Well I had the worst night of sleep ever so, technically, all this news occurred while I was totally awake and staring at the ceiling. Still, the news happened! And it's time to write about it!
Well it seems like the internet has gone and gotten itself into another lather, but not without provocation. After a news piece in which a Borderlands designer referred to a new, simplified skill tree in Borderlands 2 as 'girlfriend mode', a number of people — quite rightly I think — got a little annoyed.
Personally I have no problem with a simplified skill tree, but yeah — that was a very poor choice of words on the part of the designer. Still, I quite like this comparison from Stephen Totilo — Mario Galaxy 2 had a mode that was kind of designed to help less experienced players get involved. But it was never referred to as 'girlfriend mode'!
More people finished Mass Effect 2 compared to Mass Effect 3. As someone who finished Mass Effect 2 and didn't finish Mass Effect 3 — this makes sense to me! Very interesting statistic though.
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