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    Borderlands

    Game » consists of 30 releases. Released Oct 20, 2009

    Borderlands is a first-person shooter RPG from Gearbox Software that puts players into the shoes of one of four playable characters as they traverse the hostile planet of Pandora in search of a mysterious "Vault," said to contain priceless unknown riches and alien technologies.

    PC or 360?

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    #1  Edited By Daveydave

    hey all. 
     
    I am unsure which version to buy. I have a pc capable of running this well, and it does seem the kind of game that suits the pc, however I have also heard good things about the 360 version.. 
     
    Anyone who has either or both wish to give there experiences with the game? I was wondering if the pc version alowed text chat as well as voice? 
     
    Dave

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    #2  Edited By raikoh05

    where do your friends play? its best to play with people you know. if you just want to solo, go pc. the pc version also has text chat.

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    #3  Edited By fwylo

    I rented it on 360 to play it before MW2 came out and went through the whole game solo in a week.  IMO you can't beat fps on PC but I have no complaints with the 360 version.
     
    I agree with raikoh if you want to play with friends then get it on the platform you friends have it on.

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    #4  Edited By Jerusahat

    I got the PC version, but if my 360 wasn't in danger of red-ringing, I would have gotten that version in a heartbeat.
     
    There's text chat, but it's not implemented well.
    Multiplayer is a complete hassle. You need to manually open up ports on your router.
    They didn't redesign the menus for the mouse. e.g. If you're selling a lot of guns, it's easier to use the arrow keys, or a controller.
    PC was the last to get a patch, and they haven't even confirmed if it's getting DLC.
     
    As far as the actual game is concerned, it's a good port - I found it perfectly playable with the mouse.

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    #5  Edited By Driadon

    I'm with what everyone else said: go with what your friends will play as, chances are, that will be the only time you'll play multiplayer. A good work around if you don't want to worry about stupid port forwarding and whatnot is to get a tunneling program like Hamachi so you can simply connect directly through a LAN over the internet.

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    #6  Edited By Jimbo

    PC unless your chums are all on 360 or something.  Mouse > pad, and if you have an ATI card you can force AA and it looks fantastic (no AA in the graphics options, which is lame).  I don't know how the console versions compare to the regular PC image, but I can tell you that forcing the AA on makes a big difference to how good the PC version looks.
     
    The inventory interface is fine once you figure out you need to be using the keyboard instead of the mouse.

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    #7  Edited By Daveydave

    thanks for the replys :) unfortunatly the two people I know who have the game on xbox360 are finshed with it for now so that has been ruled out. So, in the terms of borderlands, I am a loner! lol.

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    #8  Edited By zero2000

    I got it for PC, and I can only recommend it. While it does have some downfalls like people mentioned, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. 
     
    Once I did get the port opens (which only took 5 minutes max), I was the one who ALWAYS hosted a game. It just seemed like ones I joined always had a delay. So hosting your own games is the best way to go. My rooms fill up in just a few minutes too.

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    #9  Edited By Daveydave

    will more than likely pick it up for pc then :) I am just nervous STEAM will have it in one of there crazy holiday deals and I will have bought it at full price!  
    must.....hold...back.....

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    #10  Edited By Warfare

    PC

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    #11  Edited By Daveydave

    Do you guys think the game has any chance of being on the holiday deals on steam?

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    #12  Edited By webby

    @Daveydave said:

    "Do you guys think the game has any chance of being on the holiday deals on steam? "


     

    Dragon Age was, so it is possible.
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    #13  Edited By PDC_Emulator
    @Webby:  Those deals are insane. The THQ pack for $50 is wild...
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    #14  Edited By eclipt1c

    PC version is only $20 on Amazon at the moment.

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    #15  Edited By Daveydave

    Steam version on sale at the moment. I have borrowed the xbox360 version from work and already I am wishing I had a mouse and keyboard..... might have to buy the pc version. 

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    #16  Edited By Snail

    THERE ARE SO MANY OF THESE THREADS!

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    #17  Edited By natetodamax

    Go with whatever version your friends play the most. PC does have a better framerate though.

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    #18  Edited By KaosAngel

    PC has more users due to lack of anti-piracy for online.  Pirates and legits can play together so it raises the player count....it also runs better!
     
    I found this out after buying mine.

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