Gearbox have taken an interesting – and extremely fun – approach to marketing for their upcoming title Borderlands 2. With the increasing popularity of fan demakes, the devs have gone off and made their own for their over-the-top shooter. The Border Lands is free-to-play in your browser right now. I just got done toying around with it and, not only does it do a great job of recreating the retro feel of older titles, but it’s also a ton of fun. It even comes with an intro greeting from series favorite Claptrap: “Borderlands wasn’t always the slick, handsome bastard it is today! Go old skool and play the 1989 16-bit original to see how it all began. I can’t believe how young I look!”
I'm a new dad, gaming machine, and beard aficionado. With a little one in the house, I've come to embrace the single-player experience, as it is much less likely to send me into a profanity-laced, controller-throwing tantrum. Writing and video games are two of my greatest passions, so this is a natural fit for me. As long as it doesn't require me to perform coordinated dance moves in front of my Kinect, i'm willing to pen my thoughts on it. Aside from gaming, I love music (Smashing Pumpkins), coffee (Red-Eye), and sushi (Yellowtail). All offerings of my aforementioned favorites will be accepted with open arms and, if you're lucky, i'll let you touch my beard. Just don't pull on it. That hurts.