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  • RocGaude 5:06 pm on September 29, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2, Japantown,   

    @cgrajko I know that exact shop in Japantown. I’ve been there many times and it’s one of the places I miss the most in the bay area. I grabbed a copy of the Japanese Persona 4 art book for less then Amazon sells it.

    Oh yeah…games. Played about 1 1/2 hours of Sleeping Dogs last night. Pretty much agree with @bluesforbuddha.

    So, my son is playing through Borderlands 2 right now (more like devouring it) and I’m not paying it any mind. Last night he tells me of an incredibly awesome sniper rifle that you can earn that has a major downside: it has the voice of a teenaged girl and makes you feel guilty about each person you kill. “They had a family, you know?” and “maybe they were just having a bad day.” I am now very interested in this game.

  • unmanneddrone 9:18 am on September 28, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2, , Shoot Many Robots,   

    Haven’t done one of these for a while, and they’re terribly redundant given the nature of the squawk, but…

    Prospective Weekend Playlist

    Yes, what’s on the gaming cards this weekend?

    I’m hoping to play a touch more Borderlands 2, a touch more FTL and more of the Tactical Tuesday title I’m rustling up, but…the big surprise of late on PC is: Shoot Many Robots

    The catharsis of this quiet achiever is second to none. Like a Western-made Metal Slug with Borderlands-like weapons and customisation, I’ve been sinking a few bedtime play-sessions into this one. It hits the same notes that Hunter: The Reckoning did on the old Xbox. I’m usually not terribly fond of platformers, but when you couple the itemisation and their effects into the mechanics of running and gunning, Shoot Many Robots becomes more interesting with every unlock.

    Yourselves, folks?

  • RedSwirl 4:42 pm on September 23, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2, ,   

    @unmanneddrone The hell is this?! And how common is this?!

    Edit: Looked them up and got a list of risks and whatnot involved. VPN and spoofing requirements, key bannings, stores selling stolen keys, etc. I’d have to get some kind of serious confirmation on that one.

  • unmanneddrone 2:06 pm on September 23, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2, ,   

    @redswir1 Ahem…

    Gregor could be heard coming from a mile away, that distinct thrum of a Lada engine whose loud burble syncopated with the screech of clawing gears and backfires. It was a cool Rostov eve, the sun reclaimed once more by the early arrival of a winter’s night. Red cupped his hands, puffing hot air and squeezing his fingers to fend off the encroaching threat of chill. Atop the approaching ratcheting noise of the Russian vehicle, Red heard the blast of horns from the Don harbour, as river traffic turned from ferries to night barges that plied produce down to Voronezh and the sea of Azov.

    Gregor arrived, the dim beams of the headlights playing off the old walls and pipes of the abandoned industrial plant Red found himself waiting in. The Lada’s engine sputtered as Gregor turned the key, opening the door and raising two big burly hands.

    Priyatel! I thought I had wrong address. Now…” Gregor motioned to the back of the Lada, “What you need? I have. You tell me.” The thickset Russian clomped around the Lada and opened the door.
    “It depends.”
    Depends? Let me make deal, Muzhyik.” Dragging a long wooden case from the rear of the Lada, Gregor gestured with a nod at the cargo. “Is prime. Dragunov, I throw in scope and box of bullets. This? Forget the 74, this is Motherland’s best.”
    Red shook his head. “No man, no guns. Not that gun, anyway. I was hoping you could help me wi-.”
    “Kubanskaya!” The Russian interrupted, sliding the box back into the rear of the car and elevating a bottle of vodka. “Is export quality, this I can say. Russian holy water, Priyatel, I baptise in this.”
    “Man, no. Look, I’ve got a plane in an hour. I’m after one thing.”
    The Russian grinned, eyes narrowing and pointing a stubby finger in the dim light.
    “Ah ha, yes. I know. I know! You Americans.” Gregor shook his head and laughed. “You after dirty maga-”
    “Borderlands, man.” Red interrupted, exasperated. “No rifles, no booze, no smut. Borderlands 2.”

    The Russian froze, his stillness portraying fear if it hadn’t been for the lethargic wink Red caught in the moonlight and reflected illumination from the silent Lada’s headlamps.

    “You want sequel? You want good price?” Gregor walked slowly around from behind the vehicle. He stepped up to the foreigner, to such a proximity that the bouquet of spirits, tobacco and cabbage took on a tangible, horrifying presence in Red’s mouth. Gregor squinted. “I give you good price, Tovarish. I give you fine price indeed.”

