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The Guts of Gearbox

As the generation has burned on and on, it does seem that fewer developers are thriving at the triple-A game. Gearbox, however, seems to have sorted things out for itself nicely. Borderlands 2 appears to be a significant upgrade from the original; if it's a hit, it'll cement the studio's creation of a lucrative new IP. Aliens: Colonial Marines, meanwhile, seems likely to be a major success unless developer or publisher fumble majorly.

How does someone make these bets? How do you stand out from the crowd and blend RPG mechanics with a shooter and comic book flair and surprise the industry and gamers? Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software, says that it's essential, in fact, to try and surprise players -- the real risk is in not chasing something different.

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rufusman911970d ago

Borderlands 2 will be awesome, but I really hope there will be a Vita version,a better story this time around, Not so many hacked guns and shields, glitch fixes (Fort Knoxx armory glitch), and better interaction with the A.I. A competitive mutiplayer mode in which players fight each other with the weapons they earned in the campaign would be awesome.

WeskerChildReborned1970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

Also a Wii U version would definitely help me enjoy the Wii U.

EDIT: Exactly! it would definitely be awesome if it was a Wii U title.

rufusman911970d ago

Ya, A Wii U version would be great especially because you could use the game pad controller thing as an inventory and abilities thing so you could switch weapons and use abilities quicker.