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Borderlands

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take Two
Developer: Gearbox Software
Release Date: Oct. 20, 2009 (US), Oct. 23, 2009 (EU)

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'Borderlands' (ALL) Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2009 @ 1:33 p.m. PST

Borderlands is an extraordinary cooperative experience, allowing for multiple players to share the same game experience simultaneously online. Players can freely join or leave each other's games at anytime, or choose to play in the full single-player mode. Borderlands features life-like character animations, impressive real-time physics, and customizable vehicles.

Borderlands combines the best in first-person action with player customization and vehicular combat to deliver an exciting Role-Playing Shooter experience. The game features a groundbreaking content generation system allowing for near-endless variety in weapons and item drops. Borderlands allows for multiple players to share the same game experience simultaneously online in co-op gameplay. Players can freely join or leave each other's games at anytime, or choose to play in the full single-player mode. These features, along with a rich and deep fiction that touches upon the mysteries buried beneath the surface of a danger-filled planet, combine to form a breakthrough experience that challenges the conventions of modern shooters.

The album includes music from the game composed by Jesper Kyd, Sascha Dikiciyan, Cris Velasco and Raison Varner as well as bonus music tracks by these artists and Tim Larkin.  The Borderlands Original Soundtrack is released on December 8th to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital and iTunesĀ®.

"The Borderlands soundtrack was a tremendous collaborative effort between Cris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan, Jesper Kyd and myself," said Borderlands Audio Director Raison Varner. "From the very beginning we wanted to provide a score to Borderlands that would stand out as unique and fresh. Borderlands spits attitude from the opening scene until the end of the game and we needed to match that energy. I hope that listeners will enjoy the mix of ethnic instrumentation, heavy electronic influences and driving beats that help keep Borderlands in your face all the way through!"

Borderlands OST Tracklisting:

  1. Prelude (Jesper Kyd)
  2. Welcome To Fyrestone (Jesper Kyd)
  3. Enter Skag Gully (Raison Varner)
  4. Fighting Off The Skags (Raison Varner)
  5. Removing The Bandit Threat (Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco)
  6. Traversing The Deep (Raison Varner)
  7. Fighting Sledge's Minions (Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco)
  8. Welcome to The Bunker (Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco)
  9. Smoking Out The Bunker (Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco)
  10. 10. Burning Rubber and Shooting Bullets (Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco)
  11. The Junkyard Vista (Jesper Kyd)
  12. Welcome to The Trash Coast (Raison Varner)
  13. The Rakkhive Emerges (Raison Varner)
  14.  Assaulting Krom's Canyon (Raison Varner)
  15.  Battling Krom's Minions (Raison Varner)
  16.  Fighting Krom and His Gun (Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco)
  17.  Trash The Bandits (Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco)
  18.  Trash The Bandits Some More (Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco)
  19.  Welcome To The Wastelands (Jesper Kyd)
  20.  Traveling To The Vault (Raison Varner)
  21.  Destroying the Destroyer (Raison Varner)
  22.  Bonus - Bring Your Guns (Jesper Kyd)
  23.  Bonus - Borderlands (Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco)
  24.  Bonus - The Old New Haven (Tim Larkin)
  25.  Bonus - Exploring the Mine (Tim Larkin)
  26.  Bonus - Exploring Overlook (Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco)
  27.  Bonus - The Threat At Overlook (Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco)

Key Features:

  • FPS Action Meets RPG Character Progression: Players can choose from one of four distinct characters and earn experience and gain proficiency in a number of specialties as they do battle with enemies. Upgrades can be invested in a wide variety of special abilities, allowing players to create a fully customized character that is tailored to their playing style
  • Co-op Engineered Game Design: Borderlands is built from the ground-up to be an exciting and intuitive co-operative multiplayer experience that rewards players for investing in specific co-op skills
  • Radical New Art Style: Fresh and exciting new visual style combines traditional rendering techniques with hand-drawn textures to paint a unique and eye-catching spin on the First Person Shooter genre
  • Gun Lust: Choose from an arsenal of hundreds of thousands of weapons, each with their unique manufacturers, specifications and advantages. A revolutionary new content generation system produces almost infinite tools of destruction
  • Intense Vehicular Combat: Get behind the wheel of and engage in intense vehicle-to-vehicle combat, complete with extensive damage modeling and spectacular explosions

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: 2.4 Ghz or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 1GB System RAM (2GB recommended with Vista)
  • Graphics: 256mb video ram or better (GeForce 8 series or higher/Radeon R8xx series)
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB or more free space
  • Sound: Windows compatible sound card

Borderlands retails on PS3 and X360 for $59.99, and on PC for $49.99.


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