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Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2

PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: First Person Shooter
Developer: Gearbox Software Official Site: http://www.borderlandsthegam...
Publisher: 2K Games Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
20th September 2012
Borderlands 2

Genre: First Person Shooter
Developer: Gearbox Software
Official Site: http://www.borderland...
Publisher: 2K Games
Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
20th September 2012
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Monday, 8 April 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:53pm 08/04/19 | 0 Comments
With the revelation that Borderlands 3's PC release would be an Epic Games Store exclusive for six-months, the reaction was not exactly celebratory. Like with Metro Exodus and other titles making deals with Epic's storefront, many took their frustrations out on previous entries via posting negative user reviews on Steam. A practice that we've seen far too much of lately, and one that Valve is now actively monitoring.

With the recent spike of negative Borderlands 2 reviews on PC categorised as "off-topic reviews".

With over 4,000 user reviews not counting towards Borderlands 2's overall rating - which remains "Overwhelmingly Positive". Because, well, it's still a classic. And it's great to see Valve implementing this feature, which doesn't outright delete these reviews - but classify them accordingly.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:14am 10/10/18 | 0 Comments
On December 14, Borderlands 2 VR is set to make its VR debut on PlayStation VR - rebuilt with VR-specific mechanics, controls, and skills. Apparently this version of the game has been in the works since the Handsome Collection of Borderlands games made its way to PS4 back in 2016.

One of the big additions to Borderlands 2 VR is the introduction of bullet-time, or slow-motion in the form of "BAMF Time" (or "BadAss Mega Fun Time"). Once activated it will facilitate a more VR friendly version of combat with the added bonus of being able to dodge bullets and pull of head-shots with ease. A key part of Borderlands 2 VR, all character skills have been redesigned to factor in the new mechanic.

But really though, we just hope that Claptrap is fully aware of the switch to VR - and has a few things to say about it.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Post by Eorl @ 09:59am 01/10/14 | 0 Comments
Gearbox has just sent word that their loot-driven co-op FPS Borderlands 2 has now become available on Valve's SteamOS, putting the game's compatibility to four computer operating systems and two consoles since its launch.

It isn't just Borderlands 2 getting SteamOS support however, with Gearbox also noting that the upcoming Australian-made Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be heading to Valve's Linux variant. To help celebrate the announcement, Borderlands 2 is now 75% off so go grab it if you haven't already.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be launching on October 14th for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, SteamOS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. For a look at what the game has to offer, you can check out the latest series of new Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gameplay videos here.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Post by Eorl @ 12:17pm 27/11/13 | 1 Comments
Borderlands 2's second Headhunter add-on for Gearbox's first-person loot fighting game, The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler, has now gone live.
Now serving you seconds with this festive Headhunter add-on for Borderlands 2; you won’t be starving for action when battling the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler. Fight off his hunger and finish him off, leaving you full with stories from Grandma Torgue plus delicious head and skins!
Themed around the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in America, players will meet up with Mr. Torgue’s “super buff grandmother” while he hosts a hunger-themed competition to hunt down a giant turkey, the Wattle Gobbler, and selects sacrificial recruits from all of the districts of Pandora to participate. Exciting stuff.

The new DLC is available at a price of $4.99 for PC, Mac, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Friday, 30 August 2013
Post by Dan @ 01:19pm 30/08/13 | 0 Comments
Following the warm reception of the amusing meat bicycle video, Gearbox Software has whipped up another short-film type clip for Borderlands 2, this time building on Tiny Tina's tale.

The new clip is titled "+5 to Punching: A Bunkers & Badasses Prologue", and serves as some manner of backstory to the pen and paper RPG inspired downloadable content expansion Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep. Check it out below.

A Game of the Year edition of Borderlands 2, packaging in all previously released DLC updates was recently announced, and is due on October 8th for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Thursday, 29 August 2013
Post by Eorl @ 10:41am 29/08/13 | 1 Comments
2K Games and Gearbox Software have confirmed recent reports of a Game of the Year Edition for their loot-filled co-op FPS Borderlands 2, revealing that the new edition will feature all previously released DLC and will be making its way to stores this October.

