Borderlands 2 Now at The Mac App Store, And 25% Off for the Holidays

Borderlands 2 Now at The Mac App Store, And 25% Off for the Holidays

We’re guessing that’s Pyro Pete from the new Mr. Torque’s Campaign of Carnage DLC.

Borderlands 2 from Aspyr is now available to download at the Mac App Store, almost exactly a month after it debuted on Steam — and there’s good news and bad news.

Steam is great, but it’s nice to see a game show up at the Mac App Store — especially if that game is the most anticipated Mac release of the year (or second-most anticipated, if you count Call of Duty: Black Ops).

Unfortunately, for now the App Store version of the game is without the franchise’s signature co-op multiplayer mode (it’s already available with the Steam version). Aspyr says you’ll have to wait till an update early next year before the multiplayer gets added.

In the meantime, besides slashing the price 25 percent (to $45), they’ve tried to make the App Store version a little more enticing with the addition of an exclusive pack of character skins and heads.

If you’ve already snagged Borderlands 2 on Steam, the new DLC, Mr. Torque’s Campaign of Carnage, has just popped up on Steam for $10

As a reminder, here are the specs for Borderlands 2:

  • Operating System: 10.7.5 (Lion), 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
  • CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
  • CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 13 GB
  • Video Card – ATI: Radeon HD 2600
  • Video Card – NVidia: Geforce 8800
  • Video Memory (VRam) : 256 MB
  • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
  • jpadhiyar

    COD was kind of a setback to the whole franchise this year. I guess that puts Borderlands at a strategic point to overtake it in terms of popularity in 2012/13. And the price cut sure adds some credit to the marketing folks.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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