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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]

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]

PC release of Borderlands sees 1-week delay

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Some mildly disappointing news for PC gamers eagerly awaiting Borderlands today, with 2K Games’ Senior PR Manager Charlie Sinhaseni reporting to IGN that the one week delay is a result of optimisations for the game’s PC release. Sliding from October 20 to October 26 in the US, and from October 23 to October 30 worldwide, the additional wait is short, but hopefully worthwhile in terms of performance.

The FPS/RPG’s console releases remain unaffected.

[IGN via Eurogamer]