Early Duke Nukem Forever access bundled with Borderlands GOTY edition

Comprehensive compilation of Gearbox's popular shooter will come with all previous DLC, "earliest possible admittance" to demo of resurrected shooter.

Next week, Gearbox is releasing the Game of the Year edition of Borderlands, its critically acclaimed "role-playing shooter" from last year. Like many GOTY editions, it will come bundled with all previously released downloadable content for the game, including the Zombie Island or Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and Claptrap's New Robot Revolution. (The DLC will be available via vouchers that come with the game, and must be downloaded.)

Also, the Borderlands bundle will come with one item of great interest to Duke Nukem fans. Inside the box will be an access key to what Gearbox is calling the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club. Members of the "club" will receive several items related to the flattop-sporting, bubble-gum-chewing macho hero, including the "earliest possible admittance to the Duke Nukem Forever playable demo and more." The game is due out next year on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

The Borderlands GOTY edition will offer an early glimpse at Duke Nukem Forever.

For those following the development of Duke Nukem Forever for the past 13 years, the demo cannot come soon enough. In May 2009, the game was presumed dead after its developer all but shut down when publisher Take-Two Interactive declined to provide more funding. A nasty legal spat ensued but was apparently resolved prior to Gearbox president Randy Pitchford announcing at PAX Prime in September that his studio had taken over the game. Several days later, Gearbox revealed that it had bought the Duke Nukem intellectual property outright.

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174 comments
mardinn
mardinn

Not many people were playing Borderlands.. I hope with this more people will play! (The Online Multiplayer!)

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

Now that is just plain old Mean!! I've had borderlands since launch. Where is our love in this that is cold!!

aahammel
aahammel

I fall into the same category, being interested in the game but never having got it. I pre-ordered a month or so back when I saw the all inclusive GOTY edition was coming. And now I find out Duke Nukem will be associated with this game. What a deal!

EnDeR2015
EnDeR2015

@Massacher agree, i dont have borderlands and i wanted to get it for like a year now, but now i think is the best time lol, 4 dlc + demo

Massacher
Massacher

i have been holding off on getting Borderlands. mainly because i don't like the cel shading style. but this sounds like a good time to get it.

Spacerac
Spacerac

@TheDecoy2124 THANK YOU. I swear some people have to complain about everything.

Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

@kotetsu2k2 -aawww, that's too bad. There are a lot of couples that do game together. Maybe she'll come around eventually. There really are a lot of women that are into (advanced) gaming and very good these days, perhaps she'll catch the bug. **advanced meaning not social gaming. My friends would tell you 'real women detest social gaming'!

kotetsu2k2
kotetsu2k2

@Tidal_Abyss Actually that's not technically true. I bought it for her, but she never played it. I built her a decent computer, installed it, showed her how, and she always has "more important things to do". *shrug*

EnDeR2015
EnDeR2015

@mardinn ye but im not buying for the demo, im buying it because i dont have the game lol

BloodMist
BloodMist

An actual release date for the demo would have been far more interesting to me.

Scotterius
Scotterius

@EnDeR2015 If you don't have any borderlands yet, I would say go for the Borderlands over Fallout NV. It would give more hours of enjoyment, and when you are done, Fallout NV will be on sale. Yay! Game of the year versions are great because as they devalue, they actually reduce the price of the DLC. In a few months this will be a great deal. (DNF demo will have been released publicly, however.)

mardinn
mardinn

@EnDeR2015 Come on is that really a question? Of course get Fallout NV. I mean I love the Duke, but you'll only play for about 10-20 min demo. As for Fallout New Vegas you'll get hundreds of hours worth of gameplay.

EnDeR2015
EnDeR2015

should i get the goty or fallout nv?

lamprey263
lamprey263

sheesh, shame on me for buying Borderlands day one at full retail price, and telling a few of my friends "this game is really cool you should get it we can play co-op", and they did... shame on us, we deserve no early demo access because we weren't smart enough to wait a year after release to get more for less

SonOfChewbacca
SonOfChewbacca

Last time I bought a game to play a demo was with Zone of the Enders for the MGS2 demo.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Ah awesome, I was waiting for a GotY edition and this makes it 10x better :D

protokyoto
protokyoto

If you already own Borderlands and think this DNF thing sucks then just remember they said it's "EARLY access" to the demo....meaning you all will get a chance to play it not long afterwards anyway. Personally this is great for me as I never got around to buying Borderlands as I am still playing games from 2008. I tend to play/buy games two years behind so that I never have to pay full price.

guydood
guydood

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RO-nIn187
RO-nIn187

pfff once the "early demo" gets out it will be all over the internet (even though it might be on some less legal sites) so why bother buying borderlands? i tried it a couple of hours using a rented copy and got bored... before i get the thumbs down because i dont like it everybody has a different taste... but i cant wait for DNF!!!

blackwingzero
blackwingzero

I will definatly be looking at getting this game:D

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

I already have Borderlands and the first two DLCs (I'm waiting on the next double-feature DLC disc), so I don't need the GOTY edition. I've waited over a decade for DNF, though...I can wait a little longer. :)

karloss01
karloss01

been tempted to buy boarderlands, so i'll wait a bit longer for this. :D

speedfog
speedfog

Pretty rip-off if you allready have borderlands and if you want duke nukem forever accesses.

Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

@kotetsu2k2 - very good! A couple that games together, stays together ;) Good going.

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

@Amplifiedhitman I guess if the game publishers want to sell more games at launch then they will have to figure out a way to get buyers like me to stop waiting them out. In the meantime, I'm done being punished by games who want me to pay full price for the original game then pay another $30+ for DLC.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

So what about those customers loyal enough to already own all this?

colacubeninja
colacubeninja

Thought borderlands was OK, more excited about the king tbh.

jalexbrown
jalexbrown

@AmplifiedHitman I buy GOTY versions of games just like I buy everything really: does it have good value for the cost? Since I don't like to download DLC, sometimes with a GOTY version, the answer might be yes even if I already own the original. I piss and moan a lot more about DLC than I ever will about GOTY versions, because at least I know that I can have a GOTY version forever...not the case with DLC.

AmplifiedHitman
AmplifiedHitman

@ jalexbrown Glad you understand too. I am on a budget (like most people), so when a GOTY edition is released, I sometimes feel that I need to go and buy it and I spend a minute complaining (which passes quickly). I usually don't buy a GOTY editon, unless I have some extra funds or didn't get a chance to buy the original version on launch. I do like to collect all the different versions and variants of games and music though. It's a hobby of mine (when I can afford it).

AmplifiedHitman
AmplifiedHitman

@NoDzombie It has nothing to do with "showing no love" to the fans. It's like going to see a movie in theater and then the movie being released to DVD/Blu-ray and there being Deleted Scenes, etc included on the Disc. You could say "that's no fair...I already saw the movie...why do I have to buy it on DVD to get the bonus stuff...I helped to make it so that the studio could put the movie on DVD...blah...blah...blah..." Everyone is making a big deal out of not being able to get early access to Duke Nukem since they already own the game and/or all the DLC. I am sure that the developer/publisher will have some opportunities for other people to be able to play Duke Nukem Forever early... Different editions of movies, games, books, etc ALWAYS come with alternate stuff. That's life. You can't please everyone.

jalexbrown
jalexbrown

@AmplifiedHitman I'm glad someone gets that, because I was starting to worry. Games getting GOTY versions were great-selling games before the GOTY version was announced. If everyone says "I'm not going to buy new games, because I'm going to wait for the GOTY/Ultimate/Gold/Whatever Edition", then nobody is going to be buying games again.

AmplifiedHitman
AmplifiedHitman

@wwlettsome If no one bought games at launch, there would be not GOTY editions and probably no DLC for there to be a GOTY edition later on in the first place.

jalexbrown
jalexbrown

@AmplifiedHitman Ah, that explains it. Gotcha. Thanks for clearing that up.

AmplifiedHitman
AmplifiedHitman

@ jalexbrown The game earned "X-Box Game of the Year" and was runner up to "Overall Game of the Year" from www.RPG Land.com and earned Editor's Choice from IGN. That is the reason for a "GOTY" edition. It did earn a GOTY tag from an independent website.

jalexbrown
jalexbrown

Also, I didn't know anyone gave Borderlands Game of the Year last year. How do you get a "Game of the Year" version if you weren't Game of the Year?

jalexbrown
jalexbrown

Wait...is the Borderlands GOTY for PS3 going to require you to download the DLC? Why not put it on the disc a la Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition?

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

And this is why I no longer buy games at launch...but I am looking forward to picking this one up.

DonBertelsen
DonBertelsen

Why did i buy the normal version of Borderland before PAX? now it would be a waste of money to buy it now

howie1926
howie1926

I might actually get Borderlands now. It always looked interesting to me and now it is deff worth my money to get it.

vega13mv
vega13mv

ppl are dumb, goty editions always come with extra stuff, so no, the company isnt expecting you to buy it all over again, this is to give ppl who havent bought borderlands an incentive to do so now, which is smart business....which makes good money...which makes better games...for you to play and then complain about later....and the world keeps spinnin...

Fz1994
Fz1994

its on my list =D

johnevegas
johnevegas

Wow you people are amazing. Like gearbox knew they would be doing this when they were selling the original game? Bunch of crybabies! I own borderlands and loved and played it and also own zombie island. I should not expect what is included in the GOTY edition

Gadeos
Gadeos

Hmmm..... there should be another oportunity like this some other time, not only buying this GOTY of Borderlands, 'cause what about us who already have it and those who even got one or more DLC? Anyway, Duke Nukem is awesome! Can't wait for this game

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

@gamespot do you guys know if this will include the pc version? since i was allready gunna buy it this will be a very nice bonus.

moppy43
moppy43

Awesome! Except for one thing -- I already OWN Borderlands and its' expensive collection of DLC. You know, I was one of the loyal customers who helped to make it "GOTY edition" - worthy... Way to show us love, Gearbox!