Details for New Borderlands DLC


The next dose of Borderlands DLC seems to have a definite Mad Max flavour. Heavily inspired by the Thunderdome Arena, the add-on is being released under a tongue-in-cheek title — Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot.

The arena is run by Moxxi who is *ahem*… mad. In this arena, players will face wave after wave of enemies in a manner similar to “Horde” from Gears of War 2. There is also an added twist with Moxxi shouting various phrases that will alter the gameplay. For example after announcing “Vampire rule”, the player’s health will slowly drain, being replenished with each kill. The command “Shotgun challenge” will increase the damage delivered by shotguns with all other weapons being temporarily weakened.

The underdome will be split into three Riot Mode arenas. Each of these will have both a small and a big tournament. The expansion will also add a new bank feature, allowing extra storage, and the ability to earn an extra two skill points as quest rewards.

In an interview with MTV Multiplayer designer, Jon Hemmingway, said the following:

“There’s a small tournament and a big tournament. The small tournament takes probably about an hour, and most people will be able to get through that. The big tournament…one of the things people have been asking for is for something that challenges them, and that’s what the big tournament is. I think the last time I went through it, it took me six hours to get through a big tournament.”

The DLC will be available on 36o December 29 and PS3 on January 7. It will be priced at 800 Microsoft Points or $10 (£6.80).

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Contract Notice: Army Contracting Command Seeks Utilities, Housekeeping Services (South Carolina)

US Fed News Service, Including US State News July 31, 2010 FORT JACKSON, S.

C., July 31 — The U.

S. Army Contracting Command said it was soliciting utilities and housekeeping services. website fort jackson sc web site fort jackson sc

The NAICS code for this requirement is 561720. This acquisition is a hubzone set aside.

All responses are due by Aug. 11.

The solicitation (No. W912C6-10-T-0059) was posted on July 30 and is available at: For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at For more information: Faye Jackson, 803-751-9190 at U.S. Army Contracting Command, USAR Contracting Center – South (Jackson), 4340 Magruder Avenue, 1st Floor, Fort Jackson, SC 29207.


US Fed News Service, Including US State News January 10, 2008 Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News:

The U.S. Army announced that Rosetta Stone Inc., the creator of the computer-based language immersion program Rosetta Stone, developed a new version of Arabic for the U.S. Army with a military focus that includes 123 military terms and an emphasis on military language tasks such as talking with civilians at a vehicle checkpoint, reacting to an improvised explosive device (IED) attack, and training allied Soldiers. The new Arabic Military version, available online exclusively, was released via Army e-Learning on the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) in November 2007.

Rosetta Stone on-demand foreign language training is available at no cost to all active Army, National Guard, Reservist and Department of the Army Civilian personnel worldwide, through Army e-Learning. Army e-Learning is the latest component of the Army’s Distributed Learning System, a product under the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems.

Providing Fast, Critical Access to Foreign-Language Instruction Units preparing to deploy across the globe, especially in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), are using Army e-Learning for pre-deployment training, including foreignlanguage instruction. Courses in Arabic, Farsi and Pashto are not only making measurable differences in basic communication skills, but may also aid in intelligence gathering capabilities related to the Global War on Terror. go to web site army e learning

The Army has realized success integrating Rosetta Stone into Army e-Learning. Available since November 2005, 115,000 Soldiers have spent 600,000 hours studying Rosetta Stone’s 30 languages. In just the three OIF and OEF related languages (Arabic, Farsi, and Pashto), Soldiers have completed 90,000 hours of language training.

In May 2007 the Army expanded Rosetta Stone options to include a network version for a single language for units deployed to locations with unreliable internet access that could be loaded on the unit’s computers. Twenty units in Iraq and Afghanistan have requested licenses for 300 such computers. The Army also provides access to Rosetta Stone language training to both Army and non-Army students at all Army schools that include language training as part of the curriculum.

“I have been using the Rosetta Stone program to teach myself Arabic for the last month. I have studied Arabic off and on for the last year, but it has been very difficult to make much progress with no teacher and no real guidance.

The Rosetta Stone program provided me with both,” said Pfc. James L. Tollefson. “I believe every platoon in the Global War on Terror needs at least one individual with the language skills to communicate with local allies and the indigenous populations. I intend to be that person by the time my company deploys to Iraq.”