Borderlands 2’s Mechromancer busts out early, available later today [update] | Joystiq

Borderlands 2 is getting its fifth playable character today, a week ahead of schedule. Gearbox chief Randy Pitchford tweeted the surprise breakout for Gaige the Mechromancer, promising the DLC’s availability across all platforms sometime today. The content is free with Premiere Club editions of the game, otherwise it costs 800 MSP or $9.99.

Last week Gearbox revealed Gaige’s skill tree, which imbues the Mechromancer and her robotic accomplice Deathtrap with a whole host of deadly abilities. We also discovered how she sounds via the above recording, all innocence and sweetness until she starts yelling about jerk-bags and smashing the system.

Update: The DLC is now available for Xbox 360 and PC. It looks like players on PlayStation 3 have to wait a little bit longer to take the Mechromancer out for a spin.

via Borderlands 2’s Mechromancer busts out early, available later today [update] | Joystiq.


Take a look at the Borderlands 2 Mechromancer skill tree | Joystiq

Gearbox has posted the full skill tree for upcoming Borderlands 2 DLC character Gaige the Mechromancer. The interactive skill tree lets you pump 46 points into three different tracks, providing an ample preview of what to expect from Gaige and her pal Deathtrap.

Gaige can do thing like ricochet bullets, share her shield with Deathtrap and even elementally charge her robotic pal with whatever properties her gun is imbued with. Head on over through the source link below and spend some points!

via Take a look at the Borderlands 2 Mechromancer skill tree | Joystiq.

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Cosplayers Axton at Eurogamer Expo 2012

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Why not cosplay all the time?

We all love our cosplay, and we all love looking stylish…well, I don’t care much about style first thing in the morning, but I like announcing my ‘geekdom’ when I pick my outfit for the day. This being the case, I never thought I’d be writing about fashion, but I just can’t resist sharing the awesomeness of this latest release – guaranteed to satisfy geeky fashionistas!The ‘one-man company’ Volante Design has pushed the boundaries of cosplay and casual-wear to the limit. His latest design comes from Assassin’s Creed III and gives a stunning take on Connor Kenway’s jacket as seen in the game. The quality looks superb and with many design variations in the pipeline, I can’t help but picture that online basket overflowing with orders. The jacket comes in at $320 which approximates to £200. Even though it may seem pricey, with its removable hood and foldable panels, this jacket will distinguish you as a true Assassin’s Creed gamer and turn heads for all the right reasons. To quote Futurama: “Shut up and take my money!” And it’s not only independent designers looking at this cosplay/streetwear crossover, as Capcom teamed up with designers Punk Drunkers to reveal on their Japanese site a new line of Megaman hoodies. With blue and black to choose from, you can don the hoodie, pull up the ‘helmet’ and unfold the blaster arm to run around in your very own pseudo-android, cosplay fashion statement! These will hit the market around October/November time and will be selling for ¥14,700, which to you and me translates as roughly £117. This is where the anime ‘bubble sigh’ escapes our lips. For what’s included, you need to pay prices that kick you in the ass to be halfway close to actually looking kickass. Pieces like this show how gaming and anime have become recognised in the everyday market, and with cosplay becoming more and more popular each year, perhaps we’ll see a new wave of cosplay high-street stores emerge.

via MCM BUZZ – Movies, TV, Comics, Gaming, Anime, Cosplay News & Reviews » Why not cosplay all the time?.

Posted by Liam Martin on September 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm0 Comment

Borderlands 2: every enemy in one image

Borderlands 2 has around 300 enemies, and they’re all in the image below, which we assume was torturously sketched, lined and colored by a Gearbox marketing artist.

via Borderlands 2: every enemy in one image | Joystiq.

Borderlands 2 sculpts ‘Mount Jackmore’ promo game for everyone but North America | Joystiq

2K Games and Gearbox have concocted an interesting little advergame called Mount Jackmore, where players shoot at a giant sculpture of Borderlands 2 antagonist Handsome Jack. Beneath the rock you’ll find prizes that run the gamut from in-game items to actual copies of the game. There’s also a small chance you could win one of those sweet loot chests.

