E3 2009: New Borderlands Screens
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Would you call me vain if I had said that I wasn't too interested in Borderlands until they made the visual change over to cel-shaded? Who am I kidding? It is vain, but I don't really care. It's true. There is something about the new look that makes the title seem so appealing to me ... throw in over half a million unique weapons and well, I'm sold. Some say I'm easily pleased.

Check out the Borderlands gallery here for all 7 new screens.



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Comment #1 by CannyTyphoon
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:28:27 PM
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The first trailer looked amazing this jut looks terrible.

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Comment #2 by mksystem74
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:28:50 PM
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This game looks like a lot of fun (visually), but I still want to see some actual gameplay of it.

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Comment #3 by DJConnelly
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:30:05 PM
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Great look. Love games with this sort of graphics.

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Comment #4 by TravisMan1
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:34:59 PM
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i think she's wearing a thong

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Comment #5 by JustAFriend
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:36:23 PM
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the first version of the game looked awesome! now they cell shaded everything and ruined it.. not looking forward to this!

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Comment #6 by Mr Jonnysniper
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:38:18 PM
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why did they ruin the game with these visuals, looks to childish now...

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Comment #7 by EcT Felix
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:38:33 PM
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Looks bad

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Comment #8 by EcT Felix
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:38:46 PM
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Prelininary examination the game lol

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Comment #9 by Zanders459
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:39:37 PM
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I like the whole cell shaded thing, but why did they HAVE to add it to the most visually promising game I've seen in a long time.

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Comment #10 by FrozenGearNinja
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:41:31 PM
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it looks like a FPS crackdown, looks interesting, never saw this coming

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Comment #11 by Webb [STAFF]
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:41:50 PM
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Most visually promising game? We talking about the same game? =P -->

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Comment #12 by Jappe XBA
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:44:19 PM
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Crackdown graphics, gears 2 idea?

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Comment #13 by wh1tel1ght
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 02:54:48 PM
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I don't get why everyone hates the cel shading.... Personally I love it.

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Comment #14 by PIErage
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 03:00:41 PM
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definatly looks interesting, after watching the president interview i must say i will deffinatly keep tuned

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Comment #15 by lvandal
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 03:04:29 PM
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this looks dope. im staying optimistic for this game.

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Comment #16 by rvlution
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 03:05:43 PM
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Umm, the original concept caught my eye a little more.

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Comment #17 by MakoBallistic
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 03:14:20 PM
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looks awesome, cell shading is always gorgeous.

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Comment #18 by S lH A lD o W
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 03:32:02 PM
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Man I wish they didn't make this game ugly

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Comment #19 by Biohazard K
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 04:00:26 PM
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She has a nice ass.

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Comment #20 by rewep
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 05:14:26 PM
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Cel shading FTW!

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Comment #21 by RaduValentin
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 05:15:20 PM
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I hope that this is just a temporary testing phase... I mean, come'on, the first screens screamed "WOW!", but now it's just a "Crackdown vs. Fallout".

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Comment #22 by Biohazard K
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 05:32:38 PM
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Yeah, but look at how popular Crackdown and Fallout came. If this is a mix between both, then hells yeah!

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Comment #23 by ferrari360max
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 06:02:39 PM
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over half a million weapons alone makes me want this.

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Comment #24 by Zomaarch
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 06:02:49 PM
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I don't see why most people criticize a game's graphics when they do look rather good...for cel shaded but still... the game could be quite fun and the way i see it if a game is fun then who cares if it is cel shaded. This could be a promising game and your giving up on it just for changing it's look.

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Comment #25 by l.maciver
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 06:23:51 PM
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cell shadin just is a bad idea, prince of perisa wasnt the best and this could be following it, crackdown on the other hand made it look right.

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Comment #26 by Needle
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 07:08:08 PM
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nice b-side :D

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Comment #27 by Dr Popodopolus
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 07:38:20 PM
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Yeah over half a million weapon combinations has me virtually sold.

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Comment #28 by PimpinIsntEasy
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 07:55:59 PM
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yea whats with the cell shading? i prefered it when it looked more realistic hmm lets see how this pan out

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Comment #29 by Mr_Beast
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 08:22:31 PM
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i think it looks better this way... it looks amazing.. whoever says it sucks because it is cel-shaded, needs to get a life

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Comment #30 by rewep
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 08:26:27 PM
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Fucking people... maybe they made it cel chaded so that people WOULDN'T compare it to Fallout. Not that it's actually anything like Fallout at all other than being an action/rpg, but have any of you watched any of the gameplay footage from E3 with the new art style? It looks awesome! It gives it an air of fun... Bah. watch in HD. I like it.

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Comment #31 by TwiceAzzNice
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 09:18:54 PM
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Not bad i guess...

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Comment #32 by Blue Thunder28
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 09:28:15 PM
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Comment #33 by Liquid ID
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 10:33:16 PM
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I twas interested in Borderlands until they moved over to cel shaded graphics. It's a very personal preference... some people love it, some people hate it but either way it can make or break a game to those people.

For me this move broke the game. I will no longer be following it or playing it. I can't stand cel shaded graphics. Regardless of how well they are done (Crackdown and PoP were nice), they always feel unpolished to me.

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Comment #34 by shadowfeeder
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 04:30:12 AM
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Looks nice I think, didn't see it pre-celshade though, but I like it now none the less.
Will have to see what the gameplay is like, but I'm a bit interested at least!

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Comment #35 by Opayk
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 06:49:12 AM
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Looked good before but it looks pretty standout now. Awesome. Preordered.

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Comment #36 by SebbeG
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 08:58:04 AM
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this looks way better now than with the "realistic" graphics. if they'd kept the old graphical style they'd just made another game that wouldn't stick out anywhere and then gamers would forget about it. now they've ensured that gamers will remember the title even if it'll suck. i'm looking forward to it though. looks awesome.
one of the best FPS-games so far was cellshaded. XIII...

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Comment #37 by BlackTitan666
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 10:19:16 AM
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looks good

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Comment #38 by Streetrunner77
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:11:06 AM
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I'll play practically anything - played over 300 games in a little over 2 years

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Comment #39 by R3f1cul
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:33:56 AM
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cell shading FTL really WTF were the devs. thinking... "Hey we have one of the hottest looking/sounding games in the near future how can we eff it up????" really disappointed in this at first it was a rumor now a cold hard stupid truth wtf, WT freaking F

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Comment #40 by Ministry4390
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 02:01:50 PM
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This is one of the best looking games I've seen in a long time.

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Comment #41 by Jadengore
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 02:14:31 PM
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I'm not gonna lie, the original Borderlands had amazing graphics. I thought it would be one of the games with one of the best graphics of all time. Then I heard the game was changing to cell shaded, or as Pitchford called it, concept art. I didn't like the visual change at all at first. But I picked up a game I hadn't played in a while: Prince of Persia. It's cell shaded as well and I have to tell you the graphics in that game are awesome. So I realized that this visual change might actually be for the better. I'll be camping out in front of the store for this one!

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Comment #42 by AToMiiK
Thursday, July 09, 2009 @ 07:15:49 AM
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LOL last time I heard of this was at the beginning of 2008 with a release of jan 2009 but seeing as they have changed the visuals completely I will forgive them once I heard the were 500,000 unique weapons I was sold :) achieve for finding all 500,000 weapons anyone LOL

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Comment #43 by JB48
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @ 09:51:33 AM
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for everyone talking about the chicks ass, its a game stop talking about a cartoon ass and whether or not she wears a thong.

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