Borderlands

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take Two
Developer: Gearbox Software
Release Date: Oct. 26, 2009 (US), Oct. 30, 2009 (EU)

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'Borderlands' (ALL) New Patch in The Works, Details

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2009 @ 12:54 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.

Although Gearbox just released a patch earlier this week, it is already working on the next one.

Borderlands Patch  List:

  • Characters that have lost skill points will have them returned the next time they are loaded
  • Most instances involving character data loss when playing online should no longer occur
  • Item cards now display the intended five lines of text
  • Achievements should now unlock properly. Players should automatically receive achievements that did not unlock correctly
  • Fixed a progression issue in the Find Steele mission - characters affected by this issue should now be able to continue progressing
  • Some issues involving external data manipulation of the backpack and character level have been addressed
  • The auto-aim option should now fully disable auto-aim properly
  • Fixed a bug that kept challenges and achievements from unlocking for the rest of a session after visiting arenas
  • Fixed some formatting issues with the server list screen.
  • Fixed an issue causing servers to report the incorrect plot mission.
  • Proficiency progress to the next level should no longer be lost when leaving a multiplayer game as a client
  • Lilith's "Silent Resolve" skill now works as intended
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Mordecai to spawn multiple Bloodwings
  • Mordecai's "Loaded" skill now increases mag capacity by 20%
  • Roland's "Scattershot" skill has had its spread adjustment corrected, and damage now increases at +5 per level
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

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


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