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Gearbox On Borderlands: We Won't Give Away The Best Stuff

Maybe it's because the gaming press is much bigger than it used to be, and the members are much better at scoring hordes of information and media earlier than ever before. Because this is the second time in less than a week that a developer has tried to convince us that, despite all the coverage you may have seen, you still don't know everything there is to know.

Just a few days ago, Infinity Ward said there are "some huge surprises" that will come along with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. And now, Gearbox Softare's CEO Randy Pitchford has something similar to say about their upcoming RPG/FPS, Borderlands. According to That VideoGame Blog, he says what we've seen so far is only "from the noobie areas of the game." As a "for instance," that screenshot through the link depicts the "real bad guys;" members of the Crimson Lance. Pitchford said:

"We’ve been trying really hard to hold things back and not reveal too much and spoil most of the game. Yes, it has been mentioned that Borderlands has other environments in the game like snowy mountaintops and the military installations, but we aren’t showing it! Remember all of those movie trailers you’ve seen that give away all the best stuff and the whole damn story before you’re even at the theater? Yeah, we think that sucks too."

In some ways, we think this is a bit of posturing on the part of developers, simply because they don't want gamers viewing all the available coverage online and making a purchase decision based on what they see (although, how else are you going to do it?). But on the other hand, we know this particular title is supposed to be downright massive in size and scope, so we don't really doubt Pitchford's claims. Anyway, Borderlands is set to arrive on October 20, and we know a lot of you are already interested.

Related Game(s): Borderlands

9/26/2009 10:43:33 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (49 posts)

JMO_INDY
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 11:08:40 AM
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This will be an awesome game, cant wait for this. Hurry up Oct. 20

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 12:12:09 PM

I'm guessing he got thumbs down for the photo? LOL.
I'm interested in this game, as well. Looks funny.

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The_R0gue_Ninja
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 12:17:22 PM

Heck, I already have Borderlands pre-ordered and fully paid for. I can't wait!!! Split-screen co-op rwewlez!

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 12:55:47 PM

it wouldnt surprise me, people will find anything to pick on me, whats wrong with it?

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 1:09:25 PM

I want to know whats wrong with it, stop hiding behind these little thumbs and tell me whats so damn wrong with my photo or comment.

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kevinater321
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 1:52:14 PM

I didn't find anything wrong with it....aside from not knowing who it was till i looked at your name.

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 1:55:49 PM

lol i think ppl r still holding a grudge from your past episodes on the comments board...

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 2:11:15 PM

If they are thats pathetic, I appologized a while back and Im still taking heat from it? ridiculous, do you still have a grudge against me Canuck? I thought I appologized to you too, if not Im sorry, Ok? Can we please move on now?

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Zemus101
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 3:18:23 PM

Just ignore them and they'll go away over time.

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 3:26:02 PM

Well thats just the thing I have been ignoring them and out of nowhere they show up again.

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JAMES M
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 5:54:38 PM

at least ur being thumbed down less each time

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kevinater321
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 10:22:56 PM

Don't worry, they hate me too ;) And it is deffinitly Ben with his 5 different accounts that is doing it.

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 10:58:04 PM

Why would Ben make five different accounts to annoy people into going away when he has the power to ban people?

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 3:16:58 AM

@Kangsa

Kevin was clearly JK in regards to Ben having multiple accounts and stalking him.

@jmo

Ignore the thumbs down, generally they have zero to do with anything you've written.

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Hezzron
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 11:09:51 AM
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I'm looking forward to seeing how Borderlands turns out quality and entertainment wise, but I certainly don't want to know all the details as far as story and settings go.......and skillful reviewers should be aware of that difference. Reviews and play-by-play commentary are NOT the same thing.

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kevinater321
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 11:46:35 AM
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Looking forward to the reviews, not too sure about it yet. It does look interesting though.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 12:01:15 PM
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For some reason this game makes me think of Interstate 76 and I like it.

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Hezzron
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 2:46:28 PM

Talk about a blast from the past! I actually finished Interstate 76 back in the day. You dropping that title's name here gives away your age.....and mine now.

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 9:49:47 PM

Unless we no idea what you are referring to...

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 10:29:42 PM

If you don't know what we're talking about you must be under the age of 18.

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 11:00:13 PM

Actually, I just turned 21. Any recommendations?

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 2:55:08 AM

In regards to what? Maybe I am getting old since you're 21 and evidently have never heard of Interstate 76.

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ed_winchester
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 12:11:12 PM
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This game has potential, a bit of a sleeper-hit that'll no doubt fall under the radar due to the big sequels we're getting over the next few months.
It shows the devs have confidence in their product by not pushing its release date back till next year.
I'm looking at you Bioshock 2

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Nickjcal
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 12:39:44 PM
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I've been waiting for this for a long time just mainly because it has sooo much variety in weapons. So far the biggest number i've heard is over 2million weapons can be generated. If that is im hoping its true. I cant seem to get my friends to pre order this so i am waiting for a review. Anyhow i preordered Uncharted 2 yesterday =)

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Zemus101
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 12:56:34 PM
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Almost 18,000,000 million weapons. I'm very interested in this title. Can't wait until the 20th.

