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There's nothing gamers like better than updates to their favorite titles -- especially when it's new cross-platform support for Borderlands 2 for Mac, or rumors of a possible Xbox event being held next month.
Over the weekend, Aspyr Media announced the release of the "Ultimate Vault Hunter" update for Borderlands 2, finally restoring multiplayer support between Mac and PC gamers on the popular gaming title.
Along with cross-platform support, the update also features a new mode reserved only for players who have reached level 50 or higher on their second play through, with plenty of new black market items, updated storage and more. If that's not enough, a $4.99 "Ultimate Vault Hunters Pack" DLC raises the level cap to 61, adding a "super rare" line of weapons called "Pearlescent."
If your gaming leans more toward the classic console type, The Verge is reporting that Microsoft may be planning an Xbox event for May 21 -- an event that was originally scheduled to happen on April 24, but was pushed back for reasons unknown.
The reportedly intimate event is where Microsoft plans to divulge the first tidbits about its next-generation Xbox, as well as laying out the company's plans for the current-generation hardware for the rest of the calendar year.
If you want to just cut to the chase, Microsoft is expected to preview the next Xbox in early June at the E3 conference, with an official release to follow later in the year. Software for the new console is reportedly built around Windows 8, which wouldn't surprise anyone given how the touch-friendly OS has already permeated every other corner of Microsoft's world.
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