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1 Day Only Pre-order deal!

09.30.09 - Allison

Pre-order Borderlands through Gamestop and get free overnight shipping - today only!

 

 


 

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Borderlands Website Updated!

09.30.09 - Allison

The Borderlands website has been redesigned!  Head over to Borderlandsthegame.com and check it out!  If you have trouble and are seeing the old site still, try flushing your DNS and restarting your browser!

 

 


 

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X-Play Videos!

09.29.09 - Allison

X-play has posted their Borderlands Character and Story videos from the show last night!  Learn more about the story and characters in Borderlands, and check out some nice gameplay footage as well!  Don't forget to tune in to X-play again tonight - Borderlands will be featured again!

 

Character video

 

 

 


 

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Borderlands on Steam!

09.28.09 - Allison

I know I've seen many questions about this from the community and now I can answer with certainty - yes, Borderlands will be available via Steam!  Not only that, but the PC version will feature some special touches, like being able to export .jpg version of item cards and timedemo benchmarking.  The menus will also be fully realized for use with the mouse!  Check out the story on Destructoid!

 

 


 

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Mikey Plays with Pre-Orderers

09.28.09 - Allison

It all started with an innocent tweet by Creative Director Mikey Neumann:

 

 


 

 

Before long, several people had replied with photos of themselves pre-ordering Borderlands.  Awesome!  Mikey's release day schedule was filling up pretty quickly as he responded to people wanting to play with him and get some loot!  A fun time for the whole community!

 

 


 

 

But then...

 

 


 

 

Tweets started pouring in!  It was a tweet tsunami!  Mikey didn't anticipate such an enormous response, but the promise of playing with someone at our studio AND receiving phat lewt was just too much for people to pass up.  It was huge!  Mikey should have been crushed by the sheer volume of responses, but no!  He has not only survived, he has thrived!  Here's Mikey with his list (not final):

 

 


 

 

If you're one of the lucky folks that got your pre-order in to Mikey, I hope you'll have a great time playing when he gets to you!  Keep watching him on Twitter - we never know what he'll do next!

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Borderlands on X-Play tonight!

09.28.09 - Allison

Borderlands will be featured on G4TV's show X-Play tonight (the 28th) and tomorrow night!  Tune in at 6:30pm ET and check out some Borderlands!

 

 


 

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Who Are the Crimson Lance?

09.25.09 - Allison

Borderlands is featured on Giantbomb.com with a reveal of the Crimson Lance, the private army present on Pandora at the behest of the Atlas Corporation.  Learn more about this dangerous force in Borderlands by reading the article, which also touches on Borderlands' length, missions, and AI!

 

 

 
 
"Yes. These guys have some of the best equipment in the game. When you start encountering the Crimson Lance in Borderlands, you’ll likely both feel a little nervous and excited at the same time. You’ll be nervous about how tough and effective they are and the new challenges they bring to the game play, but you’ll also be excited by those surprises and by the promise of the rewards you can gain if you can develop the skills and techniques to take them down."

 

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Exclusive Press Event Interview

09.25.09 - Allison

2K has posted a video on their youtube account of an interview with Randy Pitchford (Gearbox President) and Steve Gibson (VP of Marketing) from the exclusive Australian Press Event held not too long ago.  Check it out for a peek into a closed-door press event, an interview, and some footage from Borderlands!

 

 


 

 

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Play.com has announced special pre-order bonuses for their UK customers!  Pre-order the 360 or PS3 version of Borderlands to receive the following bonus:

 

 

 
 
(the bonuses are the same for both platforms, but the PS3 description is shown).
 
 

 

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In case you missed it, Gamestop has announced their Borderlands pre-order special!

 

 

 
You can reserve your copy through Gamestop today through the Official Borderlands Website!  Order now and enjoy this exclusive deal!

 

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Borderlands got a sweet shout-out from Penny-Arcade's Tycho this week.  In his blog, "The Wisdom of Solomon," Tycho details his "100% going to buy it" games, and Borderlands proudly occupies a spot on the list!  Check out Tycho's post here!

 


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OXCGN Hands on!

09.25.09 - Allison

Check out this hands on of Borderlands on OXCGN - this is another piece that came from our recent press tour in Australia.  We hope you'll enjoy the preivew (and the video from Borderlands)!

 

 


 

 

"For those looking for a game that is going to supply a huge amount of replay value, then this game would have to be it. You could wander around all day looking for loot, acquiring weapons and parts to manufacture other creations, or simply follow the storyline and work your way through it reasonably quickly. But don’t expect to get through it even that way too fast."

