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Ariana Greenblatt cast as Tiny Tina in the Borderlands movie

Tiny Tina heads to the big screen

The last few weeks have been filled with cast reveals for the Borderlands movie. We've already seen Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Cate Blanchett announced for roles, and now another joins the film today.

It's been confirmed that Ariana Greenblatt will be taking on the role of Tiny Tina. Director Eli Roth had nothing but praise to share for Ariana's involvement.

"Ariana is a spectacular new talent in cinema. She has already worked with many of my close collaborators and everyone raves about her. She blew us all away in her audition, and I cannot wait to see her bring the wild, insane and unpredictable Tiny Tina to the big screen. She’s going to blow up on screen like one of Tina’s grenades."

2K <3 Switch Winter Sale live on the eShop

Big savings on 2K hits

2K is now running a 2K <3 Switch Winter Sale on the eShop right now, and it offers sizable deals on 3 Switch games. Until Feb. 28th, 2021, save 50% on digital editions of Borderlands Legendary Collection and BioShock: The Collection, as well as 60% on digital editions of XCOM2.

Jack Black cast as Claptrap in the Borderlands movie

Jacktrap

This week has brought us a ton of casting information on the upcoming Borderlands movie, and now another A-lister has been added to the film.

We now know that Claptrap is going to appear in the adapation, and Jack Black will be lending his voice to the character. In the games, Claptrap is known for its overenthusiastic personality, so Black should be able to handle the role quite well.

Jim Foronda, the voice actor for Claptrap in the games, took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Black landing the gig.

I can't lie— It's a crushing disappointment. I'd thought about possibly being in the movie for years. I love Borderlands. I love Claptrap. It's absolute joy to be his voice for the games. Congratulations, Jack Black, I know you must love him too. Please take good care of him.

Jamie Lee Curtis cast as Patricia Tannis in the Borderlands movie

One more for the star-studded cast

Another cast member from the upcoming Borderlands movie has been revealed. We now know that Jamie Lee Curtis will be taking on the role of Patricia Tannis, a character that appears in all three Borderlands games. You can read a quick blurb about Patricia Tannis below.

Patricia Tannis is a scientist and archaeologist who specializes in Eridian artifacts and technology. She was once employed by the Dahl corporation to unearth the hidden Vault on the planet of Pandora. During her stay on Pandora, she had several psychological breakdowns as a result of the harsh environment and the death of most of her colleagues. As a result of these breakdowns, Tannis started to reflect personalities outwards to immobile objects to cope with her loneliness. One such object was her ECHO Recorder.

Kevin Hart cast as Roland in the upcoming Borderlands movie

The Borderlands movie seems to be rolling right along, and another major star has been given their role. Kevin Hart is going to play the part of Roland, and director Eli Roth said this role will let Kevin show a side he's not known for.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Kevin. Borderlands is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before. He’s going to be an amazing Roland.”

Borderlands 2 on Switch gets an update to fix stability issues

Enjoy a crash-free experience

Those playing Borderlands 2 on Switch have been mentioning numerous issues with the game that would result in crashes. Thankfully those problems should be at thing of the past now, as an update has just gone live. The official Borderlands account has mentioned that this update directly addresses stability issues that players have been dealing with. Reports on Reddit do seem to indicate that all's running well now.

Borderlands 2 "Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary" DLC launch trailer and Version 1.0.1 patch notes

All-new DLC to enjoy

As we mentioned earlier, Borderlands 2 has been updated to Version 1.0.1. This update adds in the Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary DLC, a field of view slider, and modifies the fast travel menu. As for the DLC itself, you can check out a synopsis below.

Return to the award-winning shooter-looter for an all-new adventure that sets the stage for the upcoming Borderlands 3. Sanctuary is under siege, the Vault Map has been stolen, and a toxic gas is poisoning Pandora. Battle new bosses, explore new areas, collect new loot (including an entirely new tier beyond Legendary), and join up with Lilith and the Crimson Raiders to take on a deranged villain hell-bent on ruling the planet.

Latest Borderlands 2 patch is causing the game to crash for multiple users

Well that's not right...

It looks like an effort to improve Borderlands 2 on Switch has actually made the situation much worse. Players are reporting that they now experience a game crash when they get to the "Press A" screen, meaning they can't even get into the game.

While we wait for an official fix/word from the publisher, other players may have found a workaround. It seems the update might be looking for some other files that are present in the latest free DLC. If you head to the eShop and check out the page for the Legendary Collection, then view the page for the Handsome Collection, you should see a listing for the free DLC. Grab that, then try launching the base game, and you should be okay.

Laced Records releasing vinyl version of Borderlands soundtrack

Sounds like a good time!

Laced Records once again teams up with Gearbox Software and 2K Games to bring the original soundtrack to the definitive looter-shooter, Borderlands, to vinyl.

The 2009 smash hit Borderlands blended first-person shooting with role-playing elements, fused single-player with multiplayer experiences, provided bazillions of guns to be looted, and told a comedic action-packed story through a radical hand-drawn art style. It also kept fans coming back with an extensive slate of DLC that consistently expanded the world and characters.

The richly talented composition team brought several different flavours to the game. Legendary composer Jesper Kyd (Assassin’s Creed, Hitman) set the tone with dirty, dusty, percussion-heavy musical soundscapes flecked with Wild West guitars. Duo Sascha Dikiciyan & Cris Velasco (with credits including Quake 2 & 3, Unreal Tournament, Mass Effect 3, God of War 3, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided) brought the filth and the danger to battle cues. Borderlands series stalwart Raison Varner contributed outlandish battle tracks and, alongside Tim Larkin (DOTA 2, Artifact), saw to some of the more atmospheric and ambient pieces.

Thirty tracks from the original soundtrack, including bonus tracks not before released on physical formats, have been specially remastered for vinyl and will be pressed onto 180g LPs. These will be housed in a wide spined gatefold sleeve. Sleeve artwork was produced in collaboration with Gearbox Software’s Borderlands art team.

The Borderlands (Original Soundtrack) double LP is available as a Limited Edition with pink discs, exclusive to the Laced Records store. Also available is the Standard Edition with traditional black discs.

Grab your preorder here

Turn Me Up Games created a proprietary tool to bring Unreal Engine 2.5/3 titles to Switch, used it for Borderlands

A modern tech marvel

There are a number of different companies that handle ports of games to the Switch, and quite a few have become household names with Nintendo fans. Most Switch owners know of Virtuos and Panic Button, but there are some other companies out there doing good work. That includes Turn Me Up Games, who has worked on Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and then they turned to Borderlands Legendary Collection.

There's no doubt that bringing Borderlands Legendary Collection posed some unique challenges to the gang at Turn Me Up Games, and in an interview with NintendoEverything, producer Louis Polak and executive producer Scott Cromie talked about one unique challenge they tackled.

Accord to the duo, their company worked up a proprietary solution that allows Unreal 2.5 – Unreal 3 titles to run natively on Switch. This was actually something that they cooked up for their Brothers port, and it ended up being used by other companies, including 2K. Turn Me Up used this tech to showcase a prototype of Borderlands 1“running on Switch, which the team got running on a dev kit in less than a week.

Turn Me Up said they put a lot of hard work into making sure the 30fps framerate was maintained in portable mode, which proved difficult considering the many intense areas of the game. That included putting in extra time with characters that were very heavy on particles and effects.

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