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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection brings Borderlands 2, Pre-Sequel to PS4, Xbox One

I’m having some serious feelings right now, Internet.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will bring the Borderlands series to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time on March 24. As expected, it compiles Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – and all of the DLC for both games – into a single package for $59.99. You can transfer save files and characters between the last-gen and the new-gen and, of course, it’s also got updated graphics.

All of that is sort of ho-hum, until you get to the part where the games now have four-player couch co-op. Oh, and there’s an absurd $399.99 special edition of the game that comes with “a remote controlled Claptrap steward robot, a collectible steel case, and 12 exclusive lithographs.” There are only 5,000 of these being made available worldwide, and pre-orders open today, so you better get on it fast if you want one.

Having played a zillion hours of Borderlands, I shouldn’t even consider buying this. But honestly, if it had the original Borderlands in it as well, I would have already pre-ordered it, as it’s the only one I haven’t played with Anthony Amato. And I don’t have $400 just laying around to buy that Claptrap Edition. But… But… I really want to!

Hit the jump to see what comes in the “very limited” Claptrap-In-A-Box Edition. (more…)

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Here’s a complete timeline of everything that’s happened in the Borderlands franchise so far

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Some franchises produce a tangled timeline due to a gaggle of sequels, prequels, and side stories mingling with time travel, alternate realities, and cross-dimensional rifts.

Through three games, the storyline in Gearbox’s Borderlands franchise doesn’t do this. But the developer still felt the need to create an official timeline to map the major events of Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (which takes place between the first two games but is presented as a flashback from after Borderlands 2). With the official timeline in place, everyone will be on the same page ahead of the release of Tales From the Borderlands, which should launch before the end of the year.

You can find the timeline after the break, but beware, it contains quite a few spoilers from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. (more…)

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PS Store Today: Borderlands 2 Vita, Walking Dead Season 2: In Harm’s Way, more

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Welcome to yet another weekly PlayStation Store update. The PS4 sits out this week, but there’s still a few big offerings now available for the PS3 and Vita.

Almost first appearing on the PC in 2011 and on the Xbox 360 in 2012, old school FPS Serious Sam 3: BFE lands on the PS3. He is joined by In Harm’s Way, the third episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 2.

And over on the Vita, Gearbox has brought Borderlands 2 to Sony’s handheld after winning more awards and releasing more downloadable content than any game in living memory on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. It’s joined by Soul Sacrifice Delta, an enhanced version of Keiji Inafune’s action RPG.

More details on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Releases: Borderlands 2 Vita, Minecraft: PS3 Edition

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The remainder of May will be a treasure trove of great new releases, but first we have to get through one of the slowest weeks for new releases in a long time. Especially when you realize that neither one of these games is new.

The slimmer and lighter PlayStation Vita was shipped to stores last week as part of the Borderlands 2 Vita Bundle, but if you want to play Gearbox’s shooter on the go and you already own a Vita, perhaps you’ll be interested in the standalone version of Borderlands 2 for the Vita.

And over on the PS3, the retail release of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition will be available this week. The game has been available as a downloadable title through the PlayStation Store since the end of 2013, but if you want a disc, here’s your shot.

OK, that’s it. Be sure to check back later this week for a roundup of new releases on the digital storefronts.

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New Releases: Borderlands 2 Vita Bundle, Bound By Flame, MLB 14: The Show PS4, More

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This week’s new release report once again focuses on games that have found new homes. Games like…

  • Borderlands 2. Gearbox’s insane shooter is now available on the Vita thanks to the Borderlands 2 Vita Bundle. A standalone version of the Vita port will be available next week.
  • God of War Collection. The God of War and God of War II compilation has also been shrunk down to Vita size.
  • MLB 14: The Show. Sony’s baseball simulation has made the next-generation leap to the PS4.

But there’s still a trio of NEW new releases this week as well. Bound By Flame, a medieval action RPG from Spiders Studio will be released this week for the PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. It will be joined by Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure, the first new Tex Murphy game in over 15 years, and Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi, a visual novel-style RPG for the PS3.

Naturally, a bunch of new games will be added to the PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop, Xbox Live Store, and Steam throughout the week. We’ll talk more about those games soon.

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Evolve, Borderlands 2 Vita playable at PAX East 2014

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2K Games has announced (via the 2K Blog) that they will have two games playable on the PAX East show floor during next week’s convention. But gamers who attend either of the company’s panels might be in for an additional surprise.

Evolve, the multiplayer shooter from Turtle Rock Studios, will be the centerpiece of 2K’s PAX East presence. Players will be able to control the game’s four alien hunters as well as the alien itself as they battle for supremacy in the jungle. Congoers will also be able to get their hands on the Vita version of Gearbox’s Borderlands 2, which should be available sometime this Spring.

And speaking of Gearbox, as expected, developers from the company will host their annual Sunday morning panel at PAX East. Much discussion of Borderlands 2 will ensue along with “a few more surprises.” Hmm, I wonder if Gearbox plans to announce a new game during their panel? After all, we know they have multiple games in development.

However, we definitely don’t have to wonder what will happen at the Firaxis panel, which will be held on Saturday. 2K has assured us that the developer behind the acclaimed Civilization series and XCOM: Enemy Unknown will give the attended audience “a glimpse into the latest projects of the studio.”

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Final Borderlands 2 DLC, Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax, out on April 15

Gearbox is wrapping up the Headhunter Packs with their final DLC for Borderlands 2. This one is Easter-themed – or at least, Easter-colored – and is called Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax.

The Vault Hunters are setting out to take a nice vacation when Sir Hammerlock gets unceremoniously kidnapped. Spend some time with Brick, Mordecai, Lilith, and Crazy Earl as you try to find Hammerlock and destroy Crawmerax Jr. in the process. (He’s just a little peeved about his dad getting killed back in The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC from Borderlands, and wants some revenge.)

Of course, you’ll get a great head for your troubles, and there are some new skins for the Vault Hunters as well. This final Headhunter Pack will cost $2.99 and will be out on April 15 for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

My only question is… if Gearbox isn’t working on Borderlands 3, and this is the final DLC for Borderlands 2, what exactly are they working on?

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Vita Slim handheld launches alongside Borderlands 2 this Spring

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Wow. Sony announced today that the Vita Slim is coming to the US this spring, along with dropping the bombshell on this beauty: a gorgeous Borderlands 2 Vita Slim bundle. The bundle will have the brand new slim, which is 20% slimmer, 15% lighter, and has “1GB of internal memory built into the system.” It will also have Borderlands 2, six DLC packs (Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Psycho Character Class, Mechromancer Character Class, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1, and the Collector’s Edition Pack), and an 8GB memory card.

That’s not all – there’s also the fact that “the battery life of the new PS Vita system has increased to 4-6 hours of game play, up from 3-5 hours in the current model, and about 7 hours of video play, up from 5 hours from the current model.” Add in that “its 5-inch front touchscreen has a new high-definition liquid crystal display (LCD),” and you’ve got some heavy machinery – for $199.99.

If you’ve been waiting to get a Vita, this might be your best chance. Hit the jump for a list of a few other big games Sony plans to release for the platform this year. (more…)

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