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  • Blog Post: Five Guest Wrestlers That Deserve A Spot On The WWE 2K15 Roster

    This weekend, 2K revealed the roster for WWE 2K15 . It was disappointingly full of real professional wrestlers. Fighting games have guests all the time. The Soul Calibur series has seen guest fighters as diverse as Link and Darth Vader. Even the recent EA Sports UFC game featured Bruce Lee as a playable... More
  • Blog Post: A Guided Tour Of Battleborn's Art

    Thanks to Borderlands, Gearbox's original IP are known as much for their art styles as their gameplay. For Battleborn , the developer is once again aiming for a distinctive look, one that can accommodate the immense creative variety present in the game's universe-spanning cast of heroes. Join... More
  • Blog Post: The Comedic Cosmos: Writing Battleborn's Unique Take On Sci-Fi

    One of Gearbox's most noticeable hires during the development of Borderlands 2 was lead writer Anthony Burch . Not only did he prove his talents for comedy with his web series Hey Ash Watcha Playin'? , but before joining Gearbox he also contributed to Destructoid's podcast alongside reviews... More
  • Blog Post: Dissecting The Elements And Influences Of Battleborn

    In 2009, Gearbox's hit Borderlands set itself apart from other action games by combining the fast-paced combat of first-person shooters, the varied skills and progression of RPGs, and the endless loot of dungeon crawlers into a new and unique experience. For Battleborn, the developer is once again... More
  • Blog Post: Why Gearbox Is Making Battleborn And Not Borderlands 3

    We unveiled Gearbox's next game Battleborn for our August cover story earlier this month. Even though Gearbox is assisting in the development of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel , a lot of fans are curious why the studio isn't focusing its effort on a new-gen Borderlands 3. While visiting the studio... More
  • Blog Post: Meet Battleborn's Rath, Marquis, & Caldarius

    Gearbox's new cooperative and competitive shooter, Battleborn, features so many playable characters that we've devoted an entire week of coverage to highlighting just a few of them. So far we've covered everything from a telekinetic rapier-wielding technocrat named Phoebe to the hulking goliath... More
  • Blog Post: Meet Battleborn's Thorn, Montana, & Reyna

    This week we're taking a look at just a few of the unique playable characters in Gearbox's new cooperative and competitive shooter, Battleborn. On Monday, we revealed the newcomer-friendly space marine, Oscar Mike; the poison-kunai wielding mushroom healer, Miko; and the floating, telekinetic... More
  • Blog Post: Meet Battleborn's Oscar Mike, Miko, & Phoebe

    Gearbox's newest cooperative and competitive shooter gathers heroes from across the universe in a battle over the final burning star. This epic premise not only allows the developer to present gamers with characters of wildly contrasting themes, but play styles as well. In today's feature, we're... More
  • Blog Post: Our Battleborn Hands-On Impressions

    We spent two days at Gearbox's studio learning what sets Battleborn apart from other multiplayer shooters, but you can't divine how fun a game really is until you play it for yourself. That's why we were thrilled when the developer handed us the controller and dropped us into the five-versus... More
  • Blog Post: Is Battleborn A MOBA? Here's What Gearbox Says

    Yesterday we unveiled Battleborn as our August cover story . Gearbox describes their new game as a "hero shooter," but the hive-mind of the Internet oversimplified it as "another MOBA." While visiting the studio in Plano, Texas, we spoke with design director John Mulkey and creative... More
  • Blog Post: Wish List – WWE 2K15

    This fall will see pro wrestling's debut on new-gen consoles, with WWE 2K15 scheduled to release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. I've enjoyed the last couple years of the product, but would love to see a few things be shaken up with 2K's first full development cycle in the franchise. Here's... More
  • Blog Post: Why Evolve Is Not Just Another First-Person Shooter

    When we revealed Evolve as February's cover story , there were a couple of commenters lamenting the release of yet another first-person shooter. Not even factoring in the playable monster in third-person, Evolve is aiming to bring you a focused experience that separates itself from the saturated... More
  • Blog Post: Evolve: Meet The Goliath

    A monster movie is only as good as the monster, and that’s often the case with games. In Turtle Rock Studios’ upcoming shooter Evolve, up to four players battle against a powerful player-controlled beast on an alien planet. The company has unveiled the first such creature, the hulking creature... More
  • Blog Post: What Is Evolve?

    Yesterday we revealed February's cover story , a new IP from the creators of Left 4 Dead called Evolve. With this first feature for the month, we wanted to explain why Evolve is much more than just "Left 4 Aliens." While visiting Turtle Rock Studios we spoke with studio heads Phil Robb... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – WWE 2K14

    Anyone who watches Replay knows that I'm a huge fan of pro wrestling, so I look forward to reviewing each year's entry in the WWE series. This year focuses on the grandest stage in professional wrestling – WrestleMania. With matches from all 29 events, it's an exhaustive love letter... More
  • Blog Post: Follow BioShock Infinite's Development Timeline

    Update : The game's mysterious countdown has hit zero, rewarding BioShock Infinite fans with a new Beast of America trailer. To put it in context, take a look at the game's development through various announcements, developer diaries, and more. The trailer was built entirely out of in-game footage... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Borderlands 2: Mechromancer DLC

    Gearbox wasn't originally going to release the new class of Borderlands 2 until next week, but they've pulled the trigger on the Mechromancer early . It's available now on all platforms, and Gaige comes free for members of the Premiere Club. For those that didn't pre-order, she'll... More
  • Blog Post: How To Make Zero A Melee Machine In Borderlands 2

    Each of Borderlands 2’s four classes has a variety of awesome abilities and upgrades, but a recent poll on this website indicated that most of you are spending time with Zero during your first playthrough. You’ve made a good choice, as the robotic assassin is a bonafide bad***. He was my... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Play The Darkness II

    Reiner and I love shooters and comic books in equal measure, so an FPS based off Top Cow's The Darkness seems right up our alley. Find out how this second game fares in our 25-plus minute look at The Darkness II. Be prepared for some gross-out kills, colorful bloodshed, and a lot of repetition in... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Tour Of Randy Pitchford's Office

    Randy Pitchford is a bit of a collector. His office is filled with odds and ends that vary from bobble-heads to a ColecoVision. He has an impressive collection of video game consoles and handhelds, so expect a full history lesson as he works his way down the line. There is also plenty of merchandise... More
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