Happy Friday! If you missed today's live broadcast, Tara ran down some upcoming pre-order bonuses for Borderlands 2 and Dishonored, while Max gave his impressions on the 3DS XL and the various ways you can kill people in Dishonored. Also, OnLive streaming is coming to the OUYA, and Orcs Must Die 2 is insane fun!
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http://www.destructoid.com/borderlands-2-now-available-for-digital-preorder-232033.phtml Ready for Borderlands 2? Pre-orders are now available for you digital downloading folks. Just like those that buy the physical version. digital pre-orders also get access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, giving them a free download of the Mechromancer character class as well as other bonuses. (Dale North)
http://www.destructoid.com/review-the-3ds-xl-232074.phtml I'm not sure that I'd pay out of my pocket for a 3DS XL, having already bought the original at launch. However, for those currently in the market for Nintendo's 3D system, I'd say the XL is the superior choice, and something I would have appreciated sooner. The comfort factor alone makes it an infinitely better system than the original, with the longer battery, smudge-free finish, and better stylus placement acting as icing on the cake. (Jim Sterling)
http://www.destructoid.com/ouya-gets-streaming-games-with-onlive-232058.phtml The super-Kickstarted Ouya Android OS home console will also be a game streaming box. It was announced today that OnLive's service will be available through the console at launch date, which means that Ouya owners will be able to stream console-quality titles and demos from this little box. (Dale North)
http://www.destructoid.com/review-orcs-must-die-2-232017.phtml Orcs Must Die! 2 is less Half-Life 2 and more Doom 2 when it comes to sequels. Its level design isn't quite as good as the first, it doesn't take any bold strides in storytelling -- though the dialogue is consistently laugh-out-loud funny -- but it perfects the original's formula while adding some welcome additions to the series. (Allistair Pinsof)