Could’ve also gone with Wastelands…in…SPPPPAAAAAAAAAACCCCEEEE. So despite what I said on the last Borecast, I am actually somewhat interested in this. Borderlands still really appeals to me as a platform for loot collection & item management. Maybe this time I’ll really branch out and play a non-Sniper character. Look for the thrilling conclusion to that sentence to drop sometime at the end of 2014 when the Pre-Sequel launches.
How did ANOTHER game that is getting great reviews sneak under my radar? Clearly the marketing attempts of the various video games companies are not reaching me. IGN has got my hook up though, giving Dishonored an AMAZING 9.2 review score. Maybe this will take the place of the Skyim DLC issues that the PS3 has been having, which based on the latest Twitter update from Bethesda, isn’t coming anytime soon. Bethesda’s even said “It’s our issue to solve, not the PS3’s or Sony’s“.
Now I’m following Bethesda on Twitter to find out what new games they’re releasing. Not going to let another gem slip through my net (ed. note: mixed metaphors much?)! I just don’t know how I can fit Dishonored into my rigorous schedule of FIFA ‘13 and Borderlands 2. I may have to take an extended sabbatical…from life.
Damn you Bethesda and your open world, incredibly addicting, life sucking games.
IMPERVIOUS REX TAGS IN!
*A-hem* I really do want this game. After Borderlands 2, it’s the game I am most looking forward to this Fall. My previous M.O. has always been to try and track down a street-date breaking early release (which is actually fairly easy here in NYC) and just play a game ’til the wheels fall off. However, this runs into direct conflict with my other video game M.O.: No New Games Until You’ve Finished The Current One. I admit it: I can’t multitask my entertainment. I can’t play two games at the same time, I can’t read two books at the same time, I can’t date two girls at the same time (such a problem, believe me). So how do I reconcile my freakish, OCD-esque level of need to buy a game early with the fact it’s just going to sit on my shelf for an indeterminate amount of time until finishing whatever the current game of the moment is? Intense Therapy.
But it also helps when its a Bethesda game. Look , I love Bethesda. Fallout 3 is one of my favorite games of all time. But that shit was broken. Fallout: New Vegas was broken. Skyrim was broken. How could Dishonored be any different? I want it to be, I need it to be. I just don’t think it will be. So until I can gather a consensus that the game is playable for more than 15 minutes without it locking up, I’ll be content ranging across Pandora, picking up bazillions of guns.
New Borderlands 2 gameplay? Check,
Introduction to the main villain from the game? Check,
Complete inability to pick a class for the upcoming game? Triple check.
If I was a cynic (Ed. note: You? Nooo.) I would say that Borderlands was a brightly colored, highly interactive Excel workbook masquerading as a game with ridiculous fetch-quests thrown on top. But since I’m not, I won’t. Also, I happen to love highly interactive Excel workbooks masquerading as games. Borderlands 2? Can’t. Wait. Please Gearbox, please: don’t disappoint me.
No game coming out this year fills me with such giddyness & joy as Borderlands 2.
Assassin’s Creed III Liberation looks so good I kind of want to buy a PS Vita. I can’t, I mean, really. When would I ever have time to play it? Still, watch the trailer; you’ll want one too. To make matters worse, there’s a sweet bundle too. Maybe I can get one cheap off of Craigslist or something.
Are you Batman? Are you?
Pulp Fortress 2 – The breakfast scene from Pulp Fiction recreated in Valve’s recently released Source movie editor.
SAY WHAT AGAIN.
In between BBQ appointments, I’ve strained the weekend internet and these were the tastiest bits that I caught in my…strainer? Internet grabber? My analogy fell apart, unlike:
-> 8 Foot The Legend of Zelda wall tapestry/mural – For your home AND your office.
-> Initial thoughts from Kotaku’s Owen Good on Borderlands 2. Now that Bioshock Infinite has been pushed back to 2013 sometime (which might as well be the distant future) this could top the list of games I’m most excited for this year.
-> The Chive rounds up some stupendous examples of video game logic (Be aware: random sexiness here.)