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chickdigger802
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(10-22-2012, 08:41 AM)
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Naturally for ios.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/...phone-and-ipad



Originally Posted by GDJustin

Anyone mention Borderlands Legends in this topic yet?

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/...phone-and-ipad

The news breaking tonight is a leak. Look for a good bit of coverage (including footage) later this week on IGN (and presumably other sites).

News and screenies from your gaming sites later this week.
Majine
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(10-22-2012, 08:43 AM)
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Set in Borderlands universe, but with nothing that makes Borderlands great?
ekim
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(10-22-2012, 08:43 AM)
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Yay!
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Will probably pick this up, but can't see it reaching even close to the same amount of fun as B1 and B2.
Goon Boon
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(10-22-2012, 08:44 AM)
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If its coming out in October there's not really much time left for them to legit announce it anyway.
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(10-22-2012, 08:45 AM)
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Interesting. It'd be cool if they expanded on that 2D browser game and released it somewhere.
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Originally Posted by Goon Boon

If its coming out in October there's not really much time left for them to legit announce it anyway.

well ign's Justin mentioned there will be news out this week. I assume it will be out next week or maybe this week.

ios games tend to come out pretty quickly after announced.
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(10-22-2012, 08:48 AM)
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I'm generally interested in how they'll integrate gun loot into a Doodle Jump game.
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I guess this will tide portable users over while they develop the vita Borderlands 2.
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(10-22-2012, 08:49 AM)
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I hadn't heard about the possibility of BL2 on Vita. That'd be so awesome.

iOS is less exciting, but also cool.
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Originally Posted by kittens

I hadn't heard about the possibility of BL2 on Vita. That'd be so awesome.

iOS is less exciting, but also cool.

An interviewer brought up the subject, and Pitchford was like, "I dunno, maybe".
Aaron
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(10-22-2012, 08:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by kittens

I hadn't heard about the possibility of BL2 on Vita. That'd be so awesome.

Gearbox wanted to do it. Sony said nah.
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(10-22-2012, 08:52 AM)
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I'd like to know how it will play. If it plays well, I could buy it.
kittens
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(10-22-2012, 08:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aaron

Gearbox wanted to do it. Sony said nah.

Total facepalm if true.
Goon Boon
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(10-22-2012, 08:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by kittens

Total facepalm if true.

During his recent visit to Up at Noon, Pitchford detailed the conditions that could enable a portable port of Borderlands 2. "If some other studio was capable and could be trusted by us, and by a publishing partner, and by Sony, and someone wanted to invest in making that happen? I think Sony should step up and make that happen."

From http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/...l-come-to-vita
chickdigger802
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Originally Posted by Aaron

Gearbox wanted to do it. Sony said nah.

Or more like nihilistic is done with vita.
JaseC
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(10-22-2012, 08:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aaron

Gearbox wanted to do it. Sony said nah.

Gearbox doesn't want to (or rather "can't") do it, which is precisely why nothing has happened:

Speaking at the Rezzed conference today, Pitchford asked fans to bug Sony to get behind it. "Perhaps some of you folks can convince Sony to start that," Pitchford said. "We're too busy to develop it ourselves. But I know there are a lot of talented developers who could take our code, our source and our content and perhaps create something like that."

Edit: Beaten.
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highluxury
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Originally Posted by GavinGT

You're implying it would happen without Sony paying for it in one way or another?

Im implying that he probably has no idea whats going on.

It may or may not still happen is still entirely speculative.

GAF just often loves to fantasize about how video game business goes down some like some drug cartel mafia trades/meetings some times.
Last edited by highluxury; 10-22-2012 at 09:04 AM. Reason: Whoops skipped a word
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Originally Posted by highluxury

Im implying that he probably has no idea whats going on.

It may or may not still is still entirely speculative.

GAF just often loves to fantasize about how video game business goes down some like some drug cartel mafia trades/meetings.

Pitchford said it would require outside investment, and who other than Sony would pay for that? He obviously doesn't have faith in a Vita port recouping its losses, or else he would invest his company's money in it.
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MrCunningham
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Hmm Judging by the somewhat blurry screenshot and description, it sounds like the game will be an on rail FPS like Rage iOS. Either that or it could end up being a twin stick shooter.

Originally Posted by JehutyRunner

That title's just a touch misleading. I initially thought it was the Borderlands Vita that Gearbox had been talking about for some time.

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Wunder
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(10-22-2012, 09:07 AM)
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Wow... Not sure where they are going with this, but I can't really see an iOS Borderlands that is remotely like the actual game, it would be nice if they went a separate direction with it but kept it in the same universe but it doesn't seem like they are.
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Originally Posted by Wunder

Wow... Not sure where they are going with this, but I can't really see an iOS Borderlands that is remotely like the actual game, it would be nice if they went a separate direction with it but kept it in the same universe but it doesn't seem like they are.

