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How a sphere, a block and a cone became the characters of Borderlands

By John Keefer, Mar 12, 2013 6:00pm PDT

Before Gearbox Software came up the look and personalities of Borderlands characters Roland, Mordecai, and Lilith, they devised the basic archetype of each class, original represented in art as a blockhead, a conehead and a spherehead.

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"Nailed it kwperley. I remember those days too, Staflight rocked."

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Borderlands 2's sixth character coming soon

By Steve Watts, Mar 11, 2013 7:30am PDT

Borderlands 2's next character seems to be just around the corner, as Gearbox debuted a teaser trailer for a sixth character at SXSW this weekend. It appears this character is melee-focused.

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"the difference will likely be that the Action Skill is melee focused, where zero just turns ..."

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Borderlands 2 'almost certainly' getting another character

By Steve Watts, Feb 26, 2013 6:45am PST

Gearbox head Randy Pitchford said the team is "working on" another character class for Borderlands 2, and again reaffirmed that a level cap increase is in development.

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"if only we actually knew what it takes to get a video game made..."

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Aliens: Colonial Marines single-player review: contemptuous cash-in

By Timothy J. Seppala, Feb 19, 2013 11:00am PST

Aliens: Colonial Marines has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. That pretty much says it all.

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"I've only played this game for a few hours so far but I like it. It feels exactly like the game ..."

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The challenge of raising the level cap in Borderlands 2

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 15, 2013 3:00pm PST

Borderlands 2 fans want an increase in the game's level cap. But, it's not as easy as turning on a switch, Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford explained.

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"I still play Borderlands 2, and i'm happy that they even considered a level Increase. They could ..."

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Aliens: Colonial Marines mods add DirectX 10 features, lighting effects

By Steve Watts, Feb 15, 2013 9:30am PST

Aliens: Colonial Marines has already gotten a few PC mods that attempt to make the game prettier to look at.

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"That's cool. It now has the features we saw in the demo long ago, probably. Still doesn't change ..."

- crummynz see all 3 comments

Aliens: Colonial Marines day-one patch detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST

If your gripes with Aliens: Colonial Marines revolve chiefly around its doors, you'll love the day-one patches! Gearbox has detailed exactly was in those updates dropped on launch day: performance improvements; a lot of love for doors; and other assorted bug fixes. You'll wa...

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"Oh man, this comment is amazing! Pitchford: Look, those two releases are worth millions to ..."

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Gearbox president hints at using Shift codes in future games

By Steve Watts, Feb 12, 2013 8:15am PST

Gearbox president Randy Pitchford says the team has big ideas for "more options, more functionality" in utilizing Borderlands 2's "Shift" system in future games.

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"sure it does... a couple of public games and some random schmo with a mod will grant you ..."

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Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Bug Hunt' DLC spotted at retail

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2013 4:30pm PST

A retail ad appears to list a "Bug Hunt" DLC mode for Aliens: Colonial Marines. The ad claims it will hit on March 19 for $14.99.

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"Bug hunt is what is likely what they'll likely need to consider before even thinking of any DLC ..."

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Spoiler-Talk: Borderlands 2's death and dark humor

By Steve Watts, Feb 06, 2013 12:15pm PST

In Spoiler-Talk, we take a no-holds-barred look at some of the biggest games and discuss what the future holds for these franchises. Expect many, many spoilers. This time, we look at Borderlands 2.

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"Heh. Head over to the BL2 subreddit. There's a whole write-up about how you can't use the ..."

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Borderlands 2 'Add-On Pack' coming February 26

By Steve Watts, Feb 05, 2013 11:00am PST

Borderlands 2 is packaging together the first two expansions along with various other bits of downloadable content for a disc-based "Add-On Content Pack." It's coming to consoles on February 26 for $29.99.

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"well this is a good thing if you didn't buy the season pass and don't have a live account."

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Aliens: Colonial Marines PC getting season pass for four DLC packs

By Steve Watts, Jan 31, 2013 8:30am PST

Aliens: Colonial Marines is getting a downloadable content season pass, at least on PC, according to a retail listing. Its season will consist of four packs that add campaign and multiplayer content.

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"I'll reserve judgment until I see how the game fares with the gamer base. Sega's support for the ..."

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Best of 2012: #8 - Borderlands 2

By Garnett Lee, Jan 22, 2013 12:00pm PST

Borderlands 2 for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 is #8 in our Best of 2012.

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"All the more reason I want to wait, if the DLC was poop I'd go now but I have enough to play anyways"

- Horn see all 8 comments

Aliens: Colonial Marines leaves 'dangling threads' for the future

By Steve Watts, Jan 21, 2013 10:30am PST

Aliens: Colonial Marines Brian Burleson says they left some "dangling threads" for other story writers to pick up.

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"Randy still outright lied to us about the content and game content, although that is the norm ..."

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Borderlands 2 producer promises level cap increase

By Steve Watts, Jan 17, 2013 9:00am PST

Borderlands 2 is getting a level cap increase for 'quite a few levels,' says associate producer James Lopez.

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"Like all the other ones it's accessible through the Fast Travel Station. It's called Hunter's ..."

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