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2012-10-04 11:19:55 AM
Meh. I think I'll wait for October 8th for my next gaming addiction: X-COM: Enemy Unknown
 
2012-10-04 11:32:24 AM
I get to shoot shotgun-wielding midgets until they explode in puddles of corrosive goo...I guess maybe there's four other things, but that's really all I ask.
 
2012-10-04 12:02:59 PM
I prefer Penny Arcade's description of it as an "Arrow-Comparison Engine."

The sad thing is, I KNOW this about it...But I still play like a caged monkey who can't stop hammering the goddamned smack button.
 
2012-10-04 12:44:16 PM

MaxxLarge: The sad thing is, I KNOW this about it...But I still play like a caged monkey who can't stop hammering the goddamned smack button.


That's how I feel when I see the wall of tobacco behind the counter at every single pharmacy and gas station in the country. Like, seriously? Everyone alive knows this is poison. It's terrible for you, and it isn't cool anymore. Yet, here it is. And look, the guy in front of me is ONLY IN THE STORE to buy them. Why leave the house, dumbass?

How is it possible that anyone in their 30s or below is addicted to tobacco products? They've been known carcinogenic toxins for your entire life.

/rant off
 
2012-10-04 12:46:29 PM
All it takes is 3 words to realize why I love Borderlands 2:

Bonerfarts and Butt Stallion!

/The story is suprisingly good too, definitely gets a lot darker toward the end
 
2012-10-04 12:54:27 PM
cloud-2.steampowered.com

Double rainbow, all the way.. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
 
2012-10-04 01:31:24 PM
Is it really that good?

I'm still playing Skyrim, Diablo 3, and SWTOR, and I am looking forward to Simcity 5(if anyone has something like it that is a good game besides SC4 w/Rush Hour, I'm all ears).

I'm also waiting for Rift to go full FTP. That was a fun MMO, at least for me.

Although I also need to finish the games I bought last Halloween (Fear DLCs and Fear 2 + DLC)
 
2012-10-04 01:40:38 PM
Hey, wanna hear the new dubstep song I wrote? Wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub. DROP! Wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub.
 
2012-10-04 01:45:39 PM

meat0918: Is it really that good?


I noticed you said Diablo 3. Imagine Diablo 3 but first person perspective with literally thousands of weapons/equipment, huge bosses, awesome/hilarious dialogue and shout-outs, pretty damn good main story (compared to Skyrim's less than stellar main story), great co-op, and again it's hilarious. I haven't laughed that much in a game in a while. There's tons of replayability too.
 
2012-10-04 01:48:24 PM

scottydoesntknow: meat0918: Is it really that good?

I noticed you said Diablo 3. Imagine Diablo 3 but first person perspective with literally thousands of weapons/equipment, huge bosses, awesome/hilarious dialogue and shout-outs, pretty damn good main story (compared to Skyrim's less than stellar main story), great co-op, and again it's hilarious. I haven't laughed that much in a game in a while. There's tons of replayability too.


...

Oh no....

cretinbob: Hey, wanna hear the new dubstep song I wrote? Wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub. DROP! Wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub.


You forgot a screech here or there before the drop.

wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, building screech, big hit instant silence, DROPPPPPPP!
 
2012-10-04 01:50:40 PM
I love the claptraps.

"Greets, misinformed zombie fodder! I am not affiliated with the Jakobs corporation, but they've hacked me to tell people like you that they would appreciate some assistance with the overwhelming situation with the living impaired. I should warn you though that they'll suck your brain out of your cranial cavity like a crappucino if you get too close. If you'd still like to help, I suggest you turn on the town's defenses, otherwise...crappucino. Toodles!"
 
2012-10-04 01:50:48 PM

meat0918: You forgot a screech here or there before the drop.

wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, building screech, big hit instant silence, DROPPPPPPP!


You need to play the game
 
2012-10-04 01:52:18 PM

the_sidewinder: meat0918: You forgot a screech here or there before the drop.

wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, building screech, big hit instant silence, DROPPPPPPP!

You need to play the game


I probably will.

i assume it's a joke then?
 
2012-10-04 01:53:34 PM

meat0918: i assume it's a joke then?


Yup
 
2012-10-04 01:55:14 PM
Also, if you key in the Konami code you get "Extra Wubs mode" which does nothing (sorry)
 
2012-10-04 01:56:04 PM
The only reason I'm still playing is because I haven't beaten it yet. It's not like I'm gonna go back and play more once I've finished the story.

Well, except to try a playthrough with the siren.

And the gunzerker.

And zero.

But then, really, I'll be done, and won't play it ever again!
 
2012-10-04 01:57:49 PM
Borderlands 2 is by miles the most fun I've had with a game so far this year. But I'm also an enormous loot whore. So I don't feel like I'm playing it so much-

OOO SHINY OBJECT!!!!
 
