Borderlands 1 GOTY + Borderlands 2 + Season Pass = $22…WUT!?

Are you a PC gamer? Are you interested in Borderlands? No? Well, what if I told you that you can get the first Borderlands + ALL THE DLC, and Borderlands 2 + THE SEASON PASS (which includes 4 DLC packs + Mechromancer) FOR ONLY…$22? You’d be a PSYCHO not to interested in this series! I can tell you right now, this series is fun, funny, has tons of crazy guns, crazy characters, and has a great charm about it. Now is the time to snatch up this deal, before it disappears!

All it requires is that you’re a Steam user. You just buy the keys from Amazon’s Borderlands Bundleganza, open your Steam client, go to GAMES > ACTIVATE A PRODUCT ON STEAM:

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And enter the key given to you from the Amazon purchase. All that’s left, is to enjoy the hundreds of hours you’ll spend on these games! The deal unlocks both the Windows & Mac version, as well! This deal is too good to pass up! LOOT IT LIKE A REAL VAULT HUNTER!!

CATCH-A-DEAAAAAAAL!

 

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Google’s Android Game Console!?

Lots of rumors have been going around that Google is in development of an Android powered gaming console utilizing an upgraded version of the technology used in the Nexus Q. With the release of Ouya, which also utilizes Android, I think its safe to say that this rumor could have some truth to the matter, Google wanting to get a part of the gaming industry profits, doesn’t surprise me at all, especially when Android is falling behind to the iOS with all the exclusives it offers compared to Android. But rumors are that this gaming console might be ready this fall to compete against Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, as well as the other consoles out there.

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Metal Gear Solid Remake May Not Happen

Hideo Kojima tweeted recently that the rumor that he was looking for a studio to utilize the new Fox engine to recreate Metal Gear Solid 1 was a miss translation in an interview. He said that people have been asking for remakes for all the early titles of the series, but he replies, ” I cannot do, I wish if only someone could make MGS1 on the Fox engine.”

So, maybe hes referring to his team that hes worked with on all the MGS titles to do so, it could be a very real possibility simply, because ever since MGS1, Kojima has been trying to get himself out of the MGS franchise and passing it on to his team to do, but every time he tried this, for example, MGS: Peace Walker, He didn’t like what the team was doing with the game and he stepped in to complete the entire game. In other words, I don’t think Kojima is looking for another off studio to do this, but actually, his very own to do it, without him. As much as we (the MGS fans) don’t want to see the conclusion to the MGS franchise, I think its time to let Kojima off the hook in a sense and pursue another game he wants to do. But, I really do want to see a remake of the MSX, Metal Gear, and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, including the PlayStation 1 Metal Gear Solid up to Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. With the Fox engine, All of these games could be brilliantly remade and retold in a whole new experience with the added graphics and mechanics to the game due to the new engine, to make Metal Gear what it was designed to be, a stealth game. If I had the opportunity, I would be all over that to getting these classics restored and updated, that has been a long time dream of mine!

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Microsoft Trying to Win Back Indie Devs?

Has Microsoft been swayed by the backlash from indie developers?

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has confirmed via Twitter that Microsoft has actually dropped the fee that devs were required to pay in order to patch their games. This has taken effect for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Arcade titles, and according to Nelson, this change actually took place way back in April. Which is odd, you’d think they’d want to announce great news like that and yet they waited.

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Is Microsoft trying to turn into a good guy for a change?

This was a much needed move on their part, as pretty much the majority of indie devs out there are migrating more and more over to the Playstation systems and Nintendo’s indie-friendly Wii U eShop.

There is no word on whether or not this will affect Xbox One titles, but hopefully for our indie devs’ sake,  this means that Microsoft is loosening the grip that they have on their publishing policies. The inability to self-publish titles on the Marketplace are indie developers’ #1 gripe right now regarding the Xbox One, but at least this lightens the load on their wallets a bit.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5

According to the game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, the HD remake of Kingdom Hearts was more difficult and time consuming than expected. He said, “Kingdom Hearts 1 was created a long, long time ago, so actually the original data was missing already. It was lost, so we had to research, and we had to dig out from the actual game what was available and recreate everything for HD. We had to recreate all the graphics and it was actually not that easy.” So the team had to basically reconstruct the entire game once over again and remaster it in HD, spending more time than what was anticipated. As a result KH3 release will be delayed, but, the KH remake will release on September 10 of this year, exclusive to the PS3.