It's not
Blablurn
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(10-22-2012, 09:09 AM)
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is this a FPS? can't see shit :(
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(10-22-2012, 09:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrCunningham

Hmm Judging by the somewhat blurry screenshot and description, it sounds like the game will be an on rail FPS like Rage iOS. Either that or it could end up being a twin stick shooter.

Can't be completely on-rails if its boasting a "strategic cover system," right?
highluxury
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(10-22-2012, 09:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by GavinGT

Pitchford said it would require outside investment, and who other than Sony would pay for that?

I think youre missing the point.

The original poster kinda displayed like he knew some "insider knowledge" about how this thing went down. In an extremely simplified version.

If anything I'd imagine that Sony is probably closely watching how the Borderlands brand is performing. Its not too late for an investment. It may still happen; seen entirely from a business angle. Things like these demand evaluation. Its still not too late for it to happen. And if it happens it will most likely be a port - going by Sony's trend of porting games over to Vita, it wouldnt be surprising ...-.

Besides Sony seems to be on good terms with 2K/Rockstar.

Again, as said, exchanging money for a Vita version of Borderlands 1/2/original isnt like a mafia showdown; one party checks out the goods and the other forks it over in a matter of minutes. Im just saying it aint that simple. Some of you do however.
Mutanthands
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(10-22-2012, 09:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by highluxury

Im implying that he probably has no idea whats going on.

It may or may not still happen is still entirely speculative.

GAF just often loves to fantasize about how video game business goes down some like some drug cartel mafia trades/meetings some times.

Randy Pitchford, the head honcho of the studio, has been very open about approaching Sony with the idea. How formal the exchange was, who knows. Will it happen in the future, who knows. But clearly, Sony didn't move on the idea if Pitchford is still talking about it.

I don't see how that is impossible to infer from what we know. Cool your jets.
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(10-22-2012, 09:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by numble

Can't be completely on-rails if its boasting a "strategic cover system," right?

Well, there has been on rail shooters with cover systems in the past. so it is not out of the possibility. But I am just speculating though.
highluxury
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(10-22-2012, 09:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mutanthands

Randy Pitchford, the head honcho of the studio, has been very open about approaching Sony with the idea. How formal the exchange was, who knows. Will it happen in the future, who knows. But clearly, Sony didn't move on the idea if Pitchford is still talking about it.

I don't see how that is impossible to infer from what we know. Cool your jets.

Been coolin' my jets for some time. Youre wording made me raise an eyebrow though.

Good you clarified that though.
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(10-22-2012, 09:22 AM)
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With such a vague title, I was hoping for 3DS out of nowhere, but iOS is a good relevant platform so I can't be mad.
waypoetic
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(10-22-2012, 09:24 AM)
For iOS...? Huh. So it'll be like Rage then?
GavinGT
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Originally Posted by highluxury

If anything I'd imagine that Sony is probably closely watching how the Borderlands brand is performing. Its not too late for an investment. It may still happen; seen entirely from a business angle. Things like these demand evaluation. Its still not too late for it to happen. And if it happens it will most likely be a port - going by Sony's trend of porting games over to Vita, it wouldnt be surprising ...-.

I would think the ridiculous number of pre-orders would've told them all they needed to know.

Originally Posted by highluxury

Besides Sony seems to be on good terms with 2K/Rockstar.

Maybe five years ago you could have argued this. But regardless of their terms, 2K isn't going to throw money at a losing venture when the company is already losing money every year. Nor would they dilute their brand by making the game cheaply enough to assuredly recoup the investment.

Originally Posted by highluxury

Again, as said, exchanging money for a Vita version of Borderlands 1/2/original isnt like a mafia showdown; one party checks out the goods and the other forks it over in a matter of minutes. Im just saying it aint that simple. Some of you do however.

Sure. In this case, it would be more like Sony goes out and hires a studio to do the work, with Gearbox having some sort of signoff rights on the work they're doing. Gearbox would then get either a lump payment or a percentage of every unit sold.
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Goffee
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Originally Posted by Deepack

All 4 of them!

Three million and rising, like a cursed plague of The Mummy followers! (and proud of it)
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Originally Posted by Goffee

Three million and rising, like a cursed plague of The Mummy followers! (and proud of it)

Where did you hear that? It was 2.2 million as of July 30, and Vita is not selling 300,000 units a month WW. Half that, maybe.
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highluxury
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Originally Posted by GavinGT

I would think the ridiculous number of pre-orders would've told them all they needed to know.

That may be... I dont have any idea whether Sony has been observing/following the total pre-orders for both the 360 and PS3, or just in general for the PS3. I dont know if the pre-orders are even relevant to them at all.

Maybe five years ago you could have argued this. But regardless of their terms, 2K isn't going to throw money at a losing venture when the company is already losing money every year. Nor would they dilute their brand by making the game cheaply enough to assuredly recoup the investment.

Thats not what Im saying.

