One genre that has seen a dip over the last decade, has to be the strategy game. Sure, there’s a few great examples out on shelves now, but they certainly don’t dominate sales like they used to. One of the best such games back then was Homeworld, a cosmic real-time battle amongst the stars. Gearbox has been hard at work remastering the two games. And they sound like old-school ideas with new school visuals.
I think it’s time King Duke was put out of our misery. according to a tweet posted on the weekend the studio who once owned Duke Nukem, Apogee Software (3D Realms) has now been sold to Interceptor Entertainment. The studio currently developing a new Duke Nukem title.
I love internet conspiracies - they are fun and silly and outlandish. My favorite are all the Half Life 3 fake mathematics to prove that the game is actually coming. But Gearbox isn't going to let you do that to Borderlands 3. It just isn't in development.
You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. That was the case with Duke Nukem Forever, a perpetually delayed game starring the Chuck Norris of video game characters, which never was going to live up to a decade of hype. But a new game starring the Duke? Let’s rock!
Tequila often leads to strange pairings, as any bartender or bar fly can attest. However, at last year's Spike VGAs, it helped bring Telltale Games and Gearbox together, eventually leading to that strange love child that will be Tales from the Borderlands.
I’m honestly quite conflicted. I love Borderlands unequivocally. Very little of that has to do with the story though; it’s all got to do with looting and shooting. I love Telltale equally; their adventure games tell some of the best stories in the videogame medium. I’m just not sure the two will work together.
80’s action-flick actor du jour (DuJour means friendship!) Michael Biehn reprised his role as Dwayne Hicks in Gearbox’s canonical Aliens: Colonial Marines, which as you know was a terrible game, lacking any real sort of direction. According to the actor, working on the game wasn’t a great experience.
You might remember that Gearbox picked up the rights to the dormant Homeworld franchise from the smouldering embers of THQ. That could be a good or bad thing, depending on whether they treat it like Borderlands, or one of their other franchises. they’re off to a good, if expected start; they’ll be releasing HD versions of the first two games.
Even though it got off to a rocky start, the Borderlands 2 DLC has been worth repeated trips back to Pandora so far. The latest one, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep has been particularly well crafted, tying several loose ends together in a fantastic take on Dungeons and Dragons. What a way to end off a year’s worth of DLC, right? Wrong!
No, not the guys from Gearbox, they’re too busy swimming in Borderlands 2 money. No, the outsourced guys who actually made game, TimeGate Studios, has apparently laid off its entire staff.
As we told you yesterday, SEGA and Gearbox are set to find themselves in court over a class-action suit that claims they misrepresented the game, and ended up delivering a product that was substantially worse than the one advertised. This isn’t a bold claim; it’s plain and simple fact. Still, the defendants claim the suit is “frivolous.”
For all the hate cast towards Gearbox for their mismanagement of the Aliens franchise, you have to appreciate all the effort they’ve put in to making Borderlands 2 a better, bigger game. Season pass holders have already been treated to 3 bits of expansive campaign DLC (two of which weren’t rubbish!) – and soon, there will be a fourth.
Are you still angry about Aliens Colonial Marines not living up to expectations or agreed gameplay footage? Well good news then, because I can help YOU get back at Gearbox and Sega for that travesty. It’s time to get your legal pants on, because we’ve got a lawsuit to file!
Well, that’s it for the lingering remains of THQ, a corpse of a developer that I used to show to kids because I wanted to be cool. The last remaining properties have been auctioned off, and one cult favourite franchise is now going to be calling Borderlands developer Gearbox their home now.
You hear that? It’s the feint cries of happiness of all the Nintendo Wii-U owners waking up to find out that the seriously sub-standard Aliens: Colonial Marines will not be landing on their device in the near future.