The package includes the following DLC:
  • Borderlands 2 Main Game;
  • Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty;
  • Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage;
  • Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt;
  • Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep;
  • Creature Slaughter Dome;
  • Premiere Club Content:
  • Gaige, the Mechromancer Character Class;
  • Gearbox Gun Pack;
  • Golden Key;
  • Vault Hunter's Relic;
  • Krieg, the Psycho Character Class;
  • Collector's Edition Heads and Skins;
  • Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1.
  • For those who have been holding out waiting for a collection of all the DLC released so far, you'll find it available on October 8th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Gearbox has yet to confirm whether this edition will be made available for the PlayStation Vita version recently announced, though we'll probably hear more on that as we get closer to its release.
    Wednesday, 21 August 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 11:58am 21/08/13 | 1 Comments
    Co-op loot-filed FPS Borderlands 2 has been offered a home on Sony's PlayStation Vita developer 2K Games has officially revealed, taking to their blog to announce the good news that players can expect the four player mayhem sometime during 2014.
    I watched as Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software, stood on stage at the Rezzed show in the UK a year ago and told fans that, with Sony’s support, he’d love to see Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita. For the last year, Gearbox Software, 2K, and Sony have been inundated with emails, tweets, forum posts and more from passionate gamers across the world pleading for a PS Vita version of Borderlands 2. You spoke, we listened, and with the wonderful collaboration between 2K, Sony and the team at Iron Galaxy Studios – makers of indie fighting game Divekick – we can finally make Borderlands 2 on the Vita a reality!

    For those of you new to the critically acclaimed shooting-and-looting mayhem of Borderlands 2, which won more than 55 editorial awards in 2012, you’ll be picking from four uniquely-skilled Vault Hunters – Axton the Commando, Maya the Siren, Salvador the Gunzerker and Zer0 the Assassin – and then gunzerking your way through the world of Pandora in an attempt to defeat the corrupt Hyperion Corporation, led by the notorious Handsome Jack. Throughout these adventures, you will encounter a variety of distinctive, colorful characters including the explosive Tiny Tina, the (ex-)wife-of-many Mad Moxxi, and the friendly and energetic robotic companion CL4P-TP – you can call him Claptrap for short. That’s what his friends call him – or would, if he had any friends in the first place.
    Product manager Adam Fletcher revealed that players on the Vita can expect Borderlands 2 to offer the ability to play the game anywhere they want, complete with of all the unique benefits of the Vita, and will truly bring the four-player cooperative experience to the palms of your hands.

    Borderlands 2 will be shipping on PlayStation Vita in 2014 and will be published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
    Sunday, 21 July 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 11:42am 21/07/13 | 0 Comments
    As PAX Australia enters its last day of showing off a huge amount of indie titles and gaming championships, Gearbox Software revealed early yesterday during their Q&A panel that their loot-filled FPS RPG Borderlands 2 will be gaining a new DLC pack later this year.

    According to the Official Xbox Magazine, the new DLC will be titled "Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2" and will feature an increase to the level cap, putting the game at a max level of 72. The pack also contains the "Digistruct Peak Challenge" which will see the Vault Hunters teaming up with Professor Tannis to train prospective Crimson Raiders after the events of the main story.

    Alongside the new DLC announcement, Gearbox's head figure Randy Pitchford also revealed what he hopes to be the beginning of a new set of add-ons for the game, collectively called the "Headhunter Packs".
    The first of these will be entitled T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest, and will feature a reprise of Borderlands 1 character T.K. Baha, only a little more undead than usual. There's no word on whether this or subsequent instalments will be comparable in length to the DLC from the first season, but Pitchford has said Gearbox hope to make "two or three" of the Headhunter Packs in total.
    Sadly these new pieces of DLC will not be included in the Season Pass, which recently ended with the fourth and final DLC - Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragonkeep. Currently pricing of the "Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2" is around $5, however it hasn't been completely confirmed yet. There is no date yet on when these DLC packs will be available, though Pitchford did mention that they could land in Halloween by the very least.
    Thursday, 27 June 2013
    Post by Dan @ 02:17pm 27/06/13 | 0 Comments
    Borderlands 2 developers Gearbox Software have been added to the schedule for PAX Aus 2013, set to deliver a panel presentation at 1:30 on Saturday July 20, the second day of the celebrated games conference's first foray outside of the US.

