Borderlands 2
Borderlands 1 Players to Reap 'Vault Veteran' Rewards in Borderlands 2
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If you like Borderlands, then chances are you probably love loot. So here's some free loot that you'll be able to get your hands on for Borderlands 2, provided you've played the first Borderlands and have a save game intact.

It's some extra character customisation options for each of your treasure-hunting, gun-toting adventurers with Borderlands 2's Siren, Maya getting a new hairstyle and goggles combo, ninja assassin Zero getting some sort of weird alien head, Gunzerker Salvador gets a Pandora savage makeover and finally, Axton is decked out in some sort of Crimson Guard apparel.

All four characters get fetching red and yellow Borderlands jumpsuits to complement their unique headwear too. Check out the goods in the image below.

Borderlands 2 is out on September 18th in North America and September 21st in Europe. Read our latest hands-on preview for more, and give our latest interview with Borderlands 2's Art Director a watch.

[Via Eurogamer]


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Comment #1 by Darktower
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 08:24:49 AM
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Awesome can't wait!

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Comment #2 by Boylin
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 08:25:06 AM
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Not really arsed about skins but I suppose it's free and better than nothing.

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Comment #3 by XxStuartxX 1990
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 08:28:13 AM
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I don't have a save game from this as i haven't played it in years.

That said I'm not fused as IMO character skins are kinda pointless in FPS games.

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Comment #4 by EMP
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 08:30:03 AM
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I'll take it.

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Comment #5 by SevenJesterHats
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 08:35:49 AM
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thumbs up for free stuff!!! xD

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Comment #6 by Nami
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 08:36:30 AM
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Zero's clothes look cool like that (excluding that alien mask) but the rest does not look that great.

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Comment #7 by ChEEzBuRgErCaT
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 08:50:36 AM
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Seriously? You've played the first game right? Zeros mask is a spiderant king head or spiderant soldier head. It can't smell good in there...

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Comment #8 by ChEEzBuRgErCaT
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 08:52:28 AM
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Also Salvador has a sledge mask and Maya has a Tannis head.

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Comment #9 by Dlark17
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:02:06 AM
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More proof that Gearbox loves us and knows how to please fans with a sequel. I was so excited to see this on their Facebook yesterday!

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Comment #10 by NobleQuirinius
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:13:04 AM
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F*ck yeah! awesome can't wait till this game comes out..... this is the only reason that the summer vacation must be over.....

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Comment #11 by PhoenixTemplar
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:13:11 AM
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It's a nice thank you for playing the first game, but damn those skins are just plain ugly.

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Comment #12 by Spanish Assault
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:13:56 AM
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It just gets better and better for us!!

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Comment #13 by psycotic wookie
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:14:42 AM
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#9 if gearbox really loved us they wouldnt make stupid collection achievements like in claptrap robot revolution,been trying for days to try to get pizza slices for the achievment and only picked up one,hope there arent any achievments like this in the second game

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Comment #14 by Th3Choz3NG4m3R
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:16:29 AM
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Hopefully we don't have to finish the first game twice to get this.

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Comment #15 by Rums
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:18:59 AM
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With a combined 300+ hrs in BL1, I'd like to think my efforts are worth more than skins. At the very least, we should get some kind of unique weapon.

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Comment #16 by sumthingchronic
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:26:08 AM
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Thank u, but I don't think I'll be using them

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Comment #17 by Ostrowski
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:27:32 AM
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Wow, people complain about free stuff lol. complain complain complain. well i personally think that this is sweet and I cant wait until borderlands 2 comes out

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Comment #18 by UberPirateNinja
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:27:49 AM
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I just want the damn game!

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Comment #19 by I mak3 big boom
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:57:21 AM
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@13 gearbox didn't make that DLC :D

OT: am I the only one that thinks these skins look really ugly?

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Comment #20 by SuperWoody64
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 10:17:45 AM
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Sweet, although before I clicked I was hoping there would be achievement tied unlocks. Kind of like Gears3 did. This is good for playing but a sweet gun for having an achievement in all 4 expansions or killing crawmerax would be nice.

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Comment #21 by oORuffusOo
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 10:22:47 AM
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Held onto my gamesave hoping for something like this. Although I was hoping for some guns, as skins don't do much in a fps. either way im happy with anything.

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Comment #22 by vejlebolden
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 10:24:24 AM
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Borderlands sucks... Thumbs down if you agree.

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Comment #23 by DarkCreations
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 10:27:01 AM
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Awesome. Free stuff is always welcome :) and will definitely be using Zer0's alternate costume.

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Comment #24 by dirge
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 10:29:29 AM
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Bah! Not got my save anymore.

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Comment #25 by Earth Djinn
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 10:36:41 AM
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It's nice to get something for it, but I wish it had been more than this.

