|Platform 360, PS3, Win, Mac, PS Vita||Publisher 2K Games||Developer Gearbox Software||Release Date 2012-09-18|
By Arthur Gies on Sep 17, 2012 09.17.12
Borderlands 2 exists in a state of post-Vault hysteria. The Hyperion corporation has seized control of the world of Pandora, seeking to control a mysterious and powerful substance known as Eridium that's emerged from the planet's surface. Hyperion has set out to lure more self-styled Vault hunters to Pandora in order to further a mysterious plan regarding a powerful alien technology. Character classes have seen some significant changes in Borderlands 2. The Siren class has been rejiggered and given a new primary talent, the Soldier class has been replaced by the Commando, the Hunter is now the Assassin, and the Berzerker has been replaced by the, er, Gunzerker. Borderlands 2's basic structure is the same, however. You gain experience through completing quests and killing...
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Polynauts of Pandora unite!
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Out of curiosity, who enjoyed BL1 more than BL2?
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By Emily Gera on Feb 28, 2014 02.28.14
The introduction of gay protagonists in AAA video games won't be "for a while," according to Ubisoft Montreal lead writer Lucien Soulban in an interview posted on the official Ubisoft blog. Soulban, whose work includes scripting Far Cry 3, notes that while game franchises like Mass Effect and Fable offer users the option to seek out relationships with the same sex, the current sales and marketing systems are the primary barrier to entry for the creation of gay protagonists in large-scale games. "...when are we going to see that gay protagonist in a AAA game?" asked Soulban in response to a question posted on the website. "Not for a while, I suspect, because of fears that it'll impact sales. "So either we'll see a bait-and-switch like the original Metroid with Samus Aran where we'll...
By Dave Tach on Feb 13, 2014 02.13.14
Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax, the fifth and final Headhunter add-on for Borderlands 2, will arrive April 15, publisher 2K Games revealed today. The downloadable content will retail for $2.99 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac and Windows PC. It's expected to be released April 16 on PS3 in Europe and Oceania. Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax takes place on Wam Bam Island, where series veterans Brick, Lilith, Hammerlock and Mordecai are relaxing on vacation. "At first," the announcement reads, "everything appears peaceful as Sir Hammerlock shows off his homemade brew and talks about the latest in Varkid tracking ... that is, until tragedy strikes when a monstrously large beast kidnaps the scholarly hunter and pulls him underground. Fortunately, Crazy Earl and...
By Jenna Pitcher on Feb 11, 2014 02.11.14
The Borderlands 2 bundle featuring the redesigned "slim" PlayStation Vita, the PCH-2000 model, is available for pre-order from Amazon for $199. The bundle, announced by SCEA's vice president of marketing John Koller during a press event in Los Angeles earlier this week, consists of a black Wi-Fi handheld, a downloadable copy of Borderlands 2 and an 8 GB memory card. The PS Vita version of Borderlands 2 features four-player cooperative play and cross-platform functionality with save game data with the PlayStation 3 version. It will also ship with six downloadable content packs including Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho and Mechromancer character classes, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1 and the Collector's Edition Pack. U...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Feb 11, 2014 02.11.14
Two new game bundles featuring four of the most well-received games of the past two years are available today, publishers 2K and Bethesda announced today. Players can now buy Irrational Games' BioShock Infinite paired with Bethesda Game Studios' The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim or Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 packaged with Arkane Studios' Dishonored. The BioShock Infinite and Skyrim bundle also includes the original 2007 BioShock. Both bundles cost $29.99 and are available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Neither bundle includes additional downloadable content, which can be purchased separately. The bundles were first announced in early January. 2K and Bethesda previously teamed up in 2009 to publish a bundle featuring BioShock and The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion for Windows PC and Xbox...
