Showing posts with label 2K Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2K Games. Show all posts

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Borderlands 3 Players Seeks Help on Steam Forum

PC player base of Borderlands 3 are seeking help on Steam forum for Borderlands 2 regarding several issues.

After building up a lot of anticipation, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games has finally released Borderlands 3 last week for PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but is suffering from a series of issues.

Only a day into launch, players on PC platforms start encountering a number of problems with no help at hand. Therefore, they are all rallying up to Steam forums for Borderlands 2 to let other know about their experience.

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Borderlands 3 Players Seeks Help on Steam Forum

RELATED: Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

Shortly after the game was announced, an accidental Tweet has revealed in advance that latest installment of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands will be an Epic Store-exclusive and PC gaming community become furious.

Initially, a legion of angry fans started review bombing on Steam when that news came out and Valve had to take action by flagging them as off-topic review activity, something that Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford made quite a deal about.

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Back then they were mad because of valid concerns and now things are slowly unfolding as Gearbox has apparently released a rushed product within a set release window that remains half-baked, rather than taking time and fixing it.

People are facing all sorts of problems from lack of DirectX 12 support, frame-rate drops, performance issue and even some of them losing their save files. Some are having trouble with FPS drops regardless of having best graphics settings.

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Fans are heading to Steam to talk about issues they are facing because Epic Games Store nether have any forums or user review section. They are only going there in hopes to talk to someone who might have found a solution and can help.

Many users are redirecting them to Gearbox Software official forums since no one has a solution for these problems yet. Developers are reportedly looking into it and affected users are advised to log a ticket at official support of 2K Games.

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Borderlands 3 having problem is just not an opinion of sentimental PC players who are not happy about EGS but are facing genuine problem. Even many reviewers gave it a poor score due to those same issues they faced playing earlier.

Despite majority of disappointed fans of the game are being from PC platform, BL3 has player complains from consoles as well. Industry experts are suggesting to trade graphics for frame-rates, which is completely unacceptable for a new game.

RELATED: Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

Some players have initially reported for facing trouble streaming because they didn't had super fast internet and Gearbox has put Denuvo in the game, an online DRM that takes up a lot of their bandwidth and ruining their experience.

Even players on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X suffered from frame-rate drops that require a patch very soon. Hopefully, Borderlands 3 will try to and get better in next six months or by the time a finished version finally arrives on Steam.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

NBA 2K20 Review-Bombed on Metacritic and Steam

Riddled with micro-transactions and other issues, NBA 2K20 is getting review-bombed on Metacritic and Steam.

Same game wrapped in new package each year, basically that's how most of the sports genre titles operate in general. These games are annually put out in stores with noting more than a few minor updates and a full-priced tag.

Aside from these common criticisms, latest release form this year's basketball simulation video game series came under fire by upset fans and NBA 2K20 starts getting review-bombed on Metacritic and Steam within weeks of launch.

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NBA 2K20 Review-Bombed on Metacritic and Steam

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This outrage from fans is largely due to aggressive micro-transactions used in the game and reports of crashes that has currently sunk its Metacritic user score to 0.5 and similarly, reviews on Steam has been overwhelmingly negative so far.

Players are highlighting methods used in NBA 2K20 as a gambling scheme for publisher and they were fed up with its long loading times. Its glitches are so weird that people started a hashtag #Fix2K20, which started trending on Twitter.

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If carelessness of developers about actually adding new content to their game was not obvious enough until now, it became more evident than ever when PC version of NBA 2K20 shows you a logo of NBA 2K19 on Windows taskbar.

Whenever big-name developers and publishers do something that irks their fan-base, they often lean towards review-bombing to get their attention on particular issue since most of these companies do not listen to their customers at all.

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Even though heavily panned by fans, sports-title selling companies like developer Visual Concepts and publisher 2K Games will shamelessly put out new NBA 2K installments each year that is just few roster updates and some slight changes.

Considering how sports titles are one of the most money generating machines in video game industry, developers should get back to fixing these major issues of NBA 2K20 that are angering fans on all platforms as soon as possible.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

2K Games has enraged fans boycotting their game for intimidating YouTuber SupMatto over alleged Borderlands 3 leaks.

Ever since developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games announced return of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands for this year, Borderlands 3 is already being anticipated as "Game of the Year" by critics and fans alike.

So far, the title has managed to stay in headlines for nothing but wrong reasons and lately, a drastic action from 2K Games have sparked controversy that has angry fans rallying over on social media to boycott the game on release.

