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Borderlands 2′s Next DLC: Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage

By Nathan Grayson on November 17th, 2012.

Why yes, I do believe that is some form of dragon car.

I appreciate a winding narrative arc that twists and turns and writhes and eventually chokes down its own tail in an Ouroboros-like fashion as much as anyone, but every once in a while, direct is best. On those occasions, I want to get right to the point. No muss. No fuss. I guess what I’m saying is, sometimes I just want to shoot a bunch of dudes in a place called the “Badass Crater of Badassitude.” And hey, what do know? That’s exactly what Borderlands 2‘s “Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage” DLC is about. Score one for me. I should idly muse about the fickle whims of my desires more often.

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Captain Scarlett DLC For Borderlands 2 Lands Oct 16th

By Jim Rossignol on October 11th, 2012.

She's handsome, but is she indestructible?
You can imagine my disappointment when I heard about this. Not the unparalleled mega-classic of science fiction drama Captain Scarlet, featuring the indestructible captain of the near future, but Captain Scarlett (pictured above), featuring some kind of hook-handed lady buccaneer of the wastes. Oh well, it might still be an entertaining expansion, what with it being hi-tech happenings in the Borderlands 2 world and all. The Verge reports that Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty “includes a new sand skiff vehicle”, and presumably a lot of guns, quests, and other B’lands DLC type stuff. It will appear next week for the attractive sum of $10.

Needless to say, I’ve posted the first part an episode of the one true Captain Scarlet below.
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PreLC: Borderlands 2 Mecromancer Out Early

By Alec Meer on October 9th, 2012.

Ibetshespeakslikethiseveryoneelsedoesinborderlands2afterall

If you like games about shooting and collecting and shooting and collecting and shooting and collecting and being yelled at all the while, you’ll be glad to hear that the first major DLC for Borderlands 2 has been released a week earlier than planned. Gaige The Mechromancer is a new playable class/character for the game, and the one who offers the vaguely notorious newbie player-orientated skill tree. Though that is in addition to abilities that offers precision, brutality, robo-biffing and all that good stuff. You can play with the tech tree to see the various builds here, in fact. Also, she gets a pet robot who has the head of Shockwave from the Transformers.
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Season’s Bleatings: Borderlands 2 DLC

By Adam Smith on September 24th, 2012.

I’ve barely begun to scratch the surface of Pandora and I’ll never actually shoot the handsome off Handsome Jack’s face. I like finding weird guns but actually shooting my way through the missions feels like sticking my head into a beehive. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZZZ, go the bees, and even if I manage to eat some honey while my face is being perforated, I’m still going to have a headache afterwards and there are a lot of dead bees piling up around my chin. I certainly don’t feel the need for more Borderlands 2, but for those who do there’s that Season Pass. Four episodes of new content for £19.99. And there will also be new characters and vehicles to buy. Those won’t be included with the pass.

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Borderlands 2 Is Allowed To Launch Now

By Nathan Grayson on September 18th, 2012.

Not pictured: No one. This is everyone. Everyone ever.

Not because I’ve given it permission, mind you. No, no – I don’t possess that kind of power. I can, however, pave the way for the final domino in the promotional procession – that most mighty of Silver Surfers: the launch trailer. Without it, the delicate videogame hype ecosystem would crumble, and we’d have no way of knowing that our games were coming out tomorrow, or a few days from now, or in, like, two months sometimes. It’d be total pandemonium. Countless lives would almost certainly be lost in the chaos. We need this structure, is what I’m saying. Launch trailers are totally and completely necessary. So here’s one for Borderlands 2. This one tosses wub-wubs and wimowehs in favor of in-your-face “epic”-ness, but it’s still quite a sight.

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Wot I Think: Borderlands 2

By Jim Rossignol on September 18th, 2012.

No idea.
Jim spent the past ten days in hyper-hyped mega-sequel Borderlands 2. He has killed many things, with many, many guns.

Here’s wot he thinks.
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Decisions, Decisions: Borderlands 2 Skill Trees In Full

By Andrew Smee on September 10th, 2012.

I could put points into things all day long.

At first glance, you wouldn’t expect a big loud shooty bang bang game such as Borderlands 2 to be the type who wears a pocket protector and hangs around for the after school mathlete competitions, and yet here it is, polishing up its statistics term paper. The Borderlands 2 character class skill tree is available online for your perusal, allowing you first to see exactly which class gets what abilities, and secondly to get down to the all-important task of minmaxing stats and specialisations.

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Brothers Disarmed: Furious 4 Now Its Own Thing

By Alec Meer on September 3rd, 2012.

It probably doesn't even look like this anymore, does it?

I’ve never entirely understood the outrage that Gearbox’s Tarantino-esque shooter Furious 4 was tagged as a splinter cell of their rather more sober World War 2 franchise Brothers In Arms, but perhaps I’m just not in tune with the common upset-on-the-internet man. Regardless, those who decided that F4 was surely a replacement for rather than an off-shot of BIA will doubtless be relieved to hear that its contentious prefix has been removed. This ultra-violent, parodical take on World War 2 will no longer be deemed a Brothers In Arms game. To further sweeten this new deal, Gearbox have been hinting that news on a new BIA game proper is inbound.
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Sulaco-operation: Aliens – Colonial Marines Multiplayer

By Adam Smith on September 3rd, 2012.

I hate vents

I have fond memories of Aliens vs Predator 2 multiplayer, in which I most often played the part of a terrified marine, a coward really who should never have signed up, abandoning my team and shooting wildly at shadows whenever anything resembling an alien jittered across the screen. Shown at PAX Prime, Colonial Marines is bolstering its multiplayer offering with a mode which is inspired by Left 4 Dead. Four marines must escape, booking it through a level while player-controlled aliens, some with special abilities, attempt to eviscerate them. A trailer skitters in the darkness below.

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Sir Hammerlock Takes Stock: Borderlands 2

By Adam Smith on August 31st, 2012.

His moustache is almost certainly a gun

Borderlands 2 looks as barking mad as Cujo strapped to a chainsaw-juggling Salvador Dali in zero gravity and the latest video, a seven minute introduction to the game narrated by machinated manly man Sir Hammerlock, is quite deranged. Through all the mischief and mayhem there’s a remarkably decent outline of the game’s actual features, which is actually more surprising than the gun that further weaponises itself by blowing up whenever somebody reloads it. If all game trailers could be this entertaining and informative, I’d be much more inclined to say, ‘oh, look at this’. And that’s precisely what I’m saying right now. Oh, look at this!

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Cute: Borderlands 2D

By Nathan Grayson on August 23rd, 2012.

Ahhh, brings back the non-existent memories, doesn't it?

Yes, the 2D demake thing has been done many, many times before, and yeah, retro-nostalgia-mania is currently sweeping the planet so thoroughly that the Louvre has recently undertaken a project to update all its most priceless pieces of artwork with Instagram filters, but damn it, I sort of like this silly little 2D version of Borderlands 2. I mean, it’s called “The Border Lands.” That alone is weirdly brilliant. Also, in spite of being extremely limited and simple, it’s actually sort of fun.

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