  • RedSwirl 2:48 am on September 22, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2,   

    After checking out the demo I’m already much more invested in Torchlight II than I ever was in the first game. I’ll eventually buy it, I just don’t know at what price. But what’s the likelihood of co-op going on here? Borderlands 2 definitely seems to be the dominant loot game from my perspective.

    Edit: I’ve been able to get in like an hour of a rental copy of B2 and it feels… slow. In literally every other aspect it seems like a great loot game combined with a good shooter, but I don’t know about $59.99 great. I think the “slowness” however is just this being the first FPS I’ve attempted on a console in some time, especially since I just finished DOOM and DOOM II – slick games where your character runs at 40mph. There’s also no way a shooter could move at the pace of TII, which compared to B2 feels similar but more immediate.

    I dunno. In this short amount of time in B2 I’ve already got a handful of quests piled up so that shows I’m getting invested. Maybe I should have rolled assassin like I planned to do if I ever bought the game – definitely more my playstyle in shooters which would’ve made the genre combination more enjoyable for me.

    On the whole loot subject, for some reason I decided to start DeathSpank a couple weeks ago so I’ll probably be blazing through that before I decide to pull the trigger on TII. How much is there really to do in B2?

    Lemme put it this way: I’d probably pounce on B2 at the first sign of a sale, but how many of you guys would even be left to play co-op?

  • Shingro 9:36 am on September 20, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2   

    @Beige I’m game to multiplayer it up, until recently all my friends have been available at completely different times and in different amounts which means…

    @redswirl Never fear, I’ve got 4 characters currently at various levels, and the way xp works gaps close super quickly, so gaming together with friends and achieving reasonable parity is very simple =)

  • RedSwirl 12:43 am on September 20, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2,   

    Some of you guys might see me playing Borderlands 2 on Xbox. That’s just me checking out a rental copy and possibly buying it on PC later. No idea about Torchlight II unless there’s a demo.

    Also, my fear is that by the time I do decide to get Borderlands 2, everyone on my friends list playing it now will have either moved on to another game or gotten high level.

  • impynickers 4:36 pm on September 19, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2   

    @bowlisimo lol. The heart wants what the heart wants.

    @wrdsmth I can see how the humor may not be to everyones taste. The thing I enjoy is that the game is at least light hearted. Maybe not Team Fortress 2 light hearted, but it doesn’t depress you. Which is nice.
    I actually do enjoy some of the dialogue in BL2. Its mostly in the background and doesn’t stop you to say ‘look at me!’ except for at the very beginning of the game.

    The game is pretty shootey. Well .. alot shootey. But its still one of the better co-op experiences out there. Lots of loot and quests and not dessert this time.

  • bowlisimo 4:23 pm on September 19, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2,   

    Pass. BORED-erlands 2 is Steam Sale fodder for me. Torchlight 2, on the other hand, I could be persuaded to buy. It’s also 1/3 the price and is 6-player.

    Actually, I enjoyed Borderlands but it’s not the kind of game I crave. Shootin’ and lootin’ with no narrative hooks. Fun, but shallow. You could say that Torchlight is basically the same thing, and to that I say, “fuck off”.

  • impynickers 4:21 pm on September 19, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2   

    @beige You can be sure I have DL’ed the borderlands and am playing. Its funny that everyone I know who has bought it has done so for PC. Borderlands 1 I knew some people running it on various consoles, but this time around that is less the case. Maybe its because I tend to hang around PC friendly crowd, and everybody is tired of waiting for the next generation and has already upgraded their rig to some extent.

  • unmanneddrone 3:54 pm on September 19, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2   

    @beige Interestingly enough, unlike the original, Borderlands 2 is – thus far – a remarkably competent and enjoyable single player experience. So, at least there’s that to fall back on. I do weep, as I always do, in regards to timezones…but @shingro picked it up on PC, that much I know.

    Runs like absolute butter on max on my aging laptop, too.

    @asatiir Good man.

  • RedSwirl 4:27 am on September 18, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2,   

    @unmanneddrone What’s Steam Japan like anyway? Are most of the people on it gaijin just living in Japan, or is there an actual sizable Japanese language Steam community?

    Anyway, holy crap 13 people on my friends list have already bought in. Crap. Oh, and Torchlight II comes out in two days. Once again we have loot-fest versus loot-fest… and I’m still broke.

