Hey, Want To Play Borderlands At Gearbox This Friday?

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Edited By Brad

This could be you! 
This could be you! 
How's this for a contest? I'm heading down to Texas for QuakeCon this week to get a look at id Software's new mega-texture-athon Rage, and this Friday I'll also be swinging by Gearbox to see the latest on Borderlands. And so will two of you! Gearbox is kindly allowing us to select two members of the Giant Bomb community to visit the developer's office on Friday (that's the 14th) and play Borderlands a full two months before release. Be on your best behavior, OK? Wipe your feet before entering.

Here's the word straight from Gearbox.


Two members of the Giant Bomb community are invited to join Gearbox Software for an afternoon of Borderlands co-op! This Friday the 14th at 4pm two Giant Bomb members will get to play the Gearbox Software ground breaking RPS (role playing shooter) due on shelves October 20th. Come join us!



We'll run this like any other contest: To enter, simply comment on this story and include the text "GB4LYFE" (no quotes) at the end of your post. At 3pm tomorrow (that's Wednesday, 8/12) I'll cut off the entries and randomly select two of you to get the business. The winners will be notified by PM of specific instructions for showing up.

NOTE: You must live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, or be able to get yourself there by 4pm this Friday, to be eligible. If you don't qualify for one of those criteria, please refrain from entering the contest. It will make life easier for everyone. You can still comment on this story if you want to discuss it; just don't include the GB4LYFE tag so your posts won't be counted as contest entries.

Now go forth and comment! 
 

UPDATE: Voting closed, winners selected!  

 
The winners, by random robot selection, are: jspill and SpecialBuddy! You guys will be notified by PM of further instructions, and thanks to everyone who entered.
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#1  Edited By Brad

This could be you! 
This could be you! 
How's this for a contest? I'm heading down to Texas for QuakeCon this week to get a look at id Software's new mega-texture-athon Rage, and this Friday I'll also be swinging by Gearbox to see the latest on Borderlands. And so will two of you! Gearbox is kindly allowing us to select two members of the Giant Bomb community to visit the developer's office on Friday (that's the 14th) and play Borderlands a full two months before release. Be on your best behavior, OK? Wipe your feet before entering.

Here's the word straight from Gearbox.


Two members of the Giant Bomb community are invited to join Gearbox Software for an afternoon of Borderlands co-op! This Friday the 14th at 4pm two Giant Bomb members will get to play the Gearbox Software ground breaking RPS (role playing shooter) due on shelves October 20th. Come join us!



We'll run this like any other contest: To enter, simply comment on this story and include the text "GB4LYFE" (no quotes) at the end of your post. At 3pm tomorrow (that's Wednesday, 8/12) I'll cut off the entries and randomly select two of you to get the business. The winners will be notified by PM of specific instructions for showing up.

NOTE: You must live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, or be able to get yourself there by 4pm this Friday, to be eligible. If you don't qualify for one of those criteria, please refrain from entering the contest. It will make life easier for everyone. You can still comment on this story if you want to discuss it; just don't include the GB4LYFE tag so your posts won't be counted as contest entries.

Now go forth and comment! 
 

UPDATE: Voting closed, winners selected!  

 
The winners, by random robot selection, are: jspill and SpecialBuddy! You guys will be notified by PM of further instructions, and thanks to everyone who entered.
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#2  Edited By nanikore

Yay! Too bad I live hundreds of miles away from the Dallas-Fort Worth area!

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#3  Edited By Scooper

That's an awesome contest prize!

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#4  Edited By OmegaPirate

Thats a shame i live in frinking England :( - but nevermind - glad to see that the GiantBomb community is going to get some awesomesauce!! 
 
Good luck to everyone and whoever wins, bring back a pen or something for me

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#5  Edited By DerekDanahy

That's awesome.

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#6  Edited By DukeEdwardI

Wow that would be awesome!  But I live in the northern part of Minnesota.  A bit too far for me....

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#7  Edited By vunna

My guess is that not many game studios are in the central NY area.  Wish I could use the secret code to enter but I have to wait for something a little closer.  Stupid 9 to 5 corporate job!  I'm trapped!

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#8  Edited By roofy

Ahhh i wonder how long it will take me to move to texas...

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#9  Edited By gingertastic_10
@nanikore said:
" Yay! Too bad I live hundreds of miles away from the Dallas-Fort Worth area! "
Yead so do I. And I'm in school that day. My life is over.
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#10  Edited By BrainSpecialist

I wish I was French, then I could be even more pissed at not being American.

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#11  Edited By BlackIrish05

Awesome contest 

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#12  Edited By Ironknight

I live in Houston its about a four drive but Im not quite sure if i want to take the drive

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#13  Edited By lemon360

hi everybody!

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#14  Edited By tovan

That's pretty awesome, and you have great odds if you live around there.

