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Borderlands 3

6 days ago

Here’s the first 13 minutes of Borderlands 3’s first DLC

Get ready for more gear and more guns. The shoot 'em up and loot 'em up Borderlands 3 has its first actual campaign DLC coming on December 19th, called Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot. You'll apparently be giving up vault hunting for Ocean's-style casino heists by wrecking Handsome Dead Jack's gaudy gambling den. Gearbox have released gameplay footage of the first 13 minutes of…

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1 month ago

Borderlands 3’s upcoming Takedown at Maliwan’s Blacksite is a free end-game raid

Though they never once use the word "raid", I am deploying it to talk about Borderlands 3's upcoming Takedown at Maliwan's Blacksite. It's a new chunk of looter-shootering coming in November, and a free and permanent mission for those who have completed the main game. It's a high-level area with tough enemies and bosses, and bespoke loot to grab. It sounds awfully like a raid…

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2 months ago

Borderlands 3 Halloween event adds Terror

There's a bit in The Borderlands Show where creative director Paul Sage says he "wants to talk about terror", and for a second it sounds like he's going to launch into a philosophical exploration of fear. The Aristotelian notion of catharsis, perhaps, in which the experience of 'negative' emotion within fiction can cleanse or purify inner emotional trauma. Turns out he actually wants to talk…

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Borderlands 3 has nerfed its most powerful Legendaries and fixed up others

Of the one billion potential guns in Borderlands 3, few rise above the level of vendor trash. Some of the Legendary gear rises just a bit too high, Gearbox say, so they've stomped it down a bit and buffed others to reach "an acceptable medium". Which seems a bit of a shame. If Borderlands is a wacky game of reckless silly gunmurder, as Gearbox pretend,…

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Borderlands 3 birthday event continues with Eridium flash sales

Borderlands is certainly a more generous ten-year-old than I ever was. While I was off doing laser tag with some nerds, Borderlands 3 is celebrating a decade of existence by giving away heaps of loot, legendaries and cold hard cash on a weekly basis. Show Me The Eridium, the third weekly birthday event, is dropping cash fast and hard. With prices slashed across sharp outfits…

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Borderlands 3 birthday bash blasts off with better boss drops this week

10 years of Borderlands, is it? A whole decade since four cel-shaded bounty hunters hopped off a bus and murdered their way across a planet to the whiny twangs of Cage The Elephant? Blimey, where does the time go? Well before Destiny, Borderlands married Diablo's gear grind with run n' gun blasting in an open-world romp, kicking off a generation of shooting bloody numbers out…

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AMD’s latest game bundle gets you free Borderlands, Breakpoint and The Outer Worlds

AMD have announced a bunch of new game bundles for anyone thinking about buying one of their new Radeon RX graphics cards or Ryzen CPUs. Previously, AMD was giving away three months of Xbox Game Pass for PC with any new Radeon or Ryzen purchase, but now you can also nab a free copy of Borderlands 3, Ghost Recon Breakpoint and / or The Outer…

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Troy Baker isn’t in Borderlands 3 because Gearbox “wouldn’t go union” [Updated]

Remember Tales From The Borderlands? Quite nice, that. Way back when, Telltale took Gearbox's blockbuster and ditched the rubbish bits (most of the memes, all of the shooting) and made quite a brilliant little story. Now, we all know what happened to Telltale - so it was refreshing news when it appeared at least one Tales character would be returning in Borderlands 3, Troy Baker's…

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3 months ago

Borderland 3 fixes frame rates, nerfs a busted boss, and respecs an overpowered grenade

If you’re one of the many people out there playing Borderlands 3, and there are a lot of you it seems, then you might also be suffering the terrible affliction of frame drops. My co-op BFF was, and it really messed up his game when aiming down his sights. There were hotfixes and settings tweaks, but a proper fix just launched, so it looks like…

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Borderlands 3’s Halloween event is going to be a Bloody Harvest

Thanks to various life events, illnesses, and an awesome TV show called The Magicians, I’ve barely played Borderlands 3. I’m still in the opening area while my co-op buddy is off looting things I can only dream of. The real horror here isn’t Bloody Harvest, the upcoming Haloween update that I've been tasked to write about. It's the FOMO I’m feeling as life goes on…