But, there’s a catch: US gamers can’t play Mount Jackmore – the promotion is open to people from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain and the UK aged 18 years or over. Also you only get a limited amount of ammo each day to play. You start with 100, and if you expend them then you’ll get another 100. The only other way to get more bullets in a day is to refer a friend, then you’ll get an additional 100.

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More mayhem awaits as Borderlands 2 fans go head-to-head to conquer Mount Jackmore

Limited Edition Borderlands 2 Ultimate Loot Chests and other goodies to be won via new online shoot and loot game

Windsor, UK, September 14, 2012 – First they had gamers hooked for hours with 80’s style de-make, ‘The Border Lands’. Now, 2K Games and Gearbox Software have launched ‘Mount Jackmore’, a new online game with prizes to give away including the much sought-after Limited Edition Loot Lockers.

Handsome Jack, the ultimate villain of Gearbox Software’s upcoming release, Borderlands 2, has kicked his arrogance and douchebaggery up a notch by carving his face into Pandora’s rocky landscape. ‘Mount Jackmore’ gives players the task/mission to shoot away at his chiseled features in the hope of taking away a prize.

Registered players start by selecting their weapon of choice and use their initial supply of 100 bullets to chip away at Jack’s stony face. Players can earn additional ammo once a day by inviting friends to play. As the rock disintegrates, prizes will be given away at designated points in the game.

Viewing the game in real time, players will be able to watch as their competitors take pot shots at the rock and will have to fight it out against them to hit the right spot at the right time.

The prizes range from Borderlands 2 Vault logo pin badges to official apparel, figurines and copies of the game (upon release), with the player who destroys the final piece of the mountain set to win a special prize. There are also sixteen sought-after Limited Edition Borderlands 2 Ultimate Loot Chests to be won.

‘Mount Jackmore’ can be accessed via and will consist of four separate rounds, each round lasting for a week, with the first round starting today. It is open to residents aged 18 and older in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, Russia and Australia. The contest rules, along with full terms and conditions, can be viewed online at the following link:

Available internationally on September 21st 2012, and in North America on September 18th 2012, Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed four-player cooperative shooter-looter that combined intense first-person mayhem with role-playing gameplay. Borderlands 2 features all-new characters; skills; imaginative, diverse new environments with unique missions and enemies; and more exciting and fun weapons, equipment and loot than ever before. All of these features come together in a story that takes players to the world of Pandora to take down the notorious Handsome Jack and his corrupt Hyperion Corporation as a solo campaign or with up to four cooperative players.

Gamers who pre-order Borderlands 2 from participating retailers will gain access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, allowing them to download the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key and the Vault Hunter’s Relic. To pre-order Borderlands 2 please visit

via Borderlands 2 sculpts ‘Mount Jackmore’ promo game for everyone but North America | Joystiq.

A Stitch in Time

Got the patch for my jacket completed, but feeling that it could be bigger so may hot foot it bag to the Fablab and enlarge the final product.

With this i needed to convert my base image to a simple black and white .bmp I did this task using GIMP a free ‘Photoshop-like’ tool by using the selection and invert selection tools to finally get the image in the format needed.

From here I needed to put the file through to conversions, this was using the software for the sewing machine which has its own file format, once you have it in the right format you can export it to a memory stick, put it in the machine and simply click start. From the first test I did I found that it wasnt think enough so I had to create two files one that stitched vertically and one that stitched horizontally. Really pleased with the outcome but think an enlargement is needed. Once I get this done I will throw up some pictures, for now have a look at the demo stuff:


Guns at Dawn

This weekend I was very busy at the Fablab and got numerous jobs done the first of which was the gun magazine (File is available here Shopbot PDF) Using the computer controlled Shopbot, I initially created my file in inkscape which is a free drawing program which was then saved off in a PDF format ready for importing into the Shopbot software to create my tools paths. I did need to do some editing to my original file as the lines need to be continuous so layering shapes just confuses the machine, so lesson learned there. It was great to see the magazine parts appear from a solid block of wood!

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