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Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

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Up until now, most of negative press surrounding Borderlands 3 had Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford on their headlines but that just changed when publisher decides to go after a YouTuber known as SupMatto over alleged leaks.

Whenever a new game is announced, everyone from game journalist to greater part of interested players wants to know more about it until it is finally released and they heavily craves for juicy information leaks at all times.

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SupMatto has been a very reliable source of such leaked information on YouTube for some time to his followers, where he discusses Easter Eggs from past games and reveals brand-new leaks that have ties to Borderlands 3.

In one particular stance, Take-Two Interactive, parent company of publisher 2K Games took issue with how he was providing these information and selling them over to his private Discord server for $5 monthly membership in exchange.

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Aside from selling leaked information, Take-Two accuse him of using some thumbnails on his account that are taken from various developer streams on Twitch that Gearbox has been using time to time to test out their latest features.

So, they hired two private eyes to investigate his sources and they showed up to his doorsteps on July 25 to question him about leaks and other related details regarding gameplay, which obviously goes too far out of the line.

RELATED: Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

Just as they leave, his Discord channel was removed all of a sudden and he received bunch of copyright strikes on his YouTube videos, effectively taken down many of his Borderlands 3 content and almost had his channel terminated.

Take-Two was very keen to know about how he acquired those development stream codes in first place that were actually out in public for months by then and most probably have been worried sick thinking SupMatto was some skilled hacker.

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It was no crafty work on his part and all he did was watching over an anticipated "Gameplay Reveal" video that was released on April 29. There, name of their testing Twitch account showed up and it was picked by curious fans.

He himself didn't even notice those codes at first and only got to them when many have shared this news over to Reddit and Twitter. So, basically thumbnails that he used were already made public for long before he saw and talked about it.

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SupMatto made a response video on allegations made by 2K Games, detailing the whole event that happened.




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Take-Two released a statement saying, they were actually running an investigation on him for past 10 months before making claims and accused him of making profits by breaking their confidential information leak policies.

Not only his actions have broken rules but also infringed their copyright but one can only wonder whether or not they have taken things too far by sending goons over to his house rather than simply contacting him over an issue.

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This has majority of fans from Borderlands community voice their utter displeasure against behavior displayed by 2K Games and have kick-started a movement over Twitter that got #BoycottBorderlands3 trending on top.

SupMatto has been making Borderlands related content on his YouTube channel for years and now he is quitting following this incident. This is a billion dollar company like Take-Two Interactive bullying him into submission.

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Borderlands 3 seems to be very promising and many were looking forward to it but after a series of mishaps from both developer and publisher studio, angry consumers have rallied up to protest by not supporting the game after all.

Development team at Gearbox Software worked hard on this upcoming release and Take-Two has obviously disappointed many fans by now. Only by properly addressing their fault to players, they may slightly redeem themselves at this point.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

BioShock Infinite Complete Edition is 75% Discounted on GOG

GOG.com is offering a 75% discount on first-person shooter title BioShock Infinite Complete Edition and is now priced $13.79 only.

Poland based digital distribution platform GOG.com has thrown out their "Summer Sale Festival" for this year by amassing more than 2000 classic and new games on sale but you better hurry up because some of these offers are for limited time only.

What really caught me off-guard was DRM-free version of first-person shooter game BioShock Infinite is up for sale at 75% discount for PC platform, which sums up to just $13.79 only and that is record lowest price for this steampunk adventure.

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BioShock Infinite Complete Edition is 75% Discounted on GOG

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Bundled as BioShock Infinite Complete Edition worth $54.99 in total, it comes along with all released DLC including two episodes of Burial at Sea, Clash in the Clouds and Columbia's Finest, thus saving you a whopping $41.20 at once.

Despite being adapted similar gameplay and themes from previous games, BioShock Infinite is not a direct sequel of any sorts. It revolves around protagonist Booker DeWitt rescuing a mysterious girl named Elizabeth from the flying city of Columbia.

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If anyone already has BioShock and BioShock 2 in their collection for long then owning BioShock Infinite Complete Edition from GOG right now can help you complete you anthology of its complete franchise or you can simply enjoy it as a standalone title.

Currently, there is also great discounted offer on Crysis, Deus Ex, The Witcher and Witcher 2 as part of their Summer Sale Festival. Keep looking and you might just find what you were looking for among these loads of indie games and themed bundles.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Sonic Mania for the month of June 2019.