Sure. In this case, it would be more like Sony goes out and hires a studio to do the work, with Gearbox having some sort of signoff rights on the work they're doing. Gearbox would then get either a lump payment or a percentage of every unit sold.

Its not that simple.

But look, its fine if this what you want to believe. So I'll leave you with that mentality.
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Lol.
Curious to see the game.
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Originally Posted by GavinGT

But regardless of their terms, 2K isn't going to throw money at a losing venture when the company is already losing money every year. Nor would they dilute their brand by making the game cheaply enough to assuredly recoup the investment.

Just FYI: Gearbox, not 2K, owns the Borderlands IP:

2011 Gearbox Software, LLC. All rights reserved. Borderlands, Gearbox Software, and the Gearbox logo are registered trademarks of Gearbox Software, LLC in the U.S. and other countries.

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Originally Posted by GavinGT

Where did you hear that? It was 2.2 million as of July 30, and Vita is not selling 300,000 units a month WW. Half that, maybe.

As much as I hate myself for quoting them, ********... the Japan figure is accurate (actually over a million now) but who knows about EU and US?

PlayStation Vita (PSV)
America 0.88
Europe 0.96
Japan 0.99
RoW 0.21
Total 3.04
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Originally Posted by numble

Can't be completely on-rails if its boasting a "strategic cover system," right?

Time Crisis did it.
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Originally Posted by highluxury

That may be... I dont have any idea whether Sony has been observing/following the total pre-orders for both the 360 and PS3, or just in general for the PS3. I dont know if the pre-orders are even relevant to them at all.

The game is already out and has already sold a shitload on both platforms. My point is that Sony doesn't need to wait and see how Borderlands 2 is performing. They knew months ago it was already a sales success just by looking at the preorder numbers.

Originally Posted by highluxury

Its not that simple.

But look, its fine if this what you want to believe. So I'll leave you with that mentality.

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make with this argument. Apparently you're a big-time businessman and you're offended when someone boils a process down to "money exchanges hands, game is made". Of course that doesn't describe the process entirely.

Originally Posted by JaseC

Just FYI: Gearbox, not 2K, owns the Borderlands IP:

Thanks for pointing that out. What I said would still apply to Gearbox, though (aside from the losing money every year part).

Originally Posted by Goffee

As much as I hate myself for quoting them, ********... the Japan figure is accurate (actually over a million now) but who knows about EU and US?

PlayStation Vita (PSV)
America 0.88
Europe 0.96
Japan 0.99
RoW 0.21
Total 3.04

In Japan, Vita has been selling about 60,000/month. In the U.S., between 40-60,000/month. The Europe numbers probably aren't too far off from the U.S. ones. So I think a reasonable guess is it's been selling 160,000/month WW since July 30. That would put the total number sold at about 2,650,000.
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is this picture a liitle better ..?

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Originally Posted by Goffee

As much as I hate myself for quoting them, ********... the Japan figure is accurate (actually over a million now) but who knows about EU and US?

PlayStation Vita (PSV)
America 0.88
Europe 0.96
Japan 0.99
RoW 0.21
Total 3.04

That place is never accurate. It's banned on any reasonable video game forum with standards for a reason.
Ken
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(10-22-2012, 10:00 AM)
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So this takes place before BL2?
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(10-22-2012, 10:05 AM)
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Borderlands on iOS, im down.
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(10-22-2012, 10:09 AM)
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Can't wait to see the gameplay, it might be good, so wait and see.
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(10-22-2012, 10:17 AM)
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I'm surprised Gameloft hasn't come out with a Borderlands knock-off called F.R.O.N.T.I.E.R.
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Originally Posted by GavinGT

In Japan, Vita has been selling about 60,000/month.

Uh, it's been hovering around the 10k mark for ages, with very occasional spikes to ~20k, and is frequently under 10k (around 6k last week), so 60k a month is a touch optimistic. In September it did 14k/9k/9k/14k for a total of ~46k, and in October it's done 8k/6k so far, so it looks likely it's going to be closer to 35-40k for the month.

I think the US figures are accurate, but I'm not sure about the European ones. I think 150k per month at best is probably the upper limit, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was a good bit lower.
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Originally Posted by Cosmonaut X

Uh, it's been hovering around the 10k mark for ages, with very occasional spikes to ~20k, and is frequently under 10k (around 6k last week), so 60k a month is a touch optimistic. In September it did 14k/9k/9k/14k for a total of ~46k, and in October it's done 8k/6k so far, so it looks likely it's going to be closer to 35-40k for the month.

Thanks, I should have looked at more weeks. And creamsugar has repeatedly demonstrated his reliability, so I don't think we have to worry about the US numbers at all.
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Originally Posted by DiscoJer

I'm surprised Gameloft hasn't come out with a Borderlands knock-off called F.R.O.N.T.I.E.R.

I certainly wouldn't say no. Like, not verbalise my excitement or anything, but if they get the right hooks in there...
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Dammit. I really want to get an Android phone because I like them better... but the games on iOS man...

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