Borderlands 3 HandsOn Loot Shoot and Laughter

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement To Pandora and BeyondOutside of the outlandish humor and ridiculous amount of ways to kill someone, something that’s always kept Borderlands as one of my favorite shooters is the hand-painted, comic-book art style. The wastes of Pandora have always been beautiful, vacillating between icy blue-white tundras to sepia-toned deserts dotted with glowing crystals and sparse undergrowth. This time around 2K is using its distinctive art style to flesh out worlds beyond Pandora. Thanks to the Sanctuary III, a large spaceship and your home base, you’ll have the ability to visit new planets on your hunt for vaults. Like Pandora, each planet will have its own unique look. For instance, planet Eden 6’s environment is based off the Louisiana swamps. And in order to make each world feel like an alien planet, each one will have its own distinct day and night cycle with unique lighting effects.New ClassesBefore you start vault hunting, you’ve got to pick a class. Depending on what you pick, it will unlock fun unique skills to help you on your quest. This time around you have Fl4k the Beast Hunter get a little help from his various animal friends to take down baddies. Taking some inspiration from the Mecromancer class in Borderlands 2 and a touch from D.Va in Overwatch, Moze, the Gunner employs a huge mech named Iron Bear that can be outfitted with all sorts of guns and can even act independently of Moze depending on the skill specs.Zane Flynt, the Operative uses a mix of gadgetry and subterfuge to keep enemies unbalanced. His skill set allows him to send out a clone of himself to distract hostiles. And if he’s taking too much fire, he can swap places with the clone, giving him time to recover. He also send a drone (SNTNL) into battle for a measure of machine-gun crowd control.And last but not least, there’s Amara, the Siren class. Not to be confused with past Sirens Maya or Lillith, Amara’s Siren power unleashes six powerful arms that are capable of dealing a ridiculous amount of damage. One of her skills summons a giant fist from underground to grab and hold enemies in place while another sends forth an astral projection, destroying everything in its path.So Many GunsBorderlands main conceit has always been wanton destruction. But to properly wreak havoc, you’ll need guns and lots of them. 2K is more than happy to oblige, stuffing the game with 1 billion guns. Yep, you read that right. Billion with a “B.” Pistols, submachine guns, assault rifles, shotguns, sniper rifles, grenade and rocket launchers, you name it and Borderlands 3’s got it –– more often than not with a weird twist.Each of Borderlands guns comes from a company that tricks out their weapons with special traits. Some guns deal corrosive damage, while others have incendiary or electric damage. There are some guns that shoot other guns and yes, there’s a gun that runs and talks.Running and Gunning with FriendsAs much fun as mowing down bandits and random hostile alien fauna is, it’s even better with friends. But depending on how much or how little you’ve played, it’s likely that you and your friends will have earned different levels. And a level 20 playing with a level 8 is never fun. Until now.Borderlands 3 will be the first in the series to introduce level scaling for co-op play. It means that you and a friend can loot and shoot together no matter your levels. And when you’re done, you’ll both be rewarded with level-appropriate loot.ConclusionIn a world of dark, grim shooters with bleak near future scenarios playing out, it’s nice to have a game that tackles saving the world with more than a little bit of humor. Borderlands 3 keeps the things I love about the series intact, while updating certain features just enough to make it feel like a modern shooter. I for one can’t want to send a multitude of bandits to their maker by way of a gun that shoots other guns. Can you?The Best PC Games to Play Right Now It’s Like Riding a BikeIt’s been five years since the last run-and-gun fest and I was worried I was a bit rusty, But as soon as that controller was in my hand, it was like I’d never left Pandora. Sure, there are new vault hunters with different classes and powers, but the name of the game is still shoot everyone in the room and take everything that isn’t nailed to the ground.It was only a matter of seconds before I looted a Tediore shotgun off a random enemy and using it to send my enemies to the bandit graveyard via big, beefy shots. I’d forgotten that Tediore guns turn into grenades after every reload, but it didn’t take long before I was keeping track of my shots and using the bang from the literal boomstick to my advantage.Switching between that and a long-range Vladolf assault rifle and I was soon mowing down my enemies and taking my time to loot the corpses and surrounding loot boxes. It’s a refreshing trip down memory lane, but with new characters, there’s plenty of room for fun, new memories.The Story Thus FarBorderlands 3, like most entries in the series, places you, the Vault Hunter on the lawless world of Pandora. This time around, the new threat to the planet and the universe comes from the Calypso Twins, Tyreen and Troy. The twin egomaniacs have created a dangerous cult called the Children of the Vault and with their legions of followers, are looking to plunder vaults to use all the powerful goodies inside to take over the universe. As a vault hunter, it’s up to you to get their first and get all the loot for yourself –– and stop the evil threat of course.Don’t worry, you’ll have help. Borderlands has always been equal parts a shooter and a fan service machine. In addition to other new vault hunters, 2K has also brought back fan-favorite characters to aid you in your battle including the Siren, Lillith, who is the current commander of the rebel Crimson Commandos. There’s also Claptrap, the annoying mascot of the series, Sir Hammerlock, Brick, Ellie, Mad Moxxie, Tiny Tina and Zer0, the robot ninja just to name a few.The road to the vault will be paved with countless bandit bodies, irreverent humor and guns, lots and lots of guns.MORE: Best of E3 2019: Our Favorite PC Games and Hardwarecenter_img Loot, shoot, repeat — or is it shoot, loot, repeat? Either way, all that matters is Borderlands 3 is on its way and it’s time to dust off the old trigger finger and return to Pandora. I had the opportunity to go hands-on with the latest installment of 2K’s first-person shooter RPG, and September 13 can’t get here soon enough.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/borderlands-3-hands-on-e3-2019?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 last_img read more

