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.

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

* 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 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, Tuesday's lucky winner is...

"Reaver" and a little thing he's flogging off in the Fyrestone Trading Post.

The Blue Phoenix

My blue 1985 Mazda 323 hatch is the weapon of choice. It has many features that make it the perfect post apocalyptic companion.

Able to reach speeds of close to 100km per hour*, making it a decent battering ram/person plow.

It has ample storage space for various weapons and loot that would inevitably needs to be collected in Pandoras barren hostile landscape. Or alternatively bring your friends and experience the adventure of the struggle for survival together in its 4 intact seats.

Doubles as a shelter from various dust storms/snow storms/acid rain storms/zombie hordes that one might come across.

Can run on all kinds of combustible liquids no matter how crude and unrefined.

Most importantly when it is prevented from functioning due to technical issues, a little love and care and some consultation with the owners manual will lead to its resurrection. (This has been tested on numerous occasions under many conditions, hence the name Blue Phoenix)

only $3000 (ono) Ask for Reaver Shed #3 Fyrestone

*(downhill slope and tail wind may be required to reach said speeds)

Honourable mentions to Dominic Harman, Doug Spann, James and jimmy.

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    Lol nice one..

    here's todays for me:
    P.C.F.C. Mk 1 (Pop Culture Fad Cannon)

    The PCFC is a specially designed instrument of death that emits a high powered beam of energy that literally flays the flesh (or steel exoskeleton) off the bones (or circuits) of, and only of, Pop Culture icons and fads.
    It works via sensors that detect an air of arrogance and self worth that generally surrounds all Pop Culture alumni. A pop culture “aura” if you will. It then locks in and triggers a reaction that causes instantaneous death to the intended target. By instantaneous I mean slow and excruciating.
    Such advanced technology renders the ray harmless to regular or less popular individuals, as they don’t emit the same ‘aura’ pattern, mainly due to their crushed spirits and willingness to die anyway lest they suffer another day of mediocrity. Therefore the ray would have no effect on you or me or the cast of gladiators.

    However, the sheer amount of things and people it will disintegrate is far more impressive, and lets face it, most of the enemies you come across in games/life are already some form of nazi-robot-ninja-pirate-zombie anyway. All massive Pop Culture exploitables! This list includes:
    Nazis, ninjas, pirates, zombies, robots, teenage mutant ninja turtles, Mr. T, E.T, Booker T, Ice T, Vanilla Ice, Mario, Sonic, Rick Astley, Rick Moranis, David Bowie, Yo-Yos, Pogs (tazo to us Aussies), Furbie, Transformers, Godzilla, Mothra, Devo, Queen, Gary Coleman, Alf and the entire cast of south park just to name but a few.

    Also, while most people dismiss this as a ugly rumour, it’s also the only gun in the known universe that Chuck Norris actively fears.

      The Portable Pay Wall Cube of Oblivion.

      From acclaimed philanthropist and new-media guru Rupert Murdoch comes the cube that fits in your backpack AND fills your wallet!

      Simply throw the area-affect PPWCO0 (Pee-Pee-Wah-Coo!) towards your intended target and viola! They will be shrouded in digitially enhanced restriction net that prevents them from interacting with the current world...unless they pay your preset subscription fee!

      Featuring the International Red Cross Tick of Human Rights Approval, the target will simply remain in a state of nano-particle induced confusion as they try to navigate their way through a series of annoying subscription forms and spam filters in a bid to get back to the 'main article' - you.

      In the meantime you can happily go about your own business, be it emptying the trash (!) or like many modern Post Apocalyptic adults, relaxing on a comfortable banana lounge.

      Worried you have a high roller on your hands? Why not try PPWCOO Platinum!

      - erect multiple paywalls around your enemies!
      - includes pop up ads and 'Link Disorientation' for even more wallet stuffing!

      Protect your most valuable live content - you - with the PPWCOO!

      My weapon of choice?

      A sturdy pair of knife-boots. Ever tried walking in a hot desert without shoes? The heat is blistering. If you did it for any length of time, you'd end up with rotting burnt up stumps. Pretty useless for walking.

      Now, what if an enemy gets too close? Shooting him can be problematic if your gun is too large, Especially when he has a knife or some other implement (Barbeque fork, wet fish, a pillow etc). I've solved this problem by having a spring loaded blade hidden in the sole of the boots. Push a button with your toe and presto! A knife stick out the end of your boot! If you're caught at camp with your shoes off, you could even jam your hand in there and pretend to be Edward Boot-Hands. Great for walking on your hands if you're into that kind of thing.

      Explosive shoe lace sold seperately.

    A Johnny Cage gun.

    It's a gun that shoots Johnny Cages.

    The Double-Barreled Shotgun Katana

    Got enemies lining up in front of you to take a meal or twenty? No problem! Stab the first enemy, then watch the tip of the katana blast off in a flash of light and kill the rest. Satisfaction guaranteed.

    "The Colonel Sanders"

    Using the Colonels 11 herbs and spices, the weapon appley named "The Colonel Sanders" will deliver a devastating 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 :)

    Heaven's Drill.

    It's a gun with a spiral drill! (google gurren lagann) hold the trigger and the drill spins round and round and round and round and round some more, gradually getting bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger until it becomes the biggest badass drill that will splatter all your enemies and can destroy the entire world if you want it to. Rumor has it if you point it up in the air for long enough... it will even pierce the heavens.

    The Microwave Nachos

    Easily found at any late night service station, the Microwave Nachos look innocent enough, but when heated they become a terrifying weapon.

    Laid down like a landmine, those poor enough to be lured in by the Nachos' alluring and noxious scent will be assaulted with a great number of ailments.

    The lava-like imitation-cheese burns the victims fingers, mouth and throat while the dry and stale chips cut and scratch savagely at the victim's insides until he or she can either put down the punishingly tasty snack or (god forbid) finish it completely.

    The victim is left demoralized with a self-loathing sense of 'Why the hell did I eat that?' after which the bochelism sets in, bringing about a slow and painful death.

    The Microwave Nachos also comes with two alt-fire modes; sour cream and guacamole.

    The Designator
    this little bueaty is just like it sounds - a laser designator. Specialy formulated for Co-op this device can be used by the team's best marksman to paint targets. While it dosn't doo any damage directly it means that any bullets fired by up to three allies will go exactly where it's pointing! great when playing with complete noobs!*

    * use by n00bs may result in being kicked from game for making everyone miss constantly.

    a revolver with a 6x12 scope a laser sight that locks onto the enemy and it shoots mini nukes the size of a penci

    The “Panicake”

    Primary Fire: Pan cakes

    Secondary Fire: syrup

    basically you’ll wanna hit your target with couple of primary shots in the face so they can’t see then secondary the hell out of the ground in front of them, they’ll slip like granny in the shower…. “I’ve had a bit of a tumble” they will cry.

    "Fender Strato-Rifle"

    A primary weapon shaped like a guitar, light and versatile for most combat situations.

    Primary Fire: This weapon shoots electrified munitions at incredible speeds; based on rail technology each round can penetrate the sturdiest of armours.

    While firing, the gun will play Cliffs of Dover, causing 4 minute stun damage as the enemy basks in the awesomeness of Eric Johnson.

    Alt Fire: This weapon has a bottom mounted flechette launcher known as the Solo Shredder. Activated by what resembles a whammy bar, the Solo Shredder will slice and dice any living thing within close proximity.

    The Big Red Button

    This will not make it into the final game as there is quite a bit of resentment in the Borderlands community about it being the weapon that got them into this mess in the first place.

    Alright, I'll give this a shot!
    C.O.L.D System

    The C.O.L.D system is now available for personal use! Due to recent societal breakdown and global inability to police companies - our system is now available to (high-paying) consumers!

    The Considerably Overpowered Light Directing system allows you to simply indicate your target on our easy to use interface device and simply lay back while that target is incenerated by the redirectied and focused power of all-mighty sun! (Which, incidently, puts it in the category of 'Environmentally Friendly'. Want to remain carbon neutral while laying waste to enemies? C.O.L.D is for you!)

    By slipping large amounts of fluid funds to certain underpaid governmental organisations of yesterday, our company was able to integrate a weapon capable of unlimited destruction into a certain space station! Under the guise of a very large toaster, the weapon remained in hiding until it could be fully utilised in the wasteland of today!

    So why wait? You could be devastating enemies, their families or even unsuspecting elderly in true Hollywood style today!

    WD-40 cannon:

    Nothing unrusts jammed weapons and vehicles than this baby. For ideal use, please shake 203 times before applying.Perfect for post-apocalyptic and barren conditions.
    Can also be used to spray in the eyes of enemies for a quick dash with their loot !

    "Flannelet launcher"

    When fired wraps all enemies up in a flannelet shirt, which instantly attracts a crowd of Bogans, who proceed to kill the unfortunate victim with loud AC/DC music and empty bottles of JB & Coke.

    Has a convenient secondary fire mode which launches a FORD flag at the enemy and attracts angry HOLDEN supporters who bombard the assailant with various pieces of merchandise and full cans of VB.

    The Atkinson:

    If you hit them with this bad boy, you won't blow off any limbs or spill a drop of blood, because the body will disintegrate before it hits the ground.

    Positive Modifiers include a +3 to Appeal Process, so MAYBE one day the body will reappear in pieces, but by then you will have moved on.

    There are no negative modifiers because that may affect the Vulnerable Adults class.

    The Space Maker

    A serious problem of wandering the borderlands collecting loot is the sheer amount of useless loot you will pick up, leading to inevitable downtime sorting through your inventory.

    No Longer!

    The Space maker combines a handy portable trash compactor and a extremely oversized blunderbuss.

    Using whatever you decide to put into it, from vendor trash to crappy guns to the ninja looted epic item you need to get rid of quickly, the Space maker quickly turns the garbage you don't want into a hailstorm of recycled death your enemies fear!

    Gun? I don't need no stinking gun I am da Reaper baby.
    Oh them.
    On second thoughts gimme the BFG thanks. You don't have one??
    Ok, how do i get outa this dump?

    the inverter

    based of transporter technology that went horrible wrong. it turns the target inside out just giving the target enough time to see what the back off his head looks like before his brain hits the floor, also very handy for peeling oranges and other citrus fruit.

    The Mini Norris

    What else do you need to survive the waste lands than your very own Mini "Chuck Norris"

    Measuring in at a compact 3"2, this Mini Norris is ultra portable and functions just like the real thing!

    Fact: The Mini Norris boasts an impressive 88 Kazillion ways to cause Harm and/or Death

    Fact: There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.

    Fact: Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.

    For a limited time only you will also receive a copy of the best seller Against All Odds by Chuck Norris as well as your very own Chuck Norris starter beard (availible in mens and womens sizes).

    Call now and for 10 easy payments of $99.95 all this could be yours.

    Chuck Norris is GOD!


    Are you tired of fighting the seemingly endless waves of bloodthirsty adversaries bent on your destruction, leaving little time for joy in your life?

    Then the Gell-o-gun is perfect weapon for you!

    The Gell-o-gun:
    A revolutionary device with a sophisticatedly simple intention, to alter the targets limbs into a gelatinous form. Followed by the ensuing hilarity of birds falling out of the sky, raiders biting the dust and watch as that giant scrag that has been pissing you off, goes arse over tit.

    Be one of the first hundred callers and we will throw in a special jelly adaptor: that when attached converts the residue left from firing into a delectable jelly with a flavour of your choice.

    Pay by credit card and we'll also send you a second Gell-o-gun. You heard right we'll send you not one but TWO Gell-o-guns all for the low, low price of a single Gell-o-gun.

    Be the envy of all your friends - call now!

    iGun 2.0

    A lighter less powerful version of the M240B machine gun, this machine gun was designed and put into production after many soldiers (who were rumored to wear skirts) complained the original M240B was too powerful for them to handle.

    The name originated from a Sgt S.Dimwit after winning a competition set by the U.S Army in 2009 to come up with a name for the new gun.

    In 2010 a court battle erupted between the U.S Army and the then popular Apple company over the name of the Gun.
    In 2012 the two companies came to a settlement and it was agreed that a joint production of the iGun would benefit both sides.

    The iGun 2.0 now comes in 5 fantastic colors with built in MP3 player and camera.

    "The Rhonda Burchmore"

    Why attempt to kill your misshapen, petroleum coveting enemies, when you can have them kill themselves!

    Announcing our new short to medium range annoyance system "The Rhonda Burchmore". Just let her out of the specifically designed (and easily transported) cage and Ronda will do the rest! Your enemies will rush to end their lives when they lay eyes on that 60 year old carcass attempting to shimmy around. Best of all, if the dancing doesn't get them, then the singing will! We don't know about you, but hearing "Hey Big Spender" sung 700 times in a row would make us consider the after life.

    The Rhonda Burchmore - all the pro's of a redheaded step child, in a conveniently transported and released package.

    The Honourable Mention Gun – While certainly not the best gun to be found in the wastes, it packs a fair punch and makes you proud to have it. Sure, occasionally you will stare at it in minor shame knowing that it isn’t the best gun out there, but in moments such as these it is just important to pat yourself on the back and recognise the fact that you still have a quality gun. Key features of this gun include its encouragement to find a better gun and its random selection of songs that will play at various moments including “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” and “I Can See Clearly Now.”

    The Voice

    Emits the soothing, sultry sounds of John Farnham's "The Voice" at an extremely high pitch and frequency.

    When fired at enemies, they will become disorientated and believe you have retreated. Once they drop there guard, you are able make a "comeback tour" on their face.

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