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Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only

VG247 reports that initial reviews of Borderlands 3 will probably only be from U.S.-based websites. They are based in the U.K. and say they've been informed that review code is being restricted to American outlets due to security concerns. They also reveal the review embargo ends tomorrow morning at 10:00 am EDT, so we should see reports from sites that have received review code at that time, while overseas outlets will have to play catch-up once they get a hold of their own copies.
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30. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 9, 2019, 09:53 Verno
 
2K being the publisher that had a trailer for their microtransactions in the 2K Live series haha. The sad thing is I know some dudes at the office who play that shit and they've been basically conditioned that it's normal.  
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29. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 23:32 eRe4s3r
 
Just want to make clear that this 2K doing this, and 2K is well known for being *THE* most retarded publisher on the planet.  
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28. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 22:05 jdreyer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 16:42:
Creston wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 14:23:
review code is being restricted to American outlets due to security concerns

What the fuck??
They dont dare say "Everyone but China, Russia and East European countries, because they always hack and leak stuff"
So it had to be "USA only".
I think this is a good interpretation of the situation.
 
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27. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 21:18 RedEye9
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 20:56:
Rigs wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 15:40:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 14:05:
ExGemini wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:54:
Vatican City is not this weird fortress where nothing goes in or come out

True! Plenty of priests cum in little boys and girls before going out to the rest of the world to do it there too!

I really didn't need to know that. That said, I've always wondered how they excuse it away in their own heads? Do they feel they're doing 'the Lord's work' in some fucked up fashion or do they figure that, well, someone will probably get to them anyway, might as well be someone appointed by God? How do you do something that is in direct opposition to everything you supposedly stand and live for?

=-Rigs-=

For the answer to those questions, I highly recommend the series The Keepers. Hint: They straight up murder a nun to keep raping teen girls in a school. It's a non-fiction docuseries.
Thanks for the keepers recommendation. I put it on my list.
 
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26. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 20:56 Burrito of Peace
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 15:40:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 14:05:
ExGemini wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:54:
Vatican City is not this weird fortress where nothing goes in or come out

True! Plenty of priests cum in little boys and girls before going out to the rest of the world to do it there too!

I really didn't need to know that. That said, I've always wondered how they excuse it away in their own heads? Do they feel they're doing 'the Lord's work' in some fucked up fashion or do they figure that, well, someone will probably get to them anyway, might as well be someone appointed by God? How do you do something that is in direct opposition to everything you supposedly stand and live for?

=-Rigs-=

For the answer to those questions, I highly recommend the series The Keepers. Hint: They straight up murder a nun to keep raping teen girls in a school. It's a non-fiction docuseries.
 
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25. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 20:55 VaranDragon
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 16:08:
Rigs wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 15:40:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 14:05:
ExGemini wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:54:
Vatican City is not this weird fortress where nothing goes in or come out

True! Plenty of priests cum in little boys and girls before going out to the rest of the world to do it there too!

I really didn't need to know that. That said, I've always wondered how they excuse it away in their own heads? Do they feel they're doing 'the Lord's work' in some fucked up fashion or do they figure that, well, someone will probably get to them anyway, might as well be someone appointed by God? How do you do something that is in direct opposition to everything you supposedly stand and live for?

=-Rigs-=
Does the Bible specifically prohibit paedophilia? I remember Sodom and Gemorrah. Do those passages cover it?

Im pretty sure raping boys is a big NO NO. With that said there is nothing in the bible about the Catholic church, which has its own rules, one of the most important being the rule of celibacy for its clergy.
 
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24. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 20:00 ventry
 
Meh...
Maybe they could only afford to send out "good review" cheques to the US only.
 
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23. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 19:18 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 14:23:
review code is being restricted to American outlets due to security concerns

What the fuck??

It's a cowardly move. 2K wants people outside of U.S. to blindly buy the game instead of letting the power of the Internet inform decisions. It's par for the course for the kind of slim 2K Games represents. They put a straight-up casino in NBA 2K19 garnering them a Mostly Negative on Steam. Of course, they don't want ratings. (In retrospect, maybe that's why they went exclusive on EGS.)

As an aside, I am moderately sure most gamers don't go to media outlets for reviews. They go on Youtube or Twitch or Twitter. You can bet the social media on those outlets won't listen to 2K's "regional embargo." Hell, they might even post their's early out of smite for 2K's chutzpah.
 
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22. Re: Borderlands 3 Show Announced and Borderlands 3 Launch Party Video Sep 8, 2019, 19:10 Kxmode
 
Nothing would make me happier than to see the game financially fail. That would send a loud message that third-party exclusivity on a barely functioning store is not the path forward. Competition against Steam is better served by an equal player who benefits the publishers and consumers.  
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21. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 16:42 Muscular Beaver
 
Creston wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 14:23:
review code is being restricted to American outlets due to security concerns

What the fuck??
They dont dare say "Everyone but China, Russia and East European countries, because they always hack and leak stuff"
So it had to be "USA only".
 
