Well, we now have another reason to be jealous of all those PAX Prime 2011 attendees. The first, of course, was that they got free OnLive Micro Console adapters just for making a free OnLive account and visiting the booth. Now, we’re hearing that certain attendees got free copies of Borderlands 2 from Gearbox Software. Oh, and the Steam version of the original Borderlands is getting an update too.
See, Gearbox Software was holding a panel during PAX Prime 2011 to talk about its forthcoming games. 900 people went out of their way to show up, and all 900 then received free vouchers to get a copy of Borderlands 2 for free after the game launches. People just need to enter their redemption code at the Borderlands 2 site when the game is available to get theirs. The gift came courtesy of both 2K Games and Gearbox Software. What a way to show goodwill towards fans! It should be out in 2012, and Gearbox asked attendees to buy the DLC once it’s released if they want to show their thanks.
As for the original Borderlands, that gets better next week on September 9, 2011. Gearbox is going to issue a patch for the game that will fix some in-game issues. It will also add Steamworks support, so people can take advantage of Valve’s Steam Cloud for their game saves. Finally, it implements B Test, which will allow Gearbox to gather data on how people play Borderlands so the developers can make Borderlands 2 better.