Tales from the Borderlands News

November Xbox Live Games with Gold titles announced

November Xbox Live Games with Gold titles announced

Trackmania Turbo! Tales from the Borderlands! More!

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Live Games with Gold titles for November.

Xbox One Xbox Live Gold members can download Ubisoft's racing game Trackmania Turbo for free during November.

Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) is a free download for Gold members from 16th November to 15th December.

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Tales From the Borderlands' sales "weren't great"

Tales From the Borderlands' sales "weren't great"

"Internally it was perceived as a failure."

Comedic sci-fi adventure Tales From the Borderlands is arguably the finest thing Telltale has ever produced but that didn't help it in the sales department. In fact, it fell so short of expectations that its development was wrapped up by a “skeleton crew” who stayed extra hours as “a voluntary choice.”

Several of Telltale's developer discussed the troubled series' development in an enlightening oral history with the Campo Santo Quarterly Review.

While no exact figures are mentioned, one of the game's directors, Nick Herman, said that mid-development the series simply wasn't doing the business the way the studio had hoped.

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Gearbox launches new studio in Quebec

Gearbox launches new studio in Quebec

Is hiring 16 positions.

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.

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Borderlands fans get married during Gearbox PAX panel

"You're the Roland to my Lilith and there's nobody I'd rather spend my life with."

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.

Watch Tales From the Borderlands' first in-game trailer

Telltale has released its first trailer showing in-game footage of Tales From the Borderlands.

Previously, it had only been shown off publicly in a pre-rendered announcement trailer.

Telltale also revealed the game's main cast. Playable characters Rhys and Fiona will be played by Troy Baker and Laura Bailey respectively, while the supporting cast will be rounded out by Chris Hardwick as Vaughn, Erin Yvette as Sasha, Patrick Warburton as Vasquez, and Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack.

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Tales From the Borderlands reveals first details, screens

Tales From the Borderlands reveals first details, screens

Loot will transfer to other games in the series.

The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us developer Telltale Games has revealed the first details about its upcoming Borderlands spin-off, Tales from the Borderlands.

As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, this episodic adventure series is set after Borderlands 2 and will have players switching off between two roles: the Hyperion company man Rhys, and con artist Fiona. It will play like other recent Telltale adventures with an emphasis on making choices over puzzles or action.

So why turn Borderlands - a game seemingly about shooting stuff - into a narrative-based adventure game? "If you pause to take a breath between shooting everything in sight and stealing your buddies' loot in multiplayer, you'll know that Borderlands features some amazing characters and stories in a world that's rich in dark humour," explained Telltale producer Adam Sarasohn. "We (Telltale) are all about compelling characters and stories, and we see an amazing opportunity to build on what Gearbox has created."

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