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New PlayStation Vita model coming May 6 in Borderlands 2 bundle

The Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita bundle featuring the new slimmer model of Sony's handheld will launch on May 6, with the standalone Vita version of Borderlands 2 hitting May 13, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. The Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle includes the slimmer Wi-Fi Vita with 1 GB of internal storage, an 8 GB memory card and the game for $199.99. Borderlands 2 for Vita will be available to download separately from the PlayStation Store or for purchase at retailers when it launches one week later. Borderlands 2 on Vita will also include six DLC packs: the two add-on campaigns Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty and Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho and Mechromancer character classes, the Ultimate Vault Hunter's Upgrade Pack...

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Check out Borderlands 2 running on PlayStation Vita

A video released this week on AtomixVG's YouTube channel shows Borderlands 2 running on PlayStation Vita. Press play above to see Gearbox Software's first-person shooter in its handheld incarnation. Sony announced the port last August at Gamescom, and it's in development at Divekick developer Iron Galaxy Studios. Borderlands 2 will arrive in North America this spring bundled with the redesigned "slim" PlayStation Vita for $199. Borderlands 2 was originally released in September 2012 and is also available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Mac and Windows PC. For more on the game, be sure to read Polygon's review.

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Here's a sneak peek at the Borderlands live action film starring Handsome Jack

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...

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Borderlands 2 launching $100,000 fan appreciation loot hunt

One year after the game's launch, Gearbox is hosting a massive in-game loot hunt in Borderlands 2, giving players a shot at $100,000 cash and a slew of prizes, the company announced today. The four-week sweepstakes begins Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. ET and will end on Nov. 7 at 5 a.m. ET. Interested participants can join at Borderlands2loothunt.com and login using SHiFT accounts. Those who join the hunt must take down daily specified targets each day – that's 28 sets of targets. Details on daily targets and community goals will be available on the Borderlands 2 website. "Claptrap serves as the master of ceremonies for this grand Loot Hunt, but each week a new friendly face from Borderlands 2 will dish out daily targets that loot hunters can take down to enter themselves into the...

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Gearbox Community Day set for Sept. 14 with closed beta access for attendees

Gearbox Community Day, the annual celebration of all things Gearbox Software, is set to take place Sept. 14 at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, Tx. Those who attend in person can gain access to a closed beta "for a future Gearbox title," according to an email from the Borderlands developer. Those unable to attend in person can watch the events on Twitch. Purchasing Gearbox's $19.99 Digital Bonus Pack will allow buyers to watch the event online with an HD video stream and access archives from Gearbox Community Day. Live and internet attendees will also receive shift codes for Borderlands 2 that will unlock new heads and skins and a copy of Homeworld HD. Check out the video above to see Gearbox's pitch. You can register for the event at the official Gearbox Community Day 2013 website.

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Borderlands 2 DLC trailer shows the power of imagination

A new Borderlands 2 video introduces the backstory to the game's Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep DLC. Tiny Tina and Brick have been captured by the Hyperion and fear they won't be able to make it home for their friend's funeral. Tina suggests to Brick that they aren't being interrogated by Hyperion forces at all but have rather been kidnapped by an evil wizard. In fact, he's not even Brick at all but a godlike Siren, and thus should be able to easily break the chains in which he's bound. Brick lets his imagination take hold and battles the evil wizard and his allies by punching them over and over. This naturally leads directly into the DLC's intro, in which Brick demands to play as the Siren, Brick, who is the prettiest of them all. Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep was released...

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Explore game landscapes in the Other Places video series

YouTube user ultrabrilliant launched Other Places this week, a series of videos that explore the tranquil beauty of video game landscapes without all the messy fighting. Watch the video above for a bird's-eye view of BioShock Infinite's city in the clouds, Columbia, created by Irrational Games. In the video below, you can see Mirror's Edge's unnamed metropolis built by EA Digital Illusions CE. Hop over to YouTube to see Pandora's aurora borealis from Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 and Bethesda Game Studio's The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim's fantasy world.

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Beef up your MacBook Air with a homebrew GPU

Apple's diminutive MacBook Air line of laptops is built for lightness, filled with solid state storage for efficiency, and this year's model packs more than 13 hours of battery life into a single charge. But one thing nobody ever accused the Air of being is a graphics powerhouse. Intel's integrated HD Graphics 5000 GPU, which powers the latest generation of Airs, just isn't designed for churning out cutting edge graphics. Those limitations didn't stop Larry Gadea, who spent about $250 recently to build a homemade external GPU enclosure that turns the Air into a bona fide gaming machine. Check out the video above posted earlier this week on Gadea's YouTube channel to see Borderlands 2 running on an 11-inch MacBook Air courtesy of an external GTX 570 eGPU, a power supply and a bit of...

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Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep launch trailer plays Borderlands-style D&D

Sometimes even the Vault Hunters get bored and want to play a game, and the launch trailer for the Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep DLC shows them sitting down for a session of "Bunkers & Badasses." Assault on Dragon Keep takes place in this game within a game, as the Vault Hunters adventure through a parody-fantasy world administered by a hyperactive thirteen-year-old explosives expert. As "BunkerMaster," Tiny Tina changes the world at her whim; when she says the player is suddenly ambushed by dragons, dragons suddenly appear. Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep also features a gun that shoots exploding swords. It is now available for purchase on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam.

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Borderlands 2 DLC Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep intro shown in new trailer

Gearbox has released a five minute video introducing the opening sequence to its new DLC campaign for Borderlands 2. [Note: There is a Borderlands 2 spoiler early in the trailer.] Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep is the fourth DLC drop for the company's shoot-and-loot game, and the last as part of its Season Pass content. Instead of dropping the player into a new realm within Pandora, it creates a Dungeons & Dragons style world inside the imagination of diminutive character Tiny Tina, an unstable, youthful explosives nut. She leads fellow characters on an adventure against classical fantasy enemies like dragons and orcs that both teases and pays homage to D&D role-playing's familiar iconography, while folding the genre into the Borderlands 2 visual palette. Tolkein-esque weapons and...

Borderlands 2 Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2012-09-18
    • Publisher 2K Games
    • Developer Gearbox Software
    • Score 7.5
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2012-09-18
    • Publisher 2K Games
    • Developer Gearbox Software
  • Windows
    • Released 2012-09-18
    • Publisher 2K Games
    • Developer Gearbox Software
    • Score 7.5
  • Mac
    • Released 2012-11-20
    • Publisher Aspyr Media
    • Developer Gearbox Software
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 2014-05-13
    • Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Developer Iron Galaxy Studios
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