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New releases: Fight in the snow in Company of Heroes 2 photo
New releases: Fight in the snow in Company of Heroes 2
by Fraser Brown

This week sees the return of Relic's superb World War 2 strategy series, Company of Heroes, with the bloody conflict in the Eastern Front being presented in a brand new engine. Though it adds little more than extreme weather and a new, explosive campaign to the tried and tested formula, it's really rather splendid.

On top of this, the Biker action game, Ride to Hell: Retribution finally drops, after a bit of a delay; the merc with the mouth, Deadpool, gets his very own game; Dark leaps out of the shadows with a smattering of stealth and vampire action; and that really rather awful looking Spartacus Legends game is a thing.

Anything tempting you this week?

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10:00 AM on 06.21.2013

Watch the first five minutes of Borderlands 2's Tina DLC

It seems as if the fourth (and possibly final) DLC for Borderlands 2 is nearly upon us, as a full five minute playthrough has surfaced for Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep. You'll get a taste of the theme of the DLC, which...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 05.31.2013

Borderlands 2 cosplayers unite for this rad music video

Like every meeting of the nerd minds, you can expect a healthy amount of awesome cosplay, and the London Comic Con is no exception. Not satisfied with a mere gallery, the folks behind the YouTube channel sneakyzebra made two...

Abel Girmay



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