Latest Battleborn footage stars an extra aggressive eagle, avian ass-kicking ensues | PCGamesN

Latest Battleborn footage stars an extra aggressive eagle, avian ass-kicking ensues

Battleborn doesn’t have some of the characters… it has ALL of the characters. Literally every single last one of them. Last time I checked in on Gearbox’s upcoming MOBA shooter, demented doctors and massive Mexican wrestlers were ruling the roost, but now in a recent Let’s Play hosted on the Battleborn YouTube channel, it’s a eagle/man monstrosity who’s hogging the limelight. 

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I’ll let Gearbox give you the rundown on this avian abomination before showing the latest Battleborn footage. “Brash and arrogant Benedict loves three things: himself, rockets, and himself. Though his left wing was crippled during the evacuation of his homeworld, Benedict is still capable of limited flight, raining down rockets from a high vantage point.” So no flying, then. All things considered, he still looks mighty badass: 

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Battleborn hits PC on May 3rd, where Benedict is joined by another 24 heroes who are apparently going to save the universe from extinction by courting a level of whacky that makes Looney Tunes regulars look sterner than a bunch of arthritic astrophysicists. Super. 

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2 Years ago

When I played the CBT back in November, this was my go-to character. He was pretty awesome.

Though when I did play it, I really enjoyed it, but for 50 euros... I'm concerned about the longevity of the game, and the player base.

It's quite a high entry cost, for what is effectively a first person MOBA.

If history has shown us anything, 6 months after release, the playerbase will be pretty empty if they don't reconsider the cost.

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2 Years ago

I think I'm in love.

I adore the character designs from this game, I really do. It's funny because in that Chronos VR article I was talking about how I'm tired of uninspired player character designs, and then this. This, exactly this, is why I'm not at all even remotely interested in Overwatch. And it's exactly why I'm drawn in by Battleborn.

Battleborn isn't afraid to be strange, even if it hurts their profit margin. I hate that sort of profit-focused cowardice that's so pervasive in Western culture.

"Oh no! Our primary demographic is made up of sheltered, insular, small-minded, xenophobic, racist, misogynistic, us vs. them-ish troglodytes! They embody the white privileged male trope! They're the worst kinds of idiots! We can't have anything strange because it would alienate them! Find another demographic, you say? But but but THE MONEY!!!!"

Not that I'm saying anyone is that, just that so many publishers seem to believe that of us all. Which I'm a little insulted by.

Or maybe it actually is true? Who knows.

I really don't want to be that pessimistic, though. I'd rather not be. Happy thoughts. Happy thoughts. And I should be preoccupied with happy thoughts considering what Battleborn has just thrown at me. Gearbox has my attention.