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NBA 2K21 is free on the Epic Games Store this week

By Stephany Nunneley 20 May 2021 16:37 GMT Pretty nice freebie this week.This week’s free title on the Epic Games Store is NBA 2K21. It will be a free download until May 27 when it will be replaced by a mystery game.Watch on YouTubePC players can now also experience cross-play for the game for Epic and Steam platforms.Alongside news of the freebie, 2K today revealed their ninth patch for the game on consoles. The patch will bring a summer theme to the 2K Beach, along with new WNBA uniforms and updates to arenas.The latest update will also include adjustments to…

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Marvel’s Avengers and Borderlands 3 headline April’s PlayStation Now offerings

By Dom Peppiatt, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 11:17 GMT Sony has announced April 2021’s PlayStation Now games, and Marvel’s Avengers and Borderlands 3 headline the titles that you’ll be able to download this month.If you haven’t tried out the superhero-fueled cooperative action of Marvel’s Avengers just yet, but you’re keen to put Square Enix’s curious action title through its paces, you’re in luck – PlayStation Now subscribers can download and play the full title until July 5.If you prefer looter shooters, though, you can opt to try out Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 3 instead, which will be available on the service…

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Borderlands 3’s Show Me the Eridium mini-event returns, new Loot Machines on the way

The Show Me the Eridium mini-event kicks off today in Borderlands 3.For the next week until April 8, you can take advantage of the limited-time Borderlands 3 event.During this time, you can expect Eridium drops from standard enemies, increased Eridium drops in Mayhem Mode, discounted Eridium costs to use Moxxi’s Vault Line slot machine, and a discount on all the items sold by Crazy Earl in the Cargo Bay of Sanctuary III.This is a great time to accumulate the rare element, especially if you’re preparing for the incoming raid boss. This is on top of being able to utilize Crazy…

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Borderlands 3 Diamond Keys are a new reward coming to the Director’s Cut add-on

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 20:31 GMT The Director’s Cut add-on for Borderlands 3 will bring new ways to play when it launches next month.In addition to a new raid boss, murder mystery story missions, and behind-the-scenes content, the Director’s Cut add-on for Borderlands 3 includes three Vault Cards for the new progression system. The new progression system features daily and weekly challenges which upon completion, will help you progress toward unlocking themed rewards. This includes unique Legendary gear, plenty of new cosmetic items, and a new in-game resource called Diamond Keys.You will earn Diamond Keys by completing…

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Dirt 5 and NBA 2K21 are free to play this weekend on Steam

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 March 2021 17:18 GMT Play the racer and sports game for free for the next three days.Both Dirt 5 and NBA 2K21 are free to play this weekend on Steam. Dirt 5 finds you going off-road to race around various routes around the world, covering gravel, ice, snow, and sand. There are plenty of vehicles to choose from ranging from cars to trucks, to GT heroes. The game features a Career, four-player split-screen, online modes, livery editor, and more new features.The game is also on sale for 50% off. This includes both the standard edition…

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Former Overwatch writer working on “multiplayer character action” project at 2K

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 February 2021 13:08 GMT Follows the Blizzard vet joining the new developer last year.The ex-lead writer on Overwatch, Michael Chu, is apparently working on a “multiplayer character action game” at 2K’s 31st Union studio.That’s going by a Twitter thread from user MauroNL3, who has sifted through the job ads for positions at the developer. It seems that 31st Union is working on a “multiplayer character-action game,” with the company saying that applicants should have experience with “action, shooters, or multiplayer titles.”Apparently, the characters in this project are “diverse and innovative” and “will be loved by…

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Borderlands 3 add-on Director’s Cut lands March 18, Broken Hearts Day event returns tomorrow

The Director’s Cut for Borderlands 3 is out next month, and today, Gearbox dished a bit on the add-on.According to the developer, you can expect Director’s Cut to land on March 18 for Borderlands 3 and it will be available individually or as part of Season Pass 2.The add-on features a brand new raid boss called Hemovorous the Invincible. The enemy is a large Varkid “lurking behind a door” on Pandora that’s been locked since Borderlands 3 launched.Director’s Cut also includes a series of murder mystery missions, featuring new locations and a “novel crime scene analysis mechanic.” Ava is convinced…

