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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel arrives for the SHIELD Android TV

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel might be the most high-end shooter to arrive on the Android operating system, and it's going for way cheaper than the PC version.

Published onMarch 31, 2016

When the SHIELD Android TV first arrived, one of the big selling points was that the device would be able to run full-version PC games ported over to the Android operating system thanks to the SHIELD’s Tegra X1 hardware. Unfortunately, game devs haven’t really jumped on the Android train as much as NVIDIA really hoped they would, as most of them would rather develop for a wider audience on the mobile platform rather than just the high end. However, we have seen a few gorgeous games enter the market, and the latest of these is Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

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For fans of the franchise, this game takes place between the first and second games, but it was the most recently released, making it both a prequel and a sequel depending on your perspective. The game’s title is also indicative of the game’s tongue-in-cheek irreverence and absurd sense of humor, a trait that makes it practically unique in an era of gritty shooters and brooding protagonists.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was something of a letdown when it hit the PC, with audiences complaining that it was just more of the same. By that they mean, lots of crazy weapons, random loot discovery, and grind-happy upgrade systems paired with crisp first-person shooting and up to four-player career co-op. But what’s more of the same on the PC is without competition in the Google Play Store, and this is the full version of the game priced at less than half of what you can expect to pay for its PC brother. The only real catch is that some of the textures appear to have been diluted in terms of resolution, but the polygons, gameplay, and multiplayer are all still there.

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