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Battleborn's winter update addresses a lot of concerns, neglects one crucial issue

"Why did Battleborn fail?" is a question that gets asked every few days on its subreddit. "How do we bring new players in and retain them?" is probably the more constructive way to phrase it. Gearbox has been paying attention to the communi...   read

 
 
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(Update) Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition will not be offered as a free upgrade on PC

[Update: It turns out my assumption about EA holding the rights to the original game seems to be true. Other users took to asking Randy Pitchford on Twitter and he responded with, "Not possible - completely different publisher, era, platfor...   read

 
 
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Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in April

At The Game Awards 2016, Randy Pitchford announced that Gearbox Software will start publishing titles by smaller studios under the Gearbox Publishing label. The first title to be released under this label is the People Can Fly-developed por...   read

 
 
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Fans declare November 12 'Battleborn Day,' want to repopulate servers

Don't call it a dead game. The small-but-dedicated Battleborn fan base doesn't like hearing it. Still, even the diehards have little trouble admitting that matchmaking times could stand to be shorter and skill levels between two matchmade t...   read

 
 
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Review: Battleborn: Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion

For a lot of people, Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion is going to be too little, too late. Battleborn has been plagued with issues since its launch, from poor PC performance to a rapidly decreasing base of players causing long wait times to...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's first story DLC is out today

There isn't a lot that can pull me away from Destiny: Rise of Iron these days (I'm much slower than Chris Carter is; still leveling up so I can take on Wrath of the Machine), but if one thing can, if even just briefly, it's Battleborn's fir...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's new free multiplayer mode is out on October 13

Gearbox's struggling FPS/MOBA needs a shot in the arm to keep its community from extinguishing completely. The first story-based downloadable content (Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion) is set to release on October 13, but if the ol' player-...   read

 
 
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Battleborn is allegedly going free-to-play

Gearbox Software's MOBA-lite shooter Battleborn never stood much of a chance. It released in the same timeframe as the likes of Overwatch and Doom, and everyone's collective interest gravitated toward those titles. Amid low player...   read

 
 
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Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition rated by Brazilian rating board

Months ago during E3, someone "let loose" screenshots of a remastered Bulletstorm. While fans got excited, nothing was ever confirmed or denied regarding the status of a next-gen port. While this isn't an official statement about the existe...   read

 
 
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The Duke Nukem 3D remake is the best version of an iconic game

My previous experience with the Duke Nukem franchise has thus far been relegated to Duke Nukem Forever, an overwhelmingly unpleasant experience that I cannot recommend to anyone with a pulse. As a result, when I wandered into Gearbox S...   read

 
 


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Gearbox's Duke Nukem 3D remake is a remix of new and old Duke Nukem

We had a pretty good hunch last week. Now that the Duke Nukem timer has reached zero, we know it for sure: We're getting more Duke Nukem soon. The self-proclaimed king is back. At PAX West, Gearbox Software announced Duke Nukem 3...   read

 
 
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Tons of new info on Battleborn's upcoming DLC is out now

For those following along, Battleborn has had a fairly steady stream of updates since its rocky launch in May. The first additional character Alani showed up shortly after launch. Pendles sneaked into the cast in July (or maybe he was there...   read

 
 
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Ernest brings the boom to Battleborn

Ernest dropped for Battleborn's season pass and digital deluxe edition owners a few days ago. He goes live for the general public this Thursday, bringing all sorts of explosives to scare his enemies stupid. He rounds out the Peacekeeper fac...   read

 
 
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We're probably getting more Duke Nukem soon

Countdown timers have one universal meaning: Something's gonna happen. Rarely does a timer show up on the internet and it turns out to be for naught. Sometimes the result's underwhelming, but at least something happened. That's the app...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's 29th hero is some punk kid in a mech suit

Ernest releases today for Battleborn's early access users, and already we have a glimpse into the future. The 29th hero to be released "in the next couple months" is Kid Ultra, that smarmy-looking youth you see up there in the header image....   read

 
 
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Battleborn's Ernest is only a week away for early access

Gearbox and 2K are ramping up the downloadable stuff for Battleborn. It was more than two months between the first DLC character Alani and the second one Pendles. The wait won't be so long for Ernest, who is showing up less than a month aft...   read

 
 
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Take-Two says Battleborn performed 'below expectations,' stops short of saying it will go F2P

Ah, Battleborn. It's one of those games that isn't as bad as you hear, but still managed to come in below the monumental expectations it set. Take-Two seemingly agrees from a financial perspective, stating that it performed "below expectati...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's Pendles is a slippery sneak

The 27th Battleborn hero Pendles becomes available for the general public on August 4 (to purchase with a non-negligible sum of in-game currency), but he has been available for season pass holders for the past few days now. I took the steal...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's next hero Ernest channels TF2's Demoman

Rogue assassin Pendles is out today for season pass holders, but 2K and Gearbox are already looking ahead to the 28th Battleborn hero to add to the roster, Ernest. There were some rumblings and dataminings about him previously, but now it's...   read

 
 
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Battleborn has its own PlayStation Flash Sale

To those of you who aren't playing Battleborn, what's it going to take? In addition to publisher 2K's current Humble Bundle that brings the "hobby-grade" team shooter to $15 with a handful of other titles roped in, Gearbox Software is now h...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's 27th hero Pendles releases on August 4

It has been almost two months since the release of Alani, the Eldrid healer and 26th Battleborn hero. The small community of people still invested in Gearbox's FPS/MOBA have spent a lot of that time wondering "When are we going to get Pendl...   read

 
 
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Three new Battleborn multiplayer maps coming this Thursday

Battleborn just celebrated the Lootpocalypse (recently extended for another week), wherein bosses were dropping legendary gear more frequently and loot packs cost less in-game currency to purchase. It had the effect of filling up the c...   read

 
 
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Battleborn's 'Lootpocalypse' promises increased gear drops this weekend

A few weeks back, Gearbox increased the drop rate of legendary gear in Battleborn's campaign mode. This weekend, it's cranking the dials even further in what it's calling the "Lootpocalypse." Not only will bosses be even more likely to drop...   read

 
 
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Two years later, we can objectively examine Randy Pitchford's unintelligible Battleborn tweet

Two years ago today, Randy Pitchford unleashed this gem unto the world. Last year, we celebrated its stilted beat poetry by writing our own Pitchford-esque prose. This year, we have the advantage of actually having played Battleborn, so we...   read

 
 
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As expected, Battleborn is getting microtransactions

Gearbox is pulling a Garden Warfare 1 -- in that it launched its game without microtransactions, but is adding them in several months later. The culprit? Battleborn, which is getting a new premium currency system called "Platinum" on J...   read

 
 
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