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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 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

Battleborn is insanely cheap in this week's Humble Bundle

Much ado has been made about Battleborn's fledgling player count, a statistic that's especially worrying given that the game launched less than three months ago. That number's bound to increase now, all thanks to a particularly fantastic Hu...   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 of Pitchford
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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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Battleborn

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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Destructoid

Battleborn writer and old friend Aaron Linde leaves Gearbox Software

Battleborn lead writer and former Destructoid editor Aaron Linde has left Gearbox Software.  "Tomorrow's my last day at Gearbox" Linde tweeted Thursday. "Absolutely love this team and am incredibly proud of the work we did to...   read

 
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Battleborn

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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Battleborn goes half-off at third-party retailers as Overwatch releases

Battleborn's price is crashing. With the release of Overwatch this week, 2K has decided to discount Battleborn by $20 for a limited time. The game's price was dropped to $39.99, and the savings get even better when you go third-party r...   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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When the meme is right

Look how much Battleborn has evolved over 8 years

Cherry-picking a particularly cluttered shot from something that isn't even a pure first-person shooter? Sure. On the other hand, fingerless glove meter! [via reddit]   read

 
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Battleborn

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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Battleborn

Battleborn's hotfixes this week nerf three more characters

Gearbox has been true to their word so far with Battleborn updates, and this week includes changes for Galilea, Miko, and ISIC. All three have been tuned down a bit, with damage reduction, healing reduction, and health nerfs respe...   read

 
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Battleborn

Gearbox says Battleborn sales are tracking 'just ahead of Borderlands'

I didn't dig some of the things Battleborn ended up doing (particularly the main MOBA angle), but over time, I can see myself enjoying it more -- especially if Gearbox actually keeps up with its planned regular updates. But some people...   read

 
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Battleborn

Battleborn's first balance patch coming soon, Marquis in the nerf crosshair

So yeah Battleborn -- it's not bad! I'm definitely going to be playing the Capture mode for the weeks to come, so it's nice to hear that Gearbox is going to look at a weekly cadence for balance updates, addressing community concerns. T...   read

 
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Battleborn review
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Review: Battleborn

Last time we checked in with Battleborn, I wasn't sure what to make of it. On one hand, it was a loud, busy game that tried desperately to get me to like it. On the other, beneath the facade, it presented a decent shooter experience that Ge...   read

 
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Battlederp

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 review
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Review in Progress: Battleborn

Battleborn is a strange one, even for Gearbox. It's clearly a natural progression of their own Borderlands formula, but kicked up a notch, which isn't necessarily a good thing when every notch is kicked. Geared more towards a competiti...   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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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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Battleborderlands

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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Banner Saga 2, Stellaris, and other upcoming games are 25 percent off

Later today, Stoic will release its follow-up to 2014's hit turn-based strategy title The Banner Saga. The sequel will cost $20 at launch, but for a limited time you can dip in your savings jar by using a 25 percent off coupon fro...   read

 
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Beta Impressions

Will Battleborn be the next Shadowrun?

At the beginning of 2016, I listed Battleborn as one of my most anticipated titles (as well as Fable Legends, RIP) and after playing the open beta I can easily say it still is. If you're not familiar, Battleborn is the game Gearbo...   read

 
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Deals

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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Battleborn
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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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Cold heart Battleborn
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Battleborn features a TV-style story mode, open beta next month

New details have been revealed about Battleborn's story mode that will take place over eight "TV-style episodes." According to the official site, "the game's Story Mode is structured just like some of our favorite episodic television ...   read

 
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Battleborn

Of course Battleborn has tons of Season Pass content

If you put money on it, you probably didn't make much as the odds were in your favor. 2K Games has announced a Season Pass for Battleborn, because of course it has. Thankfully it's $19.99 (and not $50, like WB and a few others are charging ...   read

 
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Battleborn
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Confused as to what Battleborn is? Watch this 'Incursion' trailer

When Randy Pitchford is retired, looking back at his Amazing Jonathan-esque magic mansion, he'll always remember the time he hyped up Battleborn like no one had ever hyped a game before. It's a tad confusing, but cutting down the ...   read

