Despite a campaign of review-bombing from disgruntled Borderlands 3 fans upset the game will be a timed Epic Games store exclusive, old Borderlands games have enjoyed a huge surge in popularity on Valve's platform.
Fuelled by the announcement of Borderlands 3 and the release of the free The Handsome Collection Ultra HD Texture Pack, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands Game of the Year Edition have all seen a massive uptick in concurrent players.
According to Steam Charts, Borderlands 2 enjoyed a whopping 89.25 per cent gain in average players over the last 30 days, with an impressive peak of 59,333 concurrent players.
Steam's new anti-review bombing measures appear to be working.
Borderlands 1 and 2 suffered review-bombing on Steam after 2K announced Borderlands 3 will be a six-month timed exclusive on the Epic Games store.
But Valve's new anti-review bombing measures have kicked in, and these "off-topic" reviews are excluded from the review score by default.
As part of its live, onstage presentation at PAX East, Gearbox confirmed that its long-rumoured Borderlands 1 remaster is real and will be launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC next Wednesday, April 3rd.
Gearbox is calling the remaster the "definitive version" of its much-loved 2009 loot-and-shooter. It includes the base game and all DLC, and introduces new weapons, "substantial" visual upgrades (with better lighting, textures, and character models, as well as 4K and HDR on supported consoles), plus various gameplay enhancements and quality of life improvements.
You can, for instance, expect a new mini-map, character heads and skins, gold chests and keys, plus support for 4-player split-screen co-op, up from the original's two.
Microsoft's announced March 2017's Xbox Live Games with Gold titles, and it's a decent lineup.
Gearbox has officially confirmed at a PAX East panel attended by Eurogamer that it will be developing its third Borderlands game (the Pre-Sequel was created by 2K Australia) after it wraps up production on Battleborn and its DLC.
"It's no secret, obviously there's going to be another Borderlands," Gearbox CEO and president Randy Pitchford said.
Battleborn art director Scott Kester said he will be the art director on Borderlands 3.
Borderlands developer Gearbox Software has opened a new studio in Quebec City.
Clearly the hip thing to do these days as Bethesda likewise opened a new studio in the Montreal-based city, this Canadian branch of Gearbox is currently hiring for "its inaugural title growing to full AAA production capability through 2016."
The Borderlands developer also recently built and expanded HQ in its homeland of Frisco, Texas.
[Note: This article contains major spoilers for Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo. Only read if you're caught up on the series or simply don't mind knowing what happens. You've been warned.]
At Gearbox's PAX Prime panel attended by Eurogamer, studio head Randy Pitchford honoured a very unusual fan request: a couple of Borderlands players wanted to get married at the conclusion of the developer's presentation.
It's official: there's a Borderlands movie in the works.
Borderlands creator and franchise director Matt Armstrong has parted ways with Gearbox Software.
2K Games is offering huge discounts on several of its biggest hits on the Humble Store, with some titles up to 83 per cent off.
Borderlands developer Gearbox Software has detailed how you can transfer saves from last-gen consoles into the upcoming Handsome Collection on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch regrets making its playable cast so quiet.
Dance Central Spotlight has added Borderlands characters to its roster, Harmonix has announced.
Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (and all DLC) are being bundled together and tarted up for release in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The compilation comes out 27th March.
You'll be able to transfer old saves from PS3, 360 and Vita into the new games (providing you stick to the same family of machine); you'll be able to play four-player split-screen for the first time; and, apparently, "for the first time on a console, players can experience [the games] in HD - looking better than ever before". In HD for the first time! Goodness me! Whatever the graphical upgrades are, aren't mentioned.
A Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition of the game was announced alongside the news and costs a ridiculous $399 (confirmed UK translation: £270). That's because it has a remote controlled - via smartphone app - one-wheeled Claptrap robot inside, complete with video-streaming eye and ability to spout one-liners from the game. Only 5000 have been made. Watch it in action in the video below.
Borderlands 2 creative director Paul Hellquist has joined Orcs Must Die developer Robot Entertainment as its lead designer for the upcoming free-to-play MOBA Orcs Must Die! Unchained.
UPDATE 22/8/14 8.30am: Steam users now have another choice of free game to play this weekend - stabby stealth game Dishonored has also been unlocked for download and play without charge.
UPDATE 09/05/14 10.15am: Borderlands 2 will finally arrive for PlayStation Vita on 28th May in Europe.
