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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


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


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


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 Ernest

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 Pendles

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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Battleborn maps

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 Lootpocalypse

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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A graphics card overclocking program has more Steam users than Battleborn

When Battleborn launched a few weeks ago, the response was uh… muted, to say the least. At best it’s an okay FPS-MOBA hybrid, at worst it’s not much more than a wet fart in a lift. It’s also leaking players like the...   read

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Battleborn Alani
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Battleborn's Alani adds some complexity to the healer role

Alani became available yesterday for the select few who have already invested in Battleborn past the base game. Everybody else will have to wait until May 31 for her to unlock (and then will have to spend a pretty sizable chunk of in-game m...   read

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2K Games discounts Battleborn this week to compete with Overwatch

Ah, with so many big publishers resting on their laurels it's interesting to see some good old competition. Coincidentally coinciding with Overwatch's launch this week (with a $40 base price on PC), 2K Games has announced that Battleborn&nb...   read

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Battleborn getting double XP this weekend, first DLC character next week

Every week, Gearbox writes up a Battleborn Battleplan, detailing what to expect in terms of updates, hotfixes, and downloadable content for the hobby-grade meta-growth choice shooter. This week there are a couple of interesting tidbits. Sta...   read

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Move over amiibo, Battleborn figures now hold the title of derpiest faces

We have a new reigning king of derp-face video game paraphernalia as the Battleborn pre-order figurines have usurped the disfigured faces seen on early amiibo.  Some game stores had pre-order-exclusive figures of various characters fro...   read

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Battleborn Tap
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Battleborn Tap is a thing none of you probably asked for

So yeah -- Battleborn! It's pretty alright, and it's out today. But since every game is a multimedia brand now, Battleborn Tap is also out on mobile devices (Android, iOS). Think of it like a companion app of sorts, featuring a mini RP...   read

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1TB Xbox One falls under $300 again plus Battleborn discounts

The Xbox One inventory exodus continues. This weekend, we have a 1TB Holiday Bundle back at its historic low price of $289. From a big retailer, no less (Newegg)! Couple this with the other Xbox One bundle deals we've been seeing in the pas...   read

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Borderlands on disc
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Tales from the Borderlands now available on disc

I can't stress enough how good Tales from the Borderlands is. It made the number one spot on my personal game of the year list for 2015. It's probably the most densely comedic Borderlands game and one of the most sharply written Telltale ga...   read

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Battleborn comic
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Battleborn's 'motion comic' prequel series is complete

Battleborn is set on a cool premise: there is one star left in the universe and all spacefaring species have converged on it as the last place where life can be sustained. I had previously assumed it was meant to take place in the ultra-dis...   read

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Battleborn DLC could give hints for Borderlands 3

We're on the cusp of the release of Battleborn, Gearbox's hobby-grade meta-growth shooter. Since it's still an unproven IP and Gearbox's other releases have been less than stellar, the game most on the mind of the people in the room at...   read

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Battleborn pre-orders on PC available for 20 percent off

Getting a kick out of Battleborn's beta? It's running until April 18 and for the hardcore fans, you can now get the usual 20% discount on the game's Steam key through good ol' Green Man Gaming. Since the beta commenced yesterday, it ha...   read

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We can pre-load Battleborn's beta on PS4, PC, and Xbox One

As someone who is mildly curious about Battleborn, I'm glad Gearbox is holding an open beta. It's one of those games where I don't think reviews alone will suffice for me -- I'll want to get more of a feel for it first-hand to know if it'...   read

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