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Borderlands
Borderlands

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Genre: Action Players: 1 (2 Online)
Developer: Gearbox Software Official Site: http://www.borderlandsthegam...
Publisher: 2K Games Classification: TBC
Borderlands

Genre: Action
Players: 1 (2 Online)
Developer: Gearbox Software
Official Site: http://www.borderland...
Publisher: 2K Games
Classification: TBC
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Post by Eorl @ 10:16am 21/01/15 | 0 Comments
In news that is unlikely to shock many, 2K Australia and Gearbox Software have today announced that Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be heading to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as remastered editions.

The pair of titles has created the aptly named The Handsome Collection, and progress from past-gen consoles will be carried over as to not hamper your enjoyment.

If you've been playing Borderlands 2 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Vita, you can move your character progress and badass rank to the current-gen system in the same family. The same goes for The Pre-Sequel (though not on Vita, because it isn't on that system).

The Handsome Collection also sports four-player split-screen for the first time and both games will run at 1080p and up to 60 frames per second. In four-player split-screen mode, target frame rate is 30 frames per second.

Both titles will come with all announced DLC. For The Pre-Sequel, this includes the remaining two pieces of the season pass that have yet to be detailed. We now know they are a campaign add-on and another character.

In addition to the standard edition, diehard fans might be interested in the collector’s edition retailing at $499.95. The Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition comes with a steelbook case, twelve lithographs (one for each vault hunter), and a remote-controlled Claptrap. Yes, your very own controlled claptrap.

The Claptrap model is fully operational and rolls on a single wheel. It has a camera in its eye and connects to an iPhone ClaptrApp so you can control it and see what it sees. These are limited to 5,000 units, so if you want one, you’re going to need to move quickly.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will be available on March 26th in Australia and New Zealand, for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Friday, 12 December 2014
Post by Eorl @ 03:09pm 12/12/14 | 1 Comments
PlayerAttack are reporting (via VG247) that a suspicious "Borderlands Remastered Edition" has been passed through the Australian Classification Board, suggesting that Gearbox and 2K Games could be offering up a newer version of the classic loot FPS.

The multi-platform title received a classification of MA15+, which VG247 points out is the same as the original's release back in 2009. No other information is available at this point, with 2K and the Classification Board quite tight-lipped on the discovery.

What is interesting though is that the recent classification notes developers Gearbox Software, the original developer on the game, plus 2K Australia - who recently developed Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. This could suggest that 2K Australia was tasked with completing a remastered edition, though nothing has been confirmed.
Thursday, 31 July 2014
Post by Eorl @ 04:37pm 31/07/14 | 0 Comments
Borderlands developer Gearbox revealed in a recent Steam announcement that the original title in the series will now be moving away from the defunct Gamespy, instead utilising Steamworks like its second in-line Borderlands 2. The move will allow everyone the chance to continue playing the game and its assorted DLC.

Alongside the Steamworks changes Gearbox also announced a much needed change that will surely appeal to everyone - Borderlands will no longer feature the rather draconian Securom in both the base game and its DLC. Steamwork integration has already begun with all available DLC having been imported over, making all DLC Steam compatible

Gearbox has also added in a 'Granting Tool' to Steam's Tools section, allowing retail users the ability to convert their disc into digital form, which should be handy for keeping track of all your content. You can read more about it in the Steam Announcement.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Post by Eorl @ 01:13pm 23/10/12 | 0 Comments
While Gearbox hasn't officially announced the recently discovered iOS FPS RPG, an ad has been found in the digital version of Borderlands 2's strategy guide that outlines the upcoming Borderlands Legends. According to the image, the game will be featured only on iOS platforms, and will be following the original four characters from Borderlands.

Players will be in control of Lilith, Brick, Modercai and Roland with gameplay centred around randomised missions. The game touts thousands of different weapons that one can buy using the in-game cash with the ability to level up your characters which unlocks new abilities and skills. Also included is a "fight for your life" mode which is presumably similar to the current iteration, plus a strategic cover system.

No release date has been announced, though the ad states "coming in October".

Thursday, 23 August 2012
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:53am 23/08/12 | 0 Comments
Remember Smash TV from back in the day? Well apparently they copied Borderlands' original form... or at least that's the gist of Claptrap's shout out to players to "go old skool and play the 1989 16-bit original to see how it all began."

In the game, you can choose from one of the four characters from Borderlands 2 to defend against wave after wave of bad-guys in ever-escalating fashion. It's actually pretty addictive and therefore likely NSFW based on the grounds you might get caught out playing games rather than working.

Click here to get your 16-bit wub wub on.

Source: Eurogamer.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:46am 03/11/10 | 1 Comments
Patch 1.41 for Borderlands is now live for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, and chief among the main changes for the game is a raised level cap by a full eight levels.Title Update 1.41 Notes:
  • Level cap increase of 8 levels for all players.
    [-]Original Borderlands players will now be able to achieve level 58.
    [-]Owners of The Secret Armory of General Knoxx can achieve a record setting increase to a maximum level of 69.
  • Enemies now scale to new level caps throughout the whole game as long as playthrough 2 has been completed.
  • Item drops (with the exception of COM Decks) will now scale to new enemy level caps.
The update should apply automatically, but PC owners can also grab it right here from AusGamers files.
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:02pm 07/09/10 | 29 Comments
Anyone who's been wanting to push their maxed Borderlands characters that little bit more will be happy to know Gearbox are raising the cap to 69 (no jokes, please), and will be offering that to all players for free as part of a full game update (which will also address balance issues as a result of the changed cap).