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Comment #26 by DivineE
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 10:58:55 AM
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Zer0s wearing a Spiderant mask =D thats halirous these skins look pretty good im stoked about this game its going to be EPIC in my opinion. Wish September was next month ^^

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Comment #27 by ATOMICKILA3000
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 11:04:49 AM
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@22 You sneaky bastard you

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Comment #28 by StormedKestrel
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 11:17:54 AM
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got every cheevo on borderlands 1 and still have my save files for it...have had borderlands 2 on pre order for ages. roll on september!!!

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Comment #29 by Phantom-Phive
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 11:28:01 AM
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Maya's look is designed after Tannis

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Comment #30 by gazmaster1
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 11:42:47 AM
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Comment #31 by InsulinShaman
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 12:01:21 PM
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Seriously people, complain about free stuff? Lol. The skins might not be the best but they're better than nothing.

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Comment #32 by Alec216
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 12:06:35 PM
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Sounds cool, hoping I'll be able to carry over my freakishly powerful shotgun from the first game too!

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Comment #33 by BeheldBryan
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 12:10:51 PM
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Those costumes sure look stupid in my humblest opinion. Deleted my saves a long time ago but at least I know this isn't something that I'll be missing out on.

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Comment #34 by Lonegunman718
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 12:20:35 PM
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love the game and think free skins are cool but did they have to make the most ass ugly skins. i doubt you see anyone rocking these skins.

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Comment #35 by AllHailRobbFlynn
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 01:32:45 PM
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People will bitch and cry about any and everything these days.

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Comment #36 by thatguyinthecorner
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 01:49:02 PM
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would of preferred a costume of original characters like zer0 as a silver hunter with zer0's mask. or maya as lilith

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Comment #37 by ThePumpkinKing
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 01:54:14 PM
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I'd much prefer the option to port over a weapon of my choosing. But whatever. At least they're rewarding loyalty.

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Comment #38 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 02:02:50 PM
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Yay. But I was sort of looking to play as the mechamancer. Is there a skin for her?

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Comment #39 by dpx
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 02:30:02 PM
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Ugly as fuck, Just cause someone is giving away a steaming pile of shit doesn't mean you need to take it just because its free..

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Comment #40 by Bickle
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 02:40:49 PM
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IF I could bring over my guns and loot, at least like Mass Effect does it I would care

Skins/Costumes etc I really couldn't give a rats about. It's still a grand mystery to me how hats in Team Fortress are worth millions

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Comment #41 by Qofi
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 03:12:01 PM
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@40: What guns could you carry over in Mass Effect? =|

As per the hats, are you wearing one right now? I am. You wouldn't understand.

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Comment #42 by bearmod
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 03:43:32 PM
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I would prefer something else for having my Borderlands 1 save like a unique weapon, some extra skill points or something like that but a character skin for a FPS is pointless. I suppose it's better than nothing though

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Comment #43 by Phantomzero17
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 03:53:31 PM
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This is PC and Console correct for these legacy items? Cause Borderlands is a day one Steam Purchase.

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Comment #44 by DOA_Rose
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 04:46:05 PM
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so Maya basically becomes Tannis?

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Comment #45 by Th3Choz3NG4m3R
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 05:10:34 PM
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They should give us free DLC to make up for having to finish Mad Moxxi's Underdome.

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Comment #46 by Junkdewd
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 05:28:45 PM
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@45 I never gave up trying to shoot that bitch off her podium between rounds.

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Comment #47 by xXsLeAzEmEpLeAzEXx
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 06:32:50 PM
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wooptee fuckin' doo!!! character skins. Gonna be a awesome game though.

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Comment #48 by SydLosttarot
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 08:52:52 PM
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@22: Wabbit season.

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Comment #49 by Gillomee
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 08:53:44 PM
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Wow, am I the only one that actually likes these? I honestly think these all look good excluding Maya's.

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Comment #50 by iTz WaffleS v2
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 10:02:33 PM
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Why dont you just farm the MINAC. Duh. It only took me a few times to get the collection achievos. Before you go to bed or something just go to the spot you hide at, crouch down, plug in your controller to play&charge kit. And wait 5-8 hours.

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Comment #51 by Kitsune Goth
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 01:22:23 AM
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They should add some extras for the mechnomancer character. It's a shame she's a DLC unless you preorder.

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Comment #52 by Sigmund666
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 03:18:36 AM
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To quote a very wise meme:


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Comment #53 by tigersrule
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 03:25:45 AM
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@52 Except this stuff is free......-_-

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Comment #54 by Death shrimp X
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 04:14:48 AM
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This games gonna be awesome cannot wait!

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Comment #55 by FroZeNSouL
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 04:30:44 AM
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Played it yesterday, wish id looked more at the unlocks for zero special, coz atm U go invis an summon flash clones. Still missing my hawk :P

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Comment #56 by Ninja Kaspyr 83
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 05:22:11 AM
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gay...i want useable things, my fuckin tshirt is not gonna blow bigger wholes in anyone ass!! WTFUCK!

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Comment #57 by Aiden 514
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 05:41:11 AM
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I fail to see why people moan about free stuff...

