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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) v1.3.0 Patch Coming Soon, Details

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2010 @ 7:37 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.

Update 1.30 will be released Feb. 25th alongside The Secret Armory of General Knoxx.

Borderlands PC Update 1.30 Notes

Addressed issues:

  • Invalid weapons or items can no longer be loaded into the game
  • Brick’s Centurion class mods now regenerate health correctly
  • Brick’s Bombardier class mods now regenerate rockets correctly
  • Roland’s Tactician class mods now regenerate shields correctly and display the correct bonus values
  • Roland’s Rifleman class mods now apply damage increase to all machine guns
  • Certain powerful legendary item names should now be displayed in the appropriate color
  • Opening the bank in the Mad Moxxi DLC no longer prevents other players from moving
  • Multiple copies of DLC missions can no longer be obtained
  • Corrected some incorrect icons in the ammo vendor
  • Fixed a crash caused by killing the final boss while zoomed in with a scope
  • The “Careful, he bites” achievement should now properly unlock when playing in French
  • Added icons to the server browser that indicate which DLCs the server has installed
  • The server browser now displays the name of the DLC a server is playing instead of the plot mission
  • Adjusted scrolling in menu options in long server lists
  • Added a notification if a player attempts to continue a game saved in DLC that is no longer installed
  • Fixed DLC notification dialogs that were not closing properly
  • Alt-F4 no longer closes the game if it is not in focus


Balance adjustments:

  • Chests in New Haven have been adjusted to contain more appropriate loot
  • The duration of daze effects has been reduced to 6 seconds, and the amount by which it decreases the speed of enemies and their projectiles has been reduced
  • Damage from shock elemental effects has been increased
  • Repeater pistol damage has been slightly increased, accuracy slightly decreased
  • Sniper Rifle critical hit bonus has been increased

Patch 1.2.1 Includes:

  • Multiplayer connectivity has been improved; users should no longer be required to forward ports to host or join multiplayer games
  • Players who experienced distorted shadows or graphical glitches after update 1.0.1 should no longer experience these issues
  • The 3D Vision crosshair has been improved

Patch 1.20 Includes:

  • 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

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.

Update 1.0.1 Notes:

  • Characters that have lost skill points will have the lost points refunded
  • Clients will no longer lose proficiency progress upon leaving a co-op game
  • Item cards now display the intended five lines of detail text
  • Lilith's Phase strike and melee attacks from Phase Walk now function as intended
  • Voicechat: users can now control volume and individually mute players
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused CL4P-TP to stop progressing during the introduction
  • Server browser population times have been improved
  • Server information should now always display the correct plot mission
  • Benchmarking feature now works as intended
  • Nvidia 3D Vision visuals now render shadows correctly (requires minimum 195.28 drivers, available from nVidia)

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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