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20. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 16:24 Cutter
 
If they're worried about security than they shouldn't be doing it in the US.
 
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19. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 16:16 RedEye9
 
Armengar wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 16:10:
Oh well my euros are not good for you. Fair enough, plenty of other games to buy if that is the attitude of your company.
emotions emotions EMOTIONS
or you could rtfa instead of just the title Deal
 
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18. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 16:10 Armengar
 
Oh well my euros are not good for you. Fair enough, plenty of other games to buy if that is the attitude of your company.  



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17. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 16:08 jdreyer
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 15:40:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 14:05:
ExGemini wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:54:
Vatican City is not this weird fortress where nothing goes in or come out

True! Plenty of priests cum in little boys and girls before going out to the rest of the world to do it there too!

I really didn't need to know that. That said, I've always wondered how they excuse it away in their own heads? Do they feel they're doing 'the Lord's work' in some fucked up fashion or do they figure that, well, someone will probably get to them anyway, might as well be someone appointed by God? How do you do something that is in direct opposition to everything you supposedly stand and live for?

=-Rigs-=
Does the Bible specifically prohibit paedophilia? I remember Sodom and Gemorrah. Do those passages cover it?
 
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16. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 16:03 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 15:22:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 15:09:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:28:
ExGemini wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:19:
Scared much?
Nah, if they were "scared" they'd limit the code to Vatican City.

Because Catholic priests have been so upstanding over the past few decades?

Edit: Ninja'd by BoP. I guess when the pitch is straight down the middle at 50MPH, it gets hit out of the park pretty quickly.
I chose V.C. because of it's minuscule size (next time Monaco.)
But if you think about it, they were extremely good at keeping things secret.
They've raped Millions of children spread out over every continent and in all countries for hundreds of years. All the while keeping it on the down low and doing nothing to stop it. Now that shows the power of a cult for keeping a secret.


Fair enough. Now I wish they weren't good at secrets.
 
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15. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 15:48 RedEye9
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 15:40:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 14:05:
ExGemini wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:54:
Vatican City is not this weird fortress where nothing goes in or come out

True! Plenty of priests cum in little boys and girls before going out to the rest of the world to do it there too!

I really didn't need to know that. That said, I've always wondered how they excuse it away in their own heads? Do they feel they're doing 'the Lord's work' in some fucked up fashion or do they figure that, well, someone will probably get to them anyway, might as well be someone appointed by God? How do you do something that is in direct opposition to everything you supposedly stand and live for?
You can do anything you want when you have an imaginary being as your guide.
They wrote the rules so if you break them all you have to do is ask for forgiveness. Break them again, ask again.
It's really quite brilliant. Headbang

 
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14. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 15:43 Slick
 
I called it, that's why pre-loads only came together at the last minute. They don't have a solid encryption system yet. Although you'd think there were some watermarks or something in the metadata that would pose as an identifier to review copies, incase any of them landed on the torrent sites on or before launch.

Either way, it comes off as either incompetent or unfair, even though I'm betting there's a real technical hurdle they're trying to overcome underneath the surface. Or as someone postulated, some security risk with European reviewers? Who knows. What we do know is that the first week after launch is usually when a game makes their money back, or doesn't.

But don't most people playing these games buy on console anyways?
 
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13. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 15:40 Rigs
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 14:05:
ExGemini wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:54:
Vatican City is not this weird fortress where nothing goes in or come out

True! Plenty of priests cum in little boys and girls before going out to the rest of the world to do it there too!

I really didn't need to know that. That said, I've always wondered how they excuse it away in their own heads? Do they feel they're doing 'the Lord's work' in some fucked up fashion or do they figure that, well, someone will probably get to them anyway, might as well be someone appointed by God? How do you do something that is in direct opposition to everything you supposedly stand and live for?

=-Rigs-=
 
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12. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 15:22 RedEye9
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 15:09:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:28:
ExGemini wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:19:
Scared much?
Nah, if they were "scared" they'd limit the code to Vatican City.

Because Catholic priests have been so upstanding over the past few decades?

Edit: Ninja'd by BoP. I guess when the pitch is straight down the middle at 50MPH, it gets hit out of the park pretty quickly.
I chose V.C. because of it's minuscule size (next time Monaco.)
But if you think about it, they were extremely good at keeping things secret.
They've raped Millions of children spread out over every continent and in all countries for hundreds of years. All the while keeping it on the down low and doing nothing to stop it. Now that shows the power of a cult for keeping a secret.

 
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11. Re: Initial Borderlands 3 Reviews Will be U.S. Only Sep 8, 2019, 15:09 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:28:
ExGemini wrote on Sep 8, 2019, 11:19:
Scared much?
Nah, if they were "scared" they'd limit the code to Vatican City.

Because Catholic priests have been so upstanding over the past few decades?

Edit: Ninja'd by BoP. I guess when the pitch is straight down the middle at 50MPH, it gets hit out of the park pretty quickly.
 
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