Borderlands Claptastic DLC is a beautiful and disappointing disaster

Claptastic DLCAs a fan of Borderlands I was thrilled to see The Pre-Sequel get a piece of DLC that was an actual campaign expansion and not just another playable character or a “circle of slaughter” arena. I’ve already mentioned before that I was pretty disappointed in the way the season pass and four pieces of DLC for the The Pre-Sequel were marketed in a way that mimicked the previous expansions for Borderlands 1 and 2. The reason this marketing was disappointing is that it was passively misleading, looking like 4 campaign DLC expansions, but was instead two extra characters, a circle of slaughter, and only one campaign expansion. While the Claptastic expansion is good and adds 10 more levels to the level cap, Ultimate Vaulter Mode is plagued with enemy leveling problems and xp pacing issues. So the Claptastic DLC adds to the story and level cap, but is attached to a game that sullies the extra levels with poor pacing and sloppy development in the third playthrough. And then this final DLC finishes its own story with lazy over powered boss fights. Continue reading

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The Handsome Collection: The Pre-Sequel Review

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel I have been having an absolute blast playing through The Pre-Sequel and streaming on my twitch while doing Borderlands trivia. If you haven’t followed me yet, be sure to join in the fun as I do trivia for giveaways and prizes for my followers at certain follower milestones. Having played all three Borderlands titles on the Xbox 360, I am definitely able to say it is my absolute favorite franchise. And I immediately knew I was in for an injection of fun and freshness once I saw just the title screen showing my character after booting up The Pre-Sequel on my Xbox One. Continue reading

Twitch Giveaway Winner Announcement!

twitchI have been doing a Twitch giveaway to show my appreciation to all my followers on my Twitch. I have also been doing Borderlands trivia during my stream as a way to give my viewers extra entries in the drawing for the $20 prize. Every 50 followers I will do giveways and I’m already 3 followers away from 100! So this post is to announce my first winner from yesterday when we I hit my first milestone of 50 followers. He had 7 extra entries from answering Borderlands trivia while watching me stream The Pre-Sequel from The Handsome Collection. Congratulations SquidBob30! Thrilled you won and that the extra entries seem to help!

Guys if you want a chance to win, just follow my twitch as the first and required step. Second make sure Twitch notifies you when I’m streaming by checking the box “Notify me when the broadcaster goes live”. It looks like this… twitch notify

This will ensure you never miss out on trivia and a way to get extra entries in my giveaways. I will be doing bigger giveaways than just $20 at my bigger milestones, as I have some Skullcandy Headphones to giveaway. So be sure to follow and tune in whenever I stream! Many people said it was the most fun they have had watching a twitch stream and I really appreciate that! It’s been an absolute blast and I look forward to more fun streams, trivia, and prize giveaways!!

Borderlands the Handsome Collection: Play “The Pre-Sequel” First

Borderlands the Handsome CollectionThe day has come Borderlands fans, the Handsome Collection has arrived on next-gen. Regardless if you’ve played either Borderlands 2 or The Pre-Sequel before, I have some advice about why you should play the games in a certain order. Both titles have their own merit and deserve your attention for different reasons. Having played both titles rather extensively I want to outline why I think the Pre-Sequel should be where you dive in first. Continue reading