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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:03am 14/10/10 | 21 Comments
While it was announced only Borderlands Game of the Year edition owners would be granted access to the Duke Nukem Forever First Access club (ie Duke Nukem Forever demo), it appears Steam users who hold the original Borderlands in their library will also have access to the exclusive demo when it's finally made available.

This news comes via Big Download, who point out that "purchasing Gearbox Software's FPS-RPG hybrid via Steam nets the user a code for the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club web site", the 'site', however, is only populated with Duke wallpapers at the moment. Still, this is good news for early Borderlands adopters worried they'd be left out in the cold.

Brisbane-based readers can, of course, get hands-on with the game early anyway, as Mana Bar are holding a special Duke Nukem Forever event in just two days; October 16. If you head down, be sure to drop a line after with your thoughts.












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kettels
Posted 11:09am 14/10/10
Mana*

Saw this on reddit yesterday and got excited and did it but then there wasn't really anything on there yet. I do like how because i bought there last game i get early access instead of having to pre-order the new game or something. Prob only cause i have the game
kos
Posted 11:16am 14/10/10
lol at Man Bar!

Also: Game of the Year *edition, not addition!

Unless of course only owners of an awesome new maths-centric Borderlands game and patrons of a gay bar are going to be able to play the DNF demo?
darkjedi
Posted 11:16am 14/10/10
side note - BL is now $us30 on Steam instead of the stupid $us80 it was a week ago. GOTY edition is $us49 I believe?
Khel
Posted 11:18am 14/10/10
How or where are we supposed to get this code? Should we have gotten it already?

Also, Man bar ftw.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 11:21am 14/10/10
thanks dudes - coffee hadn't quite kicked in yet :P
kos
Posted 11:30am 14/10/10
No wuckers Steve! And hey, while we're on the topic...

The "Raven Software Layoffs" report has an extra "though" in it, in "First Details on DoTA Developer's Valve Software Project Expected Tomorrow" "recently" should just say recent, and in "Valve Announces DOTA 2" cartoony has been spelled "cartonny"... Can I have a job as editor now?
Mordecai
Posted 11:26am 14/10/10
Khel - In Steam right click on Borderlands then click on "View Game CD Key" and you shall have it under the name "Duke Nukem blah blah blah"
Steve Farrelly
Posted 11:43am 14/10/10
all fixed kos :)
Mr.Bumpy
Posted 03:47pm 14/10/10
I played this six hours straight at my mate's in splitscreen co-op on PS3 last weekend. I was addicted and I'm not a fan of RPGs. Now I want to buy it on PS3 so I can play online with my mate. I'm also contemplating also buying it for PC so I can with another mate who's a bit of a Diablo and Hellgate: London junkie. My question is: should I get a retail copy (I can get the GOTY edition from ozgameshop.com for $32.99 with free delivery) or the standard edition off Steam for USD$29.99 (I might not play it enough to need the DLCs)?

I ask because I prefer the Steam integration and I've read the retail version is not full integrated. I've been burnt in the past by BF:BC2, which had no Steam at all.
Mitch
Posted 05:50pm 14/10/10
Id go the non steam, the only thing your missing out on is achievements. If you bought the steam version and decided to buy the dlc down the line your forking out alot of extra cash.
Mr.Bumpy
Posted 06:45pm 14/10/10
Thanks Mitch.

I don't care for achievements. My main concern is the Steam friends list and the ability to join a friend already in a game. Wasn't able to do that with BF:BC2 retail and Steam :(
Zelph
Posted 08:40pm 14/10/10
@Mr.Bumpy
Actually you can manually add any game to Steam which allows you to use the Steam overlay (shift+enter) while you play. And your Friends will also be able to see what you're playing, even if it's a non-Steam game.

I enjoy adding non-games like Word so my Friends can see when I'm word processing. Although I'm still waiting for the real-time co-op version.
pimento
Posted 09:11pm 14/10/10
I think there's some co-op modes in Office 2010 if you set up a dedicated server. No P2P support though.
do0b
Posted 09:37pm 14/10/10
sikkkk
Crakaveli
Posted 09:37pm 14/10/10
Mantorok
Posted 09:38pm 14/10/10
Why not get the GOTY version on Steam for USD49.99?
Mitch
Posted 09:43pm 14/10/10
I don't care for achievements. My main concern is the Steam friends list and the ability to join a friend already in a game. Wasn't able to do that with BF:BC2 retail and Steam :(


I dont think bc2/borderlands on steam even have this feature as thats something thats part of steamworks afaik (niether title has this ). So im pretty sure you not missing out on anything,
Mr.Bumpy
Posted 09:44pm 14/10/10
LOL, nice one Zelph!

Yeah, I'm aware of the ability to add non-Steam games. Sadly, you can't join a friend, who's already playing, if your version of the game is non-Steam.

I did some further research and it seems that Borderlands uses Gamespy in-game for connectivity, anyway. So no Steam integration is not a biggie.
Mr.Bumpy
Posted 09:47pm 14/10/10
Why not get the GOTY version on Steam for USD49.99?

'Cause I can get the boxed version from ozgameshop.com for AUD$31.99 delivered.
step
Posted 09:59pm 14/10/10
Wasn't able to do that with BF:BC2 retail and Steam :(
You couldn't do it with the steam version anyways. You have to painfully log in to BC2, spam the friends request list 200x, when they finally receive 1 request you can join through the in game friends list.
Midda
Posted 10:07pm 14/10/10
I enjoy adding non-games like Word so my Friends can see when I'm word processing. Although I'm still waiting for the real-time co-op version.

Google Docs has had co-op for ages.
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