UPDATE 4PM: Virtuix has been in touch to clarify that Omni treadmills will actually begin shipping in July. The September date is for people who pre-order one now. So, if you're an early adopter, you could be getting yours as soon as this summer. Can I come round and try it out?
There is a Borderlands 2 prequel due out for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, according to a new report.
Footage has emerged of Borderlands 2 running on PlayStation Vita.
Borderlands 2 publisher 2K Games has announced a release date and price for the game's final add-on, Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax.
The download will be available on 15th April for Steam and Xbox 360, and a day later on PlayStation 3 in Europe.
Like the game's other bite-size Headhunter DLCs, Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax costs £2.39/$2.99/€2.99.
Gearbox has announced its final cuts of Borderlands 2 DLC - including a Valentine's Day-themed add-on that will launch next week.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced the free games heading to PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Borderlands 2 is being added to the US PSN's Instant Game Collection tomorrow, making it free for North American PlayStation Plus members during the month of December.
Gearbox's second slice of bite-size Headhunter DLC will launch next week, on 26th November.
Borderlands 2's DLC schedule will resume next week in time for Halloween (and all the new game owners who have just picked up the recent Game of the Year edition) with the Headhunter 1: TK Baha's Bloody Harvest add-on.
Borderlands 2 publisher 2K and Gearbox Software have announced a promotion in which they're giving away $100K worth of prizes in an in-game loot hunt.
So how does this all work, you ask? Starting on 11th October at 10 a.m. ET, the game will be ever-so-slightly altered so several of its zaniest guns will start dropping in unexpected places. For example, on day one of the promotion a Knuckle Dragger will drop Gwen's Head. From there, Gearbox will announce daily community goals, like killing a certain type of enemy with that day's special gun. If enough people do it, it'll unlock a "uniquely super-awesome gun" at the week's end.
There will be daily targets for 28 days until the loot hunt ends on 7th November at 5 a.m. ET. Complete all of them for a chance at the $50K grand prize. While the chances of receiving such a plentiful bounty are slim, all players who complete a daily challenge will receive a unique loot drop.
Borderlands developer Gearbox Software announced that it's working on two new IPs for "next-gen consoles" at a PAX Prime panel earlier today attended by Eurogamer.
Gearbox Software has detailed the innards of the Borderlands 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2, due out on PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on 3rd September 2013.
The pack raises the level cap by 11 to 72 when combined with the first Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack. As a result, characters gain 11 more skill points.
Elsewhere, a new map and mission, Raid on Digistruct Peak, will be added, alongside new Legendary class mods and Pearlescent-grade weapons. You can also unlock overpowered enemies for more powerful loot. If you defeat the Raid on Digistruct Peak challenge at level 72 will earn the ability to wield loot that exceeds the level 72 cap and battle even harder enemies.
2K and Gearbox has announced the Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition.
It launches internationally on 11th October 2013 and in North America on 8th October.
Borderlands 2 GOTY includes all of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass content as well as the base game, Premiere Club content and more. In the US it costs $59.99.
Gearbox shooter Borderlands 2 will make its portable debut on PlayStation Vita later this year, Sony has just announced.
Speaking of the upcoming line-up of Vita titles, Sony announced the title during its ongoing Gamescom 2013 press conference.
Starbound from Chucklefish, Fez and a follow-up to shooter Velocity are also on the way - for Vita and PlayStation 4.
Borderlands 2 developer Gearbox has announced another two DLC packs for the game, and a further expansion of its level cap.
First of the two new add-ons is the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge. It will include a new map and mode to fight "overpowered" enemies and allow you to "over-level your character for extra challenges", Gearbox announced during its PAX Australia panel (thanks, Kotaku).
The pack will boost the game's level cap by 11 levels, up to 72. Borderlands 2 started with a level cap of 50, which was then raised to 61 by the first Ultimate Vault Hunter DLC in April.
Borderlands and Brothers in Arms developer Gearbox Software is now creating a new franchise for release on next-gen consoles.
The Krieg the Psycho DLC for Borderlands 2 will be due on 14th May, according to Krieg's official Twitter feed.
Update: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep has been confirmed as the title of the fourth DLC. It will be out on 25th June and cost $10 or 800 MS Points, though it's included in a season pass.
An upcoming Borderlands 2 title update will increase the game's inventory size, developer Gearbox has announced.
You'll be able to hold more of the game's precious Eridium resource and spend it on new Storage Deck Upgrades, the developer revealed via the Gearbox forum.
A full list of patch notes will be published later this week, with the title update due to go live soon.
Gearbox Software has announced the sixth playable character for Borderlands 2.
