Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx

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FeatureSaturday Soapbox: The (first) DLC generation

Has the content pack come of age?

Kameo: Elements of Power didn't just help kick off the current console generation, it played a role in the early days of one of its more interesting - and divisive - trends, too. Shortly after the Xbox 360 came out in December 2005, I went over to my friend - and handy early adopter - Stu's house to see what the new hardware could do. Stu was playing Kameo, which looked colourful and pleasant and busy with particle effects, but there was something else taking place on the screen that seemed completely weird. As Christmas inched closer in the real world, Christmas was inching closer in Kameo, as well: all the elves and pixies, grunts and lumbering yeti-type things the protagonist could transform into were decked out in scarlet pom-pom hats and little red and white ruffs. Santa Claus had come to toy town.

EU PlayStation Store update 28th Sept

EU PlayStation Store update 28th Sept

Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection MIA.

An upscaled version of Resident Evil: Code Veronica headlines this week's PSN Store update. It's available for £15.99.

FIFA 12 arrives to download on Friday - for the privilege of saving yourself a walk to the shops you'll pay £54.99 on PlayStation 3 and £31.99 on PSP.

Battlefield 3's open beta rolls out on Thursday, while gamers can help themselves to PSN-exclusive shooter Rochard, freemium role-player Free Realms and new Dead Nation DLC from today.

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Borderlands 2 confirmed - source

Borderlands 2 confirmed - source

Announcement soon. 2012 release.

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.

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Borderlands GOTY out next Fri in UK

Includes DNF demo certificate.

The Game of the Year Edition of Gearbox Software's excellent shooter Borderlands will be released in the UK on Friday, 15th October, 2K Games has confirmed.

Borderlands GOTY in October

All the DLC plus a fold-out map.

Gearbox Software has announced that a Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition will be released on 12th October in the US.

Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx

There are salt flats, twinkling with the bright bones of fish, left behind by a long-dissipated ocean. There are circling hit squads made up of foxy gymnasts, itching to slide a hot pink katana up your nose. And then, at the centre of it all, there is General Knoxx, a suicidal cold warrior, willing you ever onwards, urging you to close the gap and finish the job.

They get downloadable content at Gearbox. It's more than a contractual obligation to this team, more than a wearisome way to keep an old disc in everyone's drive. Many said that the original Borderlands was a little sketchy around the edges; the developer seems to agree. The studio's using the post-release vacuum to provide the mission drops and additional modes that everybody expects from an 800-Microsoft-Point care package, naturally, but it's doing something else, too: turning DLC into a kind of second pass, layering in the detail, and sharpening the focus.

So you're back on Pandora. What's changed? Someone wants to kill you, for starters. Someone always has in Borderlands, of course, but this time it's personal. Two minutes into the game's first real mission, and you're knee-deep in back-flipping Crimson Assassins, fronted by Vulcana (I killed her super-quick, incidentally, and I didn't have a pen nearby, so I can't be entirely sure that was her actual name).

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Borderlands DLC to get disc release

Update: first two packs only, next month.

Update: Since we posted this story, 2K Games has been in touch to let us know that the information we were orginally supplied with was incorrect. The disc release will only collect the first two episodes of Borderlands DLC: The Zombie Island of Doctor Ned and Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx will not be included. We're very sorry to have misinformed you.

Borderlands Knoxx DLC delayed

Out tomorrow on 360, says Gearbox.

Update: Xbox 360 owners will have to wait until tomorrow to play Borderlands add-on The Secret Armory of General Knoxx.