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Borderlands 2 DLC Coop Mode Dustup has details on the Mechromancer DLC that will follow the release of Borderlands 2, Gearbox's upcoming shooter sequel. This is to include a skill tree that will allow accomplished players to carry along a less-skilled companion in co-op play, and while the skill tree is officially called "Best Friends Forever," lead designer John Hemingway apparently referred to this as "girlfriend mode" as he showed them the DLC. This has inspired Randy Pitchford to tweet about this a few times, as the Gearbox honcho who is usually pretty blasť about political correctness wants to head off any perception that this is sexist, saying any attention paid to this "personal anecdote" is "sensationalism."

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29. Re: Borderlands 2 DLC Coop Mode Dustup Aug 14, 2012, 09:47 Creston
Verno wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 09:16:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 16:25:
Got a link to the RPS story? I can't find it on their site, but would love to read it.

Hmm I can't find it in my browser cache or using Google, this is frustrating. I swear it was there, other people saw it too!

Yeah, I read it too, but it seems to have vanished from their site for whatever reason. Which may just be odd, or it may be a bad omen...

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