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2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands 2 Now Available in North America

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can't wait!
 
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Will this be cartoonish like the first one? Looking forward to reviews.
 
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I had tons of fun playing Borderlands. Steam has me clocked in at over 300 hours on it.

However, I won't be buying Borderlands 2. I'm voting with my wallet to send the message that implementing extra special effects in a proprietary physics routine (PhysX) that only works fully on one vender's GFX cards in unacceptable. Providing a neutered, watered down experience for everyone else is unacceptable. And now, it will cost you at least one sale.

Same applies to why I was never even remotely interested in the Batman Games for that matter.
 
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I had tons of fun playing Borderlands. Steam has me clocked in at over 300 hours on it.

However, I won't be buying Borderlands 2. I'm voting with my wallet to send the message that implementing extra special effects in a proprietary physics routine (PhysX) that only works fully on one vender's GFX cards in unacceptable. Providing a neutered, watered down experience for everyone else is unacceptable. And now, it will cost you at least one sale.

Same applies to why I was never even remotely interested in the Batman Games for that matter.

Is this really true? I've seen some Nvidia promo vid that is a bit like a tellsell commercial, with the non physx version dull colored and the nvidia version vibrant etc.


Maybe someone who has bought the game and has a system with an amd card and one with an nvidia card could test if there is a difference at all?


I thought AMD had an opensourced replacement for physx in their drivers for over a year now?
 
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I had tons of fun playing Borderlands. Steam has me clocked in at over 300 hours on it.

However, I won't be buying Borderlands 2. I'm voting with my wallet to send the message that implementing extra special effects in a proprietary physics routine (PhysX) that only works fully on one vender's GFX cards in unacceptable. Providing a neutered, watered down experience for everyone else is unacceptable. And now, it will cost you at least one sale.

Same applies to why I was never even remotely interested in the Batman Games for that matter.
 
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So to those members that got the game, how is it?
 

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Wish they would release it in Aus been waiting months for this game and i still cant play it.....

still need to wait till the 21st.... and I'm oncall all weekend so im lucky if i even get to play it
 
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I had tons of fun playing Borderlands. Steam has me clocked in at over 300 hours on it.

However, I won't be buying Borderlands 2. I'm voting with my wallet to send the message that implementing extra special effects in a proprietary physics routine (PhysX) that only works fully on one vender's GFX cards in unacceptable. Providing a neutered, watered down experience for everyone else is unacceptable. And now, it will cost you at least one sale.

Same applies to why I was never even remotely interested in the Batman Games for that matter.
Can't you just use software PhysX instead?

I might just buy it and give it a go for my fellow AMD users. :D
 
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Same applies to why I was never even remotely interested in the Batman Games for that matter.
So I guess you wouldn't touch Dirt:Showdown with a 10 foot pole.

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Before a moron comes up with the "but that's because Kepler sux at compute" lame excuse. Because you know, excluding the fact that it is not true, that does not explain why Fermi is not better than Kepler in that game AND most importantly why even the HD6950 destroys the much faster and much much more compute capable GTX580...
 
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To be honest, this game is kinda made for kids until 15...Cartoonish graphics, silly story...
 
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So I guess you wouldn't touch Dirt:Showdown with a 10 foot pole.
Aye, DiRT:Showdown has been pretty much tailored to AMD's GCN architecture....to the point where the HD 6970 (VLIW4) which is normally ~15% faster than the HD 7850, starts looking like a chump in comparison in this game (and likely the other GCN-centric titles- Sleeping Dogs and Sniper Elite V2)...so it's more a case of trashing performance of anything pre-GCN- Nvidia or AMD- if you want the max eye candy. AMD Gaming Evolved is more equal opportunity game hobbling it would seem.
 
