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Re: Borderlands 3 might be coming.
« Reply #1 on: Monday, December 03, 2018, 09:54:50 PM »
No surprise if they go back to the well given how much they've fucked everything else up since Borderlands 2. They've kinda been running their name through the mud for a good while now.

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Re: Borderlands 3 might be coming.
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, December 09, 2018, 07:17:46 AM »
I still need to get back to the Borderlands 2 DLC's and actually start-up BL: TPS.

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Re: Borderlands 3 might be coming.
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 04:43:10 PM »
Borderlands 3 - Official Developer Trailer:


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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 05:04:39 PM »
If you all want a laugh you should find an archive of their announcement livestream from Pax East. It was a total trainwreck, haha.

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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #5 on: Friday, March 29, 2019, 07:16:44 AM »
Train wreck, why, the Epic Store hate frenzy?

Lots of familiar faces in that trailer.  Looks like Tina survived to grow up for a few years, so I guess that dates the new game setting pretty well.


Edit:  Yong answers my question:


Such a shame they had so many technical difficulties.  Yong touched on my concern about the lynch mob out for Epic blood.  He speculates that perhaps that's why Gearbox said nothing about specific release platforms like PC storefronts (to keep the hate away from the presentation).

Personally, I'm very hopeful this turns out to be as awesome a continuation of the Borderlands universe as it seems to be.  I've been replaying 2 for a few months now, not because of this.  It just happened that way.
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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #6 on: Monday, April 01, 2019, 03:33:21 PM »
There's been rumors for a few weeks already, as Randy Pitchford engaged some Epic Store exclusive talk w/ Twitter users recently:
https://www.techpowerup.com/253747/borderlands-3-possibly-exclusive-to-epic-games-store-on-pc-fans-worry-based-on-old-tweet?cp=2



Now, there's tweets today that got deleted about it hitting Epic Store on September 13th:
https://www.pcgamer.com/borderlands-3-release-date-leak/


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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #7 on: Monday, April 01, 2019, 05:40:02 PM »
Let the crap-storm continue...

From Randy Pitchford, on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/DuvalMagic/status/1112833886113992706

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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, April 02, 2019, 06:07:32 AM »
Some story brought that bolded tweet to my attention earlier.  I completely agree with Randy (this time), maybe because I've never felt attached to Steam in any way.  But even if I were, I don't think I'd be having the shit fits I see all over the internet about having to use a different online storefront to buy some big games.

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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, April 02, 2019, 09:30:48 AM »
Exclusive is always a bad thing for the consumer - limiting the number of channels to get a game from, platforms they are on, places to buy them, and pricing/sales. This can keep costs up for the consumer - which is a tactic Microsoft and EA like to use w/ their PC services; especially on their bigger & premium titles.

Steam-required games can be sold anywhere that is accepted from retail to digital (if the retailer or digital store wants to sell it), while we ain't seen Epic allow for games using their service to be sold on Gamersgate, GreenManGaming, Amazon, etc.

Epic's client app/store is quite bare-bones and so is their lack of features. No Cloud Save support, no Achievements, no Big Picture, no built-in controller support for PS3/PS4/other controllers, etc etc.

Epic's not always informative for what DRM their games use on a game's page on their store, either - meanwhile Steam notes what additional 3rd party stuff is there.

I already have a ton of game-client apps, as is.
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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, April 02, 2019, 10:25:04 AM »
Epic Store games can be sold on Humble. So they are rolling that stuff out.

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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, April 02, 2019, 03:18:29 PM »
Epic Store games can be sold on Humble. So they are rolling that stuff out.

That's only one 3rd party place, so far.

What about Amazon? NewEgg?
Retail stores like Best Buy, Walmart, and/or Target?
Gamersgate? GreenManGaming? Fanatical?

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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 02:48:00 AM »
Exclusivity creates competition D. Which encourages each store front to be less of a lazy piece of shit like Steam has for the last decade.

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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 03:48:17 AM »
Exclusivity creates competition D. Which encourages each store front to be less of a lazy piece of shit like Steam has for the last decade.

It forces competition, as it forces somewhere to get the game from...as it's the only place in town to get said game.

Putting a game on every store lets gamers actually choose where to actually get the game. I want it to be on GOG, Steam, Epic, everywhere - this way, I can pick the one w/ either the best price and/or features.

When Epic actually has features worth a damn, which it currently doesn't and is way behind the competition (it's more so behind than Uplay, Origin, and even GOG), maybe things will get interesting for them.



Hell, there's no game-time tracking on Epic Store. All the other stores, who are also bare bones for the most part and not feature-rich like Steam, even have the time-tracking - Uplay (in some games, most of the newer ones got it), Origin, and even GOG.

Microsoft Store/XBox App for PC is currently garbage. It's right down there w/ the Epic Store.

While Epic is doing a great job of giving benefits to dev's and pub's (that 88/12 split is really good for dev's/pub's, as Epic's rolling in crazy Fortnite MTX money - and of course any extra cash they are tossing to dev's/pub's to become 1 year exclusives), it isn't doing anything for the consumer right now.
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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 05:28:02 AM »
I like your style D. You countered my point by breaking down all the benefits of it which outweighed yours. I don't know whether to give you a high five in agreement or pat you on the head.

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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday, April 03, 2019, 02:49:26 PM »
@Pyro,

Why can't I have both (the high five and the pat on the head)? ;)

Anyways, what one might see as con's, I see as pro's. If a game's gonna be forced to be attached to a service to boot the game (especially if the app's a full-blown requirement and serves as DRM), it better serve me. I don't want a lightweight app; I have very good gaming laptop (EVGA SC15) and a solid desktop, so I can handle it.

I want Cloud Saves, User Reviews, Friends List, Achievements, Time Tracking, Streaming Option, Big Picture Mode, Controller Support, Screenshot Capturing/Sharing, User Created Guides, Steam Workshop (for mods), Forums, etc etc.

Though, I do think GOG does the client-app thing best: as it's optional. I can use it, if I want to...or not. In an ideal world for me, GOG would have all the features Steam has built into GOG Galaxy and everything on there would be DRM-FREE. Oh, and GOG would be making more than $7.8K a year too; way more.

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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #17 on: Thursday, April 04, 2019, 10:00:36 AM »
"Borderlands 3 is Officially Official - Mayhem is Coming September 13 MAYHEM IS COMING SEPTEMBER 13 The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and . . ."

So reads the subject line of an email I got at 11:21 AM from Gearbox Software.

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Re: Borderlands 3
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 07:01:15 PM »
GreenManGaming selling Borderlands 3. So yeah, that stuff is getting rolled out.