Destructoid has nominated Borderlands for their Game of the Year! It's awesome to be recognized along with so many other great titles this year, and we're glad that Borderlands has attracted so much good attention! Check out their nomination video to find out why they've nominated Borderlands and to see some dancing ladies!
Wednesday, December 16, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford will be guest hosting the Kotaku podcast! You can tune in from 1pm EST to 2pm EST to catch the show. I'll post a direct link to the show when it's up and running, but to see their previous podcasts, you can visit this link! The podcast will be accepting live callers with questions for Randy, and I'll provide the link to that information the day it becomes available! Tune in to hear Randy answer community questions and discuss gaming next week - even call in with your own questions!
The Associated Press (via the New York Times) has listed Borderlands in its top ten games of 2009! Go Borderlands!
"Gearbox combines the first-person shooter with role-playing elements in this addictive game. It's set on a hostile planet populated by bandits, rabid dog-beasts and giant insects. Fortunately, it provides all the firepower needed to deal with them."
Never got your "and they'll tell two friends" achievement? Want to get a chance to meet some Borderlands developers? Now's your chance! This Thursday, the 10th of December, Borderlands devs will be playing with the Xbox LIVE community! Check out the event page to learn how you can participate! We'll be playing in the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, so get a character to level 10 and meet us there!
The Giantbomb review of the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is up for your reading pleasure now, having received 4 out of 5 stars in their rating system. The DLC is available now on PS3 and 360, and will be available soon on PC! We hope you'll check it out - reviewers are having a great time and we know you and your friends will, too!
Gamespot has posted their review of the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned DLC (available now on PS3 and 360, coming soon on PC)! The DLC received an 8.5, and the reviewer seems to have really enjoyed it! Check out the review and then play it for yourself for more Borderlands goodness, now with zombies!
Eurogamer has posted their review of the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned DLC for Borderlands, giving it an 8/10! Check out what they have to say, and then see for yourself - the DLC is available on 360 and PS3 right now and is coming soon for the PC!
"This is DLC as it should be done, then: a self-contained episodic experience that enhances the main event but wisely chooses to keep itself separate. Like Borderlands itself, it's a proper treat."
It's no secret that Borderlands has earned a great deal of attention since its release, but just how much are people talking about it? How can we measure ourselves up in the world of popular culture? We turned to Google Trends to pit Borderlands against some well-known celebs to see how we stacked up, because surely the internet knows all! Google Trends analyzes web searches and news spikes to show the frequency of people searching for information related to specific search terms. You can learn more about how it works here! Keep in mind that Borderlands was released in late October of '09 (that's why the spike starts there), and enjoy this just-for-fun look at how Borderlands trends vs...
Tarantino! A director we greatly respect and whose films have entertained millions
Jay-Z! Chart-topping rapper with tons of hits!
Paris Hilton! It's her!
Sliced Bread! What more needs saying?
Well, I hope you had has much fun as I did with Borderlands and Google Trends - cheers!