Last Minute Borderlands Themed Gifts

For your loved ones who are still obsessed with the planet Pandora and the world of the video game Borderlands here are some last minute gift ideas.  All these can be found at the following links.  ShopGearbox5060.bigcartel.com, Jinx.com, 2kStore,

 

6 Days until Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

We are counting down the days until Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launches from PS3, XBox 360, and PC on October 14.  Here are some amazing cosplayers from Dragon Con 2014. Yesterday they also annouced Borderlands Day for October 11th at GameSpots around the country.  You will be able to pre order the Pre-Sequel and get custom character skins and weapons as well as deals on Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition and PC versions.  For more information visit BorderlandsDay

12 Days until Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

We are counting down the days until Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launches from PS3, XBox 360, and PC on October 14.   Here are some screenshots of the four vault hunters skill trees.  You can see them in detail and build your own version here.

Athena the Gladiator

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Wilhelm the Enforcer

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Nisha the Lawbringer

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Clatrap as Fragtrap

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Read These New Comics for 7/16

Pick of the Week

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Borderlands: Fall of Fyrestone #1 by IDW Publishing

The epic story of Borderlands continues in part one of the new series, where fans find out what happens after Roland, Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick step out of Marcus’s bus. As soon as they arrive in the once-prosperous town of Fyrestone, they realize that Pandora is a far more dangerous planet than they first imagined. The Vault Hunters will go up against a ruthless bandit known as ‘Nine Toes,’ but will they be able to overcome him?

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Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #1 by Dynamite Entertainment

Ash and Sheila are reunited and Ash vows they will never be separated again. Can evil stop evil? This will be the question Ash will have to answer now that he has unleashed the Faceless Man on the land.

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Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con #1 by DC Comics

The title says it all! Our favorite little troublemaker, Harley Quinn, takes on Comic-Con International: San Diego in this over the top issue! She’ll have to battle long lines, crazy crowds and the dread con crud, all in the quest to get her own comic book published!

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Original Sin #6 by Marvel Comics

Who Pulled The Trigger?

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Robin Rises: Omega #1 by DC Comics

The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined! But Batman’s family feud with Ra’s al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when it’s interrupted by the forces of Apokolips! This epic story continues in this month’s BATMAN AND ROBIN #33!

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100th Anniversary Special X-Men #1 by Marvel Comics

Have the X-Men of 2061 achieved Xavier’s dream of mutants and humans living in harmony? Or will there always be a need for the X-Men?

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X-Men #16 by Marvel Comics

The Future has come calling, and he wants his son Shogo back!

But will Jubilee and the X-Men let their bouncing baby boy go without a fight?

Spoiler alert: HELL NO!

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Moon Dance Trailer

Moon Dancing with a Bazillion Guns!

Shoot ‘n’ loot your way through a brand new standalone Borderlands adventure that rockets you onto Pandora’s moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, arriving in-stores in North America on October 14th, 2014 and internationally on October 17th, 2014 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC!

Pre-order to get the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit pre-order bonus content, featuring intense zero atmosphere combat against the fiercest enemies Pandora’s moon has to offer. Survive the battle and you’ll be feared and respected by the few left alive…not to mention the experience and gear you’ll earn

Make Your Own Claptrap

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Our Nerd Home is a great site for DIY geeky decor for your house. This time they have brought us a tutorial on how to make your own Claptrap trash can! Claptrap is the adorable dancing robot from the Borderlands game series. Some geek decor that is also functional? Count us in!
The list of supplies to make the claptrap is a little long but not too bad if you are a true vault hunter, here is what the claptrap trash can consists of:

-Step-on Trash Can
-LED Puck Light
-8″ Solid Rubber Tire
-PVC pipes and attachments
-Cardboard
-Coaxial cable (you could use painted rope/bungee instead)
-Plastic vent cover
-Metallic Spray Paint
-Acrylic paint
-Painters tape
-Small hinges
-Eyebolts with washers and nuts
-Extending attena
-E-6000 / Goop type glue

Here are shots of the final product:

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Click HERE to make your own Borderlands Claptrap trash can.

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Crossing the Borderlands

Recently due to some persistent convincing by my friend Theresa, I got back into gaming.  I purchased a used Xbox 360 and she got me Borderlands 2 as an early Christmas present. To be honest, I think she just wanted to share this wild and awesome game with me. I am ecstatic Theresa is a persistent woman because Borderlands 2 was the perfect game to bring me back into the world of gaming.

Borderlands 2 begins 5 years after the first game and you play as a vault hunter looking to find a alien vault full of treasure on the planet Pandora.  Pandora can be best described as a mash up of old west, Mad Max post apocalyptic, and  corporate domination set in a world full of strange alien creatures. There is quite  a lot of story to the game so I won’t go into too much detail but no matter if its the main or side missions, twisted humor is ever present.

The joy comes from the game play which combines the visceral gun play of a first person shooter with leveling and item collection of a role-playing game.  You can choose from 4 characters all who have distinct traits and killing styles.  I went with the ninja assassin Zero because he is skilled with sniper rifles and is a more bad ass version of GI Joe’s Snake Eyes.

There are about a million guns to find in the game, all with unique characteristics that make for an ever changing game play, even while fighting the same type of enemies over and over.   And some weapons have specialized bullets that cause fire damage, or my favorite, corrosive damage.  Corrosive damage is bullets that explode with acid and are perfect for fighting robots which the main villain of the game Handsome Jack has an endless supply of.   Makers of the game Gearbox Software have spent more hours than I can fathom designing every gun down down to the unique paintwork.  The RPG element comes into play because many guns are of legendary status and you have to kill bosses many times or do hidden side missions to find them.

If you have a console or PC go out and buy this game.  Its worth the price just to hear a robot named, Claptrap, sing a dub step.