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Borderlands 3 players can participate in Arms Race mini-events

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 January 2021 20:48 GMT Borderlands 3 is hosting three weeks’ worth of Arms Race Mini-Events.It’s Arms Race time in Borderlands 3, and you can participate in three consecutive week-long mini-events starting today, January 21.Arms Race is a roguelike experience that features randomized elements. In it, you are stripped of all your gear, passive abilities, and Actions Skills and dropped into a zone where you’ll have to get loot or die trying.The action takes place in the Stormblind Complex which is a decommissioned DAHL military base. As soon as you are dropped onto the island, you…

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Reminder: Battleborn will be completely unplayable in a few weeks

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:01 GMT RIP.You have less than 20 days to play Gearbox’s oft-forgotten team shooter Battleborn.Per an updated blog post on publisher 2K’s website, Battleborn is being taken offline on January 25, at which point the game will no longer be playable. That’s right, you can’t even run through the single-player campaign once the servers goes down.This follows 2K removing the game from storefronts in November 2019 and the ability to buy the premium Platinum currency ending in February 2020.Battleborn, of course, was released back in May 2016 and though initial sales seemed promising…

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Borderlands 3 players can now participate in the Golden Path Mini-Event

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:14 GMT A new mini-event in Borderlands 3 has kicked off. From November 19 through December 3, Borderlands 3 players will get Legendary item rewards for completing select campaign missions during the free Golden Path Mini-Event. You will be able to acquire the Lyuda Legendary Vladof Sniper Rifle, Handsome Jackhammer Legendary Hyperion SMG, Nemesis Legendary Dahl Pistol, Hellwalker Legendary Jakobs Shotgun, and more.During the event, select missions in the main story campaign guarantee Legendary rewards. It’s worth noting the buff does not apply to optional side missions or any missions in campaign add-ons….

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Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition, Arms Race gameplay, Final Form Cosmetics revealed

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 29 October 2020 20:04 GMT Gearbox Software has announced Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition along with Arms Race coming with the second season pass.The Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition includes the base game, all add-ons, and the Multiverse Final Form cosmetics pack. This also includes both seasons passes, as the second one includes Designer’s Cut and Director’s Cut. Designer’s Cut add-on includes Arms Races which can also be purchased separately from the Season Pass.Arms Race offers a roguelike experience that’s “fast-paced, challenging, and consistently remixed” by randomized elements. In it, you are stripped of all your gear, passive…


Borderlands 3 event Bloody Harvest returns in time for Halloween

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 8 October 2020 17:53 GMT Just in time for Halloween, the annual Bloody Harvest in-game event returns to Borderlands 3.Borderlands 3 players can once again participate in the limited-time seasonal event Bloody Harvest.The event kicks off today and runs until November 5.Once again, you will face off against Captain Haunt and his minions to earn rare rewards only available during Bloody Harvest.Maurice will give you a mission to collect Hecktoplasm from the ghosts that spawn after you kill haunted enemies. Once enough Hecktoplasm is collected, Maurice will open up a portal to Heck.The loot you collect…

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NBA 2K21 PS5 vs PS4 comparison shows massive leap in visuals

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 09:12 GMT The PS5 and Xbox Series X version of NBA 2K21 looks to be quite the graphical showcase.2K Games released a first-look at NBA 2K21 gameplay captured on PS5 this week. The footage looked stunning, much in the same way PS4’s gameplay debut did back in 2013.According to Visual Concepts, the next-gen version features updated lighting, textures, physics and new animations for player movement and impact. More than the visual quality on display, the PS5 footage looks much more alive thanks to unique AI interactions. The developer says there are over 150…

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Have You Played… Borderlands 2?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. The Borderlands series is aesthetically and tonally consistent. Borderlands 2 has the same exact mood as its predecessor, and its sequel, and whatever you’d call Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in that scheme of reference. It’s one of those series where even though there’s only four main installments (admittedly with near-infinite DLC), it becomes very difficult to remember which particular bits or characters appeared in which games, without spending time thinking about it. (more…)