    The event's brief describes the appearance as "a rare behind the scenes look at Borderlands 2", and includes Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, CCO Brian Martel, Creative Director Paul Hellquist, Writer Anthony Burch, and Marketing Manager Chris Faylor.

    Gearbox joins an already impressive list of exhibitors for the show's first venture outside of North America, which includes Nintendo, Ubisoft, Wargaming and many more.

    PAX Aus 2013 will take place at the Melbourne Showgrounds, July 19-21. Tickets all three of the show's days sold out earlier this year.
    Wednesday, 26 June 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 10:50am 26/06/13 | 0 Comments
    After teasing us with the first five minutes of the game, fans of the loot-collecting FPS RPG Borderlands 2 will be happy to know that Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragonkeep DLC is now available for purchase.

    Foretold by unstable thirteen-year-old explosives expert Tiny Tina, the new DLC drops the player into a Dungeons & Dragons, instead of previously dropping players into new realms within Pandora. Like the pen & paper game, Assault on Dragon Keep will twist its world to the players needs, creating unexpected and unique encounters each time they enter the world. Players will also find unique and random monsters plus your usual foray of loot-filled chests, this time more random then ever.

    Check out the launch trailer below.

    Saturday, 22 June 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 11:28am 22/06/13 | 2 Comments
    While we await the official launch of the fourth and final DLC for loot-filled FPS Borderlands 2, Gearbox has revealed a sneak peak at the first five minutes of said DnD-themed DLC, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep.

    Foretold by unstable thirteen-year-old explosives expert Tiny Tina, the new DLC drops the player into a Dungeons & Dragons, instead of previously dropping players into new realms within Pandora. Like the pen & paper game, Assault on Dragon Keep will twist its world to the players needs, creating unexpected and unique encounters each time they enter the world. Players will also find unique and random monsters plus your usual foray of loot-filled chests, this time more random then ever.

    Speaking with Polygon, Gearbox software writer Anthony Burch - and brother to Tiny Tina's voice actor Ashly Burch - revealed that players can expect the usual bizzaro level of weapons including "guns that shoot exploding swords." Burch also revealed that the new DLC also includes aptly-themed equipment as well, with "grenade modes that are reworked into being magic spells. There are these new grenades that wizards drop that are fire balls, magic missiles and lightning blots."

    Check it out below for what could only be described as the craziest DLC to grace Borderlands 2's unique world, expected to be released on June 25 for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360.

    Wednesday, 29 May 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 10:02am 29/05/13 | 1 Comments
    Gearbox Software has finally unveiled new screenshots for Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, the fourth and final DLC for their loot-hoarding title Borderlands 2.

    Expected to be released June 25th, the new screenshots show off the bizarro world that takes place in an almost comical Dungeons & Dragons rip-off - Bunkers & Badasses. You will take the role of a character in the game, with Tiny Tina lending her voice talents to narrate the pen and paper adventure with original Vault Hunters Brick, Mordecai and Lilith surrounding the table. The DLC will offer the attributes that make Dungeon & Dragons so unique, with on the fly changes to bosses, attributes, locations, character names and more. There are also wizards.

    The quirky DLC will be making its way to PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 on June 25 for free to Season Pass holders, however will run at $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points) for everyone else. Rev3Games has offered up a walkthrough video (warning: spoilers!) with Anthony Burch, the game's writer, which you can check out below.



