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Borderlands 2 video blast: tantalizing tech demo and hour-long gameplay

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We've already gazed at Borderlands 2 trailers blaring arena-style beast combat (opens in new tab) , Handsome Jack's hilariously long face (opens in new tab) , and South African doo-wop (opens in new tab) , but today's reels highlight Nvidia's impressive PhysX technology powering in-game dust mote trajectories and a whopping hour-long play session with Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford and the GameSpot (opens in new tab) team. Take a look at both colorful videos below bursting with explosive combat, a good study of Maya and Axton's skill trees, and the numbingly terrible spelling of bandits naming their weapons "shooty mashine gun" and "boosh a durp."

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?