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Borderlands. Diablo+Mad Max+4 Man coop+FPS=FUCKAWESOME

GroovyMr1337GroovyMr1337 Registered User regular
edited August 2009 in Games and Technology
The vehicles of Mad Max. The Atmosphere of Deadwood. The Dungeon mayhem questing and item amount of Diablo. 4 player co-op.
X360, PS3, and PC

FPS.

Welcome to Borderlands.

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Busted open in this months GI, this game sounds amazing. MILLIONS of guns, cars, vehicle, 4 player co-op, vehicles, questing, what more could you want?

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"There are over a half of a million different guns in Borderlands. That seemed to be the main selling point in this first public showing of Gearbox Software's next original IP. Of course, guns aren't the only thing Borderlands has to offer. It's also a four player, co-operative sci-fi shooter with a hefty dose of RPG elements and a bit of Diablo inspiration thrown in for good measure. It also has over 500,000 guns.

Gearbox has been working on Borderlands for roughly 20 months, but the team still has another 15-18 months to go before we'll see the game on store shelves. As such, the early build only showcased a few select areas, story segments, and guided gameplay. The demo was only about a half of an hour long, but it gave a great impression of the direction the team is taking with the game.

Borderlands takes place on the frontiers of humanity. It's a bit like the Wild West, except this is the future and man has colonized numerous planets. The fringe settlements are a bit unruly and untamed, making them a natural sci-fi videogame setting. These borderland planets are colonized by huge, one way ships that simply slam into the target planet. Once everyone debarks, the colony ship folds out to become the walls of the town. Nifty, eh? The town we saw in the demo went by the name of New Haven, though the idea of it being a haven of any sort is a stretch.

The colonists arrived in the winter on this planet. It's a tilted axis sphere, so the seasonal changes in weather are the same as they are on earth. However, the planet is also massive and slow orbiting which make the days and years much longer than we're used to. As such, the winter thaw was a long time coming. But when it came it brought trouble. Animals that were previously in hibernation are now out on the prowl, restless colonists ditched the town to become marauding bandits and things are generally not looking too hot. Enter you, the main character. Described as one part Mad Max and the other Indiana Jones, this Harrison Gibson wannabe has a lot to live up to."
More to come...

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  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    pics look nice, and I'm a sucker for Diablo style'd questing and item hoaring...sadly it's the only reason I'm Trying to play Two Worlds

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  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    4 player co-op while driving that big ol' killatron 9000?

    Hell yes.

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  • AkimboEGAkimboEG Mr. Fancypants Wears very fine pants indeedRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Holy shit that's the Bagger 288.
    These people are totally awesome.

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  • KungFuKungFu Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The game sounds nice and looks awesome, but the whole random 500,000 possible gun thing just sounds misleading and unnecessary. Truly, there will be around 100 gun archetypes of which all others are derived and then only around 30-50 that players would think are good. Yeah, Im bashing something we don't know all that much about yet, but quality over quantity. Anyone who has played games with lots of weapons / fighting games with a hojillion characters knows that lots of options looks good on paper, but only a couple actually work out and play better than the other 90%.

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  • AHH!AHH! Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Looks hot

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Sounds like it might have a competitor in Rage.

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  • AHH!AHH! Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Not really. Rage doesn't look original

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  • FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    AHH! wrote: »
    Not really. Rage doesn't look original

    Anybody remember Redline? Man I hated that game.

    Not that I don't think Rage won't be a better game, but still.

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  • GroovyMr1337GroovyMr1337 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Anyone got a better OP?

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  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    well, it's a screenshot and a brief summary, but i am glad i clicked on this thread. Want? Want.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Anything with more than 2 player co-op is golden. Some of us have more than one roommate/family member/friend.

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  • KungFuKungFu Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    You should include actual shots in the OP, not linked. Good OP often give you a quick idea of what the game is like when you open the thread. If it is just text describing the game, the OP often doesn't do the game justice.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    A mention of the Developer might be nice. Which is Gearbox by the way.

    And yes, this game sounds awesome.

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  • GroovyMr1337GroovyMr1337 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    New OP. Yay.

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  • KungFuKungFu Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I heard the vehicle driving had a Mario Kart: Double Dash element to it in which the driver and the gunner could swap places on the fly.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Weird, that machine got mentioned in the zombie thread too.

