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4:30 PM on 12.23.2013

Alcohol makes the gaming industry go round

Technically alcohol makes the entire world go round. Still, it's a very big part of the gaming industry. You know all the preview events we get to attend? Open bar. Always. In fact, a couple of the games Mr. Destructoid has a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



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Review: Borderlands 2: How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day
by Darren Nakamura

Borderlands 2 has had quite the long tail of content for a noncompetitive first-person shooter. Since its release a bit over a year ago, it has seen two additional characters, four story DLC packs, two level cap increases, widespread release of previously retailer-exclusive content, dozens of new cosmetic customization options, and most recently, the series of holiday-themed Headhunter missions.

Like T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest and The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler, How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day takes place in a single new area and consists of only a couple of missions. Where Bloody Harvest was centered around Halloween and Wattle Gobbler focused on Thanksgiving, Mercenary Day features a Christmas theme. With it comes a very Borderlands take on snowmen, carols, and the spirit of the season.

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5:30 PM on 12.07.2013

Telltale, Gearbox team up for Tales from the Borderlands

For the first reveal of this year's VGX, a Telltale logo showed up on a vending machine, with very Telltale-esque cel-shading. Not so Telltale was the music, which was clearly a Borderlands guitar riff. Yep, Telltale is maki...

Darren Nakamura

10:15 AM on 12.03.2013

Borderlands 2 Christmas customizations shown in video

Borderlands 2 has seen tons of downloadable content over the past year, but it is finally coming to the end (at least, until they announce some more). After two characters, four big narrative campaigns, two level increases, ...

Darren Nakamura



Review: Borderlands 2: Ravenous Wattle Gobbler photo
Review: Borderlands 2: Ravenous Wattle Gobbler
by Darren Nakamura

Last month, the first Headhunter DLC pack for Borderlands 2 released, celebrating Halloween with T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest. The Headhunter series aims to be quick and inexpensive, offering a couple of holiday-themed missions for just a few dollars apiece.

Next in the series is the Thanksgiving flavored content, with a title as stuffed as our stomachs will be in two days: The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler. While it follows the same general format as the previous entry, Wattle Gobbler has a bit more of the signature Borderlands charm, which benefits it in the end.

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10:30 AM on 11.20.2013

Borderlands 2 is getting Thanksgiving themed DLC

Borderlands 2 is getting some DLC for Thanksgiving, called The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler. First of all, that name is amazing. This is the second set of Headhunter DLC, following T.K. Baha's Bloo...

Joshua Derocher

5:00 PM on 10.23.2013

Randy Pitchford pays $25k for Penn Jillette's ponytail

You know that gross feeling you get when you find a stray hair and you know it's not yours? Randy Pitchford, head of Gearbox Software, just paid $25,000 for the pleasure, albeit magnified thousands of times over. According to...

Brett Makedonski



Review: Borderlands 2: T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest photo
Review: Borderlands 2: T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest
by Darren Nakamura

Borderlands 2's huge array of downloadable content has inarguably had its ups and downs. At its worst, we have seen simple cosmetic additions like new outfit colors and heads (which seem doubly silly considering the game's predominantly first-person perspective). At its best, we've experienced a truly heartfelt story inside of a substantial campaign addition, with a plethora of new enemies to fight in Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep.

The new Headhunter series of DLC aims to be something in between those two extremes. Rather than providing a substantial set of side story missions across several locales, the Headhunter content intends to be more bite-sized, with a price to match. T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest is Halloween-themed, so perhaps "fun-sized" is the more apt adjective to use, and while shooting things in the face while numbers fly out is as fun as it has ever been, there really isn't much new to find here.

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11:30 AM on 10.16.2013

T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest DLC for Borderlands 2 dated

A spooky, Halloween-themed adventure is coming to Borderlands 2 next week with the arrival of T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest. The first in the series of "Headhunter" content releases, players will be guided by T.K. Baha's corpse ...

Conrad Zimmerman





9:00 PM on 10.08.2013

Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition out today in NA

Back in August we learned that the Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition was on its way, and today it's out in North America. For those who have been able to hold out on the lootfest for the past year, this bundle includes...

Darren Nakamura



Jimquisition: Reasons To Pass On Season Passes photo
Jimquisition: Reasons To Pass On Season Passes
by Jim Sterling

You were promised an episode on season passes, in the wake of Jimquisition complaining about downloadable content. There is a season for all things, and that season has come to pass.

Here is a nice little bit of shouting on why season passes are ridiculous, and why it would behoove you to pass up on the bloody things.

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New releases: Beyond, Pokemon X/Y, Disgaea
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

It's here! It's finally here! Pokemon X and Y is out this week for the 3DS and it's pretty much going to be the only thing anyone talks about leading up to the next-gen consoles. Oh, Beyond: Two Souls is also out this week. It has emotions and stuff. You like emotions, right?

Other biggies this week are two repacked re-releases: Borderlands 2 and Dishonored Game of the Year Editions. Oh, videogame industry. No wonder gamers love Steam sales so much.

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1:30 PM on 09.27.2013

Destructoid alumnus Aaron Linde joins Gearbox Software

Destructoid alumnus Aaron Linde is now with Gearbox Software, reuniting the famed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time hater with his longtime Podtoid co-host. "I've been hired specifically to challenge Anthony...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 PM on 08.28.2013

Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition out in October

And here's that confirmation we were waiting on. The Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition will see a North American release on October 8, 2013. Everywhere else gets it on Oct. 11. Unfortunately, it's not as complete as we ...

Jordan Devore



The DTOID Show: GTA V, TES Online, & Goodbye MS Points! photo
The DTOID Show: GTA V, TES Online, & Goodbye MS Points!
by Tara Long

Greetings, internet citizens! Max was out of the office today, so I grabbed Techfeed's Scott Bromley (and fellow host of The Comedy Button) to chat with me about GTA V's Collector's Edition, the rumored-but-not-yet-announced Borderlands 2 GOTY Edition, the phasing out of MS Points, and whether or not you'll be required to use magic in The Elder Scrolls Online. We've also got details on the must-see panels and parties of PAX Prime 2013, so if you plan on attending this year - listen up!

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6:00 PM on 08.26.2013

Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition on the horizon

Those of you who have remained strong and resisted Borderlands 2 knowing full well that 2K and Gearbox Software would eventually put out a "game of the year" version shouldn't have to wait all that much longer. At least, the ...

Jordan Devore