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...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Oct 04, 2013 10.04.13
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...
By Dave Tach on Sep 07, 2013 09.07.13
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.
By John Funk on Aug 29, 2013 08.29.13
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...
By Dave Tach on Aug 10, 2013 08.10.13
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.
By Dave Tach on Jul 31, 2013 07.31.13
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...
By John Funk on Jun 25, 2013 06.25.13
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.
By Colin Campbell on Jun 21, 2013 06.21.13
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...
By Emily Gera on May 31, 2013 05.31.13
Gearbox Software has released a short film based on Borderlands 2's Krieg the Psycho DLC, asking the question what goes on inside the mind of Krieg? Clocking in at just over four-and-a-half minutes, Krieg: A Meat Bicycle Built for Two finally answers why Krieg became a Vault Hunter in the first place, and more pressing questions like do his pecs have pecs? Krieg the Psycho is available for Xbox 360 for 800 MS Points and both PlayStation 3 and Steam for $9.99. The first-person shooter's next expansion, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, will launch June 25.
By Brian Crecente on May 28, 2013 05.28.13