2012-10-04 02:00:04 PM
After reading a bunch of these threads, I picked up the first one a week ago, and it certainly has a "eh, just one more mission" kind of enjoyment. I'm not a huge fan of FPS, but the RPG elements and learning curve (farking skags) make it stand out. I'm still early in the game (just leveled up to 9) but it's a great game. Been using it as a pallete cleanser after rounds of Darksiders 2 but hopefully I can finish it and start B2 before I get Resident Evil 6 and Bioshock: Infinite.
 
2012-10-04 02:00:59 PM
It is a lot of fun. It is a HUGE poke at the genre, and entirely in your face about it. It is not a subtle play; there is NOTHING subtle about this game in the least, and it doesn't even pretend to be anything other than it is. Which is actually sort of refreshing. That's pretty much the joy in it.
 
2012-10-04 02:02:13 PM

hubiestubert: It is a lot of fun. It is a HUGE poke at the genre, and entirely in your face about it. It is not a subtle play; there is NOTHING subtle about this game in the least, and it doesn't even pretend to be anything other than it is. Which is actually sort of refreshing. That's pretty much the joy in it.


Everybody knows the joy of Borderlands is it's obscene sense of -

OMG AN ORANGE GUN!!!!!!
 
2012-10-04 02:04:48 PM
Something so many people miss: It's only addictive if you have an addictive personality.
 
2012-10-04 02:06:47 PM

hubiestubert: It is a lot of fun. It is a HUGE poke at the genre, and entirely in your face about it. It is not a subtle play; there is NOTHING subtle about this game in the least, and it doesn't even pretend to be anything other than it is. Which is actually sort of refreshing. That's pretty much the joy in it.


Still love the mission where you have to find the gun parts.

"Ohh I'm just walking along amongst a bunch of Skags, hope none of them attack me, tear apart my gun into four pieces, and each swallow one.....AHHHHHH OHHHH MY GOD THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING! WHAT AN UNFORTUNATE TURN OF EVENTS!"
 
2012-10-04 02:08:02 PM

RKade: Something so many people miss: It's only addictive if you have an addictive personality.


I don't have an addictive personality sir.

I just LIKE to smoke..

*puff puff*
 
2012-10-04 02:08:50 PM

scottydoesntknow: hubiestubert: It is a lot of fun. It is a HUGE poke at the genre, and entirely in your face about it. It is not a subtle play; there is NOTHING subtle about this game in the least, and it doesn't even pretend to be anything other than it is. Which is actually sort of refreshing. That's pretty much the joy in it.

Still love the mission where you have to find the gun parts.

"Ohh I'm just walking along amongst a bunch of Skags, hope none of them attack me, tear apart my gun into four pieces, and each swallow one.....AHHHHHH OHHHH MY GOD THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING! WHAT AN UNFORTUNATE TURN OF EVENTS!"


Tiny Tina scares me.
 
2012-10-04 02:11:03 PM

olapbill: scottydoesntknow: hubiestubert: It is a lot of fun. It is a HUGE poke at the genre, and entirely in your face about it. It is not a subtle play; there is NOTHING subtle about this game in the least, and it doesn't even pretend to be anything other than it is. Which is actually sort of refreshing. That's pretty much the joy in it.

Still love the mission where you have to find the gun parts.

"Ohh I'm just walking along amongst a bunch of Skags, hope none of them attack me, tear apart my gun into four pieces, and each swallow one.....AHHHHHH OHHHH MY GOD THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING! WHAT AN UNFORTUNATE TURN OF EVENTS!"

Tiny Tina scares me.


Find the ECHO recordings about her, you'll understand why she's so unhinged.
 
2012-10-04 02:12:20 PM

olapbill: Tiny Tina scares me.


Tiny Tina is hilarious. I love her dialogue.
 
2012-10-04 02:12:33 PM

olapbill: Tiny Tina scares me.


Finding out why she's that way... Man

/All around the sta-actus plant, the stalker chased the bandit, the stalker thought 'twas all in fun. POP... goes the bandit!
 
2012-10-04 02:13:28 PM
Take out borderlands and insert Torchlight 2 and the article still is valid


9 days after purchase I was up to 63 hours. Ive had to step away from and I think im done. Beat it with 2 different characters and have seen about 98% of the game content.

My buddies are begging me to purchase borderlands but Im just burnt on the endless loot cycle. Dont wanna spend another 60 hours playing a variation of what I just beat myself over the head with.
 
2012-10-04 02:15:01 PM
Worth playing just for the great writing.

"That's Mushy Snugglebite's badonkadonk. She's my main squeeze. Lady's got a gut fulla' dynamite and a booty like POW." -world's deadliest 13 year old
 
2012-10-04 02:15:24 PM

meat0918: scottydoesntknow: meat0918: Is it really that good?

