Game Tip: Grenade Jump
Posted October 24th, 2009 at 9:13 pm
While this could be considered relatively useless for practical purposes, the fact that there is grenade jumping in the game's physics is interesting information. Try it out next time you are waiting for your teammates to get out of the freaking menu, and you want to get on top of that otherwise inaccessible rooftop. Looks like it works best with sticky nades, best tried with low-power grenades, as the power doesnt affect how high you can jump, but does affect how much you're going to hurt you...
Item Duping Glitch
Posted October 24th, 2009 at 8:54 pm
Just to preface this, I don't condone item duping, and have not confirmed this, nor do I plan to. I do believe that all information about games should be made publicly available and widely distributed. It looks like item duping was found before the game event launched. Only works on 360 right now, watch the video for the how-to after the jump.
Game Tip: Fast Travel in Playthrough 2
Posted October 24th, 2009 at 2:06 pm
When Fast Traveling in Playthrough 2, you will notice that most areas are unlocked from the start. This can be very helpful to speed your way to later areas. For instance once the Vault was ready to be encountered, I simply fast-traveled right to the end-boss, instead of trekking through multiple areas and enemies. There was also a neat glitch when I did this. The cinematic had a gun reticle enabled, and I could switch weapons and shoot invisible bullets at the center of the screen. Useless...
Guns named after forum members
Posted October 24th, 2009 at 1:40 pm
Did you know that Borderlands includes several guns named after gbx forum members? There are seven currently found. Very cool on Gearbox's part to include community members in their game. Reminds me of when FASA had contests to put beta participants as the bots names in Shadowrun (and I won one). If you are ever on Shadowrun and play against "synide", odds are, it's not me (of course unless he starts glide-sniping as a troll). Check out the names of the guns after the jump.
Borderlands Reviews 85-90s
Posted October 19th, 2009 at 4:18 pm
The reviews for borderlands are rolling in, and are "generally favorable". The lowest is currently 80 with the highest 90. This is good news for Borderlands. With all the different links, just check metacritic to see the most up to date press consensus on the game:
Currently all the top names except Gamespot have their reviews in, including:
Giant Bomb: 80
Borderlands is for Real Gamers
Posted October 19th, 2009 at 11:37 am
Apparently IGN wants to be the College Humor of videogames. Apparently they are pretty good at it. Watch this.