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Like Borderlands 2? Like Free stuff? You’re in luck

Sunday, 22nd June 2014 01:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Gearbox Software has announced that the Community Day 2013 Digital Bonus Pack is back and all you have to do to nab it is subscribe to the developer’s channel on Twitch.

Entering your online pseudonym and dropping some cash on the Twitch sub will unlock the digital bonus pack which includes in-game Borderlands 2 goodies from Community Day 2013.

That’s not all: here’s what else comes inside the bonus pack:

  • Access to Gearbox’s HD stream on Twitch
  • Borderlands 2 SHiFT codes to unlock special in-game Community Day 2013 heads and skins
  • Free download of Homeworld Remastered and Homeworld Classic
  • Beta access to an unannounced Gearbox Software title

Hit up the Gearbox Blog link up top for more information.

Thanks, Blue.

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10 Comments

  1. timed

    It’s not free when we need to pay 19.99$ to subscribe to the developer’s channel on Twitch.

    #1 4 months ago
  2. Clupula

    It’s not really free.

    #2 4 months ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @Both “Entering your online pseudonym and dropping some cash on the Twitch sub will unlock the digital bonus pack”

    #3 4 months ago
  4. Clupula

    It’s more about the headline than the article, really.

    #4 4 months ago
  5. GameStunts

    @Stephany the title is misleading which is what people are getting at. It’s one step away from a bait and switch.

    Like free stuff? Pay for it!

    It doesn’t matter that you have disclosure in the article. Paying $19.99 is getting you the products, it’s not free. You made me click on your article by saying Borderlands 2 and free stuff, then there’s no free stuff, I really don’t know what the point of this headline is other than to get people to click the article. It’s like a bait and switch.

    Most of the stuff isn’t worth it. You’re talking about paying for an HD stream, something that gearbox have arbitrarily restricted to subscription only presumably since any user can stream to twitch in HD. Some in game items (I think) were previously available for Borderlands 2 and a paid Beta for something we don’t know yet. The only thing directly valuable here is the remastered 14 year old game.

    Nothing about the title equated in the article.

    #5 4 months ago
  6. TheWulf

    I don’t blame Steph. This is a common misconception that people debate over as controversial. For example, people pay for Playstation Plus to get certain services, and sometimes they get ‘free’ games as a bonus. Now, someone who’s a part of PS+ not for those free games will see them as a nice, free bonus. As someone who’s looking at the ‘free’ games as part of the service, though, they’re not going to look free.

    This is the thing about introversion, it grants you insight, you can understand a lot of perspectives.

    Anyway, yeah, you’re subscribing for the stream, but they are throwing in stuff as bonuses. The perspective here is that if you were going to subscribe for the stream anyway (maybe Steph was?), then those bonuses look like nice, free additions. If you’re looking at this and wondering whether you’re wanting the stream, but considering the bonus package, then they don’t seem free.

    It’s all about context and perspective. I think that maybe Steph was all ready going to pay for the stream, saw that they were offering free stuff (from her perspective), and then wrote an article about it.

    #6 4 months ago
  7. TheWulf

    TL;DR: Not everything is intentional clickbait. Sometimes news is just news, with no ulterior motive.

    #7 4 months ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    Ah clickbait… A term used by dweebs to describe an article that doesn’t contain the drama they crave.

    #8 4 months ago
  9. Clupula

    Haven’t heard anyone use the word “dweeb” since The Breakfast Club.

    #9 4 months ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME!

    *music & shit

    *Catching spit in mouth

    Ahh, good times….

    Molly fucking Ringwald :)

    #10 4 months ago

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