  • unmanneddrone 3:06 am on September 18, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2, Hot Tears Of Faux Outrage   

    You know what’s a sizeable slice of (SFW) equine phallus?

    Borderlands 2

    Available: 26 October 2012
    This game will unlock in approximately 1 month, 1 week, 2 days and 13 hours

    Really?! On PC?! I want you to cancel that magical lollipop land of dreams image held by the Japan fans. Man just wants to get his gun and robots on. Hilariously, this could have been avoided, had I gone for the PS3 version. And a birthday present, too. Just goes to show how much of a spanner in the works localisation is when locked into a digital platform that recognises region before account details. I severely doubt sales would be harmed by letting the PC version run into the Japanese wilderness – Japan being Japan and the awkward relationship it has with PC gaming, after all.

    Still, plenty to play until then. Cannot keep up this token Millennial gamer outrage, it’s thoroughly exhausting.

  • RedSwirl 11:54 pm on September 17, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , Borderlands 2, ,   

    @Shingro Wii U Thoughts: Nintendo’s problem is still in attracting the right developers – of which almost none have any working relationship with them. The tablet thing in my opinion has a lot of potential and I’m liking most of what I hear about the interface. I just don’t know if a lot of developers will give a shit. I also think many of the critics need to understand that Nintendo will probably never sell a beefed-up $500 console at a loss like Sony and Microsoft likely plan to. New Super Mario Bros. U, Wonderful 101, and Rayman look like they’re going to be incredible games.

    Borderlands: Didn’t buy the first one because I was already playing enough loot-driven games at the time. I’m going to rent the new one and see if ti can get its hooks in me in the first few hours. If so and if enough of you guys are playing it on Steam, I’ll grab a physical PC copy… eventually. Same goes for Dishonored, Far Cry 3, and Hitman.

    Finishing up on Last Story now. To me it feels like the Japanese Mass Effect 3. Nothing to do with the ending, but just structurally it resembles that game the most to me. One central town location, relatively linear main quest, easy combat with heavily scripted boss battles, and sparse side quests. Character designs are cool though. Really enjoyed pimping out each characters’ costumes individually.

  • Shingro 11:36 pm on September 17, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2, ,   

    Borderlands 2 5 hours hence… I told myself I wasn’t going to go midnight gaming for this one… but… well…

    I guess I’m still prone to some versions of hype I guess… I’ll be looking forwards to seeing some Squadies in the wilderness of Pandora! 😀

    Other then that playing some FTL, Civ V Co Op (burns a day alone right there) and eyeballing Sengoku Rance… well it’s just been life as it ever was.

    Recent news
    Wii U Thoughts: An attempt to gather the hardcore crowd back in, sadly thwarted by the fact that all the hardcore have almost by definition invested into one of this generations other consoles.

    Bayonetta 2: Thank you Nintendo forever for saving this game, I’ve given you some serious shit over the Wii cycle for your lack of support of games I like, and my Wii hasn’t been plugged in for ages, but you have my heartfelt and honest thanks for making sure one of those madhouse crazy “we do what we like ’cause a pirate is free” games.

    speaking of madhouse games Tokyo Jungle: 😀

  • Shingro 6:27 am on July 29, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2, Deja Vu, NES   

    @rampantbicycle I’d like to suggest Deja Vu for the NES. It is held back from direct sleuthing since the main character has amnesia, which causes you to by necessity focus on the ‘who am I?’ question, but it’s the closest I can think of.

    Also, to the Squad in general, Borderlands 2 is 10% off for the weekend on steam if you already own Borderlands 1. I’ve already got a handful of people prepared to do some solid Co-Op multiplayer in there and I’d be thrilled to add any Squaddies interested to the roster of possible fellow vault hunters. Good luck out there =D

  • unmanneddrone 2:44 pm on February 22, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Borderlands 2,   

    It’s kinda hard to divert the enthusiasm for RPGs to RTS games, but Wargame: European Escalation comes out tomorrow and the LAUNCH TRAILER gets my boat floated. Best Cold War aesthetics and vibe since DEFCON, I shall reiterate. I’ll be in my tank with pants off. Knock if you need me.

    Gawd, 2012 has rocked thus far.

    EDIT: Also, any Borderlanders 2 pundits out and about? I’m in. Look at them designs!

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