hype that grew around Borderlands.  Once the game began Claptrap decided his favorite place to be was “all up in your face”.

If your tolerance for hearing “I’m dancing, I’m dancing” and still thinking it is hilarious is high, then you still love Claptrap.  Many gamers, however, could not stomach him.

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2k Games and Gearbox giving out early access to Duke Nukem Demo

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2k Games and Gearbox giving out early access to Duke Nukem Demo

“It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I’m all out of gum.” Just hearing that in my head brings back memories.  Memories of guns, strippers, and dead aliens. Now, more than 12 years later, our favorite badass is coming back into our households thanks to 2k Games and Gearbox Software.

On October 12th, 2kGames will be selling Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition.  Buying that game will give you access to the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club.

“Entry into this exclusive club will provide fans with the earliest possible admittance to the Duke Nukem Forever playable demo and more. When the demo releases prior to the retail launch of the game, this select group of First Access Club members will be the first to play it and experience the life of the King of All Shooters. Hail to the King, baby!”

Borderlands is already a badass game itself and bundling it with Duke Nukem Forever early demo access makes the deal even sweeter (or badassy-er?).

Full press release past the break.

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Borderlands DLC – Claptrap New Robot Revolution Screens

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Borderlands DLC – Claptrap New Robot Revolution Screens

Don’t you just love those games that come so highly recommend that you are told to buy immediately. Then of course you start to question said friend’s instruction and decide you’ll rent it instead. Figuring that you’ll only need the game for 5 days. Only to discover shortly after you rental period is up that you friend was right. Unfortunately  that’s what I did with Borderlands, shortly after my rental time I dragged my cheap ass to the my local Game Stop.

Well it appears Borderlands is far from over with Gearbox’s continual support with DLC. Check out the screenshots below from Borderlands latest DLC: Claptrap New Robot Revolution.

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