Borderlands (catch all)

I love love love love love the box art! Seems like something the Sega of old would have done.

Crockpot wrote:

I just figured out the ending of this game.

That they play Madonna's "Borderline", but with the "line" part replaced by a programmer breathily saying "lands" into a low-quality microphone? Cliche, but it could work.

PS3 - split screen co-op FTW.

Certis wrote:

Dragon Age, Borderlands ... Dragon Age.

I have been following the development of both of these titles and have worked myself into a lather over each. Unfortunately, it appears they are both to be released on the same day. (Oct 20th...am I wrong?) Certis may be able to get away with the "work expense" excuse for the double purchase. I will need to come up with something a bit more "creative".

Jerrak wrote:
Certis wrote:

Dragon Age, Borderlands ... Dragon Age.

I have been following the development of both of these titles and have worked myself into a lather over each. Unfortunately, it appears they are both to be released on the same day. (Oct 20th...am I wrong?) Certis may be able to get away with the "work expense" excuse for the double purchase. I will need to come up with something a bit more "creative".

You're in luck, Dragon Age was recently bumped a few weeks to November 3rd.

Awesome!...I mean Crap!....Um....ok.

PC here

MeatMan wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:
MeatMan wrote:

Damn, that box art is cool!

LobsterMobster wrote:

Given how brown the game looks in screenshots, I'm a bit surprised by how red the box is.

I think the reason that the background is red is the same reason that the guy's "brains" are grayish, meaning to push the limits of acceptable box art without crossing the line. So instead of a grayish background with red brains getting blown out of his head, which would surely be unacceptable to retailers, they reversed the colors to make it less graphic/obvious.

I could be totally wrong, but that's how I interpreted it.

If your brains are red, you should see a doctor immediately. Not only because your brains are red but because you can check.

Smartass.

So exactly what color would you expect to see if the back of a guy's head was blown out with a gun?

Mix equal parts mayonnaise and ketchup. That's the colour. Add mucous-y snot to that. That's the texture. Put in some small hairs for effect. (I wish I didn't know this)

stevenmack wrote:

Pc version for me too - and that is the best box art I've seen in ages.

Certis wrote:

I think I'm going to be headed for a PC upgrade this Fall. Dragon Age, Borderlands ... Dragon Age.

I have a horrible feeling I'm going to have to do the same.

I have a wonderful feeling that i'll be doing the same (well, funds permitting :/)..... i've been on the same PC for 4-5 years now (upgraded the graphics card once though).

4-5 years is a good run, as far as I'm concerned. I think I've had my current setup for about two years and a bit now. It only really starts panting on the very top end of more recent games.

I partially blame myself, as I become accustomed to using bigger monitors with higher resolutions as time goes on, and expect higher levels of AA/AF as well. My rig would probably last much longer if I didn't keep spoiling myself.

Man, I know the feeling.

kuddles wrote:

I partially blame myself, as I become accustomed to using bigger monitors with higher resolutions as time goes on, and expect higher levels of AA/AF as well. My rig would probably last much longer if I didn't keep spoiling myself.

Ditto. Huge monitors are an absolute killer. New card for me in the fall as well - I've been delaying until I absolutely need it, so it's looking like October for me. Hoping to land a GTX 275 for close to $200 CAD.

I recently compiled my list of "Day 1 Buys" leading up to Christmas, and found it to be surprisingly short - mostly due to all the push-backs to Q1. Borderlands is one of the four games on that list. (Along with Brutal Legend, Dragon Age and L4D2) If you had told me that 3 months ago, I would have laughed at you.

I think this game is the perfect example of how to go from 0 to 100 in terms of buzz in the gaming community. Whether or not it will be a mainstream hit has yet to be seen.

Certis wrote:

4-5 years is a good run, as far as I'm concerned. I think I've had my current setup for about two years and a bit now. It only really starts panting on the very top end of more recent games.

Yeah, i never usually play in ultra-high resolutions or (in the more recent games) at maximum resolution..... but damned if that AGP port and single core CPU aren't dragging their heels through games like Blacksite (even though its an unoptimised buggy POS), CoD4 and Crysis. It still plays them but they're a little jittery in places and when it's loading from the HDD.

I think it's high time for a new PC that'll play Rage, Borderlands etc. Amazingly i think that the current technology gains each generation are slowing considerably compared to the pacing of the hardware requirements of the games (which aren't massively increasing).... which potentially means that a decently thought-out, ground-up PC build will last longer without any upgrades than my last PC has.

