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Video vault

Back when I took a break from playing Minecraft, I also took a break from making YouTube videos (man, Borderlands 2 and Torchlight 2 have a lot to answer for!). Each time I created a video for my YouTube channel, I’d follow it up with a post here but when I stopped, I still had a few videos that I hadn’t shown. So, in a hopeful prelude to starting up again, here are the three videos than never got posted.

The first video comes from my Let’s Play Badly series on Just Cause 2. If you remember (long-time imaginary visitor), I play Rico Rodriguez, Agency operative, under cover as a mercenary for hire doing odd jobs (the type that requires mayhem, killing, explosions and more killing rather than fixing the guttering or mowing the lawn) for various criminal gangs.

This mission for┬áBolo Santosi has you infiltrating a military supply depot. It’s another one of those escort missions where you need to watch the back of a tech-head as you lead him to the centre of a base. Unfortunately, I should have watched out for rocket launchers instead.

The next two videos come from my Let’s Play Badly Minecraft series. This series details my adventures in a single player Minecraft survival map, adopting a cave and turning it into a fort. The earlier videos show the transformation of the exterior of the mountain hill I laid claim to but these two are focussed on the interior.

In the first of the two, I decide to finally sort out a proper storage solution instead of simply adding an increasing number of chests to the main room of the base.

The second Minecraft video shows me transforming a previously unused section of the base from a grotty tower interior into a glorious (but still relatively grotty) tower interior containing an Enchantment Table. Mucho wasting 30 levels of exp on useless enchantments abound!

And there you go. I really do hope that I can start producing videos again. I enjoy putting them together even if I don’t manage to elicit any likes/follows/etc. (though I did manage to piss off some numpty on a forum who convinced a couple of his numpty friends to go through my videos randomly ‘disliking’ most of my vids – yay?).

More Let’s Play Badly videos from Just Cause 2 and Minecraft should be on the cards and like I mentioned before, I want to do a walkaround of my Minecraft builds from the new multi-player server I’m on. LPBs of Borderlands might be a little odd after playing so much Borderlands 2 but I wouldn’t rule it out. I was even considering doing a series based on my Steam Stack of Shame, checking out games that I own but I’ve simply never got round to playing before. We shall see!

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Bordergasm!

Borderlands 2 LogoBorderlands 2 is out this week! This week! Thhiiiiiiissss Weeeeek! Depending on how good/crappy your luck is, it’ll be out midnight tonight… or on the 20th… or, if there’s some spectacularly idiotic dumbass in the release pipeline deciding when games hit the shelves in your country, you’ll have to wait until the 21st. I’ve got to wait. Damn you, dumbass!

In a bizarre case of backwards planning, that other great loot-em-up, Torchlight 2 is also out this week. Two great games in one week? Bet all those game droughts earlier in the year you spent playing Solitaire totally felt worth it now, eh? Oh well, never mind, Borderlands 2 and Torchlight 2 are out this week! Woo-hoo!

Anyhooooo, I’ve got another three videos from my original flavour Borderlands Let’s Play Badly series to show you.

In the first video, we’ve sorted out the Catch-a-Ride and gotten access to our very own death-on-wheels (okay, so the ‘death’ in question is very often mine but that’s just splitting hairs). No more traipsing around on foot like an idiot for me… except for all those times we visit new ‘dungeon’ areas, which makes up for like, 99% of the game. Still, turbo boost!

Those bandits get to experience the nuances of high-speed vehicular impacts when we go looking for a mine key and repair some wind turbines. I have to say – hitting a bandit with the front end of an Outrunner is a lot easier than hitting them with a bullet. Pretty much every kill is a headshot! And a legshot… and a chestshot… oh, let’s not forget the giblets…

Finally, we charge into Headstone Mine to show the leader of the bandits, Sledge, who is boss! Turns out it’s him. But after repeated attempts, we manage to scrape by with a cheap victory and escape from the Arid Badlands once and for all. Okay, we’ll probably be back – Dr. Zed can’t seem to get anything done without me!

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Beatings in Borderlands

Borderlands ClaptrapSo Steam was doing the whole ‘pimping Borderlands 2 pre-order’ bit last weekend, by having the original Borderlands available free to play for the weekend (and at the knock-down price of a fiver for the DLC-filled GOTY edition if they managed to hook you). It kind of reminded me how much incredible fun Borderlands was to play and well, you know, that set me off and I went and created some Let’s Play Badly videos for it.

I’m not giving up on my Just Cause 2 series, I’m merely spreading my mindless violence and explosive mayhem even further.

So far, I have five videos done and have managed to die quite a few times – mostly by thinking I was ‘all that and a side of fries‘ while up against a couple of bosses. Turns out, I’m not even a soggy, cold chip, never mind ‘all that‘. If you’d like to have a look at these videos, you can either pop along to my YouTube channel or just click below for the extended post with all embedded fun and bonus wittterings.

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