By Kaitlin Tremblay

A deep dive into the groundbreaking and bestselling online game series

The seriously acclaimed first-person shooter franchise Borderlands knows it’s ridiculous. It’s a badge of delight. finally, Borderlands 2 was once promoted with the tagline “87 bazillion weapons simply acquired bazillionder.” those space-western video games inspire you to shoot loads of enemies and monsters, loot their corpses, and feature a number of chuckles whereas chasing down these bazillion weapons. As Kaitlin Tremblay explores in Ain’t No position for a Hero, the Borderlands game sequence satirizes its personal style, exposing and addressing the methods first-person shooter games have tended to exclude girls, queer humans, and folks of color, in addition to give a contribution to a adversarial enjoying environment.

Tremblay additionally digs in to the best way the Borderlands video game franchise — which has bought greater than 26 million copies — disrupts conventional notions of heroism, developing nuanced and compelling storytelling that highlights the strengths and chances of this really new narrative medium. the most recent access within the acclaimed Pop Classics sequence, Ain’t No position for a Hero is an interesting learn for Borderlands devotees in addition to the uninitiated.

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