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Web Series Episode 2

09.25.09 - Allison
Join lovable Claptrap as he takes us behind the scenes in Borderlands!
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Borderlands is featured in the NY Times post "10 Games You Can Count On!"  Rock on!

"But I’m a sucker for any postapocalyptic combat simulation that gives me millions of possible gun configurations to play with."

 

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Borderlands Previews!

09.21.09 - Allison

Not too long ago, Gearbox sent out a preview build of Borderlands to many different gaming news outlets.  They were finally able to get some real quality time with the game, and many have now posted their impressions of the first several hours of gameplay.  Though the build didn't have everything (we can't give all the secrets away!), it had a good deal of content and many hours for the press to get a solid feel for the game.  So, on to the previews!  Check these out to learn even more about Borderlands!  The game is coming Oct. 20 (23 internationally), so maybe these peeks into the world will tide you over!

 

New York Times - 10 Games You Can Count On! "But I’m a sucker for any postapocalyptic combat simulation that gives me millions of possible gun configurations to play with."

 

Gametrailers video preview (really great!)

 

Ars Technica: The Well-Armed Man Is King! "If you loved the loot-collecting aspect of Diablo—and make no mistake, this is a First-Person love letter to Diablo—you're going to be in heaven here."

 

IGN: Further into the Borderlands "With a slick graphical presentation and so much left to see, it seems like Borderlands is on the right path."

 

Gamespot's Borderlands Preview "Borderlands has a wicked sense of humor along with some colourful characters, such as the town doctor, Dr. Zed. He doesn't actually have a med school degree, but he'll keep you supplied with med packs nonetheless."

 

IGN Videos Compilation

 

Gamespot Video Preview

 

Shacknews Preview "While my time with the game was brief, it made quite a strong impression on me. By the time I had to go, I could already feel the addiction setting in--that drive to slay just one more foe, to do just one more quest, to gain just one more level before leaving."

 

Kotaku: First hour of Borderlands (spoilers!)

 

USA Today - Game Hunters "Using each of these weapons felt very natural. Weapons deliver kickback and require the kind of accurate firing players would expect from a realistic shooter."

 

Gamespy Preview "I once shot a charging Skag in mid-air with an incendiary rifle, causing it to burst into a huge ball of fire, taking out a couple smaller critters nearby. Decapitations and gibs abound, so things can get nice and messy."

 

G4TV Preview "It might sound a bit glaringly obvious, but the biggest issue I have with Borderlands right now is that I’m already at the point where I’m looking forward to it and I’m sold on the concept. I just wish I could play beyond the stopping point in the preview to see how it plays out in the final product."

 

Gameaxis - character skill trees

 

As always, our forum community is hard at work finding every scrap of Borderlands information out there!  For the fastest, most up-to-the-minute news, previews, and more, make sure you visit the Borderlands News Forum.  Huge thanks to everyone in the community who helped find and compile these articles for everyone to see!

 

 

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Even more articles from the Australian press tour! Here's an interview with Randy from Ausgamers, answering questions from the community (our favorite kind!).

 

"One of the things we discovered when playing the game (we're losing productivity now because we're having so much fun playing), sometimes you know, you're talking smack and someone is like "dude, you know I'm totally carrying this" and we realised we needed a way for people to settle who is the best playing the game and so we added the Duel which is a true PVP one-on-one battle (very much like WoW duels - Steve.) where you can throw down and see who's the best, and you can do this with anyone, anytime, anywhere in the game - even if you're in the middle of a boss fight you can totally duel."

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Steve and Randy continue their press tour in Australia, and we hope you enjoy some of the new interviews and articles coming from it!  Here's a preview from the PAL Gaming Network!

 

"We could easily write a lot more about the content available in Borderlands, with things such as vehicles, the PvP and Arena systems and individual classes, but we figure you’d best want to discover most of it for yourself. From what we have seen in our play time with it, Gearbox seemed to have successfully captured the addictive feel and nature of the most popular MMO out there, but also blended their experience in FPS into it, to create a vivid and immense world which is easy to get consumed by and hard to leave alone."

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Character Video on IGN

09.11.09 - Allison
IGN has posted a new video featuring the Borderlands characters and some new gameplay footage! 
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Interview on Gameplanet

09.11.09 - Allison
A new interview has been posted on Gameplanet with Randy!  Read on about cheating, art direction, DLC, and... oompa loompas?
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Gaming Truth spent some time with Borderlands at PAX, and have posted their impressions.  Check them out!

 

"Bottom line, the time I got to play Borderlands has cemented my purchase, and I can’t wait until October to play more."

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