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 moons of Pandora. Desolate, barren and populated by bandits who are married to their own sisters. It’s the kind of environment that is just asking for four plucky adventurers to go on a lunar rampage in. And become moo-oo-oon kings!
For all intents and purposes, Gearbox now own the not just the rights to Duke Nukem, but the entire IP itself. At least, according to Gearbox. Interceptor and 3D Realms believe this to be nonsense, going so far as to tease a new Duke game in Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction with a website called www.AllOutOfGum.com. Litigation seems to be getting in the way.
Is the world ready for Borderlands 3? Probably not. But is it ready for an interquel, dubbed Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? The answer to that, is a definitive maybe. The curtain was finally pulled open yesterday on the new game that is being developed by 2K Australia. Here’s what you can expect to find in the missing chapter of Borderlands.
Borderlands 2 was our game of the year in 2012 and is the game I’ve probably put the most time into over the last 5 yeas. So when I heard it was coming to the Vita, a device I do not like, I was intrigued.
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.