Because so many websites and publications have Game of the Year awards that cover many games across many different genres, we created the FEAR Awards, which since its inception back in 2009 has recognized the best and worst horror (and horror adjacent) games of the year. Unfortunately, this means we miss many excellent games. To remedy this, I’m going to recognized this year’s best non-horror games right now. Check them out after the jump!
When it comes to exciting releases, the rest of this year is pretty damn exciting. There are a ton of games I’m fully prepared to spend all my money on, and believe me, come December, those unsuspecting [insert game retailer of your choice] employees will know me. Head past the break for the most up to date release schedule for the rest of the games 2012 has to offer, and feel free to let me know what you can’t wait to get your hands on after the break.
Well my copy for Borderlands 2 is pre-ordered. Too bad I don’t think it’s going to be here until Friday. Damn US Postal Service. Anyhow, I’m sure a lot of you either already have the game, or are out picking it up right now. Standing in line with a bunch of stinky, weird looking 30 somethings who live in their parents basements. But if you aren’t, you should check out this kick ass launch trailer to get you amped for what you’re about to play. Or for what you’re missing out on!
I’m not the biggest fan of Game Stop. But god damn it the exclusive they have for Borderlands 2 is awesome. The Creature Slaughter Dome is a place where you and friends can go and fight hordes of enemies to gain experience and you get to keep all the loot you get. That can really give you an advantage in the campaign. Check out the trailer for it below, and don’t for get to pre order Borderlands 2 before it’s release for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 on September 18th.
September 18th is 2 short months away. That means you and 3 friends (unless you’re a sad sad sack of alone shit) will be able to get your Borderlands 2 on. You’ve probably been going through withdrawal, but if 2 is going to be anything like the first game there is going to be a boat load of DLC. In this most recent trailer which you can check out below, a classic Lion King song is thrown into the madness that is Borderlands. Check it out!
Gearbox Software and 2k Games have announced that Jesper Kyd, Cris Velasco, and Sascha Dikiciyan have teamed up to compose the upcoming sci-fi/western/action game Borderlands 2. The game will be coming out September 18th for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. You can watch a trailer for the game below.
Jesper Kyd is an award-winning composer for video games, films, and TV. He is well known for his work in the Assassin’s Creed and Hitman franchises.
Cris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan have worked together many times, scoring for such games as Hellgate: London, Prototype, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, and Warhammer 40k: Space Marine. READ MORE
I never finished Borderlands, but the time I did spend with it was quite fun. The problem I had with Borderlands was it’s definitely a game that’s more fun to play with friends, and I came into the game a bit late so I didn’t get a good chance to play with friends. Anyhow, take it from me, play Borderlands 2 with some friends when it releases for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 on September 18th. Screens past the break.
I know it’s a little early to say this, but I’m going to go ahead and say that this new Borderlands 2 trailer wins the award for trailer of the year. This is the Dead Island trailer of 2012, because it’s going to sell as many copies of this game as there are guns within it (that’s roughly 870 Gajillion guns, for those keeping count). It’s slick, it’s sexy, there’s a ton of action, pretty much all of it is gameplay, and it’s all backed by music I’d very much like to use to keep me awake at work from now on.
If you enjoyed the original Borderlands, there’s a very good chance this is going to blow you away, because it looks like it’s going to be bigger, badder, and more badasser than the original. The first game had millions of guns, you say? Borderlands 2 has 870 Gajillion guns. The original had a little wub wub? This one has 96.5% more wub wub? What is wub wub, you ask? Don’t waste my time with your silly questions, fool; just click that Read More button for the trailer and a release date! READ MORE
The newest issue of Game Informer is all about Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 2, where we’ll have a chance to get to know the follow up to 2009′s surprise hit. Some of the contents from the magazine’s cover story have been leaked online, but if you really want to get acquainted with the game you’ll have to pick up a Game Informer. For the lazier among us, I’ve taken it upon myself to use my miraculous ‘copy & paste’ abilities so you don’t have to do anything but read my words, preferably aloud and in the voice of a young Jack Nicholson.
Head past the break for the list of new additions and returning features, and to clarify a little error in my earlier post on the game, Borderlands 2 will actually be releasing no later then March 31, 2013. READ MORE
I can’t say I’m surprised that Gearbox has officially confirmed Borderlands 2 for a release in 2012. You can sign me up right now, all this game needs to do is take everything the first game did and bring it to the next level. Borderlands had millions of guns, you say? Then Borderlands 2 should have billions. In the first game you couldn’t pass level 69? Well, in its sequel you should be able to reach 1,000. Obviously, neither of those will happen, though I can see a lvl 100 cap, but it’s fun to think of all the possibilities.
Not much about this game has been unveiled other than a wide release window (sometime after March of next year), the platforms it’ll be available on (PS3, 360, PC), and the fact that it’ll take us to “unexplored regions of planet Pandora, and introduce all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment.” That will soon change when Gearbox shows the game for the first time at Gamescom and PAX later this month. READ MORE