Find out what an actual girlfriend thinks of Borderlands 2's “girlfriend mode” after getting hands-on with it, while her significant other (GamesBeat's Dan Hsu) tries out the Mechromancer's hardcore "Ordered Chaos" skill tree, aka "boyfriend mode."
Let's hope the girlfriend will still have the right to vote by the end of the article.
She seemed pretty cool with the whole affair and took it with a sense of humour whilst not underpinning the serious issue of gender attitudes. She was spot on and I enjoyed the article and look forward to the game. My girlfriend has particular trouble since she doesn't have a very quick pc and I've noticed quite a bit of trouble with framerate affecting her accuracy. This could really be helpful for her. But on another note - just chill out. I wish people would stop riding the feminist train with game devs. They're trying a truck load harder than hollywood ever has. Yeah sure there's a few classic assholes but you don't hear people saying shit like "I won't buy Kubrick's The Shining because I find the real life and narrative based suffering of the female lead indicative of a misogynistic urge to see women in pain" but a games programmer says something not PR friendly - as though he were meant to say it in a circle of people who knew him well enough to understand the context of his language, almost as to suggest that it's fucking insane that a games developer might have some defects in understanding social situations - and people go absolutely mad and start crying. It's a good game with great female characters, many of whom are less sexualized than most current female video gaming idols (Ellie comes to mind) and this new DLC will give you a cool new female character to play. This is leagues ahead of DNF so can we just be happy that they're trying?
Dear lord. I was joking.
It was just a joke.
If the left tree is girlfriend mode and the right one is boyfriend mode, what is...uh, the middle one called?
Forever alone mode.
This is where the humor in borderlands gets a little obnoxious . Ok cool someone made an off color comment about females and gaming let it slide, the guys a doosh whatever, dont keep bringing it up and then make it a skill tree in the game. A gamer is a gamer, I fail to see what reproduction organs have to do with it.
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