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This is a discussion on Gearbox's Fan Tribute within the General PS3 Discussion forum, part of the Everything PlayStation; Gearbox A 22 year-old Borderlands fan by the name of Michael John Mamaril tragically passed away last month after a ...

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    Gearbox's Fan Tribute

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    A 22 year-old Borderlands fan by the name of Michael John Mamaril tragically passed away last month after a lengthy battle with cancer. His friend Carlo recently reached out to Gearbox and asked if Claptrap would honor Mamaril's memory with a eulogy. Gearbox humbly obliged.
    Not only did Claptrap provide a truly touching eulogy, but Gearbox has also promised to further honor his memory by making him an NPC character in Borderlands 2.


    I don't know if this was posted anywhere else but I thought it would be cool to spread the word on this one.

    Major props to Gearbox for honouring and immortalizing a fan like they did, and on two separate occasions.

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    I really like that. Well done gearbox!

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    That's it... I'm getting Borderlands 2... plus giving Borderlands 1 another whirl.




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    Quote Originally Posted by gyrocop View Post
    That's it... I'm getting Borderlands 2... plus giving Borderlands 1 another whirl.
    You should definitely get Borderlands 2, it will be one of the best games this year!

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    Why gearbox is a almost-valve-tier company.

    hell they could of been part of valve back when they made expansions for half life 1 (thats the first thing they did, gearbox even made the partnership a gameplay feature) , but they were turned down for turtle rock (who became Valve south made Left 4 Dead, some CS:S Maps, Counter Strike:Condition Zero, Counter Strike Bots AI, then left valve and got with THQ.)



    wonder if borderlands would of even been made if Valve bought gearbox instead of turtle rock. If it did it would of made the source engine amazing.

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    This isn't the first time Gearbox has done fan tribute. Last year they helped a guy propose to his girlfriend with Claptrap.

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    It's great to know some companies aren't just in it for the money and truly care about their fans.

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    thats why i love gearbox
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    Just wonderful to see,still scrimping every penny i can to ensure i have my copy of Borderlands 2 this week!

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    here's the eulogy for the guy

    Plus i'm sure i've read this one here somewhere before but its such a good thing for gearbox to do its worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Alchemist View Post
    here's the eulogy for the guy
    that was chill...

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    This news makes me nostalgic.

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    It's very nice that they took the time to do this but how many times have they had a request like this and its went unanswered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fubigs View Post
    This isn't the first time Gearbox has done fan tribute. Last year they helped a guy propose to his girlfriend with Claptrap.

    Here.

    It's great to know some companies aren't just in it for the money and truly care about their fans.
    That was too funny!!!

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    Pretty cool of Gearbox to do that. Wonder if I'll find him in-game tomorrow?
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    I read about this earlier. Never played the original, and far as I know I have never played any of their other games, but this is such a show of respect from a company, I'd love to see more of this in the world. Good on you, Gearbox.
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    Good guy Gearbox , it was nice of them to do this. Can't wait for their awesome game to come out tommorow.

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    That's one of the most, if not the most, coolest fan tribute. I wish more companies did stuff like that.

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    That goes to show that Gearbox really does appreciate thier fans. It was really nice of them to take the time to honor someone that they didn't even know.

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    Well done Gearbox - we're all proud of you.

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    ..And who was it that said most game companies don't care about their fans? That was really cool of them to do something like this, if they were members I'd give 'em +rep


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