The long-awaited sequel to Borderlands 2 is scheduled to launch for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on September 13. Though the preliminary trailer for the sport was disappointing, our time with the sport throughout a preview occasion met many of our expectations. Most notable is Gearbox’s resolution to take inspiration from other modern day shooters, like Titanfall 2, together with the addition of sliding and climbing to implement each extra pace and verticality to fight.
Though the first-person loot shooter is recognizably extra of the identical Borderlands components in lots of respects, the sport’s new loot features and skill tree systems make for a more satisfying experience for solo players. Borderlands 3’s story approaches new themes as nicely, together with Twitch streamer-inspired antagonists, a deal with the importance of the Sirens, and travel to other planets.
Stadia is Google’s method to cloud gaming, permitting customers to stream their digital purchases by way of WiFi to a pc or TV. A Stadia Founder’s Edition is out there for pre-order now, costing $130 USD / £120. This particular version comes with a limited-edition controller, Chromecast Ultra, a three-month subscription to Stadia Pro, and a three-month Buddy Pass to provide to a pal to allow them to attempt Stadia Pro.
Chromecast Ultra lets you stream Stadia (or many different apps, akin to Netflix or HBO Go) via your TV by way of an HDMI port. Stadia Pro–normally a $10 USD / £9 a month fee–allows you to stream video games in 4K HDR at 60fps (versus Stadia Base which solely goes as much as 1080p at 60fps). The subscription additionally supplies entry to a free library of particular video games and a reduction on all titles in Stadia’s retailer. There’s additionally a limited-time Stadia Pro deal for Destiny 2.
Stadia Founder’s Edition is at present scheduled to launch in November 2019. The free Stadia Base won’t be obtainable till someday in 2020.