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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




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




10:00 AM on 07.20.2013

Borderlands 2 is getting tons of DLC this fall

Gearbox confirmed at their PAX Australia panel that Borderlands 2 will be getting a level cap upgrade (to 72), and new raid bosses and missions in the form of DLC. The level cap DLC will be called the "Ultimate Vault Hun...

Chris Carter




3:00 PM on 07.19.2013

New Borderlands 2 DLC to be revealed tomorrow

Remember that new Borderlands 2 DLC that's in the works? At least one of those projects will be revealed tomorrow, Randy Pitchford has announced. Details of the DLC are slim, as we don't know whether or not future content wil...

Chris Carter




11:00 AM on 07.09.2013

More Borderlands 2 DLC on the way

When I started cutting my teeth into Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon's Keep, it came with a satisfying somberness, thinking it to be the end to a largely enjoyable journey. It would seem though, that it's not ove...

Abel Girmay




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




6:30 PM on 05.31.2013

Meet Borderlands 2's Krieg, he drives the poop train

Krieg, Borderlands 2's newest downloadable character, has some sort of odd affliction. Somewhere between his brain and his mouth, his intended words get replaced by phrases of utter insanity. At least he lives up to his...

Brett Makedonski




7:00 AM on 05.28.2013

Hands-on with Borderlands 2's take on Dungeons & Dragons

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 p...

Abel Girmay




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




7:30 PM on 05.06.2013

Borderlands 2's sixth playable character available May 14

The sixth playable character for Borderlands 2, Krieg the Psycho Bandit, will be available for loot hunting on May 14, Krieg himself announced on Twitter. Unveiled at developer Gearbox Software's PAX East panel back in March,...

Keith Swiader




2:30 PM on 05.02.2013

Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina DLC announced (Update)

[Update: Gearbox has cleared us to share with you the following, in light of today's leak. Borderlands 2's Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep DLC, which follows Tiny Tina who is running a role-playing tabletop game, will come...

Allistair Pinsof




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




10:15 AM on 04.02.2013

Borderlands 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack is out today

Starting today, you'll be able to pick up the Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack for Borderlands 2, which raises the level cap from 50 to 61 and a free update that unlocks a third playthrough mode. If you're a Season Pass holder, you...

Chris Carter




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




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




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




12:00 PM on 02.05.2013

Borderlands 2 DLC headed to retail later this month

Gearbox and 2K Games are putting out a packaged bundle for Borderlands 2 downloadable content on February 26, 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Priced at $29.99, the Borderlands 2: Add-On Content Pack includes some but not...

Jordan Devore




8:13 PM on 02.04.2013

Borderlands 2's Tiny Tina viewed as racist? [Update]

[Update: Mike Sacco no longer works with Cryptozoic Entertainment, seemingly as a result of his discussion over Borderlands 2. At first, Sacco stated, "I'm gonna confirm two things: That people tried to pressure Cryptozoic in...

Jim Sterling




10:00 PM on 01.22.2013

New character skins for Borderlands 2 now for sale

Tired of the dozens of ways you can customize the look of your Vault Hunter in Borderlands 2? 2K Games announced today the availability of new DLC skin packs you can buy to shake up your style a bit more. Each of the playable...

Conrad Zimmerman




11:30 AM on 11.26.2012

No Borderlands 2 for Wii U, wouldn't be 'OMG' enough

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has said that Borderlands 2 wouldn't be coming to Wii U, due to an inability to exploit the GamePad in some sort of Earth-shattering way. In contrast, the studio has plenty of ideas for Aliens: Col...

Jim Sterling




8:30 PM on 11.20.2012

Torgue's Campaign of Carnage launch trailer detonates

I am just about to finish a second playthrough of the main campaign in Borderlands 2 (Jack dies tonight), and there's no better time for Gearbox Software to be stoking my lust than when I'm staring down the barrel of my...

Conrad Zimmerman




8:30 PM on 11.16.2012

Borderlands 2 Torgue ad is certainly direct

As you are no doubt aware from having read our preview earlier today, the next round of expansion content for Borderlands 2 centers around a specific weapons manufacturer, Torgue. These are the guns which always feature...

Conrad Zimmerman




5:15 PM on 11.06.2012

Borderlands 2 security patch now released on Xbox 360

Gearbox Software has issued a patch to the Xbox 360 version of Borderlands 2 today which addresses an issue caused by players who had been using third-party software to modify elements of the game. Borderlands 2 players ...

Conrad Zimmerman




2:30 PM on 11.05.2012

Claptrap returns for second series of humor videos

With Borderlands 2 out and selling lots of copies, Claptrap apparently has all the time in the world to talk about its development. In the first installment of a new video series, we see the lovable scamp abuse producti...

Conrad Zimmerman




4:45 PM on 10.26.2012

Borderlands 2 player mischief prompts patch on Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 version of Borderlands 2 has been having a few issues with some rather cheeky players using an external application to sabotage the characters of other players and disrupt their experience, the scamps! Earli...

Fraser Brown




1:30 PM on 10.16.2012

Watch this Bootyful Borderlands 2 Pirate's Booty trailer

So. Much. Booty. You've heard the announcement. You've seen Tara's gameplay walkthrough. Now watch the launch day trailer for Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty -- the newest DLC for Borderlands 2. Gearbox boasts t...

Chris Carter




8:30 PM on 10.15.2012

A rundown of the Mechromancer class in Borderlands 2

This latest trailer for Borderlands 2 featuring Gaige, the fifth playable character released earlier this month, may not be too timely but at least it's informative.  I'm actually rather curious to try her out...