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Borderlands 3 hot fix fixes little, Gearbox say actual fixes are on the way

If you've been bumming about Borderlands 3 with a handful of stuttering frames to your name, I have some underwhelming news. Developers Gearbox have released a hotfix that "does not include issues that the community is immediately concerned with", along with a statement to say they're working on those. They've also posted a list of (possibly) helpful tips to help with framerates and deal with…

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Borderlands 3 is out now, sounds like it could use a patch

Gearbox Software are back for more goofy looty-shooty action in Borderlands 3, released at the stroke of midnight like a spirit conjured from Hell. Once again we'll be shooting through baddies in a wacky sci-fi world where weird and wonderful guns burst out their guts. We don't have a review for you yet because 2K's UK PR people apparently only gave advance access to a…

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Borderlands 3 launch trailer launches early

With Borderlands 3 arriving on Friday, 2K have tried to lay claim to this whole week by debuting the launch trailer today. It's an audacious move but one I'll allow because it digs up an early Queen banger and I'm grateful for the reminder. I am also posting this to point out that one thing which won't be early is our review. It seems only…

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4 months ago

Fortnite’s new crossover event is advertising Borderlands 3

Epic have long sold Fortnite as an advertising platform through crossover events, but the latest stands out from prior crossovers by advertising another video game. The FortniteXMayhem event is now live, turning a corner of the map into a Borderlands 3 cartoon dustland. Advertising for another game is quite odd, with previous branded events being more for the likes of John Wick 3, Avengers: Infinity…

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2K sent hired goons to a YouTuber over Borderlands 3 info leaks

Borderlands 3 publishers 2K Games have admitted they sent private investigators to a YouTuber's home for a friendly chat. 2K say it's part of a ten-month investigation into YouTuber "SupMatto" for leaking "confidential information" and "infringing [their] copyright" by sharing unannounced details about Gearbox's FPS-RPG. To be clear: SupMatto is not accused of leaking the actual game for people to play, only screenshots and snippets…

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Meet Zane, a semi-retired hitman hero of Borderlands 3

I've already played a bit of Borderlands 3, back at E3 in June. It's a lot like Borderlands 2, only with bumslides and multiple planets. If the borders Borderlands has borne so far are yet to bore, then you will probably like this. You will probably also like Zane, a lovable Irish rogue with holographic decoys and deployable shields. Look, he's so lovable he's got…

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6 months ago

Borderlands 2 gets one last round of looty shooty DLC, free until July 8th

Borderlands 3 is on the way, and developers Gearbox really want everyone to know, so they've launched one final piece of epilogue story DLC for enduringly popular looter-shooter Borderlands 2. Commander Lilith And The Fight For Sanctuary is free until July 8th brings the cast back together (including folks from Tales From The Borderlands) for one last fight.  They've also slashed the price on Borderlands:…

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7 months ago

Reddit grants terminally ill fans’ wishes to play Borderlands 3 & Total War: Three Kingdoms

In case you're running low on good feels, this news packs a healthy dose: In the last week, two players got their dying wishes answered thanks to the help of Reddit. In one of those too-rare instances of the internet being a pretty ok place, users rallied and now a 26-year-old cancer patient will get his hands on Borderlands 3 ahead of its September release.…

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Claptrap voice actor hits back in Borderlands pay scrap

Claptrap voice actor David Eddings is not returning to voice the irritating robot in Borderlands 3, and the reasons behind this have become a point of public contention/disagreement/agitation between Eddings and Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford on Twitter. That's how private business dealings go these days. Eddings spoke unfunny jokes for the robot at Gearbox, where his main job was in business development, but he…

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Humble Store starts selling keys for Epic Games Store

The Epic Games Store is no longer the only place to buy its exclusives, as the promised partnership with the Humble Store has begun. You can now buy Epic keys for Metro Exodus and Dangerous Driving from Humble, as well as pre-order Borderlands 3 (you know better than to pre-order, of course). These still run through the Epic Games Launcher on an Epic account, so…

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