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Platform PS3, 360, Win Publisher 2K Games Developer Gearbox Software Release Date 10/20/2009

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Gearbox candidly shares story of Homeworld's acquisition

Gearbox Software, the developers of the Borderlands series and Aliens: Colonial Marines, shared the drive behind wanting Relic Entertainment's real-time strategy Homeworld IP and the tight bidding process involved to snatch it away from two publishers "One of the brands in the THQ stable that they didn't really do anything with, for as long as they had it, was a brand called Homeworld," Randy Pitchford told the audience at the PAX Australia Gearbox panel. "And when THQ started to evaporate, Brian [Martel] kept coming to my office everyday and saying, 'Hey Randy, you got to get Homeworld.' So we became part of that process bidding on the brand." Following the approved sale of publisher THQ's games and studios for $72 million in January, Gearbox acquired the Homeworld IP for $1.35...

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Borderlands 2 devs talk lack of personality in playable characters

The biggest annoyance for the creators of Borderlands 2 was the lack of personality in the playable characters, writer Anthony Burch and creative director Paul Hellquist told Polygon at PAX Australia. When asked about what he would change in Borderlands 2, Burch replied that he would "probably add more personality to the player characters." "That was a big one," agreed Hellquist, who previously told Polygon that working on Borderlands 2 allowed him to fix what annoyed him about the original Borderlands. "We didn't know that anybody wanted personality in the characters until super late and we really didn't have enough time to react fully," Burch said. "I hate it when characters talk in games. I like my Gordon Freemans. So I just wrote them that way and I was like, 'HAHA I'm so...

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Borderlands 2 DLC Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2, new level cap coming this fall

New Borderlands 2 DLC, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 and a new level cap of 72 is coming this fall, Gearbox announced at its PAX Australia panel today. The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 DLC will be released this fall for $5.00. It includes 11 more levels and Digistruct Peak Challenge, which is a new map, loot and the "ability to 'over level' your game for extra challenges." The DLC will not be part of the Season Pass. DLC Headhunter Pack:T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest is coming this fall. The Headhunter Pack: T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest DLC includes a new mission and a themed boss fight featuring T.K. Baha — the character was in Borderlands 1 DLC The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned — and a boss fight with Jacques O'Lantern, a Giant pumpkin boss. If players beat the boss, they...

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Obsidian's Backspace combined Mass Effect, Borderlands, Skyrim

Backspace, a game once in development at Fallout: New Vegas and Project Eternity developer Obsidian Entertainment, was "a mix of Mass Effect, Borderlands, and System Shock 2," according to a design document obtained by Kotaku. The single player role-playing game was set in space and included a "simple element of time travel," the design document said. "The combat is paced similarly to Skyrim, but slightly faster since there is no concept of blocking. The easiest way to look at it is a mix of Mass Effect, Borderlands, and System Shock 2 for gameplay and setting." Backspace was apparently planned on being developed with Bethesda and would have used The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim's engine. Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart said it "neither canceled nor greenlit" Backspace, implying that the...

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Amazon Digital Games Summer Sale discounts more than 900 titles

Amazon's Digital Games Summer Sale kicks off today with discounts on more than 900 titles for Windows PC, including The Borderlands Bundle, Assassin's Creed 3 and more. The Borderlands Bundle, which includes the GOTY edition of Borderlands, Borderlands 2 and the Borderlands 2 Season Pass, is currently priced at $21.99. Assassin's Creed 3 is on sale for $13.31, a 67 percent discount off its $39.99 list price. Additionally, those who purchase any indie download will receive free copies of SCHAR: Blue Shield Alliance, Major Mayhem and Cell HD: Emergence through July 2. Free titles will continue to rotate. Amazon's roster of indie games currently includes Don't Starve, FTL: Faster Than Light, Mark of the Ninja, Hotline Miami and more. Other titles can be found at the Amazon Indie Games...

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Gearbox Software to host Inside Borderlands panel at PAX Australia

Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford will lead a panel on Borderlands 2 titled "Inside Borderlands" at PAX Australia, according the expo's official website. As well as Pitchford, the panel will include CCO Brian Martel, Borderlands 2's creative director Paul Hellquist, writer Anthony Burch and interactive marketing manager Chris Faylor. The team will offer attendees "a rare behind the scenes look at Borderlands 2," and will provide the latest news and updates from Gearbox. The panel will take place in the DropBear Theatre on Saturday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m. AEST. Microsoft announced yesterday that its next generation console, the Xbox One, will be on show at PAX Australia — for the first time in the country — across a series of three presentations about the console and Microsoft's...

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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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PC case customized to resemble Borderlands weapon caches

HardForum member "CrazyLefty" took his adoration for Gearbox Software's Borderlands series to a new level of craftiness, modifying a case for his PC to resemble the in-game caches where weapons and ammo can be found. "CrazyLefty" replicated the series' color scheme and cell-shading effects with multiple layers of spray paint. According to his posts on HardForum, the goal was to "make it look like it had been sitting in the wastelands taking abuse." The cell-shaded effect was achieved by accenting all edges on the case with a black sharpie, and the case was then "distressed" using a dremel with a grinding wheel to peel through some of the paint layers. For "aesthetics," the creator also put metal braces into the sides to give it that grungy mechanical look. For easy portability to LAN...

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Lords of the Fallen will feature advanced combat and Borderlands-like skill trees

CI Games' Lords of the Fallen is a difficult action role-playing game with Borderlands-like skill trees and character development, executive producer Tomasz Gop said in an interview with Eurogamer. "It's a challenging game, action RPG, which means a lot of advanced combat," he told Eurogamer. "When you walk through a location, and you have to fight 10 enemies, that takes around an hour. "When you fight in Mortal Kombat, when you fight in Tekken, that's why it takes so long — Dark Souls is probably a strong reference as well," he said. But he went on to explain that have also incorporated skill trees and classes, inspired by Borderlands. Lords of the Fallen is slated for a 2014 release on Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and the next-generation Xbox. When questioned about the next Xbox,...

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Voting open online for the Game Developers Choice Award

The virtual ballet box is open for the Game Developers Choice Audience Award and accepting nominations today through 5 p.m. ET March 1, according to the official website. Voters need to select a game from a list provided and enter an email address, from which you'll be prompted to confirm your vote. The list of nominated games includes: Assassin's Creed 3 Borderlands 2 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Dishonored Dust: An Elysian Tail Far Cry 3 Fez FTL: Faster Than Light Gravity Rush Halo 4 Hero Academy Hotline Miami Journey Kid Icarus: Uprising Mark of the Ninja Mass Effect 3 PlanetSide 2 The Room Sound Shapes Spelunky Spec Ops: The Line Trials Evolution The Unfinished Swan Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward The Walking Dead XCOM: Enemy Unknown ZombiU In late...

Borderlands Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 10/20/2009
    • Publisher 2K Games
    • Developer Gearbox Software
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 10/20/2009
    • Publisher 2K Games
    • Developer Gearbox Software
  • Windows
    • Released 10/26/2009
    • Publisher 2K Games
    • Developer Gearbox Software
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