UPDATE: Borderlands 2 developer Gearbox has now officially released its earlier teaser for the game's upcoming sixth playable character class.
In amongst all the doom and gloom of the UK high street, a Currys PC World in London (Tottenham Court Road) is trying something new - maybe even future-facing.
2K Games has announced the Borderlands 2: Add-On Content Pack, a collection of DLC for Gearbox's open-world shooter that will collect all of its digital content up through its second add-on campaign.
Borderlands 2 has sold nearly six million units, publisher Take-Two stated in a financial call today where it said the game "remains on pace to be the highest selling title in 2K's history."
A Borderlands 2 writer has responded to allegations of racism surrounding the African American lingo of white game character Tiny Tina.
Borderlands 2 deveoper Gearbox Software is working with Microsoft to solve issues with the game's Compatibility Pack.
Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, the next batch of Borderlands 2 DLC, has a release date, price and details.
Borderland's next chunk of DLC will be entitled Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt.
A massive Borderlands 2 patch has gone live for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, which finally addresses an issue that left players' Badass Ranks reset.
Developer Gearbox Software has promised "added functionality to detect and restore Badass Rank in the event it was lost".
Characters who have lost Badass Rank should be loaded as normal. Players are then advised to "Save and Quit" the game.
Why isn't there a Borderlands game for the Wii U? Developer Gearbox Software has answered this question before, but this time there's a new answer.
The Borderlands 2 DLC leaked last month in a PS3 trophy data update has been officially confirmed by Gearbox.
The add-on entitled Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage was announced over twitter on Gearbox's fake account for the Borderlands 2 character, Mr. Torgue, a weapons manufacturer.
"Are you badass enough to survive 'Mister Torgue's Campaign of Carnage?" read the tweet. "I'm legit curious cause I dunno you that well."
Hit open-world co-op first-person shooter Borderlands 2 is coming to Mac on 20th November via publisher Aspyr Media.
Last week Gearbox warned players about playing its hit open-world co-op shooter with strangers after a it was discovered that hacking certain save files on the Xbox 360 to unlock a "hardcore mode" resulted in players losing their save files. Anyone killed by these "infected" players met the same fate.
The Texas-based developer just announced a new patch that should put the kibosh on this unfortunate "virus."
According to the developer's support page, the latest update "Added security to prevent data loss tied to malicious violations of the Xbox Live Code of Conduct through an unsupported third-party program."
Xbox 360 copies of Borderlands 2 have been hit by a malicious attack that is wiping player saves, developer Gearbox has announced.
Borderlands 2's next slice of DLC has been detailed just days after the launch of Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty add-on this week.
Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage is believed to be another large campaign expansion, and probably the second of the game's four Season Pass packs.
Its existence was betrayed by PlayStation 3 Trophy data updated by a recent patch - the same method used by NeoGAF to out Captain Scarlett earlier this month.
Borderlands 2 took America by storm. Gearbox's celebrated co-op shooter RPG sold a whopping 1.82 million copies during September.
The first major expansion for Borderlands 2 is due to launch next Tuesday, 16th October, developer Gearbox Software has announced.
A Borderlands 2 bug that is resetting gamers' Badass Rank is unrelated to yesterday's Mechromancer DLC and title update, developer Gearbox has announced.
Borderlands 2's first major expansion looks like it's called Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty.
The add-on's existence was outed by new PlayStation 3 Trophies relating to the DLC, added in the game's latest title update (which went live on PS3 yesterday alongside the new Mechromancer character).
Captain Scarlett will offer a spectrum of new features, including the new location of Oasis, new missions, weapons, bosses, raids and a fresh rarity level.
Borderlands 2's fifth character class the Mechromancer releases today, 9th October, Gearbox Software has announced.
A new bug has reared its ugly head in the savage wastelands of Borderlands 2 that resets player's Badass Rank and strips them of all the rewards that come with it like skins, heads and stat boosts.
If reader comments and world records have taught us anything, people always like to be the first at something. As such pro-gamer Matt "BLiTZ" Siegfried, a self-proclaimed "multi-genre/multi-console world champion, speedrunner, high score chaser, tournament player, co-op lover, and OSU [Ohio state University] student," took it upon himself to hit Borderlands 2's level cap before anyone else and record the event for all to see.
Borderlands 2 developer Gearbox has hinted at several upcoming DLC packs which won't be covered by the game's Season Pass.
The brilliant Borderlands 2 has finally dethroned Sleeping Dogs to take this week's UK all-format chart number one.
