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Don't want to grind for those new Borderlands 2 skins? Just be patient instead photo
Don't want to grind for those new Borderlands 2 skins? Just be patient instead
by Darren Nakamura

Yesterday, a set of new skins and heads for Borderlands 2 released, featuring the Vault Hunters dressed as characters from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. As it was announced, the customization options would be made available as rare drops, but now it looks like players can expect to get them with a little more consistency, as long as they are willing to wait.

In a post on Gearbox's blog, Jeff Skal details how players can obtain the customizations through Shift codes. Starting with Axton dressed as Athena this Friday, July 18, a new code will be revealed weekly, until August 22 when all six Vault Hunters will have had their due.

So hey! Good news. This game is giving out free cosmetic downloadable content. You may now proceed to the comments to talk about how terrible a different game by the same company is.

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6:00 PM on 07.16.2014

Sniper Elite 3 lets you pay to kill Hitler now

Now that Sniper Elite 3's been out for a few weeks, anyone that's developed an adequately itchy trigger finger can set their crosshairs on a significantly more prominent figure. Adolf Hitler's the target this time, and he's k...

Brett Makedonski

12:15 PM on 07.16.2014

Everything unfolds and explodes in Rainbow Six Siege trailer

A lot of fine people said some nice stuff at E3 about Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege. We're more than a month removed from the big show, but Ubi wants to keep those good feelings rollin'. This trailer should serve as an ample reminder in case you've forgotten, or in the event that you haven't seen a friendly neighborhood hostage crisis yet today.

Brett Makedonski

5:15 PM on 07.14.2014

Payday 2 director leaves Overkill Software

Payday 2 game director David Goldfarb, formerly of DICE, has left Overkill Software to start a studio of his own, reports Polygon. It's here he'll be able to escape big-team, AAA development at long last. "It doesn't matter w...

Jordan Devore



Free Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel skins coming to Borderlands 2 on Tuesday photo
Free Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel skins coming to Borderlands 2 on Tuesday
by Darren Nakamura

Over the weekend at GaymerX, Gearbox announced that it would be releasing free Borderlands 2 customization options tomorrow. The idea behind them came from the prolific Borderlands cosplay community, so the Borderlands 2 characters would be dressed as various Pre-Sequel characters. Thanks to Gearbox forum user Norrin Radd, we have the above off-screen image of the Vault Hunters sporting the new skins and heads.

It looks like Gaige is dressed as Moxxi, Salvador as Wilhelm, Axton as Athena, Zer0 as Claptrap, and Maya as Nisha. Even though I have been following Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel fairly closely, I cannot seem to place Krieg's costume. Any ideas out there?

The new customization options should show up as a free title update, but rather than being simply granted to players, they will be included as rare loot drops. It looks like it is about time to start grinding with my Siren again. That cowboy hat is too good to pass up.

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1:15 PM on 07.14.2014

'Everyone' at Crytek UK wants to do another TimeSplitters

"You would not believe the amount of times people ask for TimeSplitters," Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical) animator Mark Jackson told OXM at last week's Develop conference. "[Another installment is] just waiting for the righ...

Jordan Devore





7:00 PM on 07.11.2014

Far Cry 4 villain wears that suit as an homage to his mother

Ubisoft released an interview with Far Cry 4 executive producer Dan Hay that tip-toes around the relationship between the game's striking villain, Pagan Min, and its returned-home-to-spread-his-mother's-ashes protagonist, Ajay Ghale. Lots of maternal stuff going on here. Can't wait for some psychoanalysis. 

Steven Hansen

12:45 PM on 07.11.2014

VizionEck wants you to rethink first-person shooters

I had the most confused look on my face watching this video of VizionEck, a nontraditional first-person shooter game for PlayStation 4. It feels weird to even call it an FPS. We previously saw an abstract teaser trailer that...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 07.11.2014

Gearbox explains why Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel isn't Borderlands 3

Developer diaries generally tend to be fairly niche videos that cover the specifics of creating a game. However, this one -- the first in a series -- takes a broad strokes approach and ends up being more interesting than mos...

Brett Makedonski

8:00 AM on 07.11.2014

Evolve built 'from the ground up' for DLC 'more so than any game ever before'

Turtle Rock co-founder Chris Ashton has some long term goals for Evolve, which includes supporting it with DLC "more so than any game ever before," he told OXM. "You know, in Left 4 Dead we could make new environments, b...

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 07.09.2014

Go ahead and 3D print these Evolve figures, you early adopter

I have no idea what people with 3D printers do. Do they ever print more 3D printers? I'd probably print statues of myself because I'm extremely vain like that. I'd give one to all my neighbors, because I assume that they all...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 PM on 07.09.2014

Cliff Bleszinski to draw $1 salary until new venture is profitable

No one can accuse Cliff Bleszinski of going into his Boss Key endeavor with the mindset that it's a cash grab. It's just the opposite, in fact. Until the company's able to turn a profit, Bleszinski will get almost nothing out...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 PM on 07.09.2014

Battlefest is a battlelove letter to Battlefield battlefans

Hyped for Battlefield 4? Electronic Arts sure wants you to be, an that's why they're introducing a festival for Battlefield fans known as -- what else? -- Battlefest. It's a celebration that will run this summer with weekly r...

Brittany Vincent

5:13 PM on 07.09.2014

Cliffy B talks microtransactions for his new free-to-play shooter

Clifford Bleszinski (Gears of War, Unreal Tournament) is working on a new sci-fi arena shooter, code named BlueStreak (a Transformers nod). Of course, "free-to-play" still gets people (understandably) tugging a...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 07.09.2014

Shadow Warrior slicing up PS4, Xbox One this fall

We've long known that Flying Wild Hog's Shadow Warrior would one day come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That's happening in September, courtesy of Devolver Digital for digital distribution and Majesco at retail. It'll cost $...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Destiny's Limited Edition and Ghost Edition detailed

Destiny is getting multiple versions because that's just what gaming companies do nowadays. This latest video here details the differences between the Limited Edition and the Ghost Edition. The Ghost Edition is the big one, ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz