Yeah, we're at it again. Fresh on the heels of our Claptrap Plush giveaway, we're sending some love toward you intrepid Brotherhood members out there.
What's For Grabs
We're giving out two prize packages -- both will contain an Jacob Frye Tee, a FlexFit Assassin's Crest Hat, and one copy of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. One bundle contains a PS4 version of the game while the other has the Xbox One version.
How to Enter
Twitter fanatics just need to reply to this Tweet using the hashtag #LivebytheCreed and let us know which console you prefer the game on (give us a follow while you're at it, huh?).
Facebook has its own two bundles up for grabs. Rules and entry are right here.
The contest ends Monday, October 26th. Enter while you can, friends!
If you haven't been stalking our social media channels, I'll catch you up to speed. Glitch Gear's very first contest giveaway is up and now's your chance to get one of the coolest (and slightly irritating) items we have to offer: Claptrap!
Our Talking Plushie Claptrap is currently a glitchgear.com exclusive. He talks, his wheel spins, and he can easily be thrown far distances (if you're curious as to why that's a product feature, you've obviously never heard Claptrap speak before).
We’ve done it. We’ve survived another E3. And, boyo, was it a good one. Some monolithic games were announced. Some were sequels to titles we tune into yearly. Some were perpetual no-shows that we were convinced had gone up into a cloud of vaporware (The Last Guardian is alive and well! Peace and prosperity can return to the kingdom).
But it was the brand new IP’s cresting on the horizon that have us crazy with anticipation. One of our guys has been watching E3 trailers while holding his controller at the screen, ineffectually pressing buttons (it’s super sad yet I somehow respect it).
Today’s Gaming Spotlight focuses on one new IP in particular that you might’ve missed hearing about since the dull roar chanting “FFVII REMAKE” has permanently damaged our hearing.
Today, we’re talking about Battleborn, one of the freshest takes on the co-op shooter since Borderlands. And wouldn’t’cha know it? It’s made by the same clever folks. Here’s a lowdown:
So What is It?
Battleborn is a first-person shooter set in a colorful sci-fi/fantasy universe that incorporates components from the MOBA genre.
Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. It’s another popular genre typically found on PC. League of Legends and Dota 2 are the most famous examples of a MOBA. You see, where Borderlands was a fusion of FPS and RPG, Battleborn seeks to merge fast first-person shooting action with the frenetic match-based combat of MOBA’s. The devs are labelling the game a “Hero Shooter.” And, yes, there will be tons of heroes to play as.
Who’s Making It?
Gearbox Software is developing the game. These fine Texas natives have amassed years of experience in the industry, from their early days crafting Half-Life expansions for Valve to building critically acclaimed franchises like Brothers in Arms. Oh, and they made Borderlands. You might’ve heard of it.
What’s Battleborn About?
A cataclysmic event has torn the universe asunder. Okay, that sounds like the plot of Thor 3 or something. Basically, the universe was ripped apart; stars have blinked out and planets have been blown to chunks. It sucks to be in space and not just because it’s a vacuum.
The surviving species, humanoid and otherwise, are fleeing to the last bastion in all the cosmos – a planet called Solus. Unfortunately, our interstellar refugees run into the jerks that started the calamity to begin with: the Varelsi.
Enter the Battleborn, the war tested champions of their respective factions. They’re a diverse, even eclectic, group of heroes that range anywhere from an Arnold-sized marine lugging an even bigger gatling gun to a lithe elven archer that always hits her mark. It’s like Gearbox took every gaming hero archetype they could find and poured them into a kickass run n’ gun cocktail.
Did You Say Co-Op?
Yeah, buddy. Let’s play the numbers game real quick:
1-5 Players can lay waste to their enemies in glorious online co-op.
2 Player split-screen allows couch co-op at its butt-groovin’ finest (online or off).
5v5 competitive multiplayer lets players prove who is truly battleborn across 3 unique mode.
There’s 25 characters to choose from. Twenty-five.
If safety in numbers isn’t your style, you can go solo in the Story Mode (but come on, dude, everything’s better with friends -- especially slaughtering foes). But no matter what mode you choose to wreak cartoony devastation upon, points accrued go toward your character’s rank. Conquer responsibly.
Sounds Cool but What’s It Look Like in Action?
It looks awesome:
When Can I Get It?(??!!?)
February 9th, 2016. Obviously, any amount of time longer than "RIGHT NOW, THIS INSTANT" is unbearable. We know your pain well.
I’m pleased and excited to present to you the new Glitch website! There… There was supposed to be confetti and a cake, but whatever, we’ll push on.
So we’ve been around for nearly 9 years, but I’m not surprised if this the first time you’ve heard of us. Our main avenue of interacting with fans (i.e. you lovely gamers out there) has been at trade shows and conventions. This accounts for why you’re eerily familiar with our product yet are drawing a blank on “Glitch.” I’d say we do about 50 events in any given year, spread across numerous cities in the US (and a few in Canada!).
I’ll acquaint the unacquainted: We’re Glitch Gaming Apparel! Hey. We’re a video game product design and merchandising firm – which is the snore-inducing way of saying that we make really cool apparel, plushies, toys, and accessories. And all we care about is video games. So much so, in fact, all we make is geared toward gamers, gaming, and games. It’s our thing; it’s our passion. Our company is founded, maintained, and run by gamers. It’s been our mission from the very first wearable we've ever designed to become your brand – the gamer’s brand – and produce the best merch possible.
We’re now pursuing the online space with gusto. Namely, we want to talk to you guys way more. Seriously, don’t be shy. Our company has always strived to produce and adapt to our fans’ needs and wants. Engaging with us on social media is the perfect way to do that.
Please see our social media links, this will allow you have plenty of ways of getting in touch with us – be it to send in requests, see where in the world we’re going that week, or to simply share your love of gaming in general. Whatever you want to say, we want to hear it.
Another BIG initiative of ours is “SWAG-AWAYS". As in, we have swag to giveaway and we want to give you the chance to get it. It’s a simple transaction, isn’t it? All we ask in return is a little of your love (and your sworn allegiance via blood oath but, uh, we’ll settle for love). You’re what got us to this point, guys. The least we can do is send some cool stuff your way.
Be sure to check this space for contests, giveaways, and perpetual awesomeness. We’re going to try our hardest to always have something cool going on, so follow our social media thingies to keep up-to-date! Cool? Cool.