Lately, Sony Entertainment has been failing to keep up with expectation of PlayStation Plus monthly subscribers with their somewhat decent to barely mediocre titles in their monthly free PlayStation 4 games lineup for past few months.

However, they might have actually listened to their community and having a look at their current offering, it is rather safe to say that PS Plus members would have a better experience this month of June than what they had in May.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2019

Get a brief look at what greatness awaits ahead of you this month, will be available to download from June 4.




June is looking forward to start with some unchecked mayhem off planet and that is because Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is the first draft pick of this month from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games.

Bundled together Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in one, it also includes all DLC packs from both titles mentioned above, local multiplayer, cross-save from PlayStation 3 and of course, delivered in high definition remaster.

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Secondly, there is 2017 platform game Sonic Mania that still is very much rooted in its 2D side-scrolling past. Expect to experience everything from classic stages, fast paced gameplay and co-op multiplayer mode for two players from it.

With his trusty companion Knuckles and Tails at his side, this blue hedgehog of super speed going up against their arch-enemy Doctor "Eggman" Robotnik and new robotic enemies while chasing after collectible golden rings on a constant.

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Sonic Mania on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Despite Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch from last month both being pretty decent titles of their own right, many PS Plus subscribers were disappointed for what they got since Sony is no longer offering PS3 or Vita games.

Given how everyone is hyped up for upcoming Borderlands 3 and will all that craze regarding live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Sony made a great lineup for PS Plus subscribers on June 2019 against the price of their subscription this month.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal

Gearbox unveils first exclusive look at Borderlands 3 gameplay with a live demo in a recent live-stream event.

It took seven years for developer Gearbox Software to team-up with publisher 2K Games to bring back their immensely popular looter shooter franchise of Borderlands by announcing Borderlands 3 back in March at PAX East 2019.

We already saw a teaser and a trailer by now, readying ourselves for a worldwide gameplay reveal offering a detailed look and it came in a long streaming event over Twitch and YouTube as CEO Randy Pitchford of Gearbox went full hands-on mode.

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Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal

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Here goes entire live-stream event for Borderlands 3 worldwide gameplay reveal with keynotes and live walkthrough footage.




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After taking over half an hour full of screenshots of in-game landscapes and other aspects, actual stream starts around 23:46 with a pre-show with Andrea Rene, Fran Mirabella and Greg Miller of Kinda Funny games before live demo presentation.

Borderlands have stuck within scorched planet Pandora for past two games and now they go beyond with Promethea and many different rocks. Although it will begin from the same planet but Vault Hunters will soon be heading for newer locations.

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Chaos With Mayhem

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According to Creative Director Paul Sage, single-player campaign for the game would roughly take an estimated 30 hours of looting and shooting. Player starts an adventure after choosing one of the four new characters with unique skill sets and abilities.

Lilith, a "Siren" character from 2009 original game returns to enlist players to hunt down a cult called Children of the Vault. She tasks you to collect a map containing secret vault locations around galaxy from CoV to thwart their recruitment process.

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Stepping into the boots of new character Amara, players are greeted by Claptrap on Meridian and starts exploring to find Atlas organization. Opening moments will get you up to speed with some basic gameplay mechanics of FPS.

Even though some core dynamics has changed, focus on shooting stuff is widened with inclusion of wide array of weapons. They vary in effects and use depending on their manufacturer company but sometime it can be hard to keep track of.

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Even More Boss Fights

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Not only this title is much longer in comparison to past Borderlands games, there are more boss fights for players to encounter. This will be a good routine to keep their skills growing and reward them by showering with loots.

There is a vending machine inside your home base Sanctuary III where every loot you ever missed during your playthrough is stored in one place. Art department of the game has done a very fine job in creating various arenas and levels.

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Finally, an official trailer is dropped to cram down everything that has already been discussed in a brief showcase.




RELATED: Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

A short glimpse Troy and Tyreen Calypso of infamous Calypso Twins is also given at one point of the stream but we will probably get more on them later. Maybe, in a story trailer will give them a proper introduction with fitting a back-story in future.

Action role-playing first-person shooter Borderlands 3 will see worldwide release on September 13, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully, developer Gearbox would make a show at E3 2019 to reveal more info on this long-awaited game.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for May 2019

May 2019 will bring free games like Comic Jumper, Earth Defense Force and Marooners to Xbox Live Gold members.

