In 2007, Rob Cunningham (of Homeworld fame) formed a brand new studio called Blackbird Interactive. By 2009, work had begun on an ambitious new strategy game strongly inspired by Homeworld’s art design and setting. In 2013, everyone working there was laid off.
Tales from the Borderlands’ finale was one hell of a ride. With a veritable bouquet of guns to your head, what choices did you make?
Shipbreakers, the first new game in the Homeworld series since the year 2000, has barely been seen since it was first unveiled back in 2011. So it’s both neat—and a little surprising—to finally see some footage of the project.
Yesterday I talked about a very heavy moment in the latest Tales from the Borderlands episode. Today, I bring you a polka-dotted clown hanky to dry your tears.
Wow, I can’t say I was expecting that. Even if you’re just a fan of Borderlands—not Tales from the Borderlands, specifically—this is a big one.
Tales from the Borderlands episode three is out, and it’s good. Really good.
You can play Borderlands 2 and its associated DLC and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and its DLC today, just like you could yesterday. But this time, it’s all packaged together for the new-gen consoles in a definitive collection with some new features, like four-player splitscreen.
I liked the first Borderlands because its protagonists didn't really have much to say. I used to think that silent protagonists made for better video game stories. Then I wrote my own Borderlands game, listened to a lot of player feedback, and changed my mind.
Playing through Homeworld again after all these years is weird.Here are some other things I jotted down in my notes after playing for a while:
Before I joined Gearbox Software, I worked at Destructoid as a features editor. I worked there from 2006 to 2010 and specialized in highlighting indie games and spewing vitriol at big-budget games I didn't like. It turns out there were a shitload of things I didn't know about games development.
The Homeworld remastered collection will be out for PC on February 25, Gearbox just announced. Teaser trailer right here.
I'll admit, I went into Tales from the Borderlands with pretty low expectations. Don't get me wrong: I like a lot of things about the zany world in which Gearbox's Borderlands shooter series takes place, but it's good for... shooting. Tales is an all-story adventure game. Yikes, right?
Hey, it's a familiar and awesome voice in the latest trailer for Tales of the Borderlands! Patrick Warburton—the dude best beloved for playing the live-action version of the Tick and voicing Brock Samson—will be part of the acting crew in Telltale-developed game spinning out of Gearbox' RPG shooter series.
One player is doing a Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel run with no guns or melee. Butt slams only. They're challenging others to join them in this gleeful insanity.
The Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel arrives November 11, allowing players to take on the role of a faux Handsome Jack and his erstwhile companions, Handsome Jack and Handsome Jack.
Continuing in the Borderlands series' grand tradition of making sly winks at everything from Minecraft to Game of Thrones to a whole lot of Internet memes, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is littered with secrets and references—some especially elaborate. Here are all the ones we know of so far.
We might just have a new contender for the title of most Borderlands boss in the history of Borderlands bosses.