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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…

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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…)

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Have you played… Sid Meier’s Civilization VI?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. “Just one more turn.” For all that the phrase is most commonly attributed to the Civilization franchise, I’ve never really experienced that feeling with the games. Whenever I’ve wanted to pack the game in and continue another day, I’m able to do so. If the phrase were instead “Just one more game,” then that would much more accurately capture the influence Civilization VI in particular exerts over me. I’ve probably played through as many early-games in Civ VI as I’ve played…

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Borderlands 3 coming to next-gen, new Vault Hunter skill trees, additional DLC, four-player local co-op, more

Borderlands 3 is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X.During PAX Online today, Gearbox Software and 2K confirmed full next-gen support for Borderlands 3.Confirmation that Borderlands 3 is coming to both Xbox Series X and PS5 shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering the studio developed the game using Unreal Engine because it’s compatible with next-gen.If you already own the current-gen version of the game on Xbox One and you’re playing on Xbox Series X, you’ll receive a free upgrade to the Xbox Series X version. And if you own the game on PS4, you’ll receive a free upgrade to the…

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Borderlands 3: Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck – Signal to Noise Benediction to Pain Crew Challenge

By Lauren Aitken, Friday, 11 September 2020 12:55 GMT Borderlands 3: Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck comes with an all-new Crew Challenge, so let’s take a look at how to complete the final section. By now, you’ll have visited the Crimson Castle and Sapphire’s Run, and will have found six probes for the Signal to Noise Crew Challenge. The last area you’ll visit for this challenge is the Benediction to Pain location where there are another three probes to find to complete Krieg’s mysterious riddle.As always, these probes are slightly off the beaten track, so keep an ear out…

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Mafia: Definitive Edition trailer showcases the city of Lost Heaven

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 3 September 2020 20:36 GMT This new Mafia: Definitive Edition trailer showcases the game’s setting, Lost Heaven, a prohibition-era Midwestern city.In Mafia: Definitive Edition, you live the life of a gangster named Tommy Angelo and go on a journey through Lost Heaven’s criminal underworld. Mafia: Definitive Edition is a built from the ground-up remake of the original Mafia, and it releases on September 25. The remake features an updated script with new dialogue, expanded backstories, and additional cutscenes. You will also find new gameplay sequences and features, cinematics, a re-recorded orchestral score, and other enhancements. Mafia:…

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NBA 2K21 demo out now, includes four playable teams

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 15:27 GMT A demo for NBA 2K21 on current-generation consoles is now available.NBA 2K21 has a demo available for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One and it includes four playable teams.You’ll be able to give Kobe Bryant and the All-Time Lakers a try, Bill Russell and the All-Time Celtics, or as Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers.The demo offers the opportunity to try out new improvements to the Pro Stick, redesigned shooting system, and various other upgrades and improvements.Additionally, the demo also includes the MyPLAYER Builder. Here…