    Tuesday, 14 May 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 10:09am 14/05/13 | 0 Comments
    Gearbox Software has unveiled a new launch trailer for their second downloadable character, Krieg the Psycho, who will be available later today. Offering a various amount of yelling and blood curdling screaming, Krieg's new trailer gives a glimpse at just what you can expect from each of his three skills trees - Bloodlust tree, Mania tree and Hellborn tree.
    Krieg is an apparently reformed version of the Psycho enemy from the series who wields an axe and explosives to dispatch foes. Like the game's other archetypes, he has three skill trees: Bloodlust allows you to enhance your survivability by killing damage with your Buzz Axe (which can be used for melee or thrown), the Mania tree increases your damage as you take damage, and the Hellborn tree increases your fire damage, and also makes you a lethal warrior while you're on fire. With those last two trees, friendly fire is actually very beneficial for Krieg.

    Krieg's actions come at high risk and offer high rewards, with his main action tasking him with rushing foes to kill enemies, which heals him — a necessary task, since, unlike Borderlands' melee character Brick, his health does not regenerate on its own.
    Krieg will be making his way into the game as part of the Psycho Pack downloadable content, which we presume will be filled with even more crazy shenanigans. Check out the trailer below which includes a lovely run-down from Sir Hammerlock.

    Tuesday, 7 May 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 10:45am 07/05/13 | 9 Comments
    Gearbox Software has announced that Krieg the Psycho, the sixth playable character for their loot-dropping FPS Borderlands 2, will be making his debut on May 14 as part of the Psycho Pack downloadable content.
    Krieg is an apparently reformed version of the Psycho enemy from the series who wields an axe and explosives to dispatch foes. Like the game's other archetypes, he has three skill trees: Bloodlust allows you to enhance your survivability by killing damage with your Buzz Axe (which can be used for melee or thrown), the Mania tree increases your damage as you take damage, and the Hellborn tree increases your fire damage, and also makes you a lethal warrior while you're on fire. With those last two trees, friendly fire is actually very beneficial for Krieg.

    Krieg's actions come at high risk and offer high rewards, with his main action tasking him with rushing foes to kill enemies, which heals him — a necessary task, since, unlike Borderlands' melee character Brick, his health does not regenerate on its own.
    Krieg was officially unveiled during PAX East alongside an announcement trailer showcasing his daring escape from testing facilities. YOu can check that out below.

    Friday, 3 May 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 09:47am 03/05/13 | 2 Comments
    After being teased late last month through a quite comical trailer and earlier this morning accidentally being leaked through an employee Twitter photo, developer Gearbox Software has officially confirmed the fourth and final campaign DLC for their loot-dropping Borderlands 2. Titled Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, one can already assume the DLC will be themed with high explosions, sugar-induced energy levels and a game of Bunkers & Badasses.

    Revolving around the quite erratic Tiny Tina character, Assault on Dragon Keep will take place in an almost comical Dungoens & Dragons rip-off - Bunkers & Badasses. You will take the role of a character in the game, with Tiny Tina lending her voice talents to narrate the pen and paper adventure with original Vault Hunters Brick, Mordecai and Lilith surrounding the table. The DLC will offer the attributes that make Dungeon & Dragons so unique, with on the fly changes to bosses, attributes, locations, character names and more.

    The quirky DLC will be making its way to PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 on June 25 for free to Season Pass holders, however will run at $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points) for everyone else. If you missed out on the PAX East teaser you can check it out below courtesy of IGN.

    Tuesday, 2 April 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 12:09pm 02/04/13 | 0 Comments
    Gearbox Software has announced new details on their upcoming patch that will add the Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode among various fixes and bug squashing. The new mode will offer a more challenging playstyle compared to Normal and True Vault Hunter Mode, in that enemies will scale with level (or highest level in a party) plus changes to enemy health, slag damage and Loot Midgets.
    Added a new playthrough called Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, unlocked for a character once they have completed the main story missions in True Vault Hunter Mode and reached level 50!