 
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Deals

25 percent off Dragon's Dogma: Boxing Day PC pre-order deals from GMG

Green Man Gaming is running a "Most Anticipated 2016" titles Boxing Day sale (its page makes no reference to Boxing Day but that's what it told us, anyways). The sale page doesn't seem to be public yet, but you can view the list of availabl...   read

 
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Battleborn needs a few more months

Take-Two is giving Battleborn an extra few months of development. The PC, PS4, and Xbox One shooter is now targeting May 3, 2016. Previously, it was slotted for February 9. "We at Gearbox are feeling energized by the data of our Closed Tech...   read

 
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Battleborn
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PlayStation flaunts first Battleborn open beta

Actual console exclusives are a thing of the past, so Microsoft and Sony are forced to tout things like betas at their press conferences to one-up each other and display their superiority. So, today at Sony's Paris Games Week media briefing...   read

 
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Battleborn technical test

Battleborn closed 'technical test' coming soon to Shift members

You know Gearbox's Shift? It's that service Borderlands players signed up for in order to get keys to the golden chests in Sanctuary and Concordia. It also probably watches you sleep and alerts Randy Pitchford any time you say something mea...   read

 
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Battleborn
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Meet Battleborn's main baddie, Rendain

I haven't really been digging anything coming out of the Battleborn camp so far. I mean, it looks quirky like most of Gearbox's recent stuff, it has a bright visual style, and there's tons of shooting, but there's something off about i...   read

 
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Battleborn
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Here's when you'll be able to play Battleborn

Battleborn will release worldwide on February 9, 2016. The news was confirmed by 2K in this awesome new (and CAPSLOCK-HEAVY) trailer, which also announced four new player characters. The roster will include Ambra (a priestess medic wh...   read

 
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Gearbox

Furious 4 became Battleborn, but Gearbox plans for a new Brothers in Arms

"Has Gearbox Software dropped Brothers in Arms: Furious 4?" Jordan asked over three years ago. Yes. Furious 4 dropped the Brothers in Arms brand and then morphed into a new game entirely, Battleborn. Hot on the heels of Randy Pitchford's co...   read

 
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Battleborn demo video
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Watch 23 minutes of Battleborn footage from E3

Jordan got some hands-on time with Battleborn at E3, and while his write up does a good job of laying down the basics, sometimes it's helpful to see a video in order to really get how a game plays. Now us poor, decrepit non-E3 attendees ca...   read

 
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Battleborn preview

Borderlands players will probably dig Battleborn

[Disclosure: Years ago, Aaron Linde used to write for Destructoid. He now works on Battleborn at Gearbox Software. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into this preview.] To sum up Battleborn in an overly si...   read

 
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2K announces more info for Battleborn, campaign supports co-op

Before we talk about Battleborn, let's remember this tweet from Randy Pitchford. Possibly one of the best examples of marketing gone wrong, the hype train leaving the station with missing brakes, a sale so desperate that Gil Gund...   read

 
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First gameplay footage of Battleborn's cooperative campaign

In a whopping 18-minute video released today, Gearbox Software's Andrew Goldfarb, Aaron Linde, and Randy Varnell discussed the factions and characters in the multiplayer shooter Battleborn, before showing off the first gameplay footage of ...   read

 
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Battleborn

Battleborn is made of MOBAs, spice, and all shooters nice

When Battleborn was first announced, there were certain trigger words my mind immediately connected before I had read a single word about the game. "Gearbox, shooter, color. Oh, I wonder what the loot drop rate is like," I said to myself. T...   read

 
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Battleborn
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They grow up so fast: Game Informer interviews Aaron Linde about writing Battleborn

It doesn't feel like it has been that long since former Destructoid reviews editor Aaron Linde moved on to work in the game industry, but it has been almost six years now. In that time, he has contributed to a number of development studios...   read

 
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Battleborn
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Help us decipher this Battleborn tweet from Gearbox's Randy Pitchford

This morning, Gearbox Software announced its next game, Battleborn, a cooperative first-person shooter that has elements traditionally found in multiplayer online battle arenas like League of Legends. Or, put another way: Perfect. I've b...   read

 
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BATTLEBORN
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Gearbox reveals Battleborn for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Battleborn is the next big game from Gearbox Software, and, much like the developer's Borderlands series, it's looking to put a unique spin on the first-person shooter. Billed a "hero-shooter" by Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford, the title inf...   read

 

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