Gearbox to honor late fan in Borderlands 2

To honor his late friend, a gentleman named Carlo and the team at Gearbox Software have teamed up to immortalize Borderlands fan Michael John Mamaril as an NPC in the upcoming sequel.

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To honor his late friend, a gentleman named Carlo and the team at Gearbox Software have teamed up to immortalize Borderlands fan Michael John Mamaril as an NPC in the upcoming sequel.

The idea came to Carlo after his friend passed away due to cancer at the young age of 22. As both were "huge Borderlands fans," Carlos requested that Claptrap--the hilarious robot from the game--eulogize his friend. Gearbox agreed and promised so much more.

To honor him in their own way, developer Gearbox Software promised to insert Michael into Borderlands 2. The eulogy, which you can hear at Destructoid, is both humorous and heartfelt.

"The problem with reality is that bad things can happen to good people," Claptrap voice actor David Eddings said in character, before delivering a thank you to Carlo for allowing Gearbox to be a part of celebrating Michael's life.

It's a generous act to celebrate a young man's life, solidifying the company's dedication to its community.

From The Chatty
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    November 4, 2011 5:15 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Gearbox to honor late fan in Borderlands 2.

    To honor his late friend, a gentleman named Carlo and the team at Gearbox Software have teamed up to immortalize Borderlands fan Michael John Mamaril as an NPC in the upcoming sequel.

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      November 4, 2011 9:41 PM

      This was very cool... I guess because the post isn't about Borderlands FOV nobody here gave a fk though..

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      November 5, 2011 12:20 AM

      Borderlands was rubbish. Completely and utterly repetitive. The guns you find get more powerful, but then so does the enemy. There is no satisfaction. And the graphics look like paper thin cartoon styles. But each to his own I guess...

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        November 5, 2011 1:17 AM

        Precisely! I enjoyed the whole thing maybe except the end. Too few bosses.

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        November 5, 2011 1:18 AM

        Diablo 2 was rubbish. Completely and utterly repetitive. The weapons/spells you find get more powerful, but then so does the enemy. There is no satisfaction. And the graphics look like paper thin cartoon styles. But each to his own I guess...

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        November 5, 2011 1:20 AM

        This news story isn't related to your post, you know.

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        November 5, 2011 2:09 AM

        Wow way to entirely miss the point here buddy. You must be a delight to be around irl.

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        November 5, 2011 3:08 AM

        No and no.

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        November 5, 2011 4:27 AM

        You're rubbish. Completely and utterly wrong.

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        November 5, 2011 7:20 AM

        Yeah, thanks for sharing.

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        November 5, 2011 7:27 AM

        troll much?

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        November 5, 2011 7:30 AM

        Wow, whatever. Game is awesome. Better than Rage I dare say.

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        November 5, 2011 7:49 AM

        You must give great eulogies.

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        November 5, 2011 8:04 AM

        Makes me want to start a new playthrough.

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        November 5, 2011 8:06 AM

        thankfully, the odds of you being recognized in a game, borderlands or otherwise, has become very very low :D

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        November 5, 2011 8:53 AM

        Better than RAGE.

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      November 5, 2011 6:50 AM

      Okay?

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      November 5, 2011 6:56 AM

      Hopefully he meets a better fate than TK did....