Few games have seen as many downloadable content additions as Borderlands 2, but the today that long string of releases over the course of 18 months comes to an end with the release of Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of Crawmerax. And just as with the previous 13 content releases, we Mac players get to play it at the same time as our PC cousins.
Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, the latest expansion for Borderlands 2, is out today, and the good news is that we Mac game enthusiasts don't have to wait for weeks before we get to play it. It releases today for both the Mac and the PC on Steam and GameAgent.com, and it's a shining example of how DLC should be be done.
Crossovers aren't all that uncommon in video games, but they're rarely as satisfying as we want them to be. Sure, it's fun to see Iron Man tussle with Street Fighter's Chun-Li, or watch Mario trade blows with Sonic the Hedgehog, but what would happen if characters from disparate realities just sat down and, y'know, talked? The Poker Night games might be the only ones to answer this question, and the second one has made a pretty slick transition to iOS.
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.
The latest piece of downloadable content for Borderlands 2 on Mac turns its focus on arguably one of the funniest characters in the main campaign's story, Sir Hammerlock. A three hour-plus adventure through an entirely new continent, Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt adds some massive environments, tough enemies, and of course, the opportunity to scrounge for even better loot. While there are a few issues with enemy balancing, Big Game Hunt is a great reason to head back into Pandora.
Borderlands 2 was one of the best games to hit the Mac -- and plenty of other platforms -- last year. Today, Mac gamers can check out the new DLC, Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt. And even better, a new patch makes it possible to play co-op with PC friends.
So, maybe you're thinking of buying a brand new iMac. Obviously, it's a powerful machine capable of editing high-definition video and running a multitude of professional design programs, but even the most determined creative mind needs a break once in a while. And when we think of unwinding, our thoughts quickly turn to videogames — so we decided to check out how the new Late 2012 27-inch iMac handles some of today's biggest Mac-compatible titles.
When Gearbox released Borderlands in 2009, the studio managed to simultaneously combine the shooter and role-playing genres while creating one of the most enjoyable cooperative-play experiences ever devised. Borderlands 2 doesn't rewrite the book -- frankly, the changes are somewhat minor -- but when a formula works, sometimes a follow-up only requires just enough in the way of improvements and an expanded story to bring fans back to the fold.
While Thanksgiving might be a fine time to spend with family, we have a feeling there will be fewer Mac users at the dinner table this year, thanks to Aspyr Media unleashing Borderlands 2 just 48 hours before.