Gamescom 2012: Borderlands 2 Hands-on Preview (Xbox 360)

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After attending an information-rich Borderlands 2 preview just moments prior (where I not only witnessed an entertaining, in-depth look at the classes of the game with a preview of the five characters in action, but I also saw a team from Gearbox attempt to defeat a towering raid boss, ‘Terramorphous the Invincible’), I and a group of journalists hoofed it over to the room next door to actually set hands on this first-person shooter RPG.

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One journalist in particular was very excited about the situation, and after he and I held up a few Gearbox employees with questions and a photo, this German fellow and I sat down to co-operatively destroy some robotic enemies in the three-wave arena, together.

The gameplay session that followed was a testament to the power of videogames and their ability to bring together two completely different individuals from vastly diverse backgrounds, while elegantly encouraging those people to tackle problems with naturally emerging and highly effective teamwork.

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