Remember when I told you about the use of tablets in The Division? Well, questions about OS and phones are now answered, as is the most important question of all - if it's truly next generation, does it have dogs?
Well Borderlands 2 certainly cleaned up nicely at the Spike VGAs last night. In celebration of all the love bestowed upon it, the crew at Gearbox Software are celebrating by handing out brand new Shift codes to the community, that’ll be active for the entire weekend. Want ‘em? Then click on through the jump and reclaim them!
There’s nothing better in Borderlands 2, than that sweet moment when you get your hands on a rare gun. Maybe it’s a shotgun with the AI of a homicidal robot within it, asking you to kill more humans, or a revolver that could crack the planet with the sheer power behind each bullet fired. But you’d sooner see me hug a hipster than find one of those weapons. Unless you had a golden key for that special chest in Sanctuary, that is. Here’s how you can score some loot this weekend.
It’s been three years since Gearbox’s revelatory, unique hybrid of role-playing game and first-person shooter captured gamers’ imaginations with its alluring cell-shaded aesthetic, ludicrously addictive looting, oddball humour, bazillions of guns and sublime co-operative play. The novelty of it all has worn away, its sheen and lustre lost to age. It was an underdog then, but its sequel’s out now – bringing with it a ton of expectation. Can it still deliver a compelling experience?
Right…so yesterday we did the draw for that loot-tastic From The Vault: Realms pack of rare Lands from Magic the Gathering’s long history. Turns out our winner, lovingly selected by Random.org works for MagicSA, the sponsors of the prize - making him instantly ineligible for the thing. Sorry about that. That’s good news for you though, because it means we’ve had to do a redraw. Has your name come up in our draw redux?
Those locals who shun digital distribution or play games on your Xbox are still probably waiting for you copies of Borderlands 2 , while the rest of the world has been fervently addicted to looting stuff in Pandora. Unfortunately, quite a few of those players have stumbled on a nasty glitch, resetting the game’s badass rank and its resultant rewards.
Ubisoft today announced an awesome looking free-to-play IP, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. This tower defence/dungeon crawler/point-and-clicker (okay I don’t actually know yet what genre it falls under) looks like a ton of fun and you should really check it out.
If you haven’t read it yet, go and take a gander through Gavin's feature where he had a hands on experience with the upcoming loot-and-shoot FPS title. Borderlands 2 is shaping up rather nicely, and looks to be an even more addictive experience than the original.
Gearbox recently took to the stage at a gaming expo to talk more about the game, what players could expect and all that, but they also had a few surprises up their collective sleeves for the audience in attendance.
I have an unabashed love for Borderlands, the RPG loot-a-thon from Gearbox. It may have been short on actual story, and saddled with one of the most disappointing, anticlimactic endings in a video game ever - but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t some of the most multiplayer fun I’ve had in a game this generation. If there is a complaint to be made, it’s that the game might’ve been a little repetitive, especially with regards to the game’s abundant loot (GUNS!) which did little to distinguish one set of weaponry from the next.
That’s all going to change in the sequel.