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Comment #58 by shadowfeeder
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 06:33:33 AM
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Free, sure. Good, no. Looks like garbage.

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Comment #59 by TransonicPower
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 06:38:02 AM
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Free is always good, even though they aren't so good looking.

Also, why ppl delete their saves?!?! Its like 2mb and u don't have space for that?! lol

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Comment #60 by samjustsam
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 07:21:00 AM
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something is better than nothing. i like the tannis head for maya and the alien head for zero. the rest doesnt look that great to me.

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Comment #61 by Ereaser NL
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 07:51:06 AM
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Axton's and Zero's armor look the best imo
For maya and salvador the helmets look a bit better.
Free stuff is always good :)

Just picked up Borderlands 1 last week on xbox and loving it :D
(played it on PC till I got to new haven then my videocard broke)

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Comment #62 by Vindicator51
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 07:51:55 AM
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I don't mind getting these for free, but eh, they look pretty ugly to me.

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Comment #63 by doomey
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 09:04:25 AM
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A lot of players like myself probably deleted the save(s) ages ago, why not just see if the player has "x achievement" and reward them based on that?

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Comment #64 by E10phoenix
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 09:51:04 AM
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Aah great, character skins ill never get to see! Just what i always wanted lol

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Comment #65 by cheevo360
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 10:00:47 AM
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Meh about this rewards but I cannot wait for Borderlands 2 so much. :)

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Comment #66 by Shug Nastytron
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 11:43:42 AM
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I don't understand this seeing as how you don't see your character while you're playing except for maybe 2% of the time..

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Comment #67 by shooterking69
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 01:01:09 PM
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They loom alright.
But I love when you get rewarded for playing games In the past.

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Comment #68 by NFOtivator
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 03:01:18 PM
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Nice, but could have been better.

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Comment #69 by CressDX
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 04:02:54 PM
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Wow! this made me happy! :D
Cant wait to get Borderlands 2.

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Comment #70 by Joker0fLife
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 06:06:05 PM
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I have no qualms with the skins. Maybe it's because I don't bitch about FREE stuff and kind gestures from one of my favorite developers, but that's just me.

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Comment #71 by CrazyItalian90x
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 12:59:12 AM
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@#13 it's actually really easy to get all the collectibles in that DLC.

But seriously, we need to have kept the save file? kind of dumb. Can't just go off achievments like GOW character unlocks where if you have certain achievements in a previous game it unlocks characters in the new game.

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Comment #72 by Blitz MMCCV
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 03:48:08 AM
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your not on youtube now lol

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Comment #73 by macd
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 06:07:21 AM
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Do a lot of people delete their saves for games? I'll sometimes delete DLC or some of my backup saves once I'm pretty much "done" with a game, but I don't think I've ever just deleted the whole save. Even DMC4 which I will definitely never play again unless I have a gun to my head, I kept the save for that. Maybe if you had a tiny HDD I suppose.

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Comment #74 by ePiL3PTiC PoNy
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 07:38:46 AM
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I got the juicy pre order bonus pack I enjoyed the original Borderlands so much..... I also love free stuff. That said, not the most attractive costumes ever.... Zero looks alright but the others..... meh.

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Comment #75 by ATOMICKILA3000
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 09:39:49 AM
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I hope that my local gamestop still has one of those vault hunter or whatever its called edition in stock. Gonna preorder it today

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Comment #76 by UndeadBearCavalry
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 11:34:34 AM
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Axton=Crimson Lance Guy
Zero=A Spider-ant
Salvador=Midget Sledge

Anyone else see the resemblances? Axton's is obvious of course.

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Comment #77 by oDEADDOGo
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 12:57:46 PM
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I like it. I want the Marcus bobblehead.

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Comment #78 by oDEADDOGo
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 01:04:09 PM
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@3 you forget the 4 player co-op? Your friends will see you.

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Comment #79 by DeathPunch289
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 03:08:30 PM
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Is the Gunzerker wearing Sledge's mask?

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Comment #80 by D00MSMAN
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 07:01:49 PM
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I hope to god you can change the color scheme of these costumes. >_

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Comment #81 by DeWare94
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 02:21:48 PM
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I got the BL 1 late, after one day playing it I pre ordered 2 I love borderlands so much. So excited for the Aston head and the Sledge head, thanks gearbox!!! Maybe a gearbox gun? Vote up for a gearbox gun

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Comment #82 by SpecialDribbler
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 12:25:03 PM
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I'm really tempted just to get borderlands just to get this free DLC just for the fact i got a new xbox since i played borderlands. These costumes just ooze awesomeness, i especially like the look of Zero's mask :3

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Comment #83 by Huzby101
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 09:50:48 AM
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Looking forward to this game.Loved the first and have spent many hours exploring Pandora.

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Comment #84 by AnonymousTurtle
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 07:01:58 PM
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Cool, I hope I still have my file.

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