I recently published an article about my thoughts of the first three Borderlands games. As I mention in the article, it has been a long time since I have played any of the games, but I am hoping to change that in the months leading up to the release of Borderlands 3.
I think I will revisit the original Borderlands game starting in early June. I have the GOTY Enhanced edition on Steam and plan on running through the main story from start to finish. I also might play the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, my favorite DLC. I may not stream the entire experience, but expect to see me on Twitch occasionally as I get back into streaming this Summer.
One thing I definitely want to give a try is the "One Life Challenge" in Borderlands 2. I'm not sure if my gaming skills are quite good enough to avoid death entirely, but I would like to see how far I can make it through the game without dying.
Borderlands 3 is set to release September 13, 2019 and I am getting hyped for its release. One thing I find very disappointing is the game will be exclusive to the Epic Games store on launch. I mostly stick to Steam and I'm not entirely sure if I want to pre-order the game through a different client/store. From what I can tell, it will be about 6 months until the game is released on other PC clients.
Pokemon Go's Easter themed event is just around the corner. Starting on April 16th and ending on April 23rd, this week long event is focused on egg-hatching. Durring this event you can expect to see Pokemon like Pichu, Smoochum, and Magby in 2km eggs. There is also a change to catch a Shiny Buneary. There will also be double hatch candy, halved incubator distance, and 60 minute lucky eggs. There also may be some other Pokemon hatching from eggs as well as field research related to hatching eggs.
Its been awhile before I've been this excited for a new release... Here's the reveal for Borderlands 3!
Borderlands Free Weekend
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is free to play this weekend on Steam. The Handsome Collection includes Borderlands 2 & The Pre-Sequel as well as most of the DLC for both games. Its a great opportunity to try out these great games. You can also purchase the entire collection for just $14! The games may be a bit dated now, but these are both excellent games that could prove to be dozens or even hundreds of hours of fun! You can check out the sale here:
Check out this awesome clip from his latest stream!
Tonight we tested out my new green screen setup. Though its not perfect (and currently not wide enough for two people), it worked out pretty well. Trojan decided to bring his old PS3 over, dust it off, and play some Call of Duty.
That's true, there was so much dust on it.
Though his skills were a little rusty (but still better than I ever played), he had some good moments. After switching to a LMG, this was one of his good moments. I hope to improve on the green screen setup, and should get back into streaming myself pretty soon.
I just want to share this trailer with you because it looks like it'll be a pretty decent movie. I'm kind of surprised to see a live-action Pokémon movie and even more surprised that Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu.
I've been very excited for the release of a new Fallout game. I've loved the series ever since I first played Fallout: New Vegas. Although many of the mechanics feel similar to Fallout 4, Fallout 76 is a much different game. The idea of being connected to an always-online world has left many fans with mixed feelings. Playing the B.E.T.A. has even had me question canceling my pre-order.
From my experience, I cannot tell you if Fallout 76 will have a good story or not. In the previous Fallout games, I always have enjoyed the story though interactions with NPCs. I know I probably have missed out on a large part of the story and Fallout lore by not listening to various audio logs and not reading note and terminal entries. With the limited amount of time I have to play, I always would rather explore new places and meet new characters. In Fallout 76 they have done away with human NPCs. From the quest's I've played there is still a variety of locations to explore and interesting tasks to complete, but one thing is certain: Any quest involving a human character leads you to a corpse and an audio log. Only time will tell if I will be willing to invest in Fallout 76's story by listening to audio logs and reading terminal entries.
I enjoyed teaming up with other players during the B.E.T.A. Compared to followers in the previous games, having real people helping you along your journey has been a good experience. Followers in the previous games were not bad, but they were just mindlessly following you wherever you go. Real players aren't always as helpful, but it does make things more interesting and you really appreciate when they have your back or help you find some good loot.
I didn't participate in much player vs player combat, but my opinion is it should be avoided. In order to initiate PvP combat, both players must attack each other. Until both players have hit each other, you can only do minimal damage. During the battle, there is no limit on how many stimpaks someone can use. This is the reason I avoid PvP; I don't want to waste precious stimpaks just to kill some random player.
The Perk card system in the game is interesting and so far I have liked it. I may talk about it more in the future once I am further into the game and have more perks to discuss.
Character creation is very similar to Fallout 4 and allows you to customize your character with much detail. The new photo system is very nice, but not very useful when you are on a quest with enemies around.
The atomic shop allows you to purchase clothes, emotes, and other customizations. I have not looked into this feature yet, but it does seem very pricey. During my whole time playing the B.E.T.A. I probably made enough currency to buy 1-2 items from the shop.
I feel like this year's Extra Life went fairly well. I realize I'm not very popular on Twitch and didn't attract many viewers, but I raised some money #ForTheKids and had a great time streaming and playing games with my friends. Over the course of the weekend, I streamed around 25 hours. I'd like to thank anyone who stopped by and watched my channel. Special thanks goes to my friends who were by my side: ThatTrojanKid, Tarynitar, and ChangMaster3. And of course, thank you to everyone who made a donation on my behalf to support the Children's Miracle Network hospitals!