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Sony – Why We Are All In-Favor of Your Console

It isn’t just the fact that they appealed to Gamers at E3. It’s the fact that they where the under-dogs for the longest time. Certain mistakes with the PlayStation 3 gave the Xbox 360 an upper-hand last gen but Sony held it through. They continued to provide and waited. They wanted to come back strong. So obviously they held some things out at the Reveal, while Microsoft did not. The next battle began and Sony delivered possibly a game winning punch. They won our trust, while Microsoft demolished what gaming is. Even with the reversal of DRM, we cannot trust Microsoft. Not because we don’t want to, but because we can’t. Everything inside us is constantly telling us not to, because if they tried it once they most certainly can try it again. Maybe not in the first week, month, or even year, but slowly and patiently like a predator waiting to strike at the perfect time. This is why we are still in-favor of the PlayStation 4 even after Microsoft’s DRM switch. Simply because they didn’t try to screw us once and they won’t try to in the future. The battle isn’t over yet though, it’s just only begun. Once the consoles are released then we can truly see what they are all about. Only then can we determine a winner, it’s simply to early to tell. Even with that said I cannot see a scenario in which Microsoft pulls through,  Sony has already won most of us over.

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How Xbox One’s “Old” Policies are Actually in Effect Today

“Wow Reeeaaally!?” Thats what a lot of people were thinking after Microsoft’s reveal for the Xbox One back in May of this year. They also released all the cool new restrictions that would come with the console you’ll be spending $500 dollars for. The fact that you would be paying $60 dollars for a game, in agreement that you have NO ownership over the game itself, but rather license that copy for one specific purpose, installing and then playing the game on your Xbox One. Microsoft was really playing ball, and  expected the community to play their game, but could you blame them?

The policies on DRM, used games, kinect, connectivity, and so on and so fourth really up-roared not just the gaming community, but the entire world-wide web it seemed like, to the point where politicians were even expressing their opinions on the matter. Microsoft was really in for it, and they’re still paying for it, but they were as surprised as we were about the whole situation. What I mean by that is the fact that it seems like, as a society, we tend to roll over very easily and let whoever in power make the decision and just let it go, just so we can get back to what we were doing that was more interesting. For years now, we, as consumers have been putting up with very similar policies such as Microsoft’s for the Xbox One…they’re called bills. Really…think about it, you pay anything from $30 dollars to $300 dollars for a cell phone thats supposed to be your phone now, you own it right? Not exactly, you pay a monthly fee, subscription, bill, and the many other words that mean all the very same thing, corruption. More money for the rich and powerful and less money for you, becoming poor and of very insignificance, just for the fact that you have no more money to be considered significant. 

Today we pay a heavy sum of money for technology that requires MORE money to make it even operational, such as cell phones (as stated above), televisions, Xbox Live, online passes, downloadable content, bigger hard-drives and memory,gas for cars, property rights to a house, you could literally just keep going on and on, it seems to be just about everything! Isn’t that what Microsoft was really doing, and have been since the 360, possibly even the first Xbox…you want to play multiplayer on your brand new $300 console using the internet you pay for (monthly), well first, you’ll need to pay us to use your internet to connect with our servers…happy spending, love, Microsoft!

The point I’m trying to make with this is the policies Microsoft was trying to implement are maybe new to the gaming industry, but they’ve been around since the concept of money was conceived basically. And look what money did to make Microsoft change its policies, for every eight consoles or however number pre-orders for the PlayStation 4, two were being pre-ordered for the Xbox One. It was clear Microsoft would not win, not even come close if they stayed with their new policies for the Xbox. Then Microsoft posted an article on the Xbox website, saying something like “Your Feedback Matters.” If our feedback actually mattered, Microsoft would have dropped all these new implementations for the Xbox One a few days after they were announced, its our money that matters and Microsoft wasn’t getting enough of it…so they came up with a new strategy, actually, an older one, to win back some of that money and tell youyour feedback matters Jimmy!

 This ordeal is amazing and I’m grateful to Microsoft for failing miserably  at trying to implement these policies and to the entire world that decided “Hey I’m not putting up with this bull, I wont buy Xbox One.” Now that might sound crazy, but…look what we were able to accomplish, look at who really has the power, the masses, not the companies that try to make us think they control us, we actually control what they do, not necessarily through out feedback of opinion, because we know how far that works out for us, politically, but our money is what rules them to do what they do best, putting money and profit before the customer and we used that very ploy to get what WE wanted. Now if that doesn’t make sense, “As above, So below.” The ploy, putting profit ahead of what the customer wants, actually enables the customer wants to affect the profits.

If the community was able to bring Microsoft to its knees by not giving them our money, not giving into what would screw us over and make them and every other company associated with them even more money, then we can do it again…and again. I strongly believe that and you should too, because we just did it at its most extreme form. Maybe, just maybe, this will spark something so great, that would change the world we live in, or maybe thats just in my head and a great big fantasy, but how awesome would it be that companies were runned and operated by people that actually cared for the people who would use their products, and money wasn’t the desire that drove them to what they were doing, but rather, the desire to help mankind in whatever way, such as a simpler lifestyle. A world without money sounds almost as good as Heaven…a world without money, is a world without debt

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