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Old 08-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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Borderlands 2 - On Steam?

I was just curious if anyone had any information on whether Borderlands 2 might or might not be on Steam. I ask, because I remember awhile back, someone involved with borderlands, complained about steam being a "cash grab" as a response to why Borderlands wouldn't be fully integrated into steamworks (leaving only gamespy).

And on the website, they are already allowing preorders from gamestop and amazon.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:56 PM   #2
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Borderlands 2 is one year away, and was just announced. I don't see VALVe putting up a store page really soon.

There is no available information whether it will use Steamworks or not, but being a Bethesda title, it will most likely be available on Steam for purchase.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:38 PM   #3
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Bethesda? I am sure Borderlands is Gearbox
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:14 PM   #4
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Borderlands 2 is one year away, and was just announced. I don't see VALVe putting up a store page really soon.

There is no available information whether it will use Steamworks or not, but being a Bethesda title, it will most likely be available on Steam for purchase.
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Bethesda? I am sure Borderlands is Gearbox
Etherfast is a little confused. Borderlands is developed by Gearbox and published by 2K games. Absolutely nothing to do with Bethesda.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:40 PM   #5
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The first one wasn't a Steamworks title because they ported it directly from console to PC with little regard for the differences (sorry, I'm a gearbox Hammer Legionnaire, but it's true).

Since then, Gearbox has released Duke Nukem Forever, which (shut up) used Steamworks for its multiplayer.

I'm sure Gearbox has learned their lesson, and I'm quite confident Borderlands 2 will be a Steamworks title.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:51 PM   #6
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We can only hope that it will be on steam and will use steam for the multiplayer.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:55 PM   #7
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We can only hope that it will be on steam and will use steam for the multiplayer.
Anything's better than the nightmare that was gamespy.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:25 PM   #8
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Sorry about that. Gearbox, not Bethesda.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:11 PM   #9
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Anything's better than the nightmare that was gamespy.
Well... no. I've been playing games online for 10 years and GFWL caused way more problems for me (updating games, region locks, registering games, translation errors, save game files going corrupt... nightmare).
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:56 AM   #10
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Well... no. I've been playing games online for 10 years and GFWL caused way more problems for me (updating games, region locks, registering games, translation errors, save game files going corrupt... nightmare).
I mean just for multiplayer. Yes, GFWL takes the cake as far as game management, but Gamespy...

..I mean, when was the last time you had to REASONABLY open ports on a PC game?
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:56 AM   #11
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The first one wasn't a Steamworks title because they ported it directly from console to PC with little regard for the differences (sorry, I'm a gearbox Hammer Legionnaire, but it's true).

Since then, Gearbox has released Duke Nukem Forever, which (shut up) used Steamworks for its multiplayer.

I'm sure Gearbox has learned their lesson, and I'm quite confident Borderlands 2 will be a Steamworks title.
I haven yet to try Duke, so I didn't know that. But that does make perfect sense, and makes me happy to think about. Gamespy sucks. Steamworks, works... No pun intended
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:11 AM   #12
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Gamespy used to be cool, too. ;_;
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:04 PM   #13
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Unless something changes over at 2k im pretty sure steam will be mandatory for all copys.
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