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Elpis. A barren and dangerous moon orbiting the alien planet of Pandora. Majestic, scarred and teeming with life, I stood on a cliff and surveyed an outback frontier where bullets were cheap and life less so. I gazed at a herd of majestic Kragons, beasts that were content to wander aimlessly on the plains of Elpis. And then I butt-stomped the f*** out of those rock-skinned monstrosities.
I’M AFRAID I’VE GOT SOME BAAAAAAAAAD NEWS FOR YOU! WWE 2K15 is promising to revitalise the sports entertainment genre with rivalries, updated rosters and visuals that you can most definitely see. Provided that you’re getting a current-gen version that is. But if you’re stuck with an older console (A running theme today it seems), then you might be in for a WWE game that’s about to lay some Sweet Chin Music on your moderate expectations.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is out this week. And we’re still looking for answers, beyond launch week. Fortunately, we managed to track someone from 2K Games down at rAge over the weekend. And we had questions. Lots of them. So grab some popcorn, throw on some wub wub music and prepare to gaze into the face of horror. Or my face to be precise.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! tells the story of everything that happened between the numbered games, and of Handsome Jack’s slow decent in to megalomania. It’s also not not actually developed by Gearbox this time, with development duties instead handled by 2K games Australia. Has that led to a decent game, or should the pre-sequel! have stayed down under?
I’m actually a little bummed that WWE2K15 is coming to the new consoles later than their aged counterparts. Not long Ago, 2K Games announced that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the digital slobberknocker would be released over two weeks later than the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. This makes me sad, because I’m an elitist snob.
One thing that Destiny got wrong, in my opinion, was its skill tree – which wasn’t so much of a tree as much as a linear progression of skills. Borderlands does skills so much better, I think – by actually making it a bit of a branching tree. And now you can play with Borderlands: The Pre Sequel!’s trees from the comfort of your browser.
There’s a lot of work that goes into making a video game these days. Art, motion capture and setting up a ring in your studio in order to accurately capture a DDT spine-breaker deluxe. Well, not all games go to those lengths. But WWE 2K15 certainly is putting some more effort into capturing some sports entertainment love this year. Here’s how they’re making that game smell like some of the Rock’s cooking.
WWE games were starting to get stale, they were starting to feel more repetitive than a best of 7 match between Goldberg and Gillberg, under the stewardship of THQ. After that company dissolved however, 2K Games picked up the franchise, and injected some much needed new blood back into the series. It wasn’t perfect, but for a fresh start it was most certainly headed in the right direction thanks to some superb rekindling of classic memories. And this year, expect WWE 2K15 to focus on kicking even more ass this year, thanks to the new 2K Showcase mode.
Looks like yet another game is getting delayed out of the hellish month of October. Publisher 2K Games are pushing Evolve into February of next year.
Here at Lazygamer, we love us some Borderlands, as I’m so fond of telling Umar with each and every article that I possibly can (JOKES LUVS YOO). Borderlands, its sequel and various add-ons, have been an American product in the hands of Gearbox ever since the franchise arrived. But with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, players are getting a game with a very Australian development feel to it.
The latest Humble Bundle is an absolute killer of a deal for fans of excellent games and anyone with any modicum of taste at all actually.
If there’s one bunch of games that I’ve perhaps put too many damn hours into, it has to be Borderlands and its superb sequel. I’m currently reaching the hundred hour mark on that game as I replay missions yet again in order to build up my Mechromancer (BEST ROBOT EVAR), and you can be damn well certain that I want some time alone with the upcoming Pre-Sequel game. That game is only scheduled for old-gen consoles and PC at the moment. But it could be more handsome on new-gen as well.
Word life! This is basic thuganomics! Word life! While I find John Cena’s supposed doctorate in thuganomics to be rather spotty at best, you can’t argue with the 15-time World Heavyweight and WWE champion. Because you’re most likely going to end up on the receiving end of an Attitude Adjustment slam.
Evolve is one of those games picked up from the smouldering embers of THQ’s demise early last year and I’m increasingly starting to think 2K games made a wise purchasing decision. You may not recognize its developer, Turtle Rock Studios by name, but you’re almost certainly aware of its biggest game; the co-operative zombie-shooter Left 4 Dead. Evolve takes the basic premise of that, as a co-operative shooter and - I hate myself for saying this – evolves it. And it’s fun.