Ain’t No Place for a Hero: Borderlands (Pop Classics) by Kaitlin Tremblay

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 delight. in spite of everything, Borderlands 2 used to be promoted with the tagline “87 bazillion weapons simply bought bazillionder.” those space-western video games inspire 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 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 adverse taking part in environment.

Tremblay additionally digs in to the best way the Borderlands video game franchise — which has offered greater than 26 million copies — disrupts conventional notions of heroism, growing nuanced and compelling storytelling that highlights the strengths and chances of this fairly new narrative medium. the newest 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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