I’ve probably played through the introduction to Borderlands 2 at least 6 times now. For some unknown reason, it took me over 120 hours of Borderlands gaming to finally play with 4 people. I’ve had plenty of duos and a few threesomes, but organizing 4 people on the same platform at the same time takes a bit of planning. I’m usually the type of gamer who likes to be a part of the zeitgeist of a game’s launch week, so jumping back 20 levels or playing with someone 20 levels ahead of me isn’t something I jump at.
This mentality also carries over to my MMO habits, and these games tend to have the additional hurdle of me having to convince a group to give the game a chance first, at least when compared to AAA best sellers. Thank god for free-to-play. After trying out the first 10 levels of a bad ass rogue in the open beta of Neverwinter, I was hungry to get my friends in the game. Selling it as a D&D MMO with combat that feels more like Diablo seemed to do the trick.
After some great co-op action in Borderlands 2 and Neverwinter (plus a little Torchlight II and Planetside 2 sprinkled in for good measure), I look back on the first week in a long time where I did more multiplayer gaming than solo adventuring. The oddest part is that I had played pretty much all of the content before while solo (most of it multiple times), and ALL of it still felt fresh. When a game’s co-op is designed to be fun and easily accessible, it doesn’t matter how old a game is or how much you have played it, good co-op makes a game feel new again. If you’re not careful, you’ll find your backlog doubling in size pretty quickly. If you haven’t been mixing up your solo and multiplayer sessions, I suggest you diversify your gaming diet and rediscover the other side of what makes game so much damn fun.
- Microsoft IllumiRoom looks like the Kinect is trying to turn your living room into a Holodeck.
- Jazzy Trailer for Leviathan.
- The EVE Online trailer to convince you to play EVE Online.
- Breaking Bad as LEGO Video Game Video.
- Duke Nukem Forever Trailer in the original DN engine.
- Rare N64 soundtracks are pay-what-you-want for Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie.
- Super Mario Slug X. You do the math.
- “Here There Be Monsters” Skyrim Mod makes some giant horkers.
- Preorder some pretty sweet looking Link, Samus, and Zero Suit Figures.
- Charlie Brown Fallout. (art)
- These are some shiny, custom Nintendo consoles. (build)
- Nom nom. Video game cookie cutters.
- Corvo Cosplay is terrifying.
- Pixel super hero movie posters. (art)
- Tuesday Live Show – Super Gaming Best Friends at 730pm EDT with Game Curious: Fuse Demo after the show.
- We changed how we are handling our culture posts and headlines.
- Ethan livestreamed the entire Blood Dragon campaign and wrote up a review.
- Justin turned Dig Dug into a survival horror game.
- Thursday Live Show – Podcast Test #2 with Justin and Cole at 10pm EDT with Borderlands 2 after the show.
What are you doing to that N64 controller? (Click for full video)