WIN! A Badass Borderlands Xbox 360 Prize Pack

Every day this week we're giving away some badass Borderlands swag plus a copy of the game on Xbox 360. If you'd like to win, read on.

UPDATE: Tuesday's draw closed at midnight. Entries received after midnight are ineligible. Wednesday's draw is now open.

Thanks to our good friends at 2K Games each day this week we'll be giving away the following:

* A copy of Borderlands for Xbox 360 * A Borderlands t-shirt * A Borderlands mug * A Borderlands kitbag * A Borderlands notebook * A Boderlands cap * And a Borderlands retro tape player USB

Borderlands is the imminent - it's out on Thursday! - role-playing shooter from Gearbox Software. It might not be the Citizen Kane of games, but it is - in the words of Gearbox president Randy Pitchford - totally badass. We've played it, several times in fact, and we dig it.

One of the more intriguing aspects of the game is its procedurally generated weapon system, which randomise a host of factors to ensure that you'll rarely find two weapons that are the same. Gearbox claim there are more weapons in Borderlands than in every other shooter this console generation combined.

But perhaps you can come up with a weapon they haven't got.

To be in the running to win, we want you to describe the Borderlands weapon you'd use to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Leave your weapon name and description in the comments below. Humour and creativity will be rewarded, as per usual Kotaku competition lines.

To be eligible for today's draw, you must leave your comment by midnight tonight. You're allowed one entry per day. If you want to enter in tomorrow's draw, you must comment on that post with a brand new weapon idea.

And for all those who entered yesterday, Monday's lucky winner is...

"asimovy" for the weapon called the Phat Looter. S/he clearly gets what Borderlands is all about.

"Using the amazing power of science, the Phat Looter will suck up all available loot from enemies in a 100 meter radius. Without needing to kill them!

But thats not all! The phat Looter's secondary fire mode will launch all sub-par or useless loot back at the enemy dealing huge damage! Just in case they want their loot back!"

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Comments

    "The Molyneuator"

    From Lyonhedd Industries, a seemingly powerful weapon that promises to eradicate all life in a seven mile radius, triple your XP gain, highlight all loot and double as a Space Whisky flask, but ultimately all it can manage to fire is a miniature flag that reads "bang!"

      "The Liquidator"

      "One blast of this crazy little gun littlerly melts enemies guns in there hands,leaving then nothing but two bare fists left to fight you with. Bring it on!"

      "The Colonel Sanders"

      Using the Colonels 11 herbs and spices, the weapon appley named "The Colonel Sanders" will deliver a devistating amount of damage by (coating them in the 11 herb and spice mix which inturns lessens there ability to move) Without killing them!

      "The Colonel Sanders" secondary fire mode will launch extremely hot cooking oil at the enemy dealing a huge amount damage by frying them to a crsipt bit of meat. The benefit of this is eating the meat restores your health

      i would call that finger licking good :)

    The Macgyver gun
    Fires an assortment of randomized objects and trinkets, from which you can build a gun that might actually be useful

    The Coulomb Drill

    Primary Fire sends out positively charged nails which stab into the enemy, secondary fire shoots negatively charged bullets which home in to the nails. The nails do much less damage than the bullets. After some time the nail discharges, stopping the homing effect. Electric and Magnetic fields will bend the trajectory of both projectiles - which you can use to your advantage!

    The Bordergun

    The Bordergun shoots out copies of Borderlands. These copies of Borderlands can be unfolded into the amount of weapons available in Borderlands. The Bordergun raises your weapons cache everytime you fire it. You will never run of Guns or Ammo again with the Bordergun.

    The SA attorney general gun

    When firing the gun, automatically censores the offending image with a big black censor bar that says, sorry any gore, flesh damage, decapitations or bodies piling up are restricted to R18+ rating which I dont approve of, so they can no longer be displayed in this country, please try again when im no longer in office...

