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The makers of 'Borderlands' are back with another crazy genre mashup

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On paper, Battleborn—game development studio Gearbox Software’s big follow up to its successful Borderlands series of games—might sound like the studio is repeating itself. After all, Battleborn, like Borderlands, is a first-person shooter that freely grabs interesting ideas from other genres and repackages them into something with a distinct style and personality.

But that’s not very fair.

Games can be a lot like sandwiches—while technically, every sandwich is simply “bread with stuff in between,” there is a world of difference between a Monte Cristo and a PB&J, with plenty of room for experimentation in between. Similar to how the vast and interesting world of sandwiches can be terribly wronged by our desire to label everything, video games deserve a little bit more than a few genre descriptors. But don’t worry, the genre descriptors are coming.

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From 'Walking Dead' to 'Assassins Creed III,' the best videogame special editions of 2012

Today’s most popular videogames often come in two flavors: The standard $60 edition or, for super-fans willing to plunk down some extra coin, the special, collector’s, or limited edition. The latter category certainly isn’t for everyone. In fact, their higher price points and penchant for including everything from art books to action figures is something casual fans might find superfluous, and generally limits their appeal to only the geekiest of gamers. However, for that select group of passionate players, there’s nothing cooler than going beyond the gamepad—be it through a behind-the-scenes DVD or mini space marine statue–to become a bit more immersed in their virtual world of choice. For those folks, we offer the following look at the season’s best bonus-brimming, swag-packed, universe-expanding editions.
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'Borderlands Legends' preview -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST HANDS-ON

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The first thing that hit me in Borderlands Legends — the upcoming iOS game based on the popular shoot-and-loot franchise — wasn’t a face full of buckshot, but its eye-popping visuals. Adopting the same artistic approach as its console counterparts, Legends sports a vibrant, stylized look that’s nearly indistinguishable from its big brothers. Small touches, such as detail-drenched character models and crackling fire effects, further complement the familiar presentation.

Looks are pretty much all Legends has in common with its predecessors, though, as its gameplay signifies a drastic departure from the series’ defining open-world first-person shooting. Viewed from a top-down perspective, each level unfolds in a small, arena-like battlefield where the original Borderlands‘ vault hunters — Brick, Lilith, Mordecai, and Roland — are tasked with fending off hordes of ugly foes. Missions contain multiple, increasingly difficult levels, each with four waves of baddies to unload on. READ FULL STORY

'Borderlands' blows up iPads! -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

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It’s official. Borderlands is indeed blasting onto iOS devices in an all-new title starring the series’ original quartet of vault hunters. Borderlands Legends, the bite-sized take on the console blockbuster, will have players looting, leveling, and laying waste to ugly bandits on Oct. 31 ($4.99 iPhone, $6.99 iPad).  READ FULL STORY

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