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 1:59:13 PM

18,000,000 weapons!!???

HOLY *********

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Banky A
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 2:25:16 PM

More weapons than Final Fantasy - what!??

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Zemus101
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 3:21:01 PM

Yup yup. I'm sure that number includes even slight variations, but ...who cares?

"Is there a finite number of guns? Do you have a sheet somewhere with every weapon on it?"

Pitchford: "Yes, but it's not a sheet (laughs). There are millions of permutations. I think the last count was like 17,750,000."

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=220328


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Alienange
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 6:08:12 PM

"18 000 000 million" is a lot more than you think it is.

As for Pitchford's comment, what he was saying is that the engine they created has currently made up to 17 750 000 weapons but then followed that with the comment that they had to limit it to nearly 2 000 000 for the game.

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Zemus101
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 6:13:20 PM

That sounds about right man. Can anyone say .... DLC? lol nah though, seriuosly ..I would love for the first dlc (if they have decided on dlc, not sure yet, just know they've been thinking about it) to add 1 or 2 new characters and some type of weapon creator? but not as simple and boring as that, something very interesting and hopefully time consuming heh


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Alienange
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 6:14:53 PM

It would be great if they later released extra missions as dlc with the chance to nab some new powerful weapons.

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 9:57:52 PM

Pitchford talked about doing DLC for the game in a recent game informer online article. He more or less said Gearbox is ready to do it as long as people want it. Pitchford also said it won't be the kind of DLC that gamers will say should have been in the game, he said something about being tricked by companies that do that.

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djduke316
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 3:48:10 PM
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Am I the only one rhat think this game looks like donkey piss?

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fundando
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 5:13:50 PM

Probably

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Zemus101
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 5:27:35 PM

Wait, you mean graphically or gameplay in general? Because you're wrong :P I think it was a great idea (and the story behind it is pretty cool, even though I've heard it a million times now) to go with something different. I think the majority of people are sick of seeing the same looking games lately. Grey and brown and as realistic as the creators can make it :P this game does go with the end of the world setting. But it's hardly grey and brown since there are plenty of different areas such as a snow covered region. I love how the game doesn't take anything seriously, and the gameplay actually looks like the games concept art

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BeezleDrop
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 4:52:37 PM
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According to me yes, you are entitled to your opinion but I'm pretty stoked for the game. I really dig the Co op for my friends and I, also its *that not rhat.

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Alienange
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 6:13:39 PM
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The more I read about this game the more I want it. If it's half of what they say it is it's going to bring more gameplay to the table than MW2 will. My only problem is that I want Uncharted 2 and Assassin's Creed II as well ... damn. If the reviews are good I might just get Borderlands and do some of that co-op.

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AshT
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 6:29:07 PM
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hype?

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 6:35:17 PM
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Haha, nice observation, 9,8,7,5,and 4 ha!

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Zemus101
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 6:50:24 PM

Here I'll get you started off on the right foot with a thumb up lol

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 7:55:15 PM

Ha thanks, appreciate it.

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Veritas Vincit
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 7:51:36 PM
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This is a funny clip of the game check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL4QNsaqnz4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK4SJHK6eXE&feature=fvw

Last edited by Veritas Vincit on 9/26/2009 7:54:58 PM

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AshT
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 10:17:54 PM

didn't see the first one before, that was awesome man, thanks.

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 10:04:25 PM
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You know, I heard a group of kids the other day talking about all the imaginary guns they were going to have in their next "mission." I thought of Borderlands since one of them specifically mentioned a shotgun that fires rockets, and I read a preview that mentioned that same type of gun.

Anyone else relate to that? Because I sure do.

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___________
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 2:37:24 AM
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nnnnnnnnnoooooooo!!!!!!
i just read a article saying alpha protocol has been delayed.
figures.
the 1 RPG that i wanted to get, is the 1 that gets delayed.
why couldent this, brutal legend, fallout 3 GOTY edition or demon souls et delayed.
why o why did it have to be the 1 RPG i wanted to get.
i swear to god im cursed!
ive gotta find that black cat, before it kills me.

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Zemus101
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 2:57:33 AM

Sooooo you're picking up Borderlands then?

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 3:17:48 AM

Do you read what everyone writes and then decide to go the exact opposite direction with your comments?

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___________
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 6:49:37 AM

well i wanted alpha protocol more, but yea borderlands will have to do.
and yes, i do its great fun

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smileylyon
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 12:12:13 PM
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This game is going to be AWESOME! I played it at PAX, and it was soooo fun! The Dev's are some cool ass mofo's! They hung out with me and my buddies while we were waiting in line, just talking with us!
Controls are smooth, the visuals are great (I was a little concerned when they changed the art style, but it works!) and split screen co-op with 2nd player login!
On the subject of DLC, well, they confirmed it to us at PAX! 2 DLC packs planned! One in the works already, and another to come later.

This game looks awesome, plays awesome, and is coming from an awesome couple of down to earth gamers/developers!

CAN'T WAIT!!!!

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