There's also a new round of DLC coming called Captrap's Robot Revolution (September 28), continuing Gearbox's impressive support of the FPS/RPG hybrid post-release. A Game of the Year edition is also coming later in the year and will feature all the game's DLC released to-date.

Check out some screens and art for the new DLC below.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:03am 02/03/10 | 2 Comments
The first two DLC releases for the popular shooter/RPG hybrid, Borderlands, will receive the retail treatment; packaged and sold at retail on a single disc, available from April.

The Zombie Island of Dr Ned and Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot will both be made available as a single purchase for Xbox 360 and PC, though the newest DLC release, The Secret Army of General Knoxx which was made available only recently unfortunately misses out.

There are no official price-tags yet, but we've contacted 2K, so stay tuned.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Post by Dan @ 12:14pm 24/02/10 | 1 Comments
Continuing the content expansion for their FPS/RPG hybrid, 2K Games and Gearbox have launched yet another downloadable content pack for Borderlands - The Armory of General Knoxx.

In addition to a new adventure, The Armory of General Knoxx promises new guns, class mods, vehicles, enemy variants and bosses as well as increasing the level cap to 61.
The Secret Armory of General Knoxx picks up right where Borderlands ends players have discovered and unlocked the alien vault, but now must face the unscrupulous wrath of the vengeful Atlas Corporation and its deadly, death-dealing badass, General Knoxx. With more than 16 million unique weapons (and the help of an Atlas insider), the vault hunters must protect Pandora and save their own necks by destroying the munitions hoard and blow General Knoxx and his Crimson Lance force to kingdom come, but not before reaping the rewards of Atlas weaponry stockpile.
2K Games have let us know that the content is "now available for detonation" on Xbox Live (800 Microsoft Points) with PC and PlayStation Network offerings to follow on Feburary 25th 2010 for AUD$12.95.

Check out the trailer here on AusGamers.

Thursday, 21 January 2010
Post by trog @ 12:09pm 21/01/10 | 1 Comments
Patrick wrote in to let us know that we missed the Borderlands 1.20 patch, which was released early January and offers a bunch of fixes for the PC version of the game. Here's the list of fixes and changes:
* Fixed a bug that kept challenges from unlocking for the rest of a session after visiting arenas
* Fixed some formatting issues with the server list screen
* Fixed an issue causing servers to report the incorrect plot mission
* Proficiency progress to the next level should no longer be lost when leaving a multiplayer game as a client
* Fixed a progression issue in the Find Steele mission - characters affected by this issue should now be able to continue progressing
* Most instances involving character data loss when playing online should no longer occur
* Addressed some exploits involving character level and backpack size
* Fixed a bug that allowed Mordecai to spawn multiple Bloodwings
* Mordecai's "Loaded" skill now increases mag capacity by 20%
* Roland's "Scattershot" skill has had its spread adjustment corrected, and damage now increases at +5 per level
* Improved the refresh speed for the server browser
* Support for DLC 2 added
Note that this is only for boxed copies; if you downloaded a digital distribution then you don't want this one. You can download the 200mb patch now locally from AusGamers!
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:06pm 23/12/09 | 2 Comments
On December 29 PC, Xbox Live and PSN users will be able to grab the next bout of downloadable content (DLC) for Gearbox's Borderlands, this time focusing on the vixen, Moxxie.

Predictably, today's trailer showcases the stylish nature of the game and Gearbox's artistic vision with an awesome soundtrack and a witty narrative from Moxxie herself. Unfortunately not a great deal of detail beyond the DLC's existence and arrival is given, but it's still nice to know this game is much loved by its developer.

Click here for the full trailer.
Friday, 11 December 2009
Post by Dan @ 12:43pm 11/12/09 | 4 Comments
Alongside today's announcement of the next DLC, 2K and Gearbox have also released a new patch for the Windows PC version of Borderlands, enabling access to the first content expansion, previously only available to PS3 and Xbox 360 users.

The 200MB patch can now be downloaded locally from AusGamers files (note: this patch doesn't actually include the content, it just unlocks the ability to purchase and install it). There's also a PC De-authorization tool provided for the purpose of managing the secure-rom 5-machine install limit.
Post by Dan @ 12:36pm 11/12/09 | 0 Comments
2K Games and Gearbox have announced the second downloadable content expansion for their FPS RPG hybrid Borderlands, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot.
Mad Moxxis Underdome Riot is an intense single-player or cooperative experience that expands the mayhem by adding three new Riot Mode arenas where players will endure an onslaught of Pandoras baddest enemies. Working together, players will fend off the masses as they fight for fame, honor, and more importantly, loot. Mad Moxxis Underdome Riot also adds a new bank feature, which allows players extra storage capacity for when they encounter one of the more than 16 million weapons that Borderlands has to offer; and the ability to acquire two additional skill points as quest rewards, making their characters even more powerful than before.
Look out for this one on December 29 2009 on Xbox Live for 800 MS Points and January 7 2010 on PlayStation Network for AU$12.95.

A PC release was mentioned but not dated - hopefully it won't be too far behind.

A couple of screenshots from this new DLC can be found on our game page