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Legendary weapons now drop three times as often in Borderlands

While dedicated players still roam the fringes of the Borderlands, Gearbox has been playing the part of mad scientist. Or, at least normal scientist. The developer's been toying with the way that legendary drops function in the series' most...   read

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Ashley Johnson joins Tales from the Borderlands cast

The Last of Us voice actor Ashley Johnson is joining the cast for Tales from the Borderlands. Johnson's involvement -- confirmed by Telltale's Laura Perusco and Job Stauffer on Twitter -- is said to concern a "very core character" in the th...   read

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Character building

The beauty and tragedy of a perfectly planned character

I've probably spent more time creating characters, builds, and dreaming up party compositions in my head than I have actually playing games. It seems odd to think of it in that way, but if I could somehow tally it all up I bet it wouldn't e...   read

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Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox, abandons his baby

It looks like Borderlands is going through a pretty rough time at the moment. Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch left Gearbox back in January, and Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia closed its doors for good last week. I bet ol’ 2...   read

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2K Australia

2K Australia completely demolished

Today is truly a sad day for the Australian game development scene as the country's final AAA game development studio, 2K Australia in Canberra, is being closed down. Most recently known for developing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The entir...   read

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Laura's Gaming Butts: Bord-Arse-Lands

Hello all and welcome to Laura's Gaming Butts, Destructoid's weekly YouTube show about butts in videogames. Yep, it's a video podcast where I get guests in to talk about butts. Professional journalism at its finest. This week we're joined ...   read

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A ridiculously gaudy living room set for one big Borderlands fan

Avid Borderlands players thrive on the thrill of picking up a rare and unique gun. 2K's triggering that same dopamine effect for one lucky fan with a one-of-a-kind living room set. The winner better like the color gold. Shown in the c...   read

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Game News Haikus: Sexy Final Fantasy, amiibogeddon, Bloodborne trick, and more

Nintendo took a big spot in last week's news, with the highs of the Nintendo Direct and the lows of the Wave 4 amiibo rollout. Does that give the company perfect balance, like a haiku? I'm not sure. In this series, we take a look at the st...   read

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Review: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Claptastic Voyage

With Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, I like and dislike different parts of it in almost equal measure. The combat is exciting and the characters are likable. On the other hand, the environments are a little dull and it suffers from a host...   read

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Borderlands DLC screens

Borderlands: Claptastic Voyage screenshots, we got 'em

The first and only big story piece of downloadable content released for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel earlier this week, and I just finished playing through it. As usual, I took a bunch of screenshots as I played through. Fair warning: these ...   read

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Borderlands Golden Keys

Celebrate Borderlands: The Handsome Collection by stocking up on Golden Keys

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today. One of the major selling points for those who have already played Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on last generation hardware is the ability to import save data from legacy...   read

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Immoral games

Lots of games are morally bankrupt, we get it

With Hotline Miami 2 recently released, I realized I am really, really tired of games that belong in its genre. When I say "genre," I refer not to "action games" or "indie games" or even "violent games," but a subtler, more hypocritical cla...   read

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Gearbox details process for importing saves into the Borderlands Handsome Collection

When you pick up Borderlands: The Handsome Collection later this month, you'll have the opportunity to transfer your old save file for both included titles. It's actually pretty easy this time around, as all you'll need to do is go int...   read

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Borderlands screenshots

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 screenshots, we got 'em

Another Telltale episode, another excessively large set of screenshots taken as I played through with an Xbox 360 controller while keeping my pinky finger on the F12 key. Tales from the Borderlands still looks great despite the aging Tellta...   read

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Review: Tales from the Borderlands: Atlas Mugged

[Disclosure: Anthony Burch, who consulted on the story for Tales from the Borderlands, was previously employed at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the review.] Tales from the Border...   read

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's Claptastic Voyage trailer shows glitch guns, confetti

Gearbox showed off the trailer for the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel downloadable content to a select group of fans during its panel at PAX East, but it is now available for anybody to watch. Maybe even you? Yes, if you want. Finish...   read

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Game News Haikus: Gigantic, Borderlands, sex, and more

This week's episode a little late, courtesy of PAX East. I'll make it up to you, I promise. Last week D. Takeshi Nakamura had a little accident, inserting a line with a deplorable six syllables in it, which some keeping track at home notic...   read

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Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 trailer brings more bangs and booms

Yesterday, PAX East attendees were treated to a sneak peak of the trailer for Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged. Today, it is available for mass consumption. Things are heating up on Pandora for Rhys, Fiona, and the gang. ...   read

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Gearbox x Harmonix

Borderlands characters are now in Dance Central Spotlight

Gearbox and Harmonix have worked together in the past with a dance section in one of last year's trailers for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. At the PAX East Inside Gearbox panel, Gearbox and Harmonix announced a new partnership. Vau...   read

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Telltale Borderlands Ep 2

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 set to release week of March 17

Telltale's panel came and went with some fun stories of the studio's journey but nary an announcement of what the developer is doing now. Judging from the comments in just about every Telltale article that goes up, the second episode of Tal...   read

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Borderlands Pre-Sequel

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Claptastic Voyage comes out March 24

During today's Inside Gearbox panel at PAX East, Gearbox unveiled the trailer for the fourth piece of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel downloadable content. The story content picks up after the end of The Pre-Sequel and leads into the beginning ...   read

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Borderlands preview
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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection shines in some spots, has problems in others

Traditionally, Game Developers Conference is a very busy show. After what seems like a three-month hibernation, the game industry slowly creaks back awake and GDC is the first time everything's in full gear again. As always, this conference...   read

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Borderlands leaving old gen behind

Coming out of an always-exciting earnings call that publishers love to have, it was revealed that the next Borderlands game will be for next-gen only (or new gen or current gen or whatever gen you want to fight about on the Internet). That ...   read

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Borderlands 2 lead writer Anthony Burch is leaving Gearbox

Almost five years ago, Anthony Burch went from being a Destructoid staff member to a Destructoid alumnus, moving on to work as a writer at Gearbox Software. On his personal Twitter account this morning, he announced that he would be leaving...   read

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Borderlands bug

Borderlands players: Don't go grinding purple hauls

[Update: A patch released in November added the option to grind three purples. Therefore, this is not as useless of a bug as originally thought.] Anyone that plans to hop around the moons of Pandora today might want to take some care w...   read

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