Borderlands Claptrap DLC, EA Sports MMA demo slam XBLA

Xbox Live Update: Virtual marketplace adds latest expansion pack to shoot-and-loot sci-fi game, sampler for mixed martial arts fighting game.

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Robots and pugilism are this week’s Xbox Live marketplace themes. Gamers can download and play though a robot revolution in the latest content expansion pack for Borderlands and try their hand at EA Sports’ hand-to-hand fighting game with new content added to Xbox Live today.

Announced in early August, Borderlands' Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution (800 Microsoft points; $10) content adds multiple new missions and enemies--including Claptrap-ified monsters--to shoot and loot, as well as new boss battles. Additionally, the content lets gamers earn an additional two skill points (for a total of 61 possible points) and three supplementary backpack slots for holstering more weapons.

Gearbox gives fans another reason to return to Pandora with fresh DLC.

This fourth downloadable expansion follows previously released Borderlands content Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned and The Secret Armory of General Knoxx.

Would-be purchasers should know that Borderlands is mapping out a Game of the Year Edition on October 12, which will include all previously released downloadable content for $59.99.

Switching to the demo front, a sampler for EA Sports MMA is now available to download. The trial gives players a first glimpse and feel for EA's competing brand to THQ’s popular--but uncertain--UFC series.

Discussion

34 comments
RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@method115 Yeah, I did that for Fallout (mostly because Microsoft's exclusivity window forced me to), but really didn't forsee a GOTY version of Borderlands coming, so I had no reason to put off buying the DLC. And really, one might only get $20 back for Borderlands right now (if even that) so I don't think the cost differs too much between people who bought the DLC right away and people who waited for a GOTY version.

Spybreak
Spybreak

I bet it's pretty cool, as I've enjoyed Dr Ned and General Knoxx, but I'm still going to wait for reviews on the Clap Trap DLC. We need the level cap increase now dang it! lol

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@ turtlebird95 thanks, thats good news, i will look into the game a bit more and watch some more vids before i decide to get it.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I should probably go download the MMA demo

method115
method115

@RaddaRaddaRadda I like to play the original game once when it comes out sell it back and then buy the GOTY edition and play a second time through with all the DLC. I do this for games like msas effect fall out. Games that will have a ton of DLC basically.

Oni_Taedo
Oni_Taedo

Meh, couldn't care less about Borderlands, but I'm wondering when the EA MMA demo is coming out for the PS3.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

I know the GOTY edition is coming out for $60, and it makes the $90 I've spent so far (not including the $10 I will be dropping on the latest DLC) look silly. But to be honest, I don't want to be playing last year's games for the first time just this year. I'd rather pay $100 for game, game, and more game than to pay $100 on game and some cheapie crap thrown in as a "collector's edition".

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

Still play Borderlands regularly. Addictive as all hell.

Vambran
Vambran

Borderlands was a good game. Too much MP focus over SP for my taste though. Won't buy anymore DLC but will get sequel when it comes out.

Wam11
Wam11

just checkin my gamespot before the mma demo. hehehehe im a lil excited ;)

MLGgamingyeayea
MLGgamingyeayea

wtf is this,, am i in the right topic. umm hello anyone out there???

SouL-Tak3R
SouL-Tak3R

Ea's MMA definitely has a learning curve to it. If you don't like the controls change it to "Classic" and I didn't like it at first but now I'm getting used to the controls including sway and flying knees and stuff and I'm actually starting to like it. Give it some time and learn how to play before you bash it

karmasbeeoch
karmasbeeoch

played this game for 30 mins and hated it. So boring! NEXT!

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

I feel That borderlands is a pretty sensitive area. You either hate it, and troll about it, ... or you LOVE IT and are prepared to fight tooth nail and keyboard to defend EVERYTHING that pertains to it for it. I was / am / will be one of the few that was (is/continue to be) BLOWN AWAY by Borderlands. ANYTHING that expands this unique and stylish platform, in my opinion, is worth every penny that would usually amount to a starbucks / tin of deodorant (yes I stink!!!) / DVD rental (tron2 isn't out on DVD for AGES so WHO CARES) or..,. i dunno... "inset minor £5 - to £10 consumable HERE ..... ) GIVE ME MORE BORDERLANDS. thank you

jadefury27
jadefury27

cant wait to download this later! what happened to the game update for 8 more levels free?

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

Dear Gearbox- Here is my wallet. Take what you want. Yes, you can even take the full "Buy 10 Get one Free" card for Tacos. -Me

turtlebird95
turtlebird95

@GamerLegend10 Yeah there is still plenty of people playing it. :D

ated505
ated505

Borderlands is a WASTE OF FLESH

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@wavelength121 well i was actually thinking of getting it for my 360, but thanks anyway. Do u happen to know whether there are many ppl on the Xbox360 who play co-op online?

BlackForestHam
BlackForestHam

Fun dlc, so far, not as good as knoxx but still a great dlc.

kerrman
kerrman

More Borderlands, more of my money for Gearbox.

Barighm
Barighm

Hmm...not sure if I wanna get the new Borderlands DLC now. Its loot tables are actually inferior to those in Knoxx-no pearls weapons in Revolution-and there are so many skill points and SDU's available I don't see the value of a few more. More Borderlands is nice, but I don't want it to end up like Zombie Island where it's fun the first time you go through, but after that there is no good loot so it feels like a chore.

wavelength121
wavelength121

@GamerLegend10 Plenty of people play it, but good luck finding any of them. The game does not include any sort of game or player browser, everything is up to you and your friends, so if none of your Steam friends own it (or only own it for console) like mine then you're out of luck. Fortunately, the game is plenty of fun on it's own; I played through it twice. Sure would have been fun with other players but if Gearbox doesn't want me playing with people then I guess that's that. Buy it on sale.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Sweet. If this DLC is even HALF as good as Knoxx, then I will be really happy. Ultimately, it's more Borderlands, so what's not to love?

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

i have recently been wondering whether to get this but it is supposed to be much better if u play co-op online, but im not sure if many people will still play it, if there are still lots of ppl on then i will consider getting the GOTY edition. so do many ppl still play it co-op online?

fightmusician
fightmusician

Sweet new DLC for Borderlands!!! Gives me a reason to play again!

Rasputin2011
Rasputin2011

I have been locking to pick up Borderlands so news of the GOTY edition makes me happy.. In terms of EA MMA I can't wait to check out this demo as the UFC games have been waaaay better than the previous attempts BUT the controls are BRUTAL!

green_dominator
green_dominator

I hope all the Borderlands DLC makes it to the GOTY Edition. Fallout 3 released Mothership Zeta not long before they released their GOTY Edition.

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

freaking awesome news! hopefully it'll be at least a tad easier than Knoxx xD