aka Brett Bates

  • I live in San Francisco
  • I was born on March 26
  • My occupation is Senior Manager, Games Programming @ Wikia
  • Bio Brett Bates is a staff writer at Fandom. He's been in the video game industry for eight years as a writer and as a developer for companies like BioWare, Rumble, EGM, and Bitmob. According to his business card, he's a fan of indie games, crime comics, and boxer dogs.
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    Fandom Fan Contributor Eric Fuchs attended this year's PAX East in Boston, covering the convention and posting a ton of great articles. While there, he was able to interview Battleborn creative director Randy Varnell. We've reprinted the interview below.

    Eric Fuchs: Can you describe Battleborn for us? What are you trying to accomplish with this game?

    Randy Varnell: Let me explain Battleborn by going back to Borderlands. When we made Borderlands, we wanted to really mix up the first person shooter genre. Borderlands was a shooter and an RPG mixed together, something strange popped out, and people liked it.

    When we came to Battleborn we wanted to take the same kind of thought process but add a different mix to the stew. We really wanted to come…

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