Borderlands 2’s impossibly endearing pint-sized psychopath, Tiny Tina, is getting her very own DLC in the form of Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. The new campaign content features the vault hunters playing a pen-and-paper tabletop game while Tina runs the action from behind her game master screen.
I've never considered 'being on fire' to be a particularly useful skill, but after seeing the following video I'm coming around to the idea that the fire department might be part of some great conspiracy to stop us achieving our full, fiery potential. Borderlands 2's latest DLC character, Krieg the Psycho, certainly seems to benefit from setting himself alight - but then he does have a handy mask to keep one small part of his body safe from harm. He also has a knack for melee weapons, thwacking them and chucking them, making him most unlike the game's current crop of gun-obsessed weirdos. You can see Krieg in action below.
Poor Anthony Burch. We're not sure if the next Borderlands 2 DLC was supposed to be announced today, but thanks to the lead writer's hilarious tweet of his pal passed out on a couch at the Gearbox workplace — with promotional material for something called "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep" displayed prominently in the background — the studio's had to go and confirm that yes, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep is indeed the next, and final, piece of DLC planned. It's out June 25.
Aliens: Colonial Marines trailers get disclaimer after objections they don't reflect the quality of the final game
In response to an investigation from the UK's Advertising Standards Agency, Sega Europe have acknowledged a consumer complaint that the promotional trailers for Aliens: Colonial Marines didn't match the final quality of the game. Reddit user subpardave submitted the complaint to the ASA in response to what he calls the "absurd" difference between in-game quality and the earlier, better looking, demo footage.
Borderlands 2 received a big DLC info-dump at PAX East this weekend. First up, the game's sixth playable character has been introduced. His name is Krieg the Psycho, and he seems nice. Primarily a melee class, Krieg's skill-trees are Bloodlust (combat buffs), Hellborn (fire-based elemental attacks), and Mania (er, being manic?)
Read on for details of the level cap increase, and a teaser for the fourth expansion DLC.
How do you solve a problem like Aliens Colonial Marines? You should probably start by obliterating the game code from the face of the Earth - well, it is the only way to be sure. Gearbox haven't quite gone that far, but they have issued a massive, nearly 4GB patch that fixes and tweaks a bunch of stuff, including those awful textures, that awful AI, and many more awful, awful things. It won't make the game look the way it was supposed to, but Colonial Marines should be marginally less terrible the next time you load it up on Steam.
Unknown World's Natural Selection 2 has kept its horned head low throughout Aliens: Colonial Marines' pasting from critics, but in a forum post, Unknown's PR head Hugh Jeremy now says the NS2 team feels only sadness in place of its initial awe and even fear of the bigger-budget competitor.
The Borderlands 2 character Tiny Tina came under fire last night, as a Twitter discussion between the game's lead writer, Anthony Burch, and some of the game's players raised the question of whether her characterisation was racist. In the game, Tina - an explosives expert, and child - speaks using African American lingo, in a way that one Twitter user compared to "verbal blackface".
"Danger! Excitement! Mustaches!" That's what's being rumoured for an upcoming Borderlands 2 DLC pack Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt. Reddit user and suspected infidel 'MikeTheInfidel' - who previously unearthed details of the now released Campaign of Carnage DLC - has gone digging through PS3 update files to uncover info of a new adventure with the oddball hunter.
Details of Borderlands 2's second DLC have come to light - and when I say 'come to light', I mean 'exploded over the internet like a rocket hitting a skag's backside'. That's because Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage revolves around the mysterious Mr. Torgue, who's so proud of his unfailingly explosive arsenal that he puts his name on every one. (His name being 'Torgue'.) Due next week - November 20th - the expansion adds new guns, characters, missions and even a brand new vault. Being a vault hunter myself, I can't be getting enough of those things.
If you're worried that Borderlands 2 might not receive a sequel - maybe you were recently hit on the head, or you're perturbed by the revelation that no one's started working on one yet - let these extraordinary sales figures (interpreted by the folks at NeoGaf) put your mind to rest. According to a report from market research company NPD, Gearbox's sequel shifted 1.48 million copies in the US across September, 234% higher than the original game managed in its own launch month back in 2009. On a spreadsheet in 2K's offices, someone just ticked the 'Sequel?' box. They may even have drawn a smiley face.
As we reported yesterday, some clever devils had ferreted out evidence of the Borderlands 2 DLC by digging through PS3 trophies and Steam files. Official confirmation has now been made: the "Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty" DLC will arrive October 16, and take place in the new and counter-intuitively arid location of Oasis. Despite the piratical theme, according to Gearbox's head man, Randy Pitchford, the location "is more like Tatooine than an ocean". A new vehicle, the Sand Skiff, should feature along with giant sand worms and a new currency, seraph crystals.
Borderlands 2 looks like it will receive a piratically-themed expansion, if the sleuthing of PS3Trophies is anything to go by. The PS3 version of the game received a title update yesterday, and eagle-eyed members of the community quickly spotted a number of extra trophies (otherwise known as "achievements" to me and thee) which made reference to an expansion titled "Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty".
The Mechromancer, Borderlands 2's robot-happy fifth character class, has been waiting in the wings for a few weeks now, polishing her pet robot Deathtrap in anticipation of the day she'll finally be allowed to play with her other classmates. Well, that day is today - Gaige is crashing down on Pandora early, ahead of her previously scheduled October 16th debut. To celebrate her arrival, Gearbox have released another of their lovely interactive skill trees, giving the the perfectionists among us a chance to map out her character development in advance.
I just can't seem to master lobbing splodes in Borderlands 2, but this devastating Legendary MIRV/Bouncing Bettie Hybrid grenade mod might just help my inept throwing arm. Spotted over at Kotaku, the "Rolling Thunder" mod is a loot drop from Wilhelm, the boss at the, uh, end of "End of the Line". Video within!
Warning: The video shown here contains major spoilers for Borderlands 2's end-game events. Watch at your own risk!
Someone should check the temperature of Matt "BLiTZ" Siegfried's hand. It's probably smoking by now. The Ohio State University student and self-proclaimed "multi-genre world champion, speedrunner, high-score chaser, tournament player, and co-op lover" posted a Record Setter video of himself and a co-op buddy reaching the maximum level of 50 in Gearbox's FPS loot-fest in just 43 hours, 15 minutes, and 23 seconds.
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.
Today in news we didn't post: new Remember Me screens, Killing Floor and Red Orchestra 2 are getting Steam Workshop integration (and they're on sale!), more Project Eternity details, and a Far Cry 3 video featuring voice over by Agent Huntley, who sort of sounds like Max Payne's less-clever cousin.
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.