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#15  Edited By Crono

By the looks of the entries thus far, the 2 winners will win by default :D
 
Anyway, this is indeed a very awesome thing, I hope that whoever does win will do a write-up about the event.  This is awesome and goodluck to the entrants!

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#16  Edited By NoXious

Congratulations to whoever wins, you get to play Borderlands !

Awesome contest though, I wish I lived in the US right about now :p

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#17  Edited By alexl86
@nanikore said:
" Yay! Too bad I live hundreds of miles away from the Dallas-Fort Worth area! "

I'll call your houndreds and raise you thousands.
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#18  Edited By jeffgoldblum

Hmmm... I live in the Dallas Fort Worth area but Im not sure I could get a ride (Im only 15) .

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#19  Edited By BlackIrish05
@Ironknight: Do It !!!
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#20  Edited By rateoforange

Awww. I live in North Cackalackey. I considered it for a moment, though.

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#21  Edited By ht101

Man, I would so love to do this but I live in Kansas City and I just don't have the money to make a trip down to Dallas.  I really wish I did.

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#22  Edited By DeavonW

I live in Fort Worth! How lucky for me! It would be an awesome time to go with Giant Bomb to this event cause I think Borderlands looks awesome. I really hope I win. Any idea what part of the metroplex this event is taking place?
 
 
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Whoever goes should suggest that the studio relocate to Southwest florida. It's way better than anything in Dallas/Fort worth area thats for sure (j/k). In all seriousness, though, its great to see involvement of the community in this.
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#24  Edited By chamin1

Ugh I wish I could go, this is probably my most anticipated game of the year, either this or brutal legend. I'm also excited about assassin's creed two, modern warfare two, and halo 3 odst, but they pretty much all seem like by the books sequels. So yay borderlands It's looking to be one of the original surprises this year, I'd say brutal legend will be a surprise too, but I don't think it'll be a surprise that it is immensely amazing, but I guess I could say the same about borderlands so hey. 
Yay 2009!!!!!!!!!

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#25  Edited By babylonian
@rateoforange: As a fellow North Carolinian, I'm gonna enter anyway. I would totally pay travel expenses to play Borderlands/cover it for Bytejacker/chill wit Giant Bomb. GB4LYFE
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#26  Edited By InFamous91

How awesome is this......GB you're the best
 
too bad I live in NJ

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#27  Edited By irishjohn

Wow, being in the metroplex could finally pay off...  Sounds like a pretty fantastic weekend.
 
 GB4LYFE

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#28  Edited By kidkansas

I live in Austin, looks like a long drive for me :-D. I am dying to play this game every since Jeff has been talking about it.
 
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#30  Edited By satseb

I live ten minutes away, boosh.  
 
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#31  Edited By citizenkane

I would love to play some Borderlands with you and Gearbox, but I don't have enough money to fly there.  Damn not having a job this summer!

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#32  Edited By gimpysoup
@BrainSpecialist:
lol
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#33  Edited By Ooame

Dang it! I'm in a completely different country!

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#34  Edited By mracoon

If only I lived in America.

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#35  Edited By RIDEBIRD

Baaw. I wish I lived there, I mean Borderlands and UGK, what else do you need in your hometown. Or wait.. Thats Port Arthur... European signing off!

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#36  Edited By Jeffsekai

Loving all the contests

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#37  Edited By SpecialBuddy

Woot can enter a contest finally. Thank god i live in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area.
 
GB4LYFE
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#38  Edited By Vorbis

The real question is, how many of these comments belong to Jeff?

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#39  Edited By Thrawn1

 GB4LYFE...30 minutes away

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#40  Edited By AngryKraut

fuck ya! To bad I'll be in northern BC =(

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#41  Edited By WholeFunShow

The ending of this all in tears is predicted by me, but props to Gearbox, 'citing.

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#42  Edited By baxterpunch

Hey!  I live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area!  Hell, I can see DFW airport out my office window.  Hey Brad, if I'm "randomly" picked, I'll pick up lunch. 
 
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#43  Edited By demonbear

Hope the winners will take plenty of pictures, when allowed, of this event, looks awesome!

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#44  Edited By Brad
@Babylonian: It may be worth noting that I'll be on an airplane back to San Francisco by the time the community members get to show up and play.
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#45  Edited By baxterpunch
@Brad:
So you aren't seeing the Rage demo on Saturday?
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#46  Edited By deadward

Stupid summer... Can my kids come?   
Maybe they have a day care in the office  

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#47  Edited By wings

reppin the 214. I'm pumped, cause this game looks really sweet.
 
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#48  Edited By Light_Bahamut

Seriously considering entering even thoough I am at least a 14 hour drive away from Dallas... Say, any cool developers in the Phoenix, AZ area you guys could do a similar contest with?

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#49  Edited By Dr_Feelgood38

Nothing good ever happens in Ohio... :'(

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#50  Edited By gerbs

Man sweet prize.  Too far for many though.