The first-ever Borderlands 3 gameplay livestream on Twitch will also serve up the first-ever opportunity to try out a new Borderlands 3 ECHOcast Extension that will give viewers the ability to rifle through streamers' loadouts, backpacks, and skill trees. Maybe more importantly for those of you who like loot (and let's face it, you're looking forward to Borderlands 3 so that's pretty much a given), it will also give viewers a chance to pick up some nice pieces of kit in a rare chest promotional event. Each streamer will have four Red Chests hidden in their game during the reveal livestream. If they find one, viewers will have a 30-second window to open it: 25 percent of those who do will be given another 30 seconds to choose one of the items from the chest as their reward, or have one given to them at random if they miss that window. It's a bit of a limited bonanza—nobody gets anything if the streamer doesn't find any chests, and the items are automatically scaled to your … [Read more...] about Watch the Borderlands 3 gameplay reveal stream and you might win some free stuff
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By the time Borderlands 2 VR had made it's way onto the Playstation Store late last year, I was already a couple of trays of mince pies into my Christmas holidays. That meant my last proper piece of VR coverage on the site (aside from my PSVR Games Of The Year list) was a look at the unbelievably dismal, Gungrave VR.If only Borderlands 2 VR had released a little earlier in December. Then I could have finished 2018 on a high note rather than a deflated sigh. You see, Borderlands 2 VR is one of the few titles on the Sony's VR platform to offer a full, 25+ hour campaign and as such it's worth shining a spotlight on it for the first Ian's VR Corner of 2019. Borderlands 2 VR places you inside the entire Borderlands 2 experience, minus its 10 DLC chapters and signature cooperative multiplayer. The lack of multiplayer is particularly disappointing considering how much fun tooling around Pandora with your mates was in the original release, but the extra immersion that VR brings balances … [Read more...] about Borderlands 2 VR brings a wealth of gameplay to PSVR
For all its mechanical issues, there is one very crucial reason why Skyrim, another major game that got an after-the-fact VR port, worked so well: It was breathtaking to be in that world. There were dragons and dangers and perils, naturally, but there was also peace, serenity, beauty, and an undeniable sense of grandiosity. These are all things that, unless you're specifically making a horror game, make a virtual experience worthwhile. The biggest problem, then, with porting Borderlands 2 to VR is that right from its first minutes, Pandora is such an ugly, cruel, obnoxious place that immersion works against it.That's the tip of the iceberg as far as Borderlands 2 VR goes, however. By and large, it's still the same game, with all the problems it's always had. Story-wise, every aspect of the game either actively insulting you or trying to kill you at every turn with little to no respite can get grating. Gameplay-wise, it is still very much the old MMO-inspired shooter it's always been, … [Read more...] about Should You Play Borderlands 2 In VR?
It was only last month when we got word that Borderlands 2 would be hitting the PlayStation VR and today, developer Gearbox has announced a brand new live-action trailer for fans of the series. In the short video trailer, we first notice a woman who puts on her PSVR to get down and dirty to some Borderlands gameplay. She then “becomes” Maya, jumping around with ease and killing her way through some enemies as the radio plays a show tune from The King and I which is sung by Anna Leonowens. It actually works pretty well, surprisingly! We also see Maya Phaselock-wedging some baddies too as she slides around Pandora. Borderlands 2 has obviously gone through some changes when it converted itself for the VR, but one of the biggest is that it’s no longer playable with another and now it will be a sole adventure. Personally speaking, I’ve always found that playing on the vast lands of Pandora on your own to be, at times, quite uneventful, but hopefully with the VR it … [Read more...] about Borderlands 2 VR Receives a Gritty Live-Action Trailer Featuring Maya
Rage 2’s latest gameplay trailer spent time in the post-apocalyptic spotlight during publisher Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference, where we saw more of the adrenaline-fueled action from the upcoming first-person shooter. Rage 2 transports players into a dystopian future, where society has fallen. An extended look at the game and its gameplay included looks at new weapons and environments for players to wander. Armies of disturbing looking mutants running rampant, hunting humans, kicked off the trailer. The game focuses on Walker, the last ranger in the wasteland, who must find a rare artifact to take down the authority. The gameplay trailer kicked off with a futuristic vehicle driving through a desert, chasing down other vehicles. Humans with extreme punk aesthetics have banded together, sitting on shipping creates outside of deteriorating buildings, while an advertisement for Rage plays on a CRT television set. The trailer gave us a glimpse into the combat scenario … [Read more...] about Rage 2 gameplay trailer highlights new powers, weapons and enemies