    In this mode, you will always start in Southern Shelf at Cleaning Up the Berg and may reset your playthrough progress as often as you like without losing any items, levels, or stats. All enemies are significantly more difficult in this playthrough, but the loot quality has increased accordingly. Rumor has it there is an entirely new rarity of loot out there for high-level players.
    For those interested, the new Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack will also be introduced in the patch that allows players to gain 11 additional levels and skill points plus the introduction of "Ancient" E-Tech relics and rare Pearlescent-grade weapons. The new pack will retail for $4.99/400 Microsoft Points but will be free for those holding the Season Pass.

    You can check out the full details of each platform over here, plus a run down of the features in the Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode.
    Tuesday, 26 March 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 03:13pm 26/03/13 | 1 Comments
    During the PAX East event just gone by this weekend Gearbox Software revealed a teaser trailer for their upcoming single-player DLC, titled "Bunkers and Badasses" and featuring the ever-crazy Tiny Tina character. With an obvious nod to the Dungeons & Dragons PnP, the trailer sets up what looks like your typical gathering of fellow RPG fans including Siren, Brick and Mordecai in hopes of playing a game of Bunkers and Badasses.

    No other information was sadly given but during the preview president and CEO of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford did state that "this will probably leave you more confused." Hopefully we'll hear further details on what exactly the new DLC will ensue but until then check out the trailer below courtesy of IGN.

    Monday, 25 March 2013
    Post by Dan @ 10:44am 25/03/13 | 2 Comments
    Fresh out of PAX East, Gearbox Software has demystified its recent teasers, announcing the next DLC character class for Borderlands 2 with Krieg the Psycho, a bandit 'experiment' that escaped to become a new vault hunter (from Polygon):
    Krieg is an apparently reformed version of the Psycho enemy from the series who wields an axe and explosives to dispatch foes. Like the game's other archetypes, he has three skill trees: Bloodlust allows you to enhance your survivability by killing damage with your Buzz Axe (which can be used for melee or thrown), the Mania tree increases your damage as you take damage, and the Hellborn tree increases your fire damage, and also makes you a lethal warrior while you're on fire. With those last two trees, friendly fire is actually very beneficial for Krieg.

    Krieg's actions come at high risk and offer high rewards, with his main action tasking him with rushing foes to kill enemies, which heals him — a necessary task, since, unlike Borderlands' melee character Brick, his health does not regenerate on its own.
    Krieg will reportedly launch as a standalone DLC in May.

    Tuesday, 12 March 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 02:20pm 12/03/13 | 0 Comments
    While nothing has been officially announced yet by Gearbox Software, a new trailer has been teased at this years SXSW Interactive Festival (via Polygon) for the loot-filled FPS Borderlands 2 of what looks to be a new playable Vault Hunter, marking the sixth addition.

    Currently it is unknown who exactly the new Vault Hunter will be, however the trailer points to a possible experiment-gone-wrong character who has seemingly escaped from some sort of prison. A vague outline offers what could be a possible cybernetic character who focuses on melee. "Deep beneath Pandora, an experiment has escaped," the trailer exclaimed. "Bandits beware, a new Vault Hunter is coming. More mayhem awaits."

    Hopefully we'll hear more of the new Vault Hunter soon, but until then all we can do is wait and see.



    Wednesday, 16 January 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 12:44pm 16/01/13 | 1 Comments
    Gearbox Software has announced that the ambitious Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC for Borderlands 2 is now available for all platforms. Marking the third add-on campaign, Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt will give players the chance to explore the never-before-seen lands of Aegrus, plus the chance for more loot to gather and more enemies to kill.
    What starts off as a relaxing hunting expedition with Sir Hammerlock soon takes a sinister turn as our Vault Hunters stumble across a new villain intent on restoring the legacy of Handsome Jack. Irresistible new loot, memorable new quests, a variety of challenging and exotic new enemies, a new vehicle and more await players as they fight their way through the never-before-seen lands of Aegrus to give this evil-doer the old one-two!
    Gearbox Software has also announced an extension to the currently under-way Gear Up event due to some initial Xbox 360 patching hiccups. Finishing up on January 18th at 2.55AM AEST, the event offers players a chance to hunt the alluring Vermivorous the Invincible, which when killed has a high chance of dropping the legendary Norfleet weapon.