By Kaitlin Tremblay
A deep dive into the groundbreaking and bestselling game series
The seriously acclaimed first-person shooter franchise Borderlands knows it’s ridiculous. It’s a badge of satisfaction. in the end, Borderlands 2 was once promoted with the tagline “87 bazillion weapons simply obtained bazillionder.” those space-western video games motivate you to shoot loads of enemies and monsters, loot their corpses, and feature a couple of chuckles whereas chasing down these bazillion weapons. As Kaitlin Tremblay explores in Ain’t No position for a Hero, the Borderlands online game sequence satirizes its personal style, exposing and addressing the methods first-person shooter games have tended to exclude girls, queer humans, and other people of color, in addition to give a contribution to a adversarial taking part in environment.
Tremblay additionally digs in to the way in which the Borderlands online game franchise — which has offered greater than 26 million copies — disrupts conventional notions of heroism, developing nuanced and compelling storytelling that highlights the strengths and probabilities of this particularly 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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Ain’t No Place for a Hero: Borderlands (Pop Classics) by Kaitlin Tremblay