In the celebration of the Cheerful Ghost Borderlands 2 Haiku Contest finishing up tomorrow I decided to stuff a bunch of awesome Borderlands 2 news in a post for everyone.

If the Haiku contests wasn't enough chance for you to win awesome Borderlands 2 stuff, checkout the Gearbox "Weapon of Choice" contest. Check it out by the link below:

https://apps.facebook.com/borderlandscon/contests/286924

The Totally Rad Show recently interviewed the Borderlands 2 lead writer and the video is above. Its a pretty interesting conversation and he drops the details on a fun quest made entirely of Top Gun references.

A few sites in the game press have been privvy to early copies of Borderlands 2 so a few very positive reviews are hitting the web. Some bring some more definition to the game, IGN recently let loose some info about the bonus "Golden Chest" you get if you pre-order the game.

Snip:

"The chest will drop some very rare (purple) loot once open – loot that is scaled to your character, Gearbox says. So the potency of the loot within is dependent on the level of your character when you open it – and while we know how hard it is to not open a chest full of loot in a game where that is one of the primary goals, you may want to hold off as long as you can on this golden chest."

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/13/borderlands-2-golden-key-unlocks-this-chest-in-sanctuary/

I will be eagerly getting my copy after work on the 18th and running home to toss the game to pick a fight with Handsome Jack.

Axel_Mller wrote on 09/14/2012 at 11:36pm

I'm really excited because of the PC news.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/14/2012 at 11:45pm

I heard the graphics are incredible on the PC. What other news have you heard?

Jacob_Richardson wrote on 09/15/2012 at 08:25am

Well over time they've released a lot of PC info. First we know that PC will have PhysX. That allows for more particle effects and things like clothing tearing.

Very early on they listed a number of enhanced features that should be a testament as to what should be in ALL PC releases.

FOV slider
100% mouse usable menus/mouse wheel scrolling
Remappable keybindings for keyboard/mouse
PC-specific UI
Native multiplayer matchmaking
Push to talk
Logitech keyboard support
LAN support (including offline mode)
Control pad support
Integrated V-sync option
Support for higher resolutions
Mouse smoothing options (can be disabled completely)
Cloud save support
Achievement support
Friends list support
No port forwarding required

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Also here is the letter. http://www.borderlands2.com/loveletter/?x

Jacob_Richardson wrote on 09/15/2012 at 12:21pm

Deleted Comment because I'm dumb. Just saw the post jdodson made farther down that did indeed confirm that they had officially announced the mechromancer release date. Must have simply forgotten since I did already read that post.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/15/2012 at 02:17pm

Yep, yep. The PC version looks awesome. Not many publishers make the PC version that much better, so good on Gearbox!

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