Borderlands games review bombed on Steam in response to the sequel’s Epic Games Store timed exclusivity because that’s totally mature

Publisher 2K’s decision to launch Borderlands 3 on the Epic Games Store six months before it’s available on Steam has been (predictably) controversial, with disgruntled gamers posting bad reviews of Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Borderlands: Game of the Year in protest.

Not even Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands, which wasn’t published by 2K, managed to get out safe.

And if it feels like you’ve read almost exactly the same thing before, it’s because you did, and this part is still relevant:

Because nothing says “please come back” like “we fucking hate you”.

Slow clap.

Remember when Half-Life 2 launched with a mandatory Steam install and everybody was super mad because WHAT EVEN IS THIS and, you know, I kind of miss that. At least that was legitimate criticism of questionable business policies in a time when dialup connections made the prospect of downloading 1GB of data difficult, and not some sort of sad Stockholm syndrome thing.

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