Borderlands 2 writer comments on Handsome Jack fan video

Burch not involved with the project

Machinima is set to launch a video series about Handsome Jack, the villain of Borderlands 2. It’s not looking like a huge budget production, but that doesn’t mean it wont be a good watch. I managed to get Borderlands 2 writer and former Dtoid features editor Anthony Burch to appear in my dumb Machinima show for free, which made me wonder if Anthony was lending a hand with this new series. Burch states, “[As] far as I know it’s all totally fan made. I’m psyched somebody liked Jack enough to make a fan film about him, though.” 

Gearbox didn’t have a ton of money to work with when putting together the Borderlands games, but they’ve still found a huge following. I attribute that to the inspired risks that the developers were willing to take, not the least of which was hiring a a young, relatively inexperienced games writer like Anthony. Here’s to hoping that this fan series takes similar chances, and that those chances pay off just as well. 

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes