Showing posts with label Borderlands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Borderlands. Show all posts

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.

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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.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale 2019

Microsoft Studios is bringing back "Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale" for 2019 with amazing discounts on classic Xbox 360 games.

This week, Microsoft Studios has brought back their beloved "Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale" once again that features more than 200 classic games from Xbox 360 to play on Xbox One and offers you exciting discounts on purchase.

Microsoft is running their biggest sale on backwards compatible yet and until May 27, you can enjoy up to 75% price off during the sale. Some titles received Xbox One X enhanced treatment for better optimization on their most powerful console.

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Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale 2019

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Some great deals are currently available on renowned franchise such as Battlefield, Bioshock, Borderlands, Call of Duty, Call of Juarez, Crysis, Dead Space, Fable, Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto, GRID, Halo, Lost Planet and Mass Effect.

Xbox One X enhanced list includes fan-favorite titles like Assassin's Creed, Civilization Revolution, Destroy All Humans!, Fable Anniversary, Halo 3, Mirror's Edge, Red Dead Redemption, Splinter Cell: Blacklist and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

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We also riled up some greatly discounted games from backward compatibility sale together for your convenience.


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Making titles backwards compatible has let many players to go back to nostalgic memory lane without having to change their current platform of choice and more is constantly added for you to find at Microsoft Store online.

Under their backward compatibility program, Microsoft has been constantly adding classic Xbox games to play on modern consoles, which undoubtedly one of the best features the platform has to offer for old-school gamers.

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.




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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.

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.

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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.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Borderlands 3 Release Date

Gearbox brings back original looter-shooter for this year when Borderlands 3 will unleash all-new mayhem on September 2019.

Finally, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games has confirmed their upcoming action role-playing first-person shooter title Borderlands 3 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 13, 2019 as early leaks suggested.

Even though they already made known publicly of the arrival of their latest installment of popular looter shooter series at PAX East, Gearbox came up with an official announcement trailer to reveal major details as they promised.

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Borderlands 3 Release Date

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A mayhem-fueled official trailer is released to introduce characters and premise of newest Borderlands adventure.




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Encapsulating general energy of the franchise, the trailer showcased new Vault Hunters, revealed their special abilities, got us a new glimpse of the bad guys and then rain showered guns from a number count of more than a billion.

Four new ragtag playable characters have also debuted in the trailer that is fully customizable and ready to kick some bucket. Lock and load with Moze, who can summon her Iron Bear mech by digitally constructing it out of nowhere for extra firepower.

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As a Siren, Amara is able to generate ethereal fists for muscler aid and former hitman Zane brings a lot of gadgets in fight. FL4K is a "Beastmaster" robot among their ranks who call in surrounding some battle-pets for combat.

Then there are hipster looking evil Calypso Twins, who are looking forward to assemble all bandit clans in a quest to acquire ultimate power within the galaxy with a very simple plan of causing total destruction of everything.

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Seamless Co-Op Action

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Players can join and team up in both local and online multiplayer game with fellow Vault Hunters despite having different levels or mission progress status. If you preferred classic co-op rules of Borderlands 2 better, that is also an option.

Like it was leaked though a series of now non-existing Tweets, the game indeed is launching on PC as a timed exclusive for Epic Games Store and will not be available on other digital outlets until April 2020, which irritates majority of players on PC platform.

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Gold Weapon Skins Pack

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Pre-order for the game is currently open and purchasing Standard Edition will cost you only $59.99. You will receive gold weapon skins as bonus for pre-purchase and can get a free PS4 theme on PlayStation Store along with a Psycho Mask, which is only for UK.

Both Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition are bundled with Season Pass and additional content would be priced $79.99 and $99.99 respectively. Spending $249.99 will get you tons of more goodies in a Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition.

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Borderlands 3 Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition

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Aside from all the crazy loot showering variant editions of the game, you can still enjoy grabbing more loot than any other previous releases for sure. Previously shown guns with legs can also verbally abuse enemies while chasing them down! Cool, right?

Making an anticipated comeback after so many years, Borderlands 3 hypes up many old-school fans but also disappoints a fraction by choosing Epic Games over Steam. Nevertheless, Gearbox will return with an official gameplay reveal event on May 1.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

It was leaked via a series of official Tweets that Borderlands 3 would arrive on September 13 as an Epic Games Store exclusive.

Only days have passed since developer Gearbox Software announced their much anticipated action role-playing game Borderlands 3 in association with publisher 2K Games at PAX East 2019 followed by a "Mask of Mayhem" teaser earlier.

No select platform for this upcoming looter shooter has been confirmed yet and so is an official date of release but apparently PC version of the game is going to be an Epic Games Store exclusive, according to a now deleted official Tweet.

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Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

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Among a series of Tweets from Borderlands official Twitter account was a release date of September 13 when they referenced the game as "Mayhem" just like many times they did before but ended up deleting it because it was way too early.

If that is true then previous theories of it coming on October 2019 is debunked and a brief clip that was posted in a follow-up Tweet also has hint at the title being heading towards Epic Games' digital distribution platform on launch as well.

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Lucky for us, Twitter user Wario64 has pulled it out of internet archive and posted for everyone to take a look at.



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People initially thought of it as a sort of "April Fool" prank but then again, why would someone joke about a long-awaited game that is nothing but a jerk move unless it was not meant to come out right now and maybe on a later date?

There is a brief footage on the second deleted Tweet which has the Epic Games Store logo at bottom left beside 2K and Gearbox, which doesn't give away anything about its exclusivity essentially but surprisingly, we see no logo for Steam there.

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Whatever doubts anyone had on their minds regarding these sudden leaks are later addressed by Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford and he gave us some pretty strong hints at where they are going in terms of distribution in a series of Tweets.

Pitchford directly said nothing about their stand on the situation of the game being a timed exclusive and neither denied nor confirmed anything officially.



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Pitchford also pointed out that the upcoming FPS title would be a timed exclusive for at least six months on Epic. He also brought up their support for cross-platform play for PC and consoles but irritated fans are still vouching for releasing it to Steam.

Though he cleverly pointed everyone to 2K Games and Take-Two Interactive for further queries by stating they do not decide which partner or platform to choose when it comes to circulation, fans are yet not happy about moving over to Epic Games.

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Being an Epic Games Store exclusive is not actually a bad thing but considering their launcher having a series of issues including account security; Steam is a better choice for PC gamer base who does not like to shop on other platforms.

Besides, all of previous Borderlands games are still on Valve's distribution outlet and are quite popular on the platform. Therefore, making Borderlands 3 a high-profile exclusive to their rival store makes it somewhat awkward and very surprising move.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Borderlands 3 Announced

With an official developer trailer, Gearbox Software finally announces long-awaited game Borderlands 3 at PAX East.

So, developer Gearbox Software has teased a reveal for their next game at PAX East on Twitter earlier and many have guessed that it is going to be none other than long-anticipated action role-playing title Borderlands 3 for all the obvious reasons.

Then came a teaser trailer titled "Mask of Mayhem" that gave away existence of upcoming Borderlands game and finally, they ended up officially announcing what everyone was hoping for with a brief look gameplay footage in same old cel-shaded graphics.

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Borderlands 3 Announced

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Take a look at the official developer trailer for upcoming Borderlands 3 game by Gearbox and publisher 2K Games.




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We noticed many recurring features common to the known franchise where four player ragtag squad of Vault Hunters minding their own business among big mechs running rampant within a huge playing field for shooting each other out.

Familiar faces like Brick, Ellie, Lilith, Marcus, Maya, Mordecai and Tiny Tina are shown briefly, there were four new characters that are possibly going to take lead. Each of these Vault Hunters displays their amazingly unique abilities in battlefield.

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Whether or not they are all back in planet Pandora, there are giant robots and hideous mutant creatures wandering around desert wastelands cities, and swam areas to get shot. Two new villains are introduced as well without given any details on them.

Borderlands has a tradition of showering players with tons of loot mostly in forms of weapons and developers have included a ridiculous number of guns for the next chapter, which is more than one billion and some of them even have legs!

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A remastered version of the original game from 2009 titled Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is coming next week for players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This one will feature all four DLC packs alongside new cosmetic items and weapons.

Although Gearbox Software has yet to confirm fans of a possible release date or available platforms, publisher 2K Games have promised to reveal more Borderlands 3 information on April 3, 2019, which is only a week away from now.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

Return to planet Pandora in VR soon as Gearbox is bringing their acclaimed shooter title Borderlands 2 for PlayStation VR.

Originally released back in 2012 for all major platforms, open world action role-playing first-person shooter game Borderlands 2 from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games is finally getting a VR treatment as it heads to PlayStation VR this year.

From December 14, the sequel to 2009's Borderlands game will enter the world of virtual reality through an update and you can own a copy for only $49.99. This is a moment many fans have been craving for so long and is finally happening.

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Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

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Before jumping with joy, we invite you to take a look at the official announcement trailer launched for the conic shooter-looter.




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They have added a new trick as well as BAMF Time (Bad Ass Mega Fun Time), which is much like the bullet-time effects from The Matrix movie and will allow players to slow down the speed of the game and make plans for some carefully executed attacks.

This way, you will not have to be very brave about confrontations and dodging bullets but also let you pull off 360 headshots without any scope. Use your Action Skill to fend of gangs of bandits on Pandora as one of the four playable Vault Hunters.

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Skills Updated to Single-Player

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Multiple skills that previously required a co-op partner o experience are now upgraded for single-player, such as Maya's "Res" ability. You will be driving vehicles in first-person perspective and the game will support Sony’s PlayStation Move motion controllers.

As you are driving through the lawless lands, aim the vehicle’s guns using your headset to feel the thrill of looking another way while driving. To spice up the VR world, they will soon bring on more guns to create more mayhem and make things more exciting.

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Chaotic World of Pandora

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Although the original game had multiplayer options, the re-release will ditch that and will be single-player only experience. Besides that, the developers didn't just cram the whole thing into a headset to be done with and did a lot of research about what they are up to instead.

After bringing the game to PlayStation 4 in 2016 The Handsome Collection, Gearbox Software were immediately convinced of using the advantage of the system and tap into PS VR’s full potential to present the fans something great and here they are now.