Borderlandsing tips from Handsome Jack 
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Geoffrey Tim
July 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

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When Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! was announced, I had written it off as a blatant cash in on a popular franchise. Gearbox wasn’t doing development itself, handing the reins over to 2K Australia. For a long while, I remained unconvinced. And then I saw a trailer for the game that turned my opinion around completely.

It’s the same one Darryn saw at E3, and we recently got to see at a presentation. It’s a list of 10 tips for hitting Borderlands and surviving on Pandora’s moon from the man himself, Handsome Jack. Watch it, it’s awesome.

Borderlands: The Pre Sequel! is set between the events of the first games, and tells the story of Handsome Jack’s rise to infamy as the hilarious megalomaniac we’ve all come to know and love. In this one though, he’s a little younger and a little less of a jerk – but just as hilarious.

For those without video capabilities, a less snarky Jack doles out a handful of tips to make killing things on the moon a little easier. He details new abilities like the butt stomp, laser weapons and running about like you’re [redacted for fear of a lawsuit from Marvel].

There are two particular lines in this trailer that had me cracking up, but I won’t spoil them here. Just watch, and tell us if anything made you giggle.

Borderlands: The Pre Sequel! is out in that craziest of months, October. It’s out on PC and the old-gen systems on October 17.

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces. I am also the emperor of the backend

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 2015. After the cash grab Borderlands 2 turned into, I’ll wait.

    • Matthew Holliday

      the cash grab that borderlands 2 turned into, had one seasons pass that had enough content to fill an entirely extra game.
      i actually agree with it being DLC, rather than part of the vanilla game.
      if Id have had to spend 60 hours on a single play through, Id have lost my mind.

      Im ignoring the 1$ headhunter DLC packs ofcourse.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Well I’m not ignoring the headhunter packs, or the paid level cap increases.

        • Matthew Holliday

          i dunno, i still feel like vanilla borderlands 2 felt like a complete game, unlike most games that include good DLC.
          it felt like DLC done right.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            The game is great on it’s own, the season pass is great, it’s all the other crap since then that’s annoyed me.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Lol… That actually looks fun (again)… I can imagine 4 player co-op with everyone butt stomping, madness I tell you… MADNESS!!!!

    • Admiral Chief Fairburne

      BUTT BUCKET!!!

  • Kensei Seraph

    I can’t watch it.
    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/733/320/df1.gif

    I may have spent to much time looking through gifs.

  • Rince&pop

    Very keen to get back into Borderlands with Andre, Werner, and OvG… Ah, will have to find another person to replace OvG then…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      But he’s irreplaceable!

      • Rince&pop

        His smell still lingers, it’ll have to do…

      • VampyreSquirrel

        He’s very replaceable when playing Xbox games… as he’s a traitor now.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      But he’s irreplaceable!

  • Rince&pop

    If they have paid level caps, NOT INTERESTED.