I noticed you said Diablo 3. Imagine Diablo 3 but first person perspective with literally thousands of weapons/equipment, huge bosses, awesome/hilarious dialogue and shout-outs, pretty damn good main story (compared to Skyrim's less than stellar main story), great co-op, and again it's hilarious. I haven't laughed that much in a game in a while. There's tons of replayability too.

...

Oh no....

cretinbob: Hey, wanna hear the new dubstep song I wrote? Wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub. DROP! Wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub.

You forgot a screech here or there before the drop.

wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, building screech, big hit instant silence, DROPPPPPPP!


And the sound of a broken dishwasher shiatting all over you.
 
2012-10-04 02:15:31 PM

scottydoesntknow: hubiestubert: It is a lot of fun. It is a HUGE poke at the genre, and entirely in your face about it. It is not a subtle play; there is NOTHING subtle about this game in the least, and it doesn't even pretend to be anything other than it is. Which is actually sort of refreshing. That's pretty much the joy in it.

Still love the mission where you have to find the gun parts.

"Ohh I'm just walking along amongst a bunch of Skags, hope none of them attack me, tear apart my gun into four pieces, and each swallow one.....AHHHHHH OHHHH MY GOD THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING! WHAT AN UNFORTUNATE TURN OF EVENTS!"


"If you killed me, then you must be a Bad Ass, so I want you to have my stash..."

Yeah. You KNOW it's a trap, you KNOW it's a burn, and you STILL do it, to loot the corpses of the bastiches who you KNOW will spawn to try to loot your twitching corpse. It is obvious, and so obvious that you go for it anyhow, because there will be a payoff. Sorta. Like tipping a certain buxom bartender. It is a game that keeps you entertained, while fleecing your character, while showering said character with riches and obvious scams that you can pull to farm goodies, and KEEP farming said "glitches" to keep you entertained.
 
2012-10-04 02:15:49 PM

Shakes999: Take out borderlands and insert Torchlight 2 and the article still is valid


I burned myself out on Borderlands 2. So I fired up Torchlight 2. Just beat it this morning. Looking forward to a fun afternoon of farming the end boss and some map quests.
 
2012-10-04 02:16:18 PM

PanicMan: Worth playing just for the great writing.

"That's Mushy Snugglebite's badonkadonk. She's my main squeeze. Lady's got a gut fulla' dynamite and a booty like POW." -world's deadliest 13 year old


Sir Reginald and Princess Fluffybutt were my favorites.
 
2012-10-04 02:24:27 PM

olapbill: Tiny Tina scares me.


What scares me more is that there was Tiny Tina Rule 34 stuff up within a day or two of game release. O_o 

/Tiny Tina is an awesome character in the game, but...ew...just...ew.
 
2012-10-04 02:24:44 PM

scottydoesntknow: olapbill: scottydoesntknow: hubiestubert: It is a lot of fun. It is a HUGE poke at the genre, and entirely in your face about it. It is not a subtle play; there is NOTHING subtle about this game in the least, and it doesn't even pretend to be anything other than it is. Which is actually sort of refreshing. That's pretty much the joy in it.

Still love the mission where you have to find the gun parts.

"Ohh I'm just walking along amongst a bunch of Skags, hope none of them attack me, tear apart my gun into four pieces, and each swallow one.....AHHHHHH OHHHH MY GOD THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING! WHAT AN UNFORTUNATE TURN OF EVENTS!"

Tiny Tina scares me.

Find the ECHO recordings about her, you'll understand why she's so unhinged.


Oh I get why she is. I just couldn't shake the sense that she'd shove dynamite up my characters ass just to see vault hunter confetti.
 
2012-10-04 02:29:20 PM

Teufelaffe: What scares me more is that there was Tiny Tina Rule 34 stuff up within a day or two of game release. O_o


Holy crap, what is WRONG with people?!
 
2012-10-04 02:30:53 PM

alwaysjaded: After reading a bunch of these threads, I picked up the first one a week ago, and it certainly has a "eh, just one more mission" kind of enjoyment. I'm not a huge fan of FPS, but the RPG elements and learning curve (farking skags) make it stand out. I'm still early in the game (just leveled up to 9) but it's a great game. Been using it as a pallete cleanser after rounds of Darksiders 2 but hopefully I can finish it and start B2 before I get Resident Evil 6 and Bioshock: Infinite.


I will admit the first one is a little slow at first. But once you get deep in the skill trees you really start absolutely kicking ass. The big payoff is if you can get a friend or three to join you. it's fantastic as coop.
 
2012-10-04 02:35:26 PM

Teufelaffe: olapbill: Tiny Tina scares me.

What scares me more is that there was Tiny Tina Rule 34 stuff up within a day or two of game release. O_o 

/Tiny Tina is an awesome character in the game, but...ew...just...ew.



