Gearbox Honors Fan Who Passed Away by Making him an NPC in Borderlands 2

Posted Mon Nov 7, 2011 at 06:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

Once again the company goes far out of its way to help out a fan.

Last month, a young man - just 22 - named Michael John Mamaril was taken from his friends and family by cancer. He and his friend Carlo were incredibly big Borderlands fans and Carlo wanted to find a special way to pay tribute to his friend, so he wrote to Gearbox to see what they could do.

In response, Gearbox sent a touching eulogy voiced by the game's smartass mascot CL4P-TP, otherwise known as Claptrap. In addition, they're going to help Michael live on in memory by making him an NPC in the upcoming 'Borderlands 2.'

Whether you're a fan of Gearbox's games or not, there's something to be said for a company that is routinely going out of its way to help out fans and do something sweet. You may remember a similar moment from the company when they made a video to help a fan propose to his girlfriend.

Source: Destructoid

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