It’s not hard to see why so many gamers are looking forward to the release of Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 2. The original seemingly came out of nowhere to redefine what a shooter-RPG hybrid could be. It was Diablo with chatty robots, alien technology, and a weapon count so purportedly big it defied conventional mathematics and set Pythagoras spinning in his grave.
There’s a lot to love about Borderlands, and just as much you have to know to maximize your enjoyment. Pandora is a dangerous land chock full of deadly wildlife, trigger-happy scavengers, and greedy corporations who’ll stop at nothing to steal advanced technology out from under each other’s noses. Whether you’re a Vault Hunting virgin or an old hand at the loot shootin’ lifestyle, the resources below will make sure you gain optimum enjoyment from your brand new bundle of electronic joy.