    The Pitchford Flamer

    Fires blistering hot criticism in your general direction. Stings for a minimum of twenty minutes. The only defense against a blasting is to cower behind a PR Flack Vest, or muster a Quick Retort. Capable of bringing down the largest, toughest and most renowned D.E.V.s. Caution: sustained use will attract attention from nearby foes and possible backlash from allies.

    The Ninja gun, pretty self explainatory really, shoots Ninjas to do your bidding but completly useless again Pirates... Though come to think about it, a Pirate Gun would be better, with what, all the pillaging that goes on in Borderlands...

    The Living Swarm

    A large, pendulous stick covered in circus-trained locusts. These little rascals can be flung, Lacrosse-style, at unsuspecting enemies whereupon they will collectively bite their faces off. When resources are scarce, they can be sent out to scavenge for foodstuffs, ammo or whatever else takes your fancy.

    Note: Locust's are not a toy.

    The Encouragement Gun – Deceptively, it seems like it’s just an average gun, not too powerful, not too weak. However, this is the gun to use should you be playing the game single player and level up, the game suddenly says “GRATZ!” in four or five different voices - this can be finetuned to your personally accepted levels of encouragement.

    The Eater-Insectamon 3000²

    A big grenade-launcher like gun but instead of the usual grenades- it shoots pokeballs in which when it explodes giant killer ants and wasps attack nearby enemies. Distracting and killing them quickly to their death. Due to its heavy bulk it is also an effective melee weapon.

    "The Cell Shading Gun"

    A gun that holds projectiles so powerful they knock the enemies they hit straight out of their own cell shaded outline.

    This causes them to instantly explode into a shower of bloody mist!

    The Water Treatment Rife (TWTR)
    Extracts all h2o from target, and purifies it into drinking water. Originally designed to purify tainted water supplies after they had been polluted by dead wildlife, it's anti personal capabilities were discovered by accident and since then has been marketed as the ultimate personal protection and survivability tool in Pandora.

    The Helium Balloon Diversionary Implement

    This gun is best fired from behind a shed and sends up a large silver helium balloon. The gun then sends an automatic alert to all enemies (excluding animals) that a child is trapped inside said balloon. Whilst the enemy is distracted the character can crawl around in a cardboard box and pickpocket any nearby foes.

    The balloon can then be shot down releasing a toxic 'vomit' weakening all enemies in sight ;)

    The Void Cannon

    What do people in the wasteland fear most? Having nothing, and it is this fear that the Void Cannon preys on!

    Just point the weapon at your enemy, pull the trigger, and WHAM! The Void Cannon unleashes a relentless barrage of nothing at your opponent, after which they will be overcome with an overwhelming sense of despair and loss when they realize they are surrounded by nothing.

    NOTE: When reloading, always be careful to load nothing into the Void Cannon. Loading something into the weapon will void your warranty.

    My new gun is called the "brutal legend transformer" :P

    In coop mode you mate can jump on your shoulders and not only do you look taller (ladies ;)

    1. You'll scare off those pesky midgets (sorry little people) AND you'll have combined fire power that gives you "brutal" attacks (its a new idea, NO you havent seen it anywher else) --

    2. If you have 4 player coop, then with your powers combined you will "transform" into something...probably a human pyramid, and with your stunning acrobatics you will subdue your foe with your supreme athleticism (and possibly the four guns you have). The best thing about this is you can invite your mates over and try it all out with the new xbox natal, oh good times.....! prize please :P

    Gold Mine

    No, really, a gold mine - or a gold coin. Disguised so that an enemy picks it up, and the coin launches red-hot gold lava into their face.

    Curiousity killed the weird-looking spider.

    Well done asimovy

    *****THE COMPENSATOR*****

    THIS GUN IS BIG! SO BIG INFACT THAT PEOPLE MAY STOP AND SAY 'DAMN, YOU'S GOT A BIG GUN, YO!"

    IT’S A PISTOL, IT’S A FULLY AUTOMATIC SUB MACINE GUN, IT’S A CANNON, BAZZOKA, S.A.M, SLICER, DICER AND EXPHOLIATER ALL IN ONE BADASS OVERCOMPENSATING BLAST MACHINE!!!

