What a load of Claptrap
With the first-person frolics of Gearbox Software’s uber-popular shoot-‘n’-loot escapade Borderlands 2 set to expand to the PlayStation Vita this month, fresh information about the pocketable port is beginning to fire its way online. However, not all of this intel is good, as one such previously unknown tidbit that’s...
Fly me to the moon
This week’s Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel rumour was not an elaborate hoax, as the release has been officially confirmed by 2K Games today. The title – which takes place between Borderlands and Borderlands 2 – is being developed by 2K Australia and series creator Gearbox
You don't know Handsome Jack
It’s been an awfully long time coming, but acclaimed first-person shooter Borderlands 2 will finally fire onto the PlayStation Vita from 6th May in North America. Those that pick up the title as part of the platform holder’s latest hardware bundle will unlock access to the raucous affair a week early, while...
Set phasers to fun
One of the big surprises from this year’s PAX East may have been unveiled early, as a new Borderlands title could be about to loot your wallet later this year. Dubbed a “pre-sequel”, the unannounced adventure is rumoured to take place between the first and second entries in Gearbox’s first-person franchise, and is...
While Sony has been tearing up the Game Developers Conference with its long awaited virtual reality headset, Sony has sneakily allowed the press to get its hands on the PlayStation Vita re-release of popular loot-'em-up Borderlands 2. Luckily, Spanish site Atomix has shared its findings, posting this short clip which gives us our...
Dirty rotten scoundrels
Telltale Games and Gearbox teased the industry with the announcement of its first collaborative project last year, Tales from the Borderlands. While the trailer filled us with overwhelming excitement, it also left us with plenty of unanswered questions. However, during a panel at SXSW, the two studios have finally spilled...
One of the defining characteristics of the Borderlands franchise, aside from its salacious susceptibility for stupendous sums of loot, is its gorgeous and distinct art style. In a sea of brown realistic shooters, it's incredibly refreshing to see a series that so wholeheartedly embraces a more cartoony style. It is therefore imperative...
Locked and loaded
We often pray for rumoured release dates to come true – and thankfully this time the retailers may be on the mark. Borderlands 2 publisher 2K Games has shared on Twitter that the PlayStation Vita version of its loot-'n'-shoot smash will be arriving on 18th March. The message has since been deleted, suggesting that someon
Pandora in your pocket
With the exceptional Tearaway already available, the roster of upcoming PlayStation Vita retail releases is looking a little dry. Fortunately, there could be a big game set to take charge of your device's cartridge slot sooner than you think, as North American retailer Newegg reckons that Borderlands 2 is set to fire its way...
Michael John Mamaril was a huge Borderlands fan
Tragically he died of cancer last month at the unfairly premature age of 22. This prompted Michael's friend Carlo — also a big Borderlands fan — to contact Gearbox Software and ask if they could get the game's lovable robot, Claptrap, to read some kind of eulogy. Touchingly Gearbox did, and has also promised to include Mamaril in Borderlands 2 as..
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Are you still playing Borderlands? Thought you might be
That game is big. In fact, if we didn't have a back-log of about 5,264,631 games to review [slight exaggeration - Ed], we'd still be playing it now. And if we were still playing it now, we'd be hotly anticipating the game's level cap raising patch. Speaking of which, Gearbox claim that the patch is finished on the development side. It's just..
2K has revealed that they'll be bundling "demo keys" of Duke Nukem Forever with all purchases of the upcoming Borderlands Game Of The Year Edition
Apparently the key will also provide users with a "wealth of goodies". As if Duke wasn't enough. How many people are going to end up with a second copy of Borderlands just so they can say they've played Duke Nukem, then? To be fair, the..
It was nice of Gearbox to mention that there'd be even more Borderlands DLC
Assuming the third pack was the last, we eliminated Borderlands from our growing PlayStation 3 software tower a while ago. Wrong move, PushSquare. "Claptrap's New Robot Revolution" is due in September and will set you back roughly $10. The DLC will include 20 new...
It's been out for roughly six months now, but we're still talking about Borderlands
Why? Well mainly because it's awesome, but partly because 2K keep committing to new content for the game. Take-Two's committed to even more content for the game with CEO Ben Feder stating, "Well continue to support the title with more digital content."...
