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Borderlands DLC 3 named: ‘The Secret Armory of General Knoxx’, more details

Gearbox’s Borderlands was one of the successes of 2009. With the current release rate of their downloadable content packs – a new chunk of DLC every month or two – it seems like its success could continue well into the year, or possibly even beyond.

There still isn’t as much information about The Secret Armory of General Knoxx as some would like. Obviously, the title is now no longer a mystery, but the new level cap remains one. The pack will reportedly offer “new challenges and opportunities for growth for characters from around level 34 to level 50” as they battle “”never-before-seen enemies in a huge new environment complete with tons of brand new missions” – including this giant Half-Life 2′s Strider-looking thing up above in what seems to be a new vehicle. Plus, there are new weapons and items!

The release date, too, is still unknown, but my guess is that the General will probably arrive within the next couple of months.

[via Joystiq]

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Third Borderlands DLC revealed, raises level cap

Excellent news for fans of Gearbox’s Borderlands, with an announcement on the studio’s forum confirming a third piece of DLC for the game.

Details are scarce, with a “full announcement” coming soon, but what is known is that the current level cap of 50 will be raised as part of the content, which the poster promises is “the biggest DLC we have made”. Gearbox’s Mikey Neumann has responded to the leak with a further leak on his Twitter page – “More Scooter!”

Development of the DLC began after The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned was finalized, and includes responses to community feedback.

[Gearbox Software Community via Kotaku]

Borderlands soundtrack now available

Just a friendly reminder: the Borderlands soundtrack is out now, and you can pick it up like so much dropped loot.

Available as a CD from Amazon for $15.98 and as a download from Sumthing Digital for $9.99 (or 99c for each track, bar the bonus tracks), the album includes 27 tracks. The game’s sweet theme, Cage The Elephant’s “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked“, is not one of them, sadly. Still, the soundtrack has plenty to offer, and samples are available at the Sumthing Digital page.

Borderlands soundtrack arrives December 8th

Just in time for Christmas / holiday season / Festivus! The Borderlands soundtrack, published by Sumthing Else Music Works (fine distributors of many a game soundtrack), is set for a December 8th release, in both digital and physical form.

Eagle-eyed fans of the game will notice that the soundtrack sadly lacks the opening theme (and music from the trailer), Cage The Elephant’s “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked”. However, there are 27 tracks, including 6 “bonus tracks”. The full set list follows after the jump – some titles may include light spoilers.

Official Press Release
[via Big Download]

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Borderlands patch to 1.01 for PC available

Update: After having installed the patch, a couple of pieces of advice. Firstly, the patch seems to enable aim assist. Secondly, people are encountering shader errors and random horizontal lines appearing. In this case, an apparent temporary fix is to turn dynamic shaders off and on again.

Owners of Borderlands on the PC have finally received the promised patch, which resolves a number of issues with the game, which were either fixed over a week ago for console versions, or were exclusive to the PC. The fixes include the rather bothersome bug where players could lose all of their progress after leaving a co-operative game, a fix for Lilith’s Phase Strike ability, and upgrades to the voice chat functionality.

The patch is available to download for those who purchased the game at retail here, along with the patch notes (included after the jump). Steam (and other digital services) users will receive the update automatically, which is how I stumbled across this news in the first place.

[Gearbox Software via VE3D]

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CliffyB calls Borderlands “the Diablo of the FPS generation”

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I’m playing Borderlands at the moment, and it’s definitely a lot of fun. I’ve also played a whole load of Diablo, obviously a classic. Apparently, so has Mr. Cliff Bleszinski, Design Director at Epic Games. Best known as CliffyB (although he’d now rather not be – sorry!) and best known for being lead designer of the Gears of War games, he has compared the games in a simple tweet:

Borderlands, I adore you. You’re Diablo for a generation raised on first person shooters. I want a Claptrap statue.”

The obvious similarity is obviously the loot, with untold numbers of items being possible. As for his other comment, I want a Claptrap statue too…now. I guess these ideas are part of why he’s so successful. A Borderlands 2 collector’s edition bonus, possibly?