Update: A new video has come about that shows off the Dark Souls easter egg, so you don't have to find it. Because in true Dark Souls form, it looks like a pain to get to.
This is the fifth week Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hasn't shown up on the PlayStation Store.
Gearbox boss man Randy Pitchford has once again hinted that he'd love to see Borderlands 2 on the PlayStation Vita, a console he describes as "a really neat piece of hardware".
Gearbox Software has shown off the final design of the downloadable Mechromancer character for Borderlands 2, and confirmed her name as Gaige.
The Borderlands 2 Mechromancer DLC has a tentative release date of 16th October and price of $10 or 800 Microsoft Points, Gearbox's Randy Pitchford said at PAX Prime this weekend passed.
2K Games has released a seven minute long Borderlands 2 trailer that explains pretty much everything about the game.
2K and Gearbox have promised four add-on DLC packs for Borderlands 2, post-launch. There aren't any specific dates, but they'll all be out by June 2013, apparently.
Indie game shops around the UK will be offering an exclusive deck of Borderlands 2 Top Trumps to those who pre-order the game - and Eurogamer now has a list of the retailers taking part.
Independent UK game shops will offer Borderlands 2 Top Trumps decks to those who pre-order the game, publisher 2K Games has announced.
Gearbox Studios may be hard at work making Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines, but that hasn't stopped the developer from creating an official browser-based 16-bit demake of its open-world shooter Borderlands.
Update: You may have noticed Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford speaking out against the "girlfriend mode" nickname on Twitter.
The inaugural Rezzed game show, organised by the people behind the Eurogamer Expo (you know, us), happened in Brighton earlier this month.
Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford has claimed he remains "astonished" that no one has yet launched a Borderlands clone.
Borderlands, which uses a procedural system to randomly generate loot, holds the Guinness World Record for the most guns in a video game: a whopping 17.75 million.
Gearbox Software has unveiled Borderlands 2's Badass system, its character-wide progression system with an infinite number of levels.
Roar! Borderlands 2 developer Gearbox has released a new trailer showing off the cel-shaded shooter's cast of non-human enemies.
Cel-shaded shooter Borderlands 2 will include rewards for players of the original Borderlands, developer Gearbox has announced.
Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford would love for an outside developer to create a PlayStation Vita version of Borderlands 2.
Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford will take to the developer sessions stage at Rezzed on Friday 6th July at 2pm UK time to show off Borderlands 2 and take questions from the audience.
Borderlands 2 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be at Rezzed, Eurogamer's PC and Indie games show.
Upcoming co-op shooter Borderlands 2 will launch with two special editions, publisher 2K Games has announced.
Borderlands 2 gets an additional Mechromancer character class as post-launch DLC, developer Gearbox has announced.
As reported by Game Informer, the studio announced the addition at PAX East in Boston this weekend. The new character is part female, part machine and controls a large robot companion known as D374-TP (Deathtrap).
Those who pre-order the game will get it for free when it's ready. A price wasn't confirmed for everyone else, although studio boss Randy Pitchford promised that it will be "comparable to most DLC."
The PC version of forthcoming FPS RPG sequel Borderlands 2 ships with Steamworks, publisher 2K Games has announced.
Borderlands launches for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 18th September 2012 in the US and 21st September internationally, 2K Games has announced.
Pre-order and you'll get exclusive access to the Borderlands 2 Premier Club access, which allows you to download in-game items.
Access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club lets you download the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key and the Vault Hunter's Relic.
Borderlands 2 will honour the memory of a 22-year-old fan who recently succumbed to cancer.
Grand Theft Auto 4 has now shipped a gargantuan 22 million copies worldwide since its April 2008 release.
Developers who recycle leftovers from an original game for its sequel are doing gamers a disservice, according to Gearbox marketing VP Steve Gibson.
Eurogamer is proud to announce the 10 nominees for its Game of the Show, gamescom 2011!
New Borderlands 2 details have emerged from US magazine Game Informer (via Gematsu).
The 2012 FPS, like Borderlands, supports four-player co-op, but this time the protagonists from the first game are NPCs.
So, four new characters are available to play as. The first is Salvador, the Gunzerker, a stocky bloke who can dual-wield any weapon in the game. There he is below.
2K Games has announced Borderlands 2, due out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 during the publisher's next fiscal year, which begins on 1st April 2012.
Borderlands 2 is in development at Gearbox Software, Eurogamer understands.
We've heard an announcement from publisher 2K Games will be made soon.
A source close to the game told Eurogamer the Gearbox-developed shooter will release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next year.