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Borderlands 2 Midnight Launch at Werribee Plaza EB Games

Borderlands was one of the few games of this generation that I actually finished (well finished campaign once, didn’t finish 2nd play through).

I ordered the Loot Chest edition as soon as it was announced from the Swanston street EB Games as it is near my work and I assumed it would be the best place for me to pick it up from, since I was planning to be at work on the release date (and I was there that day).

Nearer to the release date it was announced that there would be midnight launches there and at my local Werribee Plaza ¬†EB Games store. I wasn’t sure if I should switch my order to there or not but since I didn’t really want to be up past midnight on a work night I ended up just leaving it in the city (it was sold out and couldn’t get transferred anyway).

I rocked up to the Werribee store anyway just to see what the event was like and I was very impressed. I got there at around 10pm (it started at 9.30) They had the whole food court fenced off for us, there was loud music coming from a DJ on a stage. On the way into the food court I was given some free Borderlands 2 merch (a Borderlands 2 key ring and Borderlands 2 Top Trumps
card set) and a free taco and chips voucher from Salsa (Mexican chain that had just opened in the food court).

EB Games Werribee Plaza Borderlands Launch

I knew a lot of people there, said hi and chatted to people whilst they lined up to pay for their games (in order to claim a token to pick up their order quickly at 12.01). Above is the decorated entrance to the store and some people waiting in line. The line was pretty big, I never actually went inside since I wasn’t paying for my order since I was getting mine from Swanston street’s EB Games the next day.

razer werribee

 

Some people told me about additional free stuff to get my hands on. This included a free Razer drink bottle from a table promoting a new Razer gaming laptop (they let people try the new Borderlands 2 game there too).

Keith Borderlands 2 photo

I also got a photo of myself from a green screen both put into the head of the enemy guy from the front of game cover. I probably shouldn’t have smiled, whoops.

 

Borderlands launch nerf shooting

There was a a contest where you had 5 shots to hit various targets (or basically just aim for the 20 point one) to see if you could get at least 60 points in order to get a chance to win a prize pack. I didn’t see the prize pack but I think it involved a borderlands backpack. I did get 60 points but I’m assuming I didn’t win it since I wasn’t there when it was drawn.

 

a cardboard model of a claptrap from borderlands 2

Here is a picture of a Claptrap that the Werribee EB Games staff made. The JB HIFI at the Werribee Plaza have one too but this one is slightly better. He was positioned next to the DJ booth. The JB HIFI one was missing an arm when I saw it a few days ago. Poor guy.

borderlands 2 loot

Above is a photo of all the stuff I got, Razer drink bottle and catalog (never got to look in it, a friend used it to rest his greasy food on) Taco + chips voucher from Salsa Werribee Plaza, Borderlands 2 keyring and Top Trumps cards and my special photo thing. Overall pretty decent haul considering I didn’t even buy the game there.

EB games bag with Borderlands 2 loot chest in it

By the time I actually went to sleep that night, I probably could have just collected it from midnight there. Would have been way more convenient than trying to carry the giant box in its slightly too small shopping bag from Swanston Street all the way to Etihad Stadium where our car was parked.

 

This isn’t the Xbox you’re looking for

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This isn’t the Xbox you’re looking for.

I got the new Star Wars Xbox 360 the day it came out for much cheaper than I had expected. Pretty happy with that. I took this photo yesterday using some old Star Wars figure to loosely recreate the famous “these aren’t the droids you’re looking for” scene. Too bad I don’t have Luke’s landspeeder.

Paul Christoforo and the Avenger N-Controller

I’ve actually been considering getting the Avenger N-Controller adapter for the Xbox 360 for a while now. There are certain games where I find having to take my left thumb off the left thumb-stick to press on the D-pad to change weapons in Gears of War 3 have slowed me down when I quickly needed to get out my shotgun to blast an enemy at close range.

I think I recall changing my controls in some of the older Halo games as well whilst trying to find the best way to be able to quickly melee enemies without having to take my right tumb off the right stick.

I think with one of these controllers, I’d be able to maybe do these sorts of maneuvers better and I wouldn’t be surprised if half the people I play against online are already using them, since they seem to do this type of stuff without any problem at all.

Well, my order (which I haven’t placed yet) has sort of been postponed by a huge controversy caused by Paul Christoforo who has done a great job at ruining the reputation of his client and his own name. Here is a link to an article I wrote about Paul Christoforo for Social Media Overflow / The Twemps blog.

Xbox 360 Burger King Games

This is a 3 pack of the promotional Xbox 360 Burger King games that were released only in the USA in 2006.

They are Sneak King, Ninja Burger and PocketBike Racer and originally cost about $4 each with a value meal.

They don’t seem to work on PAL Xbox consoles which is disappointing since other bloggers or sites said they were compatible (or maybe they just said worth importing?) I’m not too fussed but would have really liked to have played these. Oh well.



Borderlands Game of the Year Edition

I’ve noticed that not many people are aware that you can get a disc version of the Xbox 360 version of Borderlands Game of the Year edition. The original release came with 1-use download codes but this Classics version includes an extra disc with all four DLC packs as installable extras. You can install them one by one and install them as many times as you like, which is great news or anyone who has friends that need the DLC or some of it and already owns the game and doesn’t want to waste bandwidth or 800 points per DLC for each one they need.