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[DTOID] Gearbox to honor late fan as an NPC in Borderlands 2

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This morning, we received an email from a Destructoid fan named Carlo who shared a story about his late friend Michael John Mamaril. Last month, Michael passed away due to cancer at the young age of 22. Both were huge Borderlands fans, so Carlo thought a great way to honor his buddy's memory would be to shoot Gearbox Software an email asking for a short eulogy to be read by the game's smart-mouthed robot mascot Claptrap. Not only did Gearbox comply with the request, it also promised to insert Michael into the upcoming Borderlands 2 as an NPC.
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This was a very emotional thing to listen too. I really appreciate Gear Box for doing this.
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Very nice of them to do this.
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These moments make me proud to be a gamer

really nice gesture by the friend and gearbox as well
    
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This makes me smile.
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Money! It's all just for MONEY!!!

Oh, sorry... I have trouble controlling my jaded side.

In all seriousness tho; very cool stuff. Being immortalized in something you love would be pretty amazing.
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+1 to gearbox. you know you take your job as a game developer seriously when someone reaches out to you for a small token and you give them a huge gift.
    
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this is awesome
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Now that's a company that actually listens to it's customers.
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