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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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Five Cause meal

My Let’s Play Badly series for Just Cause 2 is still going great guns having accrued another four videos since my last post.

Destroying vehicles, and structures alike, nothing can stop Rico’s righteous rampage through the jungles of Panau – well, nothing except those pesky soldiers with their “Oh, look at me! I’m so clever! Nyah, nyah, nyah!” rocket launchers, all smug and stuff! They suck!

Ahem.

So, if you want to check out the latest installments, you can either have a neb at my YouTube channel (where you’ll find all my Let’s Play Badly series, for Just Cause 2, Borderlands and Minecraft) or you can simply click the link below to expand this post and view them all embedded, like.

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Minecraft LPB

Minecraft SkoardyRecently, Minecraft updated to 1.3 (or 1.3.1, or 1.3.2 since then) and added a bunch of new features – trip wires, emerald ore, trading, editable books, new stairs and half slabs, cocoa cultivation and experience gained from mining and smelting. All in all, it was a fairly hefty update and a great time to start a Let’s Play Badly series using Minecraft.

I’d always intended to create one and thankfully, I’m still having a blast with the other series (Just Cause 2 and Borderlands). But unlike those other games, Minecraft is relatively free from structure – there’s no over-arching storyline to guide the player and no series of missions to dictate what and where you go next. Beyond making sure they survive the first night, the player is free to define their own journey as they go along.

As such, the aim of this series will be an exercise in setting myself goals, then trying to achieve them. Hopefully, without falling into lava, or getting molested by the many denizens of the night that inhabit the game.

So far, I’ve created three videos for the new series. They can be found on my YouTube channel or you can view them directly after the break by clicking the link below.

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Stay a while…

…stay FOREVER! Man, I loved Impossible Mission. Great game!

But rather than a robot-infested, maze-like stronghold, I’m talking about my new build on the Minecraft multi-player server I frequent. It’s a hotel! Sure, it’s a little maze-like and I suppose from time to time it does get infested with zombies, skeletons, creepers and spiders but that’s where all similarities end! Atombender’s hideout probably didn’t have hot-tubs and penthouse suites (with lovely views from the balconies).

I first ‘revealed’ the hotel build in an earlier video while taking a tour of Cloud Cuckoo Land (a sort of floating village I’m putting together). It was far from complete, being just a couple of rooms precariously balanced on a very basic framework. As you can see from the video below, it’s now finished!

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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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Minor mayhem

So in Just Cause 2 we’ve tackled the three criminal organisation’s first set of stronghold missions and liberated three shiny new bases for them to decorate with chintzy curtains and throw cushions. Taking a break from leading their nerdy scientists to get their hack on, Rico spent the next three Let’s Play Badly videos doing minor missions for the gangs.

All aboard the fail bus as my first minor mission has me rescuing an Ular Boy spy from a bridge and helping him make a quick getaway at a local airstrip… and failing miserably. Still, second time is a charm.

Next up, the Roaches have a little traitor problem they’d like me to deal with. Time to hop over to the main Airport on Panau and hunt for the miscreant as he makes a break for it. This mission shows the more flexible side of dealing with the game’s problems as I fail to heed Razor’s instructions and accidentally goof my way to success.

And finally, the Reapers need a snazzy armoured car liberating from a military base. Once inside, the fun starts as no-one on the road, friend or foe (mainly friend) is safe from my newly acquired auto-cannon.

At the time of writing, the Steam Summer Sale is currently under way (July 12th – July 22nd) and if you’re lucky, they’ll be flogging Just Cause 2 for a song. It really is a great sandbox game that’ll keep you entertained for hours and hours. If you see it and you still haven’t got it (shame on you!), snap it up.

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Fan service

Fair enough, they’re Wind Turbines, not fans but hell, they’re certainly going to need servicing after Rico is through with them. A new lick of paint, at the very least!

Here is another of my Let’s Play Badly series of YouTube videos where I bungle my way through Just Cause 2 wreaking havoc (mostly intentional) as an international man of mystery armed only with a grappling hook… and a never-ending supply of parachutes… and an absolutely insane arsenal of weaponry. But nothing else!

Wind Turbines are amongst the many things you can destroy to further your chaotic goals on Panau so remember to take down any you come across. While often not part of a mission or a requirement for base takeovers, they do all add on to your overall completion percentage.

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The Schematiclysm!

Okay. Just like I mentioned in the post for the video walk-through and the post with the larger screenshots, I’ve organised and uploaded schematics of my Hot-Air Balloon, Fish and Skull to MCSchematics.com threads.

The Hot-Air Balloon schematic thread can be found here.

The Fish schematic thread can be found here.

The Skull schematic thread can be found here.

Enjoy.

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Unlucky Nº13

Might just be getting the hang of this YouTube thing. I’ve added another three Just Cause 2 videos in my Let’s Play Badly series, making a grand total of thirteen videos on my YouTube channel. I seriously enjoy playing that game but I have to stop myself from taping just about everything I do and posting it.

I’ll try to concentrate on faction missions and storyline missions only. Mmm, maybe with the odd Race Challenge thrown in for good luck (like the 2nd video here).

The first of the three is the starting stronghold mission for the Roaches. Razak “The Razor” Razman has us take over a Port for him.

The second video is an example of the Race Challenge missions you’ll find dotted everywhere on the map (75 in total). This one is a flying challenge (others include land vehicles, boats and free-fall) and considering its only a 1-star, the easiest of the challenges, I do incredibly badly. Yeah, I named this series well.

The last of the three is another stronghold mission for the third and final criminal organisation – the Ular Boys. Led by Sri Irawan, he’s had his eye on a Nuclear Power Station…

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Link to the Past

As warned about on my earlier post, here is a quick walk-through of my constructions on the old SMP Minecraft server I used to frequent. As well as the builds in the screenshots (Fish, Skull, Hot-Air Balloon), there’s the four beyond-the-Nether bases I built and also a quick look at the original Clipper Ship (schematic of the new/improved version can be downloaded from this MCSchematics.com forum post, btw).

I’m considering putting up schematics of the Fish, Skull and Hot-Air Balloon over the weekend. Check back then if you’re interested.

Update: Schematics of the Fish, Hot-Air Balloon and Skull are available to download. Check out this post for more details.