Borderlands 2 opens on a car full of post-apocalyptic freaks that gets run over by a train. Even people who didn’t play the game remember this scene and the song that went with it. After that it pivots to the game’s heroes and their bombastic attempts to escape death aboard a locomotive which ultimately self destructs…
Though we’ve seen nothing from Microsoft, Gearbox or 2K mentioning any sort of special offer, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is now available for free in the Microsoft Store. Weird. Update: It’s a gift from Microsoft!
I’ve seen a handful of video-game-themed marriage proposals in my day, but this one takes the cake.
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.
Searching as I do from time to time through the video game crossover wonderland that is FanFiction.net, I happened to turn off the mature story filter for a split-second, during which I encountered the raunchiest, steamiest Shadow the Hedgehog-meets-Borderlands story I've ever read.
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.
300 hours and $200 was enough for popular modder Ikkalebob to build the real-life version of the Dahl assault rifle from Borderlands. It even has a working sight and with the tweaks he made it just looks really powerful.
Yes, somebody made a rap album entirely about loot-tacular shooter Borderlands. Surprisingly, it's not the worst thing ever. It's kinda good, actually. I know, right?
Remember Borderlands 2? It came out a couple years ago, everyone played it a lot and generally really liked it? Of course you do. Well, it's back.
The Academy of Art University in San Francisco got together with the folks at 2K to give students a chance to create animated short films set in the Borderlands universe. The result is three funny little bits of animation, suitable for stealth marketing.
The final piece of DLC for Borderlands 2 is now out—the base game was released over one and a half years ago, on September 18, 2012. Even ignoring the extra costumes, BL2 managed to amass quite the hefty amount of DLC packs during that time. I'm interested to see if the new game will get a similar treatment.
Borderlands 2 comes to Vita on May 13, Sony just announced. Starting May 6, you can also get a bundle with the game, a Vita Slim, and an 8 GB memory card for $200. (Not that 8 GB is enough; if you really want to take advantage of the Vita—which is a great system!—you'll need a 32 GB card.)
Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita looks... pretty much like you'd expect. Courtesy of YouTuber AtomixVG, here's four minutes' worth of footage of the portable version of Gearbox's loot-happy shooter, straight from this year's Game Developers Conference. Vid's above, enjoy.
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The new Playstation Vita is lighter, slimmer, and has a better battery, and this bundle includes the excellent Borderlands 2, complete with cross-save functionality with the PS3 version. $200 gets you the console, the game, and an 8GB memory card, and you can pre-order now with price-match guarantee. No charge until…
I love Borderlands 2…I know this article seems kind of out-of-nowhere considering the franchise hasn't really been on everyone's tongues lately. But honestly out of all of the games that have come and gone between September 18, 2012 and now, I still find myself consistently diving back in and, most importantly, having…