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Borderlands 2
Randy Pitchford Flips Us The Birds, Talks His Borderlands 2 Favourites & His Favourite Ninja Turtle
Written Friday, August 10, 2012 By Dan Webb
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You may already have seen our interview with Gearbox supremo Randy Pitchford. Well, here’s another one. It’s a little bit different.

Originally intended as a quick fire round of questions and answers, we ended up listening to Randy enthuse about everything from his favourite enemy in Borderlands 2 to his most cherished weapon.

The real event, however, was when we asked Randy about his favourite Ninja Turtle. This is not a light question. I’m firmly of the belief that a man’s worth can be judged by his choice of turtle.

Fire up the vid to find out who he picks. Plus, y'know, some Borderlands 2 stuff.

Borderlands 2 is out on September 18th in North America and September 21st in Europe.




 
 

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Comment #1 by upindat
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 12:57:38 PM
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man so pumped about this game!!! got my ultimate loot on pre order!!!


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Comment #2 by creaper210
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 01:01:30 PM
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LoL, I love seeing developers who are really excited for their own game. This game will be amazing.


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Comment #3 by joonas
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 01:03:02 PM
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Stupid questions. Stupid developers


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Comment #4 by strawberry
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 01:07:22 PM
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Randy Pitchford is freaking awesome :D


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Comment #5 by Zalabar22
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 01:24:29 PM
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To be honest, ever since Lee Bradley's article on Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary, I kinda lost a lot of respect for him. I'll often skip over anything he writes and read the other articles. However, he hit a sweet spot with this one, (1 for the Ninja Turtle question and 2 cause of Borderlands 2) so I thought I would gave it a look. While I don't always agree with him, I will agree that Borderlands 2 looks awesome!


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Comment #6 by The Bum-Mobile
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 01:31:58 PM
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Man, another video I can't watch on iPhone. Maybe later.


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Comment #7 by tigersrule
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 01:44:03 PM
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@3 Stupid comment. Stupid x360a member.

OT: Can't wait to play this game and can't wait to see some of those ginormous enemies. :D


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Comment #8 by Hagane
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 01:51:20 PM
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@ 7

lol, Nice. xD Touche, touche.

Anyway, I can't wait for Borderlands 2... it'll break the game drought for me :p


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Comment #9 by RUSH v4
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 02:01:58 PM
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I recently just got to go to Gearbox's studio and meet some of the developers. It is so cool to see how amped these guys are for their own game. With all of the developers out there just trying to make a buck, Gearbox really does still have the passion for making games and its refreshing to see.


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Comment #10 by LeeBradley [STAFF]
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 02:06:46 PM
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@5

Oh man, I remember that. A lot of people got upset about it. I was only trying to frame the fact that the new graphics looked ace. Probably worded it a bit wonkily. Soz.


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Comment #11 by PSYCHOxCHIBI
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 02:19:05 PM
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My fav TMNT is Donatello. The original show and live-action movies were what drew me to him, but him in TMNT Tournament Fighters is what cemented him as my favorite. :)

OT: I believe what Pitchford had to say about the game and his favs in it cuz he didn't just say 'Oh I love all of them they are great. next question.' he gave reasons (and also shown he didn't really care for the soldier-class). Thankfully there are still devs with souls out there.


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Comment #12 by Spandex Stiffy
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 02:28:23 PM
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@10, you would think all those folks played the Halo: CE HD remake in classic mode since graphics are so unimportant to them. You took way too much heat over that, as per usual. Keep up the good work.


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Comment #13 by plum
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 02:31:31 PM
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Anyone know where I can pre order loot edition? I know it's been sold put for ages but any news of more propping up.


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Comment #14 by HugTheBear
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 03:28:03 PM
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@13. Not sure if this is what you're looking for or it's still available, but somebody posted this in the forums a month or so ago: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=379124&highlight=fry%27s

Good luck.


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Comment #15 by DirtDiver31160
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 03:29:13 PM
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Wasn't Crawmerax larger than the Rakk Hive?


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Comment #16 by Nevander
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 03:54:28 PM
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#3 is obviously trolling.

On topic, umm yea. HURRY UP SEPTEMBER!


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Comment #17 by nahidadnan53
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 04:02:33 PM
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good topic ... quick up mate


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Comment #18 by Jack Frost
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 04:44:32 PM
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I don't think Sleeping Dogs is going to hold me over for the month til Borderlands 2... :/


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Comment #19 by SydLosttarot
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 05:10:22 PM
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Darksiders 2 mayhaps?


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Comment #20 by Jordbrett
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 05:24:47 PM
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Lame reason to like Leonardo!


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Comment #21 by Wing X Custom
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 05:46:32 PM
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Right? How about the fact A) Blue is awesome and B) He f**king has Swords!?!


