Go Beyond Underdome With Mad Moxxi in Borderlands

Go Beyond Underdome With Mad Moxxi in Borderlands

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Xbox 360 owners of Borderlands, grab your nearest acid-shooting revolver: The second DLC, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, is out today.

As a followup on DLC 1, The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Underdome Riot stars a sultry (and psychotic) woman named Mad Moxxi, who has started up an underground battle dome for people to shoot each other up. And it will kick your ass, says the designer.

It's also out right now on the Xbox 360 for 800 Microsoft Points, or $10 - our PS3-owning friends will have to wait until January 7th, while everybody who owns Borderlands on the PC (sigh, including myself) will have to wait until ... whenever Gearbox gets around to it. Oh well, that's why we have redundant console copies, right?

Full press release below:

2K Games announced today that Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot*, the second game add-on content developed by Gearbox Software for the highly acclaimed Borderlands™, is now available from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points. Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot will be available for the PlayStation®Network beginning January 7, 2010 for $9.99 and Windows PC in early 2010. The explosive excitement of Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot further enhances Borderlands' reputation as one of this year's best role playing shooter experiences.

Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot presents fans with new gameplay features that expand upon the popular Borderlands video game in dangerous and exciting ways. The all-new Riot Mode challenges players to test their weaponry against hordes of menacing antagonists, thirsting for carnage in tournaments where the rules of warfare are constantly changing. Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot also offers several new game features, including the ability to earn two more skill points making player's characters an even deadlier lethal weapon, and an all-new bank feature that provides extra storage capacity for weapons of devastation.

"Our fans loved Borderlands because it was addictive gameplay at its best with over the top action that satisfied their appetites for destruction," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot expands upon the original Borderlands universe by taking the co-operative mayhem that gamers loved about the original game and amplifying it."

Complete with extensive co-op integration seamlessly blending the single-player and multiplayer experiences, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot allows players to freely join or leave each other's games at any time for collaborative mayhem or the freedom to enjoy the game in full single-player mode. It also includes the groundbreaking weapon generation system that offers more than 16 million weapons from which to choose.

Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot is available now on Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox 360 and will be downloadable on January 7, 2010 for the PlayStation Network for $9.99 and will also be offered for Windows PC users in early 2010. Borderlands™, rated M for Mature by the ESRB, was developed by Gearbox Software and is currently available for Xbox 360, the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

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Even though I'm not an owner, but why is the PS3 version delayed?

Screw that, I'm going to conquer that game if it's the last thing I'll do!

Let's just hope that it's the "right" kind of difficult. I don't want a game that's hard because the designers where monkeys I'm looking at you, Force Unleashed

with all these DLCs i feel like i'm missing out on something great by finding the game unbelievable boring.

HUBILUB:
Screw that, I'm going to conquer that game if it's the last thing I'll do!

Let's just hope that it's the "right" kind of difficult. I don't want a game that's hard because the designers where monkeys I'm looking at you, Force Unleashed

So you want the Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 kind of difficult?

Soren91:

HUBILUB:
Screw that, I'm going to conquer that game if it's the last thing I'll do!

Let's just hope that it's the "right" kind of difficult. I don't want a game that's hard because the designers where monkeys I'm looking at you, Force Unleashed

So you want the Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 kind of difficult?

I never liked the controls to Ninja Gaiden. I'd rather have a "Mega man" kind of hard.

Maybe that was part of their plan to raise the blood pressure of gaming Americans.

Woo! Now I can buy both DLCs and have a Border-binge, like when I first got it!

As soon as Dragon age finishes downloading. It takes a while.

Can't we get BEYOND underdome? Oh MST3K, how I miss you.

I bough this today, but I have to wait until my friend in California gives me back my copy. He should get home fast.

Aura Guardian:
Even though I'm not an owner, but why is the PS3 version delayed?

Because Microsoft payed tons and tons of money so they could get it...9 days earlier

Don't bother. It's a terrible DLC.

B-lockdown080:

Aura Guardian:
Even though I'm not an owner, but why is the PS3 version delayed?

Because Microsoft payed tons and tons of money so they could get it...9 days earlier

Awwwww, fanboy, don't be so upset. Maybe someone will listen to your baseless accusation?

Aura Guardian:
Even though I'm not an owner, but why is the PS3 version delayed?

Because they used up all the blu-ray disks to record Randy's latest hate speech against another developer in 728245342747kbps sound quality.

And you shouldn't fucking complaint anyway because it looks like we're not getting it all.

God, I just got the game and downloaded the first DLC, and this comes out 2 days later. it seems like they're going for "health bar the size of a brick" enemies instead of "outsmarting and out numbering" enemies this time round, which I disapprove of. anyway, pretty cool and you get a bank for storing things, something I've wanted since I got the game, as well as the places are varied enough for you to notice the change in the arenas, not just a deference in lay out of the same objects.

Asehujiko:

Aura Guardian:
Even though I'm not an owner, but why is the PS3 version delayed?

Because they used up all the blu-ray disks to record Randy's latest hate speech against another developer in 728245342747kbps sound quality.

And you shouldn't fucking complaint anyway because it looks like we're not getting it all.

PC owner? (I'm assuming)

am i the only one who immediately caught the reference of mad max: thunderdome?

underdome = thunderdome
mad moxxi = mad max

they even sound alike, i applaud borderlands even more.

Hmm...

PC user here...sigh...

Joshimodo:

B-lockdown080:

Aura Guardian:
Even though I'm not an owner, but why is the PS3 version delayed?

Because Microsoft payed tons and tons of money so they could get it...9 days earlier

Awwwww, fanboy, don't be so upset. Maybe someone will listen to your baseless accusation?

Actually, that would be the reason I'd guess too. It makes sense, and has been the reason for several other games and DLCs being delayed on the PS3, but please, continue to be a cunt about it.

I wonder how many of the peopel Microsoft laid off this year could have been paid with the money they spent to get all the games to release exsclusive content for the Suckbox? And before some moron fanboy says "They make money that way," If they are laying people off, how much money did they make? Morons.

Gonna but it at end of month when I get paid. Should be fun!

Mad Moxxi ? Come on they could be a bit more original, the game already rips tons from Mad Max.

wonder if its going to have an install limit like the last one

After getting some Moxxi time in I have to say that this is exactly what the Doctor (hopefully not Ned) ordered. The game features a simple horde/firefight mode but with a decidedly Borderlands flavor. The music is driving and fun while the quotes and quips plus the cheering crowd sound queues will make you cheer along with them. At one point during a co op round I was doing so well that the crowd started chanting my character's name. Pure awesome.

Oh and there's a bank or something.

HUBILUB:
Screw that, I'm going to conquer that game if it's the last thing I'll do!

Let's just hope that it's the "right" kind of difficult. I don't want a game that's hard because the designers where monkeys I'm looking at you, Force Unleashed

Force Unleashed wasn't that bad. I think the game you're more looking for is Prototype. Once you start getting past the half-way point in that game, the fights don't really get "hard" so to speak, it's just that you have to put so much effort into dodging an endless salvo of rockets that you don't really get any time to actually attack.

Anywho, here's hoping that I can buy this DLC when it eventually comes out, though I doubt it. Putting SecuROM on the Steam version of the DLC was really an ass move for Zombie Island, and they'll probably repeat it with Moxxi.

WhiteTigerShiro:

HUBILUB:
Screw that, I'm going to conquer that game if it's the last thing I'll do!

Let's just hope that it's the "right" kind of difficult. I don't want a game that's hard because the designers where monkeys I'm looking at you, Force Unleashed

Force Unleashed wasn't that bad. I think the game you're more looking for is Prototype. Once you start getting past the half-way point in that game, the fights don't really get "hard" so to speak, it's just that you have to put so much effort into dodging an endless salvo of rockets that you don't really get any time to actually attack.

Anywho, here's hoping that I can buy this DLC when it eventually comes out, though I doubt it. Putting SecuROM on the Steam version of the DLC was really an ass move for Zombie Island, and they'll probably repeat it with Moxxi.

Oh yeah, Prototype had horrible design. Hated that game. But I hated Force Unleashed too. It had way to unbalanced enemies.

Raise the level cap? It's all about the levels. And while I like the idea of having a bank of sorts to store my loot, I don't necessarily like having to pay for a feature that should have been in the game anyway. I just can't stay mad at Borderlands.

But seriously, just up the level cap and create some bullshit new areas and quests. I want my motherhumping cookie!

Note: I would pay a decent sum of money to play Borderlands with a new tier added to the talent trees(along with more levels). Or at least get to work on Borderlands 2... I'm looking at you Gearbox.

Downloaded it. Not even close to being worth money.

Tellmeimaninja is disappointed.

Ultratwinkie:
am i the only one who immediately caught the reference of mad max: thunderdome?

underdome = thunderdome
mad moxxi = mad max

they even sound alike, i applaud borderlands even more.

No.
Anyone who knows movies and has at least alf of a functioning brain caught those. They're barely disguised, if they are at all.

tellmeimaninja:

Ultratwinkie:
am i the only one who immediately caught the reference of mad max: thunderdome?

underdome = thunderdome
mad moxxi = mad max

they even sound alike, i applaud borderlands even more.

No.
Anyone who knows movies and has at least alf of a functioning brain caught those. They're barely disguised, if they are at all.

good because not one post before me mentioned it, just whining of the highest caliber. XD

Ive done it with a friend, its HARD weve only done the small Gully match and it was difficult, and im sure the wheel o Death will always pick the hardest one possible.

You have no shields + Badass round = Near Instant death.

Do they have separate teams for patches and dlc? The online component of the PC version is so crappy and unreliable. I had really hoped it would have been fixed before the release of this DLC.

HUBILUB:
I don't want a game that's hard because the designers where monkeys I'm looking at you, Force Unleashed

Dear god, every boss battle was annoying as fuck. And then the Star Destroyer part, too. Which was easy if I just mashed to Force Grip button to instant toss the TIE Fighters once they got into range. But I didn't notice that until death 15.

Chipperz:

Actually, that would be the reason I'd guess too. It makes sense, and has been the reason for several other games and DLCs being delayed on the PS3, but please, continue to be a cunt about it.

Tell me, which is more prevalent and likely - Microsoft paying developers to delay, or the content being delayed due to the more common issue of the PS3 taking longer to develop for? Logic will help you out here.

Onyx Oblivion:

HUBILUB:
I don't want a game that's hard because the designers where monkeys I'm looking at you, Force Unleashed

Dear god, every boss battle was annoying as fuck. And then the Star Destroyer part, too. Which was easy if I just mashed to Force Grip button to instant toss the TIE Fighters once they got into range. But I didn't notice that until death 15.

Death #15 must be an inbuilt trigger to make you know that, because that's exactly what happened to me.

 

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