Going Old School With Borderlands (Free Game)

Borderlands 2
For those of you anxiously awaiting the release of Borderlands 2, a nice publicity stunt has given us a free, but annoying 16-bit version of the game.

So, let me get my grievance out of the way first. The free browser based game touts the adorable Claptap claiming, "Borderlands wasn't always the slick, handsome bastard of a game it is today! Go old skool and play the 1989 16-bit original to see how it all began. I can’t believe how young I look!"

Do you see the flaw? Look closer...closer...there! Yep. The 1989. You see, Borderlands first popped onto the scene as a teaser in 2007 letting fans wait another two years before being able to actually play it. Oh but that was the console version of the game you tell me. Yep. And the company Gearbox Software wasn't even formed until 1999, a full ten years after the little Claptrap proclamation.

Regardless, if you are jonesing for some Borderlands 2 and have time to kill on a browser game, this is for you. But, be aware that this game may vanish as it appears to be a marketing ploy to drive more interest in Borderlands 2.

As of yet, unlike other gaming studios, Gearbox Software doesn't have any Borderlands 2 rewards for playing the Borderlands 16-bit browser game.

What do you think? Let me know after you have gone and played the Borderlands 16-bit browser game for free.


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