You searched for "borderlands 2". 213 results found:
Gearbox say that they'll be using Valve's stat-tracking set of Steamworks tools to support Borderlands 2. As players, that means we get the traditional raft of associated features, like "Steam Achievements, downloadable content, auto-updating, multiplayer matchmaking" and Steam cloud support. The "multiplayer matchmaking" part of all that hopefully means Borderlands 2 won't use Gamespy this time around. This is potentially very good news for anyone who found it an absolute pain to get into online sessions for the first game. The less services we have to sign into to get into multiplayer, the better things tend to work. Borderlands 2 will be out in the US on September 18 and the UK on September 21, dates that will prove hard to erase once the latest Borderlands 2 trailer has scorched them into your brain in a blaze of screaming electronica and hyper-violence. It will also have "bazziliondier guns," and not many games can make that claim.
Gearbox's Steve Gibson sounds suspiciously like his game's mono-wheeled robot mascot, Claptrap, as he explains Borderlands 2's support for PC gamers. “We love the PC players. They're not an afterthought. The PC has a lot of distinct advantages.” Now I think about it, I've never seen them both in the same room. Take from that what you will. I didn't get to fiddle with the PC's promised extra features during my hour and a half playthrough. But I did get to galumph around a Pandora pitched five years later than the colony planet in the original Borderlands with a friend. We both took to two of Borderlands 2's four new classes quickly. I chose the Siren, gaining the ability to freeze a single enemy in place, suspended above the battle raging below by a wibbly magic orb. He chose the Gunzerker: a luxuriously-bearded man standing a full five feet tall, possessing the ability to sometimes wield two of the game's ridiculously designed weapons at the same time. He's short man syndrome personified.
So sayeth a shadowy source. Borderlands 2 is set to be officially announced by 2K in the near future, if that source - talking to Eurogamer - is to be believed. According to the unnamed person, the game is set to release sometime in 2012, and like its predecessor is due to release across PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. It's not the first time we've heard rumours of the co-op FPS/RPG getting a sequel; back in April Eurogamer also reported that the unannounced title had shown up on a developer's unprotected CV, leading to speculation that development was already underway. However, this is the first time anyone has come forward and claimed that the game is in production.
Borderlands 2 is a first-person shooter that randomly generates the guns you find, varying damage values, clip sizes, accuracy, and even how many bullets they fire at once. It’s built like an RPG: you level up by killing things, improve your character’s abilities, and find higher-level guns to kill higher-level beasts and bandits on a rocky, backwater planet. That was already compulsive in Borderlands 1, but here the formula’s been tweaked to ridiculously addictive effect. I think I had one or two guns I really liked in Borderlands, and the rest were necessary but uninspiring situational alternatives. In 2, I have a full loadout of weird, powerful and satisfying weapons I love, and an entire ‘alternate’ set in my backpack that I switch in and out to compare potency.
Borderlands 2 is done and dusted according to a tweet from Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford. "Borderlands 2 is now GOLD" he exclaims. Now they just have to print the discs and train an army of puppies to nudge them gently into thousands of plastic boxes. That'll take about a month it seems, as Borderlands 2 is due out on September 18. If only we had invented a better way of putting the discs in the boxes, but no CEO alive can bring themselves to approve a redundancy package for 10,000 puppies.
Meet Gaige. She's a Vault Hunter on the backwater planet of Pandora. She likes the color red. She thinks the word "Mechromancer" carries secondary definition involving lonely robot matchmaking. She travels with a hulking hunk of metal affectionately named "Death Trap." And she's the first previously announced (and briefly controversial) post-launch DLC coming on October 16 for Borderlands 2.
There are two types of Collector's Edition for Borderlands 2. There's the $99.99 Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector's Edition for those who really like Borderlands, and the $149.99 Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition set for fans who really, really REALLY like Borderlands. The cheaper box comes with a Marcus Kincaid bobblehead, a map of pandora, a download code for the digital comic, an art book and some stickers. The ultra-box is modelled in the style of a red Borderlands loot chest (minus the randomised megaguns), and comes with a set of lithograph postcards, some Sir Hammerlock field notes, a "steel book case" and big ID chart that lists all of the creatures you'll encounter in Pandora. Also, most importantly, there's a cloth map. In case you've never held a cloth map, it is the best sort of map a map could hope to be.
