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This Week in Raptr: Borderlands 2, Capture the Raptr, Extra Life, Community Highlights

Welcome to This Week in Raptr, your weekly summary of upcoming community events and top discussions happening on!

A cavalcade of Borderlands 2: Theme and Caption Contests, reviews

Have you heard of this Borderlands 2 game, because it’s kind of a big deal. Not only was it the most played game on Raptr last week, but the community on Raptr is hopping as well (definitely a good place to find out about upcoming Gold Key giveaways).

We’ve got a Borderlands 2 Theme Contest going on right now — we’re on the lookout for a Vault Hunter with the powers to design a new Borderlands 2 Raptr theme. Enter for a chance to win a Borderlands 2 Season Pass by submitting your design for a new Raptr theme!

And we’ve also got a Borderlands 2 Caption Contest launching very soon, but like any good challenge, this week’s contest comes with a twist. We’re taking a page from Zer0 and entries must be in haiku form! We’ll update this spot with the link shortly.

Finally, still not convinced that Borderlands 2 is the game for you? Check out what some Raptr users have to say about the wubbable game:

Afreakinfork believes that “after about a week of owning this game I find it safe to say that it’s a masterpiece that upped its game in every way from Borderlands 1.”

Deathsquishy thinks Borderlands 2 is “…quite possibly one of the funnest games of the year.”

PC gamer richimusprime has this to say: “This game has jumped to the TOP of my favorite games of all time!!! AMAZING!!!!!” That’s a lot of exclamation points.

Share your thoughts and pen a review now.

Raptr Q&As:  Offensive Combat
Last week, we had Offensive Combat and U4iA Games co-founders Dusty Welch and Chris Archer as well as lead designer Michael Schorr and community/narrative guy Jeremy Dunham, answering your most offensive questions! OK, maybe not too offensive, but they did give insight on the possibility of infants as weapons, testicular fortitude, and the many challenges of creating a fun and unique browser-based game. For a recap, read about it here.

Coming soon to Raptr Q&As, get some time with developers from TERA, Battlestar Galactica Online, and EVE Online.

Capture the Raptr: Dark Knight edition

Na na na na Raptr! Check out this dynamic duo from Sh4d0w5h1ft3r on our Capture the Raptr page. If you’d like to adopt your very own Raptrang, erm, dino, fill out an application here.

Raptr Rewards: Digistor terabyte hard drive
The goodies just don’t stop! Be sure to check out our latest Raptr Reward featuring Digistor’s $90 discount off their terabyte hard drives for the PS3 or Xbox 360, kicking off on Tuesday!

Support Extra Life
Video game deal site of record Cheap Ass Gamer is participating in this year’s Extra Life Charity Campaign to help children in need. Raptr, along with Naughty Dog, NIS America, and Valve are supporting CAG to reach their goals. Donate today and help to raise funds for children in need. Do it!
Community Highlights

Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Games by AnalogAddiction
After 20 years of service, Epic Games’ design director, Cliff Bleszinski, is hanging up his Lancer. We bid adieu to the man who helped create the Unreal and Gears of War series. Good luck, Cliffy B!

One Multiplayer Game and That’s It! by robotdickens
robotdickens begs the question, why can’t franchises simply have ONE multiplayer game that’s the best of the best? If only we lived in a perfect world. Share your opinions and read what others have to say about this fabled utopian gaming society.

Are You a Builder, Miner, Redstone Junkie, or a Combination of the Three? by IndoGamer
Personally, in Minecraft, I’m a miner rather than a builder. What can I say? I love punching dirt. What role do you play in this creative game?

Raptr Channel Now Open by Klaive0
Space, the final frontier. Join fellow Raptrs in this new Star Trek Online chat channel created by user, Klaive0.

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