    WE’VE STARTED OFF WITH DIRTY HARRY’S PISTOL, THEN WE DECIDED IT WAS TOO WEAK, SO WE USED IT TO PISTOL WIP OUR DESIGNER INTO A COMO OF SHEER OVER COMPENSATION!!!!

    WE’VE THEN ADDED TO THAT WEAK-ASS PISTOL, AND STRAPPED ON 2 MINI GUNS, AN RPG ROCKET LAUNCHER (both rocket propelled grenades and role playing games), AN AK47, STYR-AUG, AKIMBO COMBAT SHOTGUNS, SPOTLIGHTS, 23 BAYONETTES, A PIZZA SLICER AND MOOD LIGHTING FOR THE DISCERNING GENTLEMAN – ALL MADE OF TITANIUM ALLOY!!!! THERE’S NO COMPENSATING FOR QUALITY!

    MY SON DREW A PICTURE OF THE COMPENSATOR, BUT I PISTOLW WHIPPED HIM AND OBLITERATED IT BECAUSE THERE IS COMPENSATING FOR LACK OF ARTISIC MERRIT IN MY FAMILY!!!

    WOMEN WILL LOVE YOUR MASSIVE NEW GUN! IT’S BIG, IT’S HARD AND IT NEVER FAILS IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT WHEN YOU REALLY NEED TO PERFORM BUT THE PILLS YOU TOOK AN HOUR AGO DON’T SEEM TO BE WORKING AND MY WIFE SAYS THAT IT’S OK IT HAPPENS TO EVERyone, then I die a little inside…

    ..what?...oh… -ahem-… POWER HAVOC TEARING HOLES IN THE ASS OF MY ENEMIES WITH LASER GUIDED CHAOS!!!!

    The "Mine's bigger" landmine.

    Lay this mine where you know a group of enemies will pass and when they do it will release a cloud of special gas.
    This gas will cause them to try and prove who is the baddest by pulling out subsequently bigger and better guns from seemingly no-where, cartoon showdown style.
    Once the mine detects a winner it will explode, killing them all and leaving a selection of shiny hardware for your amusement.

    "The Catch and Receive"

    Team Killers got you down? The Catch and Receive will automatically draw bullets into it using its patented "YouSuck" technology, and through the implentation of physics unknown, send them flying back at 'enemies' with a blast from the "BlowMe" nozzle!

    The towel: you can dry off with it, eat off it, sleep on it, sleep under it, and still flick enemies on the ass with it if it still seems clean enough.

    "The Daxer"

    Fires an invisible beam around your enemies pants forcing them down around there ankles.

    * 50% chance your enemy will try and run in fear and fall flat on there face
    * 100% chance of Embarrassment - not a stat but watch as other enemies stop what they are doing to point and laugh.
    * Works on pants wearing humanoids only

    Baddie Blaster

    Looking very similar to a backpack vaccuum cleaner, this weapon sucks up enemies (much like Kirby) and stores them in your backpack container. Much like the TARDIS however, an infinite amount of people can be stored within.
    Once collected, a person can then be fired at another person or object, or if you've collected quite a few people, you can fire them off very quickly one after the another and bombard an area with bodies, create cover with your victims or simply snipe someone with a sniper.

    The Elite Beat Gun

    Trying to shoot with this gun you realise it has no effect crying out HELP! will bring call to three overly dressed dancing men to dance your way through the masses

    The Bleszinskinator - it's extremely huge, has multiple serrated edges, excretes venom, shoots lasers, has a mini-nuke launcher attached, and speaks with a gravelly voice that spontaneously screams nothing but "F**k yeah".

    The "Blind-Fire"

    Less weapon and more act of God, the Blind-Fire redefines what we know as spray and pray. It consists of a full body suit of Kevlar armour with the unique addition of a Claymore mine strapped to the front and back of the vest. Pesky bandits got you surrounded? No worries! Just pull the strings, aim away from face and go collect your loot from the ball bearing riddled corpses.

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