Posts Tagged ‘ Borderlands 2 ’

Immerse the Wilder Side of Pandora for Treasure Vaults

As of yesterday, Borderlands 2 is officially released! The long awaited sequel has finally arrived to all gaming platforms. I picked up my pre-ordered copy yesterday at Gamestop. But I haven’t had a chance to journey back to Pandora just yet. I will later today though. I was wrapping up my instance farming in Twilight Arbor for the Nightmare Staff in Guild Wars 2. Might I say, the animation is pretty sweet indeed. One my Necromancer certainly approves of!

Anyways, the thought of juggling Borderlands 2 and Guild Wars 2 at the same time seems overwhelming. But I can time manage both. If you haven’t played the first Borderlands, I highly recommend doing so first before diving into the sequel. The UI has changed drastically compared to the first. It has been updated and improved for the better. Same goes for the talent trees as you now can earn Badass points which yield custom stats such as faster reload times or extra crit damage. Gearbox has done an outstanding job improving the few downfalls of Borderlands. Basically, the main point was that they shifted all focus on offering BAJILLION unique guns to give us a vast, ever-changing environment and mob diversification so that we can enjoy Borderland 2’s gameplay in all its glory. Treasure hunters will not be disappointed in this sequel. If you’re not convinced, check out this awesome video review from Gametrailers to persuade you into buying this game now!

Click here to watch the Borderlands 2 video review in high-definition.

Launch Date Set For Torchlight II

Brace yourselves dungeon dwellers, Torchlight II’s launch date is finally set! On September 20th, we’ll all be able to pick up a copy of this amazing title. I’ve been awaiting this release for the longest time. During the Steam Summer Sale, I would always check out Torchlight II and it would say ‘Coming this Summer.’ Well, summer has been over not so long ago. They fooled us into thinking it would be available by the end of August. But I guess a fall release isn’t so bad. I’ll take it! I was able to test this sequel out during beta. Let’s just say this game did not disappoint as 5 hours went by so fast in one sitting. I eventually completed the beta was left wanting more. Almost to say ‘that’s it?!’ The multiplayer feature also makes this game 5x more enjoyable. Certainly was something the first was lacking. But Runic Games was awesome enough to listen and give the fans what they thought was the missing recipe for this game. The wait is over, you guys can now play another amazing game because Diablo 3 is boring and those Paragon levels are a half assed way to bring ‘endgame content.’

But why must all these great games release at the same time? I mean, Borderlands 2 is ONLY releasing 2 days before Torchlight 2. Least not forget I still am playing Guild Wars 2 and need to make time to play Darksiders 2 as well as Sleeping Dogs. But I can say it’s a good thing I hit 80 in Guild Wars 2 πŸ˜‰ I won’t have the grievance of missing out on leveling.

Who’s ready for some adventure? Count me in for one in Torchlight II on September 20, 2012!

Click here to watch the Torchlight II launch trailer in high definition.

Prepare For the Return of Claptrap!

VAULT HUNTERS WANTED. It’s about time we received news around Borderlands 2. It seems like it’s been too long since we last heard any updates about this kick ass game. I’m dating as far back since PAX Prime 2011. But, I’m glad this time around we get an official date of when we can expect this awesome sequel to arrive. If you don’t really hear from me this fall, you’ll know that I’m out hunting for the vault in the world of Pandora πŸ˜‰

Don’t forget to check out this awesome Doomsday trailer of Borderlands 2. What class are you going to play? I have my heart set on the new siren!

Click here to watch the Borderlands 2 trailer in high definition.

Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Welcome to a brand new year everyone! 2012 came by too soon – I didn’t have time to set my New Year’s resolution besides unlocking more achievements and playing more games πŸ˜› With a new year in mind, that means plenty of more video games to keep on the look out for. This leads to a very important question, what games are you guys looking forward to the most?

If you ask me, here’s my list:

  • Mass Effect 3
  • Borderlands 2
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Darksiders 2
  • GTA V (hopefully!)
  • Tomb Raider
  • Diablo III (but really wishing for Torchlight II)
  • Max Payne 3

Check out gameinformer’s Big Games of 2012 list here.

Your Suggestions Matter – Decide on What Contents Go in the Borderlands 2 CE Box

WOO! Just when we thought we couldn’t get enough news regarding Borderlands 2, Gearbox is allowing us to decide what contents will be featured in the Collector’s Edition. Voice your suggestions on the Borderlands 2 forum. If you’re feeling quite generous, you can also help out the Gearbox team by participating in a short survey to give your 2 cents of what you thought was most important from the game and why. It is apparent that Gearbox sees a lot of value in receiving user feedback. I wonder what creative ideas you guys can come up with!

For more details, click here.

Borderlands 2 – 14min Gameplay Video Surfaces

Screenshots of Borderlands 2Β just not cutting it out for everyone? Anxious to see some ingame footage of this awesome title? Well I got news for everyone! A 14 minute gameplay video has surfaced on the internet. Unfortunately, it’s just a cam so it will be average quality and the person playing is certainly lacking in skills. But it is something to bear with for now since there are no other videos out there for Borderlands 2 just yet. Oh yeah – you guys ready to take a look at all the great changes/fixes this sequel has to offer? I can’t wait until 2012!

Click here to watch the Borderlands 2 leaked 14 minute gameplay video.

More Borderlands 2 Updates

@Gamescom 2011, we were able to share to the world some screenshots of Borderlands 2 demo! 5 years later Pandora transformed into a winter wonderland loaded with new robotic enemies and more. In addition to the screenshots, there is now a teaser trailer released that features the new berserker. If you ask me, that trailer was certainly not convincing. Needs moar ninja claptraps and guns! Plus, it would be nice if we could get another character class revealed. I’m interested in seeing the ‘new’ siren! Guess we’ll have to wait a few weeks/months until then.

A few screenshots of Borderlands 2 @Gamescom 2011, Germany:

Frosty battlefield!

New creatures and interesting landscape.

Why if it isn’t one of the infamous gun vendors?

For more details + Borderlands 2 screenshots, click here.