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  • Viron - September 17, 2012 11:14 a.m.

    You forgot that Roland can also make ammo out of dirt and garbage.
  • Fuzunga - September 17, 2012 11:28 a.m.

    I always wanted an explanation for Cortan–I mean the Guardian Angel.
  • Joe Funky - September 17, 2012 11:52 a.m.

    Just like to point out on slide 15 that Eridian is not technically a weapon manufacturer- The Eridian weapons are left behind by the Eridians, the alien species that made/guards the Vault, so their "company" is nonexistent and not vying for control of Pandora. (I can;t wait for the sequel tomorrow :3)
  • RyanTaljonick - September 17, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    Dohhhhh good catch. *jumps off a cliff*
  • GR_TomMagrino - September 17, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    Also, you're fired.
  • larkan - September 17, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    Fact 22: This is pretty much Borderlands 1 with some UI changes and colorful scenery. If you wait a year, you won't have to spend $100 to get game + DLC, you can get it for $20.
  • jackthemenace - September 17, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    Bugger off. You could say the same thing about practically any sequel- and, in that second part, almost any game ever. People buy sequels because they enjoyed the first game, and the want more. Anyway, thanks, GR. SO much of this I never knew before now. Admittedly, it didn't really impact me in any significant way, but it's nice to know, especially the stuff about the companies vying for control.
  • ObliqueZombie - September 17, 2012 8:35 p.m.

    It's also a fan thing. Not necessarily straight-up fanatics of a series, in this case Borderlands, but the game's simply more enjoyable to be amongst the first to play upon its release and subsequently geeking out about it with your friends. It's an experience, and I'd rather be amongst the thousands of fans to enjoy it firsthand, first day than be that guy who sits off to the side and plays it a year too late. And like jackthemenace said, every single game in existence can be boiled down to a boring, uncreative concept. But we don't normally do that.
  • avantguardian - September 18, 2012 12:34 a.m.

    this^^
  • archnite - September 17, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    Unobtainium is a real thing guses, element 114 on the Periodic table. First of the U elements with an abundance of electrons that makes it to unstable to exist naturally (hence the name). Why is this one of the six things everyone repeats about Avatar, there was other stupid stuff. ANYWAYS. Thanks for the article I had no idea Boarderlands had this much LORE.
  • RyanTaljonick - September 17, 2012 9:17 p.m.

    Isn't element 114 actually Flerovium? http://www.webelements.com/flerovium/ It's my understanding that Unobtanium is more of a blanket term for a theoretical / fictive element used by think tanks in their "what if" theorizing. But yes, I agree. Avatar DID include other sillier things ^_^
  • archnite - September 17, 2012 6:16 p.m.

    That was harsh Tom. Can't you give him a second chance? Everybody makes mistakes.
  • debiate5 - September 17, 2012 8:09 p.m.

    Who's got a PS3? add me- deadbolt85
  • ObliqueZombie - September 17, 2012 8:53 p.m.

    Your face seems new to me, Ryan, so first, lemme welcome you to the GR team! Assuming you're a new addition. If not, I need to pay attention more. Second, on the slide where you talk about Handsome Jack, you mention his face-wearing antics. I'm not sure if you implied that his alternate-face-wearing was something of a new concept, because one of Batman's ultimate villains Hush has done the same thing (as shown in Arkham City, but Hush was introduced in 2003), and in a considerably darker and more twisted version, if I do say so myself. Thirdly, great article, great writing. Can't wait to see more of you.
  • RyanTaljonick - September 17, 2012 9:12 p.m.

    Thanks! I officially start at Radar...soonish. Also, I wouldn't dare argue that Handsome Jack was the firs to wear someone else's face - BUT, that doesn't detract from the fact that holy mother of god what a badass thing to do.
  • avantguardian - September 18, 2012 12:35 a.m.

    or maybe there's only one claptrap in BL2 because you just murdered hundreds of them in the robolution?
  • RyanTaljonick - September 18, 2012 9 a.m.

    That factors into it too, yes :)
  • zombi3grim - September 18, 2012 6:36 a.m.

    Picking up the sequal when I get off work! Cant wait! Great article BTW, I did play through the first game, but somehow this stuff escaped me.
  • talleyXIV - September 18, 2012 12:42 p.m.

    And they said that these games had no story.... this is actually pretty deep.
  • Zeta789 - October 11, 2012 8:24 p.m.

    Yeah, it has a pretty good story.. too bad none of it is told in the game.

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