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Borderlands 2 short film “+ 5 to Punching: A Bunkers & Badasses Prologue” released

Thursday, 29th August 2013 14:49 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Borderlands 2 has a new short film available below called + 5 to Punching: A Bunkers & Badasses Prologue, it’s basically a prologue to Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon’s Keep. Enjoy. Thanks, B.G.T.

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  1. fearmonkey

    I love Their animations, great stuff.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    Yeah, me too. I just really wish their games lived up to them.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Hcw87

    @2
    The Borderlands games have been huge critical/commercial successes, and their fanbase loves them. They have a very active community over at their forum aswell.

    How can you still say the games haven’t lived up to that? Because you’re one in a million that don’t like the game? Ok.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. fearmonkey

    @ 2 – I would have agreed with you until I played Borderlands 2, and its now one of my favorite games of all time. I never liked the first game, or any of gearbox’s other titles, So I was surprised how much I liked it.

    Several friends are now into B2, they ignored it for the same reasons I did and love it.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. revolting

    That was, honestly, underwhelming. I LOVE BL2, and while I’ve found the other three DLCs a bit… well, lacking, TT’s Assault on Dragon Keep is easily the most fun I’ve had in gaming for a decade, in terms of both raw gameplay and hilarity. While it was certainly vaguely amusing, this video massively sells short Dragon Keep. It really is much better than that, both in humour and production values.

    Also, yes, BL2 is exponentially better than BL1. Saying the games don’t live up to the character of the promotional material if you haven’t actually experienced the second game is pretty spectacularly naive. BL2 is loved by many, and for good reason.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. DSB

    It’s a magnificent game. But I agree with revolting, this video was pretty tame compared to the Krieg one.

    I actually quite liked Big Game Hunt, but Torgue and Booty were terrible, and didn’t really live up to the core game.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. absolutezero

    I found everything in BL2 to be sub-par in comparison to the first game.

    Then add-on all the utter shit DLC pumped out, outwith the season pass no less, and I think I’m more or less done with the series.

    Horrible character, terrible writing, crap references everywhere to fucking internet culture, glaring plot holes, dead towns, dead over-world, rubbish loot, worthless placebo skill trees, bullet sponge enemies and etc etc etc.

    Fuck off Memelands 2 and take Anthony Burch with you.

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Hcw87

    @7
    Your life must be boring as fuck.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. DSB

    I thought it fit perfectly with the game, and Anthony Burch is right at the top of my must-watch list of interesting dudes in the industry.

    The humor is very “contemporary” (meaning internetz) and the plot was positively classic gaming fare, but personally I thought that was charming as all hell.

    It just fit perfectly with a game that, almost as a point of pride, wasn’t trying to reinvent the wheel. It just wanted you to shoot stuff, and shoot it a lot, until it died a gory death, and dropped some loot for you. It’s classic and modern at the same time.

    #9 8 months ago
  10. absolutezero

    I would agree if that statement was aimed at the first title.

    Burch heard BL2 was going to appear on Tropes vs. Before he had even seen the episode he was apologising for Damseling Angel. Turns out thats not what was in the episode. Anita then responded by giving him an honorary “introspective writer” award through a tweet.

    He printed it out and framed it.

    Then he was crying about not being nominated for a Bafta when Far Cry 3 got a nom instead. To which all the lovvie darlings flocked to massage his ego. Fishing for compliments more than Phil Fish ever did.

    I hate him. I hate him so much.

    @8 Why, because I happen to dislike a game you enjoy? Rock on!

    #10 8 months ago
  11. DSB

    @10 I did not know that. I was pretty worried about his ambiguous response to the whole “Tina is racist” crock as well. That had absolutely zero merit, and he should’ve dismissed it outright.

    But being a wimp doesn’t make you a bad writer, though. It just makes you a slightly spineless one.

    #11 8 months ago
  12. Hcw87

    @10
    If you’re telling me you didn’t enjoy this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO-zARZ3Xw4

    and

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3PQE88Akug

    Then your life must be completely devoid of humor. It’s like a love-letter to games and the best TV shows out there. Proper humor and pop culture references.

    Not the dick and tit humor you’ll find in Saints Row for example.

    #12 8 months ago
  13. zinc

    @9, I don’t think classic means what you think it means.

    Though Borderlands 2 is modern, in the sense it panders to the type of person whose main entertainment medium is the internet & in the fact its charm will last for as long as as those people make meme’s.

    #13 8 months ago
  14. zinc

    @12, Yes, thats exactly what he said. I don’t think linking clips to segments he already didn’t like will sway him…

    let it go, unless your enjoyment is metaphysically linked to his?

    That would be weird… :/

    #14 8 months ago
  15. absolutezero

    Yeah all I see there is trying too hard and the Big Bang Theory the Game. Dark Souls is so hot right now lets shove that in.

    Miney Crafta!

    Oh hey what happened to the Gunslinger tree? Oh its gone, ok and you replaced it with a Sniper with a melee power… oh ok. Now theres a burst firing Sniper Rifle with no way to turn it off?… alright :(

    Ride to Hell is more amusing. It made me actually laugh out loud multiple times.

    I played Deadpool. That was’nt funny either, same with Saint’s Row.

    #15 8 months ago
  16. DSB

    @13 I was talking about the interplay between the tone and the gameplay. The gameplay was basically as barebones as you’re likely to get in a shooter.

    The tone is modern (again, meaning modern as in internetz) and the gameplay is really quite oldschool.

    That’s really all I need from a game. I’d much rather have a game that stays relatable, but does it well, than I’d have a game that tries to be high art and just ends up as an embarrassment.

    That being said, Gearbox are obviously shooting themselves in the foot by outsourcing their DLC. Some of those studios clearly aren’t up to the job.

    @15 I thought they did a spectacular job of mixing the trees up.

    The random bits on the weapons aren’t as outrageous, and a brand like Jacobs is basically useless in the later game, and that’s a shame. But I thought they took a pretty good stab at improving on what was already there.

    I really enjoyed playing Zer0, but the design definitely fails at points along the way. The bosses are extremely overpowered, and you never really get the sense of having that gratifying “counter” against them, which is so important to any good boss fight.

    #16 8 months ago
  17. Hcw87

    @14
    I’m positive he didn’t even play the DLC.

    Also the things he said about ”dead towns, dead over-world, rubbish loot, worthless placebo skill trees, bullet sponge enemies” makes no sense, since all those points were improved upon in the sequel.

    #17 8 months ago
  18. absolutezero

    I played through the entire base game, then the sand pirate DLC. I don’t want to give Gearbox anymore money.

    What else has dear old Anthony done… oh yeah remember when he took credit for the forward thinking portrayal of Ellie kinda like how she was meant to be like that from the very start?

    Heres some concept art for Ellie : http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-23/art/bl2-ellie-concepts.jpg

    I wonder if the response would be the same if it had been one of the other choices. hhmmmmm.

    At least hes keeping his little sister in work.

    #18 8 months ago
  19. DSB

    @18 That’s totally uncalled for :D

    I think Hey Ash is an awesome series, and I think both Anthony and Ash deserve some measure of respect. They’ve earned their place.

    Also I don’t think Anthony had any say in what Ellie became visually, that had to be Mikey Neumanns desk, surely. And either way, they went with the fat one.

    #19 8 months ago
  20. zinc

    Borderlands 2 was fun, just not classic.

    Maybe Borderlands 3 will be something that stands the test of time, we’ll see.

    #20 8 months ago