Oh hell yes
We're ready for more Borderlands - and that's exactly what we're going to get this week. Gearbox has announced that the latest pack, The Secret Armory Of General Knoxx, will launch on PSN this coming Thursday. That's like, 2 days away guys! It'll cost $8.99 on the American store, so expect something like £7.99 here in the UK. We'll have...
Seemingly obsessed with the letter 'X', Gearbox has announced that the latest Borderlands DLC will be entitled "The Secret Armory Of General Knoxx"
According to the press release it'll include "never-before-seen enemies in a huge new environment complete with tons of brand new missions". Great start Gearbox. We already know the DLC will up the level cap - but Gearbox are yet to detail..
After the disappointment of the latest DLC, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, our Borderlands addiction is kinda teetering; embedded deep inside but refusing to emerge until we can hit a new level cap
Seems Gearbox know that, as they've announced a level cap increase is due with the game's next DLC pack, a pack they describe as "the biggest DLC we have made". We can't wait.
Co-op is the future of online multiplayer
Never in all my years of opinionating have I been more sure of one thing: co-op is the future of online multiplayer. There'll always be a place in video games for the wrought solo escapades of a tight single-player experience, as will there always be the space for competitive multiplayer — but co-op is...
If you want to listen to a sexy voice talk about husbands over a root-octave synth bassline then, hey, this Borderlands DLC should have you hooked
Borderlands is the game that just continues to keep pleasing. It's due to hit the PSN in January.
With huge sales figures in the US, it's unsurprising to hear publisher Take-Two speak highly of Gearbox's new IP Borderlands
The publisher described the game as "showing every sign of becoming an important, long-term franchise." Interestingly, Gearbox just trademarked the name "Borderworlds".
Michael Pachter said Borderlands was being "sent out to die
" He was wrong. Gearbox's new IP sold at an alarming rate, faring incredibly on the XBOX 360, and still rather well as part of a congested PS3 line-up. In fact, Gearbox are claiming Borderlands to be the fastest selling new IP of the year, an accolade we won't argue with. Basing it on just NPD data, only Prototype comes close, but..
If you've had enough of Borderland's on-disc content and are itching for more, you'll be pleased to know that Gearbox are planning some Zombie based DLC for the loot-based shooter later this month
The content is due to hit the PSN this November 24th and promises "ferocious brain-eating zombies, carnivorous Were-Skags and more." The content...
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 has edged out all competition to take the top spot on the UK all-format charts
The Playstation 3 SKU of the game beat out all of its rivals to take the top spot on the UK charts, outselling the XBOX 360 version rather strongly. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves remained in the top ten at number six, with Borderlands debuting at number seven. Slight disappointment for Eye Pet, as..
Congrats to the guys over at Gearbox
Bloody awesome show folks! Yesterday the Internet was ablaze with scorned Playstation 3 owners who were having problems accessing Borderland's friends list correctly. A bumper forum thread ensued, with Gearbox's Scott Velasquez noting that his company were "working on a fix". That fix is now out there...
Y'ello one and all, welcome to our new pick of the week column, a Monday night dive into the week's best Playstation launches across Europe and America
PushSquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Rockstar return to the PSP with the highest rated Nintendo DS game of all time. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars may be a...
Borderlands may be the hottest thing on the gaming press' lips but it's unlikely to enjoy a demo pre-release
Speaking to Joystiq, a 2K rep clarified, "Everyone is really, really focusing on getting the game done for release ... that's not to say there will never be a demo, just not before launch." Despite Borderlands being hyped to...
Borderlands may be this year's biggest sleeper hit
It's a generating a great following from much of the press thanks to its innovative gameplay and unique graphical style. Gearbox bigwig Randy Pitchford says the game will "blow your mind". The boxart has already succeeded in that. Literally. We're looking forward to giving the forward-thinking Borderlands a try for ourselves. Expect a..
Gearbox's uniquely styled RPG shooter, Borderlands, is set to release in the US on October 20th
Europe can expect the game on the 23rd. The game got rave reviews following an excellent showing at this year's E3. It won't be long before we all get to see what the fuss was about.
The genre shrugging "role-playing shooter with strong co-op and split-screen gameplay" Borderlands will release some time this October confirmed Gearbox today
The game will see a launch simultaneously on Playstation 3, XBOX 360 and PC. With a totally new graphical style, E3 feedback on Borderlands has been very positive.