Tiny Tina is also the name of the "World's Smallest Horse" I saw her at the Iowa State Fair and still remember the repeating carnival pitch tape.
 
"Come on in and see TINY TINA, the world's smallest horse, she's so cute you'll want to put her in your pocket and take her home but don't do that because then everyone else will not be able to see TINY TINA, the world's smallest horse!"
 
2012-10-04 02:37:27 PM
If you want to "dungeon crawl" through awesome worlds and collect a bunch cool weapons and items, go play Descent II.
 
2012-10-04 02:38:22 PM

Teufelaffe: olapbill: Tiny Tina scares me.

What scares me more is that there was Tiny Tina Rule 34 stuff up within a day or two of game release. O_o 

/Tiny Tina is an awesome character in the game, but...ew...just...ew.


lh6.ggpht.com
 
2012-10-04 02:39:25 PM
Anyone else find the Minecraft easter egg in the Caustic Caverns? The Giant Creeper is pretty good for purple loot. But the best loot farm is Dukino's Mom.
 
2012-10-04 02:41:38 PM
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it sure is a pretty game. I went soldier for first play through. Anyone got gunzerker feedback? Or should I wait for the pre order bonus class dropping soon?
 
2012-10-04 02:41:51 PM

scottydoesntknow: Anyone else find the Minecraft easter egg in the Caustic Caverns? The Giant Creeper is pretty good for purple loot. But the best loot farm is Dukino's Mom.


The Warrior is a pretty good loot farm after you defeat him the first time

/Kill yourself, then notice that the shield that kept you from shooting the warrior without getting into the arena the first time is not up. You may now kill the Warrior with narry a kipper scuffed
 
2012-10-04 02:49:55 PM
Borderlands 2, Torchlight 2, and to a lesser degree Diablo 3 are what I call "Pinata Games". You keep hitting something until they burst with the loot the have inside.
 
2012-10-04 02:51:17 PM

PanicMan: alwaysjaded: After reading a bunch of these threads, I picked up the first one a week ago, and it certainly has a "eh, just one more mission" kind of enjoyment. I'm not a huge fan of FPS, but the RPG elements and learning curve (farking skags) make it stand out. I'm still early in the game (just leveled up to 9) but it's a great game. Been using it as a pallete cleanser after rounds of Darksiders 2 but hopefully I can finish it and start B2 before I get Resident Evil 6 and Bioshock: Infinite.

I will admit the first one is a little slow at first. But once you get deep in the skill trees you really start absolutely kicking ass. The big payoff is if you can get a friend or three to join you. it's fantastic as coop.


I keep thinking I'm bored with it but every time I'm about to save and quit, I look at the clock and think "eh, just one more objective" or "let me try this new gun out real quick." Like the article says, the micro rewards keep you playing. I'm enjoying it just waiting to get to the mayhem parts.
 
2012-10-04 02:51:50 PM

the_sidewinder: scottydoesntknow: Anyone else find the Minecraft easter egg in the Caustic Caverns? The Giant Creeper is pretty good for purple loot. But the best loot farm is Dukino's Mom.

The Warrior is a pretty good loot farm after you defeat him the first time

/Kill yourself, then notice that the shield that kept you from shooting the warrior without getting into the arena the first time is not up. You may now kill the Warrior with narry a kipper scuffed


Farm GOD-Liaths (Loot Goon Goliaths are the best kind for this) go to the Firehawk's Shrine or Tiny Tina's area (without Mordekai awake and shooting shiat) and you'll find a ton of them with Varkids everywhere ripe for the slaughter. Let them kill each other and be careful of other super badasses getting in the way.

WAY easier than the Warrior...and i found this little nugget...

cloud.steampowered.com

Not my pic but the one i found still does hit for over 400,000 damage - try not to miss. 

/Survival Commano FTW
 
2012-10-04 02:52:56 PM
Dave's not here...anymore.

/nobody expects the Super Badass Midget Goliaths
 
2012-10-04 02:53:13 PM

olapbill: Anyone got gunzerker feedback?


Not very far along in the game (level 18?), but I'm having fun with Gunzerker. I'm going strait down the middle tree. You get free health and ammo while Gunzerking. With the dual wield, I've got a slag pistol in one hand and a fire SMG in the other. You just have to be prepared to get up close and personal. And the Gunzerker recharge is really slow, so don't pop too early.

If you're doing coop, some class mods do team ammo regen. I have a Siren doing healing and distance attacks, it works pretty well.
 
2012-10-04 02:54:01 PM
Jack Thompson is writing for Cracked now?

/DNRTFA
 
2012-10-04 02:56:37 PM

Expolaris: WAY easier than the Warrior...and i found this little nugget...


I always had issues with the Goliaths dieing all the time, or running out of enemies for them to kill

But that launcher, HAH, nice!
 
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