[@therealcliffyb via Destructoid]

Steam begins Borderlands pre-loading, servers overloaded

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Valve’s download service Steam doesn’t always allow users to pre-load the games they pre-order, although first-party and co-operative games appear to be the given the honour fairly frequently. Borderlands owners on Steam have the opportunity to download the game before its upcoming Tuesday release, at which point the game will unlock.

At least, that’s the plan. Apparently the game is fairly popular or something, as Steam’s servers are just too busy to handle the demand at the moment. This probably stems from the fact that Steam is the go-to platform for those looking to buy Borderlands on the PC, because of both the 10% off pre-order discount and the four-pack deal, which, in conjunction with the pre-order discount, results in 4 copies of the game for $134.97 USD ($33.75 each). If you haven’t already, you have until Tuesday to act.

Borderlands to get paid DLC, zombies

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While it was already apparent to subscribers of 2K Games’ mailing list (who received an email offering the chance to win “The Gearbox Mercenary Weapon Pack DLC”) that Borderlands would have DLC, whether or not paid story DLC would be included was another question.

However, now it’s official: Borderlands‘ first downloadable content is called “The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned”, and will be available later this year for $9.99 or 800 MSP. The press release claims that it is a “full-fledged expansion filled with new enemies, new quests and rare loot drops.”

It seems likely that this is the first of a number of extra DLC chapters, possibly to be released in a similar manner to Fallout 3‘s. This raises the questions of how many expansions are to be released, and whether or not a Game of the Year / collection package will be released.

While the console DLC situation seems simple enough, my question is how it will be delivered to PC gamers of both the retail and digital download variety, given that the game doesn’t use Games for Windows Live.

The news comes while 2K are still advertising Borderlands’ impending release with this great TV spot.

[via Destructoid]

Borderlands Four Pack available on Steam, over 30% off

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Steam’s system of allowing people to buy four-packs of Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 has proven successful among friends and online strangers alike, as they band together in the interests of savings.

The Four Pack deal has now spread to Borderlands, the upcoming co-operative FPS/RPG hybrid from Gearbox Software (which incidentally supports groups of 4 players). The offer is for 4 copies for the price of 3. Steam’s 10% pre-order discount also applies, meaning the Four Pack will run you $134.97.

Borderlands is set for Steam release on October 27.

[via Steam News]

Weekend Deals – October 3/4, 2009

This weekend, surf your audio and enter an odd world on Steam. Afterwards, pre-order two co-op shooters – Left 4 Dead 2 and Borderlands, each at $44.99.  Direct2Drive’s 5th anniversary sale continues, with a collection of 5 dollar indie titles.

Play-Asia:
Terminator Salvation (Xbox 360) – $24.90 ($20 off). Korean version, English language, works worldwide.

Steam Weekend Deals:
Audiosurf – $4.99 (50% off)
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – $3.39 (66% off)
Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus – $3.39 (66% off)
Oddworld Pack – $5.09 (66% off)

Other Steam Deals:
Borderlands Pre-order – $44.99 (10% off). Available October 27th.
Left 4 Dead 2 Pre-order – $44.99 (10% off). Available November 18th. Early demo access and exclusive baseball bat included.
Left 4 Dead 2 Four Pack Pre-order – $134.99 (10% off)
Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2 Bundle – $64.98
CrimeCraft – $29.99 (25% off)
Grand Ages: Rome – $19.99 (50% off)
Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge – $14.99 (50% off)
Officers – $14.99 (50% off)
Angle of Attack – $18.74 (25% off)
All Aspect Warfare – $29.99 (25% off)
All Aspect War Pack – $44.99

Impulse:
Company of Heroes Gold Edition – 25% off
Making History: Gold Edition – $9.99 (50% off)
Warlords Battlecry 3 – $6.99 (54% off)
Nemesis of the Roman Empire – $6.99 (54% off)
The Spirit Engine 2 – $7.50 (50% off)
Europa Universalis Rome Gold – 50% off

GOG Promo:
Tex Murphy games 30% off:

Direct2Drive:
5 Year Anniversary. 50+ games for $5 each.
Week 4: Indie titles. Ends 05/10/2009.

GamersGate:
Seven Kingdoms Conquest – $4.95 (50% off)
Borderlands Pre-order – $44.95 (10% off)
Campus – $4.95 (50% off)
Red Faction 1 + 2 Bundle – $9.95 (50% off)