Gearbox Software Confirms Leaked DLC for Borderlands 2; Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty Up for Grabs!

Close on the launch of Gaige the Mechromancer, Gearbox software has confirmed the DLC for the Borderlands 2, which will feature a mean lady Captain and her treasure…

The guns are blazing hard in the land of Pandora with the estranged quartet singing the battle song in the recently released Borderlands 2 edition. Most of you would be busy on their consoles shooting your way to glory. Now it seems that Gearbox software has finally confirmed the presence of the new DLC, the information about which was accidentally leaked on the disc itself when the trophies for the new DLC were included in the PS3 list. Some of the trophies include Trophy Hunter, which is rewarded after one completes the mission ‘X marks the Spot’ and Gadabout, which one achieves on discovering all named locations in Oasis and after surrounding Pirate’s Booty areas. The next trophy is named the Completionist, which is won after completing after all the side missions. The gaming major has come forward and confirmed the news of the pirate DLC which will feature the character of pirate queen Captain Scarlett who looks very ominous with her one-eye and cyborg-like appearance. The setting would be a place termed as Oasis and the quest would be recover the Captain’s treasured Booty. It will have new missions, bosses, raids and a whole new set of weapons as well. It will also feature a new level of rarity for the weapons featured, which will determine the bonuses gained by a weapon relating it to its firepower. The confirmation about the pirate-themed DLC from Gearbox comes close to the launch of fifth character, Gaige the Mechromancer, which is available as a separate DLC. However, Gaige is available free of cost for gamers who pre-ordered the game.

Gamers can avail this DLC at a sum of $9.99 or even go for the Season Pass, which will be available for 29.99$, which will unlock the upcoming four DLCs as well. Considering Gearbox’ fine performance, it would not be a loss to invest in the Season Pass as well.

Borderlands 2 has been progressing considerably and has registered a growth of more than 200 per cent (234 to be precise) in sales for the first month of launch as compared to its previous version. A data released by the NPD group has revealed that the game has already sold 1.48 million copies in USA in the month of September and with the arrival of the new DLC, it is expected to grow further. But despite all its best efforts it failed to win the coveted first prize with Madden NFL 13 beating it for the top slot by registering a whopping 2.5 million copies.

Borderlands 2 has been garnering a lot of positive reviews and is expected to grow further with the upcoming DLCs. The leak about the DLC has generated a new buzz regarding the game and one could predict it to be an intentional move as well. After all, marketing ploys are getting more imaginative nowadays.… Read the rest

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Borderlands 2 Reveal the Mechromancer DLC!

Gearbox recently unveiled the Mechromancer DLC beating its own launch date of October 16 and by the looks of it, the character is bound to be a curious addition. One finds out whether it will last the stretch…

If you are thoroughly enjoying your Borderlands 2 edition and still speculating over whether to buy the new DLC related to the Mechromancer class, then that is not surprising. The DLC, which introduces the fifth character, Gaige, the Mechromancer, into play has been questioned on its efficiency.

Even before its launch, the action skills of the character were found to be similar to the existing Commando with his turret being replaced by the D347-TP a. k. a. Deathtrap. But Gaige can be also called the oddest package supplement to the destructive quartet with designs and details meant to capture both old and new gamers.

If it had not been a slip of tongue from Gearbox designer John Hemingway who termed her as the ‘girlfriend mode’, Gaige had a better chance with many gamers who would have preferred a variety in their game. Well, the pre-order sales of the game would have been hardly affected by that comment. No one take away the fact that Deathtrap is a much more effective addition to the game with increased mobility and better visual skills as compared to Commando’s Turret. Also, the verbal skills of Gaige and her unusual gestures make her an apt addition to the game. Now, Gearbox has also released a set of audio journals, which detail out the story behind Deathtrap and how Gaige developed it as a school science project. Deathtrap also has upgrades which enable eye-mounted lasers, faster healing abilities and a unique feature to cause explosions and indulge in energy attacks. The DLC is a fun addition to the existing game, which is breaking records in terms of sales.

The DLC also reveals three skill trees including ‘Best Friends Forever’, ‘Little Big Trouble’ and ‘Ordered Chaos’, which make up for a more vivid and interesting game play. They are attuned to gamer preferences and offer a better experience in handling the Mechromancer class. Unlike its other gaming adversaries, Gearbox revised the launch date of the DLC and released it a week prior offering a surprise to many of the gamers. They have kept the DLC as exclusive and fans, who are part of the Borderlands 2 pre-order club can avail it for free. Alternatively, you can purchase it for $9.99 on Playstation or obtain it for 800 Microsoft points via Xbox Live. Now, gamers have also been able to discover some hidden details in the downloadable content which hints towards some future expansion pack. Apparently, it is expected to be stitched around the pirate theme with players given quests to find a pirate’s booty. The exact details are yet to be confirmed by the developers but one can expect new additions from them. For now, one can enjoy the antics of the Mechromancer, which can be a good asset for your game play.… Read the rest

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Borderlands 2 is a Treat for the Modern Gamer!

Gaming world is going to have a thrilling addition with the launch of Borderlands 2, an innovative FPS game with animated graphics and shooting abilities attuned to the player…

For a person who has not missed any episodes of ‘Force Five’ or the animated ‘Batman’ series, Borderlands proves to be a wonderful treat from the beginning itself. Now the game is coming up with sequel due for a release on September 18, 2012. Its wide variety of characters and the unique setting of Pandora make it a delight to watch and play. The game with its cartoon-style graphics renders it a surrealistic effect. Besides, the game reinvents itself in its second edition with a lot of new customizations befitting to it.

Some of its unique features in the second edition include the introduction of a gore filter, which can be applied judiciously as per the preference of the gamer. Even the editing of the first game was uncalled for with the game being treated for the extra violence and a toned down version released for many countries. But now, one can just opt for the Gore Toggle option and have a neater version of the game. I prefer the ‘dirty bit’ one any day. Also, news has just come in that the game’s lead characters will have cool customization options in their appearance.

Considering the whacky nature of their appearances, a customization would render them more interesting for the gamers. But it waits to be seen whether it would be taken to the next hilt by the game developers. The coming of another character ‘Mechromancer’ also adds some newness to the game and who knows the upcoming sequels (Yes, the game looks bound for another sequel) may feature more playable characters for our gaming pleasure. But, hold your controllers, you only get to lay your controls on Mechromancer with a pre-order version or comes at an additional price for the late comers. The character has the ability to command mechs such as the Deathtrap. And if you are a member of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, then you will get her as a free download.

One of the most discussed aspects of Borderlands 2 is the AI, which is much more responsive and boosts the game play in a big way. Besides, those who love their guns would appreciate the improvement in the weaponry and details in the attack options as shown in the trailer. The game improves alongside the gamer and thus makes the prize worth the effort. It really reminds one of the old school games, which had multiple levels with enhanced player controls with every victory.

Gearbox has hit a winner with this game, which has registered the third highest pre-order revenues for the publishers 2K Games behind their hit franchise GTA 4 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. This is a remarkable achievement for a game that has done it in a short period of less than three years with only two titles. The first title has done a cool 4.5 million copies since its release and by the looks of this edition, it would be just a start for an epic adventure!… Read the rest

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