One hour of gameplay / an interview with Randy Pitchford

#1 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3906 posts) -

You'll also see an unfinished version of the Mechromancer class. Gameplay is just an arena match, but the interview talks a fair amount about the story setup, especially near the beginning of the video. Just mute those parts if you don't want to hear that sort of thing.

Enjoy.

#2 Posted by Tennmuerti (8174 posts) -

An hour???

Mana from haven!

@SpaceInsomniac: You're my dude, bro.

#3 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Oh man, this game can't come soon enough.

#4 Posted by BeachThunder (12446 posts) -

Ha, he keeps calling Axton Roland :P

#5 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

To me, Borderlands is one of the most boring games to watch but really fun to actually play. I skipped right to the Mechromancer part and I was surprised they showed something in such an early state

#6 Posted by Cincaid (2959 posts) -

Saw this yesterday, having real trouble keeping my excitement low.

Speaking of which, here's another hour of game play similar to Game Spot's, but with IGN instead. Enjoy!

#7 Posted by Dogma (989 posts) -

One hour? Yeah....that seems about right when it comes to talking to Pitchford.

I interviewed Randy earlier this year and I could not believe that they gave me an whole hour to talk to him (and it was not even about Borderlands 2)! Luckely I had enough questions to fill up the time. That man is a talker! You don't have to drag anything out of Mr. Pitchford, he is quite open and chatty about everything. He also had a BIG tendency so start to get super techy when he talked. Talking about Gearbox early years one moment and the next moment you hear about ping, lag and how to trick servers with delays and stuff. I had to work quite a bit to trim of the fat off that interview. :D

He's a cool guy and it's fun with personalites in the industry that really acts as easy going spoke persons for the company's out there. It's fun with chatty people.

Now I have to watch this.

#8 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

I would've liked more than "skins" for body customisation, maybe like wear different armour.

But, the game looks great! Looking forward to this!

#9 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -

After DNF Randy can be like a great con artist. He made it seem like the game was going to be golden.

#10 Posted by Tennmuerti (8174 posts) -

@falserelic: Con artist? The dude is enthusiastic about the games sure, but he never directly lies about shit in them. Unlike say Todd Howard or Peter M. If fingers are to be pointed it's there first and foremost.

Nor should DNF be ever held against him considering the absolute mess the games development was, i'd rather judge by Gearbox's own actual track record.

And really anything, anything at all an enthusiastic game developer says about their own game is to be taken with a grain of salt (duh), especially when it comes to opinion of how awesome they think their game is.

#11 Edited by BigDaddy81 (330 posts) -

@falserelic: In all of the interviews I've seen with him, Mr. Pitchford really does seem to think that DNF is an awesome game. He's dead wrong of course, but at the very least I don't believe he's the kinda guy that would try to con people into buying his games. Peter Molyneux on the other hand......

Back to the topic at hand, holy fuck I can't wait for this game!! I got my Ultimate Loot edition preordered, got my two week vacation locked in, and got a posse to play with when I'm not busy farming for lewtz.

EDIT: I couldn't finish the IGN video. I know IGN gets a lot of shit but this particular video just shows how much they deserve it. Those people are awful.

#12 Posted by Tennmuerti (8174 posts) -

hmm, i like how they are making an effort to make your own character more visible from time to time to yourself

#13 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

@falserelic: Con artist? The dude is enthusiastic about the games sure, but he never directly lies about shit in them. Unlike say Todd Howard or Peter M. If fingers are to be pointed it's there first and foremost.

Nor should DNF be ever held against him considering the absolute mess the games development was, i'd rather judge by Gearbox's own actual track record.

And really anything, anything at all an enthusiastic game developer says about their own game is to be taken with a grain of salt (duh), especially when it comes to opinion of how awesome they think their game is.

I understand, its just that watching his vids about DNF. Sold me on the game he has this charm that's just amazing. Even when he had to delay DNF he made it seem like it was going to be worth the wait..

#14 Posted by MentalDisruption (1670 posts) -

Probably going to break my rule of avoiding everything about the game in the last month before release to watch this. I do enjoy listening to interviews with Randy. The guy's enthusiasm is infectious.

#15 Posted by jillsandwich (760 posts) -

Games like Borderlands remind me why video games are awesome. It's pretty easy to forget that fact these days.

#16 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1838 posts) -

I watched the GS one yesterday. Seeing the unfinished Mechromancer was really neat and not something you usually see developers doing. Didn't know there was a IGN one, as well. Might have to check that out. I could listen to Randy talk all day. I love the dude's genuine enthusiasm and passion he has for his work.
 
People really need to let DNF the fuck go, though. It's easy to see why Randy was so excited about it considering how close the franchise is to him. You can't hold the quality of a game Gearbox didn't even make against them. It was an important landmark release regardless of the quality. Also, I'll say it for the millionth time...the game was not THAT bad.

#17 Posted by PatODay (220 posts) -

After watching this, I'm really digging the Siren class. I might stick with that for a playthrough since one of my roommates has laid claim to Zer0 already.

#18 Posted by MrOldboy (870 posts) -

Looks good. Glad it was a bunch of combat as I dont want any of the early game spoiled. I must have seen the first hour or so of the first game 5 times from various sources, including GB, of the first game. Wish they were showing off the console version as I want to know how the framrate will hold up under a lot of combat.

Borderlands One, crit --> blood explosion = choppy as shit

#19 Posted by oct_ONES (65 posts) -
#20 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3906 posts) -

@oct_ONES said:

To avoid spamming by creating a new thread, i'll leave this here.
http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/09/06/ign-live-presents-borderlands-2 2 hours of Borderlands 2 gameplay with Randy Pitchford. Never before seen gameplay scenarios and it also seems to be the retail version. I know i'll be playing as the Siren now.

Even better, here's a You Tube version:

I'm not watching parts of it, though. I've already had too much of the game spoiled for me, and just skimming over the first 30 minutes of that video looks like it has a lot of new parts that haven't been shown before. However, if you skip to 40 minutes or so, you'll see a MUCH larger look at the Caustic Caverns section that has been seen before, and that seems much less spoiler-ish.

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