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Comment #22 by Nozza XBA
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 05:56:59 PM
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@5: Shows how much you know. Lee didn't do the interview Webb did!

@13: Good luck with that. The Loot Edition is Limited and when I say Limited, I mean once all are sold out, they're never making anymore! Shops aren't stocking re-stocking, but people are saying some in Europe still have some. Which one, I haven't a clue. If you didn't get one by now, good luck. There's always eBay if you have the cash...

OT: Can't wait for this game. I've got my Loot Edition and all the extras, so I'm all set and ready for this bad boy!


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Comment #23 by Jack Frost
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 06:25:51 PM
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@#19 - I want to play Darksiders, but I'll prolly wait til it's cheaper.

There are some games, like Assassin's Creed or Mass Effect, that I tend to wait until they're around $30 because that's what they're worth to me. Darksiders 1 was one of those, so I think 2 will be the same for me...

But I will play it eventually! :)


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Comment #24 by strawberry
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 06:40:11 PM
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@12 Actually, I did play it in classic mode :/


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Comment #25 by Phantomzero17
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 07:01:44 PM
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Oh I can't wait to download and install this off Steam.


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Comment #26 by SonOfStayPuft
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 07:12:40 PM
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Can you ask him about a new Duke Nukem game next time? :)


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Comment #27 by cfutecbolg
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 08:03:51 PM
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A-weem-a-wep, indeed!


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Comment #28 by chizrocker88
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 08:12:54 PM
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Randy Pitchford is fucking awesome. He makes me even more excited for BL2 (which is hard to imagine)


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Comment #29 by ADTR TOM
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 08:42:05 PM
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A developer who get's more excited than us,refreshing to see.


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Comment #30 by Ninja Sandman
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 09:35:23 PM
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@3 congratulations on the most ignorant comment for this website. It must be nice to have nothing better to do with your life than look up things your not interested in to bash. They asked him questions about characters and guns in a game thats huge focus is on characters and guns and you say thats stupid. Good luck in life man you are going to need it if you ever move out of your moms basement.


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Comment #31 by CenozoicZombie
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 09:53:34 PM
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Wow, if Randy is that excited about this game, it must be insane good.
Think I'll do my first run as Axton...Thoughts?


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Comment #32 by ATOMICKILA3000
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 10:00:05 PM
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@31 Agreed, I always do my first runs with the "soldier" class just because of their specialties on assault rifles and shotguns. Oh, and the turret too :)


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Comment #33 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 10:44:59 PM
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as much as i want the ultimate bundle i'm just getting the regular retail version


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Comment #34 by SuperWoody64
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 12:16:31 AM
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Excited Dan is excited! (me)


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Comment #35 by SydLosttarot
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 12:59:34 AM
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@23: I completely understand. Just get Dishonored Day 1 and we're even :)


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Comment #36 by Lukedawg
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 02:46:22 AM
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@ #3 you were the 3rd person to post here so you got here pretty damn fast just to hate...


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Comment #37 by joonas
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 07:14:03 AM
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I didnt actually watch the video i just read the question about ninja turtles which is very stupid and nerdish question and i dont like the 2k developers(well i dont like the whole company) but i like borderlands so im going to buy borderlands2 because its pure awesomness


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Comment #38 by skaghead
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 07:59:17 AM
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@37 so you commented on the questions been stupid without actually knowing what all the questions were?


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Comment #39 by Ace IIXII
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 11:06:31 AM
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When I was young, I was all about Leonardo. You know, loyal, masterfully skilled and dual katanas. Plus he was leader. As I've grown older I've come to love the sarcastic rogue, Raphael.


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Comment #40 by SonikkuHedgehog
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 12:41:39 PM
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Why can't all the turtles get katanas?

Why only Leo? screw that.


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Comment #41 by Aussie27Legend
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 12:15:08 AM
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Come at me bro XD


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Comment #42 by StormedKestrel
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 02:57:25 AM
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michelangelo all the way lol, can't wait for borderlands 2 since i got soooooo addicted to borderlands 1.


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Comment #43 by joonas
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 03:23:28 AM
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@38 i meant that the ninja turtles question was stupid. Btw you have horrible name


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Comment #44 by Yo menus1
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 04:23:27 PM
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I read that Zer0 is a robot while other's claim that race and gender etc. is unknown...
What's right? because this is going to have an effect on wich character i will go for during playtrough 1-


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Comment #45 by tigersrule
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 05:01:10 PM
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@43 You're one to talk.....-_-


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Comment #46 by Bastado
Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 06:34:52 AM
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Come at me as well bro! You Mad? :)


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Comment #47 by Mrryan12
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 @ 11:40:06 AM
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@43 You have a terrible name, might I suggest you switch it to the troll who kissed ass?


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Gearbox Software
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US September 18, 2012
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