    Also, a million guns seems like more of a hassle than a feature.

    Seriously, who wants to try a million weapons to find one they like.

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  • NarketNarket __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    co-op fps's are always awesome, but then throw in mad max styled vehicles, and OH i think i got an erection.

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  • GroovyMr1337GroovyMr1337 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Narket wrote: »
    co-op fps's are always awesome, but then throw in mad max styled vehicles, and OH i think i splooged.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    holy shit awesome

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Time for a media blackout. No way this game will ever be as awesome as the hype will make it sound.

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  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    IN 15-18 months I will most certainly be enjoing this.
    500,000+ guns, though, that is just nuts.

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  • -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Looks nice, I guess we'll have to wait and see which game takes the FPS/Driving mad max-esque game crown, this or Rage. Although co-op definitely sways me in this game's favour. While Rage looks a little more interesting in it's visuals and style than what (admittedly little) we've seen of borderlands.

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    AkimboEG wrote: »
    Holy shit that's the Bagger 288.
    These people are totally awesome.

    Yeah, fuck. That thing is more or less a moving fortress.

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  • VhalyarVhalyar Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Sexy concept, I hope the result will live up to the expectations.

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  • SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    What more could I want?

    ...A PC release. :(

    Damn, I think I need a 360.

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  • Al BaronAl Baron Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Suriko wrote: »
    What more could I want?

    ...A PC release. :(

    Damn, I think I need a 360.
    It is coming out for the PC. Groovy just left that out in the OP.

    Also, I hope they release a video of the Hive in action.

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  • GroovyMr1337GroovyMr1337 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I wanna see that huge machine.

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  • SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Al Baron wrote: »
    Suriko wrote: »
    What more could I want?

    ...A PC release. :(

    Damn, I think I need a 360.
    It is coming out for the PC. Groovy just left that out in the OP.

    Also, I hope they release a video of the Hive in action.

    Oh.

    OOOOH.

    I am happy then. Very happy.

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  • Zetetic ElenchZetetic Elench Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I wanna see that huge machine.
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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Lots of potential!

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    -SPI- wrote: »
    Looks nice, I guess we'll have to wait and see which game takes the FPS/Driving mad max-esque game crown, this or Rage. Although co-op definitely sways me in this game's favour. While Rage looks a little more interesting in it's visuals and style than what (admittedly little) we've seen of borderlands.
    I too hope doom 3/quake 4/prey live up to their engine and visuals!

    Seriously though, 4 player co-op makes it the best thing. The number of more-than-two player co-op games really needs to go up dramatically. I can't keep leaving out one of my roommates.

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  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I wanna see that huge machine.
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    omfg I can just imagine a huge firefight all over that thing over control of it, while small buggies zip around the behemoth like flies, pestering it with fire.

    sweet.

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  • DarkSymphonyDarkSymphony Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    500,000 guns? try 100 *actual* different guns, and then every possible combination in between. like pistol + 1 ammo and pistol + 2 ammo are 2 different guns in the 500,000 gun pitch. however, the point is



    holy shit it looks awesome.

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  • darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Gearbox may not be celebrity developers, but at least they know how to make a solid game. I'm not about to fire up my hype-o-matic, but this looks like it could be pretty awesome.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    thread title fails for not being "The President of Borderland".

    My pants are not nearly wide enough to hold in my excitement for this game.

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  • NeliNeli Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    holy god yes

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  • fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The concept is pretty damned awesome. Hope it works out better than Huxley seems to be doing.

    Also that massive truck thing is crazy!

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  • MinionOfCthulhuMinionOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    What do they mean 500,000 guns? Are there 500,000 types of guns out there?

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  • devoirdevoir Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    What do they mean 500,000 guns? Are there 500,000 types of guns out there?

    No, combinations. Just like there are 40 million weapons in Diablo 2 doesn't mean that there are 40 million types of swords.

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  • CasketCasket __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    Guys the point isn't to try out a million guns and then pick the best one out of all of them and use it forever.


    Having a million guns basically means you'll probably never find the same exact gun twice, so you have to go on a case by case basis to determine if you should keep a gun or throw it away when you find them.

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