Yesterday, we asked the question: Will Borderlands 2 be announced at Gamescom? Today, we say: yes! Gearbox have officially confirmed that they are working on Borderlands 2. It's set to come out next year some time after April 1. "Borderlands 2 features all new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment," blurbs the official blurb. We're also promised "an ambitiously crafted story" set in unexplored areas of Pandora. Beyond that, nothing is known. There's not even much info on the shiny new Borderlands 2 website. Borderlands 2 will be shown at Gamescom later this month, however, so we'll learn more then. We'll bring you all the latest from Cologne when the conference kicks off on August 17.
We previously mentioned that Gearbox would be showing Borderlands 2 to the world through a Gamescom livestream. That live stream is broadcasting right now on the 2K uStream. Three men are sitting on a couch talking at the moment, but hopefully there we'll get to see some in-game footage soon. Until then you can always bring up the Gamescom Borderlands 2 screenshots and wobble them around a bit to simulate movement. Update: Aaaand it's over ... that was quick.
[bcvideo id="1111760912001"] The Gunzerker is one of the four new playable characters of Borderlands 2. The first teaser trailer shows him using his special power, the power of being insane enough to fire two enormous weapons at the same time without shooting himself or breaking all those bones in his arms. There's something else surprising about the video: snow! That should be a nice change from Borderland's endless deserts. Borderlands 2 is scheduled for release in the second half of 2012. Gearbox will be streaming their Gamescom demo live on the 2K site on Friday.
A Borderlands 2 expansion codenamed 'Torque' could be on its way from The Workshop - the developer behind PS Move game Sorcery. Kotaku report that games industry super sleuth Superannuation has dug up a number of CV's from The Workshop employees past and present referencing the project. The resumes of an animator and level designer, which have since been removed, mentioned work on Borderlands 2 and specifically the 'Torque' expansion.
A poster on Gearbox's official forums has created a walkthrough explaining how to jury rig split-screen co-op into the PC version of Borderlands 2.
A bug affecting all versions of Borderlands 2 has been resetting players' account-wide Badass Rank to zero and wiping associated bonuses, including unlocked skins and upgrades. The issue is "fairly rare" according to Gearbox Community Manager Chris Faylor and the developers are working on a resolution.
Borderlands 2 won’t be running low on DLC anytime soon according to Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford, who has confirmed that there will be a plethora of content available for download after the four Season Pass releases that were announced in August.
The playable heroes of Borderlands 1 will return for Borderlands 2, but only as NPC characters. Game Informer reveals that we'll be taking charge of four completely new heroes when the sequel is released next year. Gearbox have also decided to scrap all of the weapons from Borderlands 1. The randomly generated guns of the first game gave rise to thousands of mad scope/ammo/manufacturer combinations. New manufacturers will bring their own visual twists to each weapon, and players will now be able to add custom decals and enhancements to their favourite pieces.
That's meant to be a joke about the aurora borealis by the way. I'm attempting to invoke the phrase "a roaring success", and, if you look at one of the Borderlands 2 screenshots, there's an aurora lurking in the sky. When you spend the first paragraph of a news story trying to explain a pun in the headline you know that the joke probably isn't funny, and that maybe it's time to consider a new career. ANYWAY, these fresh new screenshots from E3 show everything we loved about the first Borderlands, but done ever so slightly better. The cel-shaded colourful visuals are still a world away from the brown brownness of other shooters, and the monsters and contraptions will ensure don't get "bord". Which is a play on the game's title, by the way. Check them out below.
2K have given us yet another reason to be super excited about Gamescom next week (as though we needed one). CVG have spotted a post on the 2K Games site announcing that they will be streaming the first Borderlands 2 footage live from Cologne on their uStream channel. The show kicks off next Friday at 8:00 PT / 17:00 CET / 16:00 BST. Questions from fans will be answered throughout the demo, you can submit your own by tweeting @2KGames or @GearboxSoftware, or by dropping a post on the Gearbox or 2K forums. If you're sending in a question, don't ask "will I be able to play as a stumpy maniac who can dual wield any weapon in the game?" because we know the answer to that question is already "yes." Borderlands 2 will have four new playable characters, and brand new weapons. It's due out next year, some time after April 1.
The latest adventure for Borderlands 2's Vault Hunters involves knocking the loot-stuffing out of Pandora's deadliest creatures in the Sir Hammerlock DLC, but why stop the madness there? Gearbox has planned a level cap increase beyond 50 for some time, and speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine UK, Gearbox Producer James Lopez said we'll see more levels sometime during the year's first quarter which ends in March.
Gearbox's totally accurate "zillion guns" boast has players buying, unearthing, gambling, and stealing a galaxy-spanning variety of weapons across Pandora. Today marks special significance, however, as one Vault Hunter procured what's probably the wackiest and most annoying gun ever. Why? Well, see for yourself inside...but you might want to turn down the volume first.