Up until April 2019, Xbox Live Gold monthly subscription service has offered some pretty decent titles to all their members. Though not quite bad, we have some medium to average games coming up for Xbox community.

Nevertheless, Live Gold lineup for Xbox 360 and Xbox One on May 2019 can be a worthwhile for some players. There is a bit of shooter experience with a chunk of cartoony action and some sports adventure for a variety of subscribes.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for May 2019

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Marooners
If you have an affinity for party games, then this particular title from developer/publisher M2H is something you should try. You can tag along with up to six of your friends for some local multiplayer fun or online for a good time.

Plus, it has a couple of mini-games to collect treasures and it often changes randomly while playing in Chaos mode. In between 25 different games and arenas, you all can find something that doesn't let the intensity die down anytime soon.

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Marooners on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour
Seasoned golf fans and newcomers looking for some club sports can easily get into its features and grow a fondness for it. However, TGC 2019 will be more appealing to and bring excitement for die-hard fans for customization and realism.

In this golf simulator, players can pursue new profession in Career mode by taking part in various events and tournaments. Despite having real-life courses to try your skills on, what it really lacks is appearance of some real players.

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The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
When New Detroit is hit by an alien invasion and entire city is swarmed by waves of giant insects, it's up to player character Lightning Alpha and his elite team of Earth Defense Force combatants to clear out this mess.

Insect Armageddon gives an arcade-shooter vibe with access to more than 300 weapons and a number of tactical armor for aiding in combat. Online multiplayer, split-screen and a Survival mode are among other noteworthy features.

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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Comic Jumper
Instead of punching bad-guys or saving the world from major crisis, developer Twisted Pixel Games came up with a unique tale of a superhero named Captain Smiley, who is on a mission to save his own comic-book strip from poor receptions.

He goes from one comic to another in order to gain popularity and adapt into their distinct styles whenever he is visiting a new one. Aided by his sidekick Star, he is on a heroic quest of become relevant once again to get his own series running.

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Comic Jumper on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Before these titles become available from May 1, you can still download and play your free games from April 2019 while there is still some time. In total, four games worth $94.96 are waiting for members to enjoy for free next month.

Usually, a single month of Xbox Live Gold subscription will cost you $9.99 only but you can simply sign up by paying only $1 for your first month. Moreover, you can always bag some extra discounts in purchasing games from Microsoft Store.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Borderlands 2 is Most Played Steam Game Now

After unexpected review bombing earlier, Borderlands 2 suddenly becomes one of most played games on Steam.

When developer Gearbox Software launched popular looter shooter title Borderlands 2 back in 2012, it became very popular among players and sold over 13 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most successful game from publisher 2K Games.

Now that it's much awaited sequel Borderlands 3 has been announced lately, Vault Hunters are getting back at it once again. It has picked a notable peak among PC gamers on Steam recently as one of the most played titles on the platform.

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Borderlands 2 is Most Played Steam Game Now

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Despite the game getting review bombed at the platform after an unpleasant discovery of it being an exclusive to Epic Games Store, players are taking their interest on the title again by giving it a massive boost on Steam charts.

At March 31, number of concurrent players started to rise above an average flow and by April 8, it quickly became one of the top 5 most played games on the platform when those numbers were pumped up to 59K and more.

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Borderlands 2 were an all-time high with a simultaneous number of 123,596 players back in September 2012 and this recent climb is nearly half of that. Aside from in anticipation of upcoming sequel, there are other potential reasons for this rise.

The game is now on sale at 75% discount on store and recent arrival of The Handsome Collection with remastered graphics were offered for free who already owned it and these factors surely contributed to spike some interest.

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Borderlands 2 Player Count on Steam Charts

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Besides, many players were just getting prepped up to get back to the series that is back after seven years and perhaps they want to show Gearbox that they are more than happy to wait until 2020 until exclusivity of Epic Store expires.

Whatever the real reasons were behind this sudden growth, it still is amazing that fans showing love to beloved Borderlands action role-playing shooter franchise, so much so that they gave it an impressive 500% increase in average player count.

RELATED: Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

Fans of the series cheered in joy when Borderlands 3 was revealed at PAX East last month but a major fraction among them from PC platform were angry when it was revealed to be an Epic Games Store exclusive for first six months.

They didn't like it a bit and started review bombing Borderlands 2 on Steam and while Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford added more fuel to that rage machine; Steam actually took steps in retaining its former "Overwhelmingly Positive" score.