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Borderlands PC Gets Gearbox Lovin'

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    According to a confirmed story at Destructoid, the PC version of Borderlands is getting the star-treatment. Not only will high-end PCs gamers see the game at its best, graphically speaking, but the menu and inventory system are being designed specifically for the mouse/keyboard combination.

    Other nice touches include the ability to export a .jpg of any one of the (reportedly millions) unique weapon combinations you find. The game will also ship with a timedemo benchmark utility. Steam users will also be glad to know that Gearbox will soon announce that Borderlands will be available on that platform.

    Finally, Kotaku seems to have unexpectedly called out Gearbox's Mike Neumann on an offer he made on Twitter:

    Blue's News points out that he has just declared he will make good on the offer.
     
  2. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    think I may have to pick this up on Steam.
     
  3. Super-Moose

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    It's a sad day for PC gaming when mouse and keyboard support becomes something to shout about.
     
  4. Rohit

    Rohit New Member

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    Indeed.

    Death to consolification.
     
  5. Mozi

    Mozi Zer0 as a number

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    Good news that it will be coming to steam.

    Just wondering though if I get a retail copy, I want it for the box art, can I use the same CD key to register my copy on steam and download the game without buying it twice?
     
  6. RoadKillGrill

    RoadKillGrill Got Lead?

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    Great to hear that it will have a steam release.

    That is really how I've been buying all my games for a while, not seen a "collectors" edition worth collecting to buy a retail copy. Games don't even have boxes, some devs are so lazy the manual is a pdf.
     
  7. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    Not lazy, but cheap perhaps or saving money. Besides, do you really want to cut down a whole tree for a manual?

    I will also agree to the fact that having a mouse + Keyboard menu is news worthy.

    However, I'm extremely excited about the PC version and Steam as that's how I have bought the last 4-5 games for PC that I now own. And that's really cool for the Gearbox guy to do that.

    I was gonna preorder it anyways, but this should be fun.

    -5 points because this is just another potentially awesome game that's coming out too soon to other potentially awesome games. I don't have enough money to pay the water bill!
     
  8. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    Yes, because if it's something I'm not going to read I would at least have it occupy some space.
     
  9. q_mi_4_3

    q_mi_4_3 Target pratice for others....

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    Did you mean not news worthy? They are basically saying they are giving you something they should be giving to you by definition.
     
  10. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    Will the retail-version use Steam as DRM as well ?


    Gone are the days when buying software meant you got something worth holding on to.
    Might as well use torrents instead ...
    Why pay for something when you're only allowed to rent it anyway ?
     
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  11. dub

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    Precisely because a lot of companies don't give that extra attention to the PC versions any more, this is good news. <3
    (and also shows other companies that we can actually do with at least a PC-optimised menu taking advantage of the fact that most are on KB and mouse ;))
    Hope this game does well on PC... would show devs it's worth the effort.
     
  12. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    lol yeah. Sorry.

    "not news worthy"
     
  13. Armagon917

    Armagon917 TOAST

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    developers have been treating the PC like an afterthought for a while. i think what Gearbox is saying in this statement, is that they are going to address the obvious issues we see so many other developers ignoring.

    i think it's great that Gearbox is basically saying, look, we are not going to overlook the obvious, while many other developers do. what's to complain about? btw, the statement was one that meant a PC specific menu UI specifically for m+kb and not m+kb support in general for the entire game. that's kinda what you make it sound like.

    sounds like Borderlands PC will get the proper attention. they are kindly saying in a very PR way, we will not give you a bull**** console menu. i applaud Gearbox and they in turn will get my money.
     
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  14. q_mi_4_3

    q_mi_4_3 Target pratice for others....

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    That is what is being said. They may support kb/m with the menu, but then can have the whole gameplay be design for a gamepad.
     
  15. pine

    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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    Hey, I was just thinking the same thing.
     
  16. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    It may be sad commentary on the state of mainstream PC gaming, but I'm certainly glad they're doing it and wish more developers would join them.
     
  17. q_mi_4_3

    q_mi_4_3 Target pratice for others....

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    So its ok to let them tell PC gamers they should beg harder? Cause thats what it comes down to.
     
  18. q_mi_4_3

    q_mi_4_3 Target pratice for others....

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    Well I try to do no more than someone's spam account.
     

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