Conrad Zimmerman




10:00 AM on 10.15.2012

Preview: Borderlands 2's Pirate's Booty expansion

Captain Scarlet and the Pirate's Booty is the first story expansion for Borderlands 2 and the overall plot sees you hunting after the legendary Captain Blade's lost treasure of the sands. The DLC takes place in Oasis, and the...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




1:30 PM on 10.11.2012

Details revealed for next Borderlands 2 expansion

Borderlands 2 has been out nary a month now and we've already received some additional content in the form of Gaige the Mechromancer. Gearbox isn't letting the train slow down one bit, as new details have surfaced on the next...

Conrad Zimmerman




5:00 AM on 10.09.2012

Borderlands 2's Mechromancer DLC comes out today!

Whoa wait what?! The Mechromancer DLC is out today!? Yup, Gearbox got the latest content for Borderlands 2 finished earlier than expected so they're releasing it TODAY! You can even go check out her entire skill tree ove...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




8:00 AM on 09.25.2012

Borderlands 2 bug resets Badass Rank, Gearbox fixing it

A bug affecting all versions of Borderlands 2 is resetting Badass Ranks right back down to zero, stripping the character of its bonuses, including unlockables such as customization skins. Even worse, the Badass challenges are...

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 09.24.2012

Borderlands 2 lowers the gore, upsets the fans

Playing as a sniper in Borderlands meant that you got to see a lot of heads pop in juicy showers of blood and eyeballs. Going through Borderlands 2 with a similar build, I started to notice that headshots were no longer satis...

Jim Sterling




11:30 AM on 09.21.2012

Gearbox accused of pilfering art for Borderlands 2

[Update: Randy Pitchford has reached out to Olly, stating:  "You're amazing. Inspiration is part of art and you've inspired us. But the bit that was lifted is uncool, so... consequences." Olly replied that he'd...

Jim Sterling




11:00 AM on 09.20.2012

Russian Borderlands 2 problems officially resolved

Borderlands 2 caused a commotion in the East when it was revealed that Russia and surrounding territories would be forced to buy a locked-down, Russian-only version of the game, despite not being warned before purchase. After...

Jim Sterling




4:00 PM on 09.19.2012

Surviving Pandora: A beginner's guide to Borderlands 2

Electric skags, raging midgets, suicidal psychos, and that’s not even the half of it. There aren’t two ways about it: Pandora is one tough place that isn’t kind to new adventurers and you’re going to...

Allistair Pinsof




8:01 AM on 09.18.2012

Russia forced to get unwanted region-locked Borderlands 2

Gamers in Russia and Ukraine are unhappy with their purchase of Borderlands 2 at the moment, because they got a version of the game they never expected or asked for. Any version bought in the Commonwealth of Independent State...

Jim Sterling




11:13 PM on 09.17.2012

Review: Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 is built upon the age-old axiom that if you throw enough money at a good idea it will become an even better one. And the original Borderlands was most definitely a good idea. Borderlands may have been about loot...

Allistair Pinsof




8:30 PM on 09.17.2012

I hate you all because Borderlands 2 comes out tomorrow

Right now, I'm sitting in a hotel room in Tokyo, preparing my body for the onslaught which will be Tokyo Game Show. I could be at home, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the two copies of Borderlands 2 I ordered for the...

Conrad Zimmerman




2:00 PM on 09.17.2012

Attention Borderlands 2 buyers: I have dibs on Zer0

Borderlands 2 is out tomorrow, and I just realized that I have to move quickly. Out of all five playable character classes, there is only one I like on paper. Only one that I can give me the power trip that I need, as I'm wandering the wastelands of Pandora, blasting and cutting everything in sight. Cutting, you say? That's right: I have dibs on Zer0.

Chris Carter




11:00 AM on 09.17.2012

Randy Pitchford teases potential Borderlands 2 DLC theme

Gearbox head Randy Pitchford recently had a tease in mind when asked about potential Borderlands 2 DLC themes. "I've always wanted to ride a sail barge and drive a Sand Skiff. I've always wanted to do that, and we've got...

Chris Carter




2:30 PM on 09.16.2012

Gearbox details late fan's inclusion in Borderlands 2

Last year's most heartwarming game-related story was without a doubt that of Michael John Mamaril, the 22-year-old Borderands fan who lost his life to cancer. His friend Carlo sent an email to Gearbox Software explaining the ...

Tony Ponce




8:00 AM on 09.11.2012

Gaige the Mechromancer details emerge for Borderlands 2

Even though it has been confirmed for months, I still think the idea of pre-ordering a game for future DLC can sometimes be fairly comical. I was walking past my local GameStop when I saw a giant Borderlands 2 ad th...

Chris Carter




9:00 PM on 09.02.2012

Borderlands 2 should have the Mechromancer by Oct. 16

We know that Borderlands 2 won't get its fifth class, the Mechromancer, at launch on September 18. Gearbox Software has put a more specific deadline on when the downloadable character is expected to be ready for public consum...

Jordan Devore




10:00 AM on 09.02.2012

PAX: Borderlands 2 Mechromancer character unveiled

At a closed-door screening, Gearbox's Mike Neumann officially unveiled the previously described fifth character class, Gaige the Mechromancer. Unsurprisingly, Gaige more or less looks like her concept art as realized in the c...

Casey Baker




6:00 AM on 08.31.2012

PAX: Take a wild tour through the world of Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2's Sir Hammerlock offers a tour of the game's world, mechanics, and characters in this lengthy, jaw-dropping trailer. I had to pause halfway through and re-watch because I realized I wasn't even listening to any...

Allistair Pinsof








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