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Hands-on with Borderlands 2's take on Dungeons & Dragons photo
Hands-on with Borderlands 2's take on Dungeons & Dragons
by Abel Girmay

It's been a hell of ride, with a fair share of high and low points, but the Borderlands 2 season of content is finally at an end. As the last campaign downloadable content for Borderlands 2, there's a considerable amount of pressure for Tiny Tina's: Assault on Dragon Keep to deliver big.

"Big" certainly seems to be the keyword here, as Dragon Keep crams a substantial amount of content when compared to the last few campaign packs.

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7:00 AM on 05.10.2013

Borderlands 2: Hands-on with Krieg the Psycho Bandit

With the Borderlands 2 season of content coming to an end, Gearbox is releasing one last vault hunter just before the curtains close. Krieg is his name, he loves self-inflicting pain, and the insanity of the psycho enemy...

Abel Girmay



Gearbox artist slams Dragon's Crown character design photo
Gearbox artist slams Dragon's Crown character design
by Jim Sterling

The Dragon's Crown "thing" shows no sign of stopping, with vehement and sometimes venomous opinions flying this way and that. To bring you up to speed, Vanillaware's upcoming brawler features a big-boobed Sorceress, the design of which is causing a ruckus. 

Now an artist from a completely different studio is in the mix, Gearbox environmental artist Shaylyn Hamm. To say she's not impressed by George Kamitani's mammary magician is putting it lightly. 

"I want to see more women getting interested in games and game development, but stuff like this only serves to further cement the idea that you're stepping into a male hobby rather than something that is more inclusive," she wrote on The Escapist's forums

"Also, this is the first time I've seen that character and holy shit, ahahahahahaha. That's actually something that made its way into a basically finished video game, fucking lol! Some juvenile delinquent kid in my 5th grade class used to draw girls that looked like that (only without the creepy blank, featureless samefaces and wizard hats), and I think he was actually better at it. I also think he's in jail now. This is amazing."

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10:00 PM on 04.16.2013

A better look at Poker Night 2's cross-game unlocks

Later this month, Tellale Games' Poker Night 2 will give us the opportunity to earn unlocks for Team Fortress 2 and Borderlands 2, which certainly got my attention. There's poker simulation in there, too, of course. But...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 04.06.2013

HAWP: How Anthony Burch wrote Borderlands 2

Anthony Burch was very lucky to get hired by Gearbox to work on Borderlands 2. But the road to writing a critically acclaimed game script would only get harder from there. In this very special episode of Hey Ash, Whatcha Pla...

Tony Ponce

6:30 PM on 03.29.2013

Telltale Games' Poker Night 2 screenshots leak out

Telltale Games has a teaser site running right now referring to a "key party," and showing an image of a dish which has seen the addition of various sets of keys over the last few days, with the promise that all will be revea...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:30 PM on 03.26.2013

Borderlands 2 is getting a title update soon

Gearbox has detailed a new free title update for Borderlands 2 that will increase your inventory size and allow you to hold more Eridium and ammo upgrades. The patch is set to go live pretty soon, and full patch notes will g...

Chris Carter

1:20 PM on 03.24.2013

PAX: Gearbox making more Borderlands Loot Chests

The fans have demanded it, and Gearbox has listened as they'll be producing more Loot Chests. There will be 5,000 Diamond Plate Loot Chest made in a limited run that will be available this May. While only 5,000 are being prod...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:05 PM on 03.24.2013

Fourth campaign DLC for Borderlands 2 out by end of June

Gearbox revealed during their PAX East panel that the fourth campaign DLC for Borderlands 2 will be out by the end of June 2013. The studio wasn't ready to show anything off, but they did offer a confusing little teaser video...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





12:55 PM on 03.24.2013

PAX: Borderlands 2 sixth playable character is a psycho

Krieg the Psycho is the newest playable character in Borderlands 2. Gearbox revealed the new Vault Hunter inspired by the game's box art and offers players a taste of what it's like to be a Psycho. You'll have abilities that...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:45 AM on 03.24.2013

PAX: Gearbox details Borderlands 2 level cap increase

At PAX East, Gearbox Software announced that a level cap increase is indeed on the way for Borderlands 2, but it's not going to be free for all. The cap will be bumped up to 61 in a new Ultimate Vault Hunters Pack DLC ar...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 03.14.2013

Gearbox teases new playable character for Borderlands 2

At some point in the future, Borderlands 2 will be getting another playable character as downloadable content. We don't know what this escaped experiment is called, or what it looks like, exactly, but this teaser trailer fro...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 03.02.2013

Dishonored and Borderlands 2 50% off on XBL today

The week's Xbox Live Arcade sale continues on, with 50% off Dishonored, Borderlands 2, and many more games. You may be able to find these titles cheaper at retail, but if you must play these games now -- and you really shou...

Allistair Pinsof



New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal photo
New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal
by Fraser Brown

Monday has once again snuck up on us like an unfortunate rash you got from a really good weekend. Don't worry, there's cream for that! And much like a soothing medicinal balm, the new releases of the week are here to cure what ails you. 

Brütal Legend finally drops on PC after years of being locked in console servitude, and despite its dodgy strategy portions, we should welcome it with open, heavily tattooed arms. The absolutely cracking soundtrack makes it more than worth a look, and the great voice acting, more than competent action, and art direction that will make your eyes bleed from heavy metal joy makes its failings a lot easier to swallow. 

If metal hurts your delicate ears and Jack Black sends you into a blind rage, then there's still a bunch to look forward to this week. Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires adds some strategy to your hacking and slashing; fans of punishing dungeon crawlers and 3DS owners rejoice, Etrian Odyssey IV finally arrives in the US; Might & Magic Heroes VI gets a new expansion, Shades of Darkness; a curious looking RPG drops on PC in the form of Driftmoon; and Star Wars Pinball is a thing that actually looks pretty groovy.

What will you be using to soothe that nasty rash this week?

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Developer: Gearbox lied to SEGA, 2K over Colonial Marines photo
Developer: Gearbox lied to SEGA, 2K over Colonial Marines
by Jim Sterling

It's fair to say the Aliens: Colonial Marines story has been a fascinating one. From the years of hype, to the negative reviews, to the later confusion over who actually developed the game, there's a lot of mystery and controversy afoot. Here's Destructoid to add a little more.

We've recently been chatting with a developer who -- as you might have guessed -- wishes to remain anonymous. Under this condition, he agreed to let us publish the things he's witnessed personally and learned from fellow project members in the time he spent working on Colonial Marines

Our man was involved with the game only briefly, between 2007 and 2008, but in just that short time he had some interesting reading for us. If his words are indeed to be believed, they further fuel the suggestion that Colonial Marines was increasingly sidelined for more "important" projects. 

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8:30 AM on 02.12.2013

Randy Pitchford addresses Borderlands 2 level cap

Borderlands fans everywhere have been clamoring for a level cap increase (from 50) basically since the first week Borderlands 2 launched. Naturally, Gearbox can't just put off this discussion forever, so Randy Pitchford opted...

Chris Carter