I am saving my upgrade for when I can justify getting a Core i7 and new video card. Unfortunately, just not there yet price wise.

Looks like I need a new CPU. My old 2.14 GHz wont handle this game and another one with specs just released. *sigh*

Some new screens over at ShackNews.

I know Lilith is supposed to be the sex appeal but the whole "stylized" thing doesn't work for her. She just looks like an alien.

IMAGE(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/3438/eugh.jpg)

Phoooone hooooooome.

Creepy creepy arms.

WiredAsylum wrote:

Creepy creepy arms.

And a giant, long neck. One that makes her breasts look just a little bit like nuts.

LobsterMobster wrote:
WiredAsylum wrote:

Creepy creepy arms.

And a giant, long neck. One that makes her breasts look just a little bit like nuts.

I appreciate that you're a lobster and so are not naturally drawn to species with necks but her neck seems fine to me. Also, if your "nuts" look anything like that then i suggest you go and see a doctor

I guess it's just her posture then. And I will not give away my beauty secrets.

LobsterMobster wrote:

Some new screens over at ShackNews.

I know Lilith is supposed to be the sex appeal but the whole "stylized" thing doesn't work for her. She just looks like an alien.

She has no elbows.

The Art style kind of reminds me of that guy who used to draw X-Force and some of the X-Men comics... Forget his name. But he always had weird proportions for his characters, and they were always flexing, and they never had any feet. That Guy... The one Shawn Elliott used to clown on... Rob ... Lifefeld? Or something.

LobsterMobster wrote:

I guess it's just her posture then. And I will not give away my beauty secrets.

The foreshortening is weird, I agree.

larrymadill wrote:

She has no elbows.

The Art style kind of reminds me of that guy who used to draw X-Force and some of the X-Men comics... Forget his name. But he always had weird proportions for his characters, and they were always flexing, and they never had any feet. That Guy... The one Shawn Elliott used to clown on... Rob ... Lifefeld? Or something.

Yep, Rob Liefield

He had a predilection for producing pictures of people sporting a preponderance (or perhaps, a plethora) of pouches. It was preposterous!

Well, this Giant Bomb preview has told me two things...
http://www.giantbomb.com/news/fine-im-playing-borderlands-on-a-pc/1671/

First, I am DEFINITELY getting the PC version.

Second, there's no way in hell I'll be wanting to playing this online with randoms since, according to this article and comments made on their podcast, it seems there is no protection for loot dropped from bosses (it's first come first served) and there is no trade system (at least on initial release), so to swap items you'll need to do the whole "diablo II" thing of both dropping the items you want to trade and trusting the other guy wont be screwing you over.

I never really play Diablo 2 online but I gather that's one of the big things people still complain about?

stevenmack wrote:

I never really play Diablo 2 online but I gather that's one of the big things people still complain about?

Hehe, yeah it was a big problem sometimes. I remember one time i was playing with this guy from another set of boards (i think it was on IGN or something) and he dropped this sword for me to look at. I picked it up and looked at the stats and when he asked for it back, i dropped it. As i dropped it his connection cut out and he disappeared. Knowing that i was the last person on the server/shard/whatever you call it and that it would all disappear if i dropped connection, i quickly picked up the sword up again, waiting for him to reappear. He came back after about 5 minutes and was really panicked: "You got the sword? I need it back!!". I had to explain that i only picked it up again because i was worried since he disconnected that i might too. I don't think i ever played with him again but hopefully it wasn't because he thought i was trying to steal from him.

As for borderlands.... i guess this pushes it to a wait and see for me because i need to know what i'm buying for games released on PC.

It seems like this really may be the holiday sleeper title. If the reviews are good I will go console, split-screen being the deciding factor. I think I could get the girlfriend to play this one.

This isn't that big of a concern for me, I will probably only play with friends. If I do end up playing with a "STRANGER", and this happens, I won't care its a GAME; one with a bazillion guns, I'll just go find another.

...No trade system? Is it OK for me to worry about a complete lack of info on the inventory system yet?

LobsterMobster wrote:

...No trade system? Is it OK for me to worry about a complete lack of info on the inventory system yet?

Go ahead and start worrying Lobby. It may or may not be needed but it will make you feel better