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Aye, DiRT:Showdown has been pretty much tailored to AMD's GCN architecture....to the point where the HD 6970 (VLIW4) which is normally ~15% faster than the HD 7850, starts looking like a chump in comparison in this game (and likely the other GCN-centric titles- Sleeping Dogs and Sniper Elite V2)...so it's more a case of trashing performance of anything pre-GCN- Nvidia or AMD- if you want the max eye candy. AMD Gaming Evolved is more equal opportunity game hobbling it would seem.
And how do you explain Cayman being so much faster than GF110 and being actually close to the GTX680? No. It's AMD first, then GCN.

And yeah, I thnk you are right about Sniper: Elite and Sleeping Dogs. I just find humorous how AMD always gets away with it. It's known that AMD has a better public image simply because they are/have been the underdog, but come on... Gaming Evolve tittles are far worse that TWIMTBP games have ever been, even for AMD cards. i.e. Dirt: Showdown is 50% slower with the advancing lighting on AMD cards, and 70% slower on Nvidia cards. Infamous Crysis 2 DX11 "hobbled" Nvidia cards by 20% and AMD by 30-40%, a dire contrast wth Showdown, with the added fact that tesselation is not a "shader program" which can be programmed and optimized. It's a fixed function feature, which is integral part of DX11 and whose performance is only affected by the number of tesselators (which Fermi/Kepler have much more of).
 
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And how do you explain Cayman being so much faster than GF110 and being actually close to the GTX680?
That could be attributed to lack of driver optimization. ComputerBase for instance, testing with a newer driver revision for the Kepler cards has the 670/680 distancing itself from the Cayman SKU's. FWIW, the Fermi cards in the same graph are running earlier 301-304 series drivers judging by the numbers in previous reviews. DiRT:Showdown is a relatively new release, and AMD seem to be playing hardball these days with their titles ( Shogun 2's patch pretty much destroyed Nvidia cards level of performance and had Nvidia's driver team scrambling for a fix. 306.23 seems to remedy the problem)
And yeah, I thnk you are right about Sniper: Elite and Sleeping Dogs. I just find humorous how AMD always gets away with it. It's known that AMD has a better public image simply because they are/have been the underdog
Underdog status allied with guerilla marketing and Jen Hsun's perceived arrogance/confidence -strike as applicable. It has always been the trendy option to support the underdog against the perceived market leader...3dfx weren't exactly loved back in the day, and Intel, Microsoft, the big OEM's, Apple etc. aren't exactly universally loved either- Tall Poppy Syndrome- while boutique and smaller companys get praised/deified simply for keeping the front door open...and sometimes, not even that (DFI and Universal Abit come to mind)
 

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7970 user and I've been playing this game. It's great.

Please stay on topic and not turn this into another PhysX crapfest. <--- WARNING.
 
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i don't like this forum becoming racist, what's wrong with you? this guy need serious mentally treatment.
 
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If playing realistic looking games makes you feel mature, good for you.
I on the other hand don't care, I find this lets me enjoy more things.
My thought exactly. Actually, it's still a good looking game, however people tend to see things differently with different pairs of eyes I guess. Games are just that, games. And if it tends to look more like real life, I'd just rather go out and loot some MIRV grenades along with a repeater or 2 :laugh:
 

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To be honest, this game is kinda made for kids until 15...Cartoonish graphics, silly story...
Well if there is such a problem with it go play BF3 or COD MW 3
(ive seen enough real rifles, pistols, machine guns, tanks- makes it unappealing to me being in actually)

This Game I find actually fun with the Cell Shading Graphics, reminds me of Killer7

This is like what UT3 should of been to extent.

Its Your loss especially when you can play against others on this site even take out pent up disgruntlement on them
 
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If playing realistic looking games makes you feel mature, good for you.
I on the other hand don't care, I find this lets me enjoy more things.
It doesn't make me feel mature, you misunderstood what I've said.
For a plastical and maybe a forced comparison, playing this game over others is like listening to Justin Beaver over Guns'N'Roses...or something. :toast:
 

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It doesn't make me feel mature, you misunderstood what I've said.
For a plastical and maybe a forced comparison, playing this game over others is like listening to Justin Beaver over Guns'N'Roses...or something. :toast:
bad analogy.