Hello, traveller! We have nuptials for you on the Fyrestone Bounty Board! This is a video Borderlands studio Gearbox made for superfan Ben, to help him propose to his Borderlands-superfan girlfriend Tora, and it is outstanding.
Ben reached out to Gearbox a while back, mentioning that when he and Tora first started dating, he had to give her “the gamer talk”, in which he explained his hobby and the fact it might make him incommunicative and emotionally unavailable for hours at a time. Tora’s response: “I love Borderlands! Let’s play!”
Since then, the happy couple has co-op’ed the campaign from start to finish on both playthroughs, plus the DLC. Borderlands “easily made that awkward starting out stage of any relationship go extremely smooth,” Ben wrote. So when decided he’d propose, he asked Gearbox if, on the off chance, he could get some help from the potty-mouthed Borderlands robot Claptrap in doing the job.
That video, which took Gearbox a week to make and is being shown here exclusively, is the studio’s answer. We haven’t yet heard Tora’s but we’ve reached out to Ben to get a full after action report. We wish the couple all the best and congratulate Gearbox for this five-star piece of fan service. It’s, uh, getting a little dusty in here.