But the love I saw the most was the love he had

first_imgBut the love I saw the most was the love he had for his wife, Cindy, and his children. I heard him speak about him often and the love always came pouring through in every word.Senator McCain, it’s been a true honor to call you friend. Your toughness and bravery inspired us, your sacrifice enriched our lives.Your devotion to the people of Arizona, our nation and your convictions won our admiration. Your love set an example for all of us to follow. Jackie Robinson once said, “A life is not important except in the impact that it has on other lives.”Senator McCain, we will miss the blessings of being in your presence. But we will never forget the impact you had on the world and more importantly, on each of the lives that you touched.We are all better for having known you. Rest in peace, my friend. Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, gives a tribute during memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald spoke at the Arizona memorial service Thursday for the late Sen. John McCain. Read the full text of his tribute below:“I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else’s.”Senator McCain spoke these heartfelt words as he accepted the Republican nomination for president in 2008. They were the words of an authentic American hero.We all know how the story goes: A fiery Navy pilot shot down by the North Vietnamese over a lake near Hanoi. As his plane spun out of control, he bailed out just in time to plunge into the lake below. That pilot, a young John McCain, was taken hostage as a prisoner of war, where he spent more than five and a half years, almost 2,000 days, he would endure countless beatings, torture, solitary confinement, and mental and emotional anguish that none of us will have to endure. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Related LinksGonzalez, Doan honored to be pallbearers for John McCain’s serviceCardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald to speak at Phoenix tribute of John McCainAfter getting to know Senator McCain, I felt compelled to visit Vietnam. I wanted to see the places where the will of John McCain was tested and forged. I saw the lake. I walked the steps. I sat in the cell. And the ordeal that my friend survived became all the more real.Many people might wonder what a young African-American kid from Minnesota and a highly-decorated Vietnam War hero turned United States Senator might have in common.Well, I thought of a few.I’m black, he was white. I’m young, he wasn’t so young. He lived with physical limitations brought on by war, I’m a professional athlete. He ran for president, I run out of bounds. He was the epitome of toughness, and I do everything I can to avoid contact. I have flowing locks, and well, he didn’t.How does this unlikely pair become friends? I’ve asked myself the same question. But you know what the answer is: That’s just who he is.Over the several years I had the privilege of spending time with Senator McCain, sometimes it was just a visit to our practices, other times it was him texting us saying, “You need to pick it up this Sunday.”I’m thankful that through these moments, the opportunity that we had to share our lives, and more importantly, our stores. While from very different worlds, we developed a meaningful friendship. And this highlights the very rare and very special qualities of Senator McCain that I came to deeply admire. He didn’t judge individuals based on the color of their skin, their gender, their backgrounds, their political affiliations or their bank accounts. He evaluated them based on the merits of their character and the contents of their hearts. He judged them on the work they put in and the principles they live by.It was this approach to humanity that made Senator John McCain so respected by countless people around the world, including me.His accomplishments were many: US Senator. Presidential candidate. Statesman. Warrior. And hero.His work ethic: tireless. His fight: legendary.But what made Senator McCain so special was that he cared about the substance of my heart more so than where I came from. While some might find our friendship out of the ordinary, it was a perfect example of what made him an iconic figure of American politics and service to fellow man. He celebrated differences, he embraced humanity, championed what was true and just, and saw people for who they were.Yes, ours was an unlikely friendship. But it’s one that I will always cherish.I have had the honor of attending several of The Sedona Forums hosted by Senator McCain and his remarkable wife, Cindy.There were world leaders in politics, business, science and education to discuss the most pressing matters of our time. Issues like healthcare, global warming, technology and human trafficking. These leaders gathered to find real solutions, and they gathered because Senator McCain asked them to be there. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires His devotion to making Arizona, the United States and the whole world a better place for everyone has inspired countless leaders, like those at The Sedona Forums.I’m confident his legacy of devotion and to the common good will continue to inspire people around the world long after today.A few years ago, he was kind enough to take me on a personal tour of the US Senate. It was obvious that Senator McCain was highly-regarded. He believed to be right and what’s good regardless of what political side of the aisle his opinion fell on.I saw how respected he was and how much admiration he commanded from people from across the political spectrum. But that admiration wasn’t surprising, because Senator McCain was known as a man of integrity and conviction; a man who at times, just as he sacrificed himself for his fellow POWs in Vietnam, willingly chose to sacrifice his own political gains in order to accomplish what he believed was best for all.As a result of this type of sacrifice, he may have lost the support of a political ally here and there, but he gained the respect of admiration of an entire nation.In closing, I’d like to honor the love I saw in Senator McCain. He loved the people of Arizona, serving them passionately and diligently for decades. He took that same love to Washington and boldly advocated for the freedoms and liberties he had grown to love as a young Navy pilot. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more