By Samit Sarkar on Feb 10, 2014 02.10.14
The redesigned "slim" PlayStation Vita, the PCH-2000 model, will be released in North America this spring as part of a $199 Borderlands 2 bundle, announced Sony's John Koller during a press event in Los Angeles this afternoon. According to Koller, vice president of marketing for Sony Computer Entertainment America, the PS Vita version of Borderlands 2 will feature four-player cooperative play and cross-platform compatibility with save games from the original PlayStation 3 version of the game. It will also include six downloadable add-ons that Gearbox Software has released to this point. Iron Galaxy Studios is co-developing Borderlands 2 on PS Vita, and that version will by published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The new PS Vita debuted in Japan last October, and Sony released it...
By Jenna Pitcher on Feb 05, 2014 02.05.14
Valentine's Day-themed Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre, the fourth Headhunter DLC for Borderlands 2, will hit Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Mac on Feb. 11 for $2.99, according to IGN. The Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre DLC explores the volatile rift between the Hodunk and Zaford families, who featured in Borderlands 2's Clan War mission, and the impending marriage of two Goliaths. Under the direction of Moxxi, players have to source "love potion" ingredients for the marriage ceremony. The DLC will feature new weather systems and players will be awarded with a unique head and skin when they beat the DLC's boss with each character. Initially launched in September 2012, Borderlands 2 will receive its final DLC pack in April with the release of the fifth...
By Jenna Pitcher on Jan 28, 2014 01.28.14
All versions of Borderlands 2 are set to receive a colorblind mode in an upcoming update to cater to players with color vision deficiency, according to a Gearbox blog post by developer Jeffrey "botman" Broome. When colorblind mode is enabled, item cards for objects — such as weapons, shields, grenade mods, class mods and relics — will feature its respective rarity color name in text. This includes items that are located in chests, vending machines and player inventory. "For Borderlands 2, it would be difficult to add anything to the existing loot beam displayed in the world since it's not easy to modify the existing particle effects after the game has shipped," Broome wrote. "But we can add text to the item card to display the color of the item when you get close enough to see...
By Emily Gera on Jan 21, 2014 01.21.14
Borderlands 2 is heading to PS Vita, with a launch date set for March 18, publisher 2K Games announced today on Twitter. Developer Gearbox Software previously confirmed its plans to ship the game on the handheld system sometime this year, although the team did not specify when. Last year, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced it is launching Third Party Productions, a new group within its Third Party Relations team that will work with developers to bring their IP to Sony' platforms. The company revealed it is helping bring Borderlands 2 to PS Vita. Update: Publisher 2K has since tweeted that it released the Borderlands 2 for PS Vita launch date in error. "We apologise for a tweet about a release date for Borderlands 2 on Vita which was posted in error," reads a statement...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jan 17, 2014 01.17.14
Two sets of studios are teaming up to create game bundles featuring some of their most popular recent titles, according to a post on Bethesda's Blog. Arkane Studios is partnering with Gearbox Software to create a two-game bundle featuring Dishonored and Borderlands 2, and Bethesda is teaming up with Irrational Games to build a $29.99 game bundle featuring The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim and BioShock Infinite. Both bundles, slated to launch on Feb. 11, will cost $29.99 and will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Both bundles do not include any DLC and will be available in North America only. We’re excited to be working with @IGLevine & @IrrationalGames to create a $29.99 bundle w/ Bioshock Infinite & Skyrim, out Feb 11th! — BethesdaGameStudios (@BGS_Devs) January 17,...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Dec 26, 2013 12.26.13
Charismatic villain Handsome Jack is the subject of Manifest Film's live-action movie based on Gearbox Software's Borderlands franchise — according to the latest teaser trailer released for the project. Headed by director and writer Anthony Pietromonaco, Jack's Exodus takes the man Borderlands fans love to hate and drops him in the perilous environment of Pandora, packed with roaming Psychos ready for a kill. According the film's official website, the story picks up after the events of Borderlands 2 and follows a respawned Jack as he tries to reclaim his reign over the Hyperion Satellite. Jack will encounter a cast of characters that have made appearances in Gearbox's series — including one very special ninja master assassin, Zero. The film's page notes that Jack's Exodus is a fan...