by Murray Lewis
Borderlands rises from the dead
When GameSpy shut down, it dragged quite a long list of games down with it. Shooters, strategies, or role-players - the casualties were everywhere.
One such victim was co-op grindfest Borderlands, which was unfortunate since multiplayer was arguably the entire point. But you can't keep a good game down for long, it seems; a patch has now gone live which restores internet play, completely replacing GameSpy with the popular Steamworks system. This is in addition to a patch released a few weeks ago which stripped the last remnants of the nasty SecuROM DRM from the 2009 title and its DLC.
Along with multiplayer that actually works, the newest patch also adds integration with Steam's friends list, so you can easily invite your buddies to lay waste to Pandora all over again.