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ACtually every game they've released has been console ported crap. Even borderlands was garbage. People only eat it up because it has good marketing and it's a bit out of the ordinary.
In your opinion. I genuinely enjoyed Borderlands. I didn't find it had "good marketing" because I must have not been terribly exposed to whatever marketing they had. There were some TV ads, but they must have not been terribly impressive (as commercials usually aren't) because I don't remember them. I watched some gameplay trailers after it was released and thought it looked cool, and eventually bought it and enjoyed it. That is how I almost always make decisions on buying games. Valve games (only The Orange Box and Portal 2) and Battlefield 3 are the only games I've ever pre-ordered.

If I recall correctly, Gearbox continued off of what 3DRealms had left after their situation. So you could possibly blame 3DRealms for what they gave Gearbox to work with. It would be a bit much and, arguably, rude (probably a better word for what I meant there) to throw out what the original developer had created and to just start from scratch. I'm sure the publisher would prefer they not start over, as that would be much more expensive and take a lot more time.

Anyway, I wonder if they are going to kill off the NPC in the game... although some people may think that's in bad taste. But if the character is still alive, can there be a eulogy?
Edited by TriplePlay - 11/6/11 at 12:28pm
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Finally someone who debates back without getting personal. Hats off to you sir

Deus Ex HR is an amazing game btw. I can't believe developers in this derpy generation managed to capture the essence of the old Deus Ex.
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Yeah Deus ex hr was an awesome game, and I think everyone should give it a try.
    
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I can't believe what this thread has turned into...shame OCN.
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I can't believe what this thread has turned into...shame OCN.
This.
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ACtually every game they've released has been console ported crap. Even borderlands was garbage. People only eat it up because it has good marketing and it's a bit out of the ordinary.
What are you talking about??? Borderlands is just like fallout. If u don't like them, don't go in threads talking about the company. We all get your screaming for attention over someone who died. Have some class please and if u don't like it, don't post. All ur doing is making ocn look bad.
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Its great they acted in the way they did,nice to know theres still deccent people with warm hearts and so loyal to their fans.



I remember a STORY about a guys Xbox 360 that involved an act of kindness by Bungie.

Great to hear about things like this happening
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ACtually every game they've released has been console ported crap. Even borderlands was garbage. People only eat it up because it has good marketing and it's a bit out of the ordinary.
Ah, more people saying "Console port" without the slightest idea of what one is.

I'm currently programming, so lets write this out in C++
If(Game = Console_Port)
{
____Game != Crap;
}
Else If(Game != Console_Port)
{
____Game != Good;
}


Borderlands is fun as heck, just because it's not BF3 or Crysis in terms of graphical quality doesn't mean anything.

Edited by Brutuz - 11/6/11 at 7:12pm
    
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ACtually every game they've released has been console ported crap. Even borderlands was garbage. People only eat it up because it has good marketing and it's a bit out of the ordinary.
In your opinion. It was done quite well. Supported well, albeit not perfect but the long term support was quite a surprise for a large market game.

Thus was not a well advertised game. It was buried in the holiday season next to MW2. It was a word of mouth and buzz type success

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If you think Gearbox is innocent and actually cares then by all means, go ahead. They're just another company who cares about money and when they screw everything up and get bad flak they release some PR stunt like this.
Uhh, wow, I'ma stop you there.

Every company cares about turning a profit, its business, if they didn't make money, they wouldn't get out the next big game.


Ok, so maybe this was a publicity stunt, but still, either the guy at borderlands is a amazing actor (in which case he should get a acting job, pays a hell of a lot better), or he did mean what he was saying


Is it bad to use this situation and help it work for you? Maybe, depends on the person, but I still believe they were heartfelt in their message, despite the other things they were planning it would do.


Trust me, I'm in internet marketing, I've done all of the